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Which of these keyboards are the best for my requirements?

post #1 of 6
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Hello, I was searching for a keyboard to set my sights on, even though I won't be able to get it for at least another 2 months. To make this easy, i have some requirements that can be bent but if the board fit these, it would be better.

Requirements for my dream keyboard;

  • Red LED backlights
  • No light leakage if possible (the backlight leaking onto the other keays and the back of the board.)
  • Macro keys
  • Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Key finish that doesn't leave fingerprints
  • Wired

Each of these requirements can be bent but as long as the board matches most of these it will be ok.

Some of the boards I have found and are candidates for me to buy are;


the rosewill link has brackets that mess up the url and i dont want to finish shortening them because i have a headache.

Help me decide whish board to get or link me to another board to look at! Thanks, -50Cows.
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post #2 of 6
Great list of keyboards you have narrowed it down to. Out of those five boards I would choose the Shine II. It's the priciest but it's worth it IMO.

Love my OCN Ducky, I bring it everywhere I plan to use a computer.
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for your input sir, I have read Duckys have great build quality.
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post #4 of 6
I agree shine would definitely meet you needs and go above. However rose will has been great to me so far if you don't mind not having the LED's
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post #5 of 6
I would recommend the Trigger over Shine.
1. It has proper macro keys
2. Cheaper
3. When the keyboard lights up, the red back plate lights up with it as well, its very sexy!
4. CM Storm software is awesome, very good macro programming
5. Awesome build quality! I have a ducky (Non shine frown.gif and whenever I try to twist the keyboard, the ducky creeks like a cheap board but the CM storm is something like my friends filco
6. Attachable wrist rest is just great, now I can't type on a board without a wrist rest, the trigger's wrist rest is just so comfortable! The ducky wrist rest unfornately is not attachable, I duct tape it to my table whenever I use my ducky, the ducky one is very comfortable as well.

The reasons I would get the ducky (just to make things fair):
1. The lighting modes, I really really like the spark mode on the shine 2, just so cool!
2. Doesn't need a power adapter, the trigger needs an adapter and it doesn't come with one (just to power up the hubs and extra brightness)
3. N-key rollover, the ducky supports it over usb I think, but that's quote suspicious. Still, an advantage. I have never used more than 6 keys at a time on any keyboard at all, so I dont really know the use of it(I play MMO and FPS)
post #6 of 6
I would vote for the cm storm only because the cm storm spawn I use despite being a pretty cheap mouse (34 USD on amazon) is probably by far one of the best built mice I have ever used I prefer its quality over the xai, I know some of you may disagree because to each his own but I feel that cm has solid quality products! On a side note tessoro looks very childish compared to the other boards.,
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