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I was also looking at making the jump to a mechanical keyboard. Do any of the ducky ones have multiple LED options like the Saitek or can you only choose one color? Are they good for gaming? Thanks!
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AFAIK they only have one colour per keyboard.

They are great for gaming, depending on the switch.

Black-Gaming, stiff, linear
Red-Gaming, light, linear
Brown-Gaming/Typing, tactile, medium
Blue-Typing, tactile, "Clicky"

I chose brown switches because it is a nice compromise between a "gaming" keyboard and a "typing" keyboard.

If you are a hard core gamer, avoid the Blue switches, or at least try them first to see if they are suitable for you. They have an extra bit of plastic that moves inside the switch that makes the click sound, and changes the release point a bit compared to the other three.
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post #33 of 35
bro i have a G19 myself, and i was debating between a K90 and a blackwidow and the ducky shine. i was told that the K90 isnt fully mechanical, corsair cheaped out for once imo, their macros are membrane keys, like normal cheapo keyboards. the blackwidow, wasnt reconmended by too many people, although my friend recently bought one and i tried it, it blew me away so i knew i had to get blue switches. it was either the razer or the ducky, and i selected ducky because of backlight, i prefer my backlight to be fully white biggrin.gif blue/red distracts my eye too much, and the thing i miss on my G19 is that it cant give real white light. i then saw a picture of a ducky shine with white leds next to a mac, and the tone/color of the backlight is very good for typing imo, and seeing it was like the exact same, i decided on a ducky. also some people said even the new BWU has some problems, so i chose to stay away. but the macros on it makes me still think about it. but basically i decided the ducky so i would have "the great typing experience" but it subject is due to change biggrin.gif
 
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Originally Posted by All3n View Post

AFAIK they only have one colour per keyboard.
They are great for gaming, depending on the switch.
Black-Gaming, stiff, linear
Red-Gaming, light, linear
Brown-Gaming/Typing, tactile, medium
Blue-Typing, tactile, "Clicky"
I chose brown switches because it is a nice compromise between a "gaming" keyboard and a "typing" keyboard.
If you are a hard core gamer, avoid the Blue switches, or at least try them first to see if they are suitable for you. They have an extra bit of plastic that moves inside the switch that makes the click sound, and changes the release point a bit compared to the other three.

I would say I game more than anything. So red or brown?
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post #35 of 35
You definitely need to try out a keyboard before you buy, I game a lot, but I also primarily write code for school and my own enjoyment, and I find that Blues are the best switches ever.
 
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