Author Topic: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!  (Read 24647 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline linziyi

  • Posts: 386
  • The one with many questions
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:00:55 »
YES! Gonna have one!
Ducky DK9008G2 Pro

"Much to learn you still have" --Yoda


Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:03:49 »
You guys should posts pics just showing the piles and piles of keyboard boxes!!

Offline naokira

  • Posts: 409
  • Location: Laguna, Philippines
  • The King in the North
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:07:08 »
"DK9008G2 PRO PBT Grey keycaps (Dark Grey Cherry MX)"

Dat pain...
FaceW in LZ-CE

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:13:38 »
You guys should posts pics just showing the piles and piles of keyboard boxes!!

Haha, we used to actually do this.

We'll be sure to once the Shine 3 shipment comes in because that one will be huge.
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline nsrexler

  • Posts: 154
  • Location: United States
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:16:36 »
Already ordered mine  :D
I had a script set up to watch the page.

Offline actionbastard

  • Posts: 57
  • Location: California
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:29:03 »
In for some greens.  ;D

Time to finally replace this chattering Xarmor.
XArmor U9BL-S | Ducky DK9008G2 PRO | ErgoDox (soon)

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 11:34:43 »
In for some greens.  ;D

Time to finally replace this chattering Xarmor.

Oh wow.  That's going to be a serious upgrade.
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline dante

  • Posts: 2553
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 15:11:04 »
I think your 'just arrived' php took a big ol stinky dump

Offline rowdy

  • HHKB Hapster
  • * Erudite Elder
  • Posts: 21054
  • Location: melbourne.vic.au
  • Missed another sale.
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 15:14:53 »
Warning: extract() [function.extract]: First argument should be an array in XXXXX

:(

(edited)
« Last Edit: Fri, 21 June 2013, 11:22:47 by ShakeR »
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

Offline boost

  • BOSTMOBILE
  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 3286
  • NY Giants!!!
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 15:27:31 »
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Why you no sell the dyesubs separated ?  :p
"Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines."

-Enzo Ferrari

Offline Photoelectric

  • * Administrator
  • Posts: 6753
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 15:28:05 »
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Why you no sell the dyesubs separated ?  :p

Hopefully soon!
- Keyboards: LZ-GH (Jailhouse Blues)M65-a, MIRA SE, E8-V1, MOON TKL, CA66
- Keyboard Case Painting Tips -
- Join Mechanical Keyboards photography group on Flickr -

Offline missalaire

  • Great Finder of Great Finds
  • Posts: 1397
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 15:55:41 »
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Why you no sell the dyesubs separated ?  :p

Could always find someone interested in just the board itself maybe :P
Ducky DK9008S2 Blue LED | Ducky DK2108S OMG | Ducky DK9008S2 White LED | Ducky YOTD | CM QuickFire TK LE | Filco MJ2 TKL custom | Trik Alu Skin Custom

Mechanical keyboards are primarily vessels for novelty keycaps...
Please do NOT PM me regarding finding deals for specific products, I do not take personal requests!

Offline rootwyrm

  • Posts: 829
  • The Hands of Steel
    • My Website!
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 15:56:07 »
You better be saving one of those MX Green / Dark Gray PBTs for me...
"I remain convinced I am the only person alive who has successfully worn out an IBM Model M mechanically."
Daily Drivers: Adesso 625 (NPKC PBT / Kailh Blue), Rosewill RK9000V2 (KC PBT / MX Brown), 1994 Model M13, Sun Type4, and the rare IBM 1394540.

Offline kenmai9

  • Unicornforce
  • * Exquisite Elder
  • Posts: 2156
  • Location: Orange County, CA
  • Skrrr
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 16:16:42 »
Your page is broken on iOS.

Works on my computer but doesn't on my iphone. Just thought you might want to know.
Edit: Doesn't work on my pc now either
« Last Edit: Thu, 20 June 2013, 09:03:58 by kenmai9 »

Offline jabar

  • Posts: 848
  • Location: TX, USA
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 19 June 2013, 17:36:58 »
Dark Greys or Greens?

