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This is a great example of how a keyboard (or products in general) should be reviewed. Keep up the good work!
You seem to do better than most professional hardware review websites out there.

I have come to generally dislike the incompetence of some other reviewers and sites out there which don't really offer much unbiased, technical, functional, and performance type metrics or info to truly aid the customer in choosing the product that fits them most.

Then again, I guess not everyone else out there is an engineer.

Thanks,
Howard
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I know that this was primarily a HW review but is there any chance you can comment on the Razer SW to see if it's any different from say the Lycosa or if it has actually improved at all.
The only other driver I used from Razer is the Lachesis one, which was HORRIBLE. The one for the BW seems to be pretty lightweight in comparison. The only thing it has is options for macros - one "tab" where you record a macro, and another tab where you have a picture of the keyboard and can select each key and say which macro you want to bind to it.
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So..bottom line, would you recommend this keyboard?
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So..bottom line, would you recommend this keyboard?
Speaking strictly from a quality perspective, absolutely.

That being said, I have a very hard time recommending that anyone pay $130 for a keyboard that doesn't have NKRO, period. I know that if I paid $130 for this, took it home, and found that the keys I wanted to use were getting blocked, I'd be real pissed. I think the regular BlackWidow (non-ultimate) is a GREAT value at $80, and I wouldn't hesitate one bit to recommend that one. But at ~$130 I think that you'd have to REALLY want the backlighting, REALLY like the way it looks, and REALLY benefit from on-the-fly macros.
Edited by Manyak - 12/10/10 at 3:36pm
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Just placed my order. Should be here before X-mas I hope.
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Speaking strictly from a quality perspective, absolutely.

That being said, I have a very hard time recommending that anyone pay $130 for a keyboard that doesn't have NKRO, period. I know that if I paid $130 for this, took it home, and found that the keys I wanted to use were getting blocked, I'd be real pissed. I think the regular BlackWidow (non-ultimate) is a GREAT value at $80, and I wouldn't hesitate one bit to recommend that one. But at ~$130 I think that you'd have to REALLY want the backlighting, REALLY like the way it looks, and REALLY benefit from on-the-fly macros.
Thank you very much for the review. You really read my mind, paying $130 for a beautiful keyboard get blocked during the game is really sad
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Does it support something like :

alt+shift+w+a+3(not num pad)
alt+shift+1
alt+shift+1+2
alt+1+2
shift+F1+F2
shift+2+F3
arrow up + arrow left + space + shift + 2
space+1+2

And things like that ?
I may be an intensive MMORPG player so those kind of combos matters to me. If not then XAmor 9UBL should be it
Other than that, you guys know where I can get either Razer BW ultimate or XArmor 9UBL that is not hard on Canadian shipping ?
And how is the sound of either of them compared to a cheap 10 buck board ?
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Originally Posted by Azarah View Post
Does it support something like :

alt+shift+w+a+3(not num pad)
alt+shift+1
alt+shift+1+2
alt+1+2
shift+F1+F2
shift+2+F3
arrow up + arrow left + space + shift + 2
space+1+2

And things like that ?
I may be an intensive MMORPG player so those kind of combos matters to me. If not then XAmor 9UBL should be it
Other than that, you guys know where I can get either Razer BW ultimate or XArmor 9UBL that is not hard on Canadian shipping ?
And how is the sound of either of them compared to a cheap 10 buck board ?
Razer BW ultimate could be available in our yellow or red electronic stores, cos they both have Razer products now.
But I wanna know where to buy XArmor 9UBL in Canada too
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I got the Razer Blackwidow (non-ultimate edition) yesterday as an early Christmas present from my girlfriend, and this being my first mechanical keyboard, all i can say is... wow is that ever different.

I absolutely love the tactile feedback i get from the keys, definitely does make a difference when typing, although the noise is something that my girlfriend and I are going to have to get used to. I have to say though, feeling like a hacker in those old tech movies does have its advantages lmao. Being mostly a gamer, it's going to take some time to get used to the actuation force of the keys themselves as well as the "depression distance" (can't remember the technical term) of the keys themselves.

All things considered, I definitely need to get used to this keyboard, but it feels like a step in the right direction after having migrated from my G15.
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Congrats on the Black Widow. Blue Cherry remains my favorite switch.

It's called Hysteresis. I should do a wiki on that someday.
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But I wanna know where to buy XArmor 9UBL in Canada too
http://www.hltechnology.com/one_prod.php?pid=139955
First result when I googled "xarmor canada" -- I don't know if the site is legit but there you go.
The "Where to Buy" section of www.xarmor-usa.com also claims http://www.daiwa.net/ is their Canadian reseller but the U9BL is nowhere to be found on their website.
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