Gamdias Hermes P1 Keyboard Review


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Gamdias Hermes P1 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: GAMDIAS Technology, Inc.
Product Name: Hermes P1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Model Number: GKB1050BL
UPC: 848475001838
Price As Tested: MSRP $119.99

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Gamdias.

The Hermes P1 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard is part of a new RGB gaming peripheral line from Gamdias. It features RGB illumination with clicky TTC Blue mechanical switches on the signature Gamdias aluminum frame. Six separate profiles can store different macro functions and lighting effects. A detachable wrist rest is included for extra comfort along with a keycap puller tucked underneath the keyboard. With the Hera software, users have plenty of options to choose from to customize the keyboard. At Benchmark Reviews, we will take a look at what the Hermes P1 RGB has in store and compare it to the competition.



  • RGB 16.8 million color illumination
  • Storage up to 6 profiles on the keyboard
  • Integral wrist rest for gaming comfort
  • Highly reflective metallic plate for optimized backlighting
  • Windows Key lock on/off indicator
  • Exchange the FN and Windows keycap (Required HERA and key puller)
  • 4 hotkeys for instantly switch lighting effects on/off
  • 13 sets of lighting effects and 5 custom backlit pattern
  • WASD – Arrow Key Exchange Mode
  • Portable profiles and macros allow users to backup and share their personal experience
  • Online firmware update support (Required HERA)


Key Switch GAMDIAS certificated mechanical switches
Key Switch Type Blue
GAMDIAS Element No
Dimensions 448 x 202.4 x 36.9mm (w/ wrist rest)

448 x 156.6 x 36.9mm (w/o wrist rest)

Weight 1.56kg (w/ wrist rest)

1.30kg (w/o wrist rest)

Build-in Memory 72KB
Polling Rate 1000Hz
Additional Macro Keys NA
Programmable keys 2
Multimedia Keys 6
Switch Lifecycle 50 Million
Backlit 16.8 million colors and 4 levels brightness
N-Key Rollover N-Key Rollover
OTF Macro Record Yes
Windows Key Disable Yes (Game Mode)
All-Keys Lock Yes
Onboard Audio Jacks NA
Onboard USB Ports NA
Cable Length 1.8m (Braided Cable with Gold-plated Connector)
Graphical UI Yes (GAMDIAS HERA)
Interface USB
Number of Profiles 6
WASD & Arrow keys Change Yes
Consecutive Attack Mode Yes
Customizable Lighting Effects Yes


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