Ever seen a monster of a mechanical keyboard? Or one that a Greek deity inspired? Read on!
Byline: By Edward Mass
Mechanical keyboards are all the rage now as many gaming peripheral vendors introduce their take of these platforms. Of course, the fundamentals are still based on a universal design as they would use one of three switches that are available in the market. In the case of Gamdias’ new HERMES, aka the HERMES GKB2010 Ultimate Black Mechanical Keyboard, it uses Cherry MX Blue switches alongside its own GAMDIAS ELEMENT and unique chassis and custom key designs.
The new GKB2010 is similar yet different than its predecessor, the GKB2000. Where the overall build is very much the same, the new HERMES offers extra programmable keys for improved interaction with the PC/notebook, a more advanced ARM Cortex CPU, and comes bundled with an improved app suite. All of these can be easily accessed by just plugging the mechanical keyboard onto the PC and installing the software for quick deployment. Easy enough for any user to do.
In terms of the typing experience, the GKB2010 is pretty good. I like the clickity-clack feel it offers, which tells me the tactile feedback is exceptional. Complementing that is the keyboard travel it offers as I encountered no typos or have not missed any keys as I write out this review. Macros are great too as I initiate shortcut actions in my games like a boss.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 474.85 x 310.83 x 39mm
Cable: Braided USB, 2.2m
On-Board Memory: 512KB
Switch Lifecycle: 50 million
Graphic UI: Gamdias HERA
Key Switch: Blue Cherry MX
Macro Keys: 13
N-Key Rollover: 6-Key Option
I/O: 1x Audio-Out, 1x Mic-In Jacks
Verdict: Truly a powered up mechanical keyboard that is like no other.