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Ducky is not the top. wink.gif Nevertheless it will be far, far better than the G15. Congrats!
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post #15382 of 36843
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

I decided to see what all this mechanical keyboard fuss was about..especially after my G15 drowned.

I decided to go for the top and got myself a Ducky Shine 3 with red LEDs and MX Blue Switches. Will take pics tomorrow when it arrives.

Hope you like it. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by HesterDW View Post

Ducky is not the top. wink.gif Nevertheless it will be far, far better than the G15. Congrats!

Subjective, but for what she was looking for, it was a good choice.
post #15383 of 36843
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

from personal experience, lots of testing and trail and error, its best to not paint a keycap.
not to mention you would need a really fine hand to not paint over the legends, and then the keys would feel like crap on your fingers.


you can get keycaps such as the semi-clear ones, as well as caps from other backlit boards, but as far as custom backlit caps you really wont find anything.
also the K95 isn't a costar board, so you'll have some issues finding caps for all the stablized keys.

Nevermind then. I guess I can stick with the black, as it matches the scheme I am going for.
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As far as the case, why would you want to paint it? is anodized alluminum, which looks good, and the big problem is the switches are mounted directly to the case, so to properly paint it, you would have to desolder and remove each switch and pretty much completely disasemble the enitre board to paint that thing.

Yeah, but I don't like the black anodization and want to go with an aged copper look. Besides, I'll have to disassemble the board anyway so I can replace the white LEDs with amber ones.
post #15384 of 36843
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Nevermind then. I guess I can stick with the black, as it matches the scheme I am going for.
Yeah, but I don't like the black anodization and want to go with an aged copper look. Besides, I'll have to disassemble the board anyway so I can replace the white LEDs with amber ones.

If thats the case, I would just sand it all the way down to the bare metal, go to an auto store, and find some gold fake anodized spray paint stuff, that way you can keep the shine of the metal. but good luck with however you decide to mod it.
post #15385 of 36843
Man I love this keyboard, but I shouldn't have gotten it. It's left me boggled on how I should setup my battlestation. :/
because I was using my laptops keyboard and speakers andnow I have like nottaclue where to put anything so I have my laptop hidden behind my screen so I can still use the speakers, but I lost my 2nd screen... hmm...


awesome keyboard, dummy me for not thinking this through.
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Nevermind then. I guess I can stick with the black, as it matches the scheme I am going for.
Yeah, but I don't like the black anodization and want to go with an aged copper look. Besides, I'll have to disassemble the board anyway so I can replace the white LEDs with amber ones.

If thats the case, I would just sand it all the way down to the bare metal, go to an auto store, and find some gold fake anodized spray paint stuff, that way you can keep the shine of the metal. but good luck with however you decide to mod it.

Thanks!

I already have some metallic aged copper paint.
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Thanks!

I already have some metallic aged copper paint.

Either way, post lots of pics. I have yet to see one of those boards modded.
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post #15388 of 36843
Removed the top from my TK and think I'll keep it off, unless I paint it (I really dislike the logos). Gives a nice ambient glow around the keyboard.

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post #15389 of 36843
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Removed the top from my TK and think I'll keep it off, unless I paint it (I really dislike the logos). Gives a nice ambient glow around the keyboard.


Looking nice! thumb.gif I wonder if we can get a picture with room light on and LED light off to see what shows? I just remove the 3 (I only found 3) screws off the bottom to achieve this, right?
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post #15390 of 36843
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Was it expensive at all? I have a feeling people are going to start flipping these 23UB's like clacks.

It's a shame that they've discontinued it though, I don't even see why they would. Hopefully Leopold can save us with a Topre version of that black keypad they've come up with, for 23UB non-owners at least rolleyes.gif

I was lucky enough to get it at MSRP but I have heard of many paying a lot more for one, I mean heck... some people were willing to pay more than MSRP + a $150+ valued CC for it. Mine was used but it's mint condition with no real signs of use other than that it's light/broken in which is actually a good thing for many.

Realforce does a lot of weird things, like not producing colored keycaps and only focusing on making their keyboards (I guess the keyboards is where their largest proft margins are), but it would be cool if Leopold made one, but remember, they'd probably come with the terribly pad printed keycaps which would devalue them quite a bit. There's a reason the Realforce stuff are more expensive tongue.gif Don't get me wrong though, I freaking love my 660C. I've just come to accept that the keycaps will eventually look cheap and dirty, but at least it feels great. The 23UB though will always feel AND look great biggrin.gif
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