Pros: Excellent tactile feedback, the cherry MX Blue switch has a pleasing springback. The backlit keys are very nice, bright, and well made. I like the macro controls, quick macro functions, and the five macro keys on the side. Gaming mode is a convenient feature for some people, though I personally don't use it.
Cons: I have had two of these keyboards now, my first for just under a year, when it started clattering. This happens when the switch goes bad, and a key like "S" will register as 2, 3, somtimes even 4 s keystrokes. I replaced the original under warranty, and the new one had the same issue 1 month out of warranty.
Summary: The keyboard felt nice, I used it with linux so no macro support -- I was just using it just as a keyboard nothing fancy. I bought it Aug 9 and about Dec 2nd multiple keys just stopped working. The numlock no longer turns on or does anything and I can no longer use this as a keyboard. I asked their customer service and their response was nice, send it to us and we will fix it.
Summary: I did purchase mine from Best Buy (same price) and wanted top do a review. So far I love the keyboard, it is well made. The mechanical switches are great. The back lite LED for each key is plus. This keyboard is 100% mechanical compared to some others. Though running on Windows 8 I have had no luck with the software. The keyboard does not work once windows is locked. I had to reboot every time, and wound up removing the software.
Summary: I got this keyboard specifically because it was the only mechanical w/backlighting, and Razer has a big name in gaming space. I found Cherry MX Blue to be too noisy. I know it's intrinsic, and not specifically a Razer issue. I watched Youtube videos comparing the MX switches, and thought I knew what I would experience. Wrong. The clicking noise drove me bongers. There are now many brands with various MX switches w/backlighting. The futuristic font is insane.
Summary: Pro's-- Looks like an incredible keyboard Sounds like a real keyboard Fully Mechanical On the Fly Macro Recording 5 Fully programmable macro keys Built in Software to work with the Razer Blackwidow USB 2.0 built in to keyboard Heavy Duty wiring Headphone and Mic Jack built in Con's Keys Stick Terrible build quality Razer offers no customer support if it breaks Keys stop lighting up randomly Overpriced - $139.99 Personally, I have heard incredible things about this...
Summary: I had this keyboard for just over a year when the space key failed. During the year, it was fine. The key feel and the software were good, and any mechancical keyboard is better than that garbage that comes in the box with a new computer. When the space bar failed I emailed customer support. They told me I was out of luck since I was past the one-year warranty without any attempt at troubleshooting. I replied asking for some more help.
Summary: I've used this keyboard for 8 months and I was not really impressed. Here are some of the pros and cons Pros: -Tactile feel -aesthetically pleasing Cons: -very easy to get dirty -dust is extremely visible -my arrow key suddenly lost its tactile feedback and now it is sticky. If you really want this keyboard, go for it! but if you are on the borderline of getting this keyboard or something else then I suggest you don't. [...