- 7 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build Obsidian One (Portable Live-streaming HTPC Build)
Fantastic build quality and incredibly stylish make this one of my al time favorite keyboards. Its low travel and flat smooth keycaps enable fast travel between keys and make it perfect for racing games given that you can feather several keys with one finger.
The only quarrels I have with it is its very limited key roll over (which almost seems random or prioritized at times) and that it still runs on USB 2.0, making the two pass through ports unable to charge my phone or utilize 3.0+ speeds.
- 3 points
- 38 months ago
from completed build BOULESIS
There are many reasons I liked this keyboard enough to keep using it when I switched from an old iMac to my Windows gaming PC. It's not too loud and doesn't take up a lot of space on my desk. It has a numpad, USB ports, and function keys up to F19.
What sucks is getting the volume controls and fn modifier key to work in Windows. I tried to install Boot Camp drivers, which "worked" after further registry changes, but was extremely hacky and ended up breaking everything else. My backup utility kept failing, which was traced to some Apple file system drivers. My clock became offset by 5 hours because Apple BIOS clocks are always set to GMT or something. And my computer kept waking itself up in the middle of the night, which I finally traced to a device identified as vid_05ac & pid_024f, which was... my keyboard again. It's my fault for trying to do this hacky ****, but it's only a keyboard, god damn it, it should've been doable.
Anyway, if anyone else ever finds this while trying to do something similar, don't try to use the drivers. Just try to live without the volume keys. Get some headphones that control your system volume, or set up some kind of autohotkey script or something.