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Are you looking for a good gaming keyboard to complete your setup in the best possible way?
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Hermes P1 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard produced by the emerging company Gamdias.
In all likelihood you have never heard of this product and this company before, but don't get carried away by prejudices: I can assure you that this article is much more valid than some counterparts of well-known and reputable brands!
Let's not get lost in further chat and let's see immediately what it is!
Gamdias Hermes P1 Review • RGB mechanical gaming keyboard
The manufacturer of this keyboard among the many other products it was born in 2012 in Taiwan and still struggles to earn its place in the western market.
Despite this, many of their products are well made and deserve to be considered.
First of all the tastiera da gaming RGB Hermes P1: a product with a quality / price ratio that makes competitors tremble.
Now let's analyze specifically the article in all its strengths and weaknesses.
Appearance, Specifications and Materials
THEHermes P1 RGB is a mechanical keyboard with large capacities: it is supplied at a fairly balanced and accessible price and is built almost entirely flawlessly.
Let's start with what I think is the only obvious flaw: the wrist rest is not comfortable at all. In fact, in addition to being manufactured in plastic of dubious quality, it has a very weak fixing system that at the slightest lifting of the keyboard proves its inconsistency.
However, it must be said that in this price range very few products have a wrist rest so this can be a defect as well as an added value.
The appearance of the mechanical gaming keyboard it's very simple, there are no particularly tacky details to note.
La keyboard game is plated in aluminum so it is very resistant to the touch even when put under stress.
The appearance is therefore, thanks also to the aluminum of the plate, elegant and balanced.
To accompany: a strip of RGB LED in the upper part adjustable according to the various color profiles obviously in addition to the rest of the 100% backlit keyboard.
In fact, there are 13 lighting effect settings and 5 personalized backlight combinations.
A very interesting gem on the keyboard it is the presence of the switch puller (the tool used to remove the keys) incorporated in the body of the keyboard from the side below which makes it therefore convenient and within reach.
The product is equipped with a numeric keypad and also for this reason it reaches a weight of 1,56 Kg.
- Switch used in the keyboard are certified and are of the "Blue" type.
|Gaming switches: Blue||Game Profiles: 6|
|Programmable keys: 2||Macro record: Si|
|Anti Ghosting: Si||Length cable: M 1.8|
|Polling frequency: 1000Hz||Interface: USB|
|Weight/size (with palm rest): 1.56 Kg||Dimensions: (con pp): 448x202x37 mm|
Functions and Hera Software
One of the goodies of this keyboard is that despite the very low price compared to the top of the range Razer, Corsair e Logitech more functions are available via the Software Hera developed by Gamdias.
However, what has never convinced us from the start is the interface of the Software Hera: despite theWhatsapp do well everything you may need and despite the menus are rich and complete the interface is obsolete and ugly.
Pressing the button FN on the keyboard and associating it with the multimedia keys or with the predisposed keys, it is possible to explore all the product functions, even the preset ones.
associating FN to a key between F2 and F9 you will have the multimedia keys available, while associating them with the numbers from 1 to 6 you can select the 6 available profiles.
Through theApps on Gamdias it is possible to create and customize up to 6 game profiles at will.
It is also possible to use macro thanks to the two buttons G1 and G2 associating them with FN. Macro they must obviously be set and managed through the appropriate section on the app.
On the right next to the numeric keypad there are finally the last keys to adjust the speed of the RGB animations and the intensity of the backlight plus other preset keys for the play of light.
One of the most interesting features in this model is the : it allows you to play an audio file when certain combinations of settable keys are pressed.
Basically it is a software complete and that offers functions almost impossible to find in other models on the same price range, so while accepting that the interface is certainly not a pleasure for the eye, we can only congratulate Gamdias for this great keyboard!
Gamdias Hermes P1 Review • Conclusion
So in the end it is worth buying this mechanical gaming keyboard or can you find better?
After a few days of use we can reassure you about the product: it is probably one of the best keyboards that have ever come into our hands!
Il rapporto qualità / prezzo is mind blowing, the design it is very well cared for, the materials are excellent except for the wrist rest.
Il software Hera does its duty even if you could make a qualitative leap by revisiting the graphical interface.
Finally, there are countless functions that cannot be found on other products of the same price and numerous interesting goodies, all at a not excessive price.
Our opinion regarding the Hermes P1 RGB it is therefore positive.
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The following review has been written entirely by the Gamerslance.com Staff. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.
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