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Hey all, just a question that's been poking at the back of my mind recently.

Do Razer Blackwidows (standard and ultimate and such) use less resistant springs in their switches?
I've played around with some in-store Blackwidows along with my friend's, and all their keys seems to require less actuation force than the ones on my Quickfire TK and Quickfire Rapid, despite all the keyboards being MX Blue.

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I also noticed that when I tried out the Blackwidow in store. Compared to my Quickfire Rapid, the Blackwidow is definitely lighter.
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So not all MX Blues are equal? I'm assuming this applies to MX Browns as well, then, since Cooler Master makes their MX Brown keyboards with higher activation forces than their MX Blues.

I regret not buying Razer (despite their reputation) frown.gif
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I am sure it all depends on the oem manufacturer. I, for one, cannot find what company makes razer keyboards. Do they make their own?
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I believe the OEM of BlackWidows is iOne, which also has its own line of mechanical keyboards.
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I am sure it all depends on the oem manufacturer. I, for one, cannot find what company makes razer keyboards. Do they make their own?
Aha! You knew who the OEM was, subliminally!
Edited by GuardianDuo - 4/2/13 at 8:31pm
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I don't like blues. But then I tried a Blackwidow. And they're blues, they say CHERRY MX on em, but DEFINITELY lighter. They're perfect for me in all my work/school/gaming applications.
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Thats really strange, i would not think that any manufacturer would go to the effort of swapping out springs on each switch. Could it possibly be heavier keycaps on the razer thats leading to this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KyesaRRi View Post

Thats really strange, i would not think that any manufacturer would go to the effort of swapping out springs on each switch. Could it possibly be heavier keycaps on the razer thats leading to this?

You think a heavier key cap could make that kind of difference?

They are definitely lighter than other blues I've tried and I really like the fact they are but have always wondered why.
    
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post #9 of 12
Using some thicker caps makes a slight difference on my keyboard using ergo clears but it may be the mcrip effect.

Coming from a production standpoint it makes no sense to get the switches, employ people to do the tedious task of opening each switch housing then replacing the springs. Unless they get some custom run of switches from cherry?

Although this is Razor we are talking about here, if they did replace the springs they would be going on about "lower latency hardcore switches" or some such dribble.
Edited by KyesaRRi - 4/2/13 at 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by CptChiggs

I am sure it all depends on the oem manufacturer. I, for one, cannot find what company makes razer keyboards. Do they make their own?
Aha! You knew who the OEM was, subliminally!

omg what a freak moment biggrin.gif
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