SYDNEY, Australia, June 1st, 2017 – BenQ ZOWIE are proud to officially announce the new ZOWIE Celeritas II optical keyboard for e-Sports. The ZOWIE Celeritas II is the newest in the series of BenQ ZOWIE e-Sports peripherals, alongside our lineup of ZOWIE mice, mousepads, cable management device and audio device.
Here at ZOWIE, we believe that an optimal and consistent keystroke is the most important feature of a keyboard. With that in mind, we have focused on perfecting every aspect involving the feedback of each keystroke. In addition to heavy testing in-house, professional gamers have tested it to ensure it is stable and comfortable. That is why you might have seen the keyboard being used by top teams at major e-Sports events.
The ZOWIE Celeritas II creates an optimal and precise keystroke pre-travel distance, which is the distance the key has to travel before an action is performed. A High quality iron spring inside the Celeritas II allows for each keystroke to be executed with a consistent amount of force throughout while also improving durability to meet the high standard required in eSports.
The ZOWIE Celeritas II also features optical switches, designed and tested by professional eSports players to ensure the most durable, reliable and consistent click feeling for players in every competitive title.
The design of traditional mechanical keyboard switches are that they use mechanical components as the actuator for detecting button presses on the keyboard. In contrast to this, optical switches use light as the actuator to detect and transmit key inputs, eliminating the possibility of double key presses, and ensuring reliability and consistency. The use of optical switches effectively eliminates the potential for performance degradation due to the wear of mechanical components, ensuring improved durability to meet the competitive standard expected by professional gamers.
Beneath its sleek exterior and optical key switches, individual red LED backlights vibrantly illuminate each key. These LED backlights can be brightened and softened, or turned off completely, using a dedicated hotkey combination on the keyboard. This allows for a more comfortable experience whether you are playing at home with the lights off or in a tournament setting or LAN event. The ZOWIE Celeritas II is 100% driverless, allowing for easy setup of your keyboard, and eliminating the need for external software so that you can get into your game sooner.
The ZOWIE Celeritas II will be available at selected Australian retailers in June. Stay tuned to our official social media for information regarding availability in your city.