The Ducky One is designed with a narrower bezel compared to the previous Ducky keyboards, the thinnest bezel that we ever made. We tried to reduce the overall size without affecting the overall design of the keyboard. The keyboard looks much better with a modern, simple and minimalistic design.
The Ducky One with new designed that provided two-stage feet and it is different from the traditional monolithic feet. Users are able to change the angle for keyboard with the choice of three (feet folded, small feet and big feet).
Unlike the original Ducky mini-USB cable, Ducky One provides a cable that is more commonly used; the Micro USB data cable. Cable and keyboard can be separated.
ABS double shot keycaps are built by two different colors of plastic combined. The keycap surface and the character will not be worn out.
Double-shot keycaps are designed and engineered in a way to give the users the best feel and experience we can and at the same time decorated with special patterns to achieve the best look and usability all at once.
Under USB, the Ducky One can handle any number of simultaneous key presses. You can use the keyboard confidently in any situations knowing that there will never be ghosting or key blocking issue.
The Ducky One uses the fastest rate available under the USB interface, and updates the keyboard's status to the computer every 1 millisecond. This minimize the delay from when the keys are pressed and signal received by your computer.
Ducky brings adjustable repeat rate and repeat delay to USB keyboards. You can fine tune the repeat rate and repeat delay for gaming or your specific applications.
Note: USB Repeat Acceleration may work differently in different applications. Please use a suitable setting accordingly.
Details and Specifications
|Physical Layout||US QWERTY|
|Switch||Brown Cherry MX|
|Primary LED Color||Blue|
|Special LED Color||Blue|
|Keycap Print Method||Double Shot|
|Keycap Print Position||Top|
|USB Key Rollover||Full|
|Switch Mount Type||Plate|
|Built in Audio Port||No|
|Built in Mic Port||No|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty|
Over all I like it. The leds light the key legends evenly. I've read some complaints about the font used and the layout but I don't spend that much time looking at my keys so not that big of a deal.
The blue light is really nice. It's very bright on it's highest settings and nice and dim on the lowest; perfect for night time use.
I like the double shot keycaps. Not having to worry about the paint rubbing off and the legends becoming obscured is nice.
I'm don't think I like the brown switches as much as I like the blue switches in my Das Keyboard 4, but I believe that is more my expectations based off of what I have read versus the reality of brown switches. I do like them better than cherry mx reds though.
They keyboard is nice and heavy, the feet give it a comfortable angle, and the foot print is the smallest I've ever had in a full size, mechanical keyboard. Typing is very satisfying and I can see this keyboard being on my desk for several years to come. Or at the very least being in my regular rotation of keyboards.
My only real complaint is the cable that comes with the keyboard. My tower sits right next to my rather large desk. This is the ONLY keyboard I have ever owned (I have had this desk for 10 years) with a cable that is too short. Other keyboards I use/used: Logitech G15, Das Keyboard 4 Pro, Kul 87 TKL and IBM Model-M. All of those keyboards cables were more than long enough. Luckily I had a spare cable to plug in. Because of that I would rate it a 4 out of 5.
If this keyboard ever comes in an RGB variant I have no doubt I would add it to my collection. This is a very solid peripheral and one I highly recommend.