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post #881 of 1986
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I saw these two pictures yesterday, new Ducky Zero Shine or just an April Fools?


I've just asked the official distributor of Ducky in my country, this key board is real, it still only has one LED color, but you can adjust LED modes in those three zones.
post #882 of 1986
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Question: Are dead LED's a fairly common thing on the Shine 3 ? I have been approved for my RMA for the now 5 dead LEDs on my new keyboard. I am really liking it, but crushed to have to ship it back and the costs involved. It's frankly making me lean towards NOT trying with a second one.

Also, do the LED's ever die LATER in the keyboard's life, or do failures generally occur right at the start ?

Last question -- if I decide NOT to risk another Shine 3, can anyone suggest another brand / model that is somewhat similar ? ( Only main criteria I have are Brown switches, and not involving alot- preferably NONE- of software to install.)

Thanks very much !

The dead LEDs are not common on the shine 3, people just keep forgetting, or do not know how to turn on their F keys.
I have had the Shine 3 since around the time it came out, and the keyboard works like new.
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post #883 of 1986
Hello I was looking to buy a Ducky Shine 3 TKL and have one concern. When gaming (BF4, DayZ, itd) will I miss the numpad? I don't plan to play RPG or the only games.

PS: I will buy a gaming PC at the same time so I haven't got any experience in games with keyboards.
post #884 of 1986
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Originally Posted by AaBoy View Post

Hello I was looking to buy a Ducky Shine 3 TKL and have one concern. When gaming (BF4, DayZ, itd) will I miss the numpad? I don't plan to play RPG or the only games.

PS: I will buy a gaming PC at the same time so I haven't got any experience in games with keyboards.

I know DayZ in particular uses a lot of keys, but I'm not sure if the numpad is used a lot.
post #885 of 1986
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Hello I was looking to buy a Ducky Shine 3 TKL and have one concern. When gaming (BF4, DayZ, itd) will I miss the numpad? I don't plan to play RPG or the only games.

PS: I will buy a gaming PC at the same time so I haven't got any experience in games with keyboards.

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I know DayZ in particular uses a lot of keys, but I'm not sure if the numpad is used a lot.


Most of the numpad is used for camera things in Dayz, so I would consider it essential.
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post #886 of 1986
I dunno, I have been sitting on the sidelines forever trying to make up my mind about buying a Ducky but can never decide on what colour led to choose. I want something that is easy to see on my old eyes but not tiring to use at the same time. Initially I was leaning towards blue or white but then thought that red could be a goer??????

Just as an aside I had this http://www.daskeyboard.com/daskeyboard-4-professional/ lob in my in-box this am and thought gee if only they were backlit I would be all over this like a shag on a rock. Perhaps Ducky could look at upping it's design a bit? wink.gif

Cheers,
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post #887 of 1986
Red/orange will be softer on the eyes than blue/white especially in peripheral vision. Blue is actually really harsh despite it being a "cool" color.
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post #888 of 1986
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Red/orange will be softer on the eyes than blue/white especially in peripheral vision. Blue is actually really harsh despite it being a "cool" color.

Yeah it struck me that red is the colour they use in submarines etc and orange I had not even considered so thanks for the suggestion.

Cheers,
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post #889 of 1986
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It is much harder to distinguish details in an environment that is lighted in blue. Try putting text on your screen, and shift the colors. You will notice when the background is blue, it is harder to read.
I actually wish that I had gotten a red backlit Ducky Shine 3, but the blue one matched the color scheme of my desktop, and blue is my favorite color.
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post #890 of 1986
Ok, it's been over two weeks, the thread needs an owner who will keep it up to date so I'm going to let people apply for the position.

If you'd like to become owner of the thread, PM me with the the name of the thread in the title and say briefly why you think you should be the new owner. thumb.gif

I'll pick a new owner on Monday.
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