DOOM & PUBG
In games, we noticed nothing out of order or any point that we missed an input! The NKRO support is fully functional and picked up every move we made! Anti-ghosting also plays to an advantage, as there are times we are trying to hold our breath or creep around while moving, And the Hermes M3 never failed to read whatever combination of keys we attempted to use simultaneously!
Macros do not play well to FPS games, but we did give things a try with older Macros we have for DOTA, and we were pleased to see they imported and functioned flawlessly! Also consider recording Macros on-the-fly with flawless execution, Windows and keyboard locks, swappable arrows and WASD keys, and the G-keys all offered to help make your gaming experience as pleasing as possible.
There is a bad side to this keyboard for us though! We realize we may have big heavy hands, but we feel many gamers tend to relax their hand on the keyboard! With that in mind, and even though the brown switches had a fair bit of resistance, we did find it easy to collapse nearby switches. Not everyone is the same, but for our style of use, we would have likely opted for the blue switch version, accepting the noise that is missing from the brown switches we have currently!
Windows and Productivity
While writing reviews, we do tend to hit multiple keys at once more than we usually do on any other keyboard. This is partly to do with the brown switches, but we feel that the low-profile nature changes the natural positioning of our fingers enough to be a more significant factor. With time, we will get better at it, keep in mind; there is a bit of a learning curve getting used to the thinner layout!
Aside from that, all other features used at the desktop level, without considering games, worked as intended. The multimedia controls work fine, the command keys are easy to find and use, and the lack of size and weight compared to most others makes it easy to get it right where it needs to be for the best comfort! In all, with a bit more usage, getting used to the changes, we feel that as a go-to for composing emails, social media posts and replies, trolling the internet, or writing a term paper, the Hermes M3 is very functional, giving you a near scissor switch laptop feel!
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