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Here are few photos of my board, I've already submitted my application. I have a Ducky Shine 3 with Red LEDs and MX Browns. thumb.gif
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exactly, there is no fun. it sucks.
took me about 2 hours to just swap the numb pad.

But at least when i'm done my XT will be truly one of a kind and level up from just keycaps and paint to swapped in lubed mx blacks ( which are amazing btw )

different strokes for different folks. I personally love electronics projects. only reason I'm not really working on my s3 is because I have a couple other more pressing projects in line, as well as being busy as hell at work. switch swapping isn't for everyone, but there's still plenty of fun to be had if you're into those kinds of projects.
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yeah, i like doing it, but its tedious, and it probably does not help that i'm using a radioshack iron
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I use a no name iron from a basement shop in akihabara. doesn't really matter too much as long as you know how to work the solder and flux imo.
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Got the KOTM cap today. I thought I was supposed to get one for each month, but I only got one total. I should get some pics of it later.

You were supposed to get one for each month, I'll see if I can sort it out. Sorry for the inconvenience. redface.gif
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Here are few photos of my board, I've already submitted my application. I have a Ducky Shine 3 with Red LEDs and MX Browns. thumb.gif

Hey, how do you like the browns and have you owned other switches? Really leaning towards a ducky shine 3 or k70 with browns. How do you like the look and feel of the ducky shine 3?
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I think the thing I love most about my DS3, and I'm sure not many will have this opinion, is that the LEDs fully encompass the entire key and shine through fully, but not overwhelmingly. There are some keyboards where the LEDs literally shine light through that could potentially cause eyestrain or blindness!!(ok maybe not blindness :p). Some LEDs bleed so badly that it looks cheap and crappy, but these are well contained in each and every key cap.

 

My G15 wasn't bright enough with it's orange LED backlighting and I always wished the LED was stronger so it could fully embody the keycap, but it never did. The DS3 fully illuminates each and every key and looks beautiful.

 

The red is RED. There's no off red. It's red. I've seen other mechanical keyboards with "red" LED lighting, but it was an off color red, either washed away red  or practically orange. Was not pleased. These are fully red or fully blue or w/e color you choose it is THAT color. It looks great.

 

This keyboard looks great sitting in front of you, but some modes look better farther away. If you're looking at your desktop from a bit away, the breathing mode and the wave mode look amazing from 7 feet away.


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ducky s3 has really sturdy build quality, nice and even led lighting and a nice arrangement for its function keys. only downside I usually see from people is that it doesn't feature media controls like the shine 2 did. I personally don't have a problem with that since I mapped controls to my mouse, but it's still a detail to be aware of.

as you've already seen, different people like different switches. I have browns in my s3 and I love them. I really enjoy having a small cue for when the switch actuates without constantly having my keys clicking away. also, I have never experienced any sort of grinding or roughness while actuating the switches. I love blues for typing, but browns seem more versatile overall.
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The only thing I wish is that the DS3 had software so that you could reprogram the "media keys" it does have. It has some open calculator button, open "this PC" button, open email and open home page button.

 

It would be awesome if you could reprogram those to open applications of your choosing and they sold keycaps with other icons.

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you can if you modify the values in the registry. just more out of the way than a simple gui like you're talking about.

it would also be fantastic if they released a .dll to make the leds sound responsive. I modified my old g19/g13 set to do that. was fun having my lighting pulse with the bass of my music.
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