Mechanical keyboards are one of those things you either love or hate. While they do reap many benefits such as an improved action, high durability, customisation options, long life switches and more, they also come with some down sides, such as many of them being considerably louder to type on than a membrane keyboard, more expensive, heavier and for the most part we tend to see less bonus features on mechanical keyboards.
Ducky have long been king when it comes to mechanical keyboards, with a range that spans from budget friendly to the extravagantly expensive, or typically £60-200. Sure there will be people out there that prefer other brands and there are plenty of great ones to choose from, but Ducky have one of the best reputations in the business and one of the widest ranges of mechanical keyboard on the market.
Find the right keyboard can be tricky, especially when it come to mechanical as you have to find something that has the features you are looking for, has an option for the type of switch you prefer and of course one that isn’t too expensive. With a price tag of around £99.99, the Ducky 2018S Zero is about on par with most other low to mid range mechanical keyboards, the specifications are nothing too exciting, but MX Brown switches, LED back lighting, n-key rollover and dedicated volume controls are more than enough for most PC users and gamers.
- Windows Key Lockout
- N-Key rollover or 6key rollover
- UV coated, lasered legend key caps.
- Full backlighting 8 brightness levels including off and breathing mode
- Blue / Orange LED lighting
- Dust cover, keycap puller, WASD keycaps and user manual included.
It comes nicely packed in a black box with red detailing on the front, a red Ducky logo with a light on its head lets us know this is the LED backlit edition.
Around the back we have a few brief descriptions of the keyboards features, but there is nothing here we haven’t already covered above.
The keyboard is packed with a plastic cover that acts as a dust cover, handy to chuck over the top of the keyboard at the end of the day, help keep it clean.
Four extra key caps are in the box, they have a dark grey finish compared to the standard black keys that are fitted by default, the key cap removal tool is pretty cool and is shaped like the ducky logo.