With ever new products in the field of gaming, many companies always try to satisfy price ranges other than the low one, presenting actual products with a lot of potential but not for all budgets, which in fact can be up to too expensive for most of the users. Fortunately, while the video game sector – and related products – continues to expand, there is no shortage of itor companies that continue to occupy the medium / low range with their articles of devices, which at a minimum price still satisfy the needs of some users, obviously without aiming for the maximum and leaving aside some superfluous features here and there. Among the companies in question it is impossible not to mention Trust, which with its series of products always manages to stand out for design and potential sufficient for many players. Today we want to talk to you about the keyboard Trust GXT 881 Odyss, which we got to try thoroughly before this review.
Budget and complete
Interfacing with the product, you immediately realize that you are not dealing with a top-of-the-range device, but considering the price at which the item is currently sold, this is a normal detail. To be able to obtain results like this, compromise remains the password, and even if already in the unboxing you notice that the quality of the materials is certainly not at the top, the device is supplied with what is needed for installation and is particularly complete in every detail. It should be noted that – like many other Trust products – the GXT 881 Odyss embraces the idea of plug and play, and allows users to get started take advantage of the product in just a few seconds, simply by connecting the USB cable to your device.
We are dealing with a device thought it has a special attention for the world of video games, even if considering that it is a complete article in all respects, obviously nobody forbids not to think about other possibilities. It should be specified that the particularly aggressive design may not adapt for example to working environments, but despite the absence of software it is possible adjust the RGB simply by following the manual provided by the company with various key combinations. Exactly, the LEDs ready to change color with many possible combinations could obviously not be missing, and it must be said that the final effect studied by the company is also particularly pleasant.
Speaking of the actual potential of the device, some specific compromises should be highlighted at this point. Even if in the field of video games the choice of a mechanical keyboard could be better, in this case we are dealing with a hybrid choice between mechanical and membrane, known as semi-mechanical, certainly a more than satisfactory meeting point, also considering that in the functioning phase the feeling can easily be appreciated. We are not talking about keys with tactile clicks comparable to those of the various Cherry MX, but in reality this may be more appropriate for some users, and Trust has managed to reach a more than excellent compromise in this case too.
Designed for gaming
Over the course of our play sessions we did not notice any problems related to this specific activity, actually one of the most pretentious as regards the hardware, and we can therefore confirm that the device has sufficient quality to be excellent in use, and certainly a starting point for creating an absolutely appropriate budget setup. Although there is no palm rest, the shape of the device allows you to not get tired and have a good comfort during use, and there are also a total of 10 multimedia keys included, which used in a habitual way can really change the enjoyment of the experience on PC.
To avoid the risk of losing some inputs during the game sessions, especially the most intense ones, the company has developed a anti-ghosting technology undoubtedly spot on. By pressing up to a total of 19 keys at the same time, there is no risk that your sent items will not be recorded and transmitted on the screen. There gaming mode of the Trust GXT Odyss 881 we are talking about in this review instead allows you to disable the Windows key, to avoid that you end up pressing it incorrectly during gaming and you risk losing matches due to the Microsoft OS screen.
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