I've owned Greens before, which I do like, but I'm feeling more Dark Greys because of the sheer rarity (who else will ever release a Dark Grey keyboard?!).
Leopold FC660C - Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 - Ducky DK9008 Shine II 78 Edition - Noppoo Choc Mini - Cherry G80-2100HDD - Cherry G80-8113HDPUS - Plu-M87 - Leopold FC700R Ergo Clears - Deck Legend Frost 105 - IBM F PC Keyboard - IBM M 122 (Lexmark) - Apple Extended Keyboard II

Phantom 7bit

Offline Sai

  • Posts: 820
  • Location: SG
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 20 June 2013, 00:35:40 »
Your page is broken on iOS.

Works on my computer but doesn't on my iphone. Just thought you might want to know.

its broken on my pc as well. chrome on windows xp.
- WTB/WTT - Cotton Candy Brobot V2

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 11:28:47 »
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Why you no sell the dyesubs separated ?  :p

Hopefully soon!

Very unlikely.

Dark Greys or Greens?

I've owned Greens before, which I do like, but I'm feeling more Dark Greys because of the sheer rarity (who else will ever release a Dark Grey keyboard?!).

Rarity is a great word choice.  We asked for (50) and received (17).  I'm guessing they may have made 25 - 50 (or even 17).

We fixed the page!  Very sorry about that!  Ducky updated the SKUs of all the Dye-Subs and our system did not like it very much when we did the same.

IMPORTANT note:
--------------------

Ducky will likely never make PBT Dye-Subs again.  They are the thickest I've ever seen, and they are super nice, but apparently production is an absolute nightmare and very costly.  I've been given the clear impression that if Ducky could go back in time, they never would have made the Dye-Subs, so I highly doubt key cap sets or more Dye-Subs will be coming anytime soon.  You've been warned :)




MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline Flyersfan1

  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 1208
  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Hi!
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 13:07:00 »
I ordered some greens to field test this weekend, I'm praying I like them.  Will be ordering a blue board if they aren't my cup of tea.
Quote from: Photekq
i know people who think salt is spicy

Offline nsrexler

  • Posts: 154
  • Location: United States
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 14:50:30 »
Ducky will likely never make PBT Dye-Subs again.  They are the thickest I've ever seen, and they are super nice, but apparently production is an absolute nightmare and very costly.  I've been given the clear impression that if Ducky could go back in time, they never would have made the Dye-Subs, so I highly doubt key cap sets or more Dye-Subs will be coming anytime soon.  You've been warned :)

Damn, well in that case I'm glad I grabbed one when I did. Ducky is their own keycap OEM, correct? I wonder what they're going to do with all the equipment to make these keycaps.

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 15:01:34 »
ShakeR YGPM!
« Last Edit: Fri, 21 June 2013, 15:33:22 by ray4jc »

Offline rootwyrm

  • Posts: 829
  • The Hands of Steel
    • My Website!
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 23:21:10 »
Ducky will likely never make PBT Dye-Subs again.  They are the thickest I've ever seen, and they are super nice, but apparently production is an absolute nightmare and very costly.  I've been given the clear impression that if Ducky could go back in time, they never would have made the Dye-Subs, so I highly doubt key cap sets or more Dye-Subs will be coming anytime soon.  You've been warned :)

Tell those whiners to go talk to IBM and/or Unicomp. PBT doesn't need to be ridiculously thick, but those are the guys who know how to do it, and the dye-sub part is ridiculously cheap. (Seriously!) Besides, trust me, I can show them thicker ABS double-shots - which I'm quite sure cost a small fortune. They can make PBT dye-subs economically. :P

Why yes, I DO want a White/Gray set as a separate orderable SKU, however did you guess?
"I remain convinced I am the only person alive who has successfully worn out an IBM Model M mechanically."
Daily Drivers: Adesso 625 (NPKC PBT / Kailh Blue), Rosewill RK9000V2 (KC PBT / MX Brown), 1994 Model M13, Sun Type4, and the rare IBM 1394540.

