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Where can i get ducky keyboards?(used is okay)
Can they come with "MX Cherry Blue" switches?


Also, i found this site http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9333913055 that appears to sell the exact ducky model i would like (1008), but i do not see the blue switch option anywhere. (guessing from the pictures it has red, brown, and green(?!) switches, but using google translate they say "black axis" "tea axis" and "green green" axis) Does anybody know what this means? Does anybody know if this is a reputable site to buy keyboards from?
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Taobao is legit, however I would wait until we re-stock our own Duckys at TankGuys; we should have that happen in the next few weeks.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Chocolate;12763707 
Also, i found this site http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9333913055 that appears to sell the exact ducky model i would like (1008), but i do not see the blue switch option anywhere. (guessing from the pictures it has red, brown, and green(?!) switches, but using google translate they say "black axis" "tea axis" and "green green" axis) Does anybody know what this means? Does anybody know if this is a reputable site to buy keyboards from?

In Chinese, they have the one word for Green and Blue (this is actually quite common in Oriental languages) and Brown and Tea are the same word (just like English uses the same word to represent the colour orange, and the fruit I suppose). Thus Tea Axis = Brown Switch, and Green Axis = Blue switch.

This is somewhat confusing given that there is actually a green Cherry switch, but they are usually used as spacebar switches on Blue Cherry boards, so it works out either way.
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ah thanks to all responses. All were very helpful.
I think i will go on taobao to order the keyboard with "green axis" (blue switches), and then order the OCN escape keycap, as it is substantially cheaper.

Also, i have heard that the ducky keyboards have exceptional build quality, does anybody know how long they should last?
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Chocolate;12771003 
ah thanks to all responses. All were very helpful.
I think i will go on taobao to order the keyboard with "green axis" (blue switches), and then order the OCN escape keycap, as it is substantially cheaper.

Also, i have heard that the ducky keyboards have exceptional build quality, does anybody know how long they should last?
Thanks.

IMO there are higher quality mech's out there for around the same price.

Filco, DAS, Rosewill are all names that come to mind.
    
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Ironically, the three brands you mention are the same OEM keyboards as the Ducky 9000. It's only the cheaper Ducky 1000 keyboards that have the quality issues.
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Japanese test their products better. Like nuclear plants designed in the USA by GE.

Wait a second, let me come up with a better example.
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Originally Posted by ch_123;12771212 
Ironically, the three brands you mention are the same OEM keyboards as the Ducky 9000. It's only the cheaper Ducky 1000 keyboards that have the quality issues.

quality issues?
can you please explain?
what are the differences between ducky 9000 and 1000?
thanks, sorry for inconvenience
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Originally Posted by ch_123;12764884 
In Chinese, they have the one word for Green and Blue (this is actually quite common in Oriental languages) and Brown and Tea are the same word (just like English uses the same word to represent the colour orange, and the fruit I suppose). Thus Tea Axis = Brown Switch, and Green Axis = Blue switch.

This is somewhat confusing given that there is actually a green Cherry switch, but they are usually used as spacebar switches on Blue Cherry boards, so it works out either way.

I don't know what Oriental languages you speak and/or know but in Chinese there are distinct words for Green (綠) and Blue (藍) and Brown (褐) and Black (黑).

Also it is known the Filco and Das are both Costar boards, it has not been definitively determined what OEM the Ducky is (likely Datacomp).

The difference between the 9000 and the 1000 is the that the 1000 is a tenkeyless board and has inferior build quality.
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