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I finally got my Ozone Strike, looks pretty good, cant wait to get home from work and play a bit of Metro Last Light with it biggrin.gif
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I finally got the Ozone Strike with black switches yesterday, seemed like a good option for the price and was one of the only two choises I had in my country´s layout (along with the steelseries G7). I am coming from a cheap membrane keyboard, and while it looks and feels great I get really tired while gaming/typing...

is this normal and will it get better with time?





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post #23 of 33
You will get used to it, but can probably expect to tire out your pinky finger quite often over the coming week or so.

Blacks are pretty stiff switches
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Thanks for the input. +rep :-)
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Yep, black switches are quite harder than the other, I thought you knew about it, Blue / Red / Brown are softer, personally I prefer the Blue for common purpose, typing & even gaming, also I like the browns one for gaming as well, I've never tried the Red ones, I've tried the Black one but find them way too stiff for me. This one would be the one I would go for in your budget, also it is missing backlit which is something I personally would miss.
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You will adjust. You can always adjust to any switch for any purpose, unless you hate the switch from the offset (although to be honest even then you can adjust!). Don't bother spending more to change the switch unless you don't lose any money doing it.

People tend not to give a new switch a chance. For example they would try MX Blues for gaming for one or tow days and rate it as total crap. If they took the time to use it for a week it would become second nature to them!
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You will adjust. You can always adjust to any switch for any purpose, unless you hate the switch from the offset (although to be honest even then you can adjust!). Don't bother spending more to change the switch unless you don't lose any money doing it.

People tend not to give a new switch a chance. For example they would try MX Blues for gaming for one or tow days and rate it as total crap. If they took the time to use it for a week it would become second nature to them!
Thanks Thanks, I hope you're right :-)
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This[/URL][/B] one would be the one I would go for in your budget, also it is missing backlit which is something I personally would miss.

Coming from the G15 I thought I would be missing the back lighting but I haven't. I do like being able to customize my caps

Due to the height of the CM QFR I needed to use a keyboard rest. Because it was smaller and I didn't want to pay $15 or more for what was locally available; I decided to make my own. I went to the dollar store and bought a styrofoam noodle. Cut into the proper size. Went to Walmart and bought some material and white glued it to the rest. It came out pretty good. I can make several more rests with the leftover from the noodle. The fabric only cost me $0.25 and it was camouflage patterned. LOL.....


Edited by bfe_vern - 5/30/13 at 1:55am
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Really nice work ! I'm really for simple stuff though, do you think I could do the same but in black ?
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Really nice work ! I'm really for simple stuff though, do you think I could do the same but in black ?

Yes, you can. I would use a different type of glue though. Check with a fabric store and see what they would recommend. You can use pins to hold the fabric tight while the adhesive sets. And thanks btw.

I wanted to add that I used a bread knife to cut thru the foam.
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