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Recommend a mech keyboard please!

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Hello all, I am in the market for a new mechanical keyboard. I have never had one and decided to finally try one out. I was set on getting a Ducky Shine, but OCN has had issues getting theirs. I will probably still get a Shine once OCN gets the white LED on in stock. Until then though I need a different keyboard. The main requirement is that the keyboard is backlit and under $130. I would prefer red, black, or brown switches, and in that order. Other bonuses are a non-standard keyboard look. I like unique looks, not just a plain looking thing. I also would prefer having media switches or fn keys. USB ports on the keyboard are a bonus too, but not a concern.

If there is no keyboard that really matches up then I might just bite the bullet and buy a Shine from that guy over at geekhack.

Thanks for any and all help!
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I'm not familiar with a backlit board under $130 except for the BWU which uses blue switches. They make the stealth edition with brown switches, but it's out of stock.
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Under $130...the only two I know of are the Black Widow and the Noppoo Pro (only ever seen the Noppoo Pro in Qtan's store). Coolermaster is coming out with a backlit mech, but I have no idea on price. The Mionix Zibal 60 is $140 and is backlit with black switches.

Edit: As for media switches...just get a Griffin Powermate from Amazon for $30. That way your the list of potential keyboards expands.
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