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post #21 of 60
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the black widow should be entirely different. iirc, they took people's opinions into consideration in creating the widow.
No, they took a stock design from iOne and added macro keys and a Razer logo and screwed with the key matrix. The Razer BW and BWU and XArmor's keyboards are based on the same design from the same OEM.



Anyway, right now I'd say get the Rosewill RK9000
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Get a Das, Filco, Ducky, or Leopold. Something like that. Any good mechanical.
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post #23 of 60
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Ducky, filco and Leupolds are either too expensive, to hard to find or unavailable at present.

leaving me with Pretty much the Das or Rosewill.


anyone know what switch's the Rosewill use's and what version of Das keyboards use what switch's?

I think I'm leaning more towards brown or blacks.

I don't think im willing to commit to blacks would maybe if I could try them first but not without.
post #24 of 60
The Rosewill use Blue switches, come to $100

The Das non-silent are also blue switches $129

The Das Silent uses brown switches $135

Depends on how patient you are. Personally I was/am in the same situation as you were, thanks to student discount, I got the Das Silent for $3 more than the Rosewill ($103). Though awesome, I still miss my G15's backlighting and I would've jumped at the X-Armor U9BL-S if it came out.

Mechanical Keyboards are really a try before you buy kind of thing, though imo, if you're willing to pony up the cash, you won't be disappointed with the Das or the Rosewill (tried both, just like Browns for gaming more xD )
post #25 of 60
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I really don't want my keyboard "clicking" anymore than it has too, I really don't need and (cant hear with headphones on) im certain you can feel it as well but depending on what game i play there are alot of repetitive key press's
meaning I don't need alot of feedback, typing and otherwise would be nice tho, leads me to think browns.
post #26 of 60
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Sweet now everytime I restart my computer I my sound device stops working and I have to un plug and replug it (or reset it to default in windows) every single time ASDFAERA damn you razer.

If I leave my keyboard unplugged I don't have that issue, for w/e reason my PC keeps defaulting to the sound input on my board.

I don't even have the connections for the sound port plugged in on my keyboard?!?!

I've tried this like 10x with and without my keyboard plugged in, only happens when its plugged in.
post #27 of 60
I like the Lycosa. Although much of what you experience is really personal preference as Thrasher was saying.

But yes, the rubber coating does wear out on the more heavily used keys (In my case, Shift, D, L, N, C, Ctrl)

The backlighting for me has been alright. Can't really complain about it as I have nothing to compare it to other than the Rev 1 G15.

Key spacing is definitely preference. At first I was icky about it. It felt weird. But now that I've gotten accustomed to it, I wouldn't have it any other way. It's low profile and it feels really nice to type on. I find it more comfortable than the G15.

Even so, if someone tossed a BlackWidow Ultimate my way, I'd give up my Lycosa for good. Just coz I'm itching to try the BWU.
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post #28 of 60
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I would have waited to get the Xarmor, and it would have been better to order a 9$ rosewell off newegg than to get that crap razer keyboard.
I smell a hater

I love Lycosa and never had a problem with it and probably NEVER will, but I am wanting to try the Blackwidow.
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post #29 of 60
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I have love hate with Razer personally.

everytime I see some of there products im like OOOW DO WANT, and everytime I buy one I either dislike it, or it has issues.

I Have only ever owned 1 product that I haven't had to RMA, and thats my exactmat haha, hard to RMA a mousepad. (2 products if you count the lycosa) but honestly, it's causing me some issues that warrant being returned, so it won't be around long enough to RMA.

2x or is in x3 now, naga (I should RMA my naga again but I've given up.)
3x mamba's (Traded to a naga through Best Buy)
2x Imperators
2x Megalodon (ended up selling and just doing the speakers+ stand alone mic deal)

I still buy there products, sometimes IDK y haha.

I've had more issues with there Drivers than hardware in there defense tho.

Except for the mamba and Naga's mousewheel, it always starts to squeak on rolling it, and I had one actually break, my latest naga rarely experiences this issue tho, on my Mamba it was a constant issue.
post #30 of 60
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Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post
I like the Lycosa. Although much of what you experience is really personal preference as Thrasher was saying.

But yes, the rubber coating does wear out on the more heavily used keys (In my case, Shift, D, L, N, C, Ctrl)

The backlighting for me has been alright. Can't really complain about it as I have nothing to compare it to other than the Rev 1 G15.

Key spacing is definitely preference. At first I was icky about it. It felt weird. But now that I've gotten accustomed to it, I wouldn't have it any other way. It's low profile and it feels really nice to type on. I find it more comfortable than the G15.

Even so, if someone tossed a BlackWidow Ultimate my way, I'd give up my Lycosa for good. Just coz I'm itching to try the BWU.
I really feel the need to respond to this...

The fact that the rubber coating will wear off is not an preference, it is a poor design.

half the keys squeaking is not a preference issue, its a problem.

Uneven (or even poor and un-viewable button lighting) is not a preference.

Fingerprint issue= Preference

too easy to scratch key coatings= self induced problem

the key spacing = personal preference

switching my sound input automatically = Driver issue and problem, not a preference

Random keys on opposite side of the keyboard going off= driver/controller issue

alot of these things are not preferential (I've had to delete 3-4 false key inputs just typing this post)

theres just to many problems for me to keep using this, the key spacing however...has kind of grown on me, and I LOVE how low to the desk this keyboard is, very comfortable to type on.


I will however say that, I am in no way trying to say, all lycosa's are like this, I probably just got unlucky, but I will also say that, I can't be the only user with said issues some yes, not all.


I'm also going to say that, I've never had an issue with any other mouse/keyboard in my life, none that I notice, recall, remember or caused issue for me, which makes me really go..*** Razer?

I never really thought something as simple as a keyboard/mouse could be so troublesome.

Yes I will admit as I get older, I come to experience different things and notice more things, but never so many apparent problems.

sigh, just call me a Razer hater haha, sad, cause I have such interest in almost all of there products, truly, I hold no grievance against them and there customer support has always been pretty amazing.
Edited by Amw86 - 2/17/11 at 8:46pm
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