Ducky Shine 3 DK-9008 Tuhaojin Gold (Cherry Green switches) Review

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Very few companies have made such a positive mark on the peripherals sector as the Taiwanese based ‘Ducky’. While their name is almost comical, their keyboards are rated as some of the best that money can buy. Today we look at their latest DK 9008 Shine 3 Tuhaojin Mechanical keyboard, cast in Aluminium, with a gold finish. This features the expensive Cherry Green MX Switches.

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Regular readers will know I am a devoted fan of mechanical keyboards, having owned many in the last decade, including DAS, Steelseries, Razer and in the past 24 months – Ducky. I have gathered quite a collection of Ducky keyboards – and the image above shows the Ducky Shine 3 DK-9008 Tuhaojin Gold sandwiched between two Ducky 2 keyboards I have been using in my office, and at home.

Main Features:

  • Aluminium top casing.
  • Dual layer PCB for extra durability.
  • Detachable cable for convenience.
  • Full LED back lighting.
  • 2 user customizable back lighting profiles.
  • Reactive lighting mode.
  • UV coated keycaps.
  • DIP switches for extra settings.

When we were offered a new Ducky Shine 3 it was actually one of the review products I was genuinely looking forward to testing. When they said it incorporated MX Green key switches my interest was heightened. Most of you guys will have a favourite key switch – I tend to gravitate towards Blue as they are the closest to the old IBM keyboards … although until recently I will admit I didn’t even though a company was using an MX green switch within a ‘mainstream’ keyboard.

Cherry MX
switch type
Feedback Clicky Actuation
force
Bottom-out
force
Red Linear No 45 g 60 g
Brown Tactile No 45 g 60 g
Blue Tactile Yes 50 g 65 g
Black Linear No 60 g 80 g
Green Tactile Yes 80 g 105 g

I know the topic of mechanical switches is confusing for many of our readers, so on the next page I take a look at the range of Cherry MX Switches, including the green design.

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Ducky Shine 3 DK-9008 Tuhaojin Gold (Cherry Green switches) Review, 3.8 out of 5 based on 45 ratings
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  • M

    I just wanted to say thank you for this highly informative review. Awesome.

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  • Jonathan Meadows

    Great write up, but I did find one small error. You said that whites have the same actuation force as greens – this is incorrect. They have an actuation force of 65g, not 80g, but you were right about the click being more quiet than both blue and green.

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