Summary: Great, durable stuff. The only problem is occasionally a key, or the space bar, will decide that it wants to stay pressed internally after you've pressed the key, resulting in kkkkkkkkkkkkkk until you scramble for the letter and press it again... I guess it helps you learn where the keys are quickly! It's a feature!
Summary: I've had this keyboard for almost a year now. There is some adjustment time when getting used to typing on this keyboard. For playing games it's great. For typing it's ok. I feel much more comfortable typing on it now, although in the thick of a battle, I make a lot more typos when trying to chat in a game. It is quite heavy, which I like a lot, but it's awkward to grab when you want to move it. I've dropped it on my foot a few times and it is painful.
Summary: I absolutely love this keyboard. I've been using it for many months now and it still looks and functions like new. The Cherry switches are amazing. Once you start using them, you'll never want to go back. The brushed aluminum styling is sleek and durable. Classic layout is what I want; none of that ergo goofiness.
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.