Earlier this year we saw AOC take its first steps beyond monitors and into the PC gaming peripherals market. AOC already has two headsets and now, there are two mechanical keyboards, two gaming mice and a new mousepad to add to that line-up.
In total, the new AOC Gaming series of peripherals spans the GK500 and AGK700 keyboards, the GM500 and AGM700 gaming mice and the AMM700 mousepad with RGB lighting. All AOC peripherals are backed by a 2-year warranty.
The AOC Gaming GK500 keyboard is an RGB mechanical keyboard featuring mechanical blue switches, n-key rollover, and 100% anti-ghosting. All 104 keys of the keyboard and RGB lighting zones are programmable using AOC G-Tools software, but there are five dedicated macro keys for custom bindings. The GK500 keyboard also comes with a magnetic and detachable wrist rest to increase comfort and an aluminium top body cover for enhanced durability. The package includes an additional set of W, A, S, D keys.
AOC also has a high-end keyboard – the AOC Agon AGK700, featuring Cherry MX Blue mechanical switches. This mechanical keyboard comes with 115 double injection moulded keycaps. Like the GK500 keyboard, it offers n-key rollover, 100% anti-ghosting, but it also has some other premium features such as USB pass-through (2.0) and a volume wheel on the top centre of the board. The aluminium body has been designed to endure the energy of high-level competitions. There’s also a magnetic and detachable wrist rest with a leather finish. Users may configure the macro keys, RGB lighting, and save key profiles using AOC G-Tools. The AGK700 also comes with an extra set of W, A, S, D keys.
As an ambidextrous mouse, the AOC Gaming GM500 is very versatile. It employs a Pixart 3325 sensor with a sensitivity of 5,000 DPI, a tracking speed of 100 inches/sec, and 20G acceleration. There’s also Omron switches below the buttons with 50M-click durability. All eight buttons and the mouse’s RGB lighting can be configured on AOC G-Tools software.
The AGM700 is the more premium option, featuring a Pixart 3389 sensor supporting 16,000 DPI, a 400 inches/sec tracking speed, and 50G acceleration, the AGM700 is suitable for the most demanding users. This mouse also offers OMRON switches with 50M-click durability and RGB lighting. The on-the-fly DPI switch allow users to change the mouse’s sensitivity as they see fit, while the DPI sniper button immediately lowers it to a preset value. Users may add weight to the mouse using any of the five 1g weights included.
Lastly, AOC also introduced an RGB gaming mouse pad with a micro-textured cloth surface so mice can easily glide over it. It features an anti-slip rubber base to ensure the mouse pad does not move during critical moments. The surrounding RGB light strip displays up to 16.8M colours and has four effects to choose from. Users may configure the mousepad’s RGB lighting through AOC G-Tools thanks to a built-in 32-bit controller.
All of AOC's new gaming peripherals will be available here starting in July. Keyboards will start at £34 for the GK200, £64 for the GK500 and £155 for the AGK700. On the mouse front, the line-up starts at just £18 for the GM200, with the GM500 and AGM700 costing £25 and £47 respectively. There are also two AOC Gaming headsets available already – the GH200 and GH300, costing £39 and £49 respectively.
KitGuru Says: AOC has swiftly put together a decent portfolio of gaming accessories to accompany its monitors.