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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
No. This Razer keyboard will lock up on some combinations of 3 keys, but they've made sure that won't happen on the "most common'' gaming configurations.

The boards that get "NKRO" (n, or unlimited, key rollover) with the ps/2 adapter would have "6KRO" over USB. This is a "2KRO" keyboard.
Thanks for the clearing that up.

I looked on razor's website and on newegg and don't seem to find info regarding NKRO, 6KRO or 2KRO unders specs. Where do manufacturers list this info?

Isn't $130 a bit much for a keyboard that doesn't have unlimited key rollover? Since Razor's moto is For Gamers. By Gamers, the lack of NKRO is disappointing.
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post #52 of 74
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Thanks for the clearing that up.

I looked on razor's website and on newegg and don't seem to find info regarding NKRO, 6KRO or 2KRO unders specs. Where do manufacturers list this info?

Isn't $130 a bit much for a keyboard that doesn't have unlimited key rollover? Since Razor's moto is For Gamers. By Gamers, the lack of NKRO is disappointing.
I agree it's disappointing. Razer does not list this information anywhere because it makes their keyboard sound bad.

To be fair, it probably still won't give most people any trouble.
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post #53 of 74
This thing weighs like 10lbs... crazy. I hit the CapsLock too often for some reason. everyday it seems. really.

lighting is awesome. sound of the keyboard is great.

no wrist rest

the alternative key to access media controls is my most hated feature..... not easily accessed. if this keyboard had media keys seperate, it'd be perfect. i almost RMA'd it for this reason.

to each their own. i almost prefer my G11 that i switched from because of the 'mechanical hype'.

Meh...7/10. i'd rather have my G11. The clicky doesn't make up for it. My rubber dome's work... why switch?????????????????

NKRO= look for PS/2 keyboards for full support
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NKRO= look for PS/2 keyboards for full support
USB can offer 6, which is plenty 99.9% of the time. I mean most games you only play with one hand on the keyboard, so being able to hold 6 keys should be good for most applications.

I hear the diodes to offer 6 key rollover would have cost Razer a whopping $1.50 per keyboard, and they weren't willing to do it. That kind of shows how much they really care about gaming performance.

Also blue switches are one of the worst switches for gaming on (in general terms). Razer only choose them because they are the most obviously different, so that people will go "wow that's cool" when they bang the keys in a store.

Alright I think that's enough Anti-razer comments from me xD.

As a disclaimer, I do have a Razer eXactmat and think it's a great product. I'm not blindly anti-Razer.
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post #55 of 74
It may have been slightly more than $1.50 if skipping the diodes let them keep the PCB single layer. Maybe $3.50 saved per board.
post #56 of 74
this is just perfect. matches my sis's favorite color too
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Meh.
Another poster labeling Razer as a bad company with probably no experience with their products.

I've had two Microsoft optical mouses die in the last 3 years.
My Deathadder is going on 4 years and my Lachesis is still taking lives...many lives.

Very well built and so far I am a very satisfied customer that might look into one of thier keyboards one day but for now my Saitek V5 will do.
Meh, another poster making assumptions on someone else's experience. 2 keyboards and 3 mice later, and Razer has yet to make a product that has even stood up to half the products that cost 1/4 of the price.
post #58 of 74
This Razer Black Widow Ultimate is a fantastic keyboard.

I just got it yesterday and I wish I had gotten it, or any mechanical keyboard, a long time ago.

I had a Logitech K800 that is wireless and back-lit so it is also a nice keyboard but the fact that the Razer is mechanical makes a world of difference.

It was between the Black Widow Ultimate and the Steel Series 7G (love their enclosure with hand-rest) and I chose the Razer because of the back lighting.

The drawback is no hand/wrist rest. Can someone recommend a great wrist/hand rest that goes with this Razer Black Widow Ultimate?
     
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post #59 of 74
I just heard a collective "gasp" emanating from Geekhack after they saw OCN referenced on a mechanical keyboard.
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Woot! Go OCN keyboard gurus!
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