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I've been having a really hard time deciding between these 3 keyboards , i've had feedback on all 3 of them and still can't make up my mind!

Choice 1 : Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 : Pros : I like the design , i like the feel of the keys , typing and gaming felt smooth , key sound is awesome , mostly positive feedback
Cons : I've heard that if you bottom the keys , they make a weird sound , can be fixed with ring-o's , pricey , not sure about it's lifetime

Choice 2 : Coolermaster Storm Trigger : Pros : Red Backlight , Price , Positive feedback , Heard build quality and circuit quality is superb
Cons : Didn't like the feel of the keys nor the noise , design is meh ,


Choice 3 : Ducky Shine 2 : Pros : Simple and quaint design , really liked it , backlight keys , superb quality , typing and gaming was a 8\10 , good reputation with mechanical keyboards
Cons : Costs as much as the storm trigger and the black widow together! , really hard to get a hold of one in Europe , time consuming RMA in case something gets broken ( will have to ship to US) .


I'm currently leaning towards the Blackwidow and the Storm Trigger , i really really liked the Ducky but is it worth that premium 60 euros over the Blackwidow? Any feedback is welcome !
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post #2 of 29
not used any of those but I've owned a Razer Lycosa for about 6 years maybe and it's been solid as a rock so I'd be happy to buy another Razer keyboard
 
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post #3 of 29
Ducky Shine 2. when it comes to keyboards go Ducky, WASD, Leopold, Filco.
Never cared for Razer products EVER, ive had way to many issues with them over the years. They used to be a good company but they are slacking lately : (
Edited by jeffblute - 5/18/13 at 3:58am
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Originally Posted by jeffblute View Post

Ducky Shine 2. when it comes to keyboards go Ducky, WASD, Leopold.
Never cared for Razer products EVER, ive had way to many issues with them over the years. They used to be a good company but they are slacking lately : (

Is it really worth the ridiculous amount of 180 euros over the other two?
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post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

Is it really worth the ridiculous amount of 180 euros over the other two?

In my opinion yes, you can choose the color of the leds (if that's your thing) choose your switches, and Ducky is a great brand.
But that is just my 2cents.gif
post #6 of 29
I wouldn't bother with Ducky keyboards if you're from Europe. I'm in the same situation and I could get 2 QuickFire TK for the price of a Ducky Shine 2. They only come with a 1 year warranty and shipping them back would cost a lot.

The Trigger comes with 5 different switches (Blue, Brown, Red, Black, Green). It sounds like yours had MX Red switches (light, linear feel). If you didn't like the looks, I wouldn't even bother.

The BWU 2013 is a solid board, but a lot of people complained about the software (Synapse 2.0) that is considered always-online spyware. If you liked the MX Blue switches (clicky, tactile) on the BWU, you should look out for MX Blue/Brown keyboards.
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I wouldn't bother with Ducky keyboards if you're from Europe. I'm in the same situation and I could get 2 QuickFire TK for the price of a Ducky Shine 2. They only come with a 1 year warranty and shipping them back would cost a lot.

The Trigger comes with 5 different switches (Blue, Brown, Red, Black, Green). It sounds like yours had MX Red switches (light, linear feel). If you didn't like the looks, I wouldn't even bother.

The BWU 2013 is a solid board, but a lot of people complained about the software (Synapse 2.0) that is considered always-online spyware. If you liked the MX Blue switches (clicky, tactile) on the BWU, you should look out for MX Blue/Brown keyboards.

This is mainly the reason i'm reluctant to buy a Ducky , guess i'll go with the Blackwidow and see how it goes from there ! Thank you all for your feedback ! +rep!
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post #8 of 29
If you don't case about the logo or color scheme, CM storm would be the best.
post #9 of 29
why not the logitech g710+?
post #10 of 29
I would either get the ducky, or a save a few bucks and get a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid.
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