Offline Photoelectric

  • * Administrator
  • Posts: 6753
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 23:23:13 »
I do too, and I almost got a full keyboard to get it but... I stopped myself.  If at some point the separate PBT sets become available, as they are to Ducky Nordic in some quantity, I'd be all over those.
- Keyboards: LZ-GH (Jailhouse Blues)M65-a, MIRA SE, E8-V1, MOON TKL, CA66
- Keyboard Case Painting Tips -
- Join Mechanical Keyboards photography group on Flickr -

Offline therecorder

  • Posts: 442
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 23:56:06 »
All of these keyboards are listed as PCB mounted...  Is this a mistake?

Offline ARod

  • Posts: 8
  • Location: Melbourne, FL
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 08:55:48 »
I picked up a Dark Grey & Blue with MX Blues and if they are still around next week a Gray Switch one.

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 10:46:44 »
All of these keyboards are listed as PCB mounted...  Is this a mistake?

Yes.  Fixed.
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 10:47:32 »
I picked up a Dark Grey & Blue with MX Blues and if they are still around next week a Gray Switch one.

Excellent choice!  That's probably the exact one I'll be leaving home with Tuesday :)
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 10:48:12 »
I picked up a Dark Grey & Blue with MX Blues and if they are still around next week a Gray Switch one.

Excellent choice!  That's probably the exact one I'll be leaving home with Tuesday :)

ShakeR I sent you a PM!

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 10:49:38 »
Ducky will likely never make PBT Dye-Subs again.  They are the thickest I've ever seen, and they are super nice, but apparently production is an absolute nightmare and very costly.  I've been given the clear impression that if Ducky could go back in time, they never would have made the Dye-Subs, so I highly doubt key cap sets or more Dye-Subs will be coming anytime soon.  You've been warned :)

Tell those whiners to go talk to IBM and/or Unicomp. PBT doesn't need to be ridiculously thick, but those are the guys who know how to do it, and the dye-sub part is ridiculously cheap. (Seriously!) Besides, trust me, I can show them thicker ABS double-shots - which I'm quite sure cost a small fortune. They can make PBT dye-subs economically. :P

Why yes, I DO want a White/Gray set as a separate orderable SKU, however did you guess?

It's not just the materials that are costly.  It's the defects.  Apparently, it took many, many runs before they could produce them correctly.  The defect rate was just too high.
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline ARod

  • Posts: 8
  • Location: Melbourne, FL
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 11:01:50 »
I picked up a Dark Grey & Blue with MX Blues and if they are still around next week a Gray Switch one.

Excellent choice!  That's probably the exact one I'll be leaving home with Tuesday :)

How many Gray Switch ones do you have left?

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 11:03:44 »
ShakeR

If I was to sell my 2 month old ducky shine II on geekhack to another member can the warranty be transffered to them?

I'm considering getting of these dye-sub boards but would have to sell my current board first.

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 11:06:57 »
I picked up a Dark Grey & Blue with MX Blues and if they are still around next week a Gray Switch one.

Excellent choice!  That's probably the exact one I'll be leaving home with Tuesday :)

How many Gray Switch ones do you have left?

Plenty.  We've only sold a couple.  We will sell out of these, but it will likely take some time.  You've probably got at least a few weeks before they're all gone, so I wouldn't sweat it.  Only a select few have the required finger strength to type on a full set of Gray MXs ;)
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline ShakeR

  • * Moderator
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 148
    • http://mechanicalkeyboards.com
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 11:07:34 »
ShakeR

If I was to sell my 2 month old ducky shine II on geekhack to another member can the warranty be transffered to them?

I'm considering getting of these dye-sub boards but would have to sell my current board first.

I saw this PM.  I'm looking into it with Ducky.  Should have something for you soon.
MechanicalKeyboards.com - What do you type on?

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 11:11:08 »
ShakeR

If I was to sell my 2 month old ducky shine II on geekhack to another member can the warranty be transffered to them?

I'm considering getting of these dye-sub boards but would have to sell my current board first.

I saw this PM.  I'm looking into it with Ducky.  Should have something for you soon.

Awesome! Thanks man.

Wish those gray switches were the tactile variant!


