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Hey there,

I have had this on-going dilemma with keyboards. First I had a K90, which was great, but I returned it due to a small shift. I have then taken a CM Storm Trigger (Cherry MX black), but after couple of days I am having some issues with typing.

The thing is that I am not sure which keyboards have large or small shifts ( I prefer large shifts). So, here is the shop I will be buying from: www.alza.sk. Also, I cannot get a Ducky or Filco keyboard.
On the top right corner there is a search tool, or you can just tell me the keyboard. I will mostly do typing and gaming.

Thanks in advance,

A.T.
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From the site you are going to purchase from, any variation of the razer blackwidow would be good. i believe they are mx-blue switches thumb.gif

i could be wrong, and anyone could correct me.
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The product number for the Black widow Ultimate: RZ03-00380100-R3M1 is that large or small shift? At newegg the US layout keyboard ends with R3U1. Anyone who has this keyboard, could they confirm?

Oh and, how are blues when gaming?
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That site you linked also sells CM Storm keyboards which are great quality and are priced good(at least here in the US). It looks like they sell both the full size and tenkeyless and also in a variety of switches, so that is definitely a solid option for you.

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Oh and, how are blues when gaming?
It really boils down to personal preference honestly. However, many people will tell you that they are not good for gaming.
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I currently have a CM Storm Trigger (Cherry MX Black), which I bought on Tuesday. They only sell Cherry MX Black CM storms, with the exception of one quickfire pro, which is cherry MX red.
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post #6 of 16
Thats too bad because the trigger and qfr are probably the best bets in terms to quality.

The pro is made my ione, same as razer, so quality wise they're probably the same. Don't be afraid to give TKL boards a try.
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TKL boards? What are they?
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TKL boards? What are they?
Tenkeyless, they lack the numpad.
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post #9 of 16
As you liked the K90 for typing but want a large shift key, check for other keyboards with the same Cherry Red switches. This one looks rather interesting...

http://www.alza.cz/EN/zalman-zm-k500-d384907.htm

Darn cheap, TKL, slim and MX Reds they are chinese knockoff apparently...
Edited by th3l4st0ne - 2/15/13 at 7:10pm
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That Zalman one looks way too cheap.

I am thinking about going with the Blackwidow Ultimate 2013. What are the differences between each of these: http://www.alza.sk/search.htm?exps=blackwidow

The ones with the light green: "Rozbalené - na sklade", just means that they are "second hand."

EDIT: Oh and can you turn off the backlight for each of the razer blackwidow keyboards?

EDIT 2: How much louder are cherry mx blues compared to blacks? I have been watching this video for comparison:

Is it a good comparison video?

EIDT 3: Is the razer blackwidow still good without a wrist rest? I kind of got used to the CM Storm Trigger + included wrist rest, which I will be returning on Monday. I took the wrist rest off and it feels very unnatural.
Edited by Atham - 2/16/13 at 1:05pm
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