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Got a new (old) keyboard today. Anyone know if those DIN to PS2 adapters are any good? I know they're very similar from a technical standpoint. And anyone have any info on this keyboard to share?
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For those who were wondering about new RAZER (Green) switches. I bought RAZER Blackwidow Ultimate (2014) about 5 days ago (finally got a chance to break it in). I like them very much, very clicky (at least IMO), loud IMO (I don't mind that at all), feels accurate/very enjoyable playing FPS games. Also, feels accurate/enjoyable typing. I can't really compare them because before this I had Cherry MX Brown and they were alright.. but these Green switches is like comparing Honda to a Lambo. I do admit typing and playing games is more enjoyable now without a doubt. I'll never go back to Cherry MX brown.
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i have a quick question. like a year or two ago every keyboard that was n key rollover required it to be connected via ps2 for it to be n key rollover. Now i'm seeing keyboards claiming n key rollover with USB. What changed?
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Originally Posted by Atavax View Post

i have a quick question. like a year or two ago every keyboard that was n key rollover required it to be connected via ps2 for it to be n key rollover. Now i'm seeing keyboards claiming n key rollover with USB. What changed?

Some manufacturers figured out tricks to allow an attempt at NKRO using USB. As for why they did it, marketing primarily I would guess.

There's some other info about it listed in the guide itself on the first page of this thread.
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A chip was designed to be able to do this over USB. There's now a few different chip manufacturers that do this for various brand keyboards.

I still use P/S2 since it is interrupt based, which will always be better than USB in that regard (though, there are few situations where this makes a difference).
 
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For those who were wondering about new RAZER (Green) switches. I bought RAZER Blackwidow Ultimate (2014) about 5 days ago (finally got a chance to break it in). I like them very much, very clicky (at least IMO), loud IMO (I don't mind that at all), feels accurate/very enjoyable playing FPS games. Also, feels accurate/enjoyable typing. I can't really compare them because before this I had Cherry MX Brown and they were alright.. but these Green switches is like comparing Honda to a Lambo. I do admit typing and playing games is more enjoyable now without a doubt. I'll never go back to Cherry MX brown.
These are the best shots I could get with a camera. Backlightning is beautiful.

Yea just got one to test out actually, wondering if the "stealth" version's any quieter and how people prefer of the two.Here''s the comparison from the box. Seems like They're close to MX blue I think..

Actuation point: of 1.9+0.4mm vs standard 2.2+0.6mm
Actuation vs Reset point: 0.4mm vs 0.7mm
Life span: Up to 60 Million keystrokes vs up to 20 million.
The regular ultimate has a 50g actuation force, and the stealth I believe has a 45g force.

Figured someone may be interested or want to know the specs they listed for these, I haven't had the privilege to test most of the key types sadly.
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Originally Posted by Vici0us View Post

For those who were wondering about new RAZER (Green) switches. I bought RAZER Blackwidow Ultimate (2014) about 5 days ago (finally got a chance to break it in). I like them very much, very clicky (at least IMO), loud IMO (I don't mind that at all), feels accurate/very enjoyable playing FPS games. Also, feels accurate/enjoyable typing. I can't really compare them because before this I had Cherry MX Brown and they were alright.. but these Green switches is like comparing Honda to a Lambo. I do admit typing and playing games is more enjoyable now without a doubt. I'll never go back to Cherry MX brown.
These are the best shots I could get with a camera. Backlightning is beautiful.

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Actuation point: of 1.9+0.4mm vs standard 2.2+0.6mm
Actuation vs Reset point: 0.4mm vs 0.7mm
Life span: Up to 60 Million keystrokes vs up to 20 million.
The regular ultimate has a 50g actuation force, and the stealth I believe has a 45g force.

Figured someone may be interested or want to know the specs they listed for these, I haven't had the privilege to test most of the key types sadly.
I got used to it by now, I don't even notice how loud it is anymore. Typing and gaming is much better now. I should have bought RAZER keyboards long time ago.
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Which switches activate the quickest?
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Which switches activate the quickest?

Depends on the force you are using, all Cherry MX switches have the actuation at the same point in the switch travel.

In theory, the new Razer switches would actuate faster as their actuation point is closer to the top of the switch travel, however the difference is so small (fractions of a millimetre), that I'm not sure it provides any tangible benefit. To put it another way, your reaction time will be significantly higher (possibly even an order of magnitude higher) than the amount of time saved by the "faster" switch.
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AFAIK all CherryMX switches are 2mm.
Not sure about any of the other desktop mechanical switches, but the CherrryML laptop based switches are 1.5mm.


There are technical drawings around that show when and how much force the presses require and where the key activates.

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