ROCCAT introduces the Horde AIMO, a new keyboard that features "Membranical" keys. The company claims these keys combine the strenghts of mechanical switches with the silent and soft padded feel of membranes. Other key features include multi-zone RGB LEDs, macro keys, and a Tuning Wheel. It should be available in retail stores for $99.99.
At Gamescom 2017, ROCCAT Studios added the Horde AIMO to the
AIMO illumination series, setting a new benchmark for keyboards. Designed and engineered
completely from scratch with a view to delivering a gaming-optimized keyboard that was more
precise than the competition: The Horde AIMO features unique Membranical® keys which combine
the strengths of mechanical and the silent and softly padded feel of standard gaming keyboards.
The Horde AIMO also boasts quick-fire macro keys, a configurable Tuning Wheel plus multi-zone
RGB illumination customizable in 16.8M colors, making it the most feature-rich rubber dome
keyboard on the market.
Membranical® represents the best of both worlds between standard and mechanical keyboards.
Its midway travel actuation point provides the most precise and responsive key stroke ever, with a
fast yet silent typing feel. The island layout resists dirt for refined, low-maintenance gaming and
mid-height keys with a precision fingertip design vastly improve key distinction. The Horde AIMO
reduces the input lag of each keystroke, giving the gamer noticeable edge over the competition.
The fully programmable Tuning Wheel and corresponding multimedia keys provide fast and
intuitive control for illumination, brightness, dpi, volume and more. They can be completely
customized to suit each gamer’s specific needs. Rotating freely through 360° with precise, tactile
steps, the Tuning Wheel provides on-the-fly command power with accuracy. The Tuning Wheel is
also fully compatible with Windows 10 Dial functionality, making the Horde AIMO the first gaming
keyboard with this feature.
Naturally, the Horde AIMO features AIMO, the all-new ROCCAT lighting system. It is the third
product of this vibrant lighting series, after the Khan AIMO and the Kone AIMO and more are to be
expected. Its functionality grows exponentially based on the number of AIMO-enabled devices
connected, reacting intuitively and organically to user input. Eliminating the need for configuration,
AIMO presents state-of-the-art lighting scenarios right out of the box, for a completely fluid, next-gen
A column of five, low-profile macro keys skirt the Horde AIMO's main key zone, perfectly positioned
on the left for rapid and intuitive execution. The distinctive lower height of the keys ensures there
are no accidental miss-hits. At just 5.0ms, their actuation is lightning fast. The Horde AIMO island
keys offer up to a 44% faster response rate, securing the most precise trigger of every button.
The Horde AIMO is also fully compatible with ROCCAT’s Swarm driver system. Its high level of
flexibility allows the gamer to adjust all aspects to their individual preferences.
“With Horde AIMO we wanted to offer the fans of traditional keyboards the best choice in the
market, there is no other option that feels as crisp and precise and offers this level of customization.
The Horde AIMO is unique in its kind”, says René Korte, CEO of ROCCAT.