Revisit: The Razer Mechanical Switches

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

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  1. ImGummeh

    ImGummeh Active Member

    i was thinking of getting the TE for a while but i ended up getting the standard and i highly recommend it. Macro keys are an essential for me and save so much time. If you are different however and would prefer to save a bit more cash then i would go with the TE.
     
  2. im3dmundlee

    im3dmundlee Active Member

    theres not really a huge price difference. I might consider the normal due to the macro keys. Thanks !
     
  3. ImGummeh

    ImGummeh Active Member

    If you buy it from separate retailers (PCCG for example) the price gap is pretty big, and sure thing man anytime!
    :D
     
  4. im3dmundlee

    im3dmundlee Active Member

    The online price and store price in Singapore is about the same. Looking at my friend's TE of the other keyboards, small does look much more nicer and cleaner setup. Simplicity is beauty. However, a number pad are more useful. Very hard to decide on one.
     
  5. I had the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 which had the Cherry (Made in Germany) switches and loved it - not a single issue. I guess I am old-school and would have preferred if Razer kept using updated Cherry (German Made) switches, especially for this price range. Customer's don't want to feel as if they have been taken advantage of financially, so in most people's eyes the change to Razer switches may indicate lesser quality / run time as well. This may be seen as most as going backwards, especially if you are not a gamer and just a touch typer who prefers mechanical keyboards.
     
  6. Ace38craft

    Ace38craft New Member

    Hello, we hear less the noise of the mechanical keyboard with Hello, we hear(understand) less the noise of the mechanical keyboard with
     
  7. Stizzaleetcar652

    Stizzaleetcar652 New Member

    I bought the BW Ultimate when it first hit the market (It had Razer green keys). The n key would type multiple n's when pressed once. I returned the BW, and got a full refund.

    It's my understanding Razer keys are manufactured in China? China is notoriously infamous for poor quality control standards. I get why people might have issues with Razer keys vs. Cherry MX. Cherry MX switches are produced in Germany, and Germany is well-known for their superior quality.

    Razer may have great innovative technology, but the decision to have their mechanical keys made in China is a big mistake in my opinion.

    I have taken one more chance with Razer, and just purchased an X Chroma. If I notice anything mechanically wrong/odd with my keyboard within the next few months, I'm done with Razer... and for good.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
  8. One good thing to consider, your old BW had the rebranded switches which were not well received across the board. your new X has the new in house switches that, so far, have been getting positive reviews. But like anything, we won't know long term reliability/quality for a while still.
     
  9. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member

    well even their Razer mechanical switch keychain have a kailh logo on them yeah. still prefer MX blue. i hope they will release a Blackwidows X chrome with MX blue :D want to sell my Strafe RGB with mx Brown i just love using MX blue
     
  10. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Maybe that's because they dumped that company and are now with someone else who is making the Razer switches to their very exacting specifications - so they had to find something to do with the older ones. lol
     
  11. santeri.petajisto

    santeri.petajisto New Member

    This is art.
     
  12. retroammoGreenSheen022

    retroammoGreenSheen022 Active Member

    well thats one way to look at it. hoping that they indeed dumped that company. it is not consistent :slightly_sad: that is why i am glad razer decided to equip their X ultimate with MX blue :D
     
  13. Dizlol

    Dizlol Member

    Really enjoying the razer greens in the Overwatch Blackwidow Chroma!
     
  14. squeeze88

    squeeze88 Active Member

    Will the lesser spring height save more cost, can eventually lead to better profit margin? Hence the new switch? it makes manufacturing sense though!
     
  15. Milliardo5

    Milliardo5 Member

    I would guess then that the Black Widow Ultimate 2016 has the new, "in-house" switches (placed that in quotes as IMO it would still not be in-house unless Razer itself makes the switches).
     
  16. chic4

    chic4 Member

    Razer Green Switches for ever guys!
     
  17. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Really good work! if only i had the money to afford a mechanical keyboard ;.;. (Yes, i have used a Blackwidow before. Really like the keys)
     
  18. chic4

    chic4 Member

    I try Blackwidow chroma for 1week about.Its realy good work.
     
  19. I've recently got hold of a Blackwidow 'Expert' 2014 at a fantastic price (from a reputable highstreet shop) in a sale. I can't tell you the price as it would make you too jealous. As it happens, just the one I would have chosen as I want a general purpose typing keyboard that performs well for casual-ish gaming. I don't want or need lights, I want macro keys and I want a full keyboard with number pad and 10 key rollover. Ideal. I had no option but green clickies, but I like that the release point is right in the middle between the Cherry blues and browns and the extra resistance compared to the stealth orange option is handy since I tend to rest my fingers on the keys rather, during gaming.

    Since these will likely be the older clickey greens, I would like to report no hint of inconsistency in feel across the keyboard. I wonder if there was a consistency problem in older batches that was improved upon in the later batches of the 2014 style keyboards? The reports I've read on this forum about consistency issues don't seem to be troubling my small sample as yet.

    Can't see an 'Expert' (no lights) variant of the 2016 keyboards on the Razer site. That's a shame. Good job I nabbed this'un whilst I had the chance.
     
  20. DieselLag

    DieselLag Active Member

    woow its so cool to see the switches tested like that
     
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