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So I got a g19 couple days ago, and now I'm gonna return it I want a mech

I need help deciding which one to get. here is what:
I NEED:
- Mech, Duh
- CLICKY
- reliable
- durable
- Backlit (HAZ TO BE BLUE O_O)
- Wired
- usb (could do ps/2, but would rather not)
I WANT:
- Programmable keys (Macros)
- Black
- Compatible with Linux (for macros and what not, not really sure if there would be a problem there, never used it before, but I'm switching from windows to Linux soon)
- Solid keys (I want some solid feeling keys. nothing too soft feeling, so semi-glossy to glossy keys)

Anyone have any suggestions?
Be aware the WANT list is optional stuff
I was thinking about the Razer Blackwindow Ultimate, but if there is something better you have in mind, tell me
Edited by Oleh - 3/8/11 at 1:56pm
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post #2 of 31
Only thing that meets all your requirements is the BlackWidow Ultimate. But if you can pass on the macro keys there's also the XArmor U9BL.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Only thing that meets all your requirements is the BlackWidow Ultimate. But if you can pass on the macro keys there's also the XArmor U9BL.
I saw that the xarmor is Linux compatible, how about the the blackwidow? also, are the keys on the xarmor as bright as the widow? and why does it cost more than the widow?
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post #4 of 31
It probably costs more cause it has full NKRO, while the Black Widow only has a "gaming optimized" matrix where you can't even press zxc. how pathetic.

I'm proud of you for returning the g19. However there's really not a good mechanical keyboard for gaming out there. I don't even think you can find one under $200 with freaking volume keys. Fn is junk btw. JUNK!
Edited by cuad - 3/8/11 at 2:14pm
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post #5 of 31
All keyboards are Linux compatible.
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Well it doesn't meet all your requirements but look at the Deck Legend ICE. Just putting that out there.
     
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post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
It probably costs more cause it has full NKRO, while the Black Widow only has a "gaming optimized" matrix where you can't even press zxc. how pathetic.

I'm proud of you for returning the g19. However there's really not a good mechanical keyboard for gaming out there. I don't even think you can find one under $200 with freaking volume keys. Fn is junk btw.
What exactly is NKRO? as far as I can understand it lets you press more keys are the same time? or what? also, these will do just fine for my gaming situation, I'm more of a casual gamer.
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post #8 of 31
You're right. nKRO stands for "n key roll over" where n is a variable that stands for some number. And it means the number of keys you can press at the same time, with each key press registering.

Basically the right amount of nKRO will let you do this:

THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG.

I love doin' that btw.
Edited by cuad - 3/8/11 at 2:23pm
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post #9 of 31
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I read the blackwidow has a better build quality, is that true?
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post #10 of 31
Xarmor have student discount btw, just pointing out
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