The Ducky One 2 mini keyboard is a 60 percent keyboard offering huge gameplay advantage despite its compact appearance.
The keyboard comes with a solid plastic body, which feels quite durable while using. The keyboard does flex a bit during rigorous usage but don’t worry, that won’t affect its longevity or your gameplay.
Apart from a rugged body, the keyboard comes with heavy-duty double-shot keycaps that offer super stability to the authentic Cherry MX brown switches. Plus, it comes with a detachable cable, which enables you to replace a faulty/damaged cable without making rounds at service stores.
The board comes with a straight design with 2 incline settings, allowing you to set it as per your convenience. The keyboard somehow lacks in ergonomics, as it doesn’t include a detachable wrist rest.
However, we won’t call this a major downside since you can always purchase a wrist rest separately. Meanwhile, the keypresses are softer to touch and rarely give you finger fatigue.
The Ducky One 2 mini supports full RGB lighting with individual backlight keys, allowing you to set a different color to each key.
Further, the keyboard gives a copious amount of brightness that mesmerizingly illuminates the environment without hurting your eyes.
The best part- you can set the colors on the board itself, thanks to its built-in software, you don’t have to download any interface.
The keyboard is available in multiple variants as Cherry MX Blue, Red, Brown, Silver, and Silent Red.
However, Ninja uses brown switches that offer less noisy tactile bump with medium actuation force. Since the gaming style of users often differs, you may go for a switch befitting your preference.
In terms of gameplay and typing, the Ducky One 2 really takes the cake.
The keys stay stable while providing excellent tactile feedback. As a 60 percent keyboard, it doesn’t come with dedicated arrows key, which won’t bother you if you use WASD.
The spacing between keys is comparatively big enough to type without worrying about typos.
The keyboard contains many built-in features including two layers of hotkeys.
You can use the hotkeys as ‘Fn’ and ‘Fn+alt’. It also comes with DIP switches on the back through which you can swap your windows key, fn key, and other important keys with other keys.
The keyboard also allows you to create six unique profiles to customize your RGB settings or record macros.
Overall, the Ducky One 2 keyboard is a powerful mechanical keyboard ideal for experienced gamers.
The Logitech G610 Orion Brown is another favorite of Fortnite start ‘Ninja’.
As the name suggests, the keyboard includes Brown key switches, which is considered as a harmonious balance between red and blue.
The Keyboard boasts phenomenal tactile and audio feedback. Above all, the key switches come with the longevity of 50-100 millions of keypresses.
The keyboard comes with a durable body with a simple rectangular design and some extra controls. It also includes some dedicated keys for playback controls, games, light, and a mute button.
Plus, you also get a volume wheel placed above the playback controls, allowing you to easily adjust the volume just by moving your fingers.
The keys are backlit by dimmable white LEDs that offer enough illumination to play in a dark environment
Moreover, the keyboard comes with full anti-ghosting NKRO technology, allowing you to use multiple keystrokes simultaneously.
In total, the keyboard may not look dynamic to the eyes, but it’s the efficiency and performance that matters the most.
The keyboard includes three height adjustments, allowing you to set the height as well as the bar of competition.
Besides, the keyboard also comes with a detachable wrist rest with elegant cushiony pads.
In lighting, the keyboard only supports white LED illumination. Although you don’t have a color choice, you still can customize the light effects via Logitech’s software.
The lighting effects include slow-wave, twinkling, and individual key/zone lighting as well. Besides, you can make it cooler by synchronizing the lighting patterns with other Logitech G-series devices such as headsets and mouse.
It’s quite surprising to see Logitech ditch its flagship Romer-G keys and opt for Cherry MX mechanical key switches for manufacturing G610. You will have two choices- brown and red switches.
Although ninja prefers brown, you can choose red, and you will hardly miss something significant. Both switches produce very low clicky sound, so you can play without disturbing everyone around you.
Since cherry MX Red contains linear switches, it goes all the way down without giving any tactical feedback. Meanwhile, brown switches offer decent feedback as you will feel a slight bump every time you press a key.
The dedicated program of G610 comes with easy to go functions such as individually setting the F-keys with different macros.
You can also set macros for many profiles and assign them to each game you play. The program allows you to disable all unnecessary keys while playing so that to eliminate accidental activation of wrong keys.
Performance-wise, G610 does a great job offering better balance with its 45-gram actuation force and 2mm actuation distance.
Ninja uses the Alienware 25 gaming monitor that features a higher 240Hz refresh rate, which is a must requirement for fast-paced gaming.
What mouse does Ninja use?
Ninja use Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse. It comes with a luxurious and edgy build offering unparalleled performances.
Based on his choice of keyboards, we can assume that ninja goes for quality and intrinsic values of a product rather than mere looks and design. All the keyboards have one thing in common- Cherry MX switches.
Unlike other pro gamers, it appears ninja prefer tactile feedback over going full linear. In shooter games, a tactile bump ensures that you have pressed a key.
However, he may also dislike that clicky noise of Blue switches. Maybe that’s why he prefers brown switch keys to get the tactile bump minus the clicky sound.