LOUD as hell but still the best keyboard I've ever used
George LaMonica, Amazon
7 March 2013
Summary: Cons: LOUD typing. If you want a quiet keyboard, skip this product. Not only are the keys loud but the sound is reflected and amplified off the metal they rest on. Pros: The keys are super responsive. I almost never 'fat finger' a key. Backlighting is customizable and as bright as you'll ever need. Volume and play controls work perfectly and are in a great location. Programming macro keys is easy as pie. Has a button to turn off the windows key.
Summary: Fantastic keyboard. The main typing keys are a dream come true (i'm coming from a Logitech G15 - ~7 years). The cherry reds don't have any tactile feedback but they give you a satisfying clack. Like other reviewers had said, the main part of the keyboard - QWERTY, number line and num pad are all mechanical and the home block, function keys, G keys and directional keys are membrane. that's were i'm disappointed with this unit.
Summary: This keyboard does take a little getting used to due to the Cherry MX Red switches, but I'm really comfortable with it now and wouldn't trade it for anything. BE ADVISED, THOUGH! Don't think for a minute that you will be stealth-typing with this KB. The keys themselves hit the aluminum backplate and still make noise if you press them down all the way whilst typing. WHY DID I BUY IT? -It has a really great and unique design.
Summary: This is an excellent keyboard overall. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I am happy with it. The mechanical switches gives a welcome tactile feedback when typing (although red switches have less feedback). Mechanical keyboards will not help you play better in my opinion however they will help you be a faster typist. I use that keyboard for both video games and programming and I enjoy it very much.
Summary: This is for anyone who is deciding between 2 popular macro mechanical backlit keyboards that are relatively low priced. Typing/Gaming: I would definitely prefer the K90's Cherry Red switches over the Razer for gaming. The Razer, though renowned for gaming, has Cherry Blue switches, making it a little difficult to do strenuous gaming and double tapping. The Razer is also significantly louder.
It's good but lacks proper quality control in manufacturing.
25 July 2012
Summary: It's a fun keyboard, coming from a Razer Blackwidow which had a bad blue cherry mx switch but within 2 days of owning this keyboard the LED light under the nr 1 key went out... people have problems with bad LED lights on this keyboard unfortunately... other than that it's great. I'm gonna RMA it however.
Summary: I've been interested in getting a mechanical keyboard as they are considered to be superior to dome-switched keyboard in both gaming and typing in general. I got the k90 about a week and a half ago and the first thing I noticed was the pure aesthetic value to it. The keyboard looks great with brush aluminum behind the keys which looks good without the blue back lights on, but looks fantastic with them on, which brings me to the back lights.
Summary: So I'm going against my better judgement for writing this review. Seems like most of the time that I write these people try to slam me for it. With that said, here we go. Normally hate Mechanical Keyboards. I really like the ultra slim line keyboards that you can find from Mac. However, I just finished my Hackintosh and really needed a keyboard that had the easy to push nature of the laptop keyboard, but with a little bit extra "definition" to each keystroke (for gaming...
Summary: I've been using a Logitech G11 since they came out and this is very similar "feel" with the wrist rest attached (no easy feat - I've been trying to find a newer model keyboard for at least 4 years now.) Functionally, I love the feel of the mechanical keys, and the sensitivity of ALL the keys; it takes almost no pressure and is a real dream to use.