Roccat is one to innovate and push products that gamers never knew they wanted, and now it has outdone itself with the Horde AIMO keyboard.
The new gaming keyboard unveiled at nyc technology events, features what Roccat calls “membranical” keys. Supposedly, it’s a hybrid between a membrane and mechanical keyboard. While there aren’t a lot of details on these, ROCCAT says they have a fast mid-travel actuation point as well as a silent typing feel (no clicking). The keys are ‘mid-height’ with an actuation speed of 7.8ms for the regular keys and 5ms on the low profile macro buttons. ROCCAT compares this to a standard membrane keyboard at 9ms but does not reference mechanical keyboard latency. Additionally, the keys sit in a laptop-like island layout said to resist dirt.
Another unique feature on the keyboard is the Tuning Wheel located on the upper right-hand corner. This wheel, and its associated buttons surrounding it, provides control from multimedia, illumination, brightness, DPI, volume, and is Windows Dial compatible. When rotated the wheel gives users a tactile response when turning (20 steps for 360°). The wheel can also be customized through the Swarm software as well as through Windows settings.
ROCCAT Horde AIMO Gaming Keyboard Specs
Main Key Switches / Cap: Membrane / ABS
Keyboard Interface: Wired USB 2.0
Normal Keys: 104/105 Key
Keystroke Life: N/A
Multimedia Keys : Volume, Play/Pause/Fwd/Rev, Mute
Dimensions (mm): 530 x 235 x 60mm
Cable: 1.8m Braided
Windows Support / Requirements: W10, 8.1, 8, 7 –
System with a USB Port and Internet connection (drivers)
Backlight: 12 RGB Illumination (16.77M Colors)
Roccat Horde AIMO RGB Gaming Keyboard Price
The feature-packed Horde AIMO is available for $90 and it comes in black, gray, and white variants. A non-RGB Horde keyboard is also set to be released soon with a $70 price tag.