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I looked very closely at the Black Widow and didn't like the look of it, i also have a mechanical keyboard at work where the keys really rise above like the older IBM keyboards or the Daskeyboard and hate it.

The sleeker switch or rubber keyboards are better imo.
They're not all the same since their are different switches out their.

EDIT: Are you talking about the keycaps?
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post #12 of 20
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yes, how high the keys rise from the board, i'm used to typing on very flat keys, i get to bring my laptop to work and do what i want on it, i'm typing on it right now, using it vs a mechanical keyboard on a almost daily basis has made me realy dislike mechanical keyboards, not even sure why most people support them for the best keyboards.

They may last longer than switch or rubber keyboards but using a keyboard that looks no different than one from 30 years ago other than the black color seems to be a bad decision to me, considering the better gaming choices such as the steelseries.

It seems to me that between the MMO and FPS keyboard sets i ordered i have all the macro buttons and other unique keys to cover just about any game i could ever play and i can set profiles for each game i play to load just like with my Razer Naga mouse.
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I'm suggest a topre and your finger will thank you. It is indeed low force(45g). They are easy to bottom out so are good for gaming. Also the tactile bump is light making it very pleasant to type on. I used my HHKB for gaming and have enjoyed every minute of it.
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So I know two other people, plus myself, that have had a Razer keyboard, and during raids etc. They are disappointing when they just quit working in the middle of a boss fight, and u have to unplug and plug it back in, same goes for the razer mice that have been sold in the last year or so...guess its a driver issue, but let's just say all my razer products went in a bonfire a few months ago, logitech so far no issues, g35, g15, g9x love all 3!!
    
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
Are you looking for something with programmable keys? If so, look into the Logitech G11/G15/G17, etc. I'm still using a G11, and I still love it. If you want something smaller, the Saitek Eclipse series is pretty popular, and I've heard the Razer boards aren't too bad either. None of these options are mechanical though.
Saitek makes junk. I bought an Eclipse back in the day (maybe 3 years ago) and 3 of the keys broke off.

I bought an Eclipse II thinking it would be an upgrade and I thought it was cool that I could change the colors. The paint on the keys rubbed off leaving the bright backlight shining in my face. Not to mention that one of the arrow keys cheap plastic snapped and so now I have 3 arrow keys.

Never buy a Saitek. They make junk.

I have a Razer Tarantula for now and it gets the job done. Types well. It gets VERY dirty though. The glossy frame leaves fingerprints and scratches everywhere. The edges are filled with dust and dirt. They DO send you something to remove keys though, which nobody else has sent before. They also sent me colored keys for WSAD and such. I've had it for about a year and a half now though, so it lasts. The white paint on one of the black arrow keys has started to rub off, but it's no big deal.

I use a Topre Realforce 103UB now though, so no going back to ANY type of gaming keyboard ever .

EDIT: Regarding the post above me. I've never had my Razer Tarantula keyboard cut out or stop working, ever. And I've dropped it about 10 times.

I do think the Logitech are built better. But I used to use one of them and just felt a bit nerdy.
post #16 of 20
I never really understood the low profile keycap thing myself. I suspect a lot of it is to do with the fact that scissor switch boards are almost always nicer to type on than full travel rubber domes, and people come to associate the flat keys with better keyboards. There's also the issue of key travel, but with a mech the switch actuates about half way down anyway so a direct comparison is meaningless.
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post #17 of 20
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I don't see any benefit to ever using a mechanical keyboard, gaming or othrwise. Because it makes a person a better typist? A ridiculous reason.

Low profile or a flatter keyboard is better to type on, more aesthetic and though some do tend to feel greasy but learn to wash your hands more and use clorox hand wipes to clean the keys and your fine....

I felt that the steelseries offered 2 bonuses. It wasn't mechanical and I can swap out the keyboard from an FPS setting to MMO anytime I want and have seperate profiles for each game.

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post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano View Post
I don't see any benefit to ever using a mechanical keyboard, gaming or othrwise. Because it makes a person a better typist? A ridiculous reason.

Low profile or a flatter keyboard is better to type on, more aesthetic and though some do tend to feel greasy but learn to wash your hands more and use clorox hand wipes to clean the keys and your fine....

I felt that the steelseries offered 2 bonuses. It wasn't mechanical and I can swap out the keyboard from an FPS setting to MMO anytime I want and have seperate profiles for each game.

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Well mech kbs give you more feedback aka you feel and know that you pressed the key. The equivalent would be that a mouse whose click and mouse wheel feels good hence it feels better.
Also I doesnt make you a better typer since most ppl who type fast arent using mech kbs. It def feels better thou.
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post #19 of 20
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I don't see any benefit to ever using a mechanical keyboard, gaming or othrwise. Because it makes a person a better typist? A ridiculous reason.
Feels $130 better to type on.
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Deck Keyboard Tactile version (Cherry Clear)
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Filco with Cherry browns are by far the best keyboards for gaming imo...

black widow/das/steelseries mechanical keyboards are crap compared to those two
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