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SteelSeries and ArenaNet Announce the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Today, SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, and ArenaNet, developer of Guild Wars 2, completes the co-branded peripheral line-up for the acclaimed MMO with the introduction of the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard. Preorder this new addition from the SteelSeries Web Shop for $79.99 and for a limited time, receive a free Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse.

    A visually stunning design showcases the game's distinctive artwork, dynamic red, white and black color scheme and vibrant red illumination with 8 levels of adjustable brightness. Tailored for Guild Wars 2 specific gameplay, the keyboard enables gamers to react quickly, move effortlessly, and to customize its performance for every aspect of the game, whether it's PvE, PvP, or WvW. Users can program every key, including its 17 raised macro- keys along the top and left side of the keyboard, and up to 2 layers per key, for a total of 250 programmable keys on the board.

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    The Guild Wars 2 Keyboard offers enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. These enhancements include:
    • Raised macro-keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro- combinations.
    • The addition of two small tactile bumps on the W-key to provide a faster return to WASD.
    • An enlarged space bar and added directional keys that support features that improve comfort and reaction time.
    • A SteelSeries key that allows the user to easily adjust brightness and disable the Windows key with no software required.
    • Two swappable feet that allow the user to adjust the keyboard's angle to what is most comfortable.

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    Supported by SteelSeries Engine, users have the technology support to easily customize, save, and perfect their Guild Wars 2 Keyboard set-up. With advanced macro capabilities that are unique only to SteelSeries Engine, users have the ability to "copy and paste" macros optimized for entry in command lines as well as to create key-press macros with programmable timings and delays. Users will find pre-designed, default macros ideal for PvP battles and casual gaming, as well as the ability to completely customize the keyboard's layout and create an unlimited number of macros and profiles.
     
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    Not mechanical BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAARJGHJGHJHG:SAKJH:H WHY!?!?!??!?
    Why cant mechanical keys become standard like 1080p has :banghead:
     
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    I actually love the looks of this one (my 3 favourite colours). Such a shame that it isn't mechanical, I assume it is based on the Apex plus some modifications? SteelSeries ought to come out with a new mechanical keyboard, instead of rereleasing Qck and Siberia V2 versions for different games or esports teams.
     
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    Woah, woah, woah! Don't go shoving your 1080p bias down my throat. I'm perfectly fine using my 80 lbs. 800x600 floral-white CRT monitor from 1996.

    /sarcasm

    Speaking from personal experience (as of last week, actually): A friend went on a two week vacation so I borrowed his Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Brown). It was weird playing MMOs, FPSs, and general gaming at first but almost natural when it came to typing. After sleeping through the awkwardness, I got used to it quickly. Fast track to two weeks later, I went back to using my membrane keyboard (Logitech G15) and immediately noticed its sluggish response. Not that there was any latency when hitting the keys, but not having to bottom-out the keys to have them register was a huge plus when it came to mechanical keys.

    TL;DR

    Mechanical keyboards ARE better!
    Personal opinion.
     
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    What a riot. All of these gaming mobos with weird styling, pretty lights and other foolishness. A sucker is born every second, they say. :wtf:
     
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    Meh just another version of mine Apex[RAW] with red lights instead of white and different cover...
     
  7. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Meh non mechanical keyboard still have their place.
     
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    Well dang, that's why I keep getting my butt kicked in all the MMOs I play (PvP)... I'm using a non-mechanical Steelseries keyboard. Whew, though it was just me sucking in the games. :roll:
     
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    mechanical won't help you in gaming.
     
  10. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

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    So does rubber dome or keyboards with fancy names. Only difference is at least you get better uniform even feel with mechanicals.

    Keyboards are the interface we use to commune with the PC, getting a nice firm / tactile / linear feedback from it equates to a better experience. The sense of touch is just as important as how we treat our sense of vision with GPU upgrades, hearing with speaker / headphone upgrades, or even the comfort we feel with the seat you sit on when you use your pc.
     
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    At $10, not $80. I would gladly use rubber domes but only if its noticeably cheaper than mechanicals. anything above $50 and you will have to start to seriously consider mechanicals, they last much longer.
     
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    I for one do not like mechanical keyboards.
    Flat, laptop style flat keyboards are my thing.
     
  13. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It's nice to have choices. I've used mechanical keyboards quite a lot (I used to write a lot and dabbled a bit in keyboards) and I never got that OMFG feeling and I ended up using whatever I could find, which was cheap $5 keyboards. Now I use a $20 Logitech keyboard and aside from being a bit wobbly it works perfectly fine for me.
     

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