So I got his cool keyboard from the Channel8 contest...It feels like a good keyboard. It has a nice tactile feel, and the lighting is beautiful...but there seems to be a flaw. Sometimes a key will malfunction. The all important v key especially. Tech support was no help. There was a replacement sent but it exhibits the same problems (not the same key all the time).
So I took the keyboard apart, and to my amazement I think I found the issue. The membrane is really lose, it kind of bunches up. If i move that around a bit, try to make it all even, it works fine.
I do not know if you can see the bunching, but if you look at the bottom it is there....
My message to the hardware engineers at Microsoft, fix this. I am thinking about using some double sided tape or something...
There are a few others who have had the same issue.
Newegg had a review that expressed the same issue.
Pros: Pretty lights, thats about all it's good for.
Cons: After a few months of use the keys start failing.
The ones that get the most use begin to not register unless they are absolutely pounded.
The key right next to it will still function fine but the one you want will only show up half the time.
I've fixed my most used keys by rolling up bits of paper and sticking it inside the square hole on the underside of the key, but thats not something i want to do for every key on this keyboard to make it work like it should have out of the box.
Other Thoughts: Because of typing this on this very keyboard I have had to go back a dozen times and fix typos that were caused by the keyboard not registering keystrokes, and it's taken about twice as long as it would have on a 5 dollar one.
I apologize for any missed letters that I didn't notice the keyboard dropped.
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