AOC Reveals New Keyboards, Mice and Mousepads
Peter Donnell / 3 weeks ago
AOC may be best known for their amazing monitors, but it looks like they’re branching out into other gaming products! Back in March, they came to market with the two headsets, the GH200 and GH300. Now, the line-up is further perfected with new gaming peripherals: mice, true mechanical and mechanical-feel keyboards and mousepads.
They’ve been pretty broad with the new products too, offering them at three price points. One for the competitive eSports players, that’ll be the AGON 700 series, one for the mid-level, that’s the 500 series and a more affordable 200 series too. So that means that they’ll have a set of peripherals to match up with a wider range of their monitors, as well as peoples budgets.
“Ever since AOC entered the realm of gaming, we have strived to create the best products on the market. Being #1 in gaming monitors, we are dedicated to expanding our success story even further. As such, we are excited to introduce highly customisable and proficient gaming accessories, perfectly aligned with the rest of AOC’s products,” says Stefan Sommer, Director Marketing & Business Management at AOC International Europe.
Superior Gaming Keyboards
The premium AGON keyboard AGK700 with 115 programmable keys is equipped with high-quality Cherry MX Blue/Red switches for better audible and tactile feedback, featuring n-key rollover (no limit on simultaneous key presses) and 100% anti-ghosting for an uninterrupted gaming experience. The aluminium body of the AGK700 is sturdy for high-energy competitions.
Dedicated macro keys allow the keyboard to control the gaming modes (RTS, FPS, Racing) and RGB illumination on certain AGON monitors, bringing the whole AGON ecosystem together. The light synchronisation allows the whole set-up, from the monitor to the mouse, keyboard and mouse pad, to pulse with colour in unison. The AGK700 also comes with a magnetic, detachable wrist rest with a leather finish for an extra premium feel. The USB pass-through feature adds an easily accessible USB port right on the desk for connecting other peripherals and devices.
AOC’s premium AGM700 is a right-handed mouse with features that allow increased customisation. The Pixart 3389 sensor is capable of 16000 Real DPI resolution, 400 inches/sec tracking speed and 50 g acceleration to match competitive gamers’ swift movements. The weight of the mouse can be fine-tuned with five included weights (5 g per unit) to achieve optimal ergonomics. For increased durability, high-quality Omron switches with a 50 million keystroke lifetime are built into the left and right buttons.
The mid-tier GK500 with 104 programmable keys is equipped with Outemu Red/Blue mechanical switches, n-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting. The GK500 is also compatible with AOC’s Light FX and can be synchronised with the monitors. Both the AGK700 and GK500 come with an extra set of W, A, S, D keys, and a braided USB cable with a gold-plated connector. For both models, keyboard profiles can be saved to the on-board memory using the G-Tools software, and changed directly on the keyboard later without using the software. Availability of the Blue or Red switch variants for the GK500 and AGK700 mechanical keyboards may vary depending on the country.
The AOC GM500 is ambidextrous (suited for left or right-handed use) and features a Pixart 3325 sensor supporting 5000 Real DPI resolution, 100 inches/sec tracking speed and 20 g acceleration to be able to track accurate and fast movements. The GM500 also employs durable Omron switches. All eight buttons of the GM500 are programmable, thanks to the AOC G-Tools.
The entry-level gaming keyboard GK200 is equipped with membrane switches providing a “mechanical keyboard” feel. It is spill-resistant, so gamers will feel safe if they accidentally tip over their favourite drink in the heat of a battle. The GK200 is also equipped with rainbow light effects for extra flair, and for increased comfort during long gaming sessions, it comes with a detachable wrist rest.
The AOC GM200 is a right-handed mouse with six buttons and Pixart 3519 sensor (4200 real DPI, 48 IPS and 10 g). For more precision, the DPI toggler button enables a quick switch between 800-1600-2400-4200 DPI.
A Solid Base
The AMM700 mouse pad accompanies the keyboards and mice of the AGON series and rounds up the whole package. The micro-textured cloth surface offers easy movement and provides an accurate tracking surface for the gaming mice to move on, while the anti-slip rubber base makes sure the mouse pad doesn’t move unintended. The surrounding RGB LEDs can be customised with 4 lighting effects, and can be synchronised with the other AOC peripherals/monitor via the G-Tools software.
With the new AOC gaming peripherals, AOC perfects its gaming ecosystem to create more complete and more aligned gaming set ups, while bringing the gaming experience to a whole new level. Keep your eyes open for even more exciting gaming products from AOC!
For mouse and keyboard button/keyboard customisation, macro recording and management, RGB effects customisation and inter-device light effects sync, AOC has developed its own software: G-Tools. This software will be available for the 500- and 700-series. Also, certain AGON models support this software.
We’ll update you with prices, availability and reviews very soon. All AOC gaming peripherals come with a 2-year warranty.