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I think you want an IBM keyboard so.
Maybe for nostalgia! I actually found one for free I think! I put a wanted add post at my work and someone thinks they have one! I am going to get it Monday! I will post pics then too
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post #12 of 22
Just keep in mind that a review is usually one person's impressions of a product that they've had for less than a week (but this is not always the case), so take it with a grain of salt. I've seen a few threads here and there on OCN about people having various issues with the Black Widow after a month or so.
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post #13 of 22
There are new-built ones available from Unicomp here (or here for one in a more compact housing) I'd recommend them over most of the stuff that has been recommended in prior posts.

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Just keep in mind that a review is usually one person's impressions of a product that they've had for less than a week (but this is not always the case), so take it with a grain of salt. I've seen a few threads here and there on OCN about people having various issues with the Black Widow after a month or so.
This.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/3/11 at 3:03pm
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Maybe for nostalgia! I actually found one for free I think! I put a wanted add post at my work and someone thinks they have one! I am going to get it Monday! I will post pics then too
IBM Model-M

Cherry Blues ftw!

I got this badboy for $70, what a steal.



Good luck on your new board!
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post #15 of 22
I prefer saitek keyboards over razer
U shud check out too
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by supremo0824 View Post
I prefer saitek keyboards over razer
U shud check out too
I have a saitek kb right now lol
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post #17 of 22
Saitek's are not Mechanical keyboards.
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post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ivan TSI View Post
Saitek's are not Mechanical keyboards.
Exactly....
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
What is wrong with the build quality of the razer?
Everything.
I own a Lycosa and a pair of Carcharias [both ordered at once due to the EPIC hype] and I'm very disappointed in the build quality.
They look nice, but when you actually use them you realize the quality is low.

I like to think of Razer products as a Corvette, it has all the performance you need under the hood, but it's still made out of cheap plastic.

I'm very happy I didn't order a mouse from them, 4 of my neighbors owned Razer mice and they had nothing but problems, all their mice died or fell apart within a year. I should have known better just from that.. My G5 has been beat, dropped, and used constantly for 6 years now. Not one problem!
Edited by Pendulum - 3/4/11 at 12:09pm
post #20 of 22
If you used an IBM typewriter, get a used IBM Model M (~$50) or a new Unicomp ($80). They use the exact same mechanism as the IBM Wheelwriter line.
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