What are Gaming Keyboards?
Gaming Keyboards are extremely popular amongst hard-core gamers.
The gaming keyboard is similar to a typical keyboard, except that it is designed for gamers and other multimedia users.
For example there are extra keys that allow for multimedia changes (eg. volume, fast-forward, rewind etc.) while playing the game.
Features & Benefits of Gaming Keyboards
The diagram below, shows you a typical gaming keyboard with the various features and benefits labeled.
I will now quickly cover each of these features, and show you the benefits of these.
- Volume / Music Controls: – The volume and music controls on the gaming keyboard, are very beneficial to serious gamers. It means that the gamer, doesn’t need to leave the game that they are in to change the songs, or adjust the volume.
- LED Screen: – Many gaming keyboards contain a mini-led screen about the keys. These keys contain details such as the usage of the CPU, the amount of RAM being used and other system details. They may also contain other information, such as the time, or even in-game details.
- Additional Buttons: – Many gaming keyboards contain extra buttons on either the right or left of the keyboard, or possibly both. These keys are allow for extra shortcut keys. They can probably be set to a certain program, and act as shortcuts to those programs.
- Illuminated Keys: – Another typical feature of the computer keyboard is illuminated keys. Lights & cool colours are all just part of what the typical computer gamer loves. Also the fact that you can play games whether the light is on or not, is also a reason that many gamers claim they need illuminated keys (I think they just like the cool colours).
Well that concludes this article on the gaming keyboard. There are a number of things that separate the gaming keyboard from the typical computer keyboard. Computer gamers love a chance to show off in a nerdy way, and the gaming keyboard is a perfect way to do that!
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