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Don't listen to the above poster. Most people on this forum push for mechanical keyboards and will ignore/mislead you about their drawbacks. The razors are loud - Try it out in person before you decide to get one, don't base your decision on what people here say.
I owned the Lycosa for over a year, so I am speaking from experience here (I actually owned 6 different Lycosas during that time which I can explain later). I now own a quality mechanical keyboard called the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO which I acquired almost 10 months ago on March 9th. The Tactile Click essentially has the same sound characteristics as the Razer BlackWidow, and so I can tell you this much: it is not loud. How do I know that it's essentially the same? Because I am here every single day for over 18 hours per day, and I am subscribed to the Mechanical Keyboard Guide thread. That means I don't miss a single post in there. And one of the things that was said about the Black Widow boards in comparison to the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click is that it has a similar sound. Neither one is that much louder than the other.

Have you owned the Lycosa? Have you owned a quality mechanical keyboard with the Cherry MX Blues? What keyboards have you owned? Please qualify your statements instead of downgrading other members on here.

Edit: Oh! It looks like your first and only mechanical keyboard is the Deck Legend Tactile which is a tactile but non-clicky keyboard (proof). So, I guess you do have a little bit of experience with mechanical keyboards after all. But 3 days with one keyboard isn't much. Plus, it sounds to me like you had some Microsoft keyboard for the past 4 years. But what about the Lycosa? What about the BlackWidow? What about some other quality mechanical with the Cherry MX Blues? Oh that's right: you said the Deck Legend Tactile is your first mechanical keyboard.

From now on, please think before you post. And don't you ever tell someone to ignore another member on here unless you have some VERY solid evidence to back you up - especially not with me around. If you want to do it on another message board, then be my guest. But don't it here.

So yes, the BlackWidow happens to be a good product, unlike the rest of Razer's stuff.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/1/11 at 2:35am
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Anyone will tell you that blues switches are loud. It doesn't matter if I've used one, or you've used one (and consider yourself some sort of expert), the poster needs to try one and decide for himself.
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Anyone will tell you that blues switches are loud. It doesn't matter if I've used one, or you've used one (and consider yourself some sort of expert), the poster needs to try one and decide for himself.
But you can't say anything until you've used one. That's the point. You can't qualify your statements with actual experience. All you're able to do is blow smoke, which is exactly what you're doing. Or are you looking for Reputation points? I hope not, because this is not how you get them. This is actually how you ruin your reputation.

Anyway, I can tell you from first-hand experience that the Cherry MX Blues are not loud. I am typing on such a keyboard right now, and here's how I can describe it: the mechanical clicks that they make are subtle, crisp, precise-sounding, and very satisfying. It's even quieter than the little click that a retractable pen makes when you click it. How do I know? Because again, I'm typing on a quality mechanical keyboard right now that sounds just about the same as the BlackWidow. Actually, some have said that the BlackWidow has a slightly more precise sound than the Tactile Click (but I don't know if this is true, or if the person was just overly enthusiastic).

So again: the mechanical clicks that the Cherry MX Blues make are subtle, crisp, precise-sounding, and very satisfying. They are not any louder than the sound of bottoming out. In fact, bottoming out produces a sound that is louder than the clicks of the Cherry MX Blues.

But now if you want a tactile and clicky switch that can be considered loud, then take a look at the Buckling Springs. That is a loud click.

You still haven't answered any of my questions.
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post #14 of 28
Just go to the store and try them. They're the only mechanical keyboard you'll find in a store in the US so might as well try them before.

And if you don't like it, please don't buy the Lycosa. Totally different beast and not worth your money.
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post #15 of 28
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You still haven't answered any of my questions.
I'm not interested in an off-topic personal argument, sorry.

The OP needs to try the keyboard and listen for himself - Luckily the Blackwidow is a popular one so it shouldn't be that hard to find one to try.

To the OP: Bear in mind that the switch click and bottoming out are 2 distinct sounds and you'll be hearing them both unless you practice at hitting the keys very lightly. So take it with a grain of salt when someone says "The keyboard isn't loud because the click isn't loud".
Edited by RandomUser - 1/1/11 at 3:05am
post #16 of 28
Avoid Razer for keyboards.

If you want to be cheap and get something that is more about looks and what not silly "gaming" crap, get something from saitek. As far as rubber domes go, they are pretty damn well made.

If you want a GOOD keyboard get a mechanical. NOT a black widdow... its crap. Its a gaming board with distinctly NON gaming features. No NKRO, "wrong" switches, jacks in the worst possible place..... Some other mechanical... too many to tell you which one. You need to give some more info on your prefrences.





Now... you could skip a keyboard and get a good mouse, which if you are gaming is definaitly a bigger deal. Here razer is alright, as is logitech, saitek, and steelseries... really your prefrences are important again.
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I'm not interested in an off-topic personal argument, sorry.
Then next time don't say things like, "Don't listen to the above poster." If you can't handle me, then you should have thought about that before posting. If you don't start something, then it won't BE something.

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The OP needs to try the keyboard and listen for himself - Luckily the Blackwidow is a popular one so it shouldn't be that hard to find one to try.
First, his name is robert125381, not "The OP".

Second, this is the only correct thing you've said so far. Yes, he should. But you should be careful because he will do it and then say "lol they aren't loud".

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To the OP: Bear in mind that the switch click and bottoming out are 2 distinct sounds and you'll be hearing them both unless you practice at hitting the keys very lightly. So take it with a grain of salt when someone says "The keyboard isn't loud because the click isn't loud".
Qualify your statements. If you're going to make these kind of statements, then back them up. This is something you have not done yet.

Also, stop trying to shoot down everything I said. If you continue this, then I will have no choice but to report you and say in my report that you are doing nothing but trolling. So far you've done nothing but attack me and everything I've said. But I've qualified my statements. When are you going to qualify yours?
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Second, this is the only correct thing you've said so far. Yes, he should. But you should be careful because he will do it and then say "lol they aren't loud".
If he doesn't find them loud and he likes the feel of the keyboard, he should definitely go out and buy one and enjoy it.

The rest of your points are off topic - I'm not going to get into an argument about "handling you". I am not the one trolling the thread.
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If he doesn't find them loud and he likes the feel of the keyboard, he should definitely go out and buy one and enjoy it.

The rest of your points are off topic - I'm not going to get into an argument about "handling you". I am not the one trolling the thread.
Hey, you started this. Maybe next time you'll think twice before saying things like, "Don't listen to the above poster." - especially when you don't have the experience that the "above user" has. I have already made it clear that I know what I'm talking about and that you don't. So just back off and let others handle this thread ok?

Again, your only experience with mechanical keyboards is with the tactile, but non-clicky Deck Legend Tactile board. So you have no business telling Robert to ignore me.

Edit: From now on, don't challenge anyone on here unless you're fully prepared.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/1/11 at 3:42am
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post #20 of 28
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Edit: From now on, don't challenge anyone on here unless you're fully prepared.
You're still crying over this I see. Might want to just get over it - My advice was different to yours, constantly posting arguments about it won't accomplish anything.

And, because I prefer to make useful posts, to the OP - Check out some videos on Youtube - that'll give you an idea of the sound and what the keyboard will be like in daily use.
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