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I would have gone with the Blackwidow but they only had blue switches which made my pinky finger tired after a while, and the gloss kills it for me. The Das keyboard was nice, but there's no backlighting.

I also saw and heard a lot of bad things about the Blackwidow so it kinda steered me away from it.
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post #12 of 26
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I would have gone with the Blackwidow but they only had blue switches which made my pinky finger tired after a while, and the gloss kills it for me. The Das keyboard was nice, but there's no backlighting.

I also saw and heard a lot of bad things about the Blackwidow so it kinda steered me away from it.
Well lets face it - there is no ideal backlit mechanical keyboard. One has to do compromises
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How you finding Rift?
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post #14 of 26
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I dunno but this is the best backlit keyboard I could find. Brown switches, non gloss finish, audio, two usb ports that aren't on the side blocking my mouse and it came with a detachable wrist rest.

As far as Rift goes, I am enjoying it and it's actually using my graphics card vs WoW.
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post #15 of 26
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I would have gone with the Blackwidow but they only had blue switches which made my pinky finger tired after a while, and the gloss kills it for me. The Das keyboard was nice, but there's no backlighting.

I also saw and heard a lot of bad things about the Blackwidow so it kinda steered me away from it.
Do you still have your Black Widow? If so, do you think you could possibly do a video comparing the typing sounds? I currently have a BWU but the noise and the feel of the keys has me wondering what it would be like to type on the U9BL-S. I might just get one anyways, because I have 2 PCs side by side that I type on during different times of the day and it might be nice to have 2 mechs that are slightly different to type on.
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Question: what are these?
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Question: what are these?
Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock indicators, I believe.
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^ Yup, here's a better pic.

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Sweet. That's what I hoped. By the way, is typing on this keyboard relatively quiet or will it annoy other people in the room? (If it makes a substantial amount of noise I will keep my K800)
Edited by csm725 - 4/5/11 at 7:07pm
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post #20 of 26
Blue switch can be quite loud (clicky sounding noise). I'd say it'll probably annoy other people in the room.
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