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Dezimator X Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Dezimator X Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

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With 109 key layout, N-key rollover, and 1,000 Hz report rate, EpicGear’s DeziMator X keyboard is built for PC gaming. In addition to 4 customizable gaming profiles accessible through dedicated GUI software, the DeziMator X offers five macro keys and fully programmable backlit keys for added ambiance. There’s even a gaming-mode option that deactivates the Windows key. Here is a review by Wes from LANOC.

Note: At check-out you have the option of EG Grey, EG Orange, or EG Purple switches.

Additional Note: This is an exclusive North America launch by Epicgear for the Dezimator X through Massdrop and the expected shipping date is based on the lead time required for the order to manufacture.

Dezimator X Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Custom Actuation

After surveying various gamers, EpicGear decided to go with their own switches on the Dezimator X. The actuation point has been shortened by 25% to 1.5mm to provide fast and precise response, and the actuation force is tweaked at 50g for just the right clicking feel and feedback. Maximized gold plating at the contact point and double blade contacts to form a dual-cross contact area effectively avoids the problem of double-tapping/double-register seen in conventional mechanical switches. The EG Grey is the linear option, the EG Orange is the tactile option, and the EG Purple is the tacticle and clicky option for the Dezimator X.

Dezimator X Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Built Tough

Composed of 70% aluminum and weighing over four pounds, the 20.78 x 10.08-inch DeziMator X is anything but delicate. But it’s not without its comforts. An arch-shape base tilts the keyboard at a 9 degree angle and 13 degrees when legs are propped to allow for optimal hand position for gaming. It comes with a wrist rest for added comfort and performance, while the rubber surface beneath the keyboard ensures it won’t slip. In the upper right-hand corner, a sturdy wheel provides quick access to volume control, and audio/mic jacks let this keyboard act as your media hub.

Dezimator X Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

  • EpicGear

DeziMator X

  • EG mechanical switches
  • Fully backlit with key-by-key setting
  • 9 lighting modes including 3 user-defined per-key-lighting modes
  • Fully programmable keys
  • 5 additional macro keys
  • Adjustable polling rate: 125~1000Hz
  • Extreme anti-ghosting & N-key rollover
  • Dedicated GUI software
  • 109-key layout
  • N-key rollover
  • Audio & Mic jacks
  • 2 USB ports
  • X-braided cable & gold plated connectors
  • Multi-media and volume control
  • Gaming mode Windows key deactivation
  • System requirements: PC with USB Port, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP
  • Dimensions: 20.78in x 10.08in x 2.28in           
  • Weight: 4.19 lbs

EG Switches

  • Actuation Force: 50g
  • Actuation Point: 1.5±0.2mm
  • Bottom Travel: 4mm
  • Life Span: 70-million keystrokes
  • High-strength alloy contact plates
  • Double-blade contact points
  • Dual-cross contacting area
  • Maximized gold plated contacting area
  • EG Grey - Linear
  • EG Orange - Tactile
  • EG Purple - Tactile and Clicky

Included

  • Two-year warranty

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Sep 10, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

I agree with most of what Under_Score96 says, I'll add my own notes underneath here Generally these switches seem about equivalent to Cherry MX quality and consistency out of the box. Greys: A decent linear switch with a bit less sandiness than the Cherry linears but not as smooth as the Gateron yellows I have used. The 50g actuation gives the switches a decent debounce, apart from that not much else to say. Purple: Decent clicky switches, slight inconsistency in tone of the click but no more so than the MX Blues I have in a board at the moment. A few of them feel like they're lighter than the others but I haven't rip-o-metered them to confirm it. Would be a decent budget clicky switch. Oranges: Like clears, these have a satisfying bump and debounce, I would probably buy a batch of these to build into a keyboard at some point - and wonder what they would be like lubed and with heavier springs, ergoclear style. I was planning to build these into little left-hand boards for gaming but I'm having difficulty with the cases at the moment, as the laser cutter I planned to use to chop out the stencils is refusing to work and doesn't seem likely that the issue will be resolved soon (ancient drivers not available anymore). Once I get these built into boards I'll put some info about how they are in regular use. I'd like to echo the other users by saying that I would be willing to both purchase these from EG for builds, if they were made available., and would consider buying a board if some of my hangups are addressed, namely the design was less "gamer-y" and made more subtle, disassembly was simple for repairs and a nice-to-have would be something that could work with a custom controller a-la the Ghost Squid and CM QFR XT Since a selling point is the sturdy metal construction, something like a Noppoo Lolita style would be awesome.

After a bit of playing around with these switches and comparing them to their Cherry cousins, here are my impressions: Grey (linear): A nice, lightweight linear switch. These switches are extremely smooth and lack the 'graininess' that usually accompanies Cherry Reds and Blacks, which is a nice touch. I prefer these to their Cherry counterparts. Orange (tactile): These have a very noticeable tactile bump with what feels to me like a slightly higher actuation point than Cherry Browns and Clears. It's like a cross between the two, in that the bump is about as pronounced as a Clear, while having a similar actuation force to a Brown. Unfortunately, I do think they feel a bit plasticky with a fair bit of graininess above the actuation point. They're definitely not as premium feeling as Clears. I would not personally recommend these switches over their Cherry counterparts. Purple (click): These are my favourite of the bunch. My current daily driver is a Ducky Shine 4 with Cherry Green switches and these come close to beating them. The Purples are much smoother than Orange and this, coupled with an extremely pleasant clicking sound, make for a near-perfect typing experience. If EpicGear produced an alternative with an actuation force as high as a Cherry Green, they could very possibly be my favourite switches of all. I'd recommend these over Cherry Blues, but not Cherry Greens out of personal preference for a high actuation force. If you're looking for a lightweight, clicky switch with no noticeable graininess, you found it here. In conclusion, if EG produced a keyboard with their Purple switches that didn't come in a package that looks like the brainchild of an axe murderer and a toddler, I'd take it into serious consideration. Also, I'd likely purchase a keyboard with a firmer version of the Purple switch. P.S. Thank you to EpicGear for providing us with these sample kits. I think it's a great way to get your product out there. You've turned an overwhelmingly negative response into a positive learning experience for your potential consumer base.