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post #21 of 31
Avoid the lycosa at all costs!! Seriously this keyboard will hurt your brain. Sure it looks good, sure it feels nice to touch and type on. But the hardware is so buggy its insane. The first one I got had a non functioning touchpad and was covered in scratches, the second one I got had the famous glitch where keys randomly stop working and the only way to fix it is to unplug and replug the usb which is crap if you are in the middle of a critical operation. So do yourself a favour and forget you ever saw it. Don't listen to people saying about logitech either. I bought myself a g19 to make myself feeling better about my lycosa woes and it was just as bad for different reasons. The screen had dead pixels, the software kept crashing and I could hear the windows "ding" sound in the background as it was encountering errors, the keys were so hard to press down they made my hands hurt and if you did'nt hit the keys dead center they would get stuck. I have an old £30 logitech keyboard from 11 years ago and it works so much nicer the £120 g19. Just goes to show how cheap and nasty things have become. I used to really like logitech.... sadly now I dont. So it leads me to where I am now. I have two mechanical keyboards arriving this week. A U9BL and a U9BL-S. I'm going to find out if I prefer cherry browns or cherry blues then sell the other one. If you like I could report back here to let you know which one is better. But if the reviews online are to be believed then the U9BL/U9BL-S is an excellent keyboard. Go on just google these and ul see what i mean in comparison:

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post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn;13000674 
Frills don't interest me, performance does. backlighting is completely irrelevant in my case.

I'll search around more. Any more insight/suggestions are appreciated greatly

Get the blackwidow if you insist on Razer, it can be purchased for about the same price as the Razer lycosa (the blackwidow standard edition, not the backlit ultimate edition) If not, get the Steelseries 6Gv2 or if you willing to spend a bit more, get the 7G. Lycosa = crap!
post #23 of 31
i just picked up a XArmor U9 (Cherry MX Brown) from Amazon for ~$80. I like it better than the $80 Razer Black Widow-like (Cherry MX Blue) keyboard I had.

Supposedly:
Cherry MX Blue = typing (Razer Black Widow)
Cherry MX Brown = mix (XArmor U9)
Cherry MX Black = gaming (steelseries G6v2)

You can't go wrong with any of those for a starter mechanical keyboard. You could, however, find a cheaper iOne (The OEM that makes black widow and xarmor) Cherry MX Blue board for around $60 on Amazon.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/983003-xarmor-u9-cherry-mx-brown-unboxing.html
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post #24 of 31
It's a nice keyboard with a slim profile which I like. The board itself isn't very sturdy and it isn't very solidly built either. I like the feel of the low-profile rubber keys too. Typing doesn't feel great on it but it's acceptable.

The rubber wears easily. And it's highly prone to fingerprints/scratches.
post #25 of 31
This old post I wrote post sums up my feelings about the Lycosa:
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Originally Posted by clownfart;8278327 
Lycosa - The Lycosa is terrible. Don't even look at this keyboard. This is my only hardware purchase that I regret, ever. The media keys use those stupid touch sensitive buttons. They have no tactile feed back. You need to look at your keyboard to use them. The domes suck. After the tactile bump there is still a bit of travel needed to activate the key. They need to be bottomed out completely. Lift up a tiny bit and it deactivates. Along with that comes a bad matrix. I found the key press limit many times while gaming and typing. Skip this board and pick up a scissor switch board if you want short key presses.
Pros: The rubber coating on the keys feel very nice.
Cons: Everything else about this keyboard. Razer is too obsessed about making cool designs to make anything good. Even their mouse pads have stupid shapes.
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post #26 of 31
im loving my Lycosa...
I did not have one problem with any of my Razer gear and i got it all in china... and customer support was great, i ripped my earphones twice and both times they fixed em for free.

However Im no keyboard professional but typing on Lycosa is sure nice i prefer it over Cyborg V7 which my friend owns
Nevertheless if i had extra money to spend i would (buy second 6970) buy Black widow ultimate edition
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post #27 of 31
I just bought my 2nd one. love the no slip keys and the backlighting. Yea they only last about 6-10 months, but worth it to me. Hell I even spill drinks in them and they still work. But the touchpad eventually fails, at least my first one did.
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post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze;13008754 
i just picked up a XArmor U9 (Cherry MX Brown) from Amazon for ~$80. I like it better than the $80 Razer Black Widow-like (Cherry MX Blue) keyboard I had.

Supposedly:
Cherry MX Blue = typing (Razer Black Widow)
Cherry MX Brown = mix (XArmor U9)
Cherry MX Black = gaming (steelseries G6v2)

You can't go wrong with any of those for a starter mechanical keyboard. You could, however, find a cheaper iOne (The OEM that makes black widow and xarmor) Cherry MX Blue board for around $60 on Amazon.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/983003-xarmor-u9-cherry-mx-brown-unboxing.html

I'll take a look, thanks. I really like what I'm seeing about the G6v2. I might have to pick that one up
    
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post #29 of 31
i finally decided to spend on a das keyboard, and i can tell you its worth the 130 dollars. mechanical keyboards are awesome, and the das is one of the very few that have a worth it price.
 
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post #30 of 31
i hated my lycosa kept messing up needed to always unlug it n replug it to get key working again and buttons seemed too get stuck down yet the physical key was up im sticking to my arctosa + keys started to wear-out after 3months
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