Offline Meijiera

  • Posts: 3
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 12:41:01 »
Hey I just got this keyboard in the mail today and its got blue led instead of purple did they just switch the keycaps for the DK9008 G2 Pro?

Offline InAComaDial999

  • Posts: 8
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 12:44:55 »
Just got my 9008G2 Pro Dark Gray PBT with Clears in this morning - ordered it on Wednesday, excellent service as always from mechanicalkeyboards.com.

Pics!
WASD V2 w/Browns | Ducky 9008G2 Pro PBT w/Clears | Filco Majestouch 2 w/Blues | Filco Ninja TKL w/Reds

Offline Photoelectric

  • * Administrator
  • Posts: 6753
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 12:45:07 »
I wonder if the purple LED is only for some models and is switch-dependent.  But the promo photos were all generic with purple?
- Keyboards: LZ-GH (Jailhouse Blues)M65-a, MIRA SE, E8-V1, MOON TKL, CA66
- Keyboard Case Painting Tips -
- Join Mechanical Keyboards photography group on Flickr -

Offline Meijiera

  • Posts: 3
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 12:55:55 »
I kind of just assumed that all models would come in purple leds but regardless the model that i ordered was suppose to be purple? I was just wondering if I'm the only one with blue led? I ordered the brown switches on Light Grey & White version. I'm going to assume if you ordered something other than the four popular mechanical key switches that you are going to get purple because they would have to spend too much time switching the switches and keycaps?

A link if you want :D
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=470

Offline linziyi

  • Posts: 386
  • The one with many questions
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 12:58:35 »
Waiting for someone to post a review or open-box!
Ducky DK9008G2 Pro

"Much to learn you still have" --Yoda


Offline InAComaDial999

  • Posts: 8
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:10:57 »
Here's my review of my brand-new 9008G2 Pro - Dark Gray PBT with Clears.  Copy/pasted from another forum:

Great, speedy service from Mechanicalkeyboards.com as always -- I ordered it this Wednesday and it got here this morning.

I've only ever typed on Reds and Blues, so the Clears are a new experience. I decided I wanted something stiffer than the Blues but without the extra click. I think I hit the sweet spot here. These take a lot more force than Blues do -- even though the spring is only rated 5g higher than the one on blues, the tactile bump is a lot bigger, so the net effect is that they push back a lot more than just the 5g would indicate. I think for me the amount of tactility is just right.

As far as the board, it's pretty sweet. There are no logos at all on the case, the only Ducky symbols anywhere are on the two Windows keys. The case is actually a very dark gray, definitely not as black as my G2 Pro TKL. The dye-subbed PBT keycaps look fantastic. The printing is extremely neat; I had read some concerns about aliasing / jaggies on the letters but there is none at all to be found.

One thing I noticed when removing the 'D' key for the photo: these caps are a lot harder to remove and install than the ABS ones. You really have to take your time taking them off, and when putting them on the stems there is a 'POP' when you seat it all the way, almost like there is a ridge on the inside of the stem. Not a big thing but I guess it means swapping these would take longer and more care.

That's about all I can think of to say about it. I am 100% satisfied with it and it's going to become my new daily driver for coding and writing. I expect I will still use my TKL with reds for gaming, but I am going to give it a try with this as well and see how I like it.
WASD V2 w/Browns | Ducky 9008G2 Pro PBT w/Clears | Filco Majestouch 2 w/Blues | Filco Ninja TKL w/Reds

Offline InAComaDial999

  • Posts: 8
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:13:10 »
Oh -- and the LEDs on my G2 Pro are blue as well.  The info on mk did say the LEDs were purple, but they are indeed blue.  I don't mind, didn't even occur to me until I read about it here.
WASD V2 w/Browns | Ducky 9008G2 Pro PBT w/Clears | Filco Majestouch 2 w/Blues | Filco Ninja TKL w/Reds

Offline Photoelectric

  • * Administrator
  • Posts: 6753
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:14:17 »
My Ducky Shine II also has the same kind of keycap mechanism: the keys POP in with a noticeable sound.  Until you pop them in properly, they sit a bit tall and noticeably out of alignment.
- Keyboards: LZ-GH (Jailhouse Blues)M65-a, MIRA SE, E8-V1, MOON TKL, CA66
- Keyboard Case Painting Tips -
- Join Mechanical Keyboards photography group on Flickr -

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:17:54 »
Just got my 9008G2 Pro Dark Gray PBT with Clears in this morning - ordered it on Wednesday, excellent service as always from mechanicalkeyboards.com.

