It’s no secret that we’re fond of products from Das Keyboard; we’ve given them favorable reviews over the years due to their solid construction and giving customers the choice of switch types to suits their preferences. However, the keyboards have also sometimes lacked features that gamers would prefer including backlit keys and macro support.
That is changing with the introduction of the Division Zero brand, which is specifically aimed at PC gamers and the burgeoning eSports arena. The first products to grace the new Division Zero brand is the X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard. Starting with the keyboard housing itself, you’ll find an anodized aluminum top panel which can be switched out and replaced by the user if they desire a different look down the road.
The X40 Pro also includes Das Keyboard-designed Alpha-Zulu mechanical gaming switches, which have been designed for “gaming-grade durability and speed” and have a 1.7mm actuation point. As with previous Das Keyboard products, gamers can choose from two different styles of switches. The “clickier” Alpha-Zulu Tactile Switch and the smoother “stealth-like” Alpha-Zulu Linear Switch.
Hitting on two areas that we have called attention to in the past, the X40 Pro features red backlighting for the keys (which Das Keyboard says is easier on the eyes) and five programmable macro keys. Other features include full n-key rollover and multi-key press support, a USB 2.0 pass-through, and a generous 6.5-foot braided cable.
In addition to the X40 Pro, the M50 Pro Gaming Mouse is also on deck with an ambidextrous design, premium materials through (including metal components) and onboard memory which can store six gaming profiles. The M50 Pro also includes nine programmable macro buttons, a 6400 DPI laser sensor, tilt scroll wheel and primary buttons which are rates at 300 clicks per minute and a 20 million click lifecycle.
Both the Division Zero X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and M50 Pro Gaming Mouse are available now for $149 and $79 respectively.