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They came in an extra bag, I took off the WASD and put these on.
haha ok... i was like damn they messed up baddddd.

Anyways, anyone know white keycaps that would fit the blackwidow
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The keys are lasered while on the keyboard. This can result in some off centered labels.

Details here including a video of the process. (Video set to Beethoven's 6th, 3rd movement because ART appreciation is important for today's youth).
I'm not the keyboard connoisseur that some of you guys are but I have to give you props/rep for the site.
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You guys jelly?


Oh look, there's BBQ SAUCE IN MY "2" KEY! What the hell is that though, seriously...


Alarming discovery! Since I got two "3" keys, I decided to examine them both. One of the keys wasn't sprayed (or whatever) with the rubber coating. So it's rough. You can also see the poor job iOne did of covering the entire key by looking at all of the other keys.



Ok enough of the damn pictures.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/24/10 at 11:03am
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My U9BL is #147(just got it Monday) and a couple of the letters look like they could be off a little to the left or right, but not so much I really care. Up and down they line up near perfect.
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I have another question. Have fellow U9BL owners ever worn in the shift, backspace, enter keys? They feel stiff as hell compared to normal keys because of the metal stabilizer. I had to take the stabilizers out just so these keys are easy to press also. There has to be a better way. I saw other keyboards with other switches to stabilize them, but that looks like it takes a lot more force, which is what I'm trying to avoid here. I want a stable key that clicks just as easy as a normal letter.
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My Filco has no issues with it's stabilizers. The Adesso I had briefly had a lot of problems with how the larger keys felt because of the stabilizers. Seems to be a part that is often overlooked on the cheaper mechanical boards (though the Razer BW seems spared)

The amount of over sights by iOne on this is kind of amazing. Perhaps a blind person does the quality control?
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My Filco has no issues with it's stabilizers. The Adesso I had briefly had a lot of problems with how the larger keys felt because of the stabilizers. Seems to be a part that is often overlooked on the cheaper mechanical boards (though the Razer BW seems spared)

The amount of over sights by iOne on this is kind of amazing. Perhaps a blind person does the quality control?
I was thinking the same thing.

Also, on the U9BL, the spacebar is the dumbest spacebar I've ever laid eyes on. It's slightly tilted into the keyboard and not flat like all other keyboards. So your thumb hits the edge instead of the flat part. I'm really considering taking this keyboard back entirely and getting the BlackWidow...

I'd rather have lack of N-Key rollover than have cheap stabilizers and an akward spacebar.

But I have to pay a 20 dollar restocking fee if I get a refund...

As a matter of fact... all of the keys on the bottom row are angled inwards with a sharp edge facing you. It's really weird feeling coming from a G15 which had nicely shaped keys. They were curved downward slightly at the bottom.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/25/10 at 10:59am
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wow, reading this thread made me look at my u9bl..i noticed first off that the keys are not sprayed all over like you guys are seeing, and also some of the keys are off center as well. Also, my ps2 connection stopped working? it only works with the ps2 to usb adapter installed

im starting to regret this...where is the serial number? I am going to look closer for any other defects on this thing

i heard they charge a restocking fee for returns?

edit: just checked and i have all keys...only thing i see is that the 1-9 keys above the letters are mostly off-center and some are higher than each other....this is really really not making me happy at all
Edited by saiyanzzrage - 12/27/10 at 10:55am
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Looking at the picture of the OP's keyboard, I noticed that a lot of the material seems to be "rubbed off" above the arrow keys, just like below his F keys, but worse. All my keys seem fine, but now I am worried about how this thing is going to hold up. Perhaps it was just a factory thing and is not indicative that the coating will rub off?

Damn now I'm seriously starting to question this. First Razer has problems with the plastic housing cracking on their keyboards, and now I'm worried about my XArmor.

Edit: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that not perfectly centered keys isn't a huge deal. The 1 on my num pad is off centered to the left, but I don't really care.
Edited by AMW1011 - 12/27/10 at 11:42am
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Looking at the picture of the OP's keyboard, I noticed that a lot of the material seems to be "rubbed off" above the arrow keys, just like below his F keys, but worse. All my keys seem fine, but now I am worried about how this thing is going to hold up. Perhaps it was just a factory thing and is not indicative that the coating will rub off?

Damn now I'm seriously starting to question this. First Razer has problems with the plastic housing cracking on their keyboards, and now I'm worried about my XArmor.

Edit: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that not perfectly centered keys isn't a huge deal. The 1 on my num pad is off centered to the left, but I don't really care.
yeah i looked closer at my keycaps and it looks like the rubber coating spray or whatever they do isnt even at all...almost looks like someone sprayed it while they were holding it between their fingers and you can see where the spray didnt hit

i guess my issues are minor, the slightly misaligned number keys and the fact that direct ps2 connection doesnt work...but for a 100-120 dollar keyboard this is kinda unacceptable imho....
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