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post #21 of 42
Love my BWU.

Not one defect yet, all the keys are properly spaced, the finish per key is intact, as is the sleeving. Not one scratch on the glossy plastic frame [but yes, I'm babying it like no tomorrow].... Everything works perfectly.

Only downside is the stupid, and yes, I mean stupid in every way possible, is the 4th lighting option to have it pulse... absolutely retarded. Other than that tiny caveat, it's a perfect keyboard for me since I type more than I game typically, and these blues just let my finger fly
    
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post #22 of 42
No, I'm not. I am coming from a Logitech Illuminated keyboard which has served me well for about a year and a half. I picked mine up about a week ago from Fry's when they were on sale for $60 + tax. It's being returned tomorrow.

I like scissor switches. I've grown accustomed to them over the last few years especially since I spent a lot of my time typing on my Lenovo Thinkpad's keyboard. The Logitech Illuminated has excellent switches that are responsive and super-quiet. The keys are also low-profile.

There was nothing wrong with the BlackWidow. I'm not used to the massive key travel and the excessive noise associated with MX Blues. It doesn't really do anything more for me than giving me the ability to press Shift+W and still use the Space bar. The Logitech is just a more feature packed keyboard that I paid half $30 more than a year ago.
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post #23 of 42
Indeed the logitech illuminated is one of the best keyboard out there, on par, whith the best mech keyboard, as the thinkpad's ones.
post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
Indeed the logitech illuminated is one of the best keyboard out there, on par, whith the best mech keyboard, as the thinkpad's ones.
I've used one. I'd say no. Aside from the shift+W+space issues (which wrecks it for gaming) the feel is average at best and build quality is mediocre.
post #25 of 42
You think it's loud? You haven't used a model M.
post #26 of 42
I wasn't totally impressed with the BlackWidow. It's certainly priced right to be an entry level Cherry MX Blue keyboard but it just doesn't stand up to my Filco (and Leopold) in terms of quality and feel. I'm definitely a fan of Cherry blues though.

You'll definitely get used to the feel of the keys, and you'll probably notice the biggest difference when you try to switch back to a rubber dome keyboard after a few weeks using the BW.
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post #27 of 42
i wish it had media buttons for opening itunes, etc. but i like it

the girl hates how loud it is.
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post #28 of 42
I got one on Saturday. My opinions so far coming from a rubber dome:

LIKES
-Solid and hefty compared to my rubber dome
-I enjoy typing on Blue's

DISLIKES
-Glossy finish should have been used less liberally, IMO

INDIFFERENT
-Blue's for gaming = Meh (so far)
-No full NKRO
-I probably won't use the macro buttons
-Key font is...different

I haven't decided whether or not I want to keep my BW. The amount of shiny surface on this keyboard annoys me. If it were limited to the top and side edges, I wouldn't mind it so much. And as much as I enjoy typing on Blue switches, I'm having a hard time getting used to them for gaming.
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post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
The Logitech is just a more feature packed keyboard that I paid half $30 more than a year ago.
What sort of features does the illuminated have that the Black Widow doesn't? All I see on the Logitech site is backlighting and media keys, which the BW has.
Edited by ch_123 - 4/25/11 at 4:07am
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post #30 of 42
My BWU started to give me the ''No keyboard detected'' message at boot only 2 weeks after buying it. And it was a dust magnet. So I returned it.

Bought 2 Leopold tenkeyless to replace it, one with Browns (games) and the other with Blues (typing). Perfectly happy now.
    
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