SteelSeries unleashes the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard

by: John -
If you're into Guild Wars 2, SteelSeries has some nice branded products for you. Today, they are announcing the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard, which joins the headset, mouse, and mousepads in their Guild Wars 2 line.

The keyboard will set you back $79.99 and comes with a nice black, white, and red color scheme. The keys also have a red illumination to them and have 8 different levels of brightness. 

To help you play, the keyboard has raised macro keys on the top and left side so you can get to them easier. For movement, the W key has small bumps on it so you know exactly when your finger is back on the movement keys. As you can see, the space bar is quite big so you won't miss it. The arrow keys feature an additional up-left and up-right key. 20 of the most common keys also feature anti-ghosting of up to six key presses at once.

All in all, a very nice looking keyboard and one that Guild Wars 2 fans should look at. Also for a limited time, you'll get the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse free when you pre-order this bad boy.

STEELSERIES AND ARENANET ANNOUNCE THE GUILD WARS 2® GAMING KEYBOARD

New Keyboard Joins the Award-Winning Guild Wars 2® Product Line-up, which Includes Headset, Mouse, and Mousepads

 
COPENHAGEN – August 12, 2013 – Today SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, and ArenaNet, developer of Guild Wars 2, completes the co-branded peripheral line-up for the acclaimed MMO with the introduction of the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard. Preorder this new addition from the SteelSeries Web Shop for $79.99 and for a limited time; receive a free Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse.
 
A visually stunning design showcases the game’s distinctive artwork, dynamic red, white and black color scheme and vibrant red illumination with 8 levels of adjustable brightness. Tailored for Guild Wars 2 specific gameplay the keyboard enables gamers to react quickly, move effortlessly, and to customize its performance for every aspect of the game, whether it’s PvE, PvP, or WvW. Users can program every key, including its 17 raised macro keys along the top and left side of the keyboard, and up to 2 layers per key, for a total of 250 programmable keys on the board.
 
The Guild Wars 2 Keyboard offers enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. These enhancements include:
·        Raised macro keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro combinations.
·        The addition of two small tactile bumps on the W-key to provide a faster return to WASD.
·        An enlarged space bar and added directional keys that support features that improve comfort and reaction time.
·        A SteelSeries key that allows the user to easily adjust brightness and disable the Windows key with no software required.
·        Two swappable feet that allow the user to adjust the keyboard’s angle to what is most comfortable.
 
SteelSeries Engine
Supported by SteelSeries Engine, users have the technology support to easily customize, save, and perfect their Guild Wars 2 Keyboard set-up. With advanced macro capabilities that are unique only to SteelSeries Engine, users have the ability to  “copy and paste” macros optimized for entry in command lines as well as to create key-press macros with programmable timings and delays. Users will find pre-designed, default macros ideal for PvP battles and casual gaming, as well as the ability to completely customize the keyboard’s layout and create an unlimited number of macros and profiles.
 
Be sure to follow SteelSeries on social media for contests and giveaways leading up to the 1 year Anniversary of Guild Wars 2 on Facebook (http://facebook.com/steelseries) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/steelseries).
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