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Razer Dragon Age II
on December 7, 2011
I bought this keyboard as a replacement/ upgrade for my work computer. The red back lighting looks cool, and overall I thought the build quality was great, but I thought the feel of the mechanical key switches themselves on this keyboard felt inconsistent trying a couple dozen or more keys across the keyboard. I found some sounded & felt clickier, some less clicky with less pressure needed to actuate. I wasn't satisfied, and ended up returning it. I have two other mechanical keyboards, and have not experienced this subtle inconsistency with either out of the box.
The back lighting is described it as having 5 levels of lighting, which I took to mean 5 levels of adjustable brightness. Razer figures that "off" and "pulse" are a level of lighting, which I would probably not agree. There are 3 levels of brightness, I would say: dim, medium, and high. Then 'pulse' is the next option. The dim setting in the dark I thought was actually not quite dim enough, in the dark it was a bit too intense a contrast in my opinion.
I didn't have any trouble with key caps catching & pressing adjacent key caps as other reviewers mentioned, so this must have been corrected. The graphic decal looks great, has a high quality finish and helps reduce the appearance of dust and fingerprints. There are USB ports and outlets for headphone and mic jack. The nicely braided cord has 4 recepticals at the end of it (2 USB, and 1 audio & 1 mic both 3.5mm), make sure the back of your PC has available slots to take advantage of the features of the keyboard (if you want to use all these functions.)
Overall I give it a 3 stars, mainly because of the description of the number of lighting levels, and inconsistent feel of the keys on the unit I received.