After developing its hardware ecosystem, Galax has begun to encroach on accessory products for gamers to further strengthen its strength in this market. This move also makes a lot of sense for Galax when graphics cards and other hardware devices are facing many common difficulties, due to the scarcity of semiconductor supply in the world.
Unlike hardware products also manufactured by Galax, the company’s gaming gear product line is not classified by value segment for each line, but by each separate product type. For example, the Stealth series is its gaming keyboard product range, while the Slider series is a gaming mouse product range. Sonar series is a range of audio products…
Maybe for the graphics card market, Galax is a force, but with the gaming gear market Galax is a strange name, there are many things that we do not know about their products.
In addition to graphics products, Galax begins to enter the world of gaming gear
Recently, in the Vietnamese market, the first Galax gaming gear products have appeared in the Vietnamese market. Including the STL-03 mechanical keyboard, full size key model.
STL-03 mechanical keyboard is a keyboard model designed in a floating form with a thin case and exposed switch-keycap cluster. This is a fairly popular design because of its extremely effective cleaning and dust-proofing capabilities. This design also allows keyboard models equipped with RGB LEDs to shine more brightly when there are no obstacles.
The pair of mouse keys from Galax makes the gaming angle quite harmonious and pleasing to the eye
The case of the STL-03 is quite thin, combined with two gray and black colors that look relatively elegant and have a bit of a separate highlight. The entire case is made of plastic, so the overall weight of this mechanical key model is quite light. However, not so that this keyboard has flex condition when used.
The raised legs are a minus point, when used, they go beyond the framework that the key case covers. The foot lift itself is not equipped with an anti-slip layer for the keyboard when placed on low-friction surfaces.
Galax uses the main material for the keycap is doubleshot ABS plastic with its own molded font to ensure durability over the years and allow light to pass through completely, not just spreading on the background of the keyboard.
The font used on the Galax STL-03 is quite large and clear, with enough space for the LEDs to shine through. Visually, this font type is good, but not really impressive.
The Galax STL-03 uses the Outemu Switch system as the center of the experience, for the perfect balance between value and performance. Although Outemu is not appreciated in terms of brand when compared to big names like Cherry, but in the past time, this switch brand has gradually grown and brought better typing experiences. This article was also smoothly executed on the Galax STL-03 Blue Switch system.
The case of the switch is made of transparent plastic to let the multi-colored LED strip on the STL-03 pass through. However, this key model is not equipped with RGB LED, a slight minus point for sophisticated gamers.
The key is also equipped with a short-cut button system to open common applications and a key cluster to control convenient multimedia features. This feature is especially necessary for gamers who play games but have a need to listen to music or multitask.
Large hand cushion for comfort
Besides the STL-03 keyboard, the Slider-01 is also another piece of Galax’s brand new gaming gear system. This is an ergonomic mouse model that is a little different from similar competitors currently on the market.
Most of the mouse’s structure is also plastic, so despite the massive body, the weight is very light. This mouse model hits the segment of users with large hands directly, using the palm grip and claw grip style. Especially those who use the mouse for a long time.
Looks quite large and massive, but the weight of the Slider-01 mouse is very light
The surface of the mouse is smooth and rough, providing good resistance to dust and a good part of hand sweat. However, in order for the mouse to keep its newness, gamers still have to put in some effort to clean them on a regular basis.
On the body of the mouse, the Galax logo and an RGB led ring running around the body create accents. Unlike the STL-03, which only uses color LEDs by area, the Slider-01 changes color flexibly across the entire range. This is also the area that informs the current DPI level of the mouse.
Slider-01 is a mouse model with quite a few keys. In addition to the two main buttons and the required scroll wheel, the mouse model also adds a Back – Forward button cluster, which is also very popular in the mouse world today. In addition, the mouse can also adjust DPI sensitivity at different levels with two DPI up and down buttons on the back, very convenient to fine-tune in many different cases.
Finally, there is a “Fire” button located on the upper left edge. This is an added button to enhance the game experience. With this button, gamers can add more operations on their mouse more quickly and conveniently, synchronizing with the user’s mouse gesture.
In terms of clicking experience, the mouse performs very well at all buttons, the bounce, the weight is reasonable. As for eye reading, the accuracy is probably not a matter of debate but lift-off. The high lift-off distance makes the shooter’s actions like swiping the mouse much less accurate. However, with all other game genres, Slider-01 can be performed without any hindrance.
In short, Galax has begun to encroach on the gaming gear segment with products that are easily accessible to the masses – users who have basic needs and do not require too much. This is also a good start for entering the gaming device market in the future.