dealsyour choice of razer gaming keyboard for $39.99…

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This is an inferior product and it WILL fail. Don’t be lured into buying by the description or any other comments.

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I used to think that Razor meant high quality products, but the sheer amount of refurbs that get thrown onto woot every day has definitely made me think twice about spending the money on their products. its a shame too, because I'm in the market for a keyboard and mouse (my 6 year old logitech gaming mouse if finally showing its age) I don't think I could risk going with this brand.

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Misleading. You say "your choice" for $39.99. The other choice is actually $79.99.

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I don't know about the Black Widow (and I am looking forward to reviews here), but the Lycosa was just a terrible keyboard with many problems Razer's tech guys couldn't fix for me. I dumped it at a yard sale for $5 (felt bad for the guy who thought he had himself a steal buying it) and went with a Logitech.

Still like Razer mice, though.

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I agree.

I have a perfectly good Razer Lycosa that saw about 2 months of use before I got sick of having to disconnect and reconnect the device every 40 minutes or so in order to get it working again.

It was not a driver issue, it was a design issue and has been well-documented on previous woots. I have been working in IT for 20+ years, starting as a desktop technician so I have a general idea of what I am talking about.

If you want something that will last, go with a Logitech.

It's a real shame too, as the keyboard was awesome other than it's lack of reliability. The keystroke is smooth, the rubberized keys feel great to the touch, the illumination is great and I liked the touch-sensitive pad for the media keys.

But all of that is for naught if it doesn't work reliably. Who wants to be stuck in the middle of a battle with a non-functional keyboard?

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I can attest to Razer's quality (for mice and headsets at least--I do not trust any mechanical keyboard yet)

Razer Products I have owned:
Razer Diamondback Special edition (mouse is 10 years old and still kickin')
Razer Carcharias (4 years old)
Razer Orochi (recent purchase)
Razer DeathAdder (2 years old)

I cannot say they're all good but I have had positive experiences all of Razer's products.

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@kjrehberg: I had to put a price in there. Would you rather have seen $79.99 and potentially miss the $39.99 unit??

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I love Razer gaming products. I bought a BlackWidow for my boyfriend about 2 years ago, he uses it probably 50 hours a week and it's still doing great and he LOVES it. The mechanical BlackWidow is totally awesome and great for your fingers (and really good for fast typers). I then got his little brother an Lycosa, who also loved it. I would recommend Razer products, especially to gamers.

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I bought the Lycosa a while back and there is serious bugs in the media touch panel. Sometimes dust make all the touch buttons press themselves over and over and you have to unplug and replug in the keyboard. Contacted woot and never heard back. Stay away from this keyboard. There are better at the same price or a little more.

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I read the same style mixed reviews before i purchased mine a little over two years ago. same style deal same price. i own the Lycosa and love it. I've never experienced any problem with it whatsoever and I use the ish out of it. I'm amazed that the rubber coating on the wasd keys haven't rubbed off. just my two cents but it seems like a coin flip, That i won (lol).

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I bought one for my teenage son 1 1/2 years ago no problems ever.

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I own the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard and it is a fantastic keyboard for those who want a nice textile feel when the playing video games that need a high APM (actions per minute). With the mechanical keyboards you don't have to worry about keys not registering when you need them to the most.

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Short Version: Do Not Buy.

Long Version:
I purchased this previously and would not wish this keyboard on anyone, let alone a gamer. The keys are difficult to press, they rub against ... something. A 15 year old Packard Bell keyboard with missing keys would be less aggravation to type an email on than this. Gaming?! I have to press the keys several times, just to make sure I get one registered key press. I was hoping that I would only need to have the keyboard lights on during evening play, but you cannot see the keys in the middle of a bright lit day with the light on without it on.

Shop Smart, Shop with some other brand.

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What warranty does the refurbed Black Widow carry?

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@clrobertson: 90 day warranty on the Blackwidow (refurbished)

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I have to agree with all the negative comments about the Lycosa... It is completely unreliable. Lights shut off on their own, keys randomly stop working, and mine the volume control sometimes maxs out the volume which really sucks when your wearing a headset! Its really a shame, because the keyboard looks awesome! And I love the rubberized texture on the keys.... BUT its functionality is garbage! I can't completely knock all of Razer's products though. I have a Razer Mamba mouse that is freakin' AWESOME!!

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@krayneeum: Are you sure? Razer's site says they only honor refurb warranties from approved resellers, and neither Woot or Moofi were listed.