Posts Tagged ‘Mechanical’

Ducky Zero Tenkeyless Keyboard

Posted on April 2014 at about 8:34 PM by hwa

After using my Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013, I’m so addicted to mechanical keyboard that I decided to get another one for my office. So I pick Ducky Zero DK2087 Tenkeyless keyboard, the one with Cherry MX Blue switch.

Ducky Zero Tenkeyless

The keyboard come in a standard keyboard layout except for the numpad, hence the Tenkeyless, I choose tenkeyless for it compact size, so I can easily bring it around if I needed to. The Ducky Zero range is a mechanical keyboard that focus on basic functionality, no fancy lights etc, just the keyboard it self, so what you pay is what you get.

I got this keyboard for RM269 which I think is quite reasonable for a mechanical keyboard, maybe because of the lack of numpad make it slightly cheaper. I did some modification to the keyboard, I changed the space bar and the Windows key to blank so it doesn’t have the Ducky logo. I also change the WASD and arrow keys to yellow keycap and escape key to red keycap, just to make it a bit fancy. Since I mainly use this keyboard in the office, I also put each of the key an O-Ring so it’s not so loud, but surprisingly, this actually make the keyboard even better to press!

O-Ring

So far I’m very satisfy with this Ducky mechanical keyboard. In fact, after the modification I made, it’s even better than the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013! I don’t have the keyboard picture for now, I’ll include a picture when I have the chance, so for now, use your imagination. 😛

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Posted on September 2013 at about 10:58 PM by hwa

After much consideration, I finally decided to buy this mechanical keyboard, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013. The keyboard is costing RM439, but I got it for RM410, quite a bargain. 😀

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013

The Razer BlackWidows Ultimate 2013 is a mechanical keyboard aim for gaming usage, with individual back light under each key and also a function to disable the Windows button to prevent accidentally pressed the key and minimize the game while playing.

There are also other features such as on-the-fly macro recording and up to 10 profile changes. But all this require you to install Synapse 2.0, a driver software that store your settings in the cloud.

So far I has been using it for normal typing and also a few gaming sessions, and it’s awesome, the pleasure of pressing each key with the tapping sound is like biting a crunchy potato chip, the sound effect really works, and you feel like you are typing fast! Like a hacker trying to penetrate a system, just like in the movie. LOL!

Of course there are few things that I need to get used to, one of it being the keys layout. While the keyboard is following the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, the placement of the key is slightly off a bit comparing to my previous keyboard, especially the functional keys on top.

Also I’m not sure why I keep pressing the caps lock when pressing A button, I suspect it’s caused by the 5 macro keys at the left side, which make me place my left hand a bit too far to the left and pressed the wrong key.

But I’m quite satisfy with the keyboard, minus the accidentally pressed the caps lock button, but I don’t think that’s an issue, I just need some time to get used to it.