I've been very happy with my Genius KB-21e w/rubber domes for quite a while (i think i got it 3-4 years ago, and the image does show i've used it quite a bit with all the faded paint and shiny keys
) until, around a month ago, the keys started to get stuck when pressed (causing a lot of accidental and not-so accidental deaths on games
). This made me look for another board. But having some spare cash and looking something better than the ghetto boards i see over here, and looking to pair my wireless mouse to get rid of cables once and for all, i fixed my eyes on a good wireless board. I've had reading around and i knew of the existance of the mechanical keyboards, but $100+ price tags (plus international shipping fees) kept me far, far from even considering one.
Around that time, ol' lurker Phaedrus2129 posted for sale
a wireless mechanical keyboard (a xArmor U9W ES w/ MX Blues) for a pretty decent price. After sorting out the cash, i finally bought it off him.
Got it two days ago, and so far i'm in love of it. The softness (the most used 3 year-old rubber domes are still harder than these MX Blues), sturdiness (this thing is almost 4 kg without batteries and it stays on place while gaming, while i had to block the Genius one so it would not move so much) and sound (i love its clickyness
) are awesome. Plus it's wireless, and i have no longer any cable on my desktop
. Also, the blue LEDs do match my sig rig color theme (all blue
Only "cons" i see is that now i have to buy more batteries (i only hope these lithium batteries i bought last me for a while), lack of media keys (i used some of them), and this is an english keyboard (gotta change language with the language bar to switch to spanish) but these cons are nothing compared to the sheer awesomeness of this board.
Only one last thing: Phaedrus, dude, the package i got was so huge i thought it had like 5 keyboards on it
Best packaging ever, survived my local customs mishandling Edited by Starbomba - 8/16/11 at 6:54pm