OCAU Mechanical Keyboard Thread (No selling here, please use the Trading Forums)

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  1. stenchlord

    stenchlord Member

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    Taking the advice that was given in the Bought a New Gadget, Gizmo or PC Hardware and Want to Share? Show it Off Here! here I am creating a thread in which those who want to talk mechanical keyboards can do so without fear of reprisal or reprimand!


    OCAU Mechanical Keyboard Thread

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    Required reading for those in the market for a mechanical keyboard.

    Tips for maintaining your mechanical keyboard

    Test out your typing skills

    Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturers


    Where to buy



    Reviews


    Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless:


    Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless:

    Das Keyboard Model Professional S:

    Leopold FC500R:

    Leopold FC200RT:

    Razer Blackwidow:

    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate:





    Sound comparison - MX Blues vs Rubber Domes vs Scissor Switch



    Sound comparison - MX Brown vs MX Blue vs MX Black vs MX Red





    Any information you think should be listed in the OP let me know and I'll update.
     
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  2. DarkForceMage

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    I sold my blackwidow because the keys were too noisy for my gf when she's trying to sleep -.-
     
  3. rubix

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    Razer make disgustingly bad keyboards, steelseries all the way.
     
  4. Menthu_Rae

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    My Razer Tarantula was dying (Z and a few other keys worked sporadically) so I upgraded to a Filco Majestouch R Limited Edition.


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    'tis fair awesome :D The smoothness/linearity of the keys makes me feel like I'm typing on a cloud of silk. I absolutely love it :thumbup:
     
  5. Sundarjee77

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    I've got an Amstrad keyboard I think is mechanical, I haven't been able to find it on the internet and I dont want to try and pull off a key and look.

    How do I work it out? its not as loud as my white ALPS mechanical keyboard but it feels solid as fuck. its PS2
     
  6. Lynch

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    bought a 6gv2 few weeks back, once i got used too it i love it for typing and gaming, used to the noise now... not too bad
     
  7. firewizard

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    This is the one i bought a while ago - Cherry Reds are easily the best one for gaming imo
     
  8. h2oxide

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    Proud Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless owner here, cherry MX blue
     
  9. Little Man

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    I think you're forgetting something :cool:


    Pete up at 7:37? What on earth?
     
  10. HrdwrBoB

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    I have a classic PS2 IBM Model M at home in the cupboard (G15 on my desktop) and I use a das professional silent at work.
    Mechanical FTW.
     
  11. qwertylesh

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    does anyone have a Cherry G81 black (mechanical afaik), are they any good? turns out that my work have two of them, wondering what people whove used G81s think, cheers :)
     
  12. FarZK

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    I've got a blackwidow ultimate, it was a nice introduction to mechanical keyboards, but I had a few issues with it that made me go back to my G110 for the moment:
    • Had to remove a non slip foot as the keyboard was risen too high in the middle and would rotate in use.
    • Keyboard doesn't even seem to be flat and tends to be a bit wonky
    • Audio passthrough jack broke so I couldn't use my headset anymore

    Should have known what I was getting into as I've had nothing but bad experience with other razer products, but hopefully will be getting a DAS soon.
    Tempted on the steelseries 7g but I don't like the smaller backspace/larger enter key, and I hate the fact they removed the left hand windows key. Does anyone who has one know if you can get that key working as a windows key again? using the left windows key just feels unnatural.
     
  13. h2oxide

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    I work full-time, derp
     
  14. FOXH0UND

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    Filco Blue's for the win, haven't even started to use it yet lmao!
     
  15. Wozzernux

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    Had my eye on the Das Model S Pro Silent for a while now, next time I do a PCCG order it'll be on my list... and I'll post a review up :thumbup:
     
  16. ryuu

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    All of you saying bad things about Razer is starting to make me re-consider getting a Blackwidow >.<

    But I like glowing keys :lol:
     
  17. japes

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    Haven't had a single issue with a Razer product, ever. Blackwidow Ulti is still a joy to use.
     
  18. FarZK

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    You're lucky then, my experiences with Razer have been less than satisfactory, and have never so much as had a reply when complaining about the issues i've experienced. A mate of mine has had issues with his Blackwidow(s) as well, even after he had to RMA his first one.

    tl;dr: Don't buy a Razer Blackwidow
     
  19. ryuu

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    Yeah I have a Lycosa and Lachesis both with no problems at all, and now I'm looking at getting new products people are saying they are bad :upset:
     
  20. Zodiac87

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    Another +1 for blackwidow being crap. Had nothing but issues with mine.

    My Orca headphones also broke, and any other product I can think of I got from Razer. :thumbdn:
     

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