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http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?t=11964

There's the GH thread, they seem to think the switches are good. I know some ALPS style switches were crappy.
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selling my mech kb here.
ABS M1, and Ducky. if anyone interested.
http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...eycap-mix.html
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what's the reason behind the mixed switches on the ducky?

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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
Manyak, TwoCables, other major contributors...

This is my humble apology to anyone I snapped at about mechanical keyboards on the entire OCN area
It's all good. In fact, it's so good that I honestly don't remember!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
Just got my BlackWidow Ultimate in [after Manyak's review I was just overly sold ], and wow.
Yeah, now that I've seen Manyak's mini-review on it where he says that it feels better than the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click, even I kinda want one now! And to think, I said many negative things about it because it's a Razer product and also because they used iOne as their OEM.

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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
It's a pleasure to type on, oddly enough fewer typos, much faster typing,, lighter keys... everything you all have been toting and more.

Gaming is a breeze with it too, while other switches might be recommended, so far BFBC2, GuildWars, TF2, CSS all play so much better to my finger tips.

You guys knew this all along, and I was "afraid" [for a lack of better words] of the clackyness [noise]. I'll get over it. It isn't much more than my previous Lycosa.
Yeah, the Lycosa was kinda quiet, but not quiet enough to be called quiet. But yeah, the clackiness sounds much nicer when it's coming from a quality mechanical keyboard as opposed to something like the Lycosa!

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Love the mass of the board, it doesn't move at all!

Doesn't have NKRO, which is fine by me, all the keypresses I use work flawlessly, plus now I have a spare 5 macro keys for usernames and passwords, and other random combinational down the road

~Munky

[Got the ultimate over the standard because for typing I still look at the keyboard when I type. The idea of home row keys always escaped me. Typing in the dark is kind of important to me since I procrastinate, so backlighting was a must lol]
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Just got my xArmor, I'm kind of speechless. It's such a huge change from my model M it's going to take a bit to get use to. I really enjoy typing on it but while playing blackops and tf2 it's just so strange. The keys are nice and light but I'm reeeallly not use to it, I even found myself looking down a couple times because I felt lost on it. After a good 3 hours of gaming I was becoming a custom to the asdw cluster and getting use to the pressure needed to push the keys, I think after a little more time I could really enjoy this keyboard. Time to retire the good ole' model M .

It's a lot sturdier than I expected. It's actually nice and heavy so it wont slide around on my desk and the wrist rest is really comfortable. I was really in need of one since my sweaty hand was starting to rub away the stain on my wood desk .

Lastly the LED's are BRIGHT! I have to keep it on the 2nd or 3rd setting because anything higher is retina burning.
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Most people have to keep the LEDs on their Deck/Xarmor/BlackWidow at a real low setting.

It would have been better for the Razer Black Widow Ultimate to have saved money on individual LEDs per key and gone with Logitech G series backlighting. Then they could have put the money into Signal Diodes (the non-Bling Emitting Kind) and gotten NKRO. $130 is a real ripoff, although the discounts will make it much better and probably wipe out Deck and Xarmor.
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Most people have to keep the LEDs on their Deck/Xarmor/BlackWidow at a real low setting.

It would have been better for the Razer Black Widow Ultimate to have saved money on individual LEDs per key and gone with Logitech G series backlighting. Then they could have put the money into Signal Diodes (the non-Bling Emitting Kind) and gotten NKRO. $130 is a real ripoff, although the discounts will make it much better and probably wipe out Deck and Xarmor.
I keep the LED's on the highest setting on my TG3. Why keep it at a real low setting?

EDIT: Oh wait...probably a difference between Blue LED and Red LED intensity. Red generally doesn't bother eyes nearly as much.
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Yeah, I think eyes are less sensitive to Red. Astronomers use red light.
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post #10029 of 14564
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Yeah, I think eyes are less sensitive to Red. Astronomers use red light.
Yeah they are.

Blue light has a higher frequency than red light does. So thus you're getting more waves into your eye in a set time frame than you are red light waves.

I personally keep my deck on the lowest setting (White LED model) just because it's enough to see the letters on a keys and give a nice illumination effect without being overly distracting in my peripheral vision.

Though I don't really notice them till about level 4 (assuming lowest point is level 1 and highest is level 8)
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Well, if only by their brand rep, which I don't even get. At least Xarmor might get some more business after they release their upcoming models. I really don't think Razer will be taking the enthusiast market, anyway.
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