Ducky Channel DK9008 Shine 2 Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Ducky Channel DK9008 Shine 2 Keyboard Review 


Ducky Channel are, although slightly strangely named for those of us who naturally speak English, a company that have only been around for a few years and put all their focus into high-quality mechanical keyboards. Whereas a lot of peripheral manufacturers have a whole range of products enabling users to stick to a single brand, Ducky Channel just make hardcore keyboards stuffed full of the very best switches.

From their large range we are taking a look at the DK9008 Shine 2. This is available in a range of lighting colours; Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, White or Pink. Although it would make a nice change to look at one of the more unlikely chromatic options, we have the blue model on hand. Unquestionably this is likely to be the biggest selling of the six colours available, such is the overwhelming prevalence of blue lighting.

Technical Specifications

Rather than focus upon a myriad of macro options, the customisation for the Shine 2 comes in the lighting department which has more options than we can recall ever seeing before. So does, as the Ducky Channel website claims, the Shine 2 enable us to "enjoy the functions and texture as the nobles do"? Let's find out.

  • Switch Type: Cherry MX series
  • Supporting Interface: USB
  • Supporting Keys:6-Key Rollover or N-Key Rollover
  • Print:Double layer laser, engraved, UV-coated keycaps
  • Levels Of Brightness:6 levels
  • Lighting Modes:Full Backlit, 60% Backlit & Selected Keys Backlit(with 2 Configurable Profiles)
  • Lighting Effects: Pulsing, Reactive & Scrolling text marquee
  • Multimedia Keys:7 keys
  • Adjustable LED brightness modes:60%、Full Backlit、Reactive、Selected Keys Backlit
  • Locked LED brightness modes:Pulsing、Scrolling text marquee
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Most Recent Comments

29-10-2012, 07:31:00


Today we're taking a look at a high-end mechanical keyboard from Ducky Channel, the Shine 2.

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29-10-2012, 08:46:46

I wish Ducky Shine keyboards where available in my country.

But, I see that this particular keyboard is available for $146 in the US, witch is a bit unfair, when compared to the European prices.Quote

29-10-2012, 08:48:32

I really don't get the whole mechanical keyboard pricing. Some of them are good and cheap, others are good and expensive. Does really brand and shape matter that much?

I still use a Logitech Illuminated keyboard, which btw. is awezumz.Quote

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