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I really like max keyboards' nighthawk series. It's my first mechanical keyboard, but it has everything I was looking for in one. It's backlit (they have more color choices now) and has costar stabilizers (cherry stabilizers have a really mushy space bar).

Also if this is your first mechanical keyboard, you'd probably want to try out the different switches before you spend big on one. Max keyboards happens to be the first company I've seen to offer a kit to sample the various different switches. It's a genius idea and definitely worthwhile to play with if you're considering the mechanical route.

Here is the link: http://www.maxkeyboard.com/max-keyboard-keycap-cherry-mx-switch-o-ring-sampler-kit.html
Edited by poetik - 11/30/12 at 1:23pm
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I would say at present, my only complaint with Razer is their sudden push for Green (and ONLY Green) lighting. For individuals with a solid collection of Razer accessories and a desktop designed around blue glow, to suddenly ONLY have green options is quite obnoxious.

I mean I have a Mamba 2012 with it's variable LED, they HAVE the technology... why can't their other high end items follow suit??

/rant.
Edited by Zyrael - 11/30/12 at 7:43pm
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I would say at present, my only complaint with Razer is their sudden push for Green (and ONLY Green) lighting. For individuals with a solid collection of Razer accessories and a desktop designed around blue glow, to suddenly ONLY have green options is quite obnoxious.
I mean I have a Razer 2012 with it's variable LED, they HAVE the technology... why can't their other high end items follow suit??
/rant.

Make that monaaaay mang.
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steelseries g6v2 red edition ( red switches and red backlight)

It's actually red plate not red backlit, this one is non-backlit model.
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I mean I have a Razer 2012 with it's variable LED, they HAVE the technology... why can't their other high end items follow suit??

Uh with current technology they an only able to fit 2 wire LED into the hold on cherry switch. Which limits it to 1 color. Multi-color LED need 3 wire.

Though I've seen a Korean keyboard with multi-color LED rencently so maybe they found a way to fit 3 wire LED onto those holes. Hopefully in the future they'll come up with something soon lol.
Edited by Hyde00 - 11/30/12 at 5:52pm
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That is a really good idea to let people decide colours or blends of colours.

That would solve a lot of problems and be pretty neat.
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I mean Razer has this:
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-anansi

But I can't go back to non-mechanical. It bothers me a little that the Nostromo isn't mechanical.

Edit from earlier: Razer MAMBA* 2012:
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-mamba

I didn't know that about the limitation of cherry switches. But there's NO reason they can't do it with more of their mice, such as the Deathadder.
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But I can't go back to non-mechanical. It bothers me a little that the Nostromo isn't mechanical.

You can always MAKE the Nostromo mechanical.

http://imgur.com/a/tQow7#0
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You can always MAKE the Nostromo mechanical.
http://imgur.com/a/tQow7#0

OH MY GOD.

DO WANT SO HARD.

Do you do custom work? I would pay many monies to have my N52 converted to MX blacks.
 
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I went with a Ducky Shine II in the end. I'd have considered the Razer, but I think the number of negative comments and the weird script put me off.
    
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You can always MAKE the Nostromo mechanical.
http://imgur.com/a/tQow7#0

Very nice work. Reminds me of the Sega Saturn to Xbox 360 conversion controller of mine. Finally I can play Ultimate MVC3 and have it feel like Children of the Atom.

I might consider picking up a second Nostromo when Woot inevitably puts em back up on sale. That way I can order a bunch of brown switches and having something to play with on my workbench.

P.S. I do much prefer the Razer coloration to Belkin's
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