Differences between keyboards

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by WetCouch, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. WetCouch

    WetCouch Member

    You know - in mouses there are diffrent sensors, which makes them more precise, with bigger DPI borders, etc.

    But how about keyboards? What are differences between keyboard with macros and highlighted keys for 20$, or the another one, for example from Razer or other known company, for 100-150$?
    Both has macros, highlighted keys.
  2. Alaeriia

    Alaeriia Member

    Generally, Razer's stuff is more expensive because of their quality controls, and because they use more expensive materials (Cherry MX clone switches, Omron mouse switches, etc.).
  3. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Read up on anti-ghosting technologies and some of the Razer tech specs will make more sense as well. Also, different people prefer different "click" on their keys for tactile feel, that's another feature Razer addressses. Also, the depth of key presses can affect how quickly one can move from one key to the next.

    Essentially, a lot of "little things" that may not be noticed by the average user, but can make or break a hardcore or tournament player. :)
  4. DevilBoardz

    DevilBoardz New Member

    I agree with Kajira, for example the keyboards, especially the latest Razer BlackWidow are provided with the new mechanical switches that will provide optimal responsiveness. with a greater durability than ever before. This can definitely lead to a difference in gaming.
  5. Alaeriia

    Alaeriia Member

    Speaking of anti-ghosting, why can't Razer get NKRO on their BlackWidow Ultimate/Chroma? I mean, 14 keys is pretty good and likely sufficient, but if you can get around the USB limit, why not go all the way?

    Also, BlackWidow Chroma with Cherry MX Red-style switches would be lovely.
  6. technokat

    technokat Director, Social Marketing Staff Member

    Essentially, our Razer Switches are designed from ground up for gaming, we've engaged a 3rd-party manufacturer but our own staff are on the ground to ensure our switches follow our design blueprints precisely. There's a lot more to our switches, from its optimized actuation point to its material design choice i.e. gold plated contact points.

    You can find out more in our Razer 101 videos about our own Razer Mechanical Switches:

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  7. Jonnysmart

    Jonnysmart New Member

    Razer keyboards have special switches that allow them to respond faster than your normal $20 keyboard. Also Razer keyboards can be involved with Synapse and Synapse is such an easy-to-use macro and setup application that it's worth getting Razer products just for it!
  8. WetCouch

    WetCouch Member

    Ok, thanks for replies :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: It helped a lot.

    I like Razer, but not only Razer has its something like Synapse D:
  9. Jonnysmart

    Jonnysmart New Member

    True but I don't see any other programs like Razer Synapse on the market for devices.
  10. WetCouch

    WetCouch Member

    Well, many "known" keyboard and mouses producers has engine for macros and other software things, but ofc not all of them are good.
    (I hope i can post the names, if not - sorry.)
    But for example there are SS Engine (with cloud sync also), and one of the most advanced, if not most - Oscar Editor, but without sync, and at start can be hard to get to know what's going on :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: There is many more, but many of them are worse also D:
  11. Alaeriia

    Alaeriia Member

    Corsair has a macro recorder, which (like their lighting engine) is extremely powerful, but a royal pain to deal with.
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