Originally Posted by ch_123;12927661
Can we see some sales figures for the Blackwidow, Xarmor and Deck to back that claim up?
Common sense would overrule the need of sales figure but I'll give it a shot.
How many retailer outlets have Razer products? I live in a large city in southern California and I can drive to a few places and pick up a Razer Blackwidow. Know how many places I can drive to get an Xarmor, Deck, Filco, Ducky? Practically, None.
Marketing and Distribution are key ingredients in sales.
I went to my local Fry's electronics and they had Both Blackwidows in stock (Thought I just want to try it, not buy it).
The more product you push out, the more people you'll have complaining, and you'll have even more people who like the product hopefully (but fail to voice their opinion because they are content).
Two products have a failure rate of 1%. One product has sold 100,000 units while the other sold 1,000. One product has 1,000 people complaining while the other have 10.
Even though both have 1% failure rate (No one looks at this), the 1000 will have a much stronger voice/opinions (What people will listen to).
Of the 1,000 maybe 10% will come complain. That's 100 people.
Of the 10, maybe 10% will come complain. That's 1 person.
You gonna listen to the 100 people complaining or the 1 person? Even though Failure rate never changed (both products still have 1% failure rate).
I'm guilty of this myself, because I read what people are saying but more I read, the more I realize some poeple are just bitter from past experiences.
I personally optioned for the Filco. I wanted the smal form factor and they do infact have great quality.
I also opted for the DAS for work because I need something a bit silent end.
Just because razer made a few poor products or some people got a bad apple and they decided to voice their opinions, doesn't mean the product will most definitely fail.
Comments like "it'll fail in the first year" are silly. No company will continue production/distribution/market with 100% failure in 1st year.
Yes People probably have had some issue with the Blackwidows and these people are the ones who tend to voice their opinions.
: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Electronics[/ame]
78 reviews with average 4 star rating. 65/78 people gave (normal users) 4 and 5 stars.
I didn't go with it because of reasons I mentioned above, I was also put off by what people were saying, but reading further into it, I just blew it off as hot air.
I may pick up the regular in the near future to test it out... Can't beat it for $75.Edited by n19htmare - 4/15/11 at 2:40pm