Tuesday, June 23rd 2009

OCZ Announces Availability of the Affordable Sabre OLED Multimedia Keyboard

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the highly-anticipated Sabre OLED multimedia keyboard for advanced gaming and customization complete with intelligent management software. The Sabre’s unique combination of user-friendly functions, durability, and personalization features is the answer for serious gamers and professionals seeking improved productivity and competitiveness.


“The OCZ Sabre Keyboard offers the best of both worlds when it comes to OLED technology and a truly functional yet affordable gaming keyboard,” commented Eugene Chang, VP of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “With nine dedicated OLED keys, the Sabre is able to leverage both the infinite customization benefits of the technology with the reliability and feel of a high-quality gaming keyboard, making for the ultimate all-in-one solution.”

The sophisticated Sabre is OCZ’s first foray into premium-level peripherals and features ultimately limitless options for customization. The nine dynamic OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) user-programmable hotkeys help manage time and efficiency while surfing the web, gaming, emailing, and CAD applications or any avenue the user sees fit. The unique OLED keys can convert any digital image or text into distinctive icons, reminding the user of the personalized shortcut. Additionally, the remaining keys are backlit with glowing amber LEDs and blue side lighting, perfect for users that prefer darkened rooms or gamers frequenting LAN parties.

The Sabre’s proprietary software turns conventional computing or gaming into an engaging, state-of-the-art experience. The software allows the user to map sets of simple or complex command tiers to each OLED and holds the power to store limitless layers of shortcuts and macros. Driven by this intelligent software, the nine OLED display keys change their icons and command tiers as the user jumps from one application to the next. Loading a First Person Shooter or application triggers a programmed sub-grid of weapons and tool commands to instantly appear.

Furthermore, each “home” command of the key can then activate a sub-grid of your favorite alt/ctrl and menu shortcuts individual to each program or application. Add additional tiers of commands and macros to each sub-layer creating infinite possibilities and increasing speed and productivity at work or during game play.

Designed for ultra-competitive gamers, CAD professionals, and enthusiasts, the OCZ Sabre keyboard embodies a collection of their high-end needs by uniting style and comfort with the features and personalization demanded from a high-end peripheral. The Sabre features an ergonomic and high-quality design and construction with keys lasting over 5 million cycles and will remain comfortable even through prolonged usage with its clean layout, tilted design, and superior tactile feedback. The Sabre is “Plug and Play” using a USB 2.0 interface accompanied by additional software to program the keyboard and is compatible with Windows XP (SP2 or later) and Windows Vista. Backed by OCZ’s industry-leading support and service, you can rest assured your high-powered peripherals will serve you for years to come.

For more information about the OCZ Sabre OLED keyboard, please click here.Source: OCZ Technology
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22 Comments on OCZ Announces Availability of the Affordable Sabre OLED Multimedia Keyboard

#1
z1tu
meh....kinda fugly
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#2
MRCL
by: z1tu
meh....kinda fugly
I like it. I want it!

What exactly does OCZ mean with "affordable"?
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#3
t77snapshot
Yeah it has great features, but I kinda don't like they way looks.
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#4
h3llb3nd4
heh, I dont know....

Looks kinda moderate....:P
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#5
enaher
I kinda like it:), I wonder how much is affordable...
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#6
SK-1
It looks like a remote control.
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#7
Scrizz
are the other keys backlit?
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#8
Weer
by: Scrizz
are the other keys backlit?
Nope.
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#9
BazookaJoe
Oh YAY - it uses the non-standard RETARDED sideways squished HOME / INSERT / .... Keys so it totally kills my gaming keyboard layout.

Logitech tried that and it lost them big in revenue, hence the top end gaming G series went back to NORMAL layout.

*DELETED* .. Next...
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#10
Hayder_Master
first look on the picture i expect it is razor keyboard
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#11
crazy pyro
by: Weer
Nope.
by: malware



Additionally, the remaining keys are backlit with glowing amber LEDs and blue side lighting, perfect for users that prefer darkened rooms or gamers frequenting LAN parties.

Read the bloody newspost before you answer questions.
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#12
Kitkat
looks ok i dont like the shape and EWWWW a numpad my last 2 didnt have that and one was even detatchable. i dont liek the blue on the sides. Im way over the neon strble lights and stuff i duno man . But i guess it looks ok interesting left pannel
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#13
BumbleBee


look familiar?

it's a re-branded United Keys OLED Keyboard. I gotta hand it to OCZ they are one of the biggest companies in the world and they have never manufactured a single product they just re-brand everything SSD, Laptop, Keyboard, Mice, Power Supplies, Heatsink, etc.

PS, the United Keys OLED Keyboard has a MSRP of $259 USD so I don't see this being "affordable".
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#14
pr0n Inspector
Too long.
Useless special function keys that don't even have normal key caps(13 yrs olds will scream "OMG IT HAS A OLED SCREEN SO 1337").
Deformed home/end area.

These are the must-haves for a shitty keyboard.


Well, at least it has a numpad.
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#15
filip007
Who will buy this crap...i can get like logitech media for free with big ass keys.
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#16
Sasqui
by: BumbleBee
http://i42.tinypic.com/2pryyxg.jpg

look familiar?

it's a re-branded United Keys OLED Keyboard. I gotta hand it to OCZ they are one of the biggest companies in the world and they have never manufactured a single product they just re-brand everything SSD, Laptop, Keyboard, Mice, Power Supplies, Heatsink, etc.

PS, the United Keys OLED Keyboard has a MSRP of $259 USD so I don't see this being "affordable".
LOL
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#17
SirMango
by: BumbleBee
it's a re-branded United Keys OLED Keyboard. I gotta hand it to OCZ they are one of the biggest companies in the world and they have never manufactured a single product they just re-brand everything SSD, Laptop, Keyboard, Mice, Power Supplies, Heatsink, etc.

PS, the United Keys OLED Keyboard has a MSRP of $259 USD so I don't see this being "affordable".
Ouch. I wonder how much OCZ will be selling it. Anyway though, OCZ has been selling their keyboards and mice pretty cheap. I don't mind the rebrands, as long as OCZ sells them for less! In fact, I'm enjoying my OCZ Behemoth mouse that I got for $18.
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#18
BumbleBee
well typically they run a little less but i'm talking much lower price ranges, I couldn't see this keyboard under $199 just the OLED Pad alone sells for $199.
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#19
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Do not want stupid membrane keyboards... bling or no bling they are crap.
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#20
SirMango
by: BumbleBee
well typically they run a little less but i'm talking much lower price ranges, I couldn't see this keyboard under $199 just the OLED Pad alone sells for $199.
so true. hardly affordable from a consumer's POV :laugh:
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#21
Kantastic
I just paid $35 for my G11. ^_^ It's a little mushy but a fine keyboard nonetheless.
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#22
PCpraiser100
I have had a similar deal for $35. I just bought two Enermax Caesar Keyboards, each on 35 bucks CDN. They are sexy aluminum frame keyboards that typically cost 90 bucks.
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