Asus Republic of Gamers Horus GK2000 keyboard specs: Embedded with 32-bit MCU and 4MB built-in memory


Game enthusiasts may be delighted to find out that a new keyboard specifically made for playing has been unveiled by ASUS Republic of Gamers to make their experience more enjoyable.

According to official press release, the hardware dubbed as the ROG GK2000 Horus is about speed and precision, just how its namesake – Falcon god of war and hunting – is described.

Horus is embedded with 32-bit microcontroller unit and 4MB of built-in memory for processing and storing of lighting, profiles and macrofunctions. Specifically, the maximum macrofunctions is 80 while it can save up to 10 profiles.

The keyboard uses Cherry MX Red mechanical switches which has a lifespan of 50 million keystrokes. It has light actuation force of 45g and a direct, no feedback travel. It also has red LED backlight with five preset lighting modes to choose from. Owners can opt to customize the lighting and choose which key they only want to be lit. Equipped with N-Key rollover technology, the keys that are pressed and used most of the time are registered and can be assigned with its own hotkey for easier access when turning on or off.

Other features include dedicated multimedia keys, scrolling wheel for volume or lighting, built-in audio port for gaming headsets, removable palm rest and a detachable stand for smartphones which can either be placed on the right or left side of the keyboard.

Aesthetically, it is deemed to be sleek-looking and combined with strength with the chassis forged from 3mm aluminium sheets. It is marketed as a high quality keyboard with the mixture of Computer Numeric Control processed aluminium, topcoat and brushed finishing and anodized keyboard.

Moreover, it is partnered with a custom-fit neoprene carry case which has pockets for peripherals and other peripheries.

ASUS Republic of Gamers have yet to announce when it will become publicly available and for how much.