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I would like to join...

Nothing fancy here however just a GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium, tho I have ordered some 40A-L's from WASD Keyboards for it however. And I have also been contemplating (off and on) ordering a set of Translucent Clear Black Keycaps from maxkeyboard.com but haven't came to any firm conclusion on it yet.

I dont know why this keyboard is not more popular however Adjustable illumination, removable wrist rest and height adjustments on the front and back of the keyboard and much more more (I did not want to list them all at risk of sounding like an add for it rolleyes.gif ) I couldn't possibly think of what else one would want in a keyboard the only down side is the lack of dedicated media keys which is not a major deal for me.


Edited by Sharazzi - 11/13/13 at 2:21pm
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I'm afraid of tester kits, I may find a switch i like better than reds and then have to sell off and buy more boards.

( though clears and whites are the only semi-comon ones i've not tried )

though i hear jailhouse blues ( which i've used ) feel alot like ergo clears, and if so, i woudn't like em anyway.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

I'm afraid of tester kits, I may find a switch i like better than reds and then have to sell off and buy more boards.

( though clears and whites are the only semi-comon ones i've not tried )

though i hear jailhouse blues ( which i've used ) feel alot like ergo clears, and if so, i woudn't like em anyway.

Whites feel nicer than I expected they would, like MX Greens with a tactile bump aswell as a click.

Definitely think my next board will have a heavier switch.
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I accidentally broke the Micro-USB input on my BlackWidow Tournament. I asked if they would send me just the PCB that the port is attached to, but they said they couldn't send out parts. They are going to replace it for me though. Just have to go through the RMA process and remove my keycaps. Annoying but it could be worse.
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I accidentally broke the Micro-USB input on my BlackWidow Tournament. I asked if they would send me just the PCB that the port is attached to, but they said they couldn't send out parts. They are going to replace it for me though. Just have to go through the RMA process and remove my keycaps. Annoying but it could be worse.

More often then not RMA's are always annoying..that is why I usually only deal with companies that will allow cross ship replacements. I hate having a system down wattling on a part to go through the entire RMA process.

I know your just dealing with a minor part on a keybord that dont really effect is use much but I share you disdain when having to do an RMA
Edited by Sharazzi - 11/13/13 at 2:29pm
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That stinks, I don't know what the internals of the BWU look like, but i know there are conversion kits/replacement cables for filcos that on a QFR for example, you can have it hardwired.

I've always been worried of the connectors breaking. seems like an obvious weak point when mechs can last for years before needing replacing.
( I do suspect thats why the XT uses full sized USB connectors, in theory they should be a little bit more durable. )

Always sucks when a cable breaks on an otherwise solid product.

But at least its covered in the warranty, and you get a shiney new case and everythign for it.
( though new keycaps would be nice if they replaced those too )
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If I can get confirmation that the connector PCB is the same for other BW keyboards, I might just find a broken one (try to guarantee that it is broken elsewhere) and steal the PCB out of that.
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Whites feel nicer than I expected they would, like MX Greens with a tactile bump aswell as a click.

Definitely think my next board will have a heavier switch.

I just unboxed my XT in Greens and I'm already in love. I like my blues and all but my normal typing style I still tend to bottom out blues. So far with the XT this isn't the case. I might also be dealing with the fact it's brand new but I'm thinking it's the heavier spring. I can't wait to get to work and get it setup in it's new home....now to plot new key caps for it and possibly a custom sleeved cable.
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Got my new caps in, I really like em, I had a full review written up but then the internet broke and lost it, so pics!

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stripped XT


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wonky spacebar, not sure if flawed or by design, seems even, so i think its intentional


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Typically what my desk looks like, and my XT next to its baby brother

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The pics are kinda crap, i'm going to try to buy a flash sometime this weekend.
Edited by Jixr - 11/13/13 at 5:05pm
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Pretty awesome thumb.gif

If that spacebar is PBT then that explains it, very common occurrence from what I gather.
 
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