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post #1 of 42
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I feel like it is a complete change for me coming from my Saitek Eclipse. The keys feel totally different and the keyboard is so damn loud. My parents can hear the clicking from their room!

Will I ever get used to the feel of the keys?

Are you guys happy with yours?
post #2 of 42
Interested in knowing what people say. Considering switching form my G15v2 to a Black Widow (if anyone has had both please post which you think is better/why?)
    
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I'm very happy with my BW, switched from a G15 and love the feel. Slightly miss the lit keyboard and they keys are definitely loud; but for me- mechanical is the way to go.
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I'm happy with it and I don't think I could go back to a membrane keyboard. I originally had some issues with the space bar colliding with the right alt key and getting stuck in the pressed position when using my right thumb. I solved the issue for the most part by re-seating the space bar and applying some White Lithium grease. For a detailed account of my issue you can see this thread. Black Widow key "collision"

Additionally, I cleaned the keyboard with some water/alcohol and it seems to have seeped into the lit-up Razer logo on the wrist rest and has removed some of the black leaving what appears to be bubbles. From time to time the logo flickers but a light tap on it solves the problem.

Other than a finicky space bar and some cosmetic annoyances I've enjoyed the tactile feel of the keyboard. The only other complaint I have is that the macro keys have proved pretty worthless to me. They're in an unnatural position and too clustered near crucial keys (e.g. ctrl, shift, etc). It took some time to avoid hitting these, but after a few days/weeks muscle memory prevailed. On another note, writing papers on this keyboard is wonderful and more often than not I have found that the flow of my writing has improved substantially. Furthermore, gaming with the keyboard has certainly been a step up from my cheap Logitech $30 membrane keyboard.
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I'm loving it, but my friends I'm talking on Skype for almost 24/7 aren't XD
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post #6 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antsu;13224975 
I'm loving it, but my friends I'm talking on Skype for almost 24/7 aren't XD

lol. Yea, it is pretty loud. Luckily my house-mates are heavy sleepers.
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post #7 of 42
No I hated it. The letters came messed up and the keyboard failed within a few days. I tried another and a bunch of the keys kept sticking. I went with an xarmor and never looked back.
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post #8 of 42
I got the BWU and Im very happy with it, came from a logitech G15v2, the comfort in typing and gaming is just waaay to different.. I think Im addicted to try mech keyboards out.. haha!
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post #9 of 42
I'm thinking about getting a Steelseries 7G. I'd love a mechanical. I'll be coming from a G15v2 like a lot of people. tongue.gif
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/22/11 at 10:58am
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post #10 of 42
Totally unhappy, returned it and went for a good u9bl-s
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