Ducky Mecha SF Radiant (Emerald) Review - Iridescent Aluminium! 5

Ducky Mecha SF Radiant (Emerald) Review - Iridescent Aluminium!

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Introduction

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Our previous Ducky keyboard review was over a year ago, and the human malware that has been affecting us for most of the time since has resulted in interruptions to planned coverage of the brand's Shine 7 and Year of the Rat keyboards. With the latter now sold out and the former in the twilight of its lifetime, it just so happened that another keyboard was making its way into the market. The Mecha SF is based on the One 2 SF we last saw from Ducky, but kicks it up a few notches in construction and build quality with the limited edition Mecha SF Radiant series. There are two members of said series, and we take a look at one today courtesy Ducky having sent a review sample to TechPowerUp!


Both members of the Ducky Mecha SF Radiant series offer a thick aluminium case that has been given an iridescent finish you need to see to appreciate best. As it turns out, it was this very finish which resulted in an unplanned delay to the keyboard. Originally planned for release late last year, Ducky was not satisfied with the finish on the first production runs and everything went back to the factory. As I write this, limited stock is made available on a basis of quality assurance, and this might as well be a brand new release for all practical purposes. As with the One 2 SF, the Mecha SF is a small 65% form factor keyboard with the SF in the name standing for "Sixty Five." We will go over all the features of the keyboard in detail with the Emerald variant we have here, and our review begins with a look at the specifications below.

Specifications

Ducky Mecha SF Radiant Keyboard
Layout:65% key form factor in a US ANSI layout, other languages supported based on your region
Material:Aluminium plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, and steel plate
Macro Support:Yes
Weight:0.87 kg/1.93 lbs.
Wrist Rest:No
Anti-ghosting:Full N-key rollover USB
Media Keys:Available as layered functions
Dimensions:105 (L) x 325 (W) x 40 (H) mm
Cable Length:5 ft/1.5 m
Software:No
Switch Type:Choice of Cherry MX Red, Silent Red, Speed (Silver), Brown, Black, or Blue RGB mechanical switch
Backlighting:Yes, per-key 16.8 M colors
Interface:USB
Warranty:One year
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