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Well I got to play with an old IBM typewriter today and it gave me the bug..... I really want a mechanical keyboard now!

So please help me choose?!

Cheapest Ione


This one is cheapish and by Adesso

The razer BlackWiddows look pretty good, I really really like the backlighting.... and its $102 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-012-_-Product

Or should I just get the Ducky for 110?

Thanks!!!
Edited by killeraxemannic - 3/3/11 at 12:28pm
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post #2 of 22
I'm sorry was that a real question? LoL

Ducky wins hands down against what you've listed unless you really want backlighting or macro key's.
post #3 of 22
get whicherver you want

btw razer has very many build quality issues so i shouldnt get it.
the addesso if you arent really sure if you want it.

but i would say ducky, cuz i have one.. but the spacebar will be shiny within 3 months too baad
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get whicherver you want

btw razer has very many build quality issues so i shouldnt get it.
the addesso if you arent really sure if you want it.

but i would say ducky, cuz i have one.. but the spacebar will be shiny within 3 months too baad
What is wrong with the build quality of the razer?
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post #5 of 22
Personally, my next keyboard will have a backlight. The keyboard is the least of my concerns when it comes to performance. If its mechanical, thats a plus, but for me it doesnt factor in much.
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You really need to find out what you want in a mechanical keyboard first. What type of switches, features, looks, etc. Keyboardco has partnered with Amazon to offer both full size and tenkeyless Filco mechanicals. Elitekeyboards will be stocking Leopold tenkeyless keyboards very soon as well. There is also the OCN Ducky. Lots of choices, but you need to first narrow your criteria.
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You really need to find out what you want in a mechanical keyboard first. What type of switches, features, looks, etc. Keyboardco has partnered with Amazon to offer both full size and tenkeyless Filco mechanicals. Elitekeyboards will be stocking Leopold tenkeyless keyboards very soon as well. There is also the OCN Ducky. Lots of choices, but you need to first narrow your criteria.
I want the Cherry mx blues because I like the clicky! I got to play with one of the blackwiddows recently and liked it a lot! It was at a local pc shop and was way over priced though =(
Edited by killeraxemannic - 3/3/11 at 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
What is wrong with the build quality of the razer?
They are kind of infamous for the lack of build quality; for the Blackwidow specifically, some batches of the keyboard have the spacebar too big, bringing down the Alt key with it. There's also another problem of the larger keys having a poor stabilizer. I try to avoid Razer, because those gimmicky features and shiny lights aren't really appealing to me.
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They are kind of infamous for the lack of build quality; for the Blackwidow specifically, some batches of the keyboard have the spacebar too big, bringing down the Alt key with it. There's also another problem of the larger keys having a poor stabilizer. I try to avoid Razer, because those gimmicky features and shiny lights aren't really appealing to me.
Do you have proof of this? The OCN review for it spoke very highly of it
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Well I got to play with an old IBM typewriter today and it gave me the bug..... I really want a mechanical keyboard now!
I think you want an IBM keyboard so.
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