HAMBURG – March 26, 2018 – Today ROCCAT, esport equipment manufacturers, announced the worldwide availability of the Horde AIMO keyboard. Featuring unique Membranical® keys which combine the strengths of mechanical and membrane keys, it also boasts quick-fire macro keys, a configurable Tuning Wheel plus multi-zone RGB illumination customizable in 16.8 million colors, making it the most feature-rich rubber dome keyboard on the market. The Horde AIMO is currently available at ROCCAT.org, Amazon and Newegg for $89.99 and the non-AIMO version will be available in Q2 2018 for $69.99.
Designed and engineered to deliver a gaming-optimized keyboard that is more precise than the competition, it includes a column of five, low-profile macro keys which skirt the Horde AIMO’s main key zone, positioned on the left, for rapid and intuitive execution. The distinctive lower height of the keys ensures there are no accidental miss-hits. At just 5.0ms, their actuation is lightning fast. The Horde AIMO island keys offer up to a 44% faster response rate, securing the most precise trigger of every button.
Coined by ROCCAT, Membranical® represents the best of both worlds between standard and mechanical keyboards. Its midway travel actuation point provides a very precise and responsive key stroke with a fast yet silent typing feel. The island layout resists dirt for low-maintenance gaming and mid-height keys with a precision fingertip design to vastly improve key distinction. The Horde AIMO reduces the input lag of each keystroke, giving the gamer noticeable edge over the competition.
“With the Horde AIMO, we wanted to offer the fans of traditional keyboards the best choice in the market, there is no other option that feels as crisp, precise and offers this level of customization,” said ROCCAT CEO René Korte. “The Horde AIMO is one of a kind.”
The fully programmable Tuning Wheel and corresponding multimedia keys provide fast and intuitive control for illumination, brightness, dpi, volume and more. It can be customized to suit each gamer’s specific needs. Rotating freely through 360 degrees with precise, tactile steps, the Tuning Wheel provides on-the-fly command power with accuracy. It’s also fully compatible with Windows 10 Dial functionality, making the Horde AIMO the first gaming keyboard with this feature.
As a member of the AIMO ecosystem, the Horde AIMO features ROCCAT’s intelligent living light system in which its functionality grows exponentially based on the number of AIMO-enabled devices connected, reacting intuitively and organically to user input. It joins the Khan AIMO and Kone AIMO to make a uniquely immersive gaming experience. Eliminating the need for configuration, AIMO presents state-of-the-art lighting scenarios right out of the box, for a completely fluid, next-gen experience.
The Horde AIMO is also fully compatible with ROCCAT’s Swarm driver system. Its high level of flexibility allows the gamer to adjust all aspects to their individual preferences.