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Ducky DK9008 Shine II Red LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Blue Cherry MX)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #27 in Keyboards

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Pros: Brilliant LEDs, many LED settings, absurd keycap quality, well weighted, top notch build quality, sturdy, easy to use.

Cons: Red WASD keycaps turn out pink with LEDs on full.


This is the second mechanical keyboard I have ever bought, my last one being a Ducky with MX Blacks, and I've got to say, the transition to MX Blues was a little odd. I've gotten over most of the difference now, and my typing speed has defnitely gone up. Going back to a membrane keyboard at my university's tech lab is really rough for me, so I'm really enjoying how fun it is to type on blues. The sound is great, it isn't too loud, isn't too quiet. Sometimes the keys sound a bit mushy though, not really sure how to describe it.

Past the overall quality of the keyboard, it's all about the key switches, and that's a personal thing. If you don't like MX Blues, you don't like them, and nothing I can say can change that. However, what I can make sure you understand are the LEDs this keyboard has. Every key has an individual LED, which, at the highest brightness setting, are very bright at night and very visible at day. I'll be uploading a video of the LED settings and a couple typing strings, but for now you'll have to take my word for it. There are a number of settings; only 62 typing reliant keys being lit, the entire keyboard being lit up to your brightness setting, a slow pulsating glow where it goes from darkest to brightest, a setting where the F key row's LEDs turn on and off in a sweeping motion (left to right), the setting where the keys only light up when they're actuated, and, last but not least, no lighting set up. It also has a four function dip switch which functions like this:

  1. Left Ctrl & CapsLock exchange position
  2. Left Alt and Left Windows Key exchange position
  3. Windows Key Lock
  4. USB N-Key Rollover or USB 6-Key Rollover

This is the nicest keyboard I've ever owned, the price is totally worth it, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an LED keyboard. You can find these at mechanicalkeyboards.com, and I'm not sure where else.

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Ducky DK9008 Shine II Red LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Blue Cherry MX)
Description:

The Ducky DK9008 Shine II mechanical keyboard is a great keyboard for gaming and typing. Equiped with Blue Cherry MX switches, this Full Size mechanical keyboard will up your game and reduce the finger strain caused by rubber dome keyboards.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandDucky
EAN4711467190161
FeatureDual layer PCB Removable mini USB with dual sided routing Backlit illuminated keys with multiple lighting modes Laser printed keycaps with dual coating Muliple function DIP switch
LabelDUCKY
ManufacturerDUCKY
MPNDK9008S2-CUSALG
PublisherDUCKY
StudioDUCKY
TitleDucky DK9008 Shine II Red LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Blue Cherry MX)
WarrantyDucky keyboards come with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberDK9008S2-CUSALG
ProductGroupPC Accessory
ProductTypeNameKEYBOARDS
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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