If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard then there are no shortage of products available from companies such as Razer, Steelseries, Roccat and TTeSports. Today we are seeing how new kid on the block Gamdias fares against the competition with their flagship keyboard, The Hermes.
With a market as filled with fads and quality products as gaming keyboards, what can Gamdias do to stand out amongst the competition? As with most purchases to consider, you have got to balance cost against features to understand if you are getting genuine value.
At the time of writing, the Gamdias Hermes is selling for around the £105 mark. That puts it almost £40 higher than the Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Mechanical keyboard. More importantly, it cost £30 more than the multi award winning CM Storm Quickfire – which also has high quality Cherry switches, backlit keys and programmable macros.
So what does Gamdias give you for your money?
For this you get a Cherry MX blue switch mechanical keyboard with 13 programmable macro keys and USB and audio pass-through. Which is pretty decent, but not exceptional.
- Cable Length: 2.2m
- Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
- Onboard Memory: 512KB
- Dimension (LxHxW): 474.85 x 310.83 x 39 mm (w/ Wrist Rest)
- Switch Lifecycle: 50 Million
- Graphical UI: Yes (GAMDIAS HERA)
- Key Switch: Cherry MX mechanical switches
- Additional Macro Keys: 13
- Multimedia Keys: 6
- Backlit: All Keys with 6 Levels Brightness
- N-Key Rollover: Yes, N-Key / 6-Key option
- OTF Macro Record: Yes (with HERA)
- Windows Key Disable: Yes (Game Mode)
- All-Keys Lock: Yes
- Onboard Audio Jacks: Audio-Out / Mic-In Jacks
- Onboard USB Port: One USB Pass-through Port
- Interface: USB