Zowie Celeritas Competive Gaming Keyboard ReviewBluePanda - September 14, 2011
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Now for the conclusion, where I’m supposed to tell you whether or not you should buy the ZOWIE Celeritas for your own use. You and I both know that I can’t decide if this is the keyboard for you but some specific points might help you choose. First off, the keyboard is a mechanical, if you haven’t had one before, or haven’t used one before – see if you can borrow a buddy’s for a week or two. You need to know if you can handle hearing the clicking all the time – or more specifically if your roommate can handle it. Some people really like the change in feel for the keys, me being one of those, and others who simply find themselves lost after using a laptop style board for so long. Second, if macros really are that important to you, just stop now; this keyboard is not made for you – move along. Third, this keyboard is solid and offers about everything you can ask from it. It has a number pad, media keys (a little odd to use if I must say), and control over repeat rates. The media keys require you to hold the ZOWIE key like a shift key to access the sub-keys on F1-F6 which was a little awkward at first – but aren’t most things you aren’t used to? Anyway… this keyboard is quite the board; it is ready to stand up to your abusive pounding and respond loudly back with a “click-clack” for what seems to be years to come.
- It’s MECHANICAL!!!
- It has GOLD in it (or, rather, it is built to last with top-of-the-line switches)
- Very rugged
- Subtle lighting for you light haters
- Repeat rate controls (1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x)
- Really stays put on your desk
- Space bar is a bit rough on the thumbs
- Media keys are a bit awkward
- Ergonomics are designed for everyone – and really can’t be adjusted