Gamdias Hermes P2 Optical Switch Gaming Keyboard Review

hey what’s going on guys it’s brain being here again and in this video we’re gonna be taking a look at the gam des Hermes p2 keyboard it’s an updated version of the Hermes p1 that I reviewed a little while ago so let’s go ahead and just take a look at this one the latest version of the Hermes keyboard family the Gambia’s Hermes p2 brings with it some changes to the original design the Hermes p2 RGB is a hundred and forty mechanical keyboard with an exposed switch design it has a metal backplate in which the switches are mounted onto for a nice weighty feel and it has very minimal flex when mashing down on the keys the keyboard has a fairly stylized design particularly on the backside of the board that makes it a bit bulkier than it really needs to be.

Gamdias Hermes P2 Optical Switch Gaming Keyboard Review

Gamdias Hermes P2 Optical Switch Gaming Keyboard Review

But ultimately that aggressive futuristic look will just come down to if you like how it looks or not the b2 has an attached plastic wrist rest that cannot be removed and unfortunately for me the wrist rest was just far too short to actually be useful as my long fingers resulted in my wrist spending all of their time on the desk I suppose if you have smaller hands this might not be an issue for you but not being able to remove the wrist rest for something else was also a bit of a bummer for me as the name implies the Hermes p2 is an RGB keyboard the keyboard uses Ghamdi has certified switches that use their own led design and while these LEDs look rather small they do a good job of fully illuminating the key caps the switches themselves aren’t transparent but there’s still a little light flooding under the keys for a more ambient effect that actually looks pretty nice on this board the p2 uses Gambia’s hara software and unfortunately the software hasn’t come very far since my review of the p1 in the software you can set up to six profiles which can be stored on the keyboards memory which is a good thing because in my experience the software crashes more than it actually works this was incredibly frustrating as I would have had to have launched the software five or six times before I could actually make changes to my profiles before ultimately just crashing out again at least the lighting presets look pretty good though and I really like that they have a nice randomized reactive effect with a white base color that really isn’t common to see that kind of layering in a preset effect as I mentioned the Hermes p2 uses Ghamdi has certified optical switches which use light to actually rather than metal on all connections the p2 is offered in blue brown red and black switches which is great because it gives you plenty of options for your ideal switch the unit I got had the blue switches which have a nice satisfying click to them and are nice and responsive they have a lifespan of 50 million clicks and they feel a little bit heavier than 50 grams maybe closer to 60 I wasn’t able to find any other information regarding the specs on the switches unfortunately the switches are also hot swappable for easy maintenance although there aren’t any extras included in the box and there aren’t any switch sets listening on their website as of yet but theoretically you could mix and match switches and have more gaming oriented linear switches on your WASD keys for example maybe they’ll add this in the future but I do really think not having at least a few extra switches in the box is a pretty big oversight just so you guys can hear how these switches sound here is a quick sound test the key caps on the herm├Ęs p2 are made of ABS plastic and they do have a nice smooth texture but the font on the key caps is a nice crisp simple font that looks nice and clean and all of the characters are well illuminated as well as all of the secondary functions in terms of extras the p2 has the attached wrist rest that we talked about earlier and does have a dedicated volume scroll wheel but all of the other media functions must be done with the function key this is an interesting choice but I don’t know really how much I’ll fault them as for me personally I use the volume wheel by far more than any of the other media keys the keyboard also has 6 or any key role over a thousand Hertz polling rate a Windows lock mode for gaming and it does come with a key cap in switch polar as for some more basic details the LED indicators consist of bright blue LEDs and the underside of the keyboard has 5 rubberized pads in two rubberized extendable legs to keep the keyboard in place during use the cable on the p2 is nicely braided and it does feel like it’s going to hold up pretty well over time overall the p2 is a step up from the original Hermes p1 that I reviewed last year but for the I find it a bit too lackluster to command that price the switches give a great typing experience that are nice and responsive and the board itself feels pretty solid but the tiny wrist rest in the unusable software make it very hard for me to recommend this board if you have small hands and if they get the software issues fixed then it might be worth considering but to be honest with you guys I think you can probably find something better for your hard-earned cash at this price well that’s it for the review guys you know I try to do my best to keep things as fair as possible and that means that I can’t always give glowing reviews about everything so I hope you guys found this video helpful I just want to make sure that you guys make the most educated decisions as possible when making your purchases so

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