GAMDIAS Hermes Ultimate Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅04-11-13

Product On Review: Hermes Ultimate Black
Manufacturer: GAMDIAS
Street Price: £114.18

We’ve taken a look at some of the biggest peripheral brands recently, but it’s always good to take a step back and check out some of the less well known in the chance of discovering a hidden gem or bargain. Is Taiwan-based GAMDIAS one of these? We’re here to find out.

Although relatively new to the market having been established only in 2012, lesser known brand GAMDIAS already boast a wide selection of unique peripheral designs in the keyboard, mouse and headset arenas. What they lack in depth within a range they make up for with an often quirky aesthetic and an innovative take on solving specific problems in established designs. The Hermes Ultimate is typical of this approach.


GAMDIAS emphasizes the fundamentals, complemented with creativity and service.

GAMDIAS Technology was founded 2012,with team of over 100 led by RK HAN. Successfully creating the gaming brand known as GAMDIAS. Our team emphasizes the fundamental need of gamers, integrated with creativity and artistic beauty. Not only do we aim to set the bar for quality and practically, but also to go above and beyond in our designs. Further supplementing our motto: Gaming Art in Motion, we will continue to invest heavily on designs, transcending GAMDIAS products to an artistic pantheon.

Our design team
We are a group of passionate gamers with limitless creative ideas, and it is our mission to illuminate the specialties of each product, just like the distinctive characteristic of the gods in the Greek Mythologies, each of our products are design with an patented special feature. We never cease to break the limitations of traditional thinking, and revolutionize the gaming industry, GAMDIAS aspires to offer users gaming experiences like none that precedes.

Conceptualized in 2013
GAMDIAS will redefine the Electronic Sports (eSports) landscape for gamers worldwide. Backed by international award winning designers (Red Dot), innovative think tanks, and inspirational brand leaders, GAMDIAS will be the next generation of Gaming Gear.

Designed for use with the ever-popular Cherry MX mechanical switches, the Hermes takes its name from the fleetfooted Greek messenger god known for his speed and cunning. Attempting to live up to its namesake, the keyboard includes a GAMDIAS patented design they called ‘Element’, which is intended to increase typing speed and reduce the noise associated mechanical keys.

Other component choices made by the manufacturer include a 32-bit ARM Cortex processor and 512kb of on-board memory, intending to form the backbone of a powerful macro engine. A macro engine is nothing without macro keys however, and the Hermes has thirteen which are dedicated to the job. An LED backlight, 1000Hz polling and n-key rollover round off the features any gamer would be proud to have under their fingertips, which GAMDIAS are banking on turning as many heads of possible.

Despite its functionality and unique features for a retail design, the Hermes enters a market which has never been more competitive. The number of high-quality keyboards with variable feature sets available from between £110 and £120 mean that it will have its work cut out securing a position amongst the pantheon of greats.

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