Packaging and Accessories
The packaging for the GAMDIAS Hermes P2 arrived in a plastic wrap (not pictured), which does not do much, but if you want the box to be free of dust, then you shall have it. I like the aesthetics with lots of colors that are, however, organized to where nothing feels very busy. On the front is a large illustration of the keyboard with its salient specs and marketing features, and there is another column to the right with more points printed on. This continues on the back and sides as well to where one can tell GAMDIAS made the most of the available space here. There is a seal over a flap in the middle to help keep the contents inside in check.
Open the box and we see the keyboard itself in a foam wrap, with its cable in the same wrap as well. The lack of compartments here means everything is piled in, but then again, there is not much to see as far as accessories go. Included is a keycap puller inside a plastic pouch, and this is a ring-style puller with a plastic top and a puller out of metal. The metal too is on the rougher side and just increases the potential to scratch the sides of keycaps when in use. I would have rather seen a wire-style puller, but then again, I would much rather have GAMDIAS include an actual manual with the keyboard as well. There is an online manual available here, with support for multiple languages; however, there is no mention of this anywhere, and I dare say customers will go ignorant about it to then wonder about what the various pre-programmed functions do. GAMDIAS should change this as soon as able and include a printed manual—it's worth the price of admission.