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GeIL Shows Off 109-button Mechanical Keyboard at Computex

By , Andrea Ferrario - Source: Tom's Hardware IT | B 18 comments

The Taiwanese memory company is shaking things up a bit.

Computex Taipei runs at the same time as E3 but both companies had a healthy dose of peripherals despite being on opposite sides of the world. Taiwanese company GeIL stayed close to home and opted to showcase its wares at Computex. This included the EpicGear Dezimator, a mechanical USB keyboard with 109 buttons. Available in brown or red, the brown has two-stage actuation buttons with an actuation distance of 2mm and actuation force. The red model has a single state actuation, an actuation distance of 2mm and 45g of actuation force. It supports 10 customizable profiles through five macro programmable buttons. The device is made of 70 percent aluminum, and has an Alcantara cover to protect against dust.

 

Also on show was the company's Scorpion pass-through cable for mice. Weighing in at 150g, the arm is composed of three different parts, the first more solid, the second a little more flexible but of medium strength and the third very flexible. We found the base to be stable and solid. 

 

Of course, being a memory company, GeIL also had some memory on show. The company shows us two new series, the Veloce and Leggere. The former boasts two colors (red and white) for the heatspreader with white indicating best performance. The Veloce line includes memory from 1866 MHz CAS 9 to 2900 MHz CAS 11. Leggera, on the other hand, is a value-orientated line with models from 1866 MHz to 2666 MHz. Both will be available in kits ranging from 4 to 64 GB when they launch in Q3.

 

The Scorpion is priced at $24.99 and the Dezimator keyboard will carry a price of $139 when it's launched this October.

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    razor512 , June 10, 2012 8:17 PM
    who would spend that much for a mouse cable holder?

    I can understand it costing at most $5.

    $25 is just insane
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    amuffin , June 10, 2012 7:53 PM
    Sexy ram modules ;3
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    razor512 , June 10, 2012 8:17 PM
    who would spend that much for a mouse cable holder?

    I can understand it costing at most $5.

    $25 is just insane
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    Ninjamonkeh , June 10, 2012 8:34 PM
    they keyboard looks the same as the 10 dollar one i bought from walmart, cept they painted some of the keys a different color. somehow I think it will cost more than 10 bucks.
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    Pennanen , June 10, 2012 8:48 PM
    Razor512who would spend that much for a mouse cable holder?I can understand it costing at most $5.$25 is just insane


    Who would pay for a mouse cable holder to begin with? Been using piece of bluestick for years and still working fine.
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    fb39ca4 , June 10, 2012 9:15 PM
    I don't think the brown keyboard will sell very well...
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    anti-painkilla , June 10, 2012 10:17 PM
    ninjamonkehthey keyboard looks the same as the 10 dollar one i bought from walmart, cept they painted some of the keys a different color. somehow I think it will cost more than 10 bucks.


    One Word - Anti-ghosting.
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    jimmysmitty , June 10, 2012 10:29 PM
    ninjamonkehthey keyboard looks the same as the 10 dollar one i bought from walmart, cept they painted some of the keys a different color. somehow I think it will cost more than 10 bucks.


    Yea your $10 dollar keyboard and this are nothing alike. This one has mechanical keys which means more can be pressed at the same time without them not doing anything. Yours though would probably choke with more than 2 or 3 keys pressed at once.

    This iis like the Corsair K60/90 series of keyboards. If you truly game, those are some of the nicest ones.
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    mavikt , June 10, 2012 10:34 PM
    About those images; Am I the only one having problem viewing the hi-res version of them (you know, click, new window, click again), or are the links bad? This is the second time now I'm having problem accessing the hi-res images from the trade show reports...

    And please Tom's; Could you make the hi-res images show on the first link instead...?
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    Anonymous , June 10, 2012 10:36 PM
    Once you go mech, you never go back. Now Logitech gaming keyboards are expensive. They use rubber dome, yet cost as much, or even more than some mechanical keyboards.
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    CaedenV , June 10, 2012 10:47 PM
    ... I think I like the style of the white ram modules... that would be sweet inside one of the white cases I am considering... but sadly reality only allows so much money to be reserved for vanity lol.
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    getochkn , June 10, 2012 10:56 PM
    Why do people need colored buttons for gaming? Do you not know your basic keys and if you have to look down to find your keys all the time, you're going to get shot.
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    A Bad Day , June 10, 2012 11:17 PM
    ArchanonOnce you go mech, you never go back. Now Logitech gaming keyboards are expensive. They use rubber dome, yet cost as much, or even more than some mechanical keyboards.


    Indeed. A friend gave a gaming mouse, I loved it, but it broke in a month.

    I found it hard transitioning back to my generic Dell 200dpi mouse.
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    anti-painkilla , June 11, 2012 12:45 AM
    getochknWhy do people need colored buttons for gaming? Do you not know your basic keys and if you have to look down to find your keys all the time, you're going to get shot.


    The douche factor?

    Disclaimer: I have customisable backlit keys, more ostentatious than douchey, or so I tell myself.
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    lahawzel , June 11, 2012 3:49 AM
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    pocketdrummer , June 11, 2012 4:31 AM
    fb39ca4I don't think the brown keyboard will sell very well...

    I don't see why... brown types better than the switches without any form of tactile feedback. Not to mention, I like to feel when it actuates without having to bottom out the key.

    What's really frustrating is that it's impossible to find a mechanical keyboard with the following:
    Backlighting
    Volume controls
    Brown switches
    Tenkeyless
    PS/2 w/ NKRO

    I would buy that in a heartbeat. But, it doesn't really exist.
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    pocketdrummer , June 11, 2012 4:43 AM
    anti-painkillaOne Word - Anti-ghosting.


    No... mechanical.

    You're paying for mechanical switches, not anti-ghosting (which is unnecessary with a PS/2 connector... which is actually SUPERIOR to USB for keyboards).
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    anti-painkilla , June 11, 2012 4:50 AM
    pocketdrummerI don't see why... brown types better than the switches without any form of tactile feedback. Not to mention, I like to feel when it actuates without having to bottom out the key.What's really frustrating is that it's impossible to find a mechanical keyboard with the following:BacklightingVolume controlsBrown switchesTenkeylessPS/2 w/ NKROI would buy that in a heartbeat. But, it doesn't really exist.


    I think he was referring to the colour of the keys being brown rather they type of switches used under the keys which now you mention it, makes more sense than an aesthetic colour difference.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6009482 For those that are interested in the difference of the switch colours.
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    DSpider , June 11, 2012 8:46 AM
    I wouldn't buy it. I've seen some sexy mechanical keyboards and this ain't one of them.