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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Have you decided on the blue switches, and just want to know what model to get?

Your main options with blues are Das, Filco, Xarmor u9BL, and the upcoming Razer black widow.

Chances are the Razer will be available locally, so you might save a good amount of money there. Otherwise it is up to your preference of what keyboard you think looks the best, and has the features you want.
The Razer box has a switch testing window doesn't it?
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post #782 of 36848
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
The Razer box has a switch testing window doesn't it?
It does/will. I think that's why they went with the blue switches; they are instantly noticeable from a single key press.
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post #783 of 36848
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Have you decided on the blue switches, and just want to know what model to get?

Your main options with blues are Das, Filco, Xarmor u9BL, and the upcoming Razer black widow.

Chances are the Razer will be available locally, so you might save a good amount of money there. Otherwise it is up to your preference of what keyboard you think looks the best, and has the features you want.
Would the Razer Black Widow be up there with the conventional players in the keyboard market? I want a good mechanical keyboard for my first one But you're right about it being available locally so it might be a good idea to test it out.

Also, I'm just going for blue switches because I hear they are a midpoint; I've never used a mechanical keyboard before.

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I've got the Otaku Tenkeyless version; very nice boards. The only board I used with blue switches as they are not for me. But the board is very nice and I still own it.
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I really like mine. Awesome for typing on and it works fine for gaming.
Thanks guys
post #784 of 36848
Cherry MX-Browns are the Inbetween switch. Atleast for Cherry switches.
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Guys, what do you think of a Filco keyboard with Cherry Blue switches? I'm thinking of importing one.

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...pid=fkb104mceb
I have the NKRO version of the Tactile Click, and I absolutely love this keyboard. The build quality is very high (with the exception of the keycaps, based on what I've been told): it's basically like a tank. This keyboard feels like it's built right into my desk; I mean, it's that solid and it's that stationary.

Now, I've seen people say that there are better mechanical keyboards such as the Das Model S and the Deck keyboards, but it's my opinion that for a first mechanical keyboard, the Majestouch boards can be the cream of the crop. After all, the Tactile Click NKRO is my first and only mechanical keyboard! I'd have more mechanical keyboards by now, but I lack the physical space for even just 1 extra keyboard. :/ But that's just how much I love this thing: I 'd have more by now if I had the room!

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Would the Razer Black Widow be up there with the conventional players in the keyboard market? I want a good mechanical keyboard for my first one But you're right about it being available locally so it might be a good idea to test it out.
I think that the Black Widow and Black Widow Ultimate keyboards will end up being thought of as inferior to keyboards like the Majestouch series. So for the price, I sincerely feel that it's not worth it.

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Also, I'm just going for blue switches because I hear they are a midpoint; I've never used a mechanical keyboard before.





Thanks guys
Oh, that's actually the Cherry MX Browns. The reason why the Browns are kind of a middle ground is because the Cherry MX Blues can hinder a gamer who needs to do a lot of precise, controlled (and fast) double-tapping. This is because the reset point is physically higher in the key travel than the actuation point. This means that the key switch must be allowed to come all the way back up before it can be pressed back down again in order to ensure that the signal is severed before tapping it a second time.

But now for casual gamers like me, this isn't an issue because my technique is "sloppy" in that I just hit a key two times in a row very quickly which allows the key to come all the way back up anyway. So it's really up to you.
Edited by TwoCables - 8/30/10 at 6:56pm
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Deck Legend Tactile Ice here. Cherry MX clear switches and back lighting that puts everything else to shame. I just love my keyboard
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Just got this, add me to the club please.
Steelseries 6gv2. It's my first mechanical keyboard and typing on feels really nice. The mechanical keyboard guide made me switch to mechanicals.Didn't knew they even existed before i read it.
Thanx OCN!
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Just got my Unicomp Customizer 104. It is by far the best keyboard I have ever used. Wife hates it lol.
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Great stuff! They're ugly, but by far one of the best mechanical keyboards you can get.
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