Last week, we received an interesting “gift” from HyperX — a Rubber Ducky with the HyperX logo carrying a keyboard and wearing headphones. Today we can announce that the mystery duck was a tease for a HyperX collaboration with Ducky for a limited edition mechanical keyboard: the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini.
In case you’re unfamiliar, HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology. We’ve reviewed numerous gaming products from them and have usually been pretty impressed. DuckyChannel International, or Ducky, on the other hand, is one of the top mechanical keyboard manufactures in the world with a solid reputation.
“Ducky is happy to work closely with HyperX to develop the Hyper X x Ducky One 2 Mini with HyperX switches to give users the best combined gaming keyboard experience. Our collaboration with HyperX is all about delivering solid and reliable mechanical gaming keyboards, we can’t wait for our users to use the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini.”Erik Hsieh, senior marketing executive, DuckyChannel International Co. Ltd.
With an ultra-compact form factor which is 60 percent the size of a full-sized keyboard, the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini utilizes HyperX switches with Ducky PBT double-shot keycaps. The keycaps include secondary functions printed on the side for quick sight recognition. In addition, the Ducky Macro 2.0 support gives gamers the option to personalize the LED lighting, customize macros, and set up to six custom hardware enabled profiles.
Full specifications of the keyboard include:
|Switch||HyperX Red Mechanical Switch|
|Light Effects||Per key RGB lighting|
|Connection Type||USB Type-C to USB Type-A|
|Key Rollover||N-key mode|
|Total T ravel Distance||3.8mm|
|Life Span (Keystrokes)||80 million|
|Dimensions||302 x 108 x 40mm|
|OS compatibility||Windows 7+|
A limited-edition mechanical keyboard, the HyperX x Ducky One 2 will be limited to 3,700 units and retails for US$109.99. It will be available from HyperX online starting on May 12.