EDIT: since I got o rings for this it's not so bad. Still wish I had gone for a different switch though. And here I am typing on my sidewinder x4. I gave it to my mom. I wanted to try one to see if my typing would get better. I bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162028. I knew that it would be noisy, but I had no idea just how loud it would be. My mom is in the other room and I can hear her typing over my music playing and through the wall. The illumination on it is crap. The top of the key gets all the light while the symbol at the bottom of the key gets almost none. The icons above the numpad will burn your retinas even on the lowest light setting. The keys do feel better than this x4, but at what cost? I thought I could deal with having to press the func key to use the multimedia keys but it was annoying very quickly. I listen to music whenever I'm not watching a show or playing a game so I use them a lot. Overall I don't recommend that one unless you don't use the func key and you don't use the backlight.