SteelSeries Unveils Gold-Plated 6GV2 Gaming Keyboard

"SteelSeries has kick started its CeBIT 2010 campaign with the launch of an all new mechanical gaming keyboard – the 6GV2. "

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SteelSeries has kick started its CeBIT 2010 campaign with the launch of an all new mechanical gaming keyboard – the 6GV2. The high-end keyboard boasts of keys that are 18-karat gold-plated.

The 6GV2 is based on the highly successful SteelSeries 7G keyboard, but in a slimmer mould. It comes with the same powerful buffer-system that has been designed keeping gamers in mind. The keyboard has the ability to accept and process as many simultaneous key presses as the number of keys it carries. With its built-in “anti-ghosting” feature, the keyboard lets gamers move, crouch, aim, fire, and check their scores at the same time while playing first person shooter games. This functionality is currently not supported by any other keyboards available in the market.

The keyboard uses a mechanical tactile system that makes it easy to use. No-click switches and iron-infused plastic give the keyboard extended life while making it comfortable for long use. The ergonomic design means the keyboard offers faster reaction times and advanced key combinations for more Actions per Minute. SteelSeries claims that the gold-plated switches have a lifetime of 50 million operations, which is 10 times more than that of conventional keyboards.

Talking about the new series, SteelSeries CEO Bruce Hawver said, “We’ve been watching professional teams such as Fnatic, SK Gaming, Evil Geniuses and others win grand slam tournaments with the 7G as their weapon of choice and have seen it recognized as one of the most impressive performance keyboards on the gaming market. Keeping that rockstar mentality, we designed the slimmed down SteelSeries 6Gv2 to pack the same punch without compromising response time, durability or performance.”

According to the official announcement, SteelSeries will start shipping the 6GV2 keyboard in the second half of this year with a price tag of €79.99.

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13-02-2010, 10:40:32

So I have a Laing Pump (18W) etc etc. but it vibrates so much.Thinking of getting a second one and...

I've seen a few dampers on the market, but I was wandering if you guys have any recommendations?

Any others that are really good?


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13-02-2010, 11:51:19

really? it's vibrating a lot, and i'm not sure 4 standoffs would help that much?

Maybe if i install the pump at the bottom of the case with these 4?

14-02-2010, 13:52:55

You only use 2 of them. I use them on most of my builds and it makes the pumps near on silent after dude.

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