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ZOWIE GEAR Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with RTR Technology (Celeritas)

3.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • 6 keys Anti-Ghosting through USB / 18K Gold Plated mechanical switches and USB connectors
  • Highly durable metal inner chassis / Ergonomic design saves space and offer full comfort during use
  • Multimedia controls / Cable Length: 1.8m / 5.8-Feet. PS/2 functions / Full Anti-Ghosting with PS/2
  • Ability to change the -Inch Windows-Inch-key to -InchCtrl-Inch / Connector: USB / PS2 (by USB to PS2 converter)
  • Width: 44 cm (17.33-Inch)/Length: 16 cm (6.3-Inch)/Height: 2,5 cm (1.0-Inch)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Zowie Gear
  • Model Number: Celeritas
  • Connectivity Technology: usb
  • Color: Black
  • Form Factor: Gamimg,Mechanical
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Product Description

The ZOWIE CELERITAS features the newly developed ZOWIE RTR technology which allows the user to define the repeat-response of their presses to be 1x, 2x, 4x or 8x of the normal repeat-response for a keyboard. Gamers are able to gain a higher responsiveness from their keys with ZOWIE RTR , which means they can increase their APM in RTS-games, or increase the pace of movement in some FPS- and racing-games. The ZOWIE CELERITAS has just 0.2 second response-time, which is the fastest for any mechanical keyboard on the market. It supports all keys anti-ghosting through PS/2 and 6 keys through USB. To avoid accidently hitting the Windows key, we developed a function to define the Windows key as Ctrl, allowing RTS-gamers to increase their reach and APM. To ensure the best performance from ZOWIE CELERITAS in a variety of games, it was developed in cooperation with professional gamers Abdisamad 'Spawn' Mohamed, Young Ho 'Flash' Lee and Ho Jun 'Ho-Jun' Moon.


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Make no mistake, this keyboard is awesome. The real question, I suppose, is if it's worth the price.

As far as mechanical keyboards go, I have some limited experience. I do remember learning how to touch type in high school on those old IBM "clicky" keyboards, and have since tried out every mechanical keyboard I can get my grubby fingers on while wandering the aisles of my local electronics stores. Still, I can't say I've had a chance to try out more than 3 or 4 mechanical keyboards in my lifetime, and I'm a computer nerd.

If you're wondering what the difference is between the standard keyboard that you're typing on now and one of these fancy mechanical deals, you're pretty much out of luck. That's because all the technical specifications in the world aren't going to explain to your fingers how it feels to type on one. Nevertheless, I'll give it the old college try.

When typing on a standard rubber dome keyboard, you'll notice that you have to push on a key to overcome an initial resistance. Once that initial resistance is overcome, the key basically "pops" down. The keypress is not recognized until the key "bottoms out" and completes the circuit. This is how almost everybody on earth types nowadays, and it's not necessarily a bad thing.

A mechanical keyboard, on the other hand, is MUCH smoother. The resistance your fingers feel is far more consistent throughout the keypress. With these brown switches, you'll feel a very slight increase in resistance about a third of the way down which, when overcome, will register the keypress. Though this "tactile bump" is almost impossible to feel when typing or gaming at full speed, the end result is a more responsive and pleasurable typing experience that just begs you to go faster.
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I was expecting this keyboard to be good, yet it still game better than i expected. The keyboard looks awesome and feels awesome. Not sure why people are complaining about the spacebar, it feels completely normal for me. In my opinion, this is the best keyboard on the market. I highly recommend this keyboard to anybody searching for a gaming keyboard, or just searching for a typing keyboard. Its a little pricy, but you get what you pay for, a very high quality keyboard.

The only few things i can understand why people don't like:

1) the "\|" key was moved from above the enter bar to near the right shift bar. This is NOT big deal, i adjusted in less than a day.

2) The key caps look and feel great, but they do get dimmed pretty quickly (like 1 day). HOWEVER, this is not do to it being low quality, the keycaps are still laser etched. The reason they get dark is because of the nylon kecaps that i guess is suppose to attract more dirt and grease from your fingers. The key cap printing is permanent and will never fade completely (its also washable).

Both of these things have not bothered me at all. This is a great keyboard used by some of the greatest gamers. If you buy another keyboard over this, you will make a big mistake. (Some people may not like it though because it doesn't have "awesome sick lights.")
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This is my first cherry brown switch keyboard, and I have to say I'm impressed. You get the full tactile feedback of blues without the annoying clicky sound. A great layout, sturdy construction, and the ps/2 adapter is very handy. The only drawback is the price, but it is not much more expensive than comparable keyboards.
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pros: Great keyboard! Very sturdy and works well and is very quiet. (i had cherry mx blue switches but the sound was driving me nuts) This keyboard with cherry mx browns are so much better. Little less tactile than the blues but still feels great typing and playing games. The surface is not glossy like some other keyboards so you dont get fingerprints and smears on it so easily.

cons: the spacebar is a little bit stiffer than the rest of the keys. (i read that the spacebar for this keyboard uses a cherry mx black switch). However its not that big of a deal for me. The zowie sign on the top right of the keyboard lights up in red (can change to blue when locking the windows key). Not a big fan of the red/blue light. Nevertheless this is a great keyboard.
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I am currently a college student, and typing alot of essays does takes its toll on your hands but with this keyboard, it will make the typing sessions much more fun and comfortable. Plus its one of the best gaming keyboard for RTS.
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this is a very nice keyboard, many people have complaints about the space bar, but i do no see it as an issue at all. The only thing that may irk some people is that the enter key is larger, much like the old programming keyboards so it will take sometime to get used some of the keys being moved to compensate for this.
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First, I feel I must address some common issues people seem to be having with this keyboard.

Yes, the space bar is a little different than the other keys. This is not because the space bar uses another keyswitch mechanism or any of the other nonsense I've seen people try to claim. It's because the space bar is huge, and Zowie felt it would be beneficial if it put a stabilizer on each end of the space bar to make it more durable, rather than putting the pressure of the entire key on a single Cherry Brown switch. This makes the space bar slightly uncomfortable to press if you are used to pressing the space bar only on the edge, but if you press it towards the middle it is far more comfortable and I honestly don't even notice the difference.

The keyboard layout is nonstandard. I find it hard to believe that anybody would order this keyboard from Amazon, which has several pictures of the keyboard in which the layout is clearly visible, without noticing the nonstandard layout. I am actually somewhat offended that people are stupid enough to leave one-star reviews because they were too stupid to notice this before they bought the keyboard. I play StarCraft II using theCore hotkey layout, so that the repositioned "\" key should actually get in the way, but I've gotten used to it, and it hasn't bothered me at all really. Even when typing normally the nonstandard layout causes me no problems whatsoever.

The keys do darken over time. I don't know whether this has to do with the oils on our fingers or sweat of pH or what. Zowie claims that it has to do with the neoprene caps, which they say are the most comfortable for progamers but darkening is an unfortunate side effect. If you buy some 99% isopropyl, the darkness comes right off.
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