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Offline muchadoaboutnothing

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 13 December 2010, 20:19:05 »
I'm very tempted to pick this up as a spare, or get it plus a long USB male + female cable for usage on the couch.

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 13 December 2010, 21:14:00 »
Damn, trigger finger got itchy again...

bought one for a friend and convinced 2 others to give it a try! :)
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Offline NamelessPFG

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 13 December 2010, 21:19:32 »
Despite being a really tempting price, I'll have to pass this time.

I'm waiting for that Switch Try Numpad to show up at my doorstep so I can find out if I really do like Cherry MX Blues...and if I do, I'm going for that DSI Modular Mac board plus a matching numpad with those switches, even if it's twice as much. At least I won't have to tear it apart and solder in a ton of diodes. (Of course, the real reason for me to go that route is that I want to try having my numpad on the LEFT side for once.)

Offline Wogrim

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 13 December 2010, 21:20:31 »
Mmm Ultimate is tempting... I REALLY like the backlighting on it, but don't like other features.

Offline muchadoaboutnothing

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 00:24:00 »
I ordered a regular. The price was too good to pass up.

Offline Azuremen

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 01:39:21 »
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I ordered a regular. The price was too good to pass up.


That is how I justified it. That, and I am listing my 6Gv2 here soon which should more than pay for the Razer.

I can just see those macro keys being so nice for working in Photoshop and a few other applications.
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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 02:13:16 »
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That is how I justified it. That, and I am listing my 6Gv2 here soon which should more than pay for the Razer.

I can just see those macro keys being so nice for working in Photoshop and a few other applications.


i would not be able to function at work w/o my nostromo.

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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 11:25:18 »
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I knew about Diodes when you were a Zygote.

Plain diodes are so 20th century. Now iDiods are all the rage.

Offline gmorf33

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 16:28:16 »
Looks like they're sold out now :(

Offline Azuremen

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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 16:54:02 »
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i would not be able to function at work w/o my nostromo.


 What do you do at work? I'd think the more typical arrangement of keys on a normal layout would work better for photoshop and such. Though I might be a bit unusual in this regard from years of typing with only my left hand while gaming...
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Offline fssbzz

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 20:19:04 »
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add FBXMAS10 to get $10 OFF if you spend more then $50

Offline twn2

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 20:44:41 »
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It seems that FBXMAS10 has been already dead.

By the way, I tried to combine both coupon codes to one item when FBXMAS10 was valid, and it seems to be invalid to do this, so RAZER1213 should be enough if you want a razer product.

Offline fssbzz

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 14 December 2010, 20:50:34 »
ahh no, because the FBXMAS10 is only limited redemption i guess, is all used up.

Offline taswyn

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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 15 December 2010, 02:17:44 »
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Hah, that's funny. "PS2" works to register at Geekhack? How vintage.

I tried "DIN" first >.>;; It *seemed* like the obvious answer =(

PS2 wasn't working for me either when I registered =(



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the code makes the naga $56. there goes my afternoon, time to start reading reviews.

If you do anything that benefits from a lot of extra mappings being available, get one. If you can get used to using them, they're amazing. I really prefer the old MS Intellimouse (rip V1 and multiple V3s) shape to the Naga's, but it's also not as bad as most of Razer's mice (it's not that awful--to me--"adder" shape). I personally don't usually use more than 2 and maybe 3 rows (going... vertically) of the side number keys, and that's still so nice to have. The side mouse buttons are a little awkward, but I don't really have trouble hitting them personally. Mine's been used for easily 1000+ hours of gaming, with the side keys used in the main "rotation" for playing WoW (so basically 1 press per second while playing), and I've had 0 issues... the black coating on the side keys is fading on the 7-9 and 10-12 row along the edges of the keys nearest me (so there are some lines of light leaking through), that's it.

Be aware that the default "num pad" mode is *actually* a numpad (even affected by numlock), so all of the usual concerns of modifier keys along with num pad keys apply ("Why doesn't shift+5 do anything!?" etc). The software now allows full remapping (and even macros) of the side keys, though. And 1-2-3 mod works fine of course.

