Finalmouse Centerpiece mechanical keyboard

If you think RGB LEDs dancing over your keyboard’s keys are distracting, you might want to steer clear of Finalmouse’s upcoming mechanical keyboard. Ultimate Mouse Center announced The Sabbath is a mechanical keyboard with its own display that shows animated visuals through the keyboard’s transparent keys and switches for a look that’s as dazzling as it is distracting.

Finalmouse is known for its production Advanced design PC mice and often limited availability. This usually goes after PC gamers looking for something unique and exclusive to install. Now, Finalmouse announces its first keyboard that takes detailed design to a new level.

Finalmouse hasn’t shared many details on the display that runs beneath the Centerpiece’s switches. For example, we don’t know its exact size, brightness, resolution or refresh rate. However, the display is said to be equipped with “interactive skins” using Unreal Engine 5. It’s unclear how many skins Centerpiece will launch with, but Finalmouse showed off a variety of possibilities in its video, from swimming koi fish. you press a button for rippling water effect, lion grazing and 3D animations.

Mechanical keyboards are some of the most customizable peripherals you’ll find, but the Finalmouse’s centerpiece is brighter than most, even Asus’s ROG Strix Flare II Animate, which has 312 customizable Mini LEDs.

We saw the mechanic display keyboards next to the buttons before, but the Center screen is front and center. So we can see that animations are extremely distracting, especially for non-touch typists and people who play competitive games. Wisely, the brightness button on the side of the keyboard allows you to turn off the screen.

Interestingly, Finalmouse says that the Centerpiece uses its own CPU and GPU, so the display boost doesn’t use the resources of the attached system.

Finalmouse claimed that artists could submit skins to play on Centrepiece’s screen and earn money from them. However, no further details were given. Finalmouse’s announcement says that people will be able to submit different skins for Centerpiece to use through the Finalmouse Steam app called The Freethinker Portal, which will allow Centerpiece users to upload designs and switch up to three through a dedicated link on the side of the keyboard.

The centerpiece is said to rely on what Finalmouse calls a Laminated DisplayCircuit Glass Stack. As you can imagine, glass is not a material often used in mechanical keyboards. It should be decently protected inside the aluminum chassis; although there are still many questions about durability and how these work. Finalmouse, of course, claims that the keyboard is tough enough to withstand extreme use.

Additionally, the company claims that the glass stack is compressed with gaskets designed for “typing acoustics and a feel unlike any other.” Finalmouse’s announcement says the keyboard’s sound profile is described (by whom) as “soft marble raindrops,” but we’ll have to hear it for ourselves to be sure it’s a good thing.

View of the screen from a different angle.
To enlarge / View of the screen from a different angle.

Aside from the keyboard’s wild display, Gateron’s line also uses mechanical switches based on Black Ink switches. The Gateron switch has 4mm of travel and is actuated with a force of 60g. Finalmouse said the keys on the Centerpiece keyboard should actuate faster and have “slightly” different travel characteristics. The company will also sell a version of the keyboard Analog switches using Hall effect sensorsso users can choose the switch’s actuation point (somewhere within the switch’s total travel) themselves.

With its stripped-down build, unusual design (including keyboard covers with printed legends only on the side) and high price point, the Centrepiece is with those looking for a bold PC accessory to change up their setup and dominate and keep themselves or perhaps an online following. will be limited. admire. Finalmouse said the keyboard will be available early next year for $349.

You can watch a Finalmouse video showing the Centerpiece effects below:

Finalmouse Centerpiece Keyboard Reveal.

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