REVIEW : BenQ ZOWIE Celeritas II
Most of the keyboards have Cherry MX switches but Zowie Celeritas II features Flaretech optical key switches. Does it help make the best keyboards for gamers, read more to find out?
Flaretech switches consist of no electronics and with switch modules mounted in a metal plate over a printed circuit board. Since there are no electronics, the keyboard uses optical sensor which is much faster in confirming keypress. Optical Switches also allow for tracking the key press just like triggers on your XBOX controller. The feel of keypress is quite similar to a cherry MX keys, which is quite smooth.
The keyboard features a matte finish and red backlight along with a detachable wrist rest. Function key modifier enables backlight brightness modification and media controls. The keyboard features a big L shaped enter key which I like a lot.
The keycaps are black painted with translucent characters to allow backlight to shine through. Feet are absent from the bottom of the keyboard so height is not adjustable.
The keyboard cable is flexible and quite long. The cable is placed at center of the keyboard which is the most suitable for every scenario.
Celeritas II is totally plug and play with windows downloading the driver for you and you are done. Celeritas II also supports PS/2 ports with included dongle, that’s great as PS/2 has lower latency compared to USB.
Celeritas II is a top notch keyboard to play games on, with precise key strikes and no ghosting at all. The layout is standard so there is no time taken to get used to it and it feels right at home from the start. I guess the optical switches are doing their magic as using the keyboard the movement is CSGO was smooth and every command so precise, loved it.
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