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Here is the first of what I hope is a long lineup of reviews. Please comment, +1, thumbs up, like and hug me in real life smile.gif
Thought?

Green light is great!
Clicks are great!
Blue switch is great!
Small is OK, it is all in how you use it frown.gif

I recommend it: 4.5 OCN flames of 5, depending on the price
 
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Is blue your favorite key switch? I have very seriously been looking into the smallest version of this or maybe a Ducky Shine 3. Both look like great keyboards for the cash, however I've been meaning to try out the clear or green switch.
 
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Switches, who needs switches? We don't need no.... Ah hummm...

Well, I started with the brown, moved on to reds, now I use blue. Blacks don't appeal to me much, but I try them next. I don't think green will be much improvement over the blue for me, I don't quite touch type, but I am working on it. At least I don't look at keys anymore smile.gif

I would say the usual thing: If you type a lot, get a blue. Or Green, ergo-clear or Clear if you like. I actually use that simple Cherry board most of the time, as I almost never game anymore. Ain't nobody got time for that! I would probably swap it for this 75% if I found Chinese stickers or caps for it. My wife needs them.

I sure would like to try a green thought. But then... What colour could you put on the space bar that is stiffer?? rolleyes.gif

I would not want a smaller board than this %75 I think. It is plenty small now. Ducky or Race? That is a hard question. They are both very good boards. If you can find one on sale or one in the colour you like, I would grab it! Never pass up a board with your colour switch and LED, you never know when you will see it again. And, well... You GOTA catch 'em all!
 
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Thanks for the review Kip, I appreciate your taking the time to do this. The timing is great as well, My MaxKeyboard Nighthawk x9 is on its 2nd RMA this year and I'm looking for a new backlit board. You sir, are da' man!
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Maybe you can hold a little bit. Checked Vortex Facebook page, there going to be a Race 2. But really don't know when it gonna be available.
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