They say the Celeritas II has been designed to offer “an optimal and precise keystroke pre-travel distance” and leverages a high quality iron spring to allow for each keystroke to be executed with a consistent amount of force throughout while also improving durability to meet the high standard required in eSports.
The company are already talking up the heavy-testing (and implied approval) the keyboard has experienced at the hands of professional gamers at major eSports events.
According to them, extra effort has gone into giving users as much feedback from their keystrokes as possible.
“An optimal and consistent keystroke is the most important feature of a keyboard,” they argue.
The big difference between this keyboard and the original Celeritas comes in the decision to use optical switches rather than physical ones.
BenQ say this will ensure the most durable, reliable and consistent click feeling for players regardless of the game they’re playing.
In additional, it’ll also make a pretty snazzy addition to your desktop. It’s packing an array of red LED backlights that vibrantly illuminate each key on the Celeritas II. These backlights can be brightened and softened, or turned off completely, using a dedicated hotkey combination on the keyboard.
Finally, they’re promising that the Celeritas II will offer a “driverless” setup that’s quick and easy – even if you don’t quite qualify as a digital athlete.
The ZOWIE Celeritas II will be available at selected Australian retailers in June.
Pricing has yet to be announced.