Published on 29th October 2012 by
Originally Posted by sixfootsideburnsAm I the only person whose biggest desire with backlit keyboards is to just have a white option?
I think having bright blue or red keys (especially in a low light setting) is just really annoying. I would much rather have a dimable white key over a red or blue one any day of the week. From my searching there are very few white options available though so maybe I'm alone on this one.
Originally Posted by CombatusAs luck would have it this very keyboard is available with white LED backlighting ;)
Originally Posted by Paradigm ShifterI'd like a white backlit keyboard too, so this is good.
However, in low-light environments, I prefer red... it's less intrusive. Blue and green are the worst colours for backlighting in low-light environments. (I dislike the obsession the tech world current has with blue lights everywhere - they can give me a headache...)
Originally Posted by IvoryspikeSo apart from the programmable backlit and reactive type features, is this one the same for £50 less?
Originally Posted by CCL Product PageIlluminated keyboard, charming and fascinating
Originally Posted by lysolThese are available in all 4 common switch type (red, brown, blue, black) and several color of backlight. There is also a tenkeyless version out as well. There are a few improvement over the first version of shine, most notably v2 will remember the backlight setting between power off.
Originally Posted by m0ngyAnother lackluster review from Bit-tech.
I've had a Ducky II for a couple of months, and it's an excellent keyboard. It's almost perfect in it's minimalism, even to the extent it's purely plug and play, no software required. At the highest brightness setting the backlighting is certainly "garish", but no-one's going to use it. The lowest setting provides optimal visibility while being an excellent pitch, so it's really a mute point. The Cherry MX black keys suck (had a Thermaltake Meka G-Unit previously), few mechanical keyboard users buy them, but that didn't stop Bit-tech reviewing 'em, did it? With a purely linear feel and no tactile feedback they're merely OK for gaming, and they suck for typing. You'll find most people using browns or blues, often with rubber o-rings to cut down noise. I note you gave the K60 86%, yet it's not even backlit, which is pretty damn important. Oh, but it does have multimedia keys and that brushed aluminium is sooo sexy... talk about style over substance! Also, as others have commented, the UK RRP is ridiculous, and can be bought for around US$150 from any e-tailer, so that's another mute point.
Originally Posted by ShirtyBit-tech does component reviews well, but attempts to cater to a wider audience with the occasional peripheral/monitor review. These are at best opinion pieces written by reviewers whose expertise lies elsewhere, but are an entry point for those who don't venture into the forums too often.
A reviewer given a 'board with a switch type they don't get on with will likely heap criticism on it, whereas it will be the perfect choice for someone else.
Originally Posted by law99want vs need is coming on strong
Originally Posted by wafflesomdWish I could try a mechanical keyboard to see what all the fuss is about. Any reason as to why they're so expensive?
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