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Recently, I have grown tired with my keyboard and I was looking for something new. Of course, it is essential to find a keyboard that is compatible with OSX, and is easy to find. I am really interested in the ducky shine 3, but I can't find the specific keyboard I am looking for, in stock, anywhere. Does anyone know of a place that has the ducky shine 3's with cherry browns in stock? If not, what other backlit, mechanical keyboards can you recommend? I saw the corsair k70 which I'm pretty sure is compatible, and there is also the cm storm quickfire ultimate. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
 
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Yea ducky keyboards are really hard to find. This is the only place i've been able to find them. http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=ducky+shine

I don't know if it is mac compatible, but I would also take a look at the TTesports Poseidon with MX browns.
http://www.ttesports.com/productPage.aspx?p=135&g=ftr#.Uxk1gPRdWK0
I've searched everwhere and can't seem to find out if they work with OS X or not

I currently use a CM Storm Quickfire TK with Cherry MX Browns. Its a great compact keyboard the only problem is that the numkey on the right hand side doesn't switch to numbers in OS X (i knew this when buying it). Not a big deal for me but may be for others.
 
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I can recommend Daskeyboard (http://www.daskeyboard.com). I'm using Model S Ultimate and it works out of the box with OS X. You just need to switch alt and cmd if you don't get the specific mac model.
 
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Corsair is my brand of choice. Period

I personally use the older K60 but if I were buying now, I'd say go for the K70 if you're an FPS Gamer (CoD, BF4, Titanfall, etc.) or the K95 if you're an MMO player (WoW, LoL, Dota 2, etc.)
 
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Depends if you want a full keyboard, one without right-hand number keys (tenkeyless), or the aesthetically superior 60% solution (size similar to the latest Mac wireless keyboard)
 
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I have been using a matias Tactile Pro 4 keyboard for a year now and I love it. It is loud which is the only con but it does come with the mac key layout.
 
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Recently, I have grown tired with my keyboard and I was looking for something new. Of course, it is essential to find a keyboard that is compatible with OSX, and is easy to find. I am really interested in the ducky shine 3, but I can't find the specific keyboard I am looking for, in stock, anywhere. Does anyone know of a place that has the ducky shine 3's with cherry browns in stock? If not, what other backlit, mechanical keyboards can you recommend? I saw the corsair k70 which I'm pretty sure is compatible, and there is also the cm storm quickfire ultimate. Any other suggestions? Thanks!





I am using K70 for half a year already. I really like this keyboard.:thumbup:
Not even speaking about the keys on it yet, just the volume wheel itself is a joy to use.
When you get used to it, you will never go back to the fn+F1 or something like that again.
Also that brown switches are perfect for me, I do play some games, league , battlefield and stuff.
When off gaming, when you type it is not very loud,(like my last keyboard blue switches black widow).
Razer does make some pretty decent products, but I think most of their products are not very solid.
The only thing I like is DeathAdder, and now they have this "RAZER MADE NEW ORANGE AND GREEN SWITCHES"... To be honest, I don't really buy that one.....I just think that razer does this so they don't have to use the decent Cherry switches again....
I think that K70 is not a bad choice. I just built a duo boot hackintosh, and it worked fine in OS X.
 
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