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post #11 of 43
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Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
My opinion:

Pros:
-Noisy
-regular version can be one of the cheapest mechs around (got mine for like $65 on sale)
-gamer mode to turn off windows key, big left control button (compared to keyboards like Das) useful for games like SC where you don't want to accidentally hit windows key, even if it's disabled.
-macro keys, I don't personally use them, but at least I have them if I ever need them.
-quality appears good, very nice braided cable
-media keys using the fn button which replaces the right windows key - I like no extra buttons but extra useful functions.

Cons:
-Noisy
-Glossy - nowhere near as bad as a Das though, but if you're obsessed with no fingerprints on your keyboard, might be annoying.
-no NKRO
what exactly is N key roll over?
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post #12 of 43
Mine is great! Very happy with it!
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post #13 of 43
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It is amazing. I have the Dragon Age 2 version of it because of the red LEDs and I could not possibly go back to a non-mechanical keyboard now, or a keyboard without individually backlit keys
Is the Dragon Age II overlay something that can be removed? Or is it actually physically printed onto the KB?

Are the keys also rubbery on this board or are they more of like a neutral feel?

I love the red LEDs but don't want the graphics all over it.
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post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post
what exactly is N key roll over?
The ability to hit as many keys as you want at the same time and have every one of them register. Instead of only having x amount register at one time.

I think PS2 inputs have NKRO.
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post #15 of 43
Mine is the regular one and the keys feel very normal. Not rubbery at all. I got this one because I don't care at all about backlighting.
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post #16 of 43
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Mine is the regular one and the keys feel very normal. Not rubbery at all. I got this one because I don't care at all about backlighting.
I'm talking about the physical feeling of the keys. Or was the Ultimate the one that I'm thinking of with that crappy Razer rubber coating?
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post #17 of 43
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I'm talking about the physical feeling of the keys. Or was the Ultimate the one that I'm thinking of with that crappy Razer rubber coating?
I think the ultimate and the DA2 one have the rubber coating. The regular one which is the one I have does not have the coating
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post #18 of 43
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what stops USB from doing NKRO? i thought USB was like one of the best inventions ever made lol
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post #19 of 43
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
I think the ultimate and the DA2 one have the rubber coating. The regular one which is the one I have does not have the coating
Why can't they just make the rubber crap optional? Also the red LEDs.

Right now there's not many options for a red LED mech KB aside from the Deck Legend Fire.

Are there any more that you guys have seen? Red LEDs, no rubber keys, no tacky graphical overlay.
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post #20 of 43
I love my black widow regular. I got it open box for about 60 or 65$. It is a very nice keyboard only wish it wasn't so glossy.

The ultimate version is overpriced though just for back-lights and I don't trust razer's rubber coating, seams too likely that it would just rub off.

As far as taking the key caps off to clean it and such, well you can take them off. The only way Razer can find out that you took them off is if you tell them on the phone. It's a mechanical keyboard, key caps are meant to be taken off. Razer is just being a dick about it. So when your talking to Razer support simply do not tell them anything about you removing key caps.

Also what is this graphical overlay people keep talking about? Are you sure your not confusing the Black Widow with the SS Shift, which is not a mechanical?
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