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Originally Posted by TDS;12105950 
Razer keyboards are just junk. They really do not perfom all that well, and there are a lot better choices out there. That is why you will find them so cheap. The mice are great, but the boards... suck. I know I owned one of them, and the key issue is a real problem in real world useage... It will lock up the board if you type too fast or if you press too many keys at once.

nobody can type that fast......
    
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N-key rollover is useful for people who type really fast. Some keyboards have glitchy matrixes that makes certain key combinations not register. Also it helps when you are playing a game with a friend on the same keyboard.
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Originally Posted by TDS;12105950 
Razer keyboards are just junk. They really do not perfom all that well, and there are a lot better choices out there. That is why you will find them so cheap. The mice are great, but the boards... suck. I know I owned one of them, and the key issue is a real problem in real world useage... It will lock up the board if you type too fast or if you press too many keys at once.

My Lycosa does this (lock keys at certain angles) but i do not think mechs do this...i do not have a black widow so i cannot say for sure
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Originally Posted by HaiLKroniK;12105986 
My Lycosa does this (lock keys at certain angles) but i do not think mechs do this...i do not have a black widow so i cannot say for sure

The black widow doesn't do this, I'm typing with it right now.
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was wondering this as I was looking at it since my little i-rocks is so small for my hands lol
    
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Originally Posted by microman;12105893 
you can push up to 6 keys on the blackwidow i cant imagine why you would need to push more than one though.... i would look at this http://shop.steelseries.com/us/index.php/steelseries-6gv2.html as its the same price $80 with promo code EG01EX
The Blackwidow is 2 key rollover, not 6. Which means if you press some combinations of 3 keys (such as z+x+c) it won't work. The WASD cluster is optimized so you won't probably encounter that problem there. But you will if you like to use the arrow cluster or another one. Or if you just type really fast.
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Originally Posted by whipple16;12105927 
for gaming 1 had on the mouse and 1 on the keyboard...

unless you have 7 fingers on your left hand, recognizing 6 key strokes at a time is plenty for me smile.gif
Some games are played with both hands on the keyboard.
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post #17 of 38
Razer as a gaming keyboard, just is not a viable choice IMO. I had one, and even though its "optimized" for the WASD cluster, it didnt work there either. Its very frustrating to have a "stuck key" or one that "stops working" either in a game, or in command line. It done this issue several times to me, and once it did it command line using diskpart, that was it for me. I immediately boxed it up and took it back. I tried different drivers, different USB, bios changes and nothing worked. I went back to Logitech and was sorry I ever strayed from a brand that has always worked very well. "if it aint broke, dont fix it"

The razer was cool looking, and that was about all it panned out to be, was cool looking.
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post #18 of 38
i think their price matches their quality well.. if anything, they should be even cheaper lol, razer = meh.
post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by turtleslikejohn;12105726 
I've heard they don't have any problems with WASD combinations though, but still - extremely cheap
Not everyone uses default key setups in games. I for one always change WASD to ESDF along with a few other buttons.
post #20 of 38
While some of their membrane keyboards might not be great the black widow is a solid keyboard and there's a 4 key rollover without including the WASD keys not 2.
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