PC gamers looking for a new backlit keyboard but aren't keen on shelling out big bucks, can purchase the new Genius KB-G265 for a mere $39.99 USD. It builds upon the previous KB-G255 model by throwing in even more anti-ghost keys and two additional USB ports for connecting a mouse, headset or other USB devices.
According to the specs, the keyboard features an all-black exterior highlighted by cool blue LED backlit keys, making it a great tool for cave-based PC gaming and lighting up a themed desktop. The lighting can be turned off on-board by pressing one of the hotkeys aligned at the top. Other hotkeys provide quick access to functions like media playback, web browser control and so on.
While the previous model featured 17 anti-ghosting keys, this updated model presents 20, allowing users to press six keys at the same time without causing complete-yet-accidental chaos during gameplay. The keyboard also provides a polling rate of 1000 Hz, meaning it supposedly has a response time eight times greater than standard keyboards with 125 Hz polling rates.
"Wire clutter can be a problem for gamers," the company said. "That's why the KB-G265 has recesses so the keyboard cable can be positioned so that it goes to the left or the right. And to better allow gamers to immerse themselves in the action, the KB-G265 has two built-in USB ports."
The new Genius KB-G265 keyboard also comes packed with eight silver key caps so that more important keys can be made more invisible. The Windows key can even be deactivated to prevent users from accidentally booting themselves to the desktop during heated gameplay moments (been there, done it).
The new Genius KB-G265 should be available now at participating retailers nationwide and via online e-tailers for $39.99.