Ducky Zero DK2108 Mechanical Keyboard Review
Tim Mammatt / 97 days ago
It’s been a while since I’ve managed to get a new brand of keyboard in at eTeknix, but today I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to review one of the latest keyboards to hit the market from Ducky. Not everyone has heard of the brand Ducky before, especially in the UK where they are only really starting to make more of an appearance. However, others will know Ducky as one of the best mechanical keyboard producers on the planet, with a wide range of high end mechanical keyboards in their product portfolio. The Ducky product we are looking at today is the Ducky Zero DK2108 mechanical keyboard. Since this is the first Ducky keyboard I’ve had the chance to lay my hands on, I cannot really compare to the other models that Ducky produce, but can compare against the many other mechanical keyboards from the likes of Tt eSPORTS, CM Storm and others.
Mechanical keyboards are in a league of their own when it comes to typing and gaming, with various switches offering different characteristics that appeal to gamers, typists or even both. This particular Ducky keyboard I’m reviewing today is of the Cherry MX brown switch flavour, which tends to be best suited to light gamers and typists. Ducky keyboards tend to be relatively plain compared to other mechanical keyboards on the market and opt for quality over design, but before I delve into how the keyboard looks, lets just take a quick look at what to expect:
- Lockable Windows Key for Gaming.
- Adjustable volume control.
- Dual Layer PCB.
- Laster printed dual layer ABS Keycaps.
- N-Key Rollover via USB.
- Replacement WASD Keys.
- Keycap Puller.
More and more we are seeing keyboards with the ability to remove and customise the key caps, so we’ll take a closer look at this later. The Zero series are meant to be the budget end of Ducky’s product range, thus do not have as many features as the flagship “Shine” series do. To maintain the lower cost of the Zero series, Ducky have chosen not to have LED back lights, instead only using LEDs for the NumLk, Caps Lock, ScrLk and NKR key (F12).
Ducky have gone for a very simple design, much like their products, for the packaging, so much so, I’m only going to include these two photos below as that it pretty much the extent of the packaging. The colour theme is black, white and red, with the logo featuring the Ducky Duck.
The rear of the box contains a brief list of the various features and some technical details.
Inside the box the contents are kept very simple; the keyboard, key cap puller and four pink WASD key caps.
Lets now take a closer look at the Ducky Zero DK2108 keyboard.