Ideazon first created some nifty keypads and custom keyboards a couple years back. Then they created the Merc, which blends together some of the sweetness of a keypad with the practicality of an actual full QWERTY keyboard. The mighty SteelSeries was so impressed with the awesomeness of said keyboards that they up and bought the company. So there's your history lesson, now on to the stuff you actually care about...
SteelSeries Merc Highlights:
- SteelSeries Z Engine allows full customization of each key
- Pre-defined profiles for more than 150 games
- Anti-ghosting capability: Up to 7 simultaneous keystrokes
- Special gaming key area
The SteelSeries Merc gaming keyboard features 34 dedicated gaming terrain keys, making it easier and more intuitive than ever to walk, run, jump, crouch and move directionally in games. The gaming terrain keys, tilted at an 11° angle, are ergonomic and comfortable even during long gaming sessions.
SteelSeries Merc supports simultaneous keystrokes and features a number of hotkeys for multimedia, navigation and other one-click controls. All keys on the keyboard can be programmed with the powerful SteelSeries Z Engine software, allowing for programmable keys and easy to use drag-and-drop macro creation.
- Cable: 1.8 m / 6 ft.
- 1 x USB plug
- Dimensions: 536 x 201 x 27 mm / 21.1 x 7.9 x 1.1 in
- Operating systems: Win XP/Vista/Win 2000/Win 98/Win ME