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i love my logitech illuminated, but im curious about mechanical keyboards ... any retail stores where i can go try it out first?

or does anyone have a recommendation on what's the best? not too big on the clicking sound, just want something that feels great... preferably thin and illuminated just like the logitech

from my short research, looks like the UB9L is a winner? i just dont want to pay for any "extra" features, im not a hardcore gamer.. not concerned w/ polling rate, macros, etc .... just want a clean looking back lit keyboard thats nice for typing & light gaming
Edited by koven - 12/21/10 at 9:49pm
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I've seen a couple in Microcenter (on the rare occasion) and J&R Electronics - both were Das Model Ss.

That's about all I can recall though :/
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hmm guess i'll give microcenter a call tomorrow.... i know fry's & best buy doesn't have any
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Actually, fry's do have some.

At least the one by me does.
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yes. i was at my local frys and they have display models of the Steelseries 7G and Razer Black Widow Ultimate.
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Most Fry's carry the Steelseries 7G and Razer Black Widow. I work at the Orange County Microcenter and I know we have the Adesso Gaming Pro (I purchased one) and Siig Mechanical with MX Blues. We're supposed to get the Black Widows in (also Blue switches) and every once in awhile we get a 7G (waiting on that one or hopefully a 6GV2 ).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by koven View Post
hmm guess i'll give microcenter a call tomorrow.... i know fry's & best buy doesn't have any
Fry's does. As previously stated they'll often have a Razer Black Widow and some form of the Das on display. If not, check the regular keyboard section and look for a Siig keyboard that doesn't look like much on the outside but carries an absurdly high price tag. The layout isn't ideal (oversize Enter key and half-size Backspace) but it does give you a good idea of what Cherry MX Blue switches feel like.

Bear in mind that all those board will likely be using Cherry MX Blue switches - I've never seen a Das Silent (Browns) on display at Fry's in southern Cali anyway.
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post #8 of 9
Best Buy has the Black Widow and the Black Widow Ultimate.

In Canadia they also have the 6GV2.
    
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I went to my local Fry's and played with the previously mentioned 7G and both versions of the Black Widow before pulling the trigger on a U9BL sight unseen. I've had the deck for a whole 2 days now and I don't regret my decision at this point.
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