There, there's a mini review, if the negatives don't bother you and you were at all thinking of buying one, go buy it =P

Offline epik

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 15 December 2010, 08:25:47 »
I slipped in on this deal. I was interested in a black or brown switch Filco and then the das keyboard since I didn't want to deal with a not-perfect Filco and shipping costs.

USB 2.0 ports is nice with the Das but I figured a $56 deal with the Razer would be a good way to see what these cherry mx switches feel like. And the blue seems to be the most raved about switch as far as overall clicky feeling and typing.

Even though I will game, I don't believe it'll be a problem.

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 15 December 2010, 08:29:19 »
This was a helluva deal.  The only one that I remember that was better was the $24 MX SPOS 'boards.  It's a great way to check out Cherry blues on the cheap.


Offline BlueRain

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 15 December 2010, 19:53:09 »
Back in Stock! "RAZER1213" still works.

Offline NamelessPFG

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 15 December 2010, 21:17:19 »
So it's still valid at that price...what a tease...I really want to try out that DSI board, though, and I certainly can't afford both!

Damn it, what is this forum doing to my financial sense?

Offline epik

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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 16 December 2010, 00:24:13 »
New review at newegg points out how it's not full nkro and how the key placement is not standard but the F keys are moved to the right, there is no dip on the caps lock, etc.

So this is not a perfect board for gaming and since the price is 70 msrp i feel like it'll get lower than 56 soon anyway.

Das might still be the overall better buy if you've already tried blue switches.

Offline jaynoon

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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 16 December 2010, 01:11:10 »
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So this is not a perfect board for gaming and since the price is 70 msrp i feel like it'll get lower than 56 soon anyway.


I strongly suspect that this board will be discontinued before the price goes any lower. Cherry switches just aren't that cheap...
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Offline fssbzz

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« Reply #50 on: Thu, 16 December 2010, 01:19:27 »
this is actually just the newegg 20% sale on all product not just the keyboard.

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« Reply #51 on: Thu, 16 December 2010, 09:26:57 »
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Back in Stock! "RAZER1213" still works.


Just tried it, NOT working.
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Offline nmd

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« Reply #52 on: Thu, 16 December 2010, 09:28:11 »
Same, no longer working.
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Offline muchadoaboutnothing

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« Reply #53 on: Thu, 16 December 2010, 10:08:38 »
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Just tried it, NOT working.


Must have been set as a 3 day coupon. Probably expired at midnight PST.

Offline Azuremen

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« Reply #54 on: Fri, 17 December 2010, 16:58:00 »
Yup, coupon is no longer working.

I must say this keyboard is quite good for the price. Certainly better than the Adesso I had which cost more. I can see some areas where they cut the corners, namely the legs and the injection process for the keycaps, notably larger area use for injection than on the Filco's keys. Does it actually affect anything? No, it just makes the caps look a bit cheap if you take them off and flip them over.

The keycaps have a slightly different profile than the Filcos as well, but not much. And it does have a slightly lower sound than the Filco... softer sounding almost.
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Offline laden3

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« Reply #55 on: Fri, 17 December 2010, 18:23:22 »
I don't like the keycaps on BW. Do you think its the "rubbery coating" or its made from something different from ABS and PBT?
I rrrove brrracks.

Offline jaynoon

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« Reply #56 on: Fri, 17 December 2010, 18:28:42 »
I thought only the BW Ultimate had the rubbery coating?
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Offline Azuremen

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« Reply #57 on: Fri, 17 December 2010, 18:49:30 »
The basic doesn't have the rubber coating from what I can tell. The keys are highly textured though, which is kind of nice and feels pretty good on the fingers from what I'd say. And might not be as prone to getting shiny like the Filco keys love to do (looks at Filco with look of disapproval)
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Offline Azuremen

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« Reply #58 on: Fri, 17 December 2010, 19:39:41 »
Does this suffice, Ripster?


The thickness looks to be the same as the Filcos, but that was just eyeballing them back to back. I don't have a set of calipers around or I'd measure it out.

Also, those are mm on the ruler.
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« Reply #59 on: Fri, 17 December 2010, 19:46:35 »