Best Buy Review by XboxOneColoredController
Amazing keyboard, built to last!
Build Quality: 5 out of 5
This keyboard simply feels amazing. It has very responsive tactile keys that provide amazing feedback. Sure they’re not Cherry MX switches, however they’re still amazing nonetheless. I would place their tactile feedback somewhere between Cherry MX Brown and Cherry MX Blue switches. They also have a nice resistance to them so if you’re like me and you are a ‘heavy typer’ that usually depress the key all the way to the bottom of the channel, then this keyboard will be your best friend.
Ergonomics Quality: 3 out of 5
While this keyboard looks and feels amazing, it’s also not very ergonomic (but honestly, you’re not expecting that if you’re buying a mechanical keyboard now are you?). If you have arthritis or carpal tunnel I would recommend you stay away from any mechanical keyboards.
Lighting Quality: 5 out of 5
Simply put this keyboard is amazing. It looks amazing when you have it cycling all the 16.8 million colors it’s capable of and their vibrancy and intensity are insane. I’ve never seen something this colorful when in use. The keys have a soft-ish feeling to them and their laser-cut keys are intense. With Razer Synapse (the controlling software + drivers) you can dual layer your effects, so for me I have mine cycling all colors fluidly, while every key I press sends a very vibrant blue ripple across the whole of the keyboard. It looks amazing.
Features Quality: 5 out of 5
It has USB and Analog Headphones / Mic passthrough, so you can bring up next to you a jack for your headphones and microphone (separate 3.5 mm jacks) as well as a USB slot for quick use of a flash drive or other USB device. It also has five programmable macro keys that while I personally don’t use them, with the Synapse software you can set them to do almost literally anything, in game and out of game. You can also set them up to change depending on what game you are running, or if you are simply on your desktop via profiles you set up in Synapse. You can even set it up so that when Synapse detects that you are running a particular .exe (specific game, program, etc.) it will automatically switch to that profile for you so that you don’t have to remember to do so every time you switch programs/games. It even has a massive amount of N-Key rollover, so you can literally palm the keyboard and it registers every key every time.
Longevity Quality: 5 out of 5 (thus far, almost 2 years ownership)
So I bought this back in 2014 and thus far it has yet to show any signs of wear (aside from skin oils getting onto the keys and making them a bit shiny, etc - normal wear). Tactile feedback in every key is amazing still to this day. Colors are all still as vibrant as the day I pulled it out of the box. I’ve even had rage moments in a few games where I smashed the keyboard as hard as I could (reflexively) and it is still functioning perfectly to this day. It takes a lick and keeps on ticking.
Overall Quality: 5 out of 5
Because let’s face it, you weren’t buying this keyboard for ergonomics lol.