Originally Posted by johnmw1
I had almost convinced myself into buying a Razer BlackWidow before I really started looking deeper into the topic and finding that they are not the best of choices.
Yes, I was the same but did not actually realise it was mechanical at first. I thought the price was too much and also am now terrified of buying Razer products after my mouse was returned 3 times in 2 weeks plus everyone else I heard of owning their stuff also had the same experiences. I don't mean to bash a specific brand but this is not acceptable given the high premium prices, but strangely enough the last one I got came good and stayed good till present.
Back on topic, I orderd a Ducky Shine White w/Cherry MX Browns which I recieved yesterday. This is a damn fine keyboard, I love it. It's my first mechanical board upgrading from a cheap MS media keyboard. I had been looking into buying a board for like 6 months, doing some research, I really needed backlighting and I wanted something that did not look like a 'Gaming' product. The keys are very high compared to the way comsumer boards are, so I need to get used to it for the typing side (I am a poor typist, can't touch type). The switches a bit lighter feeling than I expected, but you do feel the tactileness especially once you get to work on it and it has a very nice sound not loud. It's got some weight to it feels really really strong in the build quality would make a great defense measure
. I love the backlights, 5 levels from dim to extreme shining bright and a few different modes as well.
Tested some games COD4 and BF3 and it actually feels a bit faster and to my surprise actually felt like I did better than usual (I'm a terrible gamer, but I just play for fun.). But I definitey do not regret buying the Ducky Shine, absolute joy to use, if you need a mech board with good backlighting, this is it. Only downsides are no macros (don't use those myself) and no Tenkeyless yet (Which I did want for a small desk, but I do use the numpad anyway). That's all I can think of for now as I am not using it to type this right now unfortunately.