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Should I get this Ducky DK9008 Shine 2 even though it is Orange

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The only DK9008 Shine 2 that is $150 or less including shipping and taxes is from newegg but it is orange and I wanted white..

Should I still get it or should I wait for a white one to be $150? How long would that be do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA23C0NY5960&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-_-pla-_-Keyboards-_-9SIA23C0NY5960
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the only things you should probably consider are: "Do I like orange?" and "Is orange going to be hard to look at?." White is really easy to look (logitech illuminated) at whereas my blue lighted keyboard is hard to look at sometimes. IMHO orange sounds like a fairly easy to look at color so long as it's not too bright. Hopefully someone with it will chime in and let you know how it looks.
     
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Just wait. Have you looked at other places?

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post #4 of 10
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the only things you should probably consider are: "Do I like orange?" and "Is orange going to be hard to look at?." White is really easy to look (logitech illuminated) at whereas my blue lighted keyboard is hard to look at sometimes. IMHO orange sounds like a fairly easy to look at color so long as it's not too bright. Hopefully someone with it will chime in and let you know how it looks.

Good points. I agree I think blue would be hard to look at and white would be easiest. I don't mind orange but I've never preferred it. But with the price tag I want to be sure. It does look good with black so I could deal if it wasn't hard on the eyes. Would be nice to hear from an orange owner like you said..

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Just wait. Have you looked at other places?

The places I've looked at have been sold out and pccasegear.com claims it won't be available until December. Mechanicalkeyboards.com had it available in early February but I missed out on that slick deal. Tigerimports.com sold out too. They are well over $200 on ebay..
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I would wait. I speak from experience when I say getting products that are in stock over the products you really want is never a great idea. For me, in the end, I always end up dissatisfied and buying what I really wanted in the first place, at greater total cost.

Incidentally, an orange lit keyboard sounds hideous to me (though I could see the appeal if you had a lovely orange build).
Edited by Quadricwan - 4/3/13 at 4:06pm
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I would wait. I speak from experience when I say getting products that are in stock over the over the products you really want is never a great idea. For me, in the end, I always end up dissatisfied and buying what I really wanted in the first place, at greater total cost.

Incidentally, an orange lit keyboard sounds hideous to me (though I could see the appeal if you had a lovely orange build).
Was going to say something similar. Unless orange is a color relevant to your build it will be distracting, especially if you dont truly like it.
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post #7 of 10
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Yea I definitely don't want buyers remorse. Orange isn't really relevant to my build.
post #8 of 10
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I found a white one! I had to dig deep - found one from a Taiwan online retailer.. only 2 left. $145 shipped. Good thing I listened to you guys I almost bought the orange today.

http://global.pchome.com.tw/english/?mod=item&func=exhibit&IT_NO=DCAH0X-A68430858&SR_NO=SBAE0W&ROWNO=23&tm=e
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I was going to say that you must like Halloween.

Glad you found what you needed.
post #10 of 10
Damn; I just ordered a green led off TigerImports at 11:41 last night; they already packed it up before I was able to cancel this morning. I would have rather had the white as well.
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