Ducky Channel is one of the oldest mechanical keyboard OEMs and whitebox manufacturers in Taiwan, and brought a vast selection of new mechanical keyboards to Computex 2019, with a focus on space-saving TKL (tenkeyless) and sub-TKL form-factors without compromising on the size of the keycaps. A running design theme at the Ducky booth has been a fusion of the Chinese Year of the Pig in a rendition by Formosan artists (indigenous people of the island of Taiwan). We begin our tour with the Shine, a lineup of full-size 108-key units that now come in the new Gunmetal Grey color option. These keyboards feature a zinc-alloy top, with PBT double-shot seamless keycaps, and another in hot-rod red+black color scheme. You can have the Shine in a number of Cherry MX switch options. The 2019 edition also comes with USB type-C cabling in addition to type-A.
The Freedom is a slight variation of the Shine with a slightly refreshed 2-tone body, which is purported as the company's first "tri-mode" keyboard. You can plug it in directly to USB (type-A or type-C), or run it wireless over Bluetooth 4.2 (no dongle required if your PC has a Bluetooth adapter), or 2.4 GHz RF (using the included dongle). You get RGB LED illumination when the keyboard is plugged in. It runs without lighting when in either of the two wireless modes. The One 2 is a 2019 refresh of Ducky One, the company's "most mainstream" product, featuring a no-nonsense conventional 104-keyset, Cherry MX switches, and a handful advancements such as USB-C support, PBT double-shot keycaps, and support for Razer Chroma for controlling the lighting, in addition to Ducky's own RGB Software. The One 2 SF is a sawed-off sub-TKL variant with a 67-keyset.
Next up, is the Miya Pro, co-designed by Varmilo, one of Ducky's OEM clients. This sub-TKL keyboard comes in five 2-tone color schemes with motifs printed on the keycaps. The color-schemes include "Panda," "Forest Fairy," "Sakura," "Sea Melody," and "Rainbow." The Miya Pro is a sub-TKL keyboard in which the arrow cluster has been moved closer to the main cluster, cursor-position keys condensed from 6 to 4, and Function keys dissolved into the main cluster, accessible by holding down the Fn key. The result is a keyboard that's 68 keys strong, and about 65% the size of of a TKL keyboard.
The Mecha Mini dials is down a notch further than the Miya Pro, by completely getting rid of everything but the main cluster, with 62 keys, and more functions, actions, and cursor movements set as macros. The body is made of a zinc-alloy, with an acrylic crown that puts out some lighting, and an aluminium underbody. Ducky designed the keyboard in two color options, black and white. Lastly, Ducky unveiled a commemorative Formosan Year of the Pig keyboard that's a rendition of the the One 2 SF with special body cladding and tribal art.