Summary: -Keyboard grip needs to have smooth, glossy matte finish because my hands get sticky when playing more than 3 hours per day. -5 Macro Keys needs to be removed since most keyboard users don't intentionally use 5 Macro Keys and it's not very useful. Besides, it requires Razer Synapse to enable 5 Macro keys, but some people report that Razer Synapse is having some bug issues and that needs to be addressed immediately, otherwise there'll be compatibility issues!
Pros: -Tactile-Clikcy Switch -Excellent for Typist and/or PC Gamers -More momentum when typing for typing race -It's a Mechanical Keyboard -Fiber Braided Cable -No Keyboard LED Lit since I don't look at LED when gaming and it's a waste of electricity! -Less actuation force to reduce fatigue -Allows you to press 10 Keys simultaneously -Responsive and accurate -Cheaper than daskeyboard -Key switches can last up to 60 million clicks
Cons: -Redundant 5 Macro Keys -Feels sticky and hard when placing my wrist on mechanical keyboard
Pros: Feels great, nice and clicky and doesn't require too much force to actuate but just enough to prevent from misclicks. Detachable Micro-USB cable is braided and high quality. Velvet carrying case is a nice touch. Very compact, which is perfect for my limited keyboard drawer space. Doesn't look ridiculously gaudy like other gaming peripherals.
Cons: Wobbles slightly- the keyboard is not perfectly flat. Also, I wish all of the keys were backlit. Not sure how much money they saved by skimping on this feature... a couple of bucks?
Summary: Without Linux support no one is getting my dollar from here on out.
Pros: Just dang awesome. It's durable, it's backlit, it's everything you would expect from a mechanical keyboard. You can't beat the typing experience unless you get a WASD Keyboard. The new in house mechanical keys are nice.
Cons: In today's day and age with the rise of Steam OS and Steam Client on Linux, lack of Linux support is no longer a one egg knock. For future proofing your rig and those in the know, do not buy any products from Razer. I highly recommend Roccat due to Linux support. I will be sending my Razer products to my brothers and replacing everything with Roccat and WASD keyboards.
Pros: It's awesome. The ability to create custom Macros, as well as the price for such a well-built monitor, is truly amazing. The current price for this is a steal. The tactile feedback is really nice, and I don't have to press hard at all to type quickly, which is always a nice thing. Some other Razer keyboards have issues with keys having to be pressed too hard before registering, which is not present here.
Cons: It's loud. I live with other people and we share a workspace, and it can be rather irritating when I'm typing since the keys are rather loud. If I had to do it again, I'd definitely get the Razer Blackwidow Stealth Tournament edition instead, since it's 10 dollars cheaper and is quieter than this keyboard.
Summary: For the price, you will not find better mechanical boards out there. This board is my 7th mech board, and I know my boards.
Pros: the price obviously was the selling point for this keyboard. at $60, you just simply can't go wrong. not much changed from 2013, except the actual switches. These razer switch isn't MX Blues, but it isn't that bad. I wish these switches are more clicky and louder like MX Blues.
Cons: Bottom rubber stops are uneven and its wobbling. Razer switch suppose to be MX Blue copies, but it rather sounds more like MX Browns.
Summary: I find reasons to type just because this keyboard feels so nice. If you do not need a 10-key, which I do not, this keyboard is perfect. Also, I picked it because only the Razer logo is illuminated and not the entire keyboard. Combine that with the Razer software and I have just been blown away by the quality. My favorite purchase of 2014 (yeah, it's that good).
Pros: Its a mechanical keyboard, fast and responsive. Great for gaming The razor software is great. I use it to adapt generic 2-piece speakers, lets me customize for better gaming / surround sound Its loud, lets you know when your hitting keys. For gamers, with is a good thing.
Cons: its loud, lets others know when your hitting keys. However, if you buy this keyboard, you know this