Aww man... wish I had waited before buying my new keyboard...
A switch is a perfect example of something that doesn't need to be "designed" for gaming; all these are, are modified CHERRY MX switches. And, funny enough, neither the green or orange mimic CHERRY MX red, which tend to be well-regarded as being a de facto choice for gamers.
Oh well - I guess more "innovation" can't hurt.
It's something new at least. I wouldn't classify it as innovative because it is only slightly different than other mechanical keyboards but I guess it would be hard to tell unless you get your hands on one, right?
I just bought the Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Blue and love it but this keyboard looks amazing and wish I held off a little. I guess no matter what I buy something newer and better will come out and I will wish the same thing lol. Razer is doing some great things
I've never understood the hype around mechanical keyboards. My normal keyboards have always treated me well. Anyone have anything to add? I've never actually used one heavily.
Jaybk, I recently bought the 2013 blackwidow addition keyboard from razer upgrading from non mechanical switches and yes there's a difference. It sorta explained in the video that razer just released for their new switches. Just takes less effort to press keys 😛 and is able to function with multiple key strokes at once.
The best thing about it is that it has very quick response and there is nothing wrong with the keyboard.
It is pretty close to perfect.
I use a Maxkeyboard nighthawk XB with Blue LED's and Cherry MX Brown Switches. To me it is night and day compared to a standard keyboard. The Keyboard is also mechanically much stronger and has a great weight to it. I use it for typing and gaming pretty equally really but as far as it goes what this keyboard offers I do not see as a differentiator in any way as the response time on my keys is about a 3rd click really (probably a hair closer IE:5/8th's of 1/3rd) so 1/2 the throw would not be quite as responsive really it would seem. You get to where you can feel it after a bit. I can type relatively silently if I want with taps and it is faster typing with little force from my fingers.
I guess to understand it you kind of have to use it.