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I can't believe I haven't seen this. The little animation helps a lot.
Hey, Lethal Squirrel did that. Good thing I forced the editor to add attribution. Wish my pics still had their watermarks though.

Lol - in for post #12,001.
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my logitech g15 crapped out and i want to try a machanical keyboard now... however can someone lead me into the right direction

im a big gamer, rpg and first person shooters
I also am a programmer i do a ton of typing what keyboards would you recommend? i would love to have backlit keys and possibly macros
    
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my logitech g15 crapped out and i want to try a machanical keyboard now... however can someone lead me into the right direction

im a big gamer, rpg and first person shooters
I also am a programmer i do a ton of typing what keyboards would you recommend? i would love to have backlit keys and possibly macros
Razer's BlackWidow Ultimate actually sounds like a perfect board for you.
The build quality leaves a lot to be desired though. You do get many features for a relatively inexpensive price though.

Your other options for Backlit boards are Deck keyboards, which are some of the most well built keyboards.

Honestly, the question is, how much are you looking to spend?
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Razer's BlackWidow Ultimate actually sounds like a perfect board for you.
The build quality leaves a lot to be desired though. You do get many features for a relatively inexpensive price though.

Your other options for Backlit boards are Deck keyboards, which are some of the most well built keyboards.

Honestly, the question is, how much are you looking to spend?
i was just looking at the blackwidow and i like the way it looks a lot. when u say the quality isnt the best do u mean the feel of it is cheapy or just not as durable as others?
    
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i was just looking at the blackwidow and i like the way it looks a lot. when u say the quality isnt the best do u mean the feel of it is cheapy or just not as durable as others?
It's not as well constructed. It also seems to have larger failure numbers than other keyboards. Most often I see keys getting stuck (Even though Razer claims to have hand selected their switches) and LED's dying.
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You mean Xarmor LEDs dying? Link1. Link2. Link3.

And that's for a company shipping in the low 100's. Razer is shipping in the 1000's.

Edited by ripster - 5/14/11 at 5:59pm
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The same issues have been effecting Razer.

Same OEM, who woulda thought
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I would go for some browns. A DasKeyboard Professional Model S Silent, a Leopold with browns, or a Ducky should be good. I don't know if the Decks have brown switches. You could also consider a Topre switch keyboard (HHKB, short for Happy Hacking Keyboard, and the Topre Force series on EliteKeyboards have Topre switches). Black, Clear (basically gone), or red based on the guide is good too. I would recommend blue but are you going to double-tap? Some people have trouble double tapping with blues.
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Actually it has NOT been confirmed the OEM for Razer and iOne are the same. It's just the spacebar stabilizers and the keys are same. Ducky ABS keys are made in the same factory as Filco keys with the same molds. There are only a handful of keycap manufacturers around the world.
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Actually it has NOT been confirmed the OEM for Razer and iOne are the same. It's just the spacebar stabilizers and the keys are same. Ducky ABS keys are made in the same factory as Filco keys with the same molds. There are only a handful of keycap manufacturers around the world.
Who makes the keys on the Poker? I'm looking for something different for my next board. I'll probably grab some PBT keys.
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