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Anything with pulsing triad of snakes in the middle of the palm rest can't be taken toooooo seriously.
Whaa..what are you saying?? I have that tattooed on my a ss. Copy that!
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It's a semi-serious keyboard. Anything with pulsing triad of snakes in the middle of the palm rest can't be taken toooooo seriously.
I still love mine though
    
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It's a semi-serious keyboard. Anything with pulsing triad of snakes in the middle of the palm rest can't be taken toooooo seriously.
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I found something really weird on ebay. Nobody bid on it.
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I found something really weird on ebay. Nobody bid on it.
Aw shucks, I was about come on here and tell everyone not to bid on it. Oh well, you win this round.
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Alright, I sold my Das in preparation of picking up a new board. Really want to go tenkeyless for the desk space. Should I bother waiting for EK to start selling Leopolds or should I attempt to order off of Army Group etc.?
I just got my Tenkeyless from Army Group last Saturday. Took them about a week to process and ship it and get to my door. They have good customer service despite their broken English.

Ripster is right, the yellow keys are cool. I also got a keypuller and a nice cleaning brush along with it. I'm assuming these were free since they were not advertised with the keyboard.

~$160 shipped with the currency rate at the time. It's well worth the extra money to get a Filco imo
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Aw shucks, I was about come on here and tell everyone not to bid on it. Oh well, you win this round.
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How exactly can some extra keys prevent fat-fingering anyway?I guess you're just trying to make fun of me which is fine.
I am actually being serious.

I see it like this: if fat-fingering is currently an issue (especially during intense gaming moments), then having those extra macro keys on the left can eliminate this. I mean, it's like you said: you will sometimes accidentally press a key that results in you losing something you worked hard to acquire. So what you would do is bind that to one of the macro keys in order to separate these two keys from each other to hopefully eliminate the chances of accidentally pressing it again.

So having those extra macro keys allows you to separate certain things from each other so that you hopefully eliminate the possibility of accidentally pressing the wrong thing.

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No, i'm just really used playing with keys like the ones on the widow for my games, been playing with a g15 and a g19 for many years after all.. using macros and whatnot.
I know, and so that's why I asked.

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Already found someone that wants to buy my 7G, will go back to my old G15 for now.Was just wondering if the blackwidow is a serious mechanical keyboard, since i always had problems with razer products, excluding their mouse pads.I would also like to know just how harder/easier it is for its keys to register strokes still a mechanical keyboards newbie after all, and since it is one of the few mechanical keyboards that actually exist in our market, i'll just buy that or stick to mushy keys
The BlackWidow is an exception for Razer: it's actually somewhat of a serious mechanical keyboard. Sure, it's not for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts, but it's still a unique product for Razer. From what I've been seeing here on OCN, it's actually a high-quality product unlike the rest of their keyboards. It almost sounds to me like the BlackWidow is the opposite of the rest of their keyboards: it sounds like it's actually a very good product!

Unfortunately, Razer went with the Cherry MX Blues. I mean, there's only one problem with the Cherry MX Blues: some people are unable to double-tap with them (plus, some people don't like the mechanical click sound). But other than that, it's a very nice mechanical switch. Actually, I'm hearing that the Cherry MX Blues in the BlackWidows seem to be superior to the Blues in most mechanical keyboards. But it makes sense because I remember that Manyak posted an excerpt from an e-mail he received from Razer where they stated that they literally cherry-picked all of these Cherry MX Blue switches (pun not intended). I even saw someone say somewhere here on OCN that they heard the BlackWidow's Cherry MX Blues are modified somehow. Perhaps they have a superior spring inside or something, I don't know. But I do remember Manyak telling us that it feels better to type on his BlackWidow than it does to type on his Filco Majestouch Tactile Click! And that's significant because we should expect the Filco to be superior to the BlackWidow!

Regarding the feel of the Cherry MX Blues: they require less force to press down than the Cherry MX Blacks (the switches in the 7G). Plus, the Blacks are 100% linear while the Blues are both tactile and clicky (we might say that they're the polar opposite of the Blacks). The tactile feel of the Blues is crisp, or perhaps "precise". The addition of the click actually adds a sense of crispness and precision to the keystroke too. For typing, it's an absolute dream. For gaming, they're still awesome.

But the reason why there's a problem with double tapping is because the reset point is above the actuation point. This means that the keystroke signal is not severed until the switch is allowed to come back up past the reset point. Unfortunately, the reset point is very close to the top of the key travel, so the only way to achieve a successful double-tap is to basically just perform two hits right in a row. But some people prefer to ride the actuation point while gaming which just doesn't work well on the Cherry MX Blues at all. I mean, once the keystroke signal is sent, it'll keep repeating until the switch is allowed to come back up above the reset point so that it resets (or, so that it stops sending the keystroke signal). But the reset point is noticeably higher than the actuation point, so this makes it impossible to ride the actuation point which also makes it impossible for a person to double-tap who is very accustomed to double-tapping while riding the actuation point. There's just too big of a distance between the actuation point and reset point.

However, someone like me has no problem with it because I don't do that. Instead, my double-tap just consists of two quick hits right in a row which naturally allows the switch to come all the way back up in between the two hits of the double-tap. So for me, the Cherry MX Blues are absolutely fine for gaming. And unlike some people, I actually enjoy that little mechanical click the Blues produce even while playing a game!

To get a very rough idea of what this switch feels like, rubber domes were designed to hopefully imitate tactile switches like the Blues, Browns or Buckling Springs. Unfortunately, nothing can compare to the real thing.

If you can go to a store to try a BlackWidow, then I do recommend it. Of course, you won't be able to test double-tapping, but at least you'll be able to understand the difference in feel.
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I just got my Tenkeyless from Army Group last Saturday. Took them about a week to process and ship it and get to my door. They have good customer service despite their broken English.

Ripster is right, the yellow keys are cool. I also got a keypuller and a nice cleaning brush along with it. I'm assuming these were free since they were not advertised with the keyboard.

~$160 shipped with the currency rate at the time. It's well worth the extra money to get a Filco imo
Oh, I had no idea it came with all those extras! For $160, I think I'm sold.
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I am actually being serious.
I see, forgive me then.. and yeah, i can see your point - one could say that the extra buttons can help indeed.

I called some stores here and they all told me that they will be receiving the keyboard within January, there was some delay from Razer's side.. but they will be adding greek letters on the caps as well, i hope they don't replace the nice key-caps with cheap ones to do so One of the stores is a major one too, they always put new stuff up in order to test them, so i will probably be able to give it a go

As for the noise thing, i watched some high quality videos with someone typing on Blues and i must say that i find the way they sound.. mesmerising!

And sir.. yours is a post of magnificent helpfulness!Thank you.
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