Asus has added a mechanical gaming keyboard to its Republic of Gamers lineup, called the Horus GK2000. Named after the Egyptian god of the hunting and sky, the ROG Horus GK2000 is styled with machined aluminum wings.
ROG Horus GK2000 has a high-quality feel, a premium and has CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. It also provide a removable palm rest, 2-way adjustable feet, and a detachable stand for mobile devices.
The GK2000’s Cherry MX Red switches keyboard should be good for 50 million keystrokes. A set of programmable macro keys and volume and lighting control knobs complement the keyboard’s main layout.
ROG Horus GK2000 has an embedded 32-bit MCU and 4 megabyte of onboard memory that stores and processes macro functions as well as lighting and profile settings. Users can program up to 80 macro commands for mouse, media-control functions, and PC. They can also program the keyboard to initiate complex multi-key commands with a single keystroke. A total of ten user profiles can be stored in the onboard memory, and users can simply drop and drag profile settings saved on their PCs to transfer them to the keyboard.
Horus GK2000 utilizes Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, and also features 4mm of key travel for tactile, responsive keystrokes. It is durable too, and has an expected lifespan of fifty-million keystroke lifespan. Each individual key is backlit by red LEDs, and equipped ergonomically-shaped keycaps that are ideal for gaming or typing.
As a final touch, Asus made a neoprene carry case for the GK2000, make it easy for gamers to take it to LAN parties and tournaments.
Interface – USB 2.0 (1000 Hz) with NKRO
Keyboard switches – Mechanical Cherry MX Red 45 g, 2 mm actuation, 4 mm travel
Layout – Standard 104 + ROG key (right) + 5 macro keys (left) + volume and backlight wheels (right)
Volume knob – Infinite wheel switch
Audio pass-through – 1 x audio; 1 x mic
OS support – Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8/ Windows 7 / Windows Vista 32/64 bit
Approx. dimensions – 52.65 x 17 x 4.9 cm (Palm rest: 47.2 x 8.3 x 2.4 cm)
Materials – 3 mm brushed and sandblasted aluminum; ABS underside
Cable – 180 cm braided cable
Weight – 1700 grams.