Ducky One 2 RGB Pudding Edition RGB LED Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard

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Ducky One 2 RGB Pudding Edition Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
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$139.00
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
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$139.00
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
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$139.00
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
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$139.00
Cherry MX Silver thumbnailCherry MX Silver
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$139.00
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red
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$145.00

Keycaps

Backlighting

  • RGB LED Primary LEDs: RGB (SMD)
  • RGB LED Control LEDs: RGB

Details and Specifications

BrandDucky
ModelOne 2
SizeFull Size
Switch StemsMX
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Frame ColorBlack
Frame Top MaterialPlastic
Frame Bottom MaterialPlastic
Primary LED ColorRGB
Control LED ColorRGB
Hotswap SocketsNo
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleLimited
Linux CompatibleYes
Cord Length60 inches

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  • I originally wanted to get a Ducky Shine 7, but since the restock date got pushed back I decided to go for this one instead. At first I was disappointed that it didn't come with the USB-C cable needed to connect it, but then I lifted the bottom of the box and found it along with some extra yellow keys, the pudding spacebar (mine came out-of-box with the Year of the Ox spacebar), and a keycap remover. So seconding David's review -- check your box!

    As for the keyboard itself -- I'm not a mechanical keyboard aficionado by any means but I'm very happy with it so far. The keyboard feels nice and sturdy (and heavy), and the keys are smooth when typing. There are a lot of different RGB lighting options which you can cycle through easily with FN F10, some of them are a little obnoxious but look so so pretty. I also love the pudding keys more than I expected, they look good even when not illuminated but even better when they are, especially with the rainbow wave effects. (Also, as someone who used to visit relatives in Taiwan often as a child, I fondly remember going to the closest 7-11/Family Mart/Hi-Life to buy pudding, and now my keyboard will always remind me of that.)

    A minor downside is that a couple of the letter cutouts on the keys could be. sharper? You can kind of see it in the close-up sample pictures, like on the PgUp key. But that's an extremely minor detail that definitely doesn't impact my enjoyment of the keyboard. The other downside that I will echo from Adam Posavac's review is regarding the indicator lights for num lock, caps lock, etc. When the room is well-lit it's hard to see them from a normal sitting angle, I have to lean forward to check, but it's not really a big deal though.

    For a more in-depth analysis I recommend you check out some of the other reviews, like Adam Posavac's , Chuck R's, or JoshuaBaker's. Overall though, definitely five stars from me!

  • Update -- the missing pudding key was underneath the packing in the shipping box -- so all the upset key folks, check your box thoroughly (I had to unfold mine almost to flat) to find your keys.
    So this is a 5 for sure!

  • Ducky builds the best keyboards (they build Varmilo's btw). This is a great keyboard, weight is perfect for the plastic body, solid, on par with my Varmilos. Still give the edge to the Ducky Shine 7 -- which is my favorite for stability (Shines are delayed to 2022 due to chip shortage).
    There is only one issue, I have the full Ducky Pudding keycaps set on my Shine 7, and the return key and space bar on this keyboard are a slightly different shape than the puddings.
    Unfortunately, only the pudding space bar was included, so I have a return key that is a little off. So 4 of 5.
    Keys: Cherry MX Blues make me so happy and so fast, and I will be living on an island before I get to 10M characters.

  • This keyboard is great. It feels so good to type on that I was looking for an excuse to type with it, so here I am writing this review. I got the Cherry Red switches, and am enjoying the tactile and butter smooth actuation of the keys. The keyboard itself is made of high quality plastic and has a nice heft to it that makes it feel sturdy and well-made. Would definitely recommend this keyboard to people looking for a quality mechanical keyboard and willing to spend a little extra for the bells and whistles like RGB LED lights and the full-size keyboard.

  • If this review were of the keyboard alone it would be 5 stars. Its rigid, heavy, I love my choice in the keys and the pudding caps really light up well. The effects are cool too. Just something for when I'm not playing.

    Now for the critical.
    1. The cord that comes with it is a piece of cheap shit. Not sleeved and it has lettering printed on it. Thankfully it is swappable so I'll fix that.

    2. We get this nice spacebar, but its not Pudding'd, we get all these alternate colored blue caps that I would have loved to have used. but they don't allow for light to shine through and they are not pudding'd either. Which means that you are stuck with just the factory blacks unless you want weird black spots in your effects to happen.

    For the price of the product I'd expect the swappable caps to have matched and the cheapest of sleeved usb cables.

