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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

guys, which keyboard has which one?
g710 vs blackwidow, i believe either one of them has costar and the other has MX stabilisers?
Black widow has really squishy feeling long keys, so it might have cherry stabilizers. It's made by iOne, so I doubt that they would have costar stabilizers.
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Forgive my ignorance, but what are key stabilizers? and what are the difference between long and (short?)
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Originally Posted by crunkosaur View Post

Forgive my ignorance, but what are key stabilizers? and what are the difference between long and (short?)
long keys are shift, enter, space bar and backspace, and some others depending on your specific keyboard. short keys are everything that doesn't have a stabilizer

A stabilizer is a metal bar below the key that attached to two pegs in the key and tries to equally distribute the force of you pressing down on the key over the whole key. It makes the key press feel more crisp.

This is a costar stabilizer:


This is a cherry stabilizer:


Costar ones have more of a click, if you have tactile switches. It doesn't really matter if you have something with black or red switches.

I have an MX brown keyboard with cherry MX stabilizers, and the neither the MX brown shift and enter keys, nor the MX grey space bar have much of a click when you press part of the key that is far away from the actual switch.
post #14334 of 36849
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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

guys, which keyboard has which one?
g710 vs blackwidow, i believe either one of them has costar and the other has MX stabilisers?

Blackwidow uses iOne Costar stabilizers and G710+ uses Cherry stabilizers.
post #14335 of 36849
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Blackwidow uses iOne Costar stabilizers and G710+ uses Cherry stabilizers.
The black widow uses costar stabilizers? They felt a lot squisher than the stabilizers on the QFR when I tried them both out in the store.
post #14336 of 36849
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

The black widow uses costar stabilizers? They felt a lot squisher than the stabilizers on the QFR when I tried them both out in the store.

Yep, I can confirm BlackWidows use CoStar.
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damn mechanical keyboards. I have one now, 2 in the mail, and got my minecraft creeper and zelda heart key in the mail today.

Just ordered my second CM Storm Quickfire, this time with a backlight. I'm looking at a Vortex KBT RACE though, love how they look. If you would have told me a year ago keyboards are fun to collect, I'd laughed. If only they weren't so expensive.
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

The black widow uses costar stabilizers? They felt a lot squisher than the stabilizers on the QFR when I tried them both out in the store.

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Originally Posted by Ehpik View Post

Yep, I can confirm BlackWidows use CoStar.
Nope, they use a costar ripoff. they are a thinner metal. Being an ione board is the first giveaway.. simply because its not a costar board.

Technicalities guys!
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post #14339 of 36849
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Nope, they use a costar ripoff. they are a thinner metal. Being an ione board is the first giveaway.. simply because its not a costar board.

Technicalities guys!
Is iOne a reputable OEM? It didn't feel all that well built in the 5 minutes that I tried it.
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Is iOne a reputable OEM? It didn't feel all that well built in the 5 minutes that I tried it.
Nope, they make the cheap boards with horrid quality control.
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