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How good is the Black Widow looking right now? I saw the video "review" on youtube and that's it. Any reason not to buy it? because it's a good price for a MX blue switch keyboard and if I preorder it right now, I'll get the US layout (very hard for me to find a US mechanical keyboard here), not sure if I'll be able to order a US keyboard once they have the local French one in stock.

Also is the backlighting the only difference between the Ultimate and the normal one?

Thanks
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How good is the Black Widow looking right now? I saw the video "review" on youtube and that's it. Any reason not to buy it? because it's a good price for a MX blue switch keyboard and if I preorder it right now, I'll get the US layout (very hard for me to find a US mechanical keyboard here), not sure if I'll be able to order a US keyboard once they have the local French one in stock.

Also is the backlighting the only difference between the Ultimate and the normal one?

Thanks
I would wait until it's released or maybe goes on a sale. I am worried about the keycap wobble.

Blackwidow has no backlighting or multimedia hub.
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buy the Deck 82 Toxic someone from OCN needs to win this auction to save face.
I tried on the first one, and will try on the next one. Perhaps I will win, perhaps I won't.
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Hello all,

I've been a lurker in this thread for quite some time now. I have wanted a mechanical keyboard for a while, but could never justify the $100+ for a decent keyboard. Well... I still can't justify it, but the urge is really getting to me!

That being said, I'm having trouble deciding between a couple of keyboards.

At this point in time, I use a Logitech Illuminated Slim keyboard (scissor switch) at home to game on and an OEM HP rubber dome keyboard at work. I have never used a mechanical keyboard, so I'm not really sure what I am looking for in one. I really appreciate the back-lighting and the silence of my Logitech and how thin it is. However, the keys lack any sort of feeling. They're kind of mushy, I guess. Most readily comparable to a Dell notebook keyboard.

So in order to retain some of the "silent" aspect of my current keyboard, I was thinking that a Das Professional Silent would be the best compromise of silence and feeling for me. I really like the backlit Deck keyboards, but I absolutely hate the font that they use on their keys (trivial, I suppose).

Any opinions on what I should do?

Also, I hear there is a discount on Das KB's if you're a student. Is this discount better than the current 25% off?
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I would wait until it's released or maybe goes on a sale. I am worried about the keycap wobble.

Blackwidow has no backlighting or multimedia hub.
The "Ultimate" has back lighting. Both have media controls and the "Ultimate" has headphone jacks on it.
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I would wait until it's released or maybe goes on a sale. I am worried about the keycap wobble.

Blackwidow has no backlighting or multimedia hub.
Thanks, IMO not worth the extra 50.
Wobble because of bad quality?
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I tried on the first one, and will try on the next one. Perhaps I will win, perhaps I won't.
12 bidders. Deck lovers come out of the woodwork.
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12 bidders. Deck lovers come out of the woodwork.
Yeah, and it probably was helped by somebody making a thread on geekhack about it.
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Thanks, IMO not worth the extra 50.
Wobble because of bad quality?
the company that manufactured it for Razer made a keyboard called the Adesso MKB-135B.



you can see clearly some of the keycaps are crooked.

now look at the Razer Blackwidow. focus on the R-Alt, J, P keycaps.



bit of a turn off.
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Hello all,

I've been a lurker in this thread for quite some time now. I have wanted a mechanical keyboard for a while, but could never justify the $100+ for a decent keyboard. Well... I still can't justify it, but the urge is really getting to me!

That being said, I'm having trouble deciding between a couple of keyboards.

At this point in time, I use a Logitech Illuminated Slim keyboard (scissor switch) at home to game on and an OEM HP rubber dome keyboard at work. I have never used a mechanical keyboard, so I'm not really sure what I am looking for in one. I really appreciate the back-lighting and the silence of my Logitech and how thin it is. However, the keys lack any sort of feeling. They're kind of mushy, I guess. Most readily comparable to a Dell notebook keyboard.

So in order to retain some of the "silent" aspect of my current keyboard, I was thinking that a Das Professional Silent would be the best compromise of silence and feeling for me. I really like the backlit Deck keyboards, but I absolutely hate the font that they use on their keys (trivial, I suppose).

Any opinions on what I should do?

Also, I hear there is a discount on Das KB's if you're a student. Is this discount better than the current 25% off?
I'm using the Das currently as I'm typing this and I have to say I really like it. Deck was my alternate choice as I was in your situation a month ago as well. In the end I figured back lighting wasn't all that necessary and went with the Das for a cheaper price.

If you really want an alternate to back lighting, I use a cheap lamp that only uses 1W and it works fine for me :x

As for the discount the student discount is the same amount.
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