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Perfect mechanical keyboard for typing, a ducky shine or not?

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Hello guys. So it"s time to replace my old g15. And i wan"t a mechanical keyboard, once i tried out my friends cherry blue ducky i have no more dilema. So i don"t wan"t fancy gaming crap i need a proper mx blue keyboard for typing and programming. I do play some battlefield 3 but that"s not important. I wan"t a high quallity long lasting keyboard and it needs to be perfect. Because i"m probably gonna have it for a loong time. The only gadget i wan"t is backlight. Because it"s usefull. So i"f i"m looking for quallity and reliability is ducky a perfect choice? And can someone tell me what is the difference between shine 2 and other 5 models from ducky? In my country i can only get coolermaster or corsair but they are only cherry red here so i"m not interested. I"ll have to order it from outside. So once again, simple functional long lasting mx blue keyboard perfect for typing. Also I"d put rubber dampeners below the switches. I like the sound of the switch but it"s really noisy when plastic hits against plastic. So dampeners are going inside.

If someone has a nice picture of a ducky with white backlight i"d like to see it because i can"t decide witch color to take.

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I would recommend the MX Brown's over the Blues for typing. Just because I usually have music on while typing, and the MX Blue's are really loud. The Brown's are just a quieter version of the Blue's. I know that the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a good keyboard, though it is kinda a gaming keyboard. It's strange though, it is one of the cheapest MX Blue Backlit keyboards. Good Luck!
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I"m not sure about the browns because i heard they don"t give much feedback as blues, i tried out a mx blue ducky and it"s not that loud when you put rubbber dampeners on the bottom of switches. I"d never take razer, theirs quallity sucks. I wrote that i want i long lasting keyboard that i"ll never need to replace. Ducky seems to be a great choice here.
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A perfect peripheral is quite a requirement, cant say that I have ever come across one.

That said, the Duckies are nice. I am not sure where you are from, but in most places in Europe Filco's are a viable alternative, even if you may have to import from the UK (the keyboardcompany has all sorts of layouts available, including standard UK, US and ISO). I would say that the feeling when typing is mostly consistent across keyboards using the same switch, with a few noticeable differences like the keyboard layout, shape and material of the keycaps and the kind of stabilizers.

The difference between the Ducky Shine and Ducky Shine 2 are minimal by the way. Some extra lighting options, NKRO through USB (who cares if you can just use a PS/2 adapter). If you can get a good deal on the Ducky shine 1, I would go for it. Same thing goes for the Filco Majestouch 1 and 2. You will be hard pressed finding out the differences between the two.
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go to wasdkeyboards.com And look at thos. I got reds becase i got a newborn @ home and with the rubber pads it should be silent., Anyways @ wasd look at a sample pack. has all the different switches and different type of keys. I got the dragon shine in red switches glows magenta but i wanted the reds, I love the feel of this keyboard (jest got it to day) feels like my old Packard bell from 1991.
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I"m from Croatia. There is nothing here so i have to order from outside. I know filco and DAS are fantastic but 2 of my friend have duckies , i tried them and loved them. I love the simplicity.
There is 5 models? Witch one do you think is the best choice? If it"s really not needed to spend money on a shine 2 i"ll buy a cheaper version. But if you think it"s worth it i"ll get one because i"m not planing to replace it in a long time. So an investment is not a problem.
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from what i read is the ducky shines the back light will turn off if you got it on that on pc reboot you need to reset it on, my ducky dragon dose not do this, but i need the back-light on the keyboard as most of my time to go on pc is @ night, I do love he red switches just need to get the rubber washers,, Go to wasd keyboards (link @ top of ocn web site) they show all the models that you can get, Mine is a like a hacker board no number pad (never used it any ways) also you can see the different type of switches to see what you like best. also go on youtube and hear the different type of switches make sure the one that you like is not to loud.
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Could you just re-form the first sentence? I didn"t get it. My pc runs 24/7 but keyboard is connected trough my monitor so when i go to bed i turn it of and she doesn"t get power.
If i decided to buy a cherry red keyboard i"d go with a corsair k60 because i love the way it looks and it"s easy to clean. But i"m concirned about red switches. I know they don"t give any feedback and i don"t know how good they are for typing.
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I think what GfhTattoo was saying in his post is that the Ducky Shine, 1 not 2, the back lighting shuts off on every reboot so you'd have to turn it on. I don't have that problem with my Ducky Shine II. While browns are less noisy than blues the tactile response is a lot more subtle. I finally got a chance to try browns on a CM Storm Trigger and the tactile response isn't as pronounced as the blues. As for the Shine II I really enjoy mine. I've had it a few months now and very happy with it.


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My wife has a K90 and loves it. She doesn't use the macro keys but has really enjoyed her keyboard. The reason blues, greens, browns, and clears get recommended more for typists is the feedback those switches give. It's a matter of personal preference really as to what the "best" switch is. I tried my wife's keyboard a few times and ordered my Ducky Shine II in blues because I thought I'd enjoy the tactile response and the click more than linear switches. Turns out I was right. I do prefer blues to reds for sure and I'm still liking blues over browns. Just my preference.
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Ok, that is not a problem. I"ll buy mx blue one because i wan"t maximum feedback. Those switches are the best for typing afterall. I think shine 2 is still number 1 candidate. I don"t know are theese other models any worse. Like the dragon one?
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