It's the World's 1st Gaming Keystroke Keyboard

Thursday Gigabyte revealed the "world's first" gaming keystroke keyboard, the Aivia K8100. Arriving in black, yellow and red, the new keyboard boasts four primary features-- touch and slide volume control, 20 anti-ghosting keys, GIGABYTE's GHOST macro engine, and an enhanced ergonomic gaming keystroke keyboard design.

According to the company, the keyboard offers three different built-in keystroke forces--70-grams, 60-grams, and 50-grams. The most common gaming control functions such as WASD, Ctrl, Space, and the arrow keys are assigned the 70-gram weight setting. Keys typically pressed by the little finger--including Tab, Caps-Lock and Shift buttons--are assigned to 50-grams. The 60-gram setting is seemingly left open for user-defined assignments.

Originally seen in the M8000X Extreme Macro Gaming Mouse, Gigabyte's GHOST Maco Engine allows the user to program special macros that can travel with the device. "4-Mbits on-board memory enables up to 100 programmable macro sets, of which 25 (5 sets of 5) can be stored on the keyboard and launched with hot keys. Gamers are able to switch between pre-defined key or button easily," the company said.

As for 20 anti-ghosting keys, this allows the end-user to press up to 20 keys simultaneously without receiving interference from other keys-- the typical USB keyboard is limited to around 6 simultaneous buttons.

Gigabyte did not provide pricing or availability.

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  • eddieroolzHow you'd press 20 at once, I'm not sure, but this is pretty cool!

    8 fingers 2 thumbs and 10 toes! Takes some learning though.
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  • How you'd press 20 at once, I'm not sure, but this is pretty cool!
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  • Camikazi8 fingers 2 thumbs and 10 toes! Takes some learning though.

    You're probably one hell of a typer after learning though.
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  • How you'd press 20 at once, I'm not sure, but this is pretty cool!
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  • cool ,but not on my list of "to buy" peripherials , particularly given i have a bad past with key boards ,(drinks and keyboards don't mix).currently using a refurbished G11 logitech keyboard , it wa awsome till my bro spilt beer on tia dn screwed it'sback lights up, i definitely don'tneed to spend morethan 40 bucks on a key board ever again
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  • eddieroolzHow you'd press 20 at once, I'm not sure, but this is pretty cool!

    8 fingers 2 thumbs and 10 toes! Takes some learning though.
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