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Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 3)

By Chad Sebring from Mar 22, 2017 @ 20:46 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Gamdias

Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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The left side of the Hermes P1 RGB shows us keycaps resting on switches with clear bodies, and we can even see bits of the blue stems. Holding the switches is a 3mm thick brushed aluminum top plate, which gets screwed into the black plastic lower section.

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The seventy-four keys seen in this image all have clear legends at the top edge od the keycaps, and we do see some bright white paint on a few groups of them as well. The front edge of the keyboard is angled, and at the far left of it, we can see one of the two triangular holes the wrist rest clips into.

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The F2 and F3 keys start off with a bit of multimedia functionality, where you can get to the previous track or the next track by using them. The F3 key is used to swap the WASD keys on the left with the arrow keys on the right so that left-hand gamers can comfortably use the Hermes P1 RGB as well.

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Moving on, we run into the F5 key next, which is used to play or pause a track. F6 will mute sounds from the PC, F7 will lower the volume, and F8 will raise the volume.

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The last couple of markings we see on the F-keys is this pair. F9 is used to record Macros on-the-fly, and the F11 key will remove the functionality of all keys until pressed again.

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Rather than to make the user go into the software every time you wish to change the profile, they added PF designations across the 1 through 6 keys. This way, while holding function, you can swap profiles, and have multiple setups for a single game to switch through.

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The B key and the space bar can also be used for dual functionality. For on-the-fly Macros, they can be set to the G1 and G2 positions. Hera will allow you to set up whatever you want, to whatever key you want.

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