The Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 is designed to keep you on top of your game. Crafted with ultra responsive and durable custom-made OMRON mechanical switches, the compact keyboard with customizable keys, an ergonomically designed body, clean matte surface and fully programmable ambient-reactive lighting perfectly delivers your every command with pinpoint precision and speed. As games evolve to become faster and fiercer, so do the needs of gamers. Our audio products have always offered enhanced audio clarity and positional placement for you to PERCEIVE what's going on but gaming is much more than just perception. Whether you are on a race track roaring around corners or fending off hordes of demons, not only do you need to PERCEIVE what's happening, you also need to REACT accordingly and EXECUTE your actions reliably, decisively and accurately. So we asked ourselves, why stop at just audio? Today, we give you fresh power at your fingertips. New gear designed just for you, the gamer, to give you the best P.R.E (Perceive, React and Execute) experience you've ever known. Co-designed with OMRON, PRES (Perceive-React-Execute Switches) are custom mechanical switches professionally developed for high actions per minute gaming and typing comfort with a centreed light guide for a brilliant RGB backlighting experience. Built for durability and reliability, each switch can withstand over 70 million keystrokes and feature double cross-point technology for fail-safe contacts. PRES allows you to reach your full potential, offering quick input action and instantaneous rapid-fire keystrokes while minimizing typos and mistakes - giving you the perfect balance of speed and control. n a world where 1 milisecond is a matter between winning or losing, the speed of your keyboard response is absolutely crucial. While the default travel distance of most mechanical keyboards is 2.0mm, the Vanguard K08 is designed with shorter travel of 1.5mm. This means you only have to depress the keys by ? of the usual distance before a command is fired off, and translating into an important in-game reaction and execution.