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The primary way to know the difference is to use the mech for at least a little while. Your initial impression when switching will probably be something along the lines of, "Ah yeah, this is pretty good I guess." You'll really feel the difference once you've become accustomed to the mech and then try the membrane again. The tune will change to, "I used this for how many years???"

You usually notice a downgrade more than an upgrade.
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contrary to what everyone else seems to be saying here, I actually really like this keyboard, if they did a tenkeyless version I'd be right on it!
I hate having numpads on my keyboards, probably from coming from a heavy mac user, with the nice little aluminum keyboard. rolleyes.gif
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contrary to what everyone else seems to be saying here, I actually really like this keyboard, if they did a tenkeyless version I'd be right on it!
I hate having numpads on my keyboards, probably from coming from a heavy mac user, with the nice little aluminum keyboard. rolleyes.gif

Then why not buy yourself a Filco or Ducky Shine 2 TKL. Or even a CM Quickfire Rapid (practically a re branded Filco) Fantastic build quality- especially the Filcos.
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Then why not buy yourself a Filco or Ducky Shine 2 TKL. Or even a CM Quickfire Rapid (practically a re branded Filco) Fantastic build quality- especially the Filcos.

Because he clearly likes yellow backlighting and/or the sleek flat sloped top?

Also, don't even get me started on how overrated duckies are. I have a YotD, and it's significantly worse quality than my GF's quickfire rapid, despite being both twice the cost and a special edition.
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Because he clearly likes yellow backlighting and/or the sleek flat sloped top?

Also, don't even get me started on how overrated duckies are. I have a YotD, and it's significantly worse quality than my GF's quickfire rapid, despite being both twice the cost and a special edition.

That is your opinion. The Quickfire Rapid is made by Costar so it is a great quality board- like I said a re branded Filco but Duckys are also great quality boards but have a higher price due to low supply from Taiwan.

Also the Shine 2 comes with a yellow backlighting option so that is a moot point.
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That is your opinion. The Quickfire Rapid is made by Costar so it is a great quality board- like I said a re branded Filco but Duckys are also great quality boards.

Also the Shine 2 comes with a yellow backlighting option so that is a moot point.
Good luck actually finding a shine 2 tkl with red switches in the US, never mind that it still suffers from ugly square box syndrome.

As for build quality being my opinion, perhaps so, but until you own both keyboards yourself you can't really say otherwise and even then it would just be your opinion. Personally, any keyboard with a casing put together so carelessly that it squeaks and makes cracking noises from just typing on it if poorly made. Even my cheapo X-Armor U9BL doesn't do that.

At any rate, what is your issue with someone liking this keyboard? God forbid they want something that looks a little different than every other mech on the market.
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Good luck actually finding a shine 2 tkl with red switches in the US, never mind that it still suffers from ugly square box syndrome.

As for build quality being my opinion, perhaps so, but until you own both keyboards yourself you can't really say otherwise and even then it would just be your opinion. Personally, any keyboard with a casing put together so carelessly that it squeaks and makes cracking noises from just typing on it if poorly made. Even my cheapo X-Armor U9BL doesn't do that.

At any rate, what is your issue with someone liking this keyboard? God forbid they want something that looks a little different than every other mech on the market.

Wow, somebody is getting a little hostile over there. Calm down there buddy.

  1. I have no issue with people liking this keyboard- I am not endorsed or employed by any keyboard company. People can spend their money on what they wish
  2. This does look like every other mediocre mechanical keyboard on the market.
  3. The Guy I was replying to is from London which is in England- there are other countries in the world other than the US you know. Getting hold of a Shine 2 in England is not too difficult at all.
  4. I own both a Ducky Shine 2 and two Filco Majestouch 2's so I can compare the build quality of those- as the Quickfire Rapid is a re branded Filco I can comment on the build quality of that keyboard as well (but yes, this is still just my opinion).

No I haven't used the MSI keyboard but it is a safe bet to say it will be another mediocre keyboard- Just look at their marketing, any product that requires that much BS marketing will be medicare, Good quality products do not need ridiculous marketing like "military grade components".
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This board wouldn't be so bad if you already had a yellow and black theme going for your setup (and liked red switches). I do like the simple layout, though.
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My old X6 is starting to wear out so I intend to change to a mechanical but I wish I could find one that has the look and features of my Sidewinder. I want a red backlight and lots of options (including a brightness and volume knob)...
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Didn't you know? The military are phasing out knives for melee weapons and are issuing these MSI keyboards instead..

talk about marketing.........
    
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