GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Keyboard Review

Introduction


The first time I heard of GAMDIAS was when I caught the general media covering the smaller brands at Computex a few years ago. Their products all appeared to be named after Greek gods, which seemed like a gimmick at the time, but looking them up more did provide a background for this. Indeed, the very name GAMDIAS translates to “god of gaming”. They went all-in here, with references to Zeus, Mount Olympus and more which you can catch here and here if interested. From where I stand, the name did the job in getting people’s attention, and now, the product has to do its part. As such, we take a look at their Hermes P2 RGB keyboard here, and thanks again to GAMDIAS for providing a review sample.



The keyboard range from GAMDIAS is named Hermes, and I suppose it makes some sense. Regardless, there are sub-lines under the Hermes P/M name, and this particular one is the Hermes P2 RGB. GAMDIAS is marketing the use of optical switches here, so we have another entry joining the ever-growing list of keyboards choosing to ditch purely mechanical switches for optical ones. As the name suggests, we have RGB backlighting on a keyboard that has a fairly unique aesthetic with a wrist rest included and a dedicated volume scroll wheel as well. With a software driver promising more customization, let’s begin the review of the keyboard with a look at the specifications below.

Specifications

GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Keyboard
Layout: US ANSI layout with 104-keys and dedicated volume scroll wheel
Material: ABS plastic case and keycaps, metal top plate
Macro Support: Yes
Weight: 1.1 kg / 2.42 lbs.
Wrist Rest: Yes
Anti-ghosting: Full N-Key rollover
Media Keys: Dedicated volume, other functions available as secondary function/assignable via driver
Dimensions: 220 (L) x 458 (W) x 44 (H) mm
Cable Length: 6.0 ft / 1.8 m
Software: Yes
Switch Type: Choice of GAMDIAS optical Blue, Brown, Red, or Black switch (depending on region)
Backlighting: Yes, 16.8 M per-key RGB backlighting
Interface: USB
Warranty: One year

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