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Corey B.

Corey B.

Joined on 09/17/09

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Surprised given the price.

G.SKILL KM360 Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard - Black
G.SKILL KM360 Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard - Black

Pros: Aluminum backplate, meaning there's no flex USB-C connection Braided cable included MX Red switches are smooth, light, and make a satisfying yet quiet noise when you use the keyboard Backlit keys work well enough Compact design Pressing Fn+Win allows you to temporarily disable the Windows key for gaming Cleaning the keyboard is extremely easy; you just pop off the key caps and wipe it down, no need to use an air duster or tools like you would with most keyboards.

Cons: Backlight uses PWM brightness with noticable flickering Lowest backlight brightness is bright, and the other 3 settings are just way too bright, even in a well lit room Space bar feels gritty when you press it down, unlike the rest of the keys which are silky smooth. Might have something to do with the fact the space bar uses an MX black switch If you use Fn+Window to lock the Windows key from being used, it makes the key light up to max brightness which is REALLY annoying. Even if you turn the backlight completely off the key will still light up to 100% brightness when locked. Same for Capslock and Scroll Lock

Overall Review: Overall the keyboard is extremely usable. I think this keyboard could easily last 10+ years without issue. It's compact and cheap, yet has a sturdy build and sleek design. The linear MX Red keys feel silky smooth to type on, which I never thought I would like given I've used an IBM Model M most of my life. If you're a normal person (not a keyboard snob) looking for a cheap, high quality keyboard this is a really competitive choice given the price. I almost like it more than my Model M.

Best bang for 3D buck, though it could be better.

iZ3D H220Z1 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D 3D Gaming LCD Monitor w/ 3D glasses kit
iZ3D H220Z1 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D 3D Gaming LCD Monitor w/ 3D glasses kit

Pros: Nice big, BRIGHT screen. Can easily switch between VGA and DVI for if you have game consoles you use on your monitor, and the 3D effect works really well with a number of games. The image quality is also good, not the best, but still not horrible either. The company is also VERY involved with their customers. I've not seen a company-customer bond so tight before in my life. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Also a very huge pro is that this works with ATI as well as nVidia. No vendor lock-ins what-so-ever!

Cons: I don't want to make this monitor sound bad, but there are quite a few cons to list. First off the 3D effect can range from great to terrible. Ghosting using this 3D setup can get really bad, though you can play around with the convergence to fix it a bit (see "Other Thoughts" for more info) The display is bright, REALLY bright. In games where it should be next to pitch black (Such as Minecraft) I can easily see what I am doing. Not too much of a problem though. Colors could be better, specifically yellow. If you happen to not have both DVI cables plugged into the computer and monitor the LED light will blink no matter what. This is also true if you disable one of the panels to stop your cursor going off screen. A simple fix is to use Win+P and set it to "Duplicate". It will give you one screen and no blinking LED. My final gripe is the drivers. They get the job done, but they still need a lot of work. See other thoughts for more details.

Overall Review: As I said above, there is a method I found that makes ghosting far less apparent. When you first configure 3D using the wizard it'll tell you to focus on the nearest object, your gun. If you do this your gun will look nice but everything else may ghost a ton. I find if you focus things a few feet in front of the camera you'll get the important bits in 3D. The downside is that the 3D effect isn't as eye popping as it would be if you follow the wizard, but the subtle 3D is more realistic and really adds to the immersion. The normal way feels a bit gimmicky after awhile. As for the drivers, things like locking the mouse to the back panel can and have caused lots of headaches. Just Cause 2 is made unplayable with the option enabled for example. As I said earlier though you can easily get around this with Win+P and selecting duplicate. The drivers also don't like to play nice with things like Java or Flash. Thankfully all you need to do is use the exception list and you'll be good to g

11/22/2010