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Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 Keyboard

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 Keyboard

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I'm looking forward to this keyboard, seems like a good alternative to the Logitech Orion Spectrum I just got from best buy for $90. similar key switches. best part is the removable wrist rest so I can use a more comfy one!
Says it comes with a keycap remover, I didn't find one anywhere in the box.
"Thanks to the shorter actuation distance of 1.5 mm (most keyboards are 2 mm), the board allows you to move on to the next key 25-percent faster". Yes that's exactly how typing works.
So im guessing this doesnt work with Macs? sorry im not good with tech but ive always been interested with keyboards.
This is selling for ~$77 on Amazon so the $180 original price doesn't give an accurate picture
If you have a local frys they have this for 39.99
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There was no code needed for the keyboard at frys... doubt they still have it though, they were selling out when I posted the comment
Shadoku
Thanks. Looks like the only store has it about 3hrs driving from my place. Guess I have to look for another chance later then.
Is there a swedish version
does it have bluetooth and cherry?
Anyone on previous drops wanna speak on it's quality vs other mechanicals? Just killed my left shift on my K70RGB so I'm looking for a replacement as this one was used and buggy when I got it for 40.
i remembered your shipping to be reasonable to asia. but today when i wanna order this, its 35USD to asia its an ouch that hurts so much so i jumped back.
That's a sweet deal. Too bad American and German layout are so vastly different. No getting along without my precious ä ö and ü.
has anyone found the software for this?
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jeffe
Try running it in a different browser. I have it working on Opera and Chrome. It also may be a firewall thing for you. I got the thing up and running. Works great now.
I tried updating the drivers for this keyboard, the software for that just crashed and the keyboard is dead. There isn't any output from the board or lights.
kkinard
Was the keyboard working prior to the driver update? We can help get you up and running.
Mine's dead on arrival. No output from the keyboard and only half lights up. It takes a firmware update but no change. Restarted, installed drivers, no luck. The tape on the retail box was open when I got the package opened. Not sure why a defective product would be opened for any reason other than a company swapping something out at the last minute . . . I'm afraid they are selling low-quality product to Massdrop that didn't pass other quality assurance checks.
LJFrench
LJFrench, all product that is sent over is new and definitely has passed QA inspection. I'd like to get some more information from you if possible. Please contact me at socialmedia@creativelabs.com We're actively working with Massdrop buyers to resolve any issues here and will make it right.
Just found this keyboard on Amazon for 70 bucks
when will i get an arrival date? After or before it leaves the facility?
Aaawww look it's my first drop
with "We expect your order to ship by Thu Oct 25 2018" do they mean when it leaves ther wearhouse or when it arrives at my door? Edit: i just recieved a email telling me it is shipped
MrPaniniStealer
I want to know too
MrPaniniStealer
When it leaves their warehouse.
https://us.creative.com/p/peripherals/sound-blasterx-vanguard-k08 $139.99 And here $179.99. Nice... how do I call it when some big name makes a product, raises its price, then lowers it as a "discount"? Am I missing anything? Are we paying for the discount by it being hosted on massdrop or what?
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So your point of discussion is that the full price shown here (which you are not paying) is higher that the one on the link (which you’re also not paying)?
Drakolich
the keyboard is a few years old, when it first came out there weren't many rgb keyboards (fully adressable) out and most of them were 200+ creative came out at 180 and over the past few years it has gone down in value due to costs coming down, competition from other vendors that are in the 100-150 range, and demand... used to work retail and people always got confused how a digital camera from a year ago had a higher original price than the newer model and I told them... there isn't much they can improve on these models in this price range so what changes is not as much and due to only one part changing in the device makes it cheaper to mass produce and saves money on R&D.. thus this camera is 20 dollars less than the older model
Anyone else pass on perfectly good keyboards because the font is ugly? Like the key labels are so small on this one.
oddsnsodds
Learn to touch type. You'll drastically speed up your typing and not care about key labels.
Dempty
Not true. I've been a touch typist for almost 20 years and I will not buy an ugly keyboard.
I live in Germany , if i order it will it be in the European Layout ? Or will it still be the ANSi layout ? I really want to be sure that it is the European one...
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Shad0wStoRmX
i want to know it too
Senketsu
This will ship with the standard US layout as shown in the pictures.
Why doesn't its ship to asia
Which one is better, this or Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016? By "better", I mean the quality, not the feel of switches
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True, the quality of the customer support definitely has to be taken into account. Razer's customer support might as well not even exist.
Quantity?
Why was this keyboard posted in the wrong community on Massdrop? This belongs in Mech Keys. I only subscribe to Mech Keys and Audiophile on Massdrop, and I probably never would have even seen this had Linus not mentioned it on his last video.
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Didn't take long to prove my point.
yslee
I mean it is bad, its not really a debate
Is there a nordic layout version? for us plebians who live in scandanavia?
I don't have an issue using other layouts, but as someone who's used to using a nordic layout as a daily driver, it'd be nice if there was an option to get that
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Drazz7992
I hope they keys that's needed to adjust it for Nordic layout is at the very least possible. Or if you'll need to buy keys that fits in the sockets or if they come with Empty/blank keys to add them yourself. Anything so I don't have to use two separate keyboard layouts when I switch between laptop and desktop..
Drazz7992
I wrote to Creative about this, and unfortunately they weren't much of a help:
I wrote: "I m writing to you concerning the Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 Keyboard. I ve recently acquired the keyboard from a US based reseller, but noticed the keyboard was equipped with the US key caps. My question is therefore: would it in any way be possible for my to acquire the Nordic layout key caps without having to go out and buy a whole new keyboard? I d be more than willing to pay to have them shipped, if that was possible. Thank you, Mikkel "
They answered with: " Dear Mikkel, thank you for contacting Creative Labs. Regarding your enquiry about the Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08, we are sorry to inform you that we do not provide this kind of layout switching service. Regards, Federico Creative Labs Pte Ltd Worldwide Customer Response "
If I was to ship to GB would the keyboard be a UK Layout?
Phil87
It will ship ANSI, they do not manufacture an ISO (UK) layout. I searched for the keyboard on some .co.uk shopping sites, and all the images show ANSI.
How many buttons can you press in the recording menu for a single macro?
Is there a Canadian version?
Fread
I'm Canadian and wondering why you would ever want that.
BioSims
I mean sold in Canada so I don`t have to pay for 34 USD for shipping
How are the stabilisers? Most mechanical keyboards seem to have rattly stabilisers, that are noisy, much more so than the surrounding keys. I've been thoroughly unimpressed by Logitech and Corsair. Ducky Shine 6 is alright. Still no better than just alright.
Also, how is Linux support? Is there even any? I'd like to be able to actually control my keyboard lights.
Will UK buyers have to pay any customs/import duties on this item? The Razer Cynosa is only £13 more expensive from Amazon.co.uk and I'd rather give my money to them than HMRC.
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I submitted a suport ticket about whether I will have to pay import/customs taxes in the UK. Once I get an answer I will let you know. Hope the drop won't end before then.
ErrorBSOD
Yes, you have to pay customs duty and vat they are not included in the price.
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