It's a rubber dome but low profile keys and don't taper as much so the keys feel a bit closer together. It has different banks for those macro keys so you get 18 combinations. The keys still feel really good, a bit on the crisp side and I haven't had paint/ key cap wear issues on my Sidewinder X6 that's a little over 2 years old now (could be 3 I'm not sure). Honestly, even though it's a rubber dome type it's still very good for the money. If I hadn't found the Blackwidow Ultimate for $50 I would have a Sidewinder X4 or hold out for CM's new Trigger which sports red LEDs.Originally Posted by mingqi53
Another vote for the x4. I don't know if it's a "true" mechanical or not, but it does have high key rollover which makes it great for FPS and MMO.
Media playback buttons, macro keys, adjustable backlighting, and dedicated calculator button (my favorite function heh) are very handy!
I can't find any information on the wintek blue alps. Do you have a link?Originally Posted by Lompang
The Wintek Blue Alps is nice - feels like an MX Black people have said. Also the Ducky Green Alps / White Alps / Black Alps on pchome are around the 50-60 dollar range and are great.
Personally if I could scrounge around $80 I'd be buying the cm quick fire rapid browns.Originally Posted by King Who Dat
cm quickfire is awesome for the money. there's an ibm model m in the marketplace that looks to be in fantastic shape for $55 as well. I'd suggest browns to start with. They seem to be a happy medium as far as noise and actuation force goes.
this looks like a decent starter gamer board. not mechanical tho.