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GAMDIAS HERMES Essential GKB2000 Mechanical Keyboard Review

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GAMDIAS HERMES Essential GKB2000 Mechanical Keyboard Review

By David Shields

Manufacturer: Gamdias Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: HERMES Ultimate Black Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Model Number: GBK2000
UPC: 4710728309830 EAN: 848475001005
Price As Tested: $125.99 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Gamdias Technology Co., Ltd.

Gamdias Technology Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan based company that was recently formed in 2012. As a result, their offerings are quite small, with four keyboards, a few mice, a couple of gaming headsets and some accessories such as gaming gloves. The Gamdias HERMES is their premier gaming keyboard series, with Cherry MX switches, 512KB of memory, 32-bit ARM processor, 13 customizable macro keys, and USB / audio ports. With many already existing gaming keyboards such as the Logitech G510 and Corsair Vengeance, can the HERMES Essential make inroads in an already congested market? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I’ll discuss the design and features of the HERMES GKB2000 as well as Gamdias’s peripheral software, the Gamdias HERA.

Gamdias Essential Keyboard Logo Lit

GAMDIAS HERMES GKB2000 Features

  • Cherry MX Black Keys.
  • 13 Fully Customization Macro Keys.
  • 512KB Onboard Memory with 32-bit ARM Cortex CPU.
  • One USB and and Mic/Headphone Pass-Through Ports.
  • “Military-Grade” Black Cabling.
  • Anti-Ghosting Technology with N-key Rollover.
  • Fully Backlit with Four Brightness Settings and a “Pulse” Mode.
  • “On-the-Fly” Macro Recording Button.

Specifications

Dimensions 474.85 x 176.74 x 39 mm
Key Switch Cherry Black (50 Million Lifecycle)
Polling rate 1000Hz
Cable Length 2.2 Meters
Macro Keys 13
Multimedia Keys Yes
On-the-Fly Macro Recording Yes
Windows Key Disable Yes


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