Summary: This keyboard has been great for me. I don't mind the lack of click that comes with Cherry MX's to alert you that a key has been pressed. I use the keyboard for both writing related to my academic pursuits and gaming as related to telling n00bs off and rapidly typing 'power overwhelming' when I try to play starcraft.
Summary: What I expected to receive was a decent quality keyboard that was illuminated and had programmable keys that I would rarely to never use, but what I actually got was a wonderful keyboard with really good ergonomics, and usable programmable functions. I never found much use for the play pause buttons etc, because you really cannot see them, but the volume, mute and other functions work much better than expected.
Best Keyboard I've owned after using for 6 Months.
Eric F Lucey, Amazon
6 May 2013
Summary: You need to be prepared for how light the keys are. When you first get it, if you're not used to MX blues or MX blacks, you'll probably make a lot of errors on this keyboard. You cannot feel any actuation. None. It is not physically there. But it is VERY consistent. The actuation is perfectly centered on the MX blues to be dead center and if you're a light speed typer or gamer you can get 200-300 words per minute.
Summary: Two thing to say. 1) Buy this keyboard if you are thinking about it 2) DO NOT upgrade the firmware. Best keyboard I ever had the pleasure to type on. I know it's a gaming keyboard but I use It at work. I love the feel, the look and the programmable buttons. Makes doing things quicker when I have tasks assigned I those buttons. You will be tempted to upgrade the firmware as the instructions tell you to do this first before downloading the software. Don't do it.
Summary: Over the years I have used various models of gaming keyboards manufactured by Razer (including the Black Widow Ultimate), Steelseries, Microsoft, and more. This is the first keyboard I have ever used that I am completely satisfied with regardless of application - gaming on the keyboard is incredible, typing is exceptionally smooth and comfortable, the macro functionality and software works as intended and is more user friendly than similar software offered by Corsair's...
Summary: I purchased this after owning an Azio Mech5 for a few weeks. The Azio was decent, but I was still undecided on it. I didn't have anywhere near by to test out the different mechanical switches so I originally went with the MX Blacks since I always heard that the reds were overly sensitive. The blacks were too stiff. They still felt better to game on than your traditional membrane keys but were just as stiff if not more so.
Summary: I decided on getting a gaming keyboard and the choice I had for myself is between a razer or corsair. I opt for corsair because I think the customer service quality as well as build quality is better and they stand by their products more. My initial thoughts on the item is, that it is indeed high quality. The craftsmanship of the aluminium is great as well as the feel of the rubberize keys and palm rest. The led lights are also brighter than the razer's as well.