Gaming is once again at its peak because of Electronic Sports (eSports) and now there are more gaming peripherals dedicated for gamers from keyboards, mouse, controllers and a lot more. Gamdias is one of those company that invests heavily in gaming accessories and one of their products are mechanical keyboards.
Gamdias is a Taiwan company their products can be seen on popular PC and Gaming console stores nationwide they have been in the business since 2012.
Meet their latest gaming keyboard the GAMDIAS Hermes E2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It features Neon Light Spectrum for up to 7 colors with customizable backlighting lets you choose your color to match your system or your style.
The E2 keyboard looks like a regular keyboard with the standard key layout but no number pad so it has smaller size compared to other gaming keyboards.
Unlike its predecessor the E1, the E2 now has to 7 colors with customizable backlighting lets you choose your color to match your style. It comes in sturdy hard plastic material that looks durable and can withstand hard keystrokes.
Gamdias uses their own switches which have unique contoured keycaps good lighting effects can be directly controlled by the users using the GAMDIAS HERA software or using the keyboards built-in controls. The E2 mechanical keys use solid and the LED colors are bright especially if you are in a dim light place.
Performance. The E2 gives a solid gaming and typing experience, the keys work well and the anti-ghosting with N-key rollover work really well. Users will get a loud and satisfying clicking sounds when using it. But one of the downsides is you cannot attach palm rest in this version of keyboard.
There are six multimedia shortcut keys: Previous track, next track, play/pause, mute, decrease volume, increase volume. With a combination of FN + any of (F2 to F8) keys.
For backlight brightness level adjustment simply use [Fn + ＋] increases brightness, [Fn + －] decreases brightness. There are 6 phases for brightness level adjustment; OFF / 20% / 40% / 60% / 80% / 100%. For Game mode simply Press [Fn + Win] once to lock the Windows key so there will be no response when it is pressed and then press again to unlock the key.
The USB cable has around 1.8 meters long which is good enough if your PC is located under your table, so no worries that it will not reach the top of your table.
Personal Experience. Using this keyboard in writing articles is a bit annoying since it produces a loud clicking sound, but when use while playing games like DOTA, Call of Duty and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds its more fun since you can feel the quick and fast response of the keys to your command.
Overall. The Gamdias E2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a good solid gaming keyboard without the high price tag. The 7 colors customizable backlighting is awesome especially if you are playing at the night since it had more excitement to the game you are playing. Just invest a good palm rest to keep your hands free from muscle pain.