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    Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    Cherry calls this MX RGB keyswitch equipped input device "the illustrious champion".
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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    Why do most "gamer" keyboards have to look like they're leftovers from a bad 80s sci-fi B movie?

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    If it wasn't for that hefty look wheel / dial / knob and the Macro keys on the left (im not a fan of extra keys like that in general, this would be a board I'd be interested in :/

    Even if a bit bulky looking
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Why do most "gamer" keyboards have to look like they're leftovers from a bad 80s sci-fi B movie?
    This^

    My keyboard is a QPAD MK80 (If memory servers)

    Nothing fancy about it and its probably the best keyboard ive used...
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    ^ That's the reason why I went with a Tesoro Durandal. Simple, no-BS, standard layout backlit mechanical keyboard.
    Those stupid gimmicky/tacky keyboards are .. well.. just that: stupid.

    edit: the Tesoro and QPAD keyboards actually share the same hardware base, but I chose the Tesoro over the QPAD because the latter has a rubberized coating. I've had my fair share of devices with rubberized coatings turn into sticky goo after a few years, so I'm trying to avoid that stuff whenever I can...

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Why do most "gamer" keyboards have to look like they're leftovers from a bad 80s sci-fi B movie?
    Because 80s sci-fi is awesome, because I do actually use most of those features, and because boring keyboards are BORING as well as adding nothing... even the really expensive ones with 1.2mm less key travel or whatever they're touting.

    If I want boring junk, I'll stay here in the office.

    I want lights and features and functions and LCD screens on my stuff. I want kit that actually does things, rather than costing loads of money for words on the back of the box that do nothing to improve my computing experience.

    In short, I actually want the fancy stuff I've been promised ever since those 80s sci-fi movies!!
    Modern sci-fi is all horrid, stark, empty Apple store pseudo-Scandi designs with stupid clear screens and blue text everywhere. Don't want that!

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    To put it in car terms - you could have a keyboard with fancy features and exciting styling like the MG Maestro Turbo (decent performance, fancy logos, alloys & bodykit, digital dashboard with space-age speaking computer!) or you could have something comparatively sober like a Golf Mark I GTI. The problem is when for looking for performance, all the manufacturers seem to offer only MG Maestro Turbo levels of tackiness.

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bambooz View Post
    edit: had my fair share of devices with rubberized coatings turn into sticky goo after a few years, so I'm trying to avoid that stuff whenever I can...
    So far *touch wood* I've not had this happen to mine, I hope it doesn't as so far its been a great keyboard.
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinf View Post
    The problem is when for looking for performance, all the manufacturers seem to offer only MG Maestro Turbo levels of tackiness.
    There's not that much difference between the Golf and the MG... and most modern cars look like the MG anyway!!

    Sounds like you want something more boring, like a Talbot Horizon... ie stuff like the Corsair Strafe, Das, WASD, CODE and some Leopold keyboards - All the non-bling of a cheap HP keyboard, but at ten times the price!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Why do most "gamer" keyboards have to look like they're leftovers from a bad 80s sci-fi B movie?
    Don't start me on this - I "like gaming" and I like "things that look pleasant" and I'd previously thought I was in a minority of one.

    WTF do most manufacturers delight in making hideous, hideous kit?
    Not picking on Cherry really, I've seen much worse, but yee-gads!
    I thought I was pushing my personal envelope with my Corsair K70.... then even corsair decided to re-brand with that "tramp-stamp" logo and cover a tastefully restrained model in RGB lighting.

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    There ya go - All you boring old fogies can go play your Solitaire and Online Whist games on the new Kingston HyperX Alloy board now!!

    http://hexus.net/tech/news/periphera...ming-keyboard/

    However, if any of you actually make it to your mid-life crises without having a heart attack, I fully expect you all to be buying a complete set of 'gaming' peripherals with lights and angles and styling... preferably to go with teh Harley davidson Sportster 883 and whatever the entry-level Ferrari is that mid-life crisisees favour these days...

    Actually, being gamers, shouldn't you be having a "mid-life Crysis"?

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    ^ I was once 15 and into all this tacky crap too. Then I grew up.

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    Re: Cherry MX Board 9.0 Gaming Keyboard revealed

    ^ And in doing so regressed back to plain 1970s styling, where everyone wears the same boring, featureless suit?

    Forget that, then - I'm staying with the young folk. They're clearly having more fun!!

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