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ZOWIE Announces Celeritas Gaming Keyboard

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Being skilled at a game will only get you as far as your equipment allows. At ZOWIE GEAR we try to develop equipment that will push or completely remove these limitations, so the skills of each individual gamer can be expressed freely. Our current range of competitive gaming products includes mouse pads, headsets, mice and peripherals. We are very proud of these products, as we believe they have helped set new standards of quality and performance within the competitive gaming segment. The keyboard is a key factor in different competitive gaming titles, where response-time and the ability to move freely is essential to increase the gamers' performance. It was only a matter of time until we would put our attention on developing a keyboard; with that being said, we are extremely happy with the outcome of our new keyboard for competitive gaming.

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Looks very average and i hate high keys (i prefer the flat ones now). But some want full mechanical that is focused on gaming...
 
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No Backlighting = FAIL.
 

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at 90s this might of sure beat the keytronic, but damn this one looks bad with high keys. :laugh:
 
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I've never heard of the brand called ZOWIE, is this a name brand in Europe.
 
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This hardly seems like a gamers keyboard to me. More of a general use keyboard with some game-friendly features on the side.
 
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About Zowie - It's a gaming peripheral company such as Steelseries or Razer except it's quite new and it's owned or run (not quite sure) by HeatoN and SpawN is somehow related into it all as well.

The problem about this keyboard is that it costs the same (if not more) than the Razer's BlackWidow Ultimate and Steelseries 7G. It would be okay for Razer to set a price this high because someone will buy it but cmon, Zowie have been around for like a year. Nobody knows them so why would people get some 'unknown' brand over Razer or Steelseries considering that the keyboards cost the same? I'm sure someone will take the leap of faith but I would say if you asked 100 average gamers to pick a keyboard out of these 3 then about 80 - 90% of the gamers would either go for Steelseries or Razer.
 
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PS/2, really? So they somehow claim that should be better/faster than USB and have less ghosting, that makes no sense at all...

Oh and they also have a really fugly headset, that's where I remembered the name from...
 
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Yeah, will be personally getting the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate :) Still very happy with my decision.
 
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PS/2, really? So they somehow claim that should be better/faster than USB and have less ghosting, that makes no sense at all...

Oh and they also have a really fugly headset, that's where I remembered the name from...
USB can't send more than 6 keys at once, ps2 can send every key at once.

Yeah, will be personally getting the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate :) Still very happy with my decision.
I'm looking into that as well, waiting for release and first reviews to see if there are any controller issues with it.
 
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I like the fact that this keyboard can handle more key presses at once compared to your every day Razer or Ideazon. This is becoming more and more an issue in half decent games these days and being limited to 6 kinda sucks (unless your playing 4 directional games like counter strike lol).
Other then that feature, i have to admit that i would rather a 1982 version, atleast its beige and would make me feel oldschool. The LED on the F button would annoy me and shows how little effort this company put into the lighting concept on this keyboard.
High keys equal more finger work equals buy another keyboard.
I wouldn't even bother testing this keyboard, its utterly useless for me.

Maybe it suits someone i don't know. One of my mates has an ugly 1980's keyboard that he swears by and when he saw this keyboard he was turned off. haha
 

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looks like a regular crappy keyboard with an F9 key that has an LED on it
Which is infinitely better than the huge, blingy, LCD laden, adolescent targeted typical garbage we tend to see listed as "gamer" keyboards. You can have all that flashy crap, I'll take function over form, tyvm.

PS/2, really? So they somehow claim that should be better/faster than USB and have less ghosting, that makes no sense at all...

Oh and they also have a really fugly headset, that's where I remembered the name from...
PS/2 DOES have less ghosting, and more simultaneous key presses than USB.


By saying "18K gold-plated brown mechanical switches", I assume they mean Cherry MX Browns, or a clone thereof? So Tactile, non-clicky? And are there any higher res pictures of the boards?
 
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