1. OCAU Merchandise is available! Check out our 20th Anniversary Mugs, Classic Logo Shirts and much more! Discussion in this thread.
    Dismiss Notice

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

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by stenchlord, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. stenchlord

    stenchlord Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,677
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW
    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

    [​IMG]


    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
    ZENNON likes this.
  2. DarkForceMage

    DarkForceMage Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,211
    Location:
    Brisbane, Southside
    I sold my blackwidow because the keys were too noisy for my gf when she's trying to sleep -.-
     
  3. rubix

    rubix Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    645
    Razer make disgustingly bad keyboards, steelseries all the way.
     
  4. Menthu_Rae

    Menthu_Rae Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    7,039
    Location:
    Northern Beaches, Sydney
    My Razer Tarantula was dying (Z and a few other keys worked sporadically) so I upgraded to a Filco Majestouch R Limited Edition.


    Click to view full size!


    '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

    Sundarjee77 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    1,252
    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

    Lynch Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    116
    Location:
    Newcastle
    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

    firewizard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    192
    This is the one i bought a while ago - Cherry Reds are easily the best one for gaming imo
     
  8. h2oxide

    h2oxide Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,632
    Location:
    Perth
    Proud Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless owner here, cherry MX blue
     
  9. Little Man

    Little Man Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,604
    Location:
    3147
    I think you're forgetting something :cool:


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

    HrdwrBoB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2001
    Messages:
    633
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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

    qwertylesh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    9,783
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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

    FarZK Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    907
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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

    h2oxide Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,632
    Location:
    Perth
    I work full-time, derp
     
  14. FOXH0UND

    FOXH0UND Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,920
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Filco Blue's for the win, haven't even started to use it yet lmao!
     
  15. Wozzernux

    Wozzernux Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    875
    Location:
    Here in the black
    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

    ryuu Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    212
    Location:
    Albury
    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

    japes Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,540
    Location:
    Sunshine Coast
    Haven't had a single issue with a Razer product, ever. Blackwidow Ulti is still a joy to use.
     
  18. FarZK

    FarZK Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    907
    Location:
    Melbourne
    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

    ryuu Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    212
    Location:
    Albury
    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

    Zodiac87 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    572
    Location:
    Melbs
    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:
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: