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I was Hopeing more for an exact height?
Why do you need an exact height? To be very honest, I think that picture gives a precise sense of how high the keys are, especially since you already know the scale.

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I agree with the love hate thing with the Lycosa, hate that it fails, Love how it types.

I don't think I know enough about mech Keyboards to know which one is better or worse, all these Cherry Switch Business and such, All goes over my head to be hoenst.
Then that's a perfect reason to ask every question you have in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide. I promise you that you'll learn a great deal of very useful information in a short amount of time. You will end up being able to make a very informed decision.

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I saw a Filco Board with Cherry Brown Switches, very plane looking board but Apprently it is Great O.o
Looks aren't everything. However, the Filco Majestouch boards look better in person. They're very classy and sophisticated-looking.

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Is the Razer Black Widow a good Mech Keyboard that is easy to game and type on.

I do Moderate gaming, But a fair amount of Typing.
Good mechanical keyboards (even like the BlackWidow) just make you want to type. It's like pure sex for your fingers. If you love how it feels to type on the Lycosa, then I have news for you: good mechanical keyboards make the Lycosa feel like absolute crap in comparison.

I had the Lycosa too and I loved it, but here's something that I did not know back then: the only reason why I liked it was because it was a brand new rubber dome keyboard. So this meant that when compared to my old keyboard which was about 8 or 9 years old, the Lycosa felt really awesome because its rubber domes were fresh and much springier while my old rubber dome board was old and worn out.

So if you have an interest in mechanical keyboards, then pursue it. I personally guarantee you that it will be the very best computer-related purchase that you will ever make.
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Why do you need an exact height? To be very honest, I think that picture gives a precise sense of how high the keys are, especially since you already know the scale.


Then that's a perfect reason to ask every question you have in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide. I promise you that you'll learn a great deal of very useful information in a short amount of time. You will end up being able to make a very informed decision.


Looks aren't everything. However, the Filco Majestouch boards look better in person. They're very classy and sophisticated-looking.


Good mechanical keyboards (even like the BlackWidow) just make you want to type. It's like pure sex for your fingers. If you love how it feels to type on the Lycosa, then I have news for you: good mechanical keyboards make the Lycosa feel like absolute crap in comparison.

I had the Lycosa too and I loved it, but here's something that I did not know back then: the only reason why I liked it was because it was a brand new rubber dome keyboard. So this meant that when compared to my old keyboard which was about 8 or 9 years old, the Lycosa felt really awesome because its rubber domes were fresh and much springier while my old rubber dome board was old and worn out.

So if you have an interest in mechanical keyboards, then pursue it. I personally guarantee you that it will be the very best computer-related purchase that you will ever make.
Thanks that was Helpful, I wouldn't mind trying out a Mechanical keyboad, And issue I have is there isn't really a computer store around my place of living that would stock a decent keyboard.

Also how well does the Black Widow scale on decent mech keboards, given the issues i have had with the lycosa I am a bit iffy to get another Razer board?
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The black widow is cheap. That's it's main quality.

It's good to pound on in a store to see if you like the switches though.
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Thanks that was Helpful, I wouldn't mind trying out a Mechanical keyboad, And issue I have is there isn't really a computer store around my place of living that would stock a decent keyboard.

Also how well does the Black Widow scale on decent mech keboards, given the issues i have had with the lycosa I am a bit iffy to get another Razer board?
The Blackwidow is based on based on iOne's design.

The fact of the matter is that even the cheapest mechanical keyboard will outlast your rubber dome keyboard, the cheapest board with cherry blues (the Razer) is much heavier and feels like a much stronger piece of hardware than any keyboard I have had before. Moreover, regardless of how much you dislike a given switch you will dislike membrane keyboards MORE after trying a mechanical keyboard.

I bought my Blackwidow sight unseen and have no regretted it, it types like a dream and is of good quality construction.
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Thanks that was Helpful, I wouldn't mind trying out a Mechanical keyboad, And issue I have is there isn't really a computer store around my place of living that would stock a decent keyboard.
Are you able to order over the internet? Unfortunately, I personally don't know which stores to order from.

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Also how well does the Black Widow scale on decent mech keboards, given the issues i have had with the lycosa I am a bit iffy to get another Razer board?
The BlackWidows are very unusual for Razer because they're actually decent mechanical keyboards. Even these BlackWidow boards make the Lycosa seem like an $80-90 pile of junk. Sure, they're made by iOne who isn't exactly known for making high-quality mechanical keyboards (like the iOne Scorpius M10), but they're still very superior to keyboards like the Lycosa.
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inb4failnoobdoesn'tknowthebenefitsofmechanicalswit chessogohomekidtheparentsaretalkingnowandbytalking weofcoursedomeanthehorizontalmonstermashallnightin ourmastersuiteaboveyourbedroomandlordhowthepillars shalltremble
Well aware how mechanicals work.

seems your your parents should talk to you.
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if you like the blackwidow because of say..the backlight, go with the newer Xarmor or a Deck.
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This high:

Not quite as high as the designer, it would seem.

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The BlackWidows are very unusual for Razer because they're actually decent mechanical keyboards. Even these BlackWidow boards make the Lycosa seem like an $80-90 pile of junk. Sure, they're made by iOne who isn't exactly known for making high-quality mechanical keyboards (like the iOne Scorpius M10), but they're still very superior to keyboards like the Lycosa.
It would be worth nothing that there are people who have had dud ones. More than a few really.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/3/11 at 10:23am
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Well aware how mechanicals work.

seems your your parents should talk to you.
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Not quite as high as the designer, it would seem.



It would be worth nothing that there are people who have had dud ones. More than a few really.
Sigh @ Razer. Or maybe I should be sighing at iOne.
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