SteelSeries Launches Shift Gaming Keyboard
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
SteelSeries have just launched their latest gaming keyboard, the Shift. This new keyboard appears to be based on the ZBoard, which makes sense since SteelSeries acquired Ideazon, the original manufacturer of the ZBoard series.
Here's what they had to say:
"The interchangeable keyset design is the only common denominator between the SteelSeries Shift and Zboard. The new keyboard was constructed from ground up with high-quality, strong materials that add durability and functionality. The base of the Shift and the new Shift Keysets are all made with premium plastic and finishes for a superior look and feel. With three height levels, extra wide feet, and a wrist rest that include rubber inserts to prevent slipping, users are able to choose what feels most comfortable for their preferences. Additional hardware features include:
Gold plated audio-out and microphone-in 3.5mm ports
2 USB 2.0 ports, including 1 powered
LED indicators to alert when profiles and functions are active
On board memory allows users to easily record up to 3 layers of on-the-fly macros at the top of the SteelSeries Shift base and have access to instant media controls on the left side of the keyboard. The Bar and Pad Lock keys allow additional layers of mapping on the F and NUM Pad keys that can be utilized in games or in daily applications.
Every key on the SteelSeries Shift can be customized; more than just macros, players can record a sequence of actions with delays and then map that sequence to a single key. Users can then program advanced capabilities in multiple layers per key. Players can take advantage of an endless amount of layered movements with the support of its anti-ghosting capability, which allows up to simultaneous 7 keystrokes."
This seems like an excellent product for those hardcore gamers who have enjoyed the original ZBoard series.
Click here to read the full press release.
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