Asus has announced the launch of a new peripheral within your family Republic of Gamers. It is the mechanical keyboard GK2000 Horus, equipped with all the latest technologies and which have been careful with all their zeal to deliver the highest quality construction possible.
The ROG Horus GK2000 has an MCU (microprogrammed control unit) with 4 MB of memory that works in conjunction with ROG software, allowing the user to configure instantly macros, lighting, profiles and key assignments without the slightest effort. All configurations are saved in the internal memory of the keyboard, so you will not need to have the software to enjoy them all.
Asus has equipped the Horus GK2000 original mechanical switches Cherry MX Red, mechanisms to 4 mm and 2 mm displacement activation force of 50 grams. While the specification of these mechanisms is 20 million keystrokes, Asus specifies it as having a lifespan of 50 million keystrokes per key. Of course, it has anti ghosting Full N-Key Rollover (NKRO) technology and, in this case, incorporate LED backlights only in red, with five customizable effects.
We said at the beginning that Asus had done its utmost in the design of this Horus GK2000, and proof of this is that you have incorporated various aluminum parts cut with CNC process and are covered by a “special material” (it is rare that they are so specific to the manufacturing process and then not say what material is this), with fins made of titanium. ABS plastics are high quality and the keys are coated with a UV coating to maximize its durability. It also has a large palm rest and a support for removable mobile.
Asus Horus GK2000
These are the complete technical specifications:
ROG Horus GK2000
USB 2.0 (1000 Hz) NKRO interface (can be disabled)
Standard Features 104 + 5 macro keys (left.) + ROG key (drch.) + Volume and lighting control (drch.)
Mechanical Cherry MX Red switches 45g, activation 2 mm, 4 mm displacement
Control Wheel infinite volume (lighting control)
USB Hub 2 x USB 2.0
audio connectors 1 x audio
1 x microphone.
Supported OS Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 32/64 bits
52.65 x 17 x4.9 cm
Wrist Rest: 47.2 x 8.3 x 2.4 cm
Stranded Cable 180cm
Keys ABS with UV coating
Brushed aluminum material 3 mm
polished aluminum 3mm
underside of ABS
Weight 1700 g
Now I do not know if Asus has gotten out of hand the choice of materials, because they have announced that the ROG Horus GK2000 hit stores in August at a recommended price of 269 euros price, and that market there are keyboards with the same characteristics (but not the same materials) for just 90 euros (the Ozone Strike Pro without going further).