Technology has got this amount of advanced that we can now spectate cloud-connected keyboards and from the house of Das Keyboards as they have launched a Kickstarter campaign for funding such called as Das Keyboard 5Q.

This keyboard,namely the 5Q is basically an open API RGB mechanical keyboard which  while taking the advantage of cloud connectivity, control it full illumination system just by syncing with the cloud where each key can be specially assigned to colors which it will show off over internet!

For instance it can graph CPU and GPU usage,it’s thermals,illuminating as per stocks go high-low,provide signals as per a software being developed and many more.

It also features a reset API for Javascript developers and we’ve got news that Das is also trying to form a new community where developers can submit their coded and designed widgets and creations.

The 5Q also can be used for increasing or decreasing the volume having a dedicated 5Q button replacing the old knob features which will LEDs and can instruct the desktop to control the volume and it comes handy while listening to music the keyboards been set to stream.

The keyboard features Japanese Omron switches and is mechanical fully,tactile and responsive being comparable to Cherry MX brown switches.The keys are open at the middle which uses a LED pipe that guides the lighting as fed.

The features being:

  • IOT/ cloud-connected keyboard with Omron RGB mechanical switches
  • Q Button: activates the Das Keyboard Q software when pressed, or acts as a volume knob when turned.
  • Das Keyboard Q firmware connected to Q cloud servers via your computer network stack.
  • A desktop RESET API to control the keyboard light settings
  • N Key Rollover
  • 100% anti-ghosting
  • Centered SMT RGB LEDs
  • 3 light pipes: one on either side and one around the Q Button
  • Full-size ISO and ANSI layouts available
  • Fulltime NKRO via USB
  • Detachable palm-rest
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

As speaking of internet and connectivity so comes upgradability where users can upgrade the firmware as their own over the internet and is compatible with Windows,macOS as well as Linux.

Source:Tom’s Hardware.

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