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GIGABYTE GK-K8000 GHOST Gaming Keyboard

Today we look at some industrial strength button mashing ability from GIGABYTE in the form of their killer GK-K8000.

| Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 4, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Lethal Weapon

 

Rocking up on my doorstep recently is the shiny new GIGABYTE Professional Gaming Keyboard, enumerated the GK-K8000. This is GB's new top of the line industrial strength keyboard aimed at the pro gaming community.

 

GIGABYTE GK-K8000 GHOST Gaming Keyboard

 

Without even taking it out of the box, you can tell this is a different class of keyboard all together. It weighs a ton; well, feels like it! - If you ever get your ass kicked at a LAN party, just start swinging this baby whilst screaming "BOOM! HEADSHOT!". It's a lethal weapon, really.

 

But on to the un-boxing we go. After removing the outer shroud of packaging we are met by a row of orange keys peeking at us through a cut-out in the cardboard. I love it when companies do stuff like this; it just teases you even more as to what's inside and gives the whole experience a much more anticipated feeling to it. It's a bit like if Christmas presents had windows in them and you couldn't quite see what you were going to get, but you were left guessing for weeks!

 

GIGABYTE GK-K8000 GHOST Gaming Keyboard

 

With all the fervour of a 4 year old, I flung the packaging open, my eyes wide with glee! What you see in this picture is a carefully re-assembled layout of all the bits in the box. These include replacement keys and a key-puller-thing, heavy duty industrial thickness braided USB cable, driver disk, clip-in wrist rest and a nifty carry bag with pockets for cables. It looks like GB is serious about you taking this board on the road!

 

GIGABYTE GK-K8000 GHOST Gaming Keyboard

 

The key-puller-thingy allows you to pull up the original black keys on board and replace any of the A to Z keys with a grey coloured equivalent. This is with the exclusion of the WASD keys which are highlighted in the same vibrant orange colour as the special G keys.

 

GIGABYTE GK-K8000 GHOST Gaming Keyboard

 

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