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Hey all, I've got a Ducky Shine II with MX Blues and I love it! Check out these sweet pictures I took:

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I think I took some pretty nice pictures.
 
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Hey all, I've got a Ducky Shine II with MX Blues and I love it! Check out these sweet pictures I took:
I think I took some pretty nice pictures.

Looks awesome!

Have you tried any other switches? I'm curious if you had any experience with any other MX switches then the Blues. I was torn between the Browns and the Blues. I went with the Browns since I game and I do some shell scripting. I like them a lot, but I haven't tried any other MX switches so I have nothing to compare too.
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Looks awesome!
Have you tried any other switches? I'm curious if you had any experience with any other MX switches then the Blues. I was torn between the Browns and the Blues. I went with the Browns since I game and I do some shell scripting. I like them a lot, but I haven't tried any other MX switches so I have nothing to compare too.

Blues compared to browns...

The blues' actuation point is more defined, it takes more force to overcome the bump and the bump feels sharper, whereas the brown's bump feels sorta rounded, like a curb versus a speed bump. It feels sort of like the bump is farther down in the keypress slightly too (like 1/3rd instead of 1/4). They're also slightly stiffer, which coming from browns makes them feel almost sticky at first.

I'm still getting used to the stiffness of blues, so I'm bottoming out a lot, but when I get used to it I think I'll prefer the blues personally. Main reason I switched to blues was because the browns weren't tactile enough for me. Still love brown switches though.
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Looks awesome!
Have you tried any other switches? I'm curious if you had any experience with any other MX switches then the Blues. I was torn between the Browns and the Blues. I went with the Browns since I game and I do some shell scripting. I like them a lot, but I haven't tried any other MX switches so I have nothing to compare too.

I don't like MX Browns, and MX Reds are unbearably easy to type on. MY favourites are blues and blacks, blacks sound amazing and blues feel amazing. Browns are too quiet and I feel like the tactile response is not as stiff, I guess? I dunno, I just dislike them. Black and blue all the way.
 
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Ok, got an image so I can join! I'll have to post more pictures up later, but for now I'd like to ask, are these ALPS switches or a close copy of them? Anyone know for sure from looking inside an ALPS switch?

They're in my Datadesk Trackboard, a quirky board with a built-in trackball. I love it despite it's oddness, but I am looking at getting a IMB Model M to try out later. For now though this is great, I found it at a thrift store and just about freaked out I couldn't believe it, given it's mechanical, rather rare (how many do you see?), and it was a STEAL.

Anyway, here's a closeup I took of the switch blown apart, for a huge view that'll make the switch as big as your fist, go to this link and click it twice: http://sta.sh/01etqp9600w4

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Hey guys,

I'm going to be ordering some soon but just for my "WASD" keys. Which rows are those again?
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you can order sets that are just wasd. you wont have to worry about what row
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you can order sets that are just wasd. you wont have to worry about what row

they're blank keycaps. That's why I need to know which row to order.
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they're blank keycaps. That's why I need to know which row to order.
Wouldn't you just get these..?
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Wouldn't you just get these..?

It's not through wasdkeyboards but in the description it informs you on which key is which row. lol thanks! Just forclarification, the function keys (ESC, F1, F2 etc) and the number row (1, 2, 3, etc) use the same profile keycaps which is considered to be R4, right?
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