Pics!

Which keys are backlit? Can you get a pic of it lit up?

Offline ARod

  • Posts: 8
  • Location: Melbourne, FL
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:22:38 »
Just got my 9008G2 Pro Dark Gray PBT with Clears in this morning - ordered it on Wednesday, excellent service as always from mechanicalkeyboards.com.

Pics!

Which keys are backlit? Can you get a pic of it lit up?

Believe it's WASD, ScrLk, NumLock & Caps.

Offline InAComaDial999

  • Posts: 8
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:26:42 »
Which keys are backlit? Can you get a pic of it lit up?

The WASD cluster has switchable backlighting, and the caps/num/scroll lock keys have it as well.  It comes with a set of red WASD keys with translucent letters, but I have not installed those.  Not sure how informative it will be, but here is a pic of them lit up.  The regular keycaps are not translucent, and the PBT is way too think to let light through.
WASD V2 w/Browns | Ducky 9008G2 Pro PBT w/Clears | Filco Majestouch 2 w/Blues | Filco Ninja TKL w/Reds

Offline dorkvader

  • Posts: 6282
  • Location: Boston area
  • all about the "hack" in "geekhack"
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:36:35 »
Which keys are backlit? Can you get a pic of it lit up?

The WASD cluster has switchable backlighting, and the caps/num/scroll lock keys have it as well.  It comes with a set of red WASD keys with translucent letters, but I have not installed those.  Not sure how informative it will be, but here is a pic of them lit up.  The regular keycaps are not translucent, and the PBT is way too think to let light through.
Looks about perfect to me. I like the sort of underglow effect.

these look like really nice keyboards. Can you comment on the surface roughness of the PBT? I find it is different for SP vs feng Vs old/new IBM unicomp PBT and am curious as to how you would characterize yours.


Anyone want to trade keycaps? I really want clear or (maybe) green switches, and the grey/white keycaps, but sadly the combination is not to be made.
« Last Edit: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:39:03 by dorkvader »

Offline InAComaDial999

  • Posts: 8
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:50:19 »
these look like really nice keyboards. Can you comment on the surface roughness of the PBT? I find it is different for SP vs feng Vs old/new IBM unicomp PBT and am curious as to how you would characterize yours.

I don't have any other PBT caps to compare it to, unfortunately.  The roughness is there, but it is very subtle, like a very gentle powdery texture.  It's not something that jumps out at you.  I like it better than the completely smooth feel of my Filco Ninja or my G2 Pro TKL with ABS switches.  Comparing it to a Cherry doubleshot ESC key from elitekeyboards, the texture is more noticeable on the doubleshot than on the PBTs.

The caps feel really solid and nice, and the sound they make if you bottom them out is substantial, it's not a thin plastic clack for sure.
WASD V2 w/Browns | Ducky 9008G2 Pro PBT w/Clears | Filco Majestouch 2 w/Blues | Filco Ninja TKL w/Reds

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14661
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • because reasons.......
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 13:53:37 »
For you guys that have one of these is the plate black or gray?

Offline linziyi

  • Posts: 386
  • The one with many questions
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 14:10:10 »
Are these plate mounted or PCB mounted?
Ducky DK9008G2 Pro

"Much to learn you still have" --Yoda


Offline Photoelectric

  • * Administrator
  • Posts: 6753
Re: Ducky Dye-Subs are in!
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 14:11:21 »
I'm fairly sure they are plate-mounted.
- Keyboards: LZ-GH (Jailhouse Blues)M65-a, MIRA SE, E8-V1, MOON TKL, CA66
- Keyboard Case Painting Tips -
- Join Mechanical Keyboards photography group on Flickr -