Ducky Shine 3

Review: Ducky Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard

A few weeks ago I posted some rambling commentary about choosing your input devices.  That post then spiraled into an overview and my thoughts on the EC Technology High Quality 8200 DPI Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse … yes, really.  That’s the name they gave that thing.  Regardless of the obnoxious name, the mouse is excellent and has continued to function perfectly well and provide a great experience since I reviewed it.

Now, let us consider the companion product – a good mechanical keyboard.  This one has a far simpler name, the Ducky Shine 3.

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Windows-10

Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft recently announced Windows 10 to much fanfare and then opened up the Technical Preview to the general public to take the new operating system for a spin.  This is great news for geeks like me that are always looking for a shiny new toy to play with.  In this article, I’ll explain how you can get a copy of the preview for yourself.  I’m also including a companion video to walk you through the installation process using Oracle’s VM VirtualBox.

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EC Technology Gaming Mouse

Review: EC Technology 8200dpi Mouse

I think that one of the most often overlooked aspects of putting together (or buying) a computer are the input devices.  Most consumers simply use what comes with the machine they bought at their favorite retailer and don’t think twice about how much better their experience could be.  Gamers, on the other hand, spend a lot of time figuring out what keyboard and mouse combination best fits their playing style and needs.  I fit in the latter category.

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