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post #11 of 16
Poll: Do you have trouble gaming on MX blues?

I don't really like gaming with my Blackwidow which features the MX Blue switch. Then again, I don't really like typing on it, either.

I would probably rather have a keyboard with a MX Black or MX Red switches. Sadly, I hear MX Black can cause finger fatigue, and MX Red is overly sensitive when it comes to typing...
post #12 of 16
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EDIT 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.

i would have to agree with you with not having a wrist/palm rest. i am using the OCN ducky keyboard and purchased a wrist/palm rest on the side. its more comfortable to use and natural.
post #13 of 16
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i would have to agree with you with not having a wrist/palm rest. i am using the OCN ducky keyboard and purchased a wrist/palm rest on the side. its more comfortable to use and natural.
Any recommendations for any wrist rests? Some well known brands so that I can at least get some sort of a wrist rest in my country (not to keen on paying before and then getting the product).
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post #14 of 16
i use the belkin wave rest that is made from gel and fairly easy to clean. not sure what you would prefer but i know some like a more firm rest or memory foam.
post #15 of 16
The problem in Europe is that many keyboard manufacturers produce and sell all sorts of layouts

There are specific layouts for a lot of countries, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish etc. Not only do these keyboards change the function and location of some keys, but they generally use the ISO layout. In addition, there is the "US-international" keyboard which, annoyingly, does not have the same layout everywhere (here in Holland, they are usually a strange US/ISO hybrid). And then finally, there is the standard US layout that is also commonly found and has an ANSI layout.

So we get this confusing combination of different types of layouts. And here is the funny thing. Here in Holland, despite the Dutch keyboard being available, and even a US-international Dutch/US hybrid being available.... most people actually prefer the ANSI layout, with the easier to reach backspace, left shift etc. At work, which is an international environment, the standard keyboards that we use are all US layout or are " international US" with ANSI layout. Some people bring their own if they do part of their writing in a language for which these layouts are inefficient.

When buying a keyboard this sometimes creates some confusion. Which is the actual version of the keyboard we will end up getting? Most good shops will list which layout the keyboard is. And if not, you can often find info on "localization" on the website of the manufacturer. You could also just send an e-mail to the customer service of the webshop or the manufacturer. Another option, is just to import. I bought a Filco, and while the keyboardcompany is in the UK. They have all sorts of layouts available and allowed me to purchase a US layout.
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The problem in Europe is that many keyboard manufacturers produce and sell all sorts of layouts

There are specific layouts for a lot of countries, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish etc. Not only do these keyboards change the function and location of some keys, but they generally use the ISO layout. In addition, there is the "US-international" keyboard which, annoyingly, does not have the same layout everywhere (here in Holland, they are usually a strange US/ISO hybrid). And then finally, there is the standard US layout that is also commonly found and has an ANSI layout.

So we get this confusing combination of different types of layouts. And here is the funny thing. Here in Holland, despite the Dutch keyboard being available, and even a US-international Dutch/US hybrid being available.... most people actually prefer the ANSI layout, with the easier to reach backspace, left shift etc. At work, which is an international environment, the standard keyboards that we use are all US layout or are " international US" with ANSI layout. Some people bring their own if they do part of their writing in a language for which these layouts are inefficient.

When buying a keyboard this sometimes creates some confusion. Which is the actual version of the keyboard we will end up getting? Most good shops will list which layout the keyboard is. And if not, you can often find info on "localization" on the website of the manufacturer. You could also just send an e-mail to the customer service of the webshop or the manufacturer. Another option, is just to import. I bought a Filco, and while the keyboardcompany is in the UK. They have all sorts of layouts available and allowed me to purchase a US layout.
My parents are not keen on buying online, and returning a product can be a real pain. In my country I get to test the product for 7 days and then I can return it for a full refund. It is something that would be more difficult to do when shipping something.
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[Intel] 520 120GB [WD] Green 1TB SATA II [SAMSUNG] SH-222BB [NOCTUA] NH-U12P-SE2 
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[MICROSOFT] Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit [ASUS] VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 [BENQ] A800  [CORSAIR] AX750 
CaseMouse
[NZXT] Switch 810 Microsoft Windows Optical Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 240 @ 3.0GHz [MSi] 785GM-E51 [MSi] AMD Integrated HD 4200 Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR3 Dual Channel @ 1064MHz 
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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 2 BENQ DVD DD DW1640 ATA Device IDE Windows Ultimate 64 Bit ASUS VH242 24" 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft USB Digital Media Keyboard (IntelliType) Eurocase 400 watt Eurocase Middle Tower 5425 (no case fans) Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical (IntelliPoint) 
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