In a recent review of a Redragon keyboard, I had noted how the company uses Hindu deity names for products, and how it was similar to GAMDIAS using Greek gods. That got me thinking about it having been a while since our last GAMDIAS keyboard review with the HERMES P2 RGB over three years ago. One thing led to another, and after browsing the GAMDIAS website and a couple of emails back and forth, here we are resuming coverage of the GAMDIAS brand. Thanks again to the company for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
The subject of this review is the HERMES M5, which was what I wanted to take a look at myself. GAMDIAS sent along another keyboard, which will be covered separately, and we can see that the HERMES M5 is a full-size keyboard with a color scheme different from basically anything else you may have expected from the brand. GAMDIAS calls the HERMES M5 a minimalist mechanical keyboard with a refreshing keycap colorway as well as matching backlighting and all on-board controls. Oh, and all this is supposedly at an attractive price too! Let's take a look at these claims in detail in our review that begins with a look at the product specifications in the table below.
|GAMDIAS HERMES M5 Keyboard|
|Layout:||108-key form factor in a US ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, and aluminium alloy frame|
|Weight:||0.8 kg/1.76 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-key rollover USB|
|Media Keys:||Dedicated playback and volume control|
|Dimensions:||127 (L) x 436 (W) x 35 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||5 ft/1.5 m|
|Switch Type:||Choice of GAMDIAS-branded Red, Brown, Blue, or Black mechanical switches|
|Backlighting:||Single color "Ice Blue"|