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2009-06-22T23:16:39Z
OCZ Technology

Announces Availability of the Affordable Sabre Gaming Keyboard with Smart OLED

Technology


San Jose, Calif.—June 22, 2009—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a

worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability

memory and components, today announced the highly-anticipated Sabre OLED

multimedia keyboard for advanced gaming and customization complete with

intelligent management software. The Sabre’s unique combination of

user-friendly functions, durability, and personalization features is the answer

for serious gamers and professionals seeking improved productivity and

competitiveness.



“The OCZ Sabre Keyboard offers the best of both worlds when it comes to OLED

technology and a truly functional yet affordable gaming keyboard,” commented

Eugene Chang, VP of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “With nine

dedicated OLED keys, the Sabre is able to leverage both the infinite

customization benefits of the technology with the reliability and feel of a

high-quality gaming keyboard, making for the ultimate all-in-one solution.”


The sophisticated Sabre is OCZ’s first foray into premium-level peripherals and

features ultimately limitless options for customization. The nine dynamic OLED

(Organic Light Emitting Diode) user-programmable hotkeys help manage time and

efficiency while surfing the web, gaming, emailing, and CAD applications or any

avenue the user sees fit. The unique OLED keys can convert any digital image or

text into distinctive icons, reminding the user of the personalized shortcut.

Additionally, the remaining keys are backlit with glowing amber LEDs and blue

side lighting, perfect for users that prefer darkened rooms or gamers

frequenting LAN parties.



The Sabre’s proprietary software turns conventional computing or gaming into an

engaging, state-of-the-art experience. The software allows the user to map sets

of simple or complex command tiers to each OLED and holds the power to store

limitless layers of shortcuts and macros. Driven by this intelligent software,

the nine OLED display keys change their icons and command tiers as the user

jumps from one application to the next. Loading a First Person Shooter or

application triggers a programmed sub-grid of weapons and tool commands to

instantly appear.


Furthermore, each “home” command of the key can then activate a sub-grid of

your favorite alt/ctrl and menu shortcuts individual to each program or

application. Add additional tiers of commands and macros to each sub-layer

creating infinite possibilities and increasing speed and productivity at work

or during game play.



Designed for ultra-competitive gamers, CAD professionals, and enthusiasts, the

OCZ Sabre keyboard embodies a collection of their high-end needs by uniting

style and comfort with the features and personalization demanded from a

high-end peripheral. The Sabre features an ergonomic and high-quality design

and construction with keys lasting over 5 million cycles and will remain

comfortable even through prolonged usage with its clean layout, tilted design,

and superior tactile feedback. The Sabre is “Plug and Play” using a USB 2.0

interface accompanied by additional software to program the keyboard and is

compatible with Windows® XP (SP2 or later) and Windows® Vista™. Backed by OCZ’s

industry-leading support and service, you can rest assured your high-powered

peripherals will serve you for years to come.


For more information about the OCZ Sabre OLED keyboard, please visit our

product page here.

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2009-06-23T19:38:47Z

It looks like it was designed for people that couldn't afford the Optimus Maximus.

The lack of any available pricing is suspicious though... This will not be "inexpensive", I'll bet.

>> The Sabre’s proprietary software turns conventional computing or gaming into an engaging, state-of-the-art experience.

Unless you run any OS other than Windows.  I dislike general-purpose hardware being tied to a single OS.

If anyone from OCZ is reading:  Won't you do the right thing and release the source for the configuration utility so that someone can port it?  It's not like they could use it without your hardware.  I would seriously consider the keyboard for my systems (Linux and Windows) at that point (but would prefer an ergonomic version).

mentaldisorder
2009-06-24T00:45:16Z

Cool features, but boy is it ugly!  The price will be as high as that $8000 curving monitor...Why are the macro keys so big? and is there any anti ghosting (have a feeling it's not called ghosting, where you can't press two keys at once) on the keys.