Ducky One 3 Classic Hotswap RGB Mechanical Keyboard w/ Quack Mechanics

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Ducky One 3 Classic Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
Cherry MX Silver thumbnailCherry MX Silver
Cherry MX Clear thumbnailCherry MX Clear
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red



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




  • Featuring Ducky's QUACK Mechanics design philosophy
  • Dual layer PCB w/ exclusive Kailh yellow hotswap sockets
  • Equipped with dual-layer, high-grade silicone and EVA foam sound dampeners
  • Cherry profile Double Shot PBT keycaps
  • 3-level adjustable feet and detachable braided USB-C cable
  • Per-key programmable RGB
  • Improved PCB design, V2 stabilizers, and remapped macro layout
  • May come with a Year of the Ox, Year of the Tiger, or Year of the Rabbit spacebar


The One 3 series features Ducky's all new QUACK Mechanics design philosophy which focuses on achieving best-in-class aesthetics, hotswap functionality, sound dampening, stabilizers, and more! The case for the One 3 maintains a low profile while allowing for a variety of color combinations with its unique 3-layer design. Enjoy the best acoustics you'll find in a prebuilt thanks to the One 3's silicone plate dampener and EVA foam case dampener.

The Ducky One 3 Classic is hot-swappable with Ducky's exclusive top-of-the-line Kailh Yellow Sockets. Ducky's V2 stabilizers provide improved stability, feel, and sound. Thick Double Shot PBT keycaps with seamless legends, 3-level adjustable feet, an improved PCB design, detachable braided USB-C cable, and an improved macro layout are just a few of the features that makes the One 3 rise above the rest.

Details and Specifications

ModelOne 3 Full-size
SizeFull Size
Switch StemsMX
Physical LayoutANSI
Logical LayoutUS QWERTY
Frame ColorBlack
Frame Top MaterialABS
Frame Bottom MaterialABS
Primary LED ColorRGB
Control LED ColorRGB
Hotswap SocketsYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Mac CompatibleYes
Linux CompatibleYes

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  • Ducky made a keyboard so good that I couldn't stop raving about it. And then they made this one, the One 3. On the surface it's very similar to the stellar One 2, but the keyboard has a sysstemic problem with keys repeating themselves. See this review? There's a double space and a double "S", neither of which were done by me. This keyboard has a brain of its own. So if you like keyboards that have this problem, by all means buy one. Otherwise stay away. It makes for good scrap metal.

  • I bought this one after looking through everything from fully custom to Logitech g815. I'm just looking for a quality quiet keyboard which lead me to Keychron, Drop, and Ducky for hotswaps and prebuilt. I settled on this over Keychron mostly due to overall style and keycaps. Drop is nice but I was looking at spending a total of $100 more after initial cost and dampening kits. It's been a good keyboard and I'm buying some silent tactiles to try out. Definitely recommend it. Sure it's plastic but it's solid and gives you legs for angle adjustment. All in all I'd buy it again

  • My review hasn't popped up here yet, so I'm leaving another--

    Overall, the keyboard has been great out of the box. I purchased it with Cherry MX Silent Red switches, and it's a marked difference (and improvement) moving from Razer Green switches. The only thing that feels a little off is the "thockiness" of the space bar (which doesn't really get absorbed sound-wise), but I'm going to pick up some o-rings to see if that takes care of the issue.

    On the other hand, I'm incredibly disappointed with MK's shipping process. I knew that the shipping date from my original order would likely get delayed, which wasn't a problem at all, but the packaging was atrocious. This arrived in a box with a ~6' sheet of craft paper bunched up toward one side of the box, with no padding of any kind between the keyboard box/shipping box, or on the left/right side of the board. I've worked in packaging at warehouses before,. Fortunately, the board doesn't seem damaged at all, but for spending ~$180, I definitely expect some kind of care/attention when it comes to shipping after waiting a month for the board to arrive.

    4/5 for the board -> 3/5 for handling -- if o-rings reduce the thock from the spacebar, I'll update this to 4/5.

  • I was experiencing pretty terrible chatters / duplication of key inputs / no register of key inputs. I was told to update firmware -- didn't help. Began looking for a new keyboard as the issues were too much of an annoyance, but decided to attempt downgrading my firmware and reupdating it. For some reason, my chattering issues ceased occurring on all but one key. I have no idea why this worked for me, as the firmware update previously indicated it was successful. Perhaps a fault in the firmware updater?
    I suggest anyone reading this to try downgrading the firmware (I downgraded to v1.07 from jan 11th 2022) and update the firmware back to current (v1.11 from oct 5th 2022 for me). If you're struggling to get the firmware to enable "start" button, I had to disable the keyboard via devices in the operating system, then unplug the keyboard, replug in, and THEN hit "start" once it un-greys. Too difficult IMO.

  • I loved the Ducky One 2. So I had to get this one. But the keyboard has a show-stopping problem!

    Occasionally when hitting a key, the same key activates twicee causing a double letter as you can see in this sentence. I didn't spell "twice" wrong. The keyboard did. I'm not kidding. None of my previous keeyboards have done this. This keyboard is just prone to these errors. I will happily delete this review if I can, if and when Ducky fixes the issue.

  • I ordered Ducky One 3 Classic (full size) with mx silent red switches and it arrived to me in Abu Dhabi, UAE without any problems. Yes, I paid for the additional shipment and waited a little bit, but it was worth the wait. Until today I was using the Leopold (full size) with mx brown switches and it was quite good for my home office work, but this keyboard is better - more robust build, silent and equally satisfying for typing, with added bonus of RGB lighting. I was unsure about silent red switches, but they work well. It is definitely a more balanced and stable keyboard when sitting on the desk. I may buy another one for the office use, it is perfect. No gaming here.

  • Coming from a GMMK 1, I'm extremely happy. I swapped in Glorious Panda switches and wow what a difference versus my older keyboard. Same great feel, but the acoustics are a lot more subdued and pleasing. No more clacky keys during Zoom calls. Construction is great, no creaks or rattles and though the top plate is not metal, I don't really notice this in day to day use. No issues with key chatter on 1.07 Firmware. The improved latency in games is also noticeable. Lack of software vs the Ducky Shine 7 I had in the past is a little disappointing, but a quick glance at the manual had me setting my preferred backlight color. Speaking of which, compared to the PBT keycaps that came with my Ducky Shine 7, these keys do not have any backlight uniformity issues. So I'm glad they got that straightened out. Unfortunately, while the backlighting is very good on this keyboard, it fails to accurately display the color White. Instead it's an odd gradient of pink and bright blue light. I understand why this is, but the GMMK was able to display White better in this regard. Not a dealbreaker.

    Overall, I'm very happy with this keyboard. There aren't a whole lot of options for a quality, full sized (which I prefer for work, I'm a programmer), hot-swappable keyboard out there and I definitely consider this an upgrade over Ducky products of the past and my previous GMMK keyboard.

  • LOVE the pink ducky keycaps it ships with! love the keyboard overall but PBT keycaps's defective edges remain a sore point for me due to manufacturing limitation but you don't really see it unless you flip the keyboard over or pull out the key caps.

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