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HyperX and Ducky One2 Mini RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 2)

Chad Sebring | May 6, 2020 at 5:15 am CDT - 3 mins, 49 secs time to read this page
Rating: 99%Manufacturer: HyperXModel: HX-KB2BL2-US/R1

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

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One look at the box and it is apparent that this is a HyperX product line, but they do share the top left corner with the Ducky name and logo. Along with a brilliant image of the keyboard taking up most of the panel, we see mentions of RGB, HyperX red linear switches, and English (US) layout, and of course, the name of the keyboard, One2 Mini!

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Laying the box onto its back, we find where the box is to be opened, and in that area, we find the company names again. That is all there is to see on this side of the box.

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Both of the ends of the packaging are identical. On each end, we find bright red used for the backdrop, with white text delivering the HyperX and Ducky names, as well as the One2 Mini name at the right.

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The second long side of the box has a bit more to read. Company names are presented first, and a warning that the One2 Mini is not waterproof or water-resistant. Next, we run into the contents of the package, where the keyboard, cable, accessory keycaps, keycap puller, and quick-start guide are listed. Next are the system requirements, which are pretty standard, a bit about dimensions, weight, and interface, before we see that the keyboard is made in Taiwan, at Ducky's facility.

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On the back of the box, we find the One2 Mini name at the left, and this time only HyperX to the right, above images of switches, and what reminds us of a Gamecube logo. The lower section explains what to expect from HyperX switches, where at the right, we see the mention of the two-year warranty.

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Upon opening the box, we found something that is not listed as coming with either the Ducky version nor were we told from HyperX, that this One 2 Mini comes with a dust cover, which is a nice little bonus. As to the keyboard, it is under the cover, wrapped in plastic, securely fit in the folded cardboard container. Under the keyboard, as well as in the thicker area at the back is where you will locate all of the goodies that come with this keyboard.

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Once everything is out of the box, you will find that the floor inside offers up information on the warranty, in many languages. The nuts and bolts are that defects are covered for two years, this warranty is not transferrable, and if the limited edition is gone, they value the product at what was paid.

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We have seen this explained as the quick-start guide, it says user manual on it, but you will be getting very close with this book! Skipping through the first half, as it is no in English, we ran into the second half where it is. It is there that you start to fathom the complexities of the One2 Mini and everything possible. Keep this close for the first week or so. If you run into anything you want to do, scan the book, and it will describe it in great detail.

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The 1.6 meters of the cable has a rubberized outer skin, with no signs of any braided materials. The hook and loop material which is currently wrapping the cable tightly and has the Ducky name and logo on it, and going even further, the USB Type-C and USB Type-A connections are gold plated and come with protective covers to keep dust out of them. For something so simple, a lot of attention to travel went into this one cable!

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Along with our One2 Mini, we found three smaller bags. One of the bags house the ducky keycap puller tool, which is a wire puller with the Ducky name on this side of the handle, and the logo on the other. We also get the Year of the Rat space bar and an escape key to replace the HyperX one, a Ducky logo key to use wherever, and a set of arrow keys. The bottom row has the HyperX key, and enter key I cannot fathom fitting and optional enter keycaps. All of them, double-shot PBT, for limited wear over a longer timespan.

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Lastly, we thought we should also feature the promotional SWAG that HyperX put out about a week or two ago, to help kick off this collaboration. We were delivered a cute yellow duck sporting a red shirt and a set of HyperX headphones!

Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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