Gigabyte reveals new Aorus K1 mechanical gaming keyboard

Meet the new Gigabyte AORUS K1 mechanical gaming keyboard that features German CHERRY MX RED key-switch and supports a travel distance up to 4mm. The keyboard is rated for 100 million actuations. Some of the fancy features of the new Gigabyte AORUS K1 mechanical keyboard include programmable keys with onboard memory, on-the-fly multimedia and backlight control, full-range anti-ghosting capability, and more.

In order to customize the lighting behavior of AORUS K1, users can make use of the RGB Fusion 2.0 software. Each individual key on this keyboard is capable of having its own color or light pattern. Additionally, the RGB Fusion Software will allow this keyboard to synchronize with other AORUS devices.

All of the keys on the new Gigabyte AORUS K1 mechanical gaming keyboard are programmable with on-board memory support. And with the help of the AORUS Engine application, the keyboard is able to configure macros to any key. Once you are done, you won’t need to run the software again to access those customizations.

In addition, AORUS K1 also comes with on-the-fly multimedia and backlight control that allows users to tweak lighting colors, combinations, or multimedia functions without using the software. Just by using certain key combinations, a user is able to change these settings.

The Cherry MX (RED) mechanical keys in the new Gigabyte AORUS K1 keyboard supports a maximum of 4mm travel distance and 2mm activate distance. All of these keys feature full range anti-ghosting capability.

AORUS K1 also allows a user to route the cable from different positions for various ergonomic or aesthetic reasons.

Gigabyte AORUS K1 Specifications

Gigabyte AORUS K1
Keyboard TypeMechanical (Wired)
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Key-switchCherry MX (RED)
Switch Life100 million actuations
Travel Distance4mm
Activation Distance2mm
Peak ForceRed : 45g +/- 15g
Simultaneous Key inputUSB N-Key Rollover (NKRO)
Report Rate1000Hz (max)
Backlighting-RGB fusion 2.0
(Per key 16.7M customizable color)
Multimedia Hotkey22 function keys
(combination works with “Fn” key)
Cable Length2m
SoftwareAORUS Engine
Dimensions (L x W x H)440 x 130 x 40 mm
Weight1125(g) ±10%

Price and Availability

At the time of this writing, there is no word on the pricing or availability of the new Gigabyte AORUS K1 mechanical gaming keyboard.

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Ishaan Sarna

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