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GAMDIAS HERMES GKB2010 Ultimate Black Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Gamdias Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: HERMES Ultimate Black Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Model Number: GKB2010
UPC: 8484750000985 EAN: 4710728309816
Price As Tested: $135.99 (AmazonNewegg)

Full Disclosure: GAMDIAS Technology Co., Ltd. provided the product sample used in this article.

If you have’t heard of GAMDIAS Technology, that’s understandable, since they were only founded in Taiwan in 2012. With a motto of Gaming Art in Motion, GAMDIAS seeks to “Re-define the electronic sports landscape for gamers worldwide.” The GAMDIAS HERMES Ultimate Black Mechanical Gaming keyboard is their bid to do so for gaming keyboards, and fitted with Cherry MX Black switches, a 32-bit ARM processor, 512KB of memory, 13 macro keys, external USB and audio pass-through ports, adjustable keyboard lighting, and the most complex macro software I’ve ever seen, it may live up to their boast. Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one of the most powerful and capable keyboards you can buy: GAMDIAS HERMES GKB2010.

GAMDIAS is just getting started, and so their product lineup is rather sparse at the moment, comprising two keyboards, some mice, a gaming headset, and some accessories such as mouse pads and gaming gloves. However, their keyboards at least stand up to the best I’ve reviewed so far, and are definitely worth a look.

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I’ll connect the HERMES Ultimate Black Mechanical Keyboard to my gaming machine and see how well it works.

GKB2010 Features

  • Choice of Cherry MX Red, Black, Blue, or Brown keys
  • 13 dedicated macro keys
  • Magnetic-attach wrist rest serves as keyboard cover
  • 512KB onboard memory with 32-bit ARM Cortex CPU
  • GAMDIAS Element rubber insert dampens sound and reduced key travel for quick response
  • USB and audio pass-through ports
  • Military-grade USB cable
  • Anti-ghosting with full N-key rollover
  • On-the-fly macro recording
  • Backlit keys with six levels of adjustability plus “pulse” mode

Specifications

Cable Length 2.2 meters
Polling rate 1000Hz
Dimensions 474.85 x 310.83 x 39 mm(w/ wrist rest)18.69″ x 12.24″ x 1.54″ (w/ wrist rest)
Macro Keys 13
Multimedia Keys 6
OTF Macro Record Yes (with HERA)
Windows Key Disable Yes (Game Mode)

Let’s take a look at this new entry into the keyboard market in the next section.


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1 comment

  1. David Shields

    The key with that you say looks like a “soda can with a straw in it” appears to function as a “right click” key. It kinda looks like a mouse with that little marking around the right button. When I selected an icon or such and pressed the key it brought up the same menu as right clicking would normally. This is on the GAMDIAS Hermes Essential version, and I assume it functions the same on the Ultimate.

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