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NZXT Announces Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboards

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NZXT partnered up with Ducky to make the NZXT Shine 3 mechanical keyboard.

NZXT has launched its first mechanical keyboard called the NZXT Shine 3. If you're familiar with mechanical keyboards, you've probably already guessed where the name came from – Ducky. This is because NZXT has made the keyboard in collaboration with Ducky, and created an 'extremely limited edition NZXT Shine 3.'

The keyboard will feature Cherry MX Red switches that will have LEDs integrated to light up the key caps. The LED lighting features a number of different preset settings, but can also be user-configured to light up the desired keys only. Furthermore, the keyboard will have a detachable braided cable.

NZXT has priced the keyboard at $149.99, and it'll be available only through the NZXT Armory Store in both black and white.

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    houldendub , January 20, 2014 6:20 AM
    Huh, I wonder what's actually different to normal Duckys. To be fair I'd love that white one, white keycaps are almost impossible to get for Duckys :( 
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    The_Trutherizer , January 20, 2014 6:51 AM
    I was checking out some high end keyboards in stores this weekend. All the high-end boards have bad key shapes and sizes (shift especially) or generally bad layouts. Some cheaper ones have great layouts, etc, but poor quality materials. And then there are some high-end keyboards that have poor quality and layouts. One would think that some pretty serious studies have been done on what keyboard layouts are optimal by now.
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    toddybody , January 20, 2014 6:52 AM
    Beautiful keyboards. I love seeing backlit, mechanical boards without all the frills...coming from a Black Widow Ultimate owner :/ 
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    The_Trutherizer , January 20, 2014 6:52 AM
    I should add... The keyboard pictured looks good from what I can see.
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    Morbus , January 20, 2014 7:08 AM
    What's there to study? Just put the stardard QWERTY layout and a buttload of added keys for media and customizable functions and whatnot and you're set. Make it a mechanical, backlit and reliable, preferably PS2, and make it nice looking and I'd pay 200$ for it.
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    biggestinsect , January 20, 2014 9:14 AM
    That's the thing - we all have different wants. For me no extra keys and minimal casing are important, backlighting is preferred. Have a KB Vortex Race which I love but has non-standard key placement in a few places. NZXT selling Duckys will get the keyboard a much wider distribution channel - Newegg and the like. That white one is going to sell-out quickly.
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    digiex , January 20, 2014 9:36 AM
    Once upon a time, all keyboards in the market are "mechanical" keyboard, keys made of individual switches... until technology made it simpler.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , January 20, 2014 12:50 PM
    I wanted NZXT to make a keyboard for a long time, primarily to match their Phantom White cases. This doesn't match at ALL. No black inserts, no blue lights... I am disappointed.
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    falchard , January 20, 2014 1:02 PM
    I feel this keyboard would match nicely after an Oxi-Clean commercial.
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    el_bastardo74 , January 20, 2014 8:16 PM
    I wonder if they will make a tenkeyless?
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    el_bastardo74 , January 20, 2014 8:18 PM
    I wonder if they will make a tenkeyless?