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Hardware Corsair Raptor K40 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 24 Mar 2014.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Sure is ugly :eek:
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think it looks quite smart.

    I may be wrong and have missed it, but I didn't see mention of a gaming switch to turn off the windows key.
     
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  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It's the little padlock key next to the array of macro keys at the top. When lit, windows key is disabled.
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    ok, good
     
  6. David

    David RIP Tel

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    I understand the need to reduce costs, and the argument for the high cost of mech boards was the additional cost of the MX switches. Having a membrane and rubber domes should bring the cost sufficiently; without resorting to trying to make plastic look like aluminium.

    Over-priced and tacky-looking.
     
  7. Hustler

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    I think if I spent this much on a non mechanical keyboard, after the novelty has worn off in a couple of days looking at the fancy backlighting, I'd be kicking myself for not saving up a bit longer and spending that little bit extra for the real deal TBH.
     
  8. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Sure is :eeek:
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I don't see why this guy should have the final say
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  10. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    These Mechanical keyboards are slowly getting my interest up. Just needs a USB 3.0 socket at the back for when I want to use a USB flash stick or for quick setup/dismantle of my G25. Then I will buy one! ;)
     
  11. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Be careful, mate. This one isn't actually a mech board, it's just been tarted up to look like their mech boards.

    However, I wouldn't limit the range of selection of boards based on USB 3.0. You'd be better off with a hub mounted in the front panel or an external one on the desktop, then take your pick of some of the lovely boards on offer. :)
     
  12. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    Oh right. I guess I haven't been interested in Mech boards before, that I never bothered to do my research into them.

    I can't use front panel as it gets messy, and a desktop hub is not what I want either, as it will add more clutter to my desk.

    When I had my G19 keyboard (Wish I never sold it!) the 2 USB ports was perfect.

    I'll wait till they bring one out, but backlit keys is a step in the right direction, especially when your playing with the lights off! :)
     
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  13. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    The backlighting is brilliant especially if you live somewhere near water.

    What on earth does one have to do with the other?

    Living near water = unholy number of insects in summer = can't have window open after dark as having the lights on would attract all the critters, a keyboard backlight however is bright enough to see what you type while at the same time not being bright enough to attract insects.
     
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