Originally Posted by Mad Catz Rich
Is it the noise you miss or the tactile feedback? Usually it's the latter, in which case you should be fine with the S.T.R.I.K.E.7. In our research we found that the most popular mechanical switches are the Cherry Blue and Brown - the others being a long way behind in any polls. This membrane gives you the tactile feedback of a blue with that bump in the keypress but without the click that you get. Or alternatively it's kind of like a brown but with a much firmer tactile bump - many people find browns hard to distinguish from reds or blacks because they say that the bump isn't strong enough. There's more info about it over here:
As for simultaneous keypresses - up to 7, or, in other words, more than the fingers on your hand when the other one is planted on your R.A.T.
The integrated Teamspeak doesn't cost you or us anything - the guys over at Teamspeak have a robust SDK that we could work with to integrate support. Vent and Mumble? Not so much, although we'd be happy to work with them to implement support.
I am using a BW Ultimate right now with the Cherry Blu keys. I like both the tactile bump and the "click", but for e REALLY AWESOME keyboard, I suppose I could do without the click.
I'm still wondering about the anti ghosting capabilities? 7 key presses is good in my book until I grow a few more fingers. (considering the crap they're putting in some of our food, that's definitely a possibility).
Also, still wondering if there are any plans for add-on modules? I can think of a few that would be pretty cool (like the one I mentioned previously with large directional keys, and another with a smallish joystick, but with a twist/rudder and a throttle control). For a modular system like this with more modules planned, I might be willing to put out the $300+.
Also, what's the big round knob looking thing next to the touch screen? I've heard you can launch system apps on this touch screen, can it also display them (be used as a monitor)?
Glad to hear the Team Speak people didn't charge you guys for integrating it. That's pretty unusual these days.