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HyperX and Ducky One2 Mini RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | May 6, 2020 at 5:15 am CDT - 2 mins, 32 secs time to read this page
Rating: 99%Manufacturer: HyperXModel: HX-KB2BL2-US/R1

DOOM Eternal & Warzone

In our experience, for the same reasons we tend to migrate to a TKL, we find that this sixty-percent layout offers a better position of our hands. The closer they were with just a small change of the distance of a set of arrow keys can make all the difference in long-term comfort. When running and spraying in Warfront, we found two things. Our hands are too heavy to use red switches, as we did find ourselves strafing at odd times, or when our pinky hit the Tab, Caps, or Shift keys and strange things can happen.

After a few rounds of Warfare and PUBG, we were able to retrain our muscle memory and were able to get back in form relatively quickly. Doom is a bit of a different bird in the way it is played. Precise moments can be the key to success or falling off a platform. It took you forever to figure out how to get to in the first place. Initially, we were accidentally pressing movements as we arranged our hands to hit the boost when vaulting long gaps, but again, with a bit more finesse and practice, we got much better.

As to the features that the One2 Mini RGB brings to the table, you have six profiles accessible to you, and you can remap and Macro the snot out of the keyboard layout, all without a drop of software needed! You can keep profiles for all of your favorite titles; you can access mouse movement with the Function layer, and even set the lighting to match the game being played if desired.

Windows and Productivity

Daily use started slowly with just the basics, chatting to friends, posting on social media, things like that, with gaming mixed in. However, with the manual in hand, and as time progressed and we got more familiar with the One2 Mini, we found less use for the mouse. With so much available in such a small space, once used to contorting your hand for Function or Function+Alt use, you can get by with something like this without much of a feeling of not having the 104-key options.

When Ducky designed this keyboard, they thought about shortcuts, and with the white print contrasting off the black keycaps, even in the dark, you can see what you need to be pressing to save needing to reach away from the keyboard! We have now completed a few reviews, everything from naming images to spitting out thousands of words, and on the most basic level, we see no reason to pass on something like this, for those that find standard offerings too big for the desk!

Even though we would love to see a stiffer tactile switch offered in this model, we will go with what we have! We are digging the One2 Mini, and pondering it as our new go-to review writing mechanical keyboard, and that says a lot in our minds, as not just any keyboard stays on our desk!

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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