Feb 05, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Horus GK2000

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If you are the hunter and not the hunted, it's good to know ROG GK2000 is named Horus after the falcon god of war and hunting. Horus GK2000 is about speed and precision, just as the way a falcon operates. The sleek and stealth aesthetics combined with strength in the chassis forged from 3mm aluminium sheets result in the ultimate premium gaming motherboard. With a mixture of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) processed aluminium with a topcoat finish and anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish, once you hold it and run your fingers over it, there won't be any doubt this is a high-quality keyboard you gotta have!

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The software and technology within is just as impressive, ROG Horus GK2000 uses an embedded 32-bit MCU (microcontroller unit) and 4MB of onboard memory to process and store macro functions, lighting and profiles. Up to 80 macro functions are possible so the challenge now is to see if you can commit them all to memory. And up to 10 user profiles can be saved in the onboard memory. The keys utilize Cherry MX Red mechanical switches (50 million keystroke lifespan) with red LED backlight; you can choose one of five preset lighting modes to light up the keyboard. Alternatively, you can fully customize the lighting yourself, each individual key can be configured so you have the power to light up all of the keys or only the ones you choose! N-Key rollover technology ensures all the keys you press are registered, no matter how many you press, it has its own hotkey in case you want to turn it on or off in a hurry.

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 Horus GK2000 is much like a command center (with all the optional extras) where everything you need is at your fingertips. Dedicated multimedia keys, scrolling wheel for volume or lighting, a built-in audio port for gaming headsets, a removable palm rest, and even a detachable stand your mobile device!  The stand can be placed either on the right or the left of the keyboard. 

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To let your friends and foes know you mean business, you can rock up with the Horus GK2000 inside an ROG custom-fit neoprene carry case which can also house other peripherals and accessories. What happens after that is entirely up to you...

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Here is the official GK2000 product video! Check out the full specs by hitting the PR button below the video.

Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Horus GK2000

Mechanical gaming keyboard features Cherry MX Red switches and a built-in 32-bit processor

 

KEY POINTS

  • Anti-ghosting and N-Key rollover technology ensure each keystroke is detected no matter how many keys are pressed
  • Customizable LED-backlit keys with five preset lighting modes
  • Intuitive ROG user interface allows users to customize macro and function keys

 

Taipei, Taiwan (5th February, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Horus GK2000 mechanical gaming keyboard. It has a built-in 32-bit micro-programmed control unit (MCU) and 4MB of onboard memory, plus an intuitive ROG user interface that allows users to customize macro and function keys for complex multi-key commands with just a single keystroke. ROG Horus GK2000 has a premium, high-quality feel and has CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. It also features a removable palm rest, 2-way adjustable feet, and a detachable stand for mobile devices

 

Built-in 32-bit control unit

ROG Horus GK2000 has an embedded 32-bit MCU and 4MB of onboard memory that processes and stores macro functions as well as lighting and profile settings. Users can program up to 80 macro commands for mouse, PC, and media-control functions. They can also program the keyboard to initiate complex multi-key commands with one keystroke. A total of 10 user profiles can be stored in the onboard memory, and users can simply drag and drop profile settings saved on their PCs to transfer them to the keyboard.

Horus GK2000 utilizes Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, and features 4mm of key travel for tactile, responsive keystrokes. It is durable too, and has an expected lifespan of 50-million keystroke lifespan. Each individual key is backlit by red LEDs, and features ergonomically-shaped keycaps that are ideal for gaming or typing.

Horus GK2000 features 100% anti-ghosting with N-Key rollover (NKRO) technology to ensure each keystroke is detected no matter how many other keys are pressed. The N-Key rollover function can easily be switched on or off via its own hotkey.

Distinctive ROG engineering

ROG Horus GK2000 has a premium, high quality feel and features CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. It has intricately-engineered ‘wings’ and an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish to give it an aggressive appearance.

Horus GK2000 has LED-backlit keys with five preset default lighting modes and a sixth for user-customized settings. Users have the option to light up the entire keyboard, or limit the lighting to specific keys.

Horus GK2000 has dedicated multimedia controls that put everything at the user’s fingertips — they can simply turn a dial to adjust volume, or change LED illumination effects without having to lift their hands off the keyboard. 

Horus GK2000 was designed with user ergonomics in mind, and has a removable 47 x 83mm palm rest to support gamers’ wrists during marathon gaming sessions. The angle of the keyboard can be adjusted too, thanks to two-way adjustable fold-out feet. Horus GK2000 even comes with a detachable stand for mobile devices, allowing users to place them on the top left or right wing of the keyboard for easy viewing.

There are two USB ports situated at the rear of the keyboard for easy connections to external flash drives and other peripherals; there is also a built-in audio port for headsets

 

Take it to LAN parties

ROG Horus GK2000 has its own specially designed neoprene carry case. This unique case has a prominent ROG logo and features a soft inner lining to protect Horus GK2000 from scratches. It even has internal compartments for users to store peripherals and other accessories.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ROG Horus GK2000

Interface

USB 2.0 (1000Hz) with NKRO (can be disabled)

Layout

Standard 104 + 5 macro keys (left) + ROG key (right) + volume and backlight wheels (right)

Keyboard switches

Mechanical Cherry MX Red 45g, 2mm actuation, 4mm travel

Volume knob

Infinite wheel switch (scroll to increase/decrease backlight)

USB hub

2 x USB 2.0

Audio pass-through

1 x audio
1 x mic

OS support

Windows XP/ Windows Vista /Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 8.1/ Windows 10 32/64 bit

Approx. dimensions

52.65 x 17 x4.9 cm

Palm rest: 47.2 x 8.3 x 2.4 cm

Cable

180cm braided cable

Keycaps

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) with UV grip coating

Materials

3mm brushed aluminum
3mm sandblasted aluminum

ABS underside

Weight

1700g

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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