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That was the first model and I do believe they plan a PBT option.
They are still less common than fullsized

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The only backlit mechanical keyboards with stock PBT keys on the market are Deck, which are very high quality ones. You'll be better off getting one of those than getting a ducky shining and putting aftermarket PBT keycaps on it, also, because all the aftermarket PBT keycaps are not translucent or meant to be used with backlighting

Decks? I thought that Ducky was the only backlit keyboard, nobody seems to know about Decks.

How good is Deck in quality comparison against Ducky Shine?

I said Deck is the only backlit mechanical with PBT keycaps. Ducky Shining uses double-coated ABS keycaps. Every other backlit mechanical uses standard ABS keycaps as far as I know.

Deck Legend keyboards are arguably the highest quality mech keyboards on the market.
Edited by Elvandar - 12/11/11 at 6:08pm
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Decks? I thought that Ducky was the only backlit keyboard, nobody seems to know about Decks.

How good is Deck in quality comparison against Ducky Shine?

Mionix Zibal 60, Razer BWU, XArmor U9BL, Noppoo Choc Pro, and Qpad MK80 are some backlit keyboards I can think of besides Deck and Ducky Shine. Deck is one of the highest quality, if not the highest, keyboards on the market.
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Deck keyboards are made in Wisconsin.

Never seen one in person but they are flat and use ugly font on the keycaps. If not for those two things I'd of bought one a long time ago.
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That's a mini-USB connection and USB standards are backwards compatible, so a 2.0 cord works with a 1.1 connection.

Thanks.

By the way, found this review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZxCJllb6hU
Pretty nice that you can put the cord to either left or right side, which is probably why I need a longer one. biggrin.gif

As far as I know in the package you have also the red WASD key caps. Do you also get that plastic key puller? Or do I need to buy one?
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I wonder then, why everybody's buying Ducky instead of Deck Legend if it's so much better?
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I wonder then, why everybody's buying Ducky instead of Deck Legend if it's so much better?

I went with ducky because I cant stand how the deck looks and its like 30 bucks more.
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I went with ducky because I cant stand how the deck looks and its like 30 bucks more.

You mean the strange looking font?

But still, if it's better quality, shouldn't you choose quality?
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Decks? I thought that Ducky was the only backlit keyboard, nobody seems to know about Decks.
How good is Deck in quality comparison against Ducky Shine?


Deck keyboards use a 3 layer PCB (just like Ducky boards) and have a equal quality in regards to soldering, but they use a thicker steel plate to mount the switches (which makes the boards incredibly rigid.)

 

More so, both the keycaps & casing are made of a thick PBT plastic which adds to the rigidity. The Deck Legend keyboards are also larger than Ducky keyboards, which makes it easier for them to absorb the sound of bottoming out.
 

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I wonder then, why everybody's buying Ducky instead of Deck Legend if it's so much better?


The Deck Legend keyboards are built like German tanks from WW2, but they unfortunately have a high cost of entry ($20-50 more than the DK9008-S) as well as a complete lack of features.

The cable is permanently attached, you are forced to choose between USB & PS/2, as well as not having media keys, Key Swapping (E.G. Swapping the functions of CTRL & Alt or CTRL & Caps) nor Key-Locking (E.G. locking the windows keycap) not any of the other features found on a Ducky keyboard (like detachable cable)

 

More so, most folks do not enjoy the font of the Deck Legend so they will not purchase one.

 

Other than that, Deck uses a flat key profile instead of a sloped one. Which most folks find the sloped key profile better for typing, while some like the flat profile more for gaming.

 

 

 

Personally, I own a Deck Legend Frost Tactile (Cherry MX-Clear version with white LEDs) and I love the feel of the switches and the build of the board but it's increased size and reduced functionality makes me go back to my DK9008 that I got from when OCN originally launched our Ducky keyboards.

 

I've been using it well over a year and the Deck for a year before that.

 

In the future, when we have White LED backlit Ducky keyboards with Cherry MX-Clear switches I will be buying one for myself to use.

 

 

 

This is my personal opinion, but functionality outweighs build quality when the build quality doesn't effect the life span or usage of the keyboard.

If there's an issue with build quality (like key caps poping off the keyboard, like what's been reported on Steelseries 7G boards) then I would consider that detrimental to usage of the keyboard.

 

On the other hand, some folks do not like the casing of the Ducky keyboards because it's not a unibody design. This could be seen as a point of build quality but it doesn't impact functionality.

 

The Ducky boards give me most features and functions I will need, at my finger-tips. Which is incredibly useful.

 

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Is there a chance that we can get a german layout version of the Ducky Shine?
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