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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.

You bought Ducky with blues, right?

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brown switches, blue lights.
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brown switches, blue lights.

Brown switches too loud? Well that's bottoming out then.
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questions:

1. will red switches be available with blue back light? or is it exclusively for red back light?

2. is there a retailer or legit reseller in based in canada with good shipping prices? if not, then is there a US retailer/reseller that offer shipping to canada for a low charge?

thanks in advance =]
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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.

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.
Thanks for the crystal clear explanation. I guess it is red or brown for me then. One more thing, you say the brown bump makes no or almost no noise. I'd like someone to confirm if there is indeed no (I mean absolutely no) additional sound coming from that bump. If here is a bit of a sound, then I will probably go for red. If there is absolutely no sound coming from the bump, than it will probably not hurt (but eventually be a useful aid).

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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.
Shame. Looks nice.
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Thanks for the crystal clear explanation. I guess it is red or brown for me then. One more thing, you say the brown bump makes no or almost no noise. I'd like someone to confirm if there is indeed no (I mean absolutely no) additional sound coming from that bump. If here is a bit of a sound, then I will probably go for red. If there is absolutely no sound coming from the bump, than it will probably not hurt (but eventually be a useful aid).
Shame. Looks nice.

IF i wiggle a key up and down without bottoming or topping, it is possible to hear a noise. In normal use situations, impossible. I'd rate the noise as follows

Bottom - 50/100, Top - 45/100, bump - 5/100. i.e. breaking the total noise generated into 100 units
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I hate USPS. Expected Delivery By: December 7, 2011 yet I didn't get it frown.gif
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IF i wiggle a key up and down without bottoming or topping, it is possible to hear a noise. In normal use situations, impossible. I'd rate the noise as follows
Bottom - 50/100, Top - 45/100, bump - 5/100. i.e. breaking the total noise generated into 100 units
Thanks.

I don't want to sound repetitive, or persistent, but if it is only about gaming, are the red switches ultimatively the better choice? Is double tapping better with reds than browns (I'm ruling blacks out, due to the need of more force)? And are browns really the choice only then, if you need a perfect balance between typing and gaming?
I guess typing is equally comfortable with both, reds and browns, and since I'm more into gaming with this keyboard than typing, would you definitely say to go with reds?

I also believe that you might aswell get used to not press the button to hard by yourself, instead to rely on a bump. Unfortunately I can not really imagine how both switch types really feel, but as said, gaming is my main priority. Hmm, brown, red, brown, red... maybe I should let chance decide. biggrin.gif


So "TankGuys" is the place to order worldwide, right? They even seem to only have red/brown switches only with red backlight, just what I need, but I still need to decide on the switch type. I see the photos show an overclock.net logo on the space bar, kind of overkill. thinking.gif
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Uh oh.....

From Tiger Imports site:

"DK9008S-BEALB UPDATE
As of December 2nd, 2011 Ducky had 25 remaining units of this model that we were scheduled to receive; however, Ducky realized just before releasing the shipment that the LEDs were not functioning up to Ducky's strict standards. As such, the shipment was pulled, and we are not sure when the English Keycap Version of this keyboard will be available again.

We do have around 20 of the English + Chinese Brown Switch Blue LED Shines currently in stock (my personal favorite), and expect to receive 75 English only Brown Switch Green LED Shines and 5 English + Japanese Brown Switch Blue LED Shines in mid-December.

We apologize for the inconvenience. "


I didn't know Ducky had strict standards?
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