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Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
Altough I bought an U9BL-S, i still think that the logitech solution is a great solution.

Btw the wired "logitech illuminated" is better than the wireless sister K800, (better tactile feeling)
Okay. In terms of typing though, the U9BL-S is better?


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Originally Posted by Oh wow Secret Cow View Post
One thing I'd like to say is that though browns are marketed as "silent", I've found them to still be more noisy than most membrane keyboards. I'm not sure whether this applies to the K800 in particular, but I've found this to be consistent across all of the Dells, Razers, Apples, and laptop keyboards I've tried. Noise aside, on typing I find that MX Browns offer a wholly better experience than any rubber membrane.
Obviously mechanical keyboards will be noisier than membranes. The K800 is absolutely silent, but feels mushy and like typing on a laptop. I wanted a better typing experience.


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I've tried the K800 and its awesome, not as great as a mechanical keyboard the K800 is ultra silent though also feels great just like those laptop keyboards!
Yes, it does feel like a laptop keyboard. I think that I'd still rather have a mechanical keyboard though.
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Okay. In terms of typing though, the U9BL-S is better?
Now I have the keyboard in my hands, and I have to say no, not for my taste, the browns are almost linear from the my point of view, and I like a definite tactile feedback.

But already took in account to swap the switches with the clears, then will be surely better.
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The Browns are almost linear? Are you sure?
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The Browns are almost linear? Are you sure?

They have an almost unnoticeable bump that I'm sure will become even less noticeable when the keyboard will be used for some time.

I was sure from the beginning that the clears are the switches but the only backlit cherry keyboard with this kind of switches is the deck keyboard, that I find ugly looking, poor featured and last but not least expensive.


So I decided to give a try to the blue and browns and, if unsatisfied, to swap them later.

So, really, I'm very satisfied about the general feeling of the keyboard, its build quality and the retro-illumination but I can't say the same about the switches.

BTW the tactile feeling is a very personal matter so everyone has his opinion and are all equally respectable.
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Okay, so if I have a choice between U9BL-S and say Deck Ice Tactile, which would be better?
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Okay, so if I have a choice between U9BL-S and say Deck Ice Tactile, which would be better?
It's exactly the same question I faced for some time.

I think that the deck has a better feeling while the U9BL-S is better in everything else.

So what I tough was that one can hardly change the look and the odd fonts of the deck while is relatively easy to swap the switches on the Xarmor, so I decided for the latter.
post #17 of 25
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One last question: is the Xarmor durable (in terms of the keys)?
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post #18 of 25
I have the Logitech K800 myself , wonderful keyboard

I've previously owned G15 rev1, Saitek Eclipse, Razer Lycosa, then K800 and by far I think the K800 is the superior of all in terms of day to day use

as far as gaming, i feel this goes to the Lycosa due to the fact I NEVER had an issue with multiple keypress sticking. The K800 seems to need me to lift-off all keys every now and again if I am doing something complicated and requiring constant keypress (like flying a helicopter in BF)

Honestly tho given the small performance issue with the K800. I forgive it because its the quietest, smoothest, easiest to type on, most aesthetically pleasing, and convenient keyboard I've used to date at home (not including all the keyboards at work, but they all suck anyway)

I recomend the K800 simply because its the best overall product. Not the best for gaming, not the best at "clicky feel" but I can still type 140WPM, game happily, have a black light that automatically turns on when my hand comes near it, and goes 2-3 weeks between charges even with sitting at the PC all hours of the day. I am very satisfied with my K800 buy it
 
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post #19 of 25
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One last question: is the Xarmor durable (in terms of the keys)?
Is hard to tell after few hours of usage, btw the key finish seem very similar to the one of the MS/Razer Reclusa which I used for a couple of years w/o any sign of wearing.
post #20 of 25
mech keyboards are built to last longer than the conventional logitech, durable, and just pure awesome. try out the x-armor silent version or the non silent, i have the U9BL and im very happy with it and recommend it.

then again, broken record... its not that loud but it does wake people up when they pasted out. a joy to type on though
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