Ducky DK9008 Shine 3 Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX)

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  Ducky DK9008 Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard
Brown Cherry MX Switch  Keyboard Switches
Brown Cherry MX Switches
Brown Cherry MX mechanical keyboard switch
A great hybrid switch for those looking for a gaming keyboard that is also great for typing.
Ducky DK9008 Shine 3 mechanical keyboard
Details and Specifications
Brand Ducky
Size Full Size
Key Language English
Model Shine 3
Switch Type Brown Cherry MX
USB Key Rollover Unlimited (NKRO)
PS/2 Key Rollover  
Backlit Blue
Special Key LEDs Blue
Multimedia Keys Yes
Built-in USB Ports 0
Built-in Audio Port No
Built-in Mic Port No
Key Cap Plastic ABS
Key Print Method Laser Etched
Key Cap Color Black
Key Print Position Top
Key Print Color Backlit (clear)
Key Print Size Standard
Switch Mount Type Plate
Dimensions 17.20" x 5.50" x 1.25"
Weight 2.90 lbs
Interface USB
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP Yes
Windows Vista Yes
Windows 7 Yes
Mac Yes
Linux ?
Unix ?
Other Features / Details
Warranty 1 Year
Dual layer PCB for extra durability
7 LED lighting modes: 100% LEDs, Breathing mode, Wave Marquee Mode, Snake Marquee mode, Reactive mode, Ripple mode, all LEDs off
DIP switches for extra settings
UV Coated keycaps
2 user customizable back lighting profiles
Detachable cable for convenience
Mini Switch
RGB LED in space bar
Repeat rate/ Delay rate
For Mac: Change NKRO dip switch to off
Manufacturer's Website
The Reviewer on 08/12/2013 08:05am
I pre-ordered this model a week before they arrived. sent it to me as soon as they received it in, and I actually received my board on Friday 8/9 (2 days after they received it). It was an awesome job on the shipping as I was able to get my board and then use it and test it all weekend during the Dota2 International tournament.

Onto the board itself, I won't get into ALL of the features, just the most important ones to me.

The backlighting modes are just great to work with. I play games in the dark some of the time, so having the backlighting was important to me, and the different lighting effects are cool. i found that I will most likely only be using one or two of the modes (the pre-set lighting for games like Dota2, Team Fortress 2, etc) and the reactive fade mode (after you hit a key there is a small delay and then the light turns off). This board was mostly meant for my gaming rig and I'm happy I chose it. The color-changing RGB spacebar is a bonus and it adds a cool effect to the blue LED's. I like the Red color in the spacebar with the blue back lighting, it just looks really cool and matches my color scheme for my gaming rig.

I bought a sampler pack of the different key switches from and it helped me make up my mind that the Cherry MX Brown switches were the right ones for me. It feels very different than typing on the normal membrane keyboards I'm used to, so I made quite a few mistakes... however I know with a little practice I will be even faster typing on it. The brown switches were lighter in actuation force than I thought they would be, I didn't realize I bottom out the keys so much.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this keyboard after the first few days and I would highly recommend this model to anyone out there who is looking for a quality mechanical keyboard. (Especially for gaming and typing... feels like typing on air... it's great!)

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