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Sexy Mechanical Keyboard Thread

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  1. GamerGuy

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    Hi guys, forgot my login detail here, so I posted in other forums.....but, decided to come back here and wasdetermined to get my password right. Anyway, I have gotten some colored LED covers for my Ducky Shine 3 YOTS, was a little tired of all white LED, so I decided to jazz it up a little.
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    The Miami key caps arrived, was short of the F12 key, so I installed the key caps on my Keycool 87........
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    And my latest acquisition, a Ducky SHine 3 Yellow Edition with MX White, yep, you heard right....MX White. Proof's in the pudding, a shot of the switch...
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  2. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    BTW how you liking the Ryos mk pro ?, i my self enjoying mine.. Had 0 software \ drivers issue's either which is always nice.

    I do however wish the back feet were taller although been thinking of modding some from a old keyboard though.
     
  3. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    It is fine, issues...not anything worth mentioning. Had not considered the feet as I do most typing on my lap with my feet on the desk ;)
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    So did anyone see that NZXT is partnering with Ducky for a keyboard this year, or that Thermaltake has made their own switches from the ground up for their new mechanical boards?
     
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  5. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I had heard something about TT making their own switches, but not the part about Ducky and NZXT partnering.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Taken from Facebook (I think it is the Shine 3)...
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  7. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Whoa, so very limited production.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    seems so, I asked, and was told they are unsure of samples, so these may all go to the retail market. :(
     
  9. ALMOSTunseen

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    If you do get a sample though.... Chuck us a Pm over :)
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    sure, if I remember :p
     
  11. AlienIsGOD

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    my K60 :)

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    Nice looker! I'm looking at the your version but tkl or the Ducky mini, one day.
     
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    i really like the feel of the Red switches, great for gaming and also easy for typing once you get used to them (i was having problems double pressing keys as my keys are raised and there is no clicky sound at all like my Levetron clicker had)
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    I dont know if this has been shared here (or anywhere else on these forums) but I order some rubber O-rings to dampen the noise from my K70.

    they look a little like this.

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    Money definitely well spent. they dont reduce the clickettyclack completely but they do reduce the sound quite a lot.

    Id highly recommend it. Only thing i need to worry about now is removing them if i ever need to RMA the keyboard.
     
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    I have the K70 and might have to try these out. I really like the keyboard, but it is a tad bit loud...
    Thanks for letting us know how they worked for you:toast:
     
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    Do you find that when bottoming out with the orings it's a squishy feeling?
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    No, I have them on my dad's K90, and it's a solid feeling with some slight give. It doesn't really squish down as much as it just hits the bottom and then gives you some slight play to let you know you're at the end of key-travel. If you're typing like normal, you don't even notice the give, just the stop. If you really mash the key in (like during a high-adrenaline segment of a game) you'll notice the give, but it doesn't detract from the mechanical feel.
     
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    "High adrenaline segment" aka me raging all the time when playing games :)
    Thanks for the reply
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    well, I have a nasty habit of bottoming out due to spending so much time on a keyboard that was using scissor switches (chiclet style keys like on a laptop) Ive spent over a year on mechanical keys but i honestly feel that having the rubber O-rings help not just to dampen the sound but they shorten the amount of travel in the keys by about 1-2mm which is great if you're the kind of person that can type moderately fast. I have definitely saved myself a few seconds when it comes to typing.

    It doesnt feel squishy at all. All you feel is just a soft 'bump' and the occasional sound of the spring when you release the key.

    I feel a little retarded when i compare my fingers to spiders legs resting on their threads and waiting for that telltale vibration to come from something caught in its web. Bottoming out is like a indicator to me that tells me i can carry on typing. Thats why I have never got over bottoming out. I used to do it anyway when i was using logitech rubber dome keyboards and its just something ive gotten used to.

    I dont know if everyone else feels the same way. but I sense through my fingers as i dont look at the keyboard when i type,
     
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    I almost bought some when I got my Corsair last year, but I find that I enjoy the "thunk" from the impact, and besides, I never could find the ones I wanted to get :) Not sure if I'll try them on my new Roccat, but probably not either.
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    well their fairly cheap anyway - Im sure they can be had for around $10 or something. Im willing to spend $10 now and again on gamble to see if i will like something.

    somebody mentioned the rubber rings to me before but i never really thought much of them and totally forgot about them till i was bored and decided to find out how much they were. Bought some Prolimatech PK-3 to try out while i was at it.


    Just thought id pass over a helpful tip cuz i know people can find the noise a mechanical keyboard makes quite offputting.
     
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    This is exactly the same way I type. I used a logitech G19 for like 2 or 3 years, and got used to bottoming out on the domes. But now after using my mechanical it still feels weird. I may have to try out the orings after all.
     
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    It almost feels like a dome keyboard this way. Its really a nice experience.
     
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    ill try to get some better quality ones later of my DKS3 blue w/ blue switches.
     
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    So with the rings applied, the noise and feel do not differ much as long as you do not bottom out? I very rarely bottom out on my MK-50 with MX brown keys (it happens less and less, even when gaming).
     
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