Thursday, August 8th 2013

Genius Announces GX Gaming Manticore Keyboard

GX Gaming, the gaming series of peripheral maker, Genius, today introduces the Manticore, a highly customizable gaming keyboard with mechanical-like keys with a 16 million color backlight palette in 3 separate color zones.

The Manticore outshines the competition thanks to it mechanical-like backlit keys, which are divided into three separate zones, and each zone can be set to a different color. They also feature a 16 million RGB color palette and four brightness levels, helping gamers play at a high level even in low-lighting settings. This wide range of color combined with the three key zones provides virtually unlimited customization options.
Macros Made Easy
Situated on the left side of the Manticore are eight macro keys. Three different setups are possible, allowing for a total of 24 macros. And with just a press of a button, gamers can rapidly switch between setups. New macros can be created and assigned on the fly using the Master Record button. The Manticore also has 32 kilobyte onboard memory, and 20 keys can be pressed at the same time without any ghosting effect.

Low Latency and All the Extras
The Manticore lets gamers play at high speeds and in full comfort. It boasts an up to 1,000 hertz report rate with a 1millisecond response time, and is equipped with rubber pads on the bottom for enhanced stability. And with its smart cable management, the Manticore's 1.8 meter (6ft) USB 2.0 cable won't clutter desks. Two USB ports on the back of the keyboard can accommodate additional peripherals, helping users obtain a fully immersive gaming experience.

The GX Gaming Manticore keyboard is now available in North America for the suggested retail price of $79.99.
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8 Comments on Genius Announces GX Gaming Manticore Keyboard

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"mechanical-like", "mechanical-like"
So they actually mean, its not mechanical at all.
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Unpaid Babysitter
wasted all that time to watch the video and not one mention of the switches used???? /fail

for those too lazy to look....

I'm venturing to guess it is some form of rubber domes with a spring assist, but I wish they would just come out and show it or say what are used. Mechanical-like isn't just based on key cap travel, that to me is the least of the benefits!
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RCoon said:
"mechanical-like", "mechanical-like"
So they actually mean, its not mechanical at all.
How else were they going to do that "16 million color backlight" thing? No one has figured out how to shove 3 LEDs under a mechanical switch yet.
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It's probably possible with SMD LEDs, but probably expensive too. Seems like most boards use generic [2mm diameter?] LEDs which allow for high backlight brightness. I actually found a 5mm RGB LED in a quick Google search, which I would imagine would be perfect if there were a 2mm version.
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Hello Isku/anansi cheapmode... Meh likey!
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Fugly as hell. Any cheap mechanical keyboard is way better than this.
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for those of you that thinks this is shitty....

i own a Japanese model of this keyboard, this is one of the best keyboards ive owned, the key response is if not better than the razer deathadder,AND YES the keys are mechanical with a small rubber housing for the LEDs for protection. deffinatly well worth your money.
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