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Did anyone listen to Linus' review, mainly the point as to how the LED's are mounted (within the switch vs on the PCB) and how this "new" mounting technique should improve longevity? Am I just drinking koolaid, or is this the first time something like this is being done (to improve the LED's life?)?
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Did anyone listen to Linus' review, mainly the point as to how the LED's are mounted (within the switch vs on the PCB) and how this "new" mounting technique should improve longevity? Am I just drinking koolaid, or is this the first time something like this is being done (to improve the LED's life?)?

You're probably right. I know that it's Cherry that is providing the RGB capability, so the LED would have to be built right into the key itself. It's entirely possible that LEDs previously have been an afterthought, added to the keyboard individually rather than within the keys themselves.
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what is the point of a backlit keyboard? do you guys really have to look at the keys? ive done everything possible to minimize the amount of bothersome lights on my system, so i just dont see a reason for this
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what is the point of a backlit keyboard? do you guys really have to look at the keys? ive done everything possible to minimize the amount of bothersome lights on my system, so i just dont see a reason for this
we like LED lights because it is something we can customize for our personal liking, gameplay or ability to see the keys in the dark(if you have to look down). it may not be your personal cup of tea but you dont have to spill some elses tea in the process.
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what is the point of a backlit keyboard? do you guys really have to look at the keys? ive done everything possible to minimize the amount of bothersome lights on my system, so i just dont see a reason for this

I like to game in almost complete darkness, but at the same time I sometimes need to look at the keyboard to quick save or load, select weapons/Ammo types etc. It also comes in handy when having to type while gaming, if ALT-TABing out to look something up. Sometimes I just don't know where certain things are on the keyboard such as punctuation and sometimes it helps me to look at the keys if I'm trying to spell complicated words lol.

On my K70, I have a certain set of keys lit when I'm playing mass effect 3 so I can focus on only those keys. With the press of a button I can switch to full keyboard lighting to type or turn them off completely if I'm not gaming.
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ok so where are all these cheap Mech keyboards?
I see people saying the Corsair will be overpriced however the current crop are actually cheaper than Ducky here in the UK, for me to buy a Mech at half the price, I had to buy from China.
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ok so where are all these cheap Mech keyboards?
I see people saying the Corsair will be overpriced however the current crop are actually cheaper than Ducky here in the UK, for me to buy a Mech at half the price, I had to buy from China.
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what is the point of a backlit keyboard? do you guys really have to look at the keys? ive done everything possible to minimize the amount of bothersome lights on my system, so i just dont see a reason for this
To see the keys in the dark and to look pretty.

I don't memorize the keyboard, I can type without looking mostly but I make far less corrections looking at my keyboard. I admit that I suck at typing, I don't care. I have no idea how anyone can use a keyboard without the keys being labeled or seeing them, that is nuts. I also enjoy being able to quickly find the key I need with my eyes rather than thinking about where I would find it.
 
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I have no idea how anyone can use a keyboard without the keys being labeled or seeing them, that is nuts.

i don't see how someone could play a game while staring at their keyboard and not at their screen, that sounds even harder
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i don't see how someone could play a game while staring at their keyboard and not at their screen, that sounds even harder
Oh, is that all a keyboard is for is gaming?
 
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