Summary: Beautiful keyboard. Pleasure to type and game on. Very sturdy and simplistic in design. I also love hearing the sound when i get ramped up and start typing. Note it is a lil' noisy, but you're looking at mechanical keyboards for a reason. Would recommend. Cheers note: the windows and smaller left shift key take about a week to get used to. expect typos for a while till you get used to it.
Full-size mechanical keyboard w/ just the basics (Great for FPS games)
Brett D., Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: I have tried many mechanical keyboards but this one is great for FPS games. This keyboard is a good choice if you want a full-size keyboard and just the basics. Please read the cons below before purchasing. Red switches (The only way to go if you play FPS games). You will have typos but when you are strafing and moving fast in game these switches are amazing. Cons: The labels on the keys themselves will start to fade as the keyboard is used overtime.
Summary: It's a very good keyboard and I plan on using it for a long time, however there are just a few minor things that make it a 4 star for me. The biggest thing is the shift key on the right side. I am so used to having it be 2.5 keys long and it is only 1.5 keys long on this keyboard. This alone has slowed down my wpm by over 20, so I am working on getting used to it. The other thing is the wear of the keyboard letters.
Summary: Awesome keyboard -- feels great. I spend most of days coding on it and have had it for many months now. My minor complaints are that some of the keys are placed differently than normal around the enlarged enter key, which is awkward when switching back-and-forth with my laptop. The placement of the custom function button is awkward and makes it a pain to use for right-handed shortcut commands on OS X.
Summary: Solid build, satisfying key noise. A couple of things to keep in mind: The keys register as pressed PRIOR to reaching full travel, so if you are in the habit of resting your fingers on keys, you may find holding down a key w/o realizing it. Also, the n-key rollover on this keyboard is about the same as other USB keyboards (5 keys or so, I believe), unless you use PS/2 interface.
Summary: This is an amazing keyboard, but I don't know if it's 85$ amazing. And by that I mean I don't see how any keyboard anywhere could be worth 85$ or more. This thing is great to type on and play games with, but so was my 8$ Microsoft keyboard. Am I experiencing a 77$ difference? I'd say not really. Still, top of the line keyboard. Would give five stars if not for the price.
Pros: -high quality all around, -very sturdy and well built, -will clearly outlive us all, -very simple, pleasing design, nothing unnecessary, -keypresses are crisp and reflexive, -no annoying LEDs or extra features/software
Summary: This is my first mechanical keyboard, and I can safely say that I will not be going back any time soon. Typing on this keyboard is a breeze. It does take some getting used to with the smaller shift key, and backslash placement but a few days and you will have it down. This thing is also built like a tank and feels like it will last a lifetime. The only thing that drives me absolutely nuts is the space bar.
Summary: I like it. I NEED clicky feel otherwise I mess up royally, because I am a lousy typist. It's solid and heavier than the plasticky stuff most computers come with. The space bar on mine s louder than I like and it feels like either the red switch under the bar is not solid or that the position of the bar on the switch is precarious. The red switch are a bit higher than the black ones. I like it, but I won't buy another one.
Summary: If you want a great quality board this is the board you want. It is pricey but its a beast. Simple layout but whatever you do.... dont drop it.
Pros: solid board. very reliable as I have owned this board for 3 years
Cons: The biggest and only con I can say about this board and it absolutely aggravates me is the fact that the keys will pop out. If you think nothing about this as a con I dare you to drop this board. You will be trying to figure out what button goes where for a couple days. I have lost one key and have no idea where it is. Other than gluing your buttons in place its a great board.
Summary: I have been using this keyboard for a few months now, and I'm happy to say it is easily the best keyboard I have ever owned. Having never used a mechanical keyboard I was not sure what to expect, but the feel and accuracy of the keys is great. It's also not at all noisy which was a pleasant surprise. If I had to find a flaw, it is that the left side "windows" key has been replaced with a "media" key.