GAMDIAS is a renowned gaming product manufacturer known for trying new and innovative features in its every product release and many such features have gained the mass support of gaming enthusiasts. The Gamdias Hermes P2 RGB is another shining example of a great product from the house of Gamdias with an excellent combination of performance and durability. The Gaming keyboard also comes equipped with optical switches that are Gamdias Certified. The optical switches are specially designed not to rust or corrode as they contain nom metal in them. The switches can also be easily swapped making it easier for any customization options and also making it easy to repair them. Along with the optical switches, the Gamdias Hermes P2 RGB comes with various other features including the ever popular Gamdias feature, RGB lighting and the user the can create six separate profiles. The keyboard also comes with a special wrist rest feature to make your wrists comfortable during long hours of gaming.
In this article, we are going to review this amazing gaming keyboard and look at its various features, performance, design and the software involved etc.
- Eye catching RGB lighting
- User can create and store 6 different profiles
- Comes with Gamdias certified optical switches
- Indicator to display windows key lock on/off status
- Separate keys to toggle the lighting effects
- Arrow Key Exchange Mode (WASD)
- Update firmware easily online using HERA software
The Hermes P2 gaming keyboard comes with an attractive design and has a single USB slot that works for both 2.0 and 3.0 formats. All your favorite multimedia keys are present in the P2 gaming board, but the one feature that you may like and not present in the previous versions is the volume scroll wheel. And other trademark keys of Gamdias like the keyboard lock toggle keys, brightness control leys, lighting mode adjust keys, screenshot and right mouse button input keys. Unlike the previous version, the P2 gaming keyboards returns to its original and basic look font style. But the stylish aspect of the keyboard is not reduced in any sense and the keyboard design is also a bit wide from the other versions. With a non-removable wrist rest plate, the keyboard also increases in length.
The optical switches comes with a life-cycle period of around 50 million push-buttons and hence can last for a long time. When you look below the volume scroll-wheel, you can see that the lighting toggle keys lights up in blue color instead of your regular green/red color found in other keyboards.
The HERA software is provided with every gaming keyboards to allow you to easily customize your keyboard according to your liking. It also allows you to change your key assignments along with macro management and lighting effects modifications etc. With the HERA software, one can also easily customize the sound effects too and have an excellent gaming experience with the P2 gaming keyboard. Since the software is available as a standalone software, you never need to worry about any kind of slowing down your keyboards performance. You can activate the software only when you need to make any changes to the hardware and the settings remain the same when you attach the keyboard to another desktop or pc. But the only disadvantage is that the software is available only for Windows and Mac version is yet to be released.
After using the keyboard for several hours, we can see the Hermes P2 is much more responsive and comfortable. When you compare with the other previous versions, you can feel that the P2 comes with a lot more latency between both the optical switches and the mechanical switches. Even though you need to put in a little bit extra effort to press the keys, you may easily feel that the keys are stable and built steadily. Another great addition to the P2 gaming keyboard is the down timer that may possibly become a standard addition in every gaming keyboard in the future. The optical switches may prove to become a competitive advantage as it provides more control and help you stay ahead of your opponent all the time.
Since the key caps are designed to be thicker than the previous versions and due to other design parameters, the actuation force might a bit stronger than usual. The spring tension is also a bit higher on the switches when compared to other versions and feel that anyone who’ve used the P1 gaming keyboards can feel it instantly. But as for people who are new to the P2 gaming keyboard won’t feel much change in the tension among the switches. But no one can say that they would find any kind of an uncomfortable feeling when touching the keys. The keyboards also come with adjustable heights along with pads to rest your wrists comfortably.
Overall, the Hermes P2 gaming keyboard is another great gaming keyboard from the stables of GAMDIAS that comes with a great RGB illumination on the top that looks great when you are playing with all the lighting effects. It certainly does enhances your gaming experience to a great extent. Along with the HERA software, it takes your gaming to the next level and helps you stay ahead of your enemies all the time as you have complete control over your keyboard.
Another interesting aspect about the P2 gaming keyboard is the addition of optical switches that are rust resistant and not many gaming keyboards comes with these kind of switches. But with the success of the Hermes P2 gaming keyboard, you can sense it not long before you can see other companies going into the optical switch bandwagon soon. It is not just the design aspect, but it is also largely advantageous in terms of mechanical connections as well. Apart from these other features that makes the Hermes P2 stand out from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide option to the user to create six different profiles and the easy to use wrist-rest pad.