Summary: The Cherry G80 is not a cheap buy even for a mechanical keyboard. However, I believe that it is absolutely worth the money at twice the price. I bought one of these keyboards about 3 years ago. As both a writer and a gamer, I find it ideal for my purposes despite the somewhat dated design.
Summary: The primary feature of this keyboard is of course the Cherry MX Blue keyswitches. Perhaps you could say they are its 'key' selling point... They feel great, and they sound great. I've just finished my first morning of editing video on this keyboard and I can definitely say that it feels a LOT nicer to work on than the Apple keyboard, or any other non-mechanical keyboard for that matter.
Very nice keyboard! Good feel and quick to type on
1 week ago
Summary: The keyboard has such a nice feel to the keys and the action used to press the keys leaves very few presses in error. It has increased my typing speed at work where I use it. Many complement my fast typing, which they didn't before I got the keyboard. One of the reasons is that they now more clearly distern that I'm typing because the keyboard is a little more noisy in use compared with rubber-dome keyboards.
Summary: I'm a writer and I love the feel of the key response, nice and reassuring when typing for hours on end. The clicks also warn the rest of the family that Mum's working, so don't get between me and my manuscript. Could be annoying if you hafve to sit and listen to someone else using this, but I love it as a user. Note I don't use this for games, so read other reviews for that aspect.
Summary: I used mechanical keyboards way back. I can't understand how I ended up switching to membranes - probably because they were bundled with PCs and/or were cheap. I needed a new keyboard, as my old Logitech had keys with the lettering gone and I was fed up of painting them back. So I thought I'd go back to a mech keyboard and Cherry are the ones who make the switches. I' hugely impressed with the G80. It's simple, unpretentious.