Zowie Celeritas Review

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Zowie Celeritas Review

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Simplicity and elegance are the watchwords for the packaging. With a relatively niché product such as this there is no need to make it shout from the rooftops to the random passers by in your local component boutique.

Upon opening the box we find the keyboard packaged well in very high density foam, and also with a bespoke plastic cover for the keyboard which serves to not only ensure it reaches you in mint condition, but also is the perfect dust-cover to keep your Celeritas in the highest possible operational order.

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As you can see the Celeritas is almost devoid of pointless features that pander to the masses such as screens or a plethora of specialist keys, rather the media keys are on the F-keys and everything is designed for ergonomic excellence.

Underneath we find no feet to artificially raise the keyboard, which is a good thing indeed. Often keyboard feet are flimsy at best and always make the middle sag when under extreme pressure. By contrast the Celeritas has a flat base, a perfect angle built in, and four of the largest, stickiest, feet we've ever found. This wont budge an inch even with the most ham-fisted, raging, user behind it.

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The Zowie logo on the top right of the keyboard lights up dependant upon if you've set the Windows key to be configured as an extra control key, or as the standard Windows key. Even the best of us have accidentally caught the Windows key in a frantic session and there is almost nothing more irritating. Except maybe campers.

F9-F12 are designated as part of the Zowie RTR system which adjust the keyboard response and repeat time. This can give a huge edge in churning out units, or moving around, or whatever else you need to be able to do faster than humanely possible.

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Finally a couple of looks at the Celeritas itself.

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Does it perform as well as it promises?

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Most Recent Comments

18-02-2011, 05:44:09

SieB
A very nice looking elegant keyboard, glad to see it's not riced out with LEDs lights, displays and other useless features.Quote

18-02-2011, 06:00:18

dugdiamond
very stylish, sleek and un-cluttered. if i didnt need LEDs on my G19 because of my fetish for flashing (*coughs* bad eyesight), this would be something i would really consider. reasonably priced too - coolQuote

18-02-2011, 07:45:54

BloomerzUK
Expensive! My Cherry keyboard is doing me well Quote

18-02-2011, 09:34:59

Fodr Kreatr
Never heard of Zowie beforeQuote

18-02-2011, 13:12:29

Qubo420
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