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post #4031 of 14564
Without the rest, the 7G weights quite a bit, that's for sure (the wristrest for the 7G isn't all that heavy, the board itself weights a ton). In comparison, the Cherry Red KB is very light. Not that it is a bad thing; some may prefer it this way.
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post #4032 of 14564
Where\\how did you get the keyboard with the reds?
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post #4033 of 14564
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Originally Posted by cp2010 View Post
Without the rest, the 7G weights quite a bit, that's for sure (the wristrest for the 7G isn't all that heavy, the board itself weights a ton). In comparison, the Cherry Red KB is very light. Not that it is a bad thing; some may prefer it this way.


that is the USB controller in the old Das Model, now add 2 more multimedia ports and 3 cables.

Cherry G80-3494 weighs 3lbs, steelseries 7G weighs 5.7lbs
Edited by lmnop - 5/24/10 at 12:17am
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post #4034 of 14564
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Where\\how did you get the keyboard with the reds?
I used google translator to browse my way through a Taiwanese electronic store's webshop. Found the owner's email and asked if he was willing to help (which evidently he did; he was extremely accommodating to deal with as well!).

I don't know all the forum rules so I won't list his details here but you can pm me if you are interested.

The total cost of this board for me was $180 CAD with shipping (7 days).
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post #4035 of 14564
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that is the USB controller in the old Das Model, now add 2 more multimedia ports and 3 cables.

Cherry G80-3494 weighs 3lbs, steelseries 7G weighs 5.7lbs
Yeah I guess that's true. A hub does add some weight. I myself prefer a heavy keyboard but thus far this is the only Red MX board I could find so I'm more than happy for now. But if a cherry Red equivalent of a 7G does appear I would jump on it instantly.
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post #4036 of 14564
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Where\\how did you get the keyboard with the reds?
Ebay, I bought a Cherry G80-3600 on ebay for about $50 shipped from China with MX Reds in it.

Right now I'm trying to find a Cherry MX Clear board.
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5.7lbs is the box weight. look at those cables. to put things into perspective.

Quote:
SteelSeries Xai
総重量(コード込み):146g Total weight (including cord): 146g
コードを抜いた重量:94g Removed the cord weight: 94g
I tried to find out the weight of the 6gv2 but I can't find it. that will tell you how much the 7g weighs.


Edited by lmnop - 5/24/10 at 12:27am
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post #4038 of 14564
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congratulations

Edit: how did you order it?
My cousin in China purchased it and shipped it.
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Seems like the ABS M1 is the new gateway drug to mechanical keyboards. I went ahead and ordered this and this.

I'm planning to get another one with MX Blacks towards the end of summer when I move into my apartment. So I'll have a keyboard for typing (hooked up to my laptop) and a keyboard for gaming.
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post #4040 of 14564
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Lastly, I just want to say that the G80-3494 keyboard has a somewhat cheap feel to it. Though the key action is fine, the keyboard is very light. In comparison, the Steelseries 7G weight x5 the weight of one of these cherry boards. Also the keycaps are not as good as the Steelseries ones, they are too slippery and are somewhat low profile. This is probably a personal preference. I now have filco keycaps on the G80 keyboard and it works pretty well (though the 7G's keycaps were the best of the bunch but I had to return the whole thing).
Lightness has been a major complaint of Cherry-made KBs because Cherry has its own unique way to mount the switches directly to the PCB. Other OEM companies include Costar (maker of Filco and Das) have a metal plate mounted between the switches and the PCB, which added some weight and sturdiness to the KB. I'm not sure why OEM companies chose to mount it that way because the switches they ordered from Cherry weren't the same as ones Cherry uses for making its own KBs. A patent issue perhaps.

As for the keycaps, the Steelseries ones are made of ABS which are inferior to the POM or PBT ones made by Cherry. However, better keycap quality doesn't necessarily reflect on its feel of touch. It's again up to the personal preference.
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