  • I purchased a Ducky One 2 RGB Pudding Edition RGB LED Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard last summer to replace my aging Blackwidow and I have been so impressed with the quality work and experience of this keyboard I am buying one for my office. The keys are soft to the touch. I purchased the cherry MX silent reds to minimize noise and I have not had complaints from my friends in discord or my wife in the room across the hall. Having macros added to the software would be a great improvement on this product, I hope it is in development. I still rate this 5/5 for how damn good it is. Add macro functionality to software please!

  • The colors are great and the keys are also great,

  • eh, its alright
    Don't get me wrong, switching from a membrane keyboard, this this is awesome, Cherry MX Red switches are really nice compared to rubber. The main two keyboards I was considering was this, or a Corsair K68. One of the main reasons that I chose this, was the ability to switch out keycaps, since this uses standard sizes (the k68 bottom row is special).
    In general, the rgb is fine, I don't especially care for any of the affects besides the aurora. Or just a rainbow cycling across the keyboard. A really big feature of this keyboard is the ability to make macros without any software. In my opinion, its a bit sloppy. I find myself having to try 2 or 3 times to get one macro set correctly. There are instructions in the manual, but I would have just preffered having software do it. Since the software is only for rgb. While the macro setting is very powerful, I still need to watch a walk through and retry a few times. Also, in the rgb software there is a function buried down option connecting with razer chrome connect. I haven't played with it at all, but its weird that the ability to connect with razer's software wasn't advertised anywhere.
    Something that confuses me is the media keys. I would have like at least a pause button, instead of a calculator shortcut. I can set a macro, so that instead of opening a calculator, its skips the music. But again I have had to try 3 times to get it set correctly. Another small gripe is the num lock, scr lock, and caps lock indicatior location. Its above the numberpad, below the media keys. At the angle I sit, I can't see it without leaning up. I would have preffered to have it above the arrow keys. Also, the markings showing what light is caps/scroll/etc lock is just stamped plastic. If the light is one, it almost blows out your vision, you have to find the correct lock to turn it off, just to be able to read the miniscule stamped plastic.

    Overall the keyboard is really good, but there are some flaws. For 130$, I would have preffered a macro software, that doesn't leave me feeling frustrated after using, and indicator lights I can actually see.

  • Pudding keycaps are awesome!!

  • Just go my keyboard in today. Two words: LOVE IT.
    I came from a second hand TT Esports RGB (with Kailh brown switches) that I used for a couple of years. The keys, while fine, did tend to make my fingers tired after extensive typing. They also just didn't seem as "tactile" as they should have been and they always felt a little scratchy. However, it came time to replace my old keyboard when I had some keys that were double firing and making my life miserable.

    I hesitated by buy a Cherry brown keyboard for fear that I might have similar issues and discomfort with the switches. After all, the difference on paper between Kailh (55g actuation) and Cherry (50g actuation) doesn't seem like it'd make a difference. But, I took the gamble on the brown switches and I honestly have to say that they make a world of difference! They are so much more comfortable to type on for my preferences than the Kailh browns and I'm glad I picked these switches.

    Of course, you're here to learn about this keyboard! They keyboard itself seems much better quality than I expected. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I expected. But, as soon as I got the box in hand it surpassed my expectations.

    First, the accessories:
    1. The included USB-C cable is hefty. It seems like a good quality thick cable akin to something that Anker would make. It also comes with a good-quality heavy-duty velcro strap (like an Anker cable) that's blue with the Ducky logo. It fits snuggly into the cable channel in the keyboard as well, so it won't come loose on its own.
    2. The extra keycaps are a nice addition. Mine were blue for the arrows, ESC, both Enter keys, Backspace, a Ducky logo and another 1x1 that just has an interesting design on it. My keyboard came with the Year of the Rat spacebar, which I think is pretty interesting and left it on the keyboard. It does also come with a standard, pudding-style spacebar to match the other keys.
    3. The keycap puller is wire with black and white plastic with the Ducky logo on one side and name on the other. Not the best key cap puller I've seen, but it gets the job done and isn't terribly difficult to use for the 1x1 and 1x1.25 keys. Though, it's kind of tricky on the others.
    4. Although I'll honestly probably never use it, the clear plastic dust cover is a nice touch.

