The ASUS ROG GK2000 is more than 1,5 year old, but we had the chance to get the new version of it, the ASUS ROG GK2000 HORUS RGB edition. The main difference between the old and new versions are the new Cherry MX RGB SILENT keys and 16.8 million RGB backlight feature. But let’s see, what can we do with the new one?
A keyboard with brain
At the heart of the GK2000 beats a powerful 32bit MCU that executes macros, custom key binds, switches keyboard profiles within milliseconds. At the same time, it manages each of the 110 backlight LEDs individually and lets you program them for your liking. The built in 8MB memory stores all the customizations and keyboard profiles.
The ROG GK2000 app has an intuitive interface that allows users to customize or create macros and program function keys for complex multi-key moves with just a single keystroke. The built-in memory can store up to 10 keyboard profiles, each with a set of macros. If that’s not enough you can save additional profiles and macros on your PC and drag and drop them onto the keyboard within the app.
USB HUB and audio pass-through, volume and backlight knobs
ROG GK2000 features a dual port USB 2.0 hub and a pass through mic and audio port to reduce clutter. On the top right side, we can find a smooth mouse-wheel for audio level adjustment and also one for the backlight level adjustment.
Overall this is an excellent keyboard for gamers. The build quality is top notch, the keys feel just right and a pleasure to game with it. This is definitely a COOL GADGET.
ROG Horus RGB UNBOXING video
ROG Horus RGB color settings and switch noise test video
|Keyboard Interface||USB 2.0 (1000hz) with NKRO (AUTO NKRO function)|
|Keyboard Layout||Standard 104 + 5 macro keys (left) + ROG key (right) + volume and backlight wheels (right)|
|Key Switch||Mechanical Cherry MX RGB SILENT Red 45gr 2mm actuation 4mm travel|
|Volume knob||Infinite wheel switch (scroll to increase/decrease backlight)|
|Backlight knob||Click-able Infinite wheel switch (click to mute/un-mute, scroll to adjust volume)|
|USB hub||Dual USB 2.0|
|LED COLOR||16.8 Million RGB|
|Audio Pass-through||1x audio, 1x mic|
|Cable Length||Single 180cm braided cable|
|Keycap Material||ABS with UV grip coating|
|Materials||3mm strong brushed aluminum, 3mm strong sandblasted aluminum, ABS (bottom)|