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Gigabyte Introduces FORCE K7 Stealth Gaming Keyboard

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  1. btarunr

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    GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of premium hardware, is pleased to announce a new gaming keyboard - FORCE K7 Stealth Gaming Keyboard, the embodiment of stealth fighter. The scissor-key structure completes its' slim and solid body, and also achieve the extreme short actuation distance and stable key presses. With 3-color switchable backlighting, gamers never need to worry about not being able to locate your keys precisely in dark conditions. Anti-ghosting capability around WASD cluster guarantees the general gaming combination keys are registered and executed without conflict. Intuitive twin wheels offer prompt control of keyboard backlight and volume during your intense gaming session.

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    Scissor-key structure comfort gamers with the best tactile feedback
    Built with slim scissor-key structure, FORCE K7 ensures extreme short actuation distance and stable key presses. Ultra-slim keycaps also minimize the typing effort in keyboarding.

    Anti-ghosting capability around WASD Cluster
    Anti-ghosting capability around the WASD cluster on FORCE K7 guarantees the general gaming combination keys are registered and executed without conflict. Never have to worry about the missing signal failure during you press multiple keys simultaneously for the gaming commands. FORCE K7 supports up to 7 simultaneous key-presses without conflict including Q, W, A, S, D, left shift and space.

    3-color backlight illumination & dynamic volume and backlit controller
    Lighting up in the darkness, FORCE K7 offers 3 switchable illumination color options, blue, green and cyan. Furthermore, gamers can stepless adjust the backlit to find the optimum brightness level based on your background conditions. FORCE K7 features with intuitive wheel based volume and backlit illumination controller for easy hassle-free adjustments during intense gaming sessions.

    Windows lock functionality & hot-link function keys
    The Win-lock key with independent indicator allows you to disable the Windows key and prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function during gaming session. Gamers will never be worried about throwing your game by hitting the wrong keys. The convenient function keys, F1 to F12, offer you a quick and easy access to the most common functions and social networking sites.

    For more information, visit the product page.
     
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    Looks like my Roccat Isku +, only nowhere near as good.
     
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    This fits the bill.

    I just love those guys in PR: "Pilot the stealth fighter to execute your patrol mission!" LOL

    Only thing missing is the price. "So low, it went under the radar" ?:)
     
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    How do you know that?

    I hate Roccat.

    They manufacture and sell defective mousepads (Sota), and don't have the decency to pull the product.

    I wouldn't touch anything from that "gaming" company with a stick.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    You sure sound butthurt for some reason. I switched from Razer and Tt esports to a full roccat headphone,keyboard,mouse,mousemat set and I rock the scoreboards CS:GO, when i switched the mouse and mousepad(steelseries). My Keyboard and Mouse talk to each other and provide me with countless extra macros and options, most of which I can use for various loadouts and skills on RPG's etc etc.
    I dont see any macros on this, nor do you get an extended arm rest on the keyboard.
     
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    Bah a membrane gaming keyboard...
     
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    Ooh forget this keyboard i know i will in no time it's 1/2 witted people at best

    I am still waiting for the Godly Ryos lol ( already waited 6 month lol). Last i heard it August time now as they been having issue's with some bugs in software.

    Every thing about it is bah

    scissor-key structure
    as you said already membrane
    The name Stealth, like come on...
    3-color switchable backlighting
    Anti-ghosting capability around the WASD cluster on FORCE K7 ( apparently people only use the left side of the keyboard )
    most common functions and social networking sites ( don't sound to gaming to me or that stealthy ).
     
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    A must for a true gamer.

    The rest of us peasants have to make due with mute keyboards and mices.
     
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    LOL he got ya on that one :p
     
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    When you comprehend the software bundled with these two peripherals from Roccat, then we can talk like little girls :)
     
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    LOL. My experience with Roccat isn't good either. Maybe you have newer products, or haven't had them that long but there were many serious problems for me.

    The early Kone+ mice had a dodgy scroll wheel that screwed up in a short time. I comprehend the software bundle and the software that came with the mouse was elaborate but a pain to use. Change a setting, then wait and wait and wait, like 20 seconds for just 1 setting to activate. If you want to test different settings, it could seriously take a long time. Then after you change settings then press defaults, half the settings haven't changed back. It was just a mess.

    They have the dodgiest software update software I've ever seen on peripheral hardware. Firmware comes with the driver update but doesn't load automatically, gotta go searching for it to install manually before your updated software will work..

    The Kone+ rubberized coating wears off in just a couple of months, making it look old and beatup.

    I was gonna get the Roccat ISKU but my experience with the mouse put me off. Maybe they have fixed some of these issues but I'm not keen to find out.
     
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    This is why I never bought one earlier. (Thanks for not being a total assface about all of this :))
    I have the Isku + and the Kone XTD, both the latest revisions of the sh*tstorm that Roccat created. Profiles and settings are instant now, only issue is you need to sign up to their site, put in your serial numbers, and they provide you software specific to your bundle of peripherals.
     
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    Well i believe they are putting more time in to their software as i keep getting told they are fixing bugs for the Ryos or they would of released it by now.
     
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    This thread is related to Gigabyte keyboard, so I'd rather talk about that.

    But you dismissed the new product as "nowhere near as good" and compared it to your Roccat, which has plenty of well documented problems, some of which already surfaced here.

    I may sound butthurt, but you are talking out of your ass: there are no reviews yet of what looks to be be affordable gaming keyboard from GB.
     
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    That's cool, glad its working for you. Many of the issues should have been sorted before release, especially for highend, high-priced components. So I'm still a little mad at them.

    Me too. I'm not a big fan of gigabyte generally but I have their new Aivia Mechanical keyboard and Krypton mouse and I'm pretty happy with both. The build quality on the keyboard is excellent, it looks cool and the blue lights match my computer. Has volume and dimmer wheels and a USB 3 port so its handy for plugging in USB sticks or whatever. The mouse is well built too with a 8200 DPI sensor and plenty of buttons.

    This keyboard has membrane keys but I like the short travel keys, I think mechanical keyboards are over rated even though I have one.
     
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