Great keyboard, key layout may be a slight annoyance
M. Wurzbach, Amazon
18 January 2013
Summary: I have almost all good things to say about this product. The keys are responsive and require just enough pressure to prevent errant keystrokes. This is an ideal keyboard for online FPS-style gaming. I don't know how well it would fare in MMORPGs, MOBAs, or RTSs, but I didn't buy it for that purpose. The keys are very smooth, but possibly a little high resistance for someone who is going to use the keyboard to type long essays or documents (especially as a professional).
Summary: The keyboard is very good for the people who don't want unnecessary features like backlights and macros on their keyboard but still want a mechanical keyboard. Seen many keyboards ruined because of the glossy finish that is just a fingerprint magnet, but this one is matte black. Would have preferred a USB 2.0 slot instead of a 1.1 hub and also a full size backspace. The indicator lights are not as bright as everyone says.
Pros: -Sturdy and heavy, -Comfortable wrist-rest, -Mic and headphone jacks, -USB hub, -No unnecessary features
Summary: The 7G should not be bought if you are expecting it to be a board for daily use. I'd much prefer Cherry MX switches in blue, brown, and especially red for a better "overall" keyboard. The black Cherry MX switches in the 7G might be better for gamers but they are terrible for typing because of the amount of force you have to put onto each key... it's hard to just simply glide your fingers over the black switches.
Pros: -Excellent keyboard for games, especially FPS where minute movement are important, -Standard fare of N-key-rollover over PS2, and 6 key-rollover in USB... just like any most other Cherry MX keyboard by Costar, -Minimalistic, clean, no annoying "gamer" look to the board with a billion LEDs, no unnecessary color schemes, -Heavy, built like a tank, -Comes with a wrist rest, -Built in USB hub is nice
Cons: -Not that great of a keyboard for typing, takes too much force to press down on each key (but may still be preferable to many sloppy rubber dome keyboards out there), -The 3 lock indicators are too bright, this was fixed in the 6GV2, -Wrist rest takes up too much desk space, -The audio and headphone jacks are low quality just like in every other keyboard, -Hub is USB 1.1 only, -Had to return the first one because a few keys were defective, could be just a one-off lemon
Summary: The design is great when it came out years ago. What it worth is the wrist rest compared with 6Gv2. It's a bit pricey as only USB 1.1 port and without led back-lit, without macro keys. Anyway, with the great wrist rest and cherry black-switch, it is a decent keyboard.
Summary: Bought at $89.99, I can't complain too much since this seems to be the lowest price ever on NCIX. However I wouldn't pay the regular $124.39 for this keyboard. I think the Metadot Das Professional (PM direct canada or best direct) is a better deal. To be honest I'm not that happy about the keyboard layout. I don't mind the bigger enter key and the moved pipe key, but the smaller backspace really makes it awkward.
Pros: - Black cherry keys make typing as enjoyable as it can ever be, - High quality build, - Wrist rest looks ugly but is extremely comfortable when typing, - At $89.99 sale price it's a good deal
Cons: - Keyboard layout, - LED indicator way too bright, - Lack of macro keys contradicts the claim of being a "gaming keyboard"
Summary: Love this new keyboard by Steelseries, however takes some time to get used to. The keys feel like no other keyboard, and if there is any problem with this keyboard it's the keys are ultra sensitive. I have made numerous typos, and after about a month with this keyboard, I'm finally getting used to typing on it. I do love the feel, and the looks are pretty simple, but solid.
Summary: This keyboard comes equipped with linear (black) cherry mechanical switches; these type of switches are neither springy nor spongy, and provide no tactile feedback. I highly recommend that you demo this keyboard to see if the key feel and travel is right for you. Please make note of the layout; the enter key takes up two rows, forcing the backslash key up a row and halving the width of the backspace key. I bought this keyboard primarily for gaming.
Pros: The keyboard is pretty much top-quality and better than my last one (Dell crap). All the switches use gold-plated connectors for higher sensitivity and faster response. The keys have perfect resistance. Basically this keyboard is a monster of durability, and if you don't pour Coke on it, it will probably last you forever. It is the best gaming keyboard I have ever used. I can make extremely slight movements on it that I am unable to do with a run of the mill keyboard ...
Summary: This keyboard give an outstanding touch feeling and just for that I think I would buy again, but the price is just really too high for most people. Just some fanatic freak, like me, dont mind put all this money into a keyboard.
Pros: The touch feeling is outstanding, Simple design (for those who like that)
Summary: For people used to the old IBM keyboards, this one will make you fell right at home. It's incredibly well built, quite a change from the Microsoft/Razor Reclusa and Logitech G15. If you need backlighting, macro keys, and advanced media keys, this is not the keyboard for you!
Pros: Built like a tank, perfect form factor, no gimmicks.
Cons: Cheap wrist rest, price (but you can price match).