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Next year will be better 09/28/2013
Mechanical Keys (Cherry MX Red)
Excellent, bright back lighting for keys
18 G Keys. 3 modes for each.
PTT on Teamspeak and Mumble with work arounds
USB 3.0 Input.
The standard section of the keyboard has a very sleek design.
Aesthetically pleasing (for the most part)
It is not easy to dedicate the keys as their own separate key for hotkey commands (i.e. PTT on Teamspeak). You have to manually edit a default profile, and reload it back into the keyboard. (May be viewed as a Pro for some people.)
Lighting doesn't allow as much customization as they advertise.
The G keys are not the same as the rest of the keyboard. They keys are Cherry MX, but they housing is not made from the same quality of material as the rest of the keyboard. It looks different and is not as nice.
Poorly made hand wrest. It does not stay flush with my table and bubbles up under my wrists. Feels and looks nice, but it is just not designed properly.
Large, noticeable, fixed cable, with two USB ends
This is a K70, with a different back plate. The G Keys are not aesthetically the same as the rest of the keyboard. It is fully mechanical.
The standard part of the keyboard is tightly spaced but proves to be very nice response and maneuverability for typing.
The G Keys can be fully manipulated to do basically anything you want. 18 of them, and three different profiles for each. Though the are aesthetically different, they do they job, and well. That being said, because the G keys are essentially added-on to an already existing keyboard, the mount in the back of the keyboard doesn't distribute weight evenly. Also, the left edge of the keyboard could easily be bent or broken because of the material.
I upgraded this keyboard from a Razer Black Widow and then a CM Storm Trigger. This keyboard has better functionality and software, however the CM Storm was the sturdiest (and ugliest) keyboard I've ever used. As it turns out, you can't use the macro keys as push to talk buttons with that keyboard and the macro functionality itself was very buggy.
So, for $65 (I got the CM Trigger for $85 and this for $150) I bought 18 Push to Talk keys. I better start making friends.
If you are using a keyboard for push to talk keys, learn from my experience: buy a mouse with extra buttons.
I do feel like I got the TOP of THE LINE keyboard in the market. If I upgrade my mouse I will probably never use the buttons again. But for now they are excellent and i will always have them.
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