Originally Posted by Travellerr
See I saw that keyboard during their viewing of products to come this year, and I just did not care for the aesthetics of it. I like the Cooler master XT Stealth that came out with greens recently, and to everyone that I was confusing the xt stealth with the rapid stealth, look at me now !
I wish I still was willing to use full size keyboard because I would order one of the xt with greens, because I have a 15 coupon to coolermaster.com but only for their mechanical keyboards. I received it when I ordered their switch tester a while back. Which I recommend to anyone who has yet to try certain cherry mechanical switches, it has mx blue, brown, red, green, clear, and black. Granted they do not have some of the most rare mx switches the grey's which I believe there are two different ones one tactile and the more well known one is linear with 80g resistance, and lastly the cherry mx white mechanical switches would of been nice to use but alas Cooler Master has gained my respect time and time again. There are few "BIG" companies(te sports, corsair, cooler master, steel series, etc.) that make quality mechanical keyboards that the customer actually wants. I think Cooler Master at least out of that bunch does a pretty good job at making great quality for price point and trying to give customers what they want with the mechanical keyboard aspect at least.
Now personally I believe companies that make mechanical keyboards as their primary peripheral, only imo tend to be better at it than those guys finally stepping into the playing field. Ducky, Filco, Leopold, KBC poker 2, etc. I think make some damn good mechanical keyboards, and out of the "big" companies I really feel cooler master is the only one that keeps up with them. I cannot wait for sucky to produce a 60% keyboard in ansi layout.
You'll be missing out on the customizable faceplate that you can remove and paint without ruining warranty
Good things are, USB3 hub, audio passthrough and a massive amount of macro layouts
I can arguably say CM makes the most keyboards everyone owns here (as a mass manufacturer, ducky is considered small)
I would have gone for green but CM Singapore says they won't be stocking green so I went for the next best clicky
White? Isn't that found on only retro kbs, clear is very popular these days if you can even find them, my friend only buys Black or Clear which is a good indication
Actually those big companies are able to make keyboards of better value because they're mass and also they're able to bring out many products to suit your taste because well, their R&D budget is huge