Revisit: The Razer Mechanical Switches

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by technokat, Jun 8, 2015.

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  1. dekdek192017

    dekdek192017 New Member

    I used my friends keyboard and this key switch feels so good. Im addicted to touch it
     
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  2. Jessop59

    Jessop59 New Member

    Couldn't agree more - i'm looking for every opportunity to type and use the new green switches - totally addictive !

    Couldn't agree more - I'm trying to make each sentence as long as possible just to carry on typing and not stop .
    In fact I'm considering writing a book :) - Using the Blackwidow Chroma V2 -
    Titled
    The joys of typing :)
     
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  3. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    QUALITY. I can attest that I abuse and smash my keyboard, daily. so far .... so good .... I've yet to break anything.
     
  4. Jessop59

    Jessop59 New Member

    + - bought a Blackwidow V2 a few weeks ago - Green switches - Absolutely in love - looking for every and any excuse to type - .
    Well done Razer -
    The first version of the Blackwidow Chroma ( 2014 ) was good but the older Khail switches were not up to scratch .
    The New V2 is out of this world !! -
    one slight thing I think could be improved - there is still a slight amount of key wobble due to the stems being a bit loose in the keyswitch housing - maybe something that could be improved in a future version
    also an optional Double Shot PBT keycap set could be offered as an accessory to people that want the best .
    I see Corsair is offering a white and black PBT keycap sets on their website to existing Corsair keyboard owners -
    would love to see the same from Razer :)
     
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  5. DrToombz

    DrToombz New Member

    Hey everyone!!

    Need some help. I´ve NEVER used a mechanical keyboard before (I know how lame that sounds) :oops:

    I was wondering, for a newbie like me, which switch would be best?

    Thanks for the help :smile_:
     
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  6. Jessop59

    Jessop59 New Member

    The best way to understand the feel of a mechanical switch and get a feel for what you like is to try one in person at a local computer store if they have any keyboards on show - that's the obvious answer.
    Here's my personal exp with mechanical keyboards -
    Overall you cannot go wrong with the Razer Yellow - its a smooth linear switch which is pretty quiet unless you bottom out - then it has the usual clack you get from bottoming out any mechanical keyboard -
    The Razer orange switch for me lacks character and I personally don't like it - its also pretty quiet as it has no click but it does have a slight tactile bump so u can feel when you've actuated the switch .
    The best switch for me personally is the new Razer Green found on the Blackwidow Chroma X and Blackwidow Chroma V2
    this is by far the best switch to type on but it is loud and clicky and it can get annoying to some people after a while - BUT - it's addictive to type on - very satisfying
    it's really not a good idea to buy a mechanical keyboards without first trying one out as key switch preference is very personal .
    if you really cannot get to try one out in person I would say to be safe get the Yellow switch - its going to be way better than any rubber dome keyboard you've ever typed on - but if you feeling brave and want the true Mechanical keyboard exp get the Razer green - but be warned - its pretty loud so unless you are going to be using it away from other people and have your own space ... - rather go with the yellow -
    Good luck :)

    The best way to understand the feel of a mechanical switch and get a feel for what you like is to try one in person at a local computer store if they have any keyboards on show - that's the obvious answer.
    Here's my personal exp with mechanical keyboards -
    Overall you cannot go wrong with the Razer Yellow - its a smooth linear switch which is pretty quiet unless you bottom out - then it has the usual clack you get from bottoming out any mechanical keyboard -
    The Razer orange switch for me lacks character and I personally don't like it - its also pretty quiet as it has no click but it does have a slight tactile bump so u can feel when you've actuated the switch .
    The best switch for me personally is the new Razer Green found on the Blackwidow Chroma X and Blackwidow Chroma V2
    this is by far the best switch to type on but it is loud and clicky and it can get annoying to some people after a while - BUT - it's addictive to type on - very satisfying
    it's really not a good idea to buy a mechanical keyboards without first trying one out as key switch preference is very personal .
    if you really cannot get to try one out in person I would say to be safe get the Yellow switch - its going to be way better than any rubber dome keyboard you've ever typed on - but if you feeling brave and want the true Mechanical keyboard exp get the Razer green - but be warned - its pretty loud so unless you are going to be using it away from other people and have your own space ... - rather go with the yellow -
     
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  7. DrToombz

    DrToombz New Member

    @Jessop59 Thank you so much for the insight... You just made the yellow switches quite appealing :smile_:
     
  8. Jessop59

    Jessop59 New Member

    the yellow switch is great - but IMHO - the green is the most addictive to type on - but like I mentioned - it's pretty loud so if you don't plan on using the keyboard alone away from others then the yellow switch is the way to go :)
    Just want to mention again - the Blackwidow V2 is a really great design - i myself have 2 corsairs and I prefer the Blackwidow over both of them -
    all I'm hopin for now is for Razer to release a custom PBT Double shot keycap set for the blackwidow :)
     
  9. vzr314

    vzr314 New Member

    Can somebody explain why some switches sounds different than the others on my BlackWidow Chroma V2 with Razer green switches, manufactured by Greetech.

    I installed O-ring key dampeners, but difference in sound is still present. Biggest difference in sounds is present on numpad buttons (which sound perfect) and the other buttons. Upper row (Esc, F1-F12, PrintScr, ScrLk, Pouse break) sounds terrible...
     
  10. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    just ordered a black widow v2 with yellow/linear switches..... kinda nervous to try out something new. will report back with my findings/experience/thoughts/review
     
  11. FA835

    FA835 New Member

    Bought the Blackwidow V2 last week.
    Currently using yellows on my BW V2 and loving every piece of it.
     
  12. Leondardo

    Leondardo New Member

    YUS!
     
  13. Rumanii

    Rumanii Member

    Razer is just the best
     
  14. Ambrosells

    Ambrosells New Member

    Bought my Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 recently!
    Currently using GREENS! I simply love the mechanical sounds. CLICK CLICK CLICK!
     
  15. TematoFlavored

    TematoFlavored New Member

    What is your favorite switch? Mine is green, but I dont own any I've just watched reviews and tests.
     
  16. zoniix

    zoniix New Member

    Razer yellows are basically reds.
     
  17. ArmsteadHQ

    ArmsteadHQ New Member

    indeed. I'm using yellow switches. Had green in my Cynosa but since I upgraded I fell in love with the yellow ones. Now I can't go back.
     
  18. ArmsteadHQ

    ArmsteadHQ New Member

    indeed. I'm using yellow switches. Had green in my Cynosa but since I upgraded to Blackwidow TE V2 I fell in love with the yellow ones. Now I can't go back.
     
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