OCZ Alchemy Elixir Keyboard

Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 11 August 2008 at 08:04 AM EDT. Page 1 of 4. 10 Comments.

When thinking of OCZ Technology what comes to mind? High-end DDR3? DDR2 with large and unique heatspreaders? Their Neural Impulse Actuator? Chances are you're thinking of them for their memory products they've been manufacturing for eight years, but not for any OCZ-branded keyboards. However, OCZ has done just that and they've introduced their very first keyboard targeted towards gamers. The Elixir Keyboard is part of OCZ's growing Alchemy series of gaming products. We're not terribly surprised that OCZ has introduced a keyboard, seeing as this company is extremely innovative and has been on the fast track since acquiring PC Power & Cooling and Hypersonic PC last year. Today at Phoronix we are checking out this first OCZ keyboard named the Elixir.


- 10 Blue Macro Keys
- 3 User Defined Profiles
- Mode Selection
- 5 Million Cycles Life-span
- 1.85 lbs
- 20" x 7.87" x 1.14"
- Operating Force: 55 +/- 12g
- Travel Distance: 3.8 +/- 0.2mm
- USB 2.0 Interface
- All Keys Contain Rubberized Coating


The OCZ Alchemy Elixir Keyboard arrived in a slim cardboard container that isn't too different from the packaging for other keyboards on the market. On the exterior of the packaging is a large picture of this gaming keyboard along with the OCZ, Alchemy, and Elixir logos. Inside, the keyboard was encased inside a thin plastic bag. In addition to the keyboard was a software CD, quick start guide, and some spare keys. These extra keys included W, A, S, D, all of the arrow keys, a space bar, and shift keys. These keys are the most frequently used by gamers, hence why they include extras in the event the printed letter wears out or other issues. Included on the CD are just the Windows XP/Vista drivers for the Elixir. The part number for the OCZ Elixir is OALKBELXUS.

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