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Yeah more of a want to try and give them a go. I like tactile switches, I wanna try some more.

I would also be interested in giving orange switches a go.
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I used kalih switches before - both tactile and linear and dont like the feeling compared to cherry's... but who knows maybe you will like it smile.gif
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I used kalih switches before - both tactile and linear and dont like the feeling compared to cherry's... but who knows maybe you will like it smile.gif

Nobody mentioned Kailh.

I think you're confusing Kailh with Razer's own clone of Cherry MX switches.
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I used kalih switches before - both tactile and linear and dont like the feeling compared to cherry's... but who knows maybe you will like it smile.gif

Nobody mentioned Kailh.

I think you're confusing Kailh with Razer's own clone of Cherry MX switches.

Kailh just makes the most sense. Razer surely won't build their stuff themselves. They go to someone that can build it for them. Their design is then worked out together with those guys. It's either Cherry doing something special for Razer or Kailh doing something special for Razer. Kailh is probably cheaper so it's Kailh and not Cherry. tongue.gif

If you want to be mean, you can speculate that Razer didn't want to pay for quality switches from Cherry so had to do marketing lies to be able to fool people into thinking the knockoffs will be just as good.
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Mate... the new Razer switches it's kalih rebranded smile.gif



http://www.overclock.net/t/1471997/razer-razer-launches-worlds-first-keyboard-mechanical-switch-designed-for-gaming/90


go straight to last post, best proof.
Edited by FredgHar - 3/20/14 at 7:11am
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Kailh just makes the most sense. Razer surely won't build their stuff themselves. They go to someone that can build it for them. Their design is then worked out together with those guys. It's either Cherry doing something special for Razer or Kailh doing something special for Razer. Kailh is probably cheaper so it's Kailh and not Cherry. tongue.gif

If you want to be mean, you can speculate that Razer didn't want to pay for quality switches from Cherry so had to do marketing lies to be able to fool people into thinking the knockoffs will be just as good.

It could be Kalih, I'm not sure. Though I did get the impression (from what I have read) that they are not Kalih or Cherry, but I could be wrong.

If they did cut Cherry out of the equation then they would save a lot of money. Razer manufacturing their own switches ensures they can make their switches at the lowest possible price, avoid large shipping costs, and guarantee their supply.

Plus it will be a massive opportunity for marketing- Razer love their marketing. Creating a "unique" exclusive mechanical key switch has Razer written all over it.

It is some form of innovation- if you can call it that, at least it will create some competition with rival manufacturers.
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Mate... the new Razer switches it's kalih rebranded smile.gif



http://www.overclock.net/t/1471997/razer-razer-launches-worlds-first-keyboard-mechanical-switch-designed-for-gaming/90


go straight to last post, best proof.

Well done, have a cookie.
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Only hope is that razer put some effort for quality check and increases standards.
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The way I sit, im positioned with both the mouse and keyboard off center.

I have a huge Model M keyboard, and I can't get away from using it because it's so amazing. Even though I have a smaller ducky shine II.

I'll be picking up one of the new razer black widow stealth TKL, and I'm used to TKL with my smaller laptops, but I much prefer a full keyboard with the number pad.

I'm surprised you are not looking for the model M SSK. Sadly, old school IBM ones go for big bucks and Unicomp made some demos but never released an SSK.

I got my hands on a model M and I love it, I can see why people really like them.
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Sorry for the Razer bashing.. though.

Would be typical for Razer using cheap quality and advertising it as innovative gaming stuff.
Good old image of having terribad build quality.

But who knows afterall..


EDIT:

Ontopic:

Space biggest plus. QCK Heavy with low sens here.. you need every space you can get.
..and i don't use the numkeys anyway.

The Ninja Filco TKL is awsome looking. You can't deny.
Love the minimalistic look and those front printed keys are nerdgasm.
Edited by Amperial - 3/20/14 at 8:28am
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