While many people are not a fan of collaboration’s in the tech space I really am. You can bring together two companies that excel in different ways and in the end come out with a really great product, that is what the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini is. Back when HyperX announced the first limited run of the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini it sold out almost immediately. Now we have a new colorway and another limited edition run, I expect it to sell out just as fast!
A 60% keyboard is not for everyone, but I feel like this keyboard is still extremely functional for its size. You really just have to get used to using the alternate functions. Many 60% keyboards actually cut down key / keycap size so they have a large learning curve, but you don’t have that with this keyboard. I was able to start using it no problem at all. On top of being able to easily start using this keyboard it felt so good, not only during gaming, but also just typing. That is because of the PBT keycaps as well as the very solid chassis. Overall this is one of the most comfortable and probably one of my favorite keyboards to use.
With that said this keyboard is not without its faults. Reviewing keyboards I am pretty accustomed to using software to setup my RGB lighting, macros, etc. Being that this is a technically a HyperX keyboard it would have been nice to use their NGENUITY software, but it is not supported. That means you have to do everything on the keyboard itself, which can be a little cumbersome. I also was a little disappointed in the USB cable that comes with the keyboard. It is rubber, not braided or anything like that. I actually can’t remember the last time I even reviewed a keyboard with a rubber cable.
HyperX will be selling this keyboard for $109.99 directly through HyperX’s online shop. This is basically a $10 premium on the Ducky One 2 Mini. That extra $10 is getting you HyperX’s red linear mechanical switches (rated up to 80 million keystrokes), the all black colorway, and the custom keycaps. I think it is definitely worth it. I would however act fast as HyperX will only have 6500 of these available for purchase and they go sale in 2 days on the 18th. Overall ThinkComputers gives the HyperX x Ducky One 2 Mini Gaming Keyboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– Extremely solid feel
– PBT keycaps
– HyperX mechanical switches
– Very comfortable to use
– Custom colorway and keycaps
– No software support
– USB cable seems cheap