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GIGABYTE readies its new gaming keyboard

Mechanical GK-K8000 out soon
By: Cameron Wilmot | Gaming News | Posted: Mar 21, 2008 10:02 am

GIGABYTE made the next headlines recently regarding its upcoming GK-K8000 which claims to be the world's first mechanical gaming keyboard.


It is mechanical in the sense that it uses non-click Cherry MX-linear keys which is said to guarantee a life cycle of up to 60 million keystrokes. Do the math on that!


It marks the first entrant for GIGABYTE into the PC gaming peripherals market and has indeed sparked some attention. It has a truck load of features which we will cover in our exclusive review soon but to summarize some of the features - it has 10 programmable gaming hotkeys that supports up to 103 customizable profiles. These profiles are also able to be setup and changed with the included 512KB onboard memory through the GHOST Engine software suite.


If that is not enough for you, the GK-K8000 even includes the C-Media 6300 single audio chip for USB stereo audio for microphone in & earphone out.


We got an updating on when the keyboard will hit store shelves and the date we were told was at the end of April.


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