Genius Manticore gaming keyboard offers 16 million color backlight

Posted on Thursday, Aug 08 2013 @ 15:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Genius introduces the Manticore, a new gaming keyboard with a 16 million RGB color LED backlight. The keyboard seems to have membrane keys, which are described by Genius as "mechanical-like", and it offers 8 programmable macro keys and a record key for easily recording new macros. At first sight, the keyboard's design, features and layout seem quite similar to the ROCCAT Isku FX, so perhaps both keyboards are made by the same OEM. The Manticore is now available in North America for $79.99.
GX Gaming, the gaming series of peripheral maker, Genius, today introduces the Manticore, a highly customizable gaming keyboard with mechanical-like keys with a 16 million color backlight palette in 3 separate color zones.

Fully Featured Backlit Keys
The Manticore outshines the competition thanks to it mechanical-like backlit keys, which are divided into three separate zones, and each zone can be set to a different color. They also feature a 16 million RGB color palette and four brightness levels, helping gamers play at a high level even in low-lighting settings. This wide range of color combined with the three key zones provides virtually unlimited customization options.

Macros Made Easy
Situated on the left side of the Manticore are eight macro keys. Three different setups are possible, allowing for a total of 24 macros. And with just a press of a button, gamers can rapidly switch between setups. New macros can be created and assigned on the fly using the Master Record button. The Manticore also has 32 kilobyte onboard memory, and 20 keys can be pressed at the same time without any ghosting effect.

Low Latency and All the Extras
The Manticore lets gamers play at high speeds and in full comfort. It boasts an up to 1,000 hertz report rate with a 1millisecond response time, and is equipped with rubber pads on the bottom for enhanced stability. And with its smart cable management, the Manticore's 1.8 meter (6ft) USB 2.0 cable won't clutter desks. Two USB ports on the back of the keyboard can accommodate additional peripherals, helping users obtain a fully immersive gaming experience.

Genius Manticore Gaming Keyboard features:
  • Backlit keys with 4 brightness levels
  • Keys divided into 3 separate color zones
  • A 16 million RGB color palette
  • Mechanical-like keys
  • 8 programmable macro keys
  • Master Record key easily records new macros
  • Onboard memory chip prevents command bottleneck


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