Gaming Keyboards: Razer BlackWidow, Levetron Mech5

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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard
Razer BlackWidow gaming keyboard

Notable features.

Bad features:

Azio Levetron Mech4 & Mech5 Gaming Keyboard

Azio Levetron Mech4 gaming keyboard
Azio Levetron Mech4 gaming keyboard (KB588U). amazon

The best thing about this one is that it features mechanical key switch. It uses Cherry MX Black, which is linear but requires more force.

other notable features/differences include:

So, overall, this keyboard might be nice if you use it exclusively for gaming. It won't be good if you also do programing, or writing.

About the Cherry MX Black mechanical switch, i've tried it in stores, but didn't like it at all. But am not a dedicated gamer. I much prefer any of Cherry MX Brown, Red, Blue. 〔➤see Guide to Computer Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

video review of a similar model to Mech4 keyboard

Mech5 Model

The Mech5 model fixed the small backspace key problem. amazon