Gamdias started venturing in the Philippine gaming business a couple of years ago. They offer various gaming peripherals – from gaming mice, headset, mechanical keyboards to PC components. Gamdias also offers the world’s first RGB Gaming Chair, the Achilles.

Among the many peripherals that they sell, Gamdias has proven to be quite a veteran in developing mechanical keyboards. One of them is the Hermes E2 7Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The E2 7Color is a TKL mechanical gaming keyboard that tenders a more affordable price tag compared to their other models.

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Gamdias E2 7Color Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The E2 7Color is very comfortable to use in typing and in maneuvering during games like PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege and League of Legends. For a button-smasher like me, I like to hear those clicky keys whenever I smash them. I’ve recorded the clicky keys for your pleasure.

 

 

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Gamdias-certified Mechanical Switches

From the box, the E2 7Color is presented to you as is with the 1.5m USB cable wrapped around a plastic at the side. The body of the keyboard is covered in hard plastic with two adjustable legs at the back and three rubber feet for stability. The keyboard is encased in a black matte coating that deliberately accommodates the gleaming of the backlight.

You’ll also find the Gamdias-certified mechanical switches underneath the keycaps. They have 4 available switch types – blue, brown, red, black. Going back to keyboard illumination, the E2 7Color pre-determined lights are divided per row – Green, blue, pink, orange, yellow and red. These lights can be set to only two modes, breathing and static that can be controlled through the keyboard itself by pressing Fn + Ins. Aside from that shortcut, the E2 7Color can also activate other functions by pressing Fn for media controls, volume control and adjuster for backlit brightness.

Pros

  • Clicky and interchangeable mechanical switches
  • Solid form and feel
  • Easy manuevering
  • Cheap price

Cons

  • Short unbraided 1.5m USB cable
  • Non-programmable lighting

Verdict

My first impression to the E2 7Color is definitely its solid form and compact feel. The keycaps satisfy my button-smashing needs during in-game. The lack of manual included in the box may fall into one of the disadvantages for this type of keyboard. For its cheap price range, the E2 7Color can be a decent option being in a competitive tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard.

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Gianfranco is the co-founder of GadgetPilipinas.net. He graduated from Far Eastern University. A Psychology student turned tech-savvy. He's currently the HR Supervisor of Blip Media and one of the content producers of Gadget Pilipinas. He enjoys playing competitive video games and binge-watch American TV series.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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