Packaging and Product Overview
Zowie’s Celeritas II comes in a black box nothing else but the Zowie branding on it. Inside the box, you will find a hard plastic protective cover of the keyboard, an information booklet, USB to PS/2 converter and the keyboard itself. Zowie included this PS/2 converter because the real-time respond function of this keyboard is only usable through the PS/2 interface but now these days this function is impractical for FPS games, this function is useful for games like Starcrafts, Kart Rider Rush where you need to input multiple commands in a short amount of time there only the keyboards increased response time become handy.
Zowie Celeritas II has built on its predecessor’s design but they do some changes this time, the keyboard now sports with red backlighting and Flaretech’s Optical switch. Otherwise, the design was pretty much identical like previous Celeritas. The design of this keyboard isn’t eye-catching like other companies offer in this price range.
Zowie Celeritas II keyboard measures 44.2 X 17 X 3.8 cm and weighs around 1.9 kg, the dimension of this keyboard is small compared to another full-size keyboard. Design of this keyboard is straight forwarded, this keyboard doesn’t have any extended feet for height adjustment which is little uncomfortable for me but the keyboard is raised enough many of you will not need any extended feet for this keyboard. The bottom side of this keyboard is extended, in the middle of the bottom side, there is a red Zowie branding. This keyboard doesn’t have any wrist rest because of its extended bottom side which I think is a disadvantage for a keyboard with this price point. Celeritas II’s body is made out plastic with a smooth matt coating which feels really smooth when the finger touches the keyboard, the only disadvantage of this coating you need to clean the surface frequently otherwise oil from fingers will make shiny patches in this keyboard.
Zowie Celeritas II is equipped with basic media control and brightness adjustment which is integrated into the function key. From F1 to F6 is dedicated for the media control, F7 and F8
Now, these days keyboard manufacturer normally goes with RGB lighting but Zowie takes a different path in this keyboard. They used red led backlighting with a bluish white color indicator on Caps Lock, Num Lock, Windows Lock, and keyboards response time increaser (F9 – F12) keys. The red led used in this keyboard is bright enough also you can reduce or increase its brightness as per your need. But it fails to cover all sign on some keys as the LED is on the top side and bottom signs are not illuminated properly.