Messenger of the Gods
Gamdias Hermes RGB Gaming Keyboard
Loud and Clear
Instead of relying on the usual Cherry MX switches (which I would have preferred), Gamdias actually took a different route with the Hermes RGB and installed its very own Gamdias Certified Mechanical Switches. Surprisingly powerful and with 50 million clicks lifespan, these blue switches provide that audible click and comfortable feel, much like Cherry MX. The Gamdias Hermes RGB is one of the few brands I enjoy out of the usual suspects.
Record and Play Instantly
The Hermes RGB allows you to record and execute your recorded macro keys, making it that much easier to game on-the-fly. This is essentially useful for MMO players and the such who need to have a preferred set of keys. However, to record your macro keys, you would need to download Gamdias’ own software – Hera from the website to have full function over the keyboard.
Built-in Media Keys
Function key F2 to F8 supports media keys that allow you to skip through tracks, play/pause, mute and change the volume. F4 in particular allows you to swap out the directional keys with ‘WASD’ keys, which is useful for FPS games like Overwatch and Counter Strike.
Colours of the Wind
With 16.8 million colour backlighting, the Hermes RGB will be able to illuminate in a sea of spectrum, much like many other gaming keyboards.
Take Your Pick
They keyboard also comes with 13 preset lighting effect modes so you can pick out of a wide selection to suit your mood.
Store Your Keys
Thanks to the built-in 32-bit ARM Cortex TM-M3 microprosessor, you can store up to six different macro key profiles on the Gamdias RGB.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 440 x 170 x 37 mm
Tactile Experience: Crisp
Switch Cycle: 50 million
Switches: Gamdias Certified Mechanical Switches (Blue)
Value – 7
Performance – 9
Functionality – 9
Design – 8
Usability – 10
Total – 8.6
Verdict: Slightly pricey yet consistently reliable, Gamdias could gives the upper brands a run for its money.
Reviewer: Teh Wi-Liam