Summary: You have no idea how much I love this keyboard. My old one was a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, and while that served me well, after about two years, keys started coming off of it. And I paid about 70 bucks for it! This keyboard is twice as pricey, but it is going to last a long, long time. It's a simple pleasure to type on. The keys are still audible, and my friends can hear them over Skype when we play games, but it isn't enough to annoy them.
Summary: 3.5 stars The hardware is impeccable. Possibly the best keyboard I have ever used. I am typing on it right now and it feels great. A little nosier than my old membrane keyboard but so worth it. The Corsair software is fine as long as you've never used the Logitech software. Corsair is playing catch up to Logitech in software. You see I used to have the Logitech G11 and already I am missing some of the functionality.
Summary: This is my first and not last mechanical keyboard and this one is amazing, plus you get 2 years warranty. i would recommand this keyboard to anyone like quality build. i cant give 5 stars because the wrist rest.
Pros: Cherry mx red! all it tell about., heavy build in aluminium quality., the backlightning is just truely amazing (including letters doesnt show half or weird showup like some others keyboards), the keys are outside of the keyboard easyer to clean up dust., easy update firmware, and install driver., usb hub on to connect mouse/usbdongle., WINDOW Key LOCK
Cons: My only real problem with this keyboard is gettin used to that wrist rest a little bit shorter than my previous keyboard.
Summary: I've had a chance to spend some time on these keyboard, and I still have some mixed feelings. I've probably spent more time typing on it than gaming. Typing is great. I love the feeling of the keys, each press is similar to the pressure needed for a membrane keyboard (which I'm coming off of) and it's satisfying feeling the response of the keys. This keybaord is silent. the only click I hear sounds like plastic hitting muffled plastic.
Summary: I have never used a mechanical key board in my life. It takes some getting use to if you want to have a quiet typing experience. Pressing down only a few mm for the contact is hard if you have only ever used a digital keyboards that require a full keypress. That being said, if you do not mind the noise, type normally. Aside from the typing noise, which is minimal, the keyboard is amazing for what it is meant for, gaming!
Summary: Just moved over from a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and decided that after blowing out 3 of them in the last 4-5 years that I would just shell out the extra money for one with mechanical switches in hopes that it will last longer and because I do on occasion need to type in the dark so the backlit keys are a nice addition.
Summary: I needed a new keyboard, previously had the Saitek Eclipse 2. done a bit of research on some keyboards and knew that Corsair are well known for their good build quality and durability. so I wanted a mechanical one as my friend had one and it seemed really good. I love the keyboard, its great for people who need to use a lot of keys in games as you have the G keys on the left hand side of the keyboard. the keys are solid and so far had no problems.