Merc Stealth – Ideazon pwns ‘boards!

From the people that brought you their gaming revolutionary Zboard; Ideazon’s back with the altogether sleeker Merc Stealth keyboard.

Instead of a swappable keyset, the Stealth has an extra-wide body with special gaming keys built into the left side.

Basically they give you a second set of the keys that you’re most likely to use when playing FPS-type PC games – such as W, A, S, D, Shift, Space, etc but in a much more user-friendly design.

It means you still use the key presses that are hard-wired into your BFG toting brain, but with less RSI and fewer mistaken keypresses (damn – there goes 2 of my excuses then!).  The W key, for instance, is exactly above the S, unlike on a normal keyboard, and both are much wider than your run of the mill key.

Other features include a backlit keyboard, very cool if you’re playing something scary like F.E.A.R. with the requesite ambience.  The back-lighting can change colour at the press of a button.  Red, blue and purple hues are there so you can match the mood.

Ideazon also bundles in an easy-to-use software tool to assign functions to each key, which brilliantly includes mods for dozens of the most popular games.

The only quibble that I have is that it looks like they have squashed the right-hand side of the keyboard together, so the cursor keys and those you’d normally find above them (Insert, Home, Page Up and so on) are all part of the number pad.  This could be irritating if you plan to use the keyboard for the ‘normal’ functions until you get used to it.

The Ideazon Merc Stealth is available now for around £50 RAH!