GAMDIAS HERMES M5 Keyboard Review 2

GAMDIAS HERMES M5 Keyboard Review

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Introduction

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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.

Specifications

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
Macro Support:No
Weight:0.8 kg/1.76 lbs.
Wrist Rest:No
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
Software:No
Switch Type:Choice of GAMDIAS-branded Red, Brown, Blue, or Black mechanical switches
Backlighting:Single color "Ice Blue"
Interface:USB
Warranty:One year
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