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Pros: - Cherry MX red switches
- I got it for 60 bucks with all rebates
- I like that there is no cover around the keys, so it is easy to clean
- The cable looks really cool and is very sturdy
Cons: - When my Macbook goes to sleep, the keyboard stops working. I have to take the usb cable out and plug it back in again for it to work. Today that didn't solve the problem. I had to re-plug it 3-4 times for it to work. I have a feeling it will stop working altogether soon
- Caps lock LED is always lit (even if caps lock is not on)
- Num lock and scroll lock keys never light up
Other Thoughts: I got this keyboard because I wanted a mechanical keyboard and this was the cheapest one available at the time. I figured I could throw away 60 bucks and not feel bad about it (if the keyboard doesnt work properly)
Out of the box, the keyboard's caps lock LED wasnt working properly. It is always on. And, the other LEDs are always off (num lock and scroll lock). It didnt bother me that much as I had expected it to not work properly 100% (from having read other reviews). The escape is hard to hit initially but its ok after I broke it in. Although it still feels funny.
I want to RMA this but it will be such a hassle. I will have to send this back, then they will send me a new one. It's good I didn't throw away my cheap Dell keyboard.
I would not recommend buying this keyboard at its retail price. If you can get it for 50-60 bucks, then go for it. You will get to know whether you like Cherry MX red switches and you can buy a decent keyboard after you have an idea.