The Sumvision Sonic Wave offers a low cost upgrade to the bog standard keyboard.
It’s a USB UK layout keyboard which is plug and play, no need to install any drivers, all the features worked with Windows 10 out of the box.
Although it has media functionality (via a combination of keys rather than dedicated keys) the key selling point is that this is a backlit keyboard.
The multi coloured LEDs allow a range of lighting options, from a standard back glow (which is the least distracting) to full on party modes.
You cycle through the lighting modes using the function keys and for day to day use there is just a simple solid backlight. Light intensity can be changed and on some mode the light colour can be manually set as well.
An interesting mode I’ve not seen before is a react to sound mode. The keyboard reacts to nearby sound by lighting up keys depending on the volume. Fortunately it only reacts to nearby sound to prevent general background noise triggering the light display and this means the keyboard ideally needs to be close to the speakers for the best results.
When not backlit the keys are transparent, which can make them a little tricky to see if you need to look at the keys so it’s best to leave the lights on, even if they’re set to a very subtle glow.
This is a decent step up from a basic keyboard, the LEDs, in built palm rest and anti ghosting keys give you a lot of additional features basic keyboards don’t have, and it’s not especially noisy in use.
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- MUSIC EQUALISER LED AND 9 LED MODES - The Sumvision® Sonic Wave comes with the unique feature of having LED lights that pulsate to the sound of your music or games. The audio is detected via a built in microphone which is then transferred into a rhythm that is then played out via the lights on the keyboard. Choose from one of 9 LED modes to help customize the Sonic Wave to your preference. Have the lights dance to music or echo with every key stroke.
- RGB COLOURS - The use of RGB colour LED lights provides a rainbow of colours that can flow seamlessly across your keyboard. This can result in a beautiful array of colours making long sessions at the PC more entertaining
- ANTI GHOSTING - With 19 Anti Ghosting Keys you can be sure all your keystrokes are registered. Don't worry about hitting 2 keys at the same time during crucial moments. With Anti Ghosting the key stroke will register every single time regardless if you strike the key next to the intended key.
- INTERGRATED PALM REST - The Sonic Wave incorporates a palm rest support to help ease the pressure on the wrists during long gaming sessions. By resting the wrist on the palm rest you can relieve the pressure that builds up by keeping yours hands in the same position. This will mean you can game for longer in comfort