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post #281 of 1981
So I am new to mechanical keyboards and really liked the Ducky Shine that had multiple different LED lits (blue, green, red, white, orange). What model Ducky Shine is it where you can have each key a different color? For example "G" could be blue and "H" could be green...you get the idea. I've looked at the Shine 3 and the Shine 3 Snake and it seems like the Snake model is the one I'm describing. But I see they are numbered so that looks like I won't be able to get one. Can the Shine 3 do the multi lights for each key? Or is the whole keyboard the same color at one time?
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post #282 of 1981
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So I am new to mechanical keyboards and really liked the Ducky Shine that had multiple different LED lits (blue, green, red, white, orange). What model Ducky Shine is it where you can have each key a different color? For example "G" could be blue and "H" could be green...you get the idea. I've looked at the Shine 3 and the Shine 3 Snake and it seems like the Snake model is the one I'm describing. But I see they are numbered so that looks like I won't be able to get one. Can the Shine 3 do the multi lights for each key? Or is the whole keyboard the same color at one time?

As far as I know, there are no "multicolor" Ducky keyboards available at the moment (apart from the space bar in Shine 3). Some promo keyboards used just for show have indeed multiple different colors on them, to show all the color choices available without needing to have like 10 keyboards for each to show a color. rolleyes.gif
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post #283 of 1981
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As far as I know, there are no "multicolor" Ducky keyboards available at the moment (apart from the space bar in Shine 3). Some promo keyboards used just for show have indeed multiple different colors on them, to show all the color choices available without needing to have like 10 keyboards for each to show a color. rolleyes.gif
Ahhhh man. So I have to choose one color and that's it? That's a little disappointing.
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post #284 of 1981
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As far as I know, there are no "multicolor" Ducky keyboards available at the moment (apart from the space bar in Shine 3). Some promo keyboards used just for show have indeed multiple different colors on them, to show all the color choices available without needing to have like 10 keyboards for each to show a color. rolleyes.gif
Ahhhh man. So I have to choose one color and that's it? That's a little disappointing.

As far as I know, yes. Though, I am not entirely sure if there are some very special limited-edition models or so.. rolleyes.gif
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post #285 of 1981
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As far as I know, yes. Though, I am not entirely sure if there are some very special limited-edition models or so.. rolleyes.gif
Alright thanks for clearing that up. Now I just need to decide on a color (probably purple) and what switch type.
+rep

Do you by chance know what switches are the most popular or most used for gaming? I was considering the brown switches since it seems to balance typing and gaming.
Edited by SharpShoot3r07 - 11/9/13 at 2:47am
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post #286 of 1981
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As far as I know, yes. Though, I am not entirely sure if there are some very special limited-edition models or so.. rolleyes.gif
Alright thanks for clearing that up. Now I just need to decide on a color (probably purple) and what switch type.
+rep

Do you by chance know what switches are the most popular or most used for gaming? I was considering the brown switches since it seems to balance typing and gaming.

Well, in my opinion, there's no "correct answer" to "which is the best", you gotta just try it yourself to see. I personally prefer linear switches (Red and Black) because they push down "smoothly" (some people then again hate this..), when mostly the other types of switches, you first "push harder" and then suddenly the switch goes down easier (which again, some people (including me) hate). I use Red switches on my 'main keyboard', because red switches need less force then blacks to push down.

I have tried mx red, black, blue, brown and clear switch types, and prefer linear switches, because the non-linear switches reminds me too much of the crappy rubber dome keyboards.. rolleyes.gif


However, to give some sort of "possible answer"; I have heard lots of people recommending brown switches if you are not "entirely sure" and can't test the switches anywhere, or are new to mechanical keyboards.
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post #287 of 1981
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Well, in my opinion, there's no "correct answer" to "which is the best", you gotta just try it yourself to see. I personally prefer linear switches (Red and Black) because they push down "smoothly" (some people then again hate this..), when mostly the other types of switches, you first "push harder" and then suddenly the switch goes down easier (which again, some people (including me) hate). I use Red switches on my 'main keyboard', because red switches need less force then blacks to push down.

I have tried mx red, black, blue, brown and clear switch types, and prefer linear switches, because the non-linear switches reminds me too much of the crappy rubber dome keyboards.. rolleyes.gif


However, to give some sort of "possible answer"; I have heard lots of people recommending brown switches if you are not "entirely sure" and can't test the switches anywhere, or are new to mechanical keyboards.
Yes, I don't really have a ton of places to test them. I can test a Corsair K95 which uses mx red switches and so far it seems I'll either go with red, black or brown. Will go try the red switches soon to get an idea of the feel.
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post #288 of 1981
There has been some limited edition models with a whole bunch of colors and different switches that correspond to those colors however you could not change the colour of the led. There are some limitations that prohibit rgb leds for these types of keyboards.

http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=291

In terms of switches it's up to you, I love the heavy switches (mx black, green etc) but a lot of people complain that it's fatiguing to use.
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post #289 of 1981
You can buy a switch sample pack from either maxkeyboards or wasd for around $10usd to help you figure out what you like.
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post #290 of 1981
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Hakz!
Welcome aboard fellow Graphite owner!

Nice board, not too often you see the Ducky in it's natural habitat ;D

hey krully, mine's mx blues, as posted. tongue.gif

can't wait for the taiho keycas biggrin.gif
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