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Hi folks,

My QPad MK85 bit the bullet over the weekend, and i've been told RMA could take up to a month.

I cannot live without a mechanical keyboard, typing this hurts my soul. hah

Well, I found a great deal on a Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 but I keep seeing snippets of warnings about the Synapse 2.0 software. (Practically half price from a couple of months ago)

Is there anything I need to be weary of when I get this keyboard?

Thanks
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409987,00.asp

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Blackwidow-Ultimate-Mechanical-RZ03-00381900-R3U1/product-reviews/B008U5ZNIG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLZlknPlEO0

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/input_devices/razer_blackwidow_ultimate_2013_edition_review/1

Read the negative reviews on amazon.
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I have the non-ultimate and have 0 issues what so ever. Blue switches.
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loving every bit of cherry mx blues...its a solid keyboard
u'll love it thumb.gif
     
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Isn't that Synapse 2.0 some form of spyware? And what is this about once you use it, you have to keep it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Hucksake View Post

Hi folks,

My QPad MK85 bit the bullet over the weekend, and i've been told RMA could take up to a month.

I cannot live without a mechanical keyboard, typing this hurts my soul. hah

Well, I found a great deal on a Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 but I keep seeing snippets of warnings about the Synapse 2.0 software. (Practically half price from a couple of months ago)

Is there anything I need to be weary of when I get this keyboard?

Thanks

Never had any issues with any of my razer products , go for it thumb.gif
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Cracking keyboard! I have the non ultimate, never had any trouble with it! Only advice i can give is don't use razers latest firmware for it as you cant downgrade if you dont like it! Do some research first.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Hucksake View Post

Hi folks,

My QPad MK85 bit the bullet over the weekend, and i've been told RMA could take up to a month.

I cannot live without a mechanical keyboard, typing this hurts my soul. hah

Well, I found a great deal on a Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 but I keep seeing snippets of warnings about the Synapse 2.0 software. (Practically half price from a couple of months ago)

Is there anything I need to be weary of when I get this keyboard?

Thanks

Never had any issues with any of my razer products , go for it thumb.gif

I have never had any issues with any of my Razer mice but as for keyboards I have had tons of issues. Letters that wear off in a matter of weeks/months, feet that break off too easily, and quirky lighting control.

I do not own the keyboard you are talking about. However, looking at the reviews it seems some people are having a very specific issue with the 2013 version.
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post #9 of 14
I had a BWU 2013 for a couple weeks but decided to return it. It's a nice board, but overpriced and not at the level of a Ducky, Deck or Filco IMO.
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I had a BWU 2013 for a couple weeks but decided to return it. It's a nice board, but overpriced and not at the level of a Ducky, Deck or Filco IMO.

It was £40 cheaper than the Ducky, they have a stock of US layouts to clear. (Im in the UK) heh
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