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Genesis intros three low-profile mechanical keyboards, namely the Thor 380, 400, and 401 RGB

Genesis Thor 400 RGB low-profile mechanical keyboard (Source: Genesis)
Genesis Thor 400 RGB low-profile mechanical keyboard (Source: Genesis)
With the same looks, the Thor 380, 400, and 401 RGB mechanical keyboards by Genesis are set apart by the switches inside. The first one uses Otemu Blue, the second employs Kailh RED, and the Genesis 401 RGB sports Kailh Brown switches. The prices are 59,80 EUR (~US$71) for the 380 and 69,80 EUR (~US$83) for the 400 and 401.

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Although their names might suggest more obvious differences, the Genesis Thor 380, 400, and 401 RGB use the same design and have the same dimensions. However, we are talking about low-profile mechanical keyboard and one essential specification is setting them apart: the type of switches used.

Without any further ado, these are the essential bits of information regarding the key switches of the aforementioned keyboards:

  • Thor 380 RGB: Outemu Blue, with an audible click sound, detectable stroke, and distinct feedback.
  • Thor 400 RGB: Kailh Red for gamers looking for linear switches.
  • Thor 401 RGB: Kailh Brown, with good feedback and nearly silent.

In all three cases above, we are talking about aluminum cases, low-profile keys, letters and signs printed using double injection, as well as N-key rollover and custom RGB illumination with 13 light modes, including the manufacturer's own PRISMO effect.

In addition to all the above, the new Genesis Thor keyboards also feature a detachable wrist support and collapsible feet to adjust the angle as needed.

The Thor 380 has a price tag of 59,80 EUR (~US$71), while the 400 and 401 are a bit more expensive at 69,80 EUR (roughly US$83). All three should hit various online and offline retailers across the world in the coming days.

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March 2021 | PRESS RELEASE | Genesis

Thor 380, 400, and 401 RGB – Genesis presents new, low-profile mechanical keyboards.

Functional, effective, and durable – new, illuminated mechanical gaming keyboards from Genesis have all these features. Closed in aluminum cases, the low-profile Thor 380, 400, and 401 RGB models differ in their switches. Gamers can pick the ones according to their needs.

The Genesis Thor 380 RGB is a mechanical keyboard with Outemu Blue switches. They feature distinct feedback, an audible click sound and a detectable stroke. The Genesis Thor 400 RGB equipped with Kailh RED switches is intended for those gamers who prefer linear switches. Those who are looking for a keyboard with good feedback without audible clicking sounds should think about the Thor 401 RB with Kailh Brown switches. The activation force for this model is around 45 g. 

All of these keyboards have aluminum cases and depressed keys with low profile. The prints are made with “Double Injection” technology, so that the symbols will withstand the test of time. What’s more, the N-key rollover mechanism effortlessly handles situations when the user pushes all buttons at once. RGB Illumination completes the set. Users can select from one of 13 light modes, including the PRISMO effect, a signature feature of the manufacturer. 

The Genesis Thor 400 RGB, 401 RGB, and 380 RGB include software for changing settings, for example macro saving. Preferences are saved on the in-built memory. All of the units are equipped with function gauges, a set of keys for controlling multimedia and Windows key block function. The detachable wrist support enhances the convenient nature of the model. And collapsible feet allow the users to change the position angle.

Genesis Thor 380 RGB, 400 RGB and 401 RGBl keyboards will be available for purchase in a couple of days. The first model will cost around 59.80€, while the 400 series devices will cost around 69.80€.

About Genesis           

Genesis as a brand was established in 2011. Since the brand's inception, we have been supplying accessories for players of all levels. Starting from mice and mousepads, through headphones of different types, gaming keyboards, console accessories, gaming chairs and even to unique accessories for fans of the brand Genesis itself. Genesis is also the official sponsor of Romagna, one of the leading teams in the Dota2, as well as CS:GO: XPC and Team Genesis. 

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2021-03-22 (Update: 2021-03-22)