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GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Aug 24, 2016 4:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GAMDIAS

HERA Software




The main window that opens after installing HERA is the key assignment window. While we are currently set to program only the G-keys for this image, if you switch to General tab the top, you can remap the entire keyboard. Along with basic remapping, there are pre-installed options to choose via a drop-down menu. At the bottom, you can lock the game key down, turn on consecutive attack mode, and down the right side, you can swap through the various profiles.




The Macro Manager offered via software is top tier. While you can import, export, and build new Macros on the left side, you can also edit them and add any delays and commands to the Macro you wish to use.





Keyboard luminance is directed to controlling the LEDs. Along with the Neon setting, which illuminates the keyboard in one color, we can also adjust the brightness and even the speed of individual effects. As options, you can use breathing, wave, responsive fade out, fade in, various marquees, rainbow drops, a Night Rider effect, and even one that looks like a siren.




The Hermes will also allow for sounds and timers. Using some of the default options for alarms, you can set a timer for pizza, when you need to quit gaming, or when a roommate is due home. This is just the basic for the settings, as the next two tabs take it deeper down the rabbit hole.




In the sound file edit tab, you can record anything you wish to play when the timer ends. It can be your voice, recordings from your favorite video, or various sound bites you may already have stored.




Timer settings allow the ability to address the name of the file for the sounds and timers. You can make it count down days, hours, minutes, and seconds. There is also the ability to place an OSD display for the alarms so that you get a notification as to why it is going off. You may also choose how large this message is displayed.




The last tab eases the updating and support of the Hermes RGB. We are shown to have the GKB1050 attached running version 202 firmware. The software is version 2.6.1., and the words online support, near the bottom, delivers you directly to Gamdias support.

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