Cutting edge gaming peripherals company Whirlwind FX has unveiled its brand new creation: the Element keyboard. And it’s an exciting innovation if immersion’s your thing – it’s “the first content-reactive mechanical keyboard to auto-sync dynamic RGB lighting effects using on-screen analysis for event recognition” using any game.
That’s according to Whirlwind FX, the company behind Vortx, in a press release, which unveils the new kit, along with a trailer offering a close-up look. You can take a look at this below. As it explains, the Element keyboard “augments a user’s environment using industry-first extensions to sync dynamic RGB lighting effects” which work off of recognition events for “top triple-A” games”.
This means, unlike many other comparable keyboards that use a specific set of developer integrations to provide synchronised effects for players, Element uses game extensions instead. This method lets it “enable content-reactive, customisable illumination within any game”, using “patented Experience Engine (EX) technology”. That means big moments in your gameplay – such as explosions, healing, or taking a few knocks – create neat, synchronised effects, like “LED patterns, bursts of colour, and particle systems”.
If you’re keen to get a good look at the Whirlwind FX Element keyboard (and all the pretty effects), check out the trailer below:
In the meantime, we also have guides to the best gaming keyboards in 2020 and best PC controllers in 2020,as well as a roundup of 2019’s gear of the year if you’re a PC gaming accessories fan and keen to see what else is looking good out there right now.