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GAMDIAS Hermes P3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 3)

By Chad Sebring from Jan 3, 2018 @ 10:38 CST
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: GAMDIAS

Gamdias Hermes P3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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With one glance at the left edge of the Hermes P3, we can immediately tell that the keyboard is much lower than many others we see all the time. There is a stylistic addition with the space cut out of the frame, and above that we can see the exposed switches and the low-profile keycaps, mostly lying flat at this time.

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The central section of the keyboard offers 74-keys in a US QWERTY layout. Skipping past the multimedia keys along the top, we do see arrows on the WASD keys, as well as the G1 and G2 keys for the on-the-fly Macro use found on the B-key and spacebar. Just to the right of the spacebar, we also see the Windows lock.

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Starting the run of multimedia keys, we see the F2 keys used to play the previous track. The F3 key will move to the next track, and the F4 key is used to swap the arrows and WASD keys.

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F5 is the play/pause button, and F6 is used to mute all sound. F7 can be used to lower the volume, while the F8 can be used to increase it.

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The last pair of secondary functions can be located on the F9 and F11 keys. On the F9 key is a camera which stands for Macro recording, whereas on the F11 we see a padlock, which indicates it is to be used to lock all of the keyboard keys from being able to be used.

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The thirty keys left to view on the right end of the Hermes P3 are all seen here. On six of the command keys, we are offered controls for a couple of LED modes, as well as being able to change the direction of said modes as well as the speed in which they are presented. The arrow keys are also marked with WASD, and we see the second set of arrows in the number pad too. It is there where we find the ability to raise and lower the LED intensity with the 8 and 2 keys.

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With the feet now extended, we do see a much better angle of attack on the keycaps above the keyboard. As far as styling is concerned, we see the same cut-out that the left side has, and again, the view is of a very thin keyboard.

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The cable is a bit shorter than most cables and does not come with a sleeved covering. However, we do get a branded hook and loop strap for times when you need to travel with it. The end of the cable has a stylized connector with the Zeus log on it, and the connection is indeed gold plated.

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Beneath the Hermes P3, we can see that the outer edge of the frame is much thicker than the center section. Skinny rubber pads secure the front edge, while rubber pads on the feet are what secure the back edge. We also find a sticker in the center, which has the product name as well as the serial number.

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At both corners, at the back edge, we found the flip-out feet. They do swing well past center to make them tougher to collapse, and the same rubber used to secure it when flat, wraps around the feet and is used to keep it from moving when the feet are extended.

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