I've had a Razer Blackwidow something mechanical keyboard for a while, and I quite liked it, despite mechanical keyboard gonks telling me it was the equivalent of drinking Blue Nun and making appreciative noises afterwards. However, it made a damnable racket, which wasn't a problem when I was working by myself, but was catrasophic whenever I tried to take notes during a Skype call. The other issue was that it was deeply boring to behold - just a black rectangle with blue backlighting - and, insult to injury, it lacked dedicated media keys.
The latter was partially resolved by programming macro keys down the left hand side to replicate those functions, but it always felt like a compromise. Then Graham asked if anyone had any keyboard recommendations, and Pip said she was very happy with a Corsair K70. I hate to be left out because I am a child in a 37-year-old's body, so I got one too.
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