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What's with the "Caps Lk"? They couldn't afford a couple more letters?
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Thanks for the review! I've been trying to decide between the Black Widow Ultimate or the UB9L and now I'm leaning more towards the UB9L. Great review.
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Great review. unfortunately, I can't rep you
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Originally Posted by Segovax View Post
Nice review.

Garbage keyboard. I'm sure it will sell though, just judging from this forum alone the amount of Razer fanbois is amazing. The font is ridiculous and silly. The back lighting looked good actually. No NKRO/PS2. Jury is out on how well those keycaps are going to hold up, I'm betting they won't.
The one thing I can't believe they didn't do is give it NKRO. It's so cheap, and so simple, and makes the board that much better. Everything else is really a matter of taste more than anything - for every person who hates that font there'll be someone out there who likes it.

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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Manyak; I'm actually surprised you liked the feeling from the coating on the keys.
I got a Blackwidow not to long ago and I really did not like the coating that was on the keys.
Then again though; that was just me.

The only key-combo's that messed me up were the F#-Keys because of Frets on Fire.
Honestly I didn't think I would either. I didn't like the keys on the Lycosa either. But I do like these. /shrug

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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
How about C,V, spacebar, and any two arrow keys. Other then that, just any combo that you can find that specifically fails, and seems like someone might want to use.
The arrow keys are sort of blocked but only when using opposite directions. If you press Up, you can't press Down. You can press Left and Right together, but then you can't press neither Up nor Down.

Holding C, V, and Space has no affect on arrow key blocking.


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Originally Posted by Tatakai All View Post
Thanks for the review! I've been trying to decide between the Black Widow Ultimate or the UB9L and now I'm leaning more towards the UB9L. Great review.
YW

Mind if I ask why? Just curious if there's any reason besides NKRO.

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Great review. unfortunately, I can't rep you
Thanks
Edited by Manyak - 12/5/10 at 8:48pm
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The arrow keys are sort of blocked but only when using opposite directions. If you press Up, you can't press Down. You can press Left and Right together, but then you can't press neither Up nor Down.

Holding C, V, and Space has no affect on arrow key blocking.
That's actually really good for a board that doesn't have NKRO. So like up or down + right or left doesn't block? Good enough for most uses really. Still I agree, they should have sprung for the real deal.
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Would you recommend this keyboard for someone who like myself who types roughly? I purchased a Saitek Eclipse II from Best Buy, which at the time was $79.99 and absolutely destroyed the space bar within a few days, and it eventually broke off. I had a replacement space bar sent, and that broke a few days after as well. I don't know if it's poorly manufactured, but I definitely type roughly so that doesn't help at all either.

I'm using a Dell SK-8115 keyboard which came with my 6 year old Dell dimension e521. It's a $19.99 keyboard, and it's in perfect condition minus being extremely loud and many keys are fading. For a $19.99 keyboard it definitely feels stronger than the Eclipse II.
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That's actually really good for a board that doesn't have NKRO. So like up or down + right or left doesn't block? Good enough for most uses really. Still I agree, they should have sprung for the real deal.
Yeah I don't think anyone will notice it. And yeah, at $130 they are pricing themselves with the quality boards, which all have NKRO. Everything else about this board does say quality, except that one very important detail.

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Would you recommend this keyboard for someone who like myself who types roughly? I purchased a Saitek Eclipse II from Best Buy, which at the time was $79.99 and absolutely destroyed the space bar within a few days, and it eventually broke off. I had a replacement space bar sent, and that broke a few days after as well. I don't know if it's poorly manufactured, but I definitely type roughly so that doesn't help at all either.

I'm using a Dell SK-8115 keyboard which came with my 6 year old Dell dimension e521. It's a 19.99 keyboard, and it's in perfect condition minus being extremely loud and many keys are fading.
ANY quality mechanical board will stand up to your abuse . And yes, this one too
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Awesome, thank you. Only reason I'm asking is because a lot of people complain how loud the Dell SK-8115 when it comes to typing on it... Also because I just want a nice mechanical keyboard
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Awesome, thank you. Only reason I'm asking is because a lot of people complain how loud the Dell SK-8115 when it comes to typing on it... Also because I just want a nice mechanical keyboard
People will still complain about noise on this board too. But it will definitely hold up better, lol.
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Good review. Looks like a pretty good board. The only thing bugging me is the horrible, horrible font they use. IMO, the Das font (or as I like to call it, Chipotle Burrito font) is still my favorite.

Now I wish I had media keys on my Model S...
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