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Ducky Teases 'Blade Air' Keyboard with Cherry MX Low Profile RGB Switches

Sep 22, 2017
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German switch maker Cherry officially announced their MX Low Profile RGB switches at CES 2018 a few days ago. Ducky Channel also seized this opportunity to promote their upcoming Ducky Blade Air mechanical keyboard which features the new low profile switches. Thanks to the slim design, the Ducky Blade Air stands just 22 mm tall, but boasts a full feature set that includes various RGB lighting modes, customizable LED zones, USB N-key rollover support, floating keycap design, Doubleshot keycaps, and macro support. The Ducky Blade Air allows consumers to connect the keyboard to their computers using an old-school USB cable or via a wireless Bluetooth connection. The keyboard works in a Windows or Mac environment, as well as with Android and iOS mobile devices.

Ducky Blade Air specifications
  • 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)
  • 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

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As a low profile keyboard connoisseur. This looks just right to me.


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I used to have an oldskool logitech 'illuminated' keyboard, It was low profile and a loved it a lot but then I went to jump on the mechanical keyboard bandwagon. I loved that logitech keyboard :(
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OMG Nice! Was there a release date set yet?
Mar 15, 2008
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This looks nice. If they use the same key caps for notebooks too, this new switch will be great...
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I hope that with these new low profile switches, that they don't ignore the housing and still make it large.

I just want a new Dinovo Edge I think... lol.
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I used to have an oldskool logitech 'illuminated' keyboard, It was low profile and a loved it a lot but then I went to jump on the mechanical keyboard bandwagon. I loved that logitech keyboard :(
Yes, it was a fantastic keyboard, but I had to jump ship for mechanical switches, now, it would seem we can have the best from both worlds. I am just hoping Corsair and Razer will release their versions before the end of Q2 of 2018. The Current Razer BlackWidow Yellow with these switches would be a dream come true for me. :love: