Well folks, it looks like we have another keyboard on our test bed. This time it's from Ducky, a brand we have yet to examine. More specifically, we're looking at the Ducky DK9087 Shine II tenkeyless keyboard.
The Shine II was a smash hit among enthusiasts all around the world, who praise it for its quality and awesome features. Perhaps the most unique thing about the Ducky Shine II is the amount of models available:
- Full size or tenkeyless
- Red LED, blue LED, green LED, white LED, pink LED, or yellow LED backlight (can be disabled for
boringpeople who prefer no light)
- Cherry MX Red, Black, Brown, or Blue switches
The model we have here is the DK9087 Shine II which is tenkeyless, and this particular one has a green LED backlight and Cherry MX Red switches. Unlike rubber dome keyboards including those fake "gamer" keyboards, the backlight is actually bright on mechanical keyboards. For those unaware of the difference with mechanical keyboards, please look here. But to break it down, mechanical keyboards offer unparalleled quality, a much better keypress feel, much more reliability, much more customization, and some unique features. Let's see if the Ducky Shine II includes all of this.