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NKRO isn't supposed to be possible over USB but somehow they got it to do that here.

I'm hoping they do a really indepth examination of the keyboard.
You can do it with PS/2, or custom drivers.
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And this tech won't make a difference to anyone. Got it.
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You can do it with PS/2, or custom drivers.

Which is my point. It's an innovation if we don't have to be concerned about having a PS2 port anymore. In all my time looking this up I never heard of custom drivers over USB. Do you have a link?
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Which is my point. It's an innovation if we don't have to be concerned about having a PS2 port anymore. In all my time looking this up I never heard of custom drivers over USB. Do you have a link?

The majority of mechanical keyboards currently sold already deliver NKRO via USB. Pretty standard affair.

The (non mechanical) MS Sidewinder X4 keyboard was the first board I know of to deliver greater than 6+2KRO (although it was limited to 24 keys I believe, more than enough for any two humans simultaneously using every single finger of their human hands, but technically not NKRO).

The Razer BW, all Ducky keybords made in the last 3 or 4 years, all the CM mechanicals, and many others are currently offering true NKRO via USB. Many of them also have a switch to revert to 6KRO mode for compatibility with the standard USB protocol in case you are using it in an older or exotic system.



As for "not needing" PS/2 any more, I don't know about you, but I prefer PS/2 and am unlikely to buy a keyboard or mobo that does not support it!

You can always slap a PS/2 to USB converter on if you need to use the board at a LAN, or with a laptop, or some other place where PS/2 is not possible, but you can't go the other way around and expect it to work right.

PS/2 being interrupt based rather than polling based, and also having superior compatibility with older systems (especially outside of windows) just makes it a much superior interface to USB for keyboards (unless you need to hotswap your keyboards constantly, but who on earth actually does that?).
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Somebody should take this OEM design and do a release of their own with some special button or software that can switch certain keys into full analog mode, so that in racing games and the like we can get analog turning and things like that based on how hard we are pressing a key down. Might only work with the more linear type mechanical switches though.
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Gaming with keyboard is already terrible... and these clowns think they can sell one for $200+.
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Gaming with keyboard is already terrible...

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And these clowns think they can sell one for $200+.

Welcome to the world of premium mechanical keyboards.
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Gaming with keyboard is already terrible... and these clowns think they can sell one for $200+.

You must be new. gaming/typing on a mech is an experience. Not saying THIS one will be worth the price, but its not far of off what mechs cost. Worth every penny too.
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Gaming with keyboard is already terrible... and these clowns think they can sell one for $200+.

You must be new here.
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Which is my point. It's an innovation if we don't have to be concerned about having a PS2 port anymore. In all my time looking this up I never heard of custom drivers over USB. Do you have a link?
No link, but you can send pretty much whatever data you want over USB. Just don't expect the host to figure out what it's supposed to do with that data unless you write drivers for it. Basically, the USB spec has some HID definitions that are broad enough to cover most use cases, but there's nothing stopping you from reinventing the wheel to add more capability.
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