The smarty-pant folks at Genius today unveiled a professional gaming keyboard intended for massively multiplayer online (MMO) and real-time strategy (RTS) players. It's the Imperator, and it's the latest addition to the company's GX Gaming Series. Now available in the U.S. and Canada, the Imperator provides North American gamers with 6 programmable keys, three game profiles, the ability to assign up to 18 macros, and a UI to manage it all.
While you're harvesting resources or about to deal a death blow in a PvP battle, you won't have to worry about the Windows key interrupting the action if you accidentally press it, as it's deactivated during gameplay, Genius says. Other features including a 1000Hz report rate, 1ms response time, onboard memory to prevent APM (actions per minute) loss, media keys, and a 6-foot braided cable.
Perhaps the plank's main selling point is its price tag. With an MSRP of $50, it's one of the more affordable gaming keyboards around.