    Pros:
    * The lights looks really good with the pudding caps. Granted, I don't have much to compare them to but way better looking that my previous keyboard.
    * The key caps feel really nice with a subtle texture. I just hope it doesn't wear down too quickly.
    * The font on the key caps is easy to read.
    * The volume/mute/calculator keys are great. I don't like a lot of clutter on my keyboard. One of the reasons I chose this over the Steel Series Apex Pro that I was eyeing.
    * Profiles can be saved on-board. This seems like such a minor pro, but for a Linux user it's a must-have. While we can finally adjust RGB via OpenRGB (which does work with this keyboard), not everything is tunable without the Windows software. However, if you can use the Windows software you can save that created profile to the keyboard and can easily switch to it later with key combos. This is the same reason that I chose my Logitech G502 Hero: set it once in Windows and use the hardware switches to jump between profiles in Linux. Lack of Linux support is also the reason that I passed on the Steel Series Apex Pro.
    * Full size (100%). I do a lot with my computer and I have uses for every key on the keyboard (even Scroll Lock) at some time or another. So, having the option of a full-size keyboard is great! You can't even build a 100% keyboard if you wanted to.
    * Sturdy. It's a pretty hefty keyboard that doesn't flex easily and doesn't slide around thanks to its rubber feet. it'll stay where you put it.

    Cons:
    * The lock indicator lights (scroll lock, caps lock, num lock) arent' very easy to see at an off-angle. I sit at about a 45 degree angle to my keyboard and, due to the shape of the key caps, you just can't see the lights. Depending on your lighting settings and ambient light, you may may or may not be able to see the reflection of the white lights off the key caps above the lights. It's a poor design, but given the space to work with, there aren't a whole lot of options. Still, I think if they had used raised rectangular lenses, it may have made it a little easier to see while not getting in the way of typing.
    * Under incandescent lighting, the lights don't seem as bright as I was led to believe. However, I usually sit in a fairly dimly lit room, so it's not a huge deal for me. Also, the lighting is kind of patchy in some areas. For example, the Caps Lock key is brightly lit on the right side, but almost not at all on the left. Sure, it's a nit-pick but something I noticed that makes it look a bit cheap aesthetically.

    Neutral:
    * The key cap wiggle on my board is about 1-2mm. It's not bad and doesn't make typing difficult at all. Totally acceptable to me.
    * Some of the symbols look a bit weird, such as the square brackets. Doesn't bother me since I'm a touch-typist. Probably more annoying though is the numpad font. On some keys it's fairly thick and bold, while on others, it's pretty thin. For example, on my keyboard "Home" on the numpad is big and thick while "End" is skinny and harder to see. "PgUp" and "PgDn" have the same issue, just not quite as drastic.

    At the end of the day, would I recommend this keyboard to somebody else? Absolutely. Without hesitation. It's reasonably priced for the quality, it's got nice functionality and you just can't build one of these. If you're in need of a 100% mechanical keyboard I would definitely recommend it. I've had it for less than a day and I'm already in love with it. We'll see how it holds up in the long run, but I seriously doubt I'll have to edit this review.

  • I had been using a Rosewill mechanical keyboard with MX Blue switches previously, and it started losing connection at random. Based on lots of reading, I selected the Ducky One 2 because of the following factors:

    - No cartoonish or overly aggressive / tactical design flourishes
    - PBT keys
    - Cherry switches
    - No reports of bad QA
    - Individual RGB-lit keys
    - Pudding caps make better use of the RGB light than opaque keys
    - 10 key

    First impressions:
    Pros:
    Feels solid
    Sound is nicer than the previous Rosewill keyboard
    RGB settings are easy to learn
    RGB modes I was hoping for are present
    Media keys work out of the box and are simple and convenient
    The fonts on the key caps are modern but not garish or overly futuristic
    USB-C connecter instead of mini-USB like the old keyboard - seems more solid

    Cons (I'm really picking nits):
    The space bar could sound a little better
    I'm not used to texture and shape differences yet
    Some of the letters on the key caps aren't perfectly formed, or they don't pass light evenly because of plastic structure inside the key caps.

  • EPIC DOOOOOOOD!!!!

  • I ordered this with the cherry MX silent red switches. It just arrived today and I love it already. Ducky included some blue keys if I wanted and tool to help remove them, as well as a space bar with a design on it. The colors are vibrant, customizable (although I really like the default anyway). I've never had a mechanical keyboard before, so my only comparison is my old membrane keyboard (Microsoft Sidewinder X4). It's comfortable to use. The keys are still a little clicky but still even quieter than my old keyboard. MechanicalKeyboards customer service also sent out regular order updates and was excellent with communication for where my order was the entire time. I highly recommend this keyboard.

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