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So I want your input between these two boards.

I want to go ahead and do a brown cherry switch and a Keyboard with back lighting.

I am looking at either:

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

OR

Ducky Shine


Also, does anyone know the cost of a ducky shine keyboard?

As of now im leaning more towards the Ducky shine for quality reasons. But what do you guys think would be best?

Final question. If comparing the ducky and blackwidow stealth to a DAS keyboard, am I sacrificing quality for getting a backlit keyboard? Would a das be a better option if I were to ditch the backlight issue?
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post #2 of 26
Ducky Shine.

Razer build quality is absolute nonsense. Plus you will have many more options as far as switch choices go with the Shine.

If you're going to ditch the backlight issue then get a Filco.
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post #3 of 26
I am with Evtron here: the Black Widow boards just aren't worth the price they're charging. The Ducky Shine is quite superior.


Edit: Actually, I just realized I'd better respond to specific points:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post
So I want your input between these two boards.

I want to go ahead and do a brown cherry switch and a Keyboard with back lighting.

I am looking at either:

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

OR

Ducky Shine


Also, does anyone know the cost of a ducky shine keyboard?
I don't, but I'm not worried about it because I know someone else will know.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post
As of now im leaning more towards the Ducky shine for quality reasons. But what do you guys think would be best?
Between these two, I think the Ducky Shine wins hands down.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post
Final question. If comparing the ducky and blackwidow stealth to a DAS keyboard, am I sacrificing quality for getting a backlit keyboard? Would a das be a better option if I were to ditch the backlight issue?
The Black Widow will be fine, but only at first. For some reason, these things start showing problems in less than a year which is ridiculous because mechanical keyboards should last "forever".

So I do think that going with the BW is an unnecessary sacrifice unless you absolutely, positively require backlighting.

Otherwise, I say that it's almost a toss-up between a Ducky Shine, Das, or even a Filco Majestouch. Or, a Leopold Tactile Touch.
Edited by TwoCables - 10/11/11 at 12:31am
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when is the shine available does anyone know
    
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post #5 of 26
I'd say get the ducky.

I have a DAS and a BW both with blues and personally I'd say the DAS doesn't feel a lot more superior, but i'd recommend against BWs simply because of the amount of people i've seen having problems with them, even though i've had mine without any issues almost since their release.
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post #6 of 26
Definitely go for the Ducky Shine unless you're getting the black widow for a very low price (only reason I have one ). The black widows build quality feels very cheap compared to my happy hacker and my brothers Das keyboard. Also I don't know if they fixed this already or not but the shift key can get stuck at times.
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post #7 of 26
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alright, Thank you so much for the quick responses and all of your help. I think my final decision on a mech. keyboard will be the ducky shine. I am not to concerned about the price considering I was willing to spend 140 on a black widow ultimate stealth... if the ducky shine has better quality then the higher price is more justified and it wont bother me at all. Hopefully the ducky shines come in soon enough.... i want to try a mechanical keyboard compared to my cheapo dome keyboard..

Again, thank you very much for the responses and all of your help.
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post #8 of 26
I believe Shines are supposed to be in the end of this month.
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There is already a pre-order on Geekhack, a keyboard enthusiast site:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?2...all-4-Switches
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alright, Thank you so much for the quick responses and all of your help. I think my final decision on a mech. keyboard will be the ducky shine. I am not to concerned about the price considering I was willing to spend 140 on a black widow ultimate stealth... if the ducky shine has better quality then the higher price is more justified and it wont bother me at all. Hopefully the ducky shines come in soon enough.... i want to try a mechanical keyboard compared to my cheapo dome keyboard..

Again, thank you very much for the responses and all of your help.
You're very welcome!

I paid $139.00 for my Filco Majestouch, and I absolutely love it. I have had it ever since March 9th of last year.
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