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Originally Posted by TwoCables;12919892 
I did not say that the BlackWidows are on par with Costar boards and other boards that are similar or better. As I said before, I recognize the BlackWidows as "mediocre" mechanical keyboards. However, they're still better than rubber dome keyboards, and their most certainly better than those stupid Arctosa/Lycosa keyboards.

Now, would I buy the BlackWidow? No, because I already have a Filco Majestouch which means I feel that a BlackWidow would be a noticeable downgrade for me. However, the BlackWidow is still a fairly decent entry-level mechanical keyboard.

So, I'm not saying that the BlackWidow keyboards are good mechanical keyboards. Instead, I'm saying that they're not the usual garbage that Razer makes when it comes to keyboards.

That point wasn't addressed at you in particular. I was just commenting on the reports I've seen in general, and some people who have justified them in terms of being relative to the amount sold.

The problem is that there are reports of multiple Blackwidows failing completely after a very short period of time. If a keyboard dies on you after 2 months, then it most definitely is garbage. I've seen rubber dome keyboards that still works after years, I'd rather have one of those because it will let me send scancodes to my computer, which is what I generally use my keyboards for.
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Originally Posted by ch_123;12920565 
That point wasn't addressed at you in particular. I was just commenting on the reports I've seen in general, and some people who have justified them in terms of being relative to the amount sold.

The problem is that there are reports of multiple Blackwidows failing completely after a very short period of time. If a keyboard dies on you after 2 months, then it most definitely is garbage. I've seen rubber dome keyboards that still works after years, I'd rather have one of those because it will let me send scancodes to my computer, which is what I generally use my keyboards for.
Then again... early failures may be attributed to a new product line and new supply chain.
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There is that aspect of it, yes. At the same time, they come from an OEM who are not known for their spectacular QA, to put it mildly.

Personally, if I'm going to spend that much money on a keyboard, I'd go the little extra and get something like the Rosewill RK9000 which at least has a reputation for quality by virtue of being a rebranded Filco.
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don't you guys think the topic should end from here ? just smell like a war lol relax guys.biggrin.gif we should share like buddies ! grouphug.gif

by the way, im using ultimate, so far im very happy with it, is not the best quality mechanical keyboard but is good for the value for me, i've been using it quite sometimes 0 problem
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"Quite sometime" being how long?
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Well we can be certain that he hasn't had it longer than approximately 5-6 months.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;12923532 
Well we can be certain that he hasn't had it longer than approximately 5-6 months.

Yeah, I say the keyboard won't make a year without dying.
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Haters Gonna Hate on Razer
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Given the Razer ships 10 times what the Xarmor and Deck does of COURSE you see failure reports periodically.
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There's a reason WHY the Razer ships get 10x the bashing.
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There's a reason WHY the Razer ships get 10x the bashing.

Somehow the metaphor got shipwrecked.
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