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hey i got a black widow, proably a week ago now,
i come from useing a zboard, but where would i see a difference?

exept for sounding like a type writer and looking epic
    
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Thats about it friend. I don't regret buying it, but its really nothing overly special compared to other mech keyboards.
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You should have gotten something like a DasKeyboard, Filco (no longer sold by elitekeyboards.com), Leopold, Cherry, Ducky, etc. mech keyboard.

Edit - EliteKeyboards is now selling leopolds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You should have gotten something like a DasKeyboard, Filco (no longer sold by elitekeyboards.com), Leopold, Cherry, Ducky, etc. mech keyboard.

Edit - EliteKeyboards is now selling leopolds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
difference between those?
    
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difference between those?
Yup, what's the difference? Just curious about that.
post #6 of 10
The difference lies underneath the keys.

Filco offer Cherry MX Blue, Brown and Black swtiches.
Das Keyboard offer Cherry MX Blue (Professional and Ultimate models), Cherry MX Brown
Leopold offer Cherry MX Brown and Blue

etc, etc.

There is no "better" switch, as it's all down to personal preference. They all differ in noise/action/actuation/etc.

To answer your question, you won't really see a difference in gaming if that's what you're asking (probably is because you got a Razer product), it won't exactly improve your skills. But you will FEEL a difference, especially when typing.
Edited by Farley - 3/8/11 at 6:43pm
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im talking about peformance ect.. is their any difference between the mech keyboards and a average non pretty one?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liighthead View Post
im talking about peformance ect.. is their any difference between the mech keyboards and a average non pretty one?
It's doubtful you will gain any advantage from mechanical keys, besides enjoying the feel more.
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post #9 of 10
There is no difference between mechanical switches when it comes to "Performance". The only thing is personal preference. If you're still using the same switch there really isn't much of a difference. Cherry MX Blues on one board will be just about the same as Cherry MX Blues on another board. The only other difference may be the shape of the key.
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post #10 of 10
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ahk fair enough. thanks guys
    
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