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This review is from: RAZER Black USB Wired Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Gaming Keyboard
Pros: -Nice sleek finish on it.
-Slim keycap structure (more of a preference)
-Keys pop up easily for cleaning if you put something under them to pry off. Was made for it.
-Full custom keys.
When i first got the keyboard I was extremely excited to open it up and plug it in. Everything was running smoothly for the first hour or so and it was very responsive. Fit my hands very well. If you use the software it came with you can turn every key into a macro, and even disable keys *cough* windows key *cough* which comes in handy.
After two hours....that's when the very short lived moment of happiness died.
Cons: -The special audio player keys malfunction constantly
-They keys will stick constantly
-The nice sleek finish.
Now first off if you're wondering why I had the sleek finish as a pro and con....it's because it's a nice feature that makes it look sleek, but when its bright inside during the day. It's almost impossible to read the keyboard without the leds and a challenge with.
If you read around you'll find that the audio selectors in the upper right hand part of the board break. Razer says it's only certain serial numbers, but they're obviously still doing it as mine is one that's only 6 months old. What happens is you'll be listening to music then it randomly select the next or previous song and continue to do it so nothing plays. This is a slightly easy fix as putting a quarter or bottle cap right where the glowing logo is fixes it for the time being.
The keys sticking are horrible....It does it at least 2-3 times a day where i have to actually unplug the keyboard and plug it back in. With my set up thats a bit of a challenge as i have to crawl behind a 54 inch TV where my computer is. Nothing is worse than playing a game then having a key stick on an FPS or typing to a friend only to have ," Hey how is freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" Happen until you unplug the board....
I want to like this board soooo much, but the shoddy internals in the end make me want to throw it out the window.
Other Thoughts: After about half a year of ownership, I'm glad to say I'm finally getting rid of this board. I usually like Razor products, and after a few years of having these issues exist with other people you think they would fix it as it's a huge scratch in there name on quality, and a board that's this price should not have wiring on the inside worse than a standard keyboard.
I recently spilled Calpis on the board yesterday (I live in japan, lets just say its a very sticky drink) and have tried cleaning it three times very thoroughly and the keys are still sticking...the arrow keys aren't even working anymore. I just built a new computer with a black and red theme, so this gives me the opportunity to nab a better board. I will never buy this product again and makes me question if Razer should just stick to gaming mice if this is the quality of their boards.