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Ducky teases their Cherry MX Low-Profile Blade Air mechanical keyboard

Mechanical keyboards are becoming more portable

Ducky teases their Cherry MX Low-Profile Blade Air mechanical keyboard

Ducky teases their Cherry MX Low-Profile Blade Air mechanical keyboard

Hot on the heels of Cherry's reveal of their new MX series Low-Profile key switches, Ducky Channel International has been quick to showcase a new prototype keyboard that makes use of these new mechanical key switches. 

Cherry MX Low-Profile keys are designed to enable the construction of thinner mechanical keyboards and potentially bring mechanical keys to more laptops, with Ducky's latest design offering a slim 22mm thickness and support for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS mobile devices, delivering both USB Type-C and Bluetooth connection types. 

This keyboard also offers double shot key switches, making these keycaps more resistant to wear than painted laser etched key switch designs while allowing the keyboard's RGB backlighting to shine through with greater clarity.    

  

Ducky teases their Cherry MX Low-Profile Blade Air mechanical keyboard

 
Below are Ducky's listed specifications for their Blade Air engineering sample, though most of the information below is about Cherry's MX Low-Profile series key switches, which are only available as non-tactile red series versions at the time of writing. 

 

Ducky Blade Air 

• Type: Mechanical Keyboard
• Interface: USB / Bluetooth
• USB Cable: USB Type-C Cable
• Keycap Material: PBT
• Keycap Style: New Floating Keycaps
• Keycap Legend Printing?Double-Shot Seamless
• Switch Type: CHERRY MX RGB Low Profile Mechanical Switches
• Switch Protection Class: IP40
• Switch Durability: >50 Million Actuations
• Switch Actuator Travel: 3.2 - 0.4 mm
• Switch Bounce Time: Typically 1 ms
• Simultaneous Key Input: USB N-Key Rollover (NKRO)
• LED: SMD RGB LED
• RGB Lighting Modes: Reactive, Rain Drop, Full Backlight, Color Cycling, Breathing, Wave, Ripple, etc.
• LED Zone Customization Mode: Yes
• Ducky Macro: Yes
• Dimensions? 441 x 133.6 x 22 mm
• Support System: Windows, Mac Computers, Android or iOS Mobile Devices

  
Ducky teases their Cherry MX Low-Profile Blade Air mechanical keyboard  

If there is one thing that is clear when looking at this prototype, it is that the Ducky Blade Air is designed for portability, offering support for Bluetooth, USB Type-C and Android/iOS mobile devices. Even the fact that this keyboard is ten-keyless showcase the importance of portability, allowing the keyboard be transported with ease. 

You can join the discussion on Ducky's Cherry MX Low-Profile Blade Air keyboard on the OC3D Forums

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16-01-2018, 13:48:02

g0ggles1994
I think I've found my next keyboard...

That ducky logo will be sprayed black or removed either wayQuote

16-01-2018, 17:29:58

daniSAUR
Was never keen on mechanical keyboards due to the height, but this may also be something I’d been interested in!Quote

16-01-2018, 17:35:57

looz
I've been longing for a worthy successor for UltraX Flat.Quote

18-01-2018, 05:46:12

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