Man, I can't wait for WASD to make a Tenkeyless. I've been playing around with my friends and it really is mega comfy whilst gaming.
It's the cheapest modern mechanical available, made by a name-brand company. If you get a board that doesn't have QC issues you're golden. I bought mine used from QuikKill and I would have just as happily bought it new.
The only thing I don't like is the corn "gaymen" font they used for the keys but what can I do. It's still a pleasure to type on and doesn't cost more than other keyboards.
For the record my Blackwidow is the ultimate and I've had none of the problems anyone has mentioned, ever. Totally blown out of proportion IMO.
I bet you $1000 it won't last half as long as all the other mechanical boards out there though.
If it lasts a year that's good enough for me.
Welp 80 bucks for a year, or 150 for 15-20 years, your choice I guess.
I didn't say I'd replace it in a year, I got it used and I don't know how long it was used for that so if I get a year out of it I won't be disappointed if I have to replace it.
1-5 years, however long it lasts, it still applies. The BlackWidow is pretty bleh, blue switches only on a gaming keyboard just because they want people who blindly bye stuff to hear the difference immediately, and no NKRO / PS/2 support what the actual fuck?
Honestly if you wanted a mechanical switch for gaming SteelSeries / ThermalTake have decent boards, with blacks, and no QC issues. The only problem is fucking pad printing, but, it is what it is.
I didn't buy it specifically for anything, I bought it because I got it cheap and wanted something that wasn't rubberdome. Believe me, I would have gotten a Das or WASD otherwise. I just think it's not as bad as everyone's making it out to be (see: standard meh razer quality.)
It still has anti-ghosting though, I haven't had any problems with that. And the macro keys are cool enough, I can record say certain combos in Rift and it will execute them as I have. Take some and lose some I guess.
e: He also got it for free.
Hey guys, looking to get a new mechanical keyboard to replace my current Aldi trash.
After doing a bit of research I'm thinking I'll probably get the Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent Keyboard. It's fucking expensive though, $135 (USD I guess) from their main site and an Australian retailer is selling it for $156.20AUD including freight anywhere in the country.
I guess you all have more experience with this though so I'll wait for your input, but I just want a general purpose keyboard. I'll probably be doing some gaming, but also a fair amount of typing with it. I don't want heaps of noise. From these points I picked the Cherry MX Browns, and from there the Das.
The Das is one of the best mechanical keyboard brands out there iirc, and with mechanical keyboards it's a very cost-to-quality relationship.
That thing'll probably last you years if you give it the care it deserves. I'd say go for it if you can spend the dosh.
I could never use a blank key keyboard, though not that good of a typist.
i take in account key size (not all the time) and that's pretty much it, it's sunk into my head
I could buy it and ship it to a friend in america and have him ship it to me but that's a lot of hassle and probably not worth it. I don't know if I'd end up getting it any cheaper than just buying the one the australian reseller has
Should I sell my G19 and use the cash to get a Black Widow? Not sure if I'd go Stealth or not, I use my keyboard when others asleep on the other side of a wall.. but I've never heard a mech keyboard
Any Dutch people here that know a good place to buy mechanical keyboards at?
has a RAIL SYSTEM
nerf meets keyboards
I am loving my new Filco Majestouch 2 (blue switches) that just arrived today.
I've never had a mechanical keyboard before and this feels so good to type on, and I am loving the clicky noise.
can you please fix the links in the op
also could someone recommend me a nice mech that isn't loud as fuck on newegg?
Reading some computer magazine
they review some logitech mechanical and put "Price is too high for a keyboard" and "Noise" as cons
In addition, it's a massive fucking pain when you're trying to sleep in the same room as the person using it.
turns out i have one of these on my shelf: