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Gamdias Hermes M3 RGB Low-Profile Gaming Keyboard

Gamdias Hermes M3 RGB Low-Profile Gaming Keyboard

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So I just received my M3 RGB. I really like it even though I was hesitant on the quality of the switches. The brown switches included turned out to pretty decent and mostly uniform over the whole keyboard. They're also pretty much on par with Cherry Brown switches for sound and feel though as mentioned above not quite as uniform in performance. The RGB looks great but the download page for the HERA software to fully control the RGB and so on is broken on GAMDIAS' website. If I could improve one thing on this keyboard it would be the stands on the front. They really don't elevate the keyboard at the front much. Though I suppose most people want this keyboard for the low profile than anything. Another small thing would be the keys themselves. They are almost too smooth. Oh and one more thing, I got hit for a $25 dollar CAD customs charge but good luck ever seeing this keyboard in stock on Amazon Canada so I'll let it slide this time. Overall I am pretty satisfied with this keyboard. *EDIT* I take back what I said on the availability of this keyboard on Amazon Canada. It's available right now but for an uncomfortable price of $134.09 CAD. Prime shipping but still. This keyboard is not worth that price in my honest opinion. Not with non Cherry or perhaps Kailh switches, certainly.
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CapDauntless
That was a comprehensive review. Thank you. I know now that I’m skipping over this.
AugustCanaille
Thats fair. I wrote a more complete review on my website if you wish to read it. redbluegreen.ca As said I do not hate this keyboard but its got special issues. Price being the hardest to accept at retail anyways.
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Well, waiting for the blue-switch option to come up. Waited so long, Amazon now have it for $55, guess my waiting ends here.
Has anyone else had issues getting a copy of Hera that functions? I went on Gamdias's site, but the copy of Hera crashes immediately, no GUI or anything. =/
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willowlark
I got it working by using compatibility mode; right-click your shortcut icon and click on Properties, select the Compatibility tab, then tick the checkbox for compatibility mode and see if that works for you.
duckfarts
I finally figured it out as well. I had to run as administrator to get the software to work on my Windows 10 install. It does look like it installs a phone home device of some kind so I just set all my settings, applied and saved them directly to my keyboard with the software and uninstalled the software. Your settings remain on the keyboard.
Wish they had red switches as an option, but I guess with a price like this for a low-profile mech-keyboard they're probably getting rid of b-stock or something of that manner.
Muscle memory has me set in my ways now, so I have to ask: is there any means to remap/swap the Windows/Fn keys on this board? Thanks.
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This is late but I found out that the answer is yes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHYG48bVGbU#t=2m48s If you still want the keyboard, it's currently available at Best Buy for $54.99. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/gamdias-hermes-m3-rgb-wired-gaming-mechanical-brown-switch-keyboard-with-rgb-back-lighting-black/6229637.p?skuId=6229637
PeterDLai
Thanks for the research and links (I can see the Fn-Win swap checkbox clear as day...you would think that's something they'd add to the description here on the MD page). Might have to grab one of these now.
Bring blue switch option back please
Just received this keyboard. Worked when plugged in. However, it stopped working after the HERA software forced me to update the firmware. Anyone else ran into the issue?
An excellent product testing video of the Gamdias keys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRrC32AqGG4
Can anyone confirm whether or not the blue switches are Kailh CPG135001D03-1 switches?
lukfab
I think those are the same as in Dareu keyboards so they are made by Kailh and are based on choc design but there are small differences. Check out this pic of mine where choc is one on the left and on the right is one for Dareu.
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is there white version?
Any photos of the switch stems? Not expecting MX compatibility but would still like to know about options.
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Is there gonna be another group buy for this if ever this wont reach the target purchasers?
Markdenver
There will most likely be another buy on this late October.
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Gurbakhshish
I own that board, it seems like the same with rgb controlling functionality along with kalih lowprofile brown keyswitches. I think I might join the drop and resell this one.
anyone know if these switches are any good?
BartoloColon40
From other sites, they appear to be similar to the kailh low profile/cherry ML style switches. So probably decent enough.
BartoloColon40
I like them. Very responsive and shorter throw than standard mechanical switches. I honestly feel like I can type faster on this keyboard. Tested the browns myself as that is what I prefer. Pretty solid feel to this keyboard overall.