Summary: I haven't purchased or tried many keyboards. I have to say that this keyboard may be the only gaming keyboard I will have to purchase. I don't see the point in LED back lit keys so this keyboard is stripped down to durable and reliable parts. The grippy keys are a great idea but aren't that different in feel from the normal keys aside from the curvature of the key.
Summary: It's a great keyboard and feels good. It also has a USB 3.0 output on it. On the negative side, if too many keys are pressed in quick succession, a character will be entered indefinitely until another key is pressed. That is not to say that the key is actually physically stuck. It simply sends the character to the computer indefinitely. This problem does not occur in Windows 7.
Summary: As mentioned in the cons section. The domed keys in this keyboard are very bad... worse than the 30 dollars microsoft keyboard's keys. The mechanical keys are fantastic, but since I rely on the non-mechanical keys often, this is an annoyance. Will probably upgrade very soon.
Pros: -Price when on sale, -Media keys are convenient
Cons: -Not all keys are mechanical, as one who often use the delete/pg up/pg down and the function keys. This is very annoying
Summary: I have absolutely fallen in love with this keyboard. I've had it for less than 24 hours, but I can hardly put into words what an absolute joy it is to type on this. I've been an avid gamer for years, since the days of Quake III Arena and Counterstrike LAN parties, and even well before that. I'm also a college student majoring in computer programming. Needless to say, I spend a great deal of time on my computer, and always have.
Summary: UPDATE: After a month of owning the keyboard I can throw in a few more comments. * Key letters are already fading off. I do not have sweaty hands at all and I use the keyboard fairly often. For this price there is no excuse for the lettering rubbing off... I can barely see 3-4 of the letters right now. * Love the media keys, just wish they were the same height as the other keys Pros: * Media keys - one of my main requirements for a keyboard * Cherry MX Red switches.
Summary: Great looking and feeling key board. Just a few technical problems. Props to the Corsair customer service who handled this issue very well, not just with me. No questions asked RMA and my K90 should be arriving today. The reason I can only give it 3 stars is the technical problems are just to much. Either buy this just to RMA it for a K90 and save a few bucks or just buy the K90 and save yourself the time.
Pros: Outstanding Aesthetic
Great typing feel to it
Very comfortable to game on with the wrist wrest.
I love it
Cons: This is the biggest weakness for me, but Corsair has reportedly fixed this. The keys, even though they are laser etched, are fading. My "C" key is almost most completely gone and I'm not the only one. There was a thread on the issue over at the Corsair forums.
THe second issue is a software problem, again reportedly fixed. There is a software bug that pops up every once in a while, a virtual stuck key. It registers a random key as being held down, including hte backs...
Summary: All of the keys are NOT Cherry MX Red mechanical switches. F1 through F12, Esc, PrtScn, Scroll Lock, Pause/Break, Insert, Home, Page Up Page Down, Delete, and End keys are tuned silicon dome keyswitches. These keys have a different feel than the main typing keys. People on the internet are complaining of rapid wear of the key lettering. It seems the keys may NOT be laser etched. The USB cord has two male ends. Why does this keyboard need two USB ports?
Conclusion: Detta tangentbord har en rad designbrister samt lite ogenomtänkt struktur. Detta är dock mina personliga åsikter och vissa tycker det är okej, andra inte. Det positiva med tangentbordet: -Röda mekaniska brytare, väldigt sköna att skriva på, inget "klick"-ljud samt mjuka med lagomt motstånd. -Mediaknappar, mycket bra att ha. -Aluminiumytan är riktigt snygg och stilren och tangentbordet känns gediget och rejält. Osar kvalité i själva ramen. -En extra USB-port på baksidan.