Originally Posted by Resme
Dumb question to ask in a pro ducky thread
. But... I'm looking to get my first Mech keyboard, and i need a few questions answers if you guys/gals don't mind
I'm debating on whether to get a ducky shine 3 or the k70... Now why should I get a ducky shine 3, and why do you prefer it over the k70( Build quality, aesthetics, etc) I'm currently using a dell multimedia keyboard from 2006
. I mainly play MMO's ( no macros) along with pretty basic computer usage besides light-gaming. Do you guys think I'd prefer Brown, Red, or black switches for my uses?
What's a good website to order ducky shine 3 from (USA based)?
Also, I'd love to become a member here... I'm confused.
Ducky Shine 3. Period!
I have the Corsair K70.
I don't use it! The best pro of the K70 is that it is more available to consumers, since it is made by Corsair, it will be likely that you can find one at your local PC store. Ducky's are harder to come by, you're going to almost have to buy it online!
However, although the Ducky may cost a bit more or be harder to get, it is 100x better to have. Not only is the build quality better, the features and aesthetics to me are on a whole new level that Corsair can't match with because their product is aimed at the main consumers. Ducky's are aimed towards enthusiasts.
I also do not like Cherry MX Reds. This is a personal choice and this shouldn't be used to start a switch war saying why Reds are better than so and so switch or why so and so switch is better than Reds. Please don't start a war here.
Anyway, like Gregaroon said, K70's only come in Reds so your options are limited with going that route. Ducky's have all different kinds of switches so you can choose the one that you like. Also, you don't need a Shine 3 if you don't want to spend that much money on it. A G2Pro or Shine 2 is enough for anyone, just a lot of us keyboard enthusiasts like to have a lot of keyboards for no real reason.
Here is why I prefer Cherry MX Blue:
I prefer this switch over the other switches because of 3 things, the sound (clicky click), tactile feel, and the activation force. The activation force is high enough to be able to weed out most accidental taps and low enough to be comfortable. The sound is music to my ears, it's like Beethoven or Mozart or Bach for me. The tactile feel, I know when the spring hits and the tap registers, but I still bottom out. There's nothing more satisfying to me than the key hitting the bottom of the board. It's just relaxing and it feels perfect!