GW2: Steelseries releases GW2 gaming keyboard

Steelseries, manufacturer of gaming peripherals, has announce the release of  their Guild Wars 2 gaming keyboard today. In addition, players who pre-order before August 26 will also get a free Steelseries GW2 mouse.

STEELSERIES AND ARENANET ANNOUNCE THE GUILD WARS 2® GAMING KEYBOARD

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New Keyboard Joins the Award-Winning Guild Wars 2® Product Line-up, which Includes Headset, Mouse, and Mousepads

COPENHAGEN – August 12, 2013 – Today SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, and ArenaNet, developer of Guild Wars 2, completes the co-branded peripheral line-up for the acclaimed MMO with the introduction of the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard. Preorder this new addition from the SteelSeries Web Shop for $79.99 and for a limited time; receive a free Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse.

A visually stunning design showcases the game’s distinctive artwork, dynamic red, white and black color scheme and vibrant red illumination with 8 levels of adjustable brightness. Tailored for Guild Wars 2 specific gameplay the keyboard enables gamers to react quickly, move effortlessly, and to customize its performance for every aspect of the game, whether it’s PvE, PvP, or WvW. Users can program every key, including its 17 raised macro keys along the top and left side of the keyboard, and up to 2 layers per key, for a total of 250 programmable keys on the board.

The Guild Wars 2 Keyboard offers enhancements that bring fluidity to the way the user moves around the keyboard. These enhancements include:

· Raised macro keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro combinations.

· The addition of two small tactile bumps on the W-key to provide a faster return to WASD.

· An enlarged space bar and added directional keys that support features that improve comfort and reaction time.

· A SteelSeries key that allows the user to easily adjust brightness and disable the Windows key with no software required.

· Two swappable feet that allow the user to adjust the keyboard’s angle to what is most comfortable.

SteelSeries Engine

Supported by SteelSeries Engine, users have the technology support to easily customize, save, and perfect their Guild Wars 2 Keyboard set-up. With advanced macro capabilities that are unique only to SteelSeries Engine, users have the ability to  “copy and paste” macros optimized for entry in command lines as well as to create key-press macros with programmable timings and delays. Users will find pre-designed, default macros ideal for PvP battles and casual gaming, as well as the ability to completely customize the keyboard’s layout and create an unlimited number of macros and profiles.

Be sure to follow SteelSeries on social media for contests and giveaways leading up to the 1 year Anniversary of Guild Wars 2 on Facebook (http://facebook.com/steelseries) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/steelseries).

About Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning MMO that will offer players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customized personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars®, NCSOFT and game developer ArenaNet™ are creating an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit www.GuildWars2.com.

About SteelSeries
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards, and mice to controllers, surfaces, and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for competitive gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships, and community support. For more information, please visit http://steelseri.es

  • Anonymous

    All you really need is a Razer Naga and the keyboard becomes a commodity

    • Guest

      and since Anet doesn’t openly allow macros to be used in game, why would they let the manufacturer put 17 macros on the damn keyboard?
      It’s almost as funny as they saying they “efficiently disabled hardware macros”
      good joke, anet

      • MAGpie

        They did not actually say it was for GW…

  • Some Dude

    Honestly i like my steelseries merc stealth a lot better, the gaming section on the left has all the customisation you need at the fingertips of 1 hand… takes some getting used to (3 days in my case) but now i wouldn’t trade it back in for the world.

  • David Gingerich

    SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals.

    I found that hard to believe. Logitec and Razer do pretty good.

  • WARNING!!!!

    Raised macro keys along the top and left side, which provide faster and more precise macro combinations.

    the entire advertisement is luring people to be banned read all gw2 rules b4 u buy this if you rely on there advertisement to buy this you will be banned for using macro’s 1 key 1 action is the only thing u can do in gw2 as stated above and on the advertisement page in many locations using ”macro combinations” will lead to a ban

  • Annette

    Does anyone know whether this keyboard is available again? Thanks.

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