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any ETA on the green led duckys?
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For further review, I bring pictures:

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This is the keyboard in front of a w3000h (a 30" 2560x1600 monitor for scale)

As you can see I've swapped the standard caps for the orange ones.

Here's a close up shot of the keyboard, with high powered flash bleaching the board.

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For comparison, the keys are almost black without the lightning, amazing you can still make out the letters.

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Dark shot

Full shot of keyboard in dark

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Edit:

and for interested parties, I am looking for a little less than retail, and I'll cover shipping if You're interested in it.

Just put in an order for one with blue switches.
Edited by Talfrey - 12/5/11 at 10:56pm
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I have no idea what all the switches feel like, I only know I want it as silent as possible. Which one would be the most silent? Can you explain in short how black vs brown vs red feel like (not technical data, but how it feels)?
As I know the black goes all the way to the end, while the brown has little bit of feedback before you press it completely down (so you don't need to push the key all the way down for it to work?). What does red switch do?

So if I was gonna to order a Ducky Shine with red backlight and red/brown/black switches, to be shipped to Europe, Germany. Where do I order?

Also, what is the pricing in €uro and what is the estimated shipping duration to the EU?


Edit:
There are pictures with the keys having a red "background". I totally love it, but I suppose it was a prototype?
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:21007
http://qq.a.5d6d.com/userdirs/c/4/kbc/attachments/day_110801/11080118277b8f5362ca7add87.jpg

If it is not the case, can I make a special order with the red key background (plus the red backlight of course)? Probably would cost a fortune...

Edit 2:
I hear this keyboard uses USB 1.1, how does it perform?
Edited by resis - 12/6/11 at 4:37pm
post #1094 of 1497
Wish this keyboard had the option of mx reds.
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The Shines Qtan sales are available in reds.
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White LED's are coming next year, (January 2012 from what I understand). I'll be waiting because I don't like the red.

Yeah nothing in my computer is red. I could change my mouse to match the keyboard, but a blue led case with a red led mouse and keyboard wont fly. White is a nice touch. I'll be waiting as well.
post #1097 of 1497
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Well, I finally got mine.
I really genuinely regret getting browns. They are too light. I should have gone with blues.
The keyboard looks great, I do not jest when I say it's the prettiest keyboard I've ever owned by far. As I've said before, sad I got browns. The lack of resistance means I don't feel that tactile "bump" you get with blues, which is severely disappointing for me. I mean, there's a slight one, but it's so small that it's far too easy to bottom out, thus making my typing loud as any volume improvements you'd have over blues are lost with that bottoming out clack.
The keyboard also uses different switches for the enter and space bar keys. Not too big a deal, they actually feel a quite nice and solid.
The construction of this thing is beastly. I'm pretty sure this could withstand even some of my worst rage face days.
Overall I'd give the keyboard a solid 8/10. Those two points I knocked off? Pure personal preference. I really regret not getting blues, but if browns are you thing? I don't think you could do much better than this. Ducky makes a fine keyboard.
On that note, I plan to order one with blue switches, but since I bought my keyboard from an individual and not a retailer, can't return it.
If anyone is interested I'll part with it for relatively cheap.
edit:
It should be noted, that most people won't have as much of a 'THESE ARE TOO SOFT' problem as me, seeing as I have gargantuan basketball palming hands that could crush a goat's skull.

Blues arent much heavier then browns. If you like heavier switches, black and clears are the way to go. They are the heaviest.
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Yeah nothing in my computer is red. I could change my mouse to match the keyboard, but a blue led case with a red led mouse and keyboard wont fly. White is a nice touch. I'll be waiting as well.

Right now my computer has a red light, my keyboard is orange, my monitor has a blue light, and my mouse has a white light biggrin.gif
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Mine arrived a few days ago and I've been playing around with it.

I also ordered soft landing pads from elite keyboards.

I'm taking some time to get used to the feeling of the brown switches. It's not instantly intuitive.

I tried putting the soft landing pads on and three things happened:

1) the backlighting became obscured by the pads such that the lower half of each key letter was not lit. I did not like that with my brand new beautiful bright keyboard.

2) the landing pads made the key press more resistant. Pressing the keys felt harder.

3) the noise level went waaay down. On this keyboard the majority of the noise is on the key depress, not on the upswing return. This is in contrast to my black switch Steelseries which produces at least half of its noise from the key return.

I tried cutting a few landing pads so that the backlight would not be blocked, but they move around so the keys eventually became obscured at times. I prefer the feel of the keyboard without the landing pads anyway, but this is very far from a quiet keyboard.

There is no doubt that this thing is a beauty though!

I have also ordered a Corsair K90 that has red switches and other features. I may or may not like the red switches, I don't really know yet. For the type of typing that I do, which is almost always a full key press to the bottom because I like the solid feel of strking, the reds might be a good fit. I like the blacks on the Steelseries but they are too stiff and produce too much finger fatigue for longerish typing. The reds may actually end up feeling good to me.

I've tried at least 10 different keyboards and 20 mice in my search for the ultimate comfortable setup. Luckily, all products have been returnable. This Ducky, if I decide not to keep it will need to be auctoned off and some lucky Canadian will save on it. But then again, I may end up keeping it. It's a great keyboard and the more I type on the the better I like it.
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Originally Posted by resis View Post

I have no idea what all the switches feel like, I only know I want it as silent as possible. Which one would be the most silent? Can you explain in short how black vs brown vs red feel like (not technical data, but how it feels)?

The only Cherry switch designed to make noise is the Cherry MX Blue, which produces a distinct high-pitched "clicky" sound. Black and Red are linear and so produce no noise until you hit the bottom. Brown has a slight tactile bump and is almost linear -- if you're a heavy typer, you won't feel it at all. The tactile bump is so slight it doesn't make much (if any) perceivable noise at all. Clear has a more pronounced tactile bump, so it makes a little more noise as you pass through the bump and you get a bit of a click-clack (if you hit the bottom). Really, most of the noise will come from topping and bottoming out the keys. You can soften the bottoming-out with landing pads (not recommended for backlit keys) or O-rings or some other type of switch dampener.

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As I know the black goes all the way to the end, while the brown has little bit of feedback before you press it completely down (so you don't need to push the key all the way down for it to work?). What does red switch do?

The purpose of the tactile bump on Browns and Clears is to help you feel the point of actuation so you know when to stop pushing down on the key. If you're a light typer (like a touch-typist), it helps you to avoid bottoming-out. Note that the point of actuation actually occurs after the bump.

Reds are like Blacks, only lighter. About as light as Browns and Blues. The three of them have basically the same spring.

Here's (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about Cherry switches (sorry, a lot of it is technical):
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=START+HERE+--+The+Geekhack+Mechanical+Keyboard+Guide+-+Includes+Glossary+and+Links#Cherry+MX
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Cherry+Corporation+Switch+Wiki

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There are pictures with the keys having a red "background". I totally love it, but I suppose it was a prototype?
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:21007
http://qq.a.5d6d.com/userdirs/c/4/kbc/attachments/day_110801/11080118277b8f5362ca7add87.jpg
If it is not the case, can I make a special order with the red key background (plus the red backlight of course)? Probably would cost a fortune...

Those pictures are of a prototype. It's probably not something you can order. And I don't think Tankguys/OCN is taking any custom orders beyond switch type. It would be too costly to stock boards based on so many different variables.

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I hear this keyboard uses USB 1.1, how does it perform?

I think all USB keyboards are probably USB 1.1. You'll never be able to type fast enough to require more bandwidth, no matter how much you spam it. tongue.gif
Edited by mazessj - 12/7/11 at 5:52am
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