Ducky Channel DK9008 Shine 2 Keyboard Review
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Published: 29th October 2012 | Source: Ducky Channel | Price: £149.99 |
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.
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 Typeï¼š Cherry MX series
- Supporting Interface: USB
- Supporting Keysï¼š6-Key Rollover or N-Key Rollover
- Printï¼šDouble layer laser, engraved, UV-coated keycaps
- Levels Of Brightnessï¼š6 levels
- Lighting Modesï¼šFull Backlit, 60% Backlit & Selected Keys Backlit(with 2 Configurable Profiles)
- Lighting Effectsï¼š Pulsing, Reactive & Scrolling text marquee
- Multimedia Keysï¼š7 keys
- Adjustable LED brightness modesï¼š60%ã€Full Backlitã€Reactiveã€Selected Keys Backlit
- Locked LED brightness modesï¼šPulsingã€Scrolling text marquee
Most Recent Comments
I still use a Logitech Illuminated keyboard, which btw. is awezumz.Quote
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.
It's also dependant upon other features. This particular keyboard has n-key rollover. You can hold down the whole keyboard and every key registers. That's an expensive thing to implement.
So combine the two and you have a wildly differing price structure. Although equally there is some "brand pricing" as there is everywhere else. An Alienware isn't worth what they charge, a Vuitton bag doesn't cost more to make than a M&S one, the list is endless. Some manu's just choose to charge more.Quote
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