HyperX, Ducky partner on One 2 Mini limited edition mechanical gaming keyboard
It's a Ducky design with HyperX switches.
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Gaming accessory and hardware maker HyperX announced today a new collaboration with keyboard manufacturer DuckyChannel International and its first product, a limited-edition Ducky One 2 Mini mechanical keyboard. The ultracompact two-tone keyboard uses HyperX's red linear switches combined with Ducky's custom double-shot PBT keycaps. It's got a 60% design, meaning it's 60% of the size of a standard full-size keyboard.
Even smaller than a tenkeyless keyboard, Ducky's 60% design drops the arrow keys as well as everything else that's typically right of the F12 key such as page up and down and home and end keys. The function keys are gone, too, and are moved to the number keys as a secondary function. You can program and record macros without software and save up to six profiles directly to the keyboard. This includes its per-key RGB lighting.
The reduced size gives you more room on your desk for mousing or just gaming on a smaller space in general. Plus, with a removable USB-C-to-USB-A cable, it's a good travel option.
HyperX's linear red switches, which are available on its Alloy Origins and Origins Core TKL keyboards, have a shorter actuation point and shorter travel time so they're more responsive while also being relatively quiet. Ducky's keycaps take advantage of the exposed LED design of the switches for brighter illumination and the double-shot PBT molding process means they'll keep their texture and key legends.
The $110 keyboard is a limited edition -- only 3,700 will be available worldwide -- to be sold directly on HyperX's site starting May 12 at 5 p.m. PT.