Asus ROG GK2000 Horus mechanical keyboard lands

asus ROG GK2000 horus mechanical keyboard standASUS ROG GK2000 Horus mechanical keyboard has been announced, a gaming keyboard that is highly programmable with a built in 32-bit micro-programmed control unit (MCU) and 4 MB of onboard memory.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has just announced their Horus GK2000 mechanical gaming keyboard.

The Horus has a built-in 32-bit micro-programmed control unit (MCU) and 4MB of onboard memory, plus an intuitive ROG user interface that allows users to customise macro and function keys for complex multi-key commands with just a single keystroke.

The Asus ROG GK2000 Horus mechanical keyboard utilises Cherry MX RED keys with a red backlight and features ROG styling aplenty, giving this keyboard a very distinctive look and no question as to what its focus is.

asus ROG GK2000 horus mechanical keyboardIt’s not all just for looks, though—in addition to the wings, which are for aesthetics, Asus claims its newest plank has a premium, high-quality feel with CNC-processed aluminium accents and a special topcoat finish. You can also remove the bulky wrist-rest if you’d prefer a bit more desk space, plus there are two-way adjustable feet and a detachable stand for docking mobile devices.

Users will be able to fully customise the lighting of this keyboard, with each individual key being able to be configured so that you have the power to light up all of the keys or only the keys you choose. The keycaps are ABS with a UV coating. According to Asus, they’re also ergonomically shaped for both gaming and general purpose typing.

asus ROG GK2000 horus mechanical keyboard deskThis keyboard is packed with the features that gamers would usually call optional extras, sucf a volume knob that can also control the backlight, two built-in USB 2.0 ports, audio pass-through (headphone and mic), five dedicated macro keys, and N-Key rollover (NKRO) support.

I would have preferred more backlight colour options though – even if just white and blue were added to the standard red.

It looks like the keyboard will come with a custom-fit neoprene carrying case so you can bring the plank to LAN parties. No word yet on price or availability though.

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