i readed Review, espacially
This keyboard uses plate mounted Cherry MX Blue switches.
Now, Razer has been claiming that they "Cherry Picked" the switches used in this keyboard, but wouldn't divulge what their criteria was. So I took it upon myself to find out what the difference was between these switches and every other Cherry MX board that I own, if there even was one.
Now, remember when I said how I played with the arrow keys through the box? When doing that, the switches felt lighter than those on my Filco, which surprised me. When Cherry Blues are brand new they're usually slightly stiffer than usual, as it takes a few days for them to break in. Of course, as soon as I took it out of the packaging and put it on my desk, it was back to being what I expected.
So I tested it with the Rip-O-Meter just to be sure, and it was identical to the Filco.
That being said, the sound was quite different. Well the clicky sound of the switches themselves was the same, that's not what I'm talking about. But see, the Filco likes to make a lot of other noise - even the slightest keycap movement translates to a ton of rattling. The Razer board is a lot better in this regard, but I doubt it has anything to do with the switches - the casing and keycaps have a much greater affect on the noise than just picking the best switches on a standard deviation curve, and as you'll see later in the review, their designs do just that.
So either I'm completely missing something here, or the whole "Cherry Picking" thing they're doing isn't very effective.
my englisch isnt that good (im german), and i think that the guy said the switches are not cherry switches but rather "cherry like" switches , a bit modified. is that so? or are these the typical normal cherry mx blues? (pics recommended)
and if i dont like the switches, can i easily remove it? i know there are 2 types to mount the switches on mechanical boards, but what is the easy way? is that plate mounted like in this case?