Ideazon Illuminates Gaming Market with New MERC™ Stealth Keyboard

ANTWERP (August 1, 2007)– Ideazon Inc., designer and developer of the Zboard™, the world’s first keyboard designed for PC gaming, today announced the availability of its new MERC™ Stealth gaming keyboard featuring the best illumination in gaming peripherals.

Ideazon has taken its hugely popular MERC™ gaming keyboard to the next level in a way that is leaving the competition in the dark. The new MERC™ Stealth keyboard features an astounding three-color illumination system that delivers various levels of brightness for every character on the keyboard.

“We’ve researched with gamers, elite teams and game developers to bring the PC gaming community the most complete gaming keyboard on the market today,” said Chris Rathgeber, President of Ideazon Inc.

Features of Ideazon's MERC™ Stealth include:

· Fully Illuminated with 3 color options and 3 sensitivity settings;

· A 34 key dedicated gaming terrain featuring rubberized movement keys;

· 144 Gamer Touch responsive keys;

· Multimedia control center featuring two USB 2.0 ports to plug in mice and other peripherals;

· Gold-plated audio jacks for headsets and microphones;

· Combined navigation and number pad with 11 one-click shortcuts;

· Z Engine™ gaming software that allows users full programmability, with easy to use drag and drop macro-editing, or the ability to select from over 125 pre-defined key mapping layouts.

The MERC™ Stealth's color and intensity illumination controls will allow gamers to dial in the precise lighting level they prefer in any gaming environment. The keyboard offers three distinct illumination levels when turned on: Subtle, Ambient and Intense. The user can also select from red, blue or purple light, or they can choose no light at all.

To maximize both playing comfort and playing time, the MERC™ Stealth comes with 34 dedicated gaming terrain keys and nine rubberized labeled keys for main commands like jump, crouch and directional movement. All keys are labeled and clustered together for the ultimate gaming experience, with the spacing and positioning of keys designed for ultimate precision and control. The gaming terrain is tilted 11 degrees to match natural wrist position. Additionally, traditional PC gamers who enjoy gaming on standard WASD keys can still use these keys on the MERC™ Stealth to continue to dominate.

The MERC™ Stealth, retailing for€89.99, will be available September 17th at all major electronics and gaming retail and e-tail outlets. For more information on the MERC™ Stealth please visit To join the global Ideazon community, visit


About Ideazon Inc.

Canada-based Ideazon Inc. develops, manufactures and markets the next generation of gaming peripheral technologies that enhance the gamers experience. Working with the gaming community; with partners; with game developers and publishers, Ideazon develops its entire line of Precision Gaming Tools to maximize comfort, control, and in game dominance.

Ideazon is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, with its European sales office located in Antwerp, Belgium. For more information, visit the web site at

For additional information contact:

Dirk Baerts, Ideazon Europe

+32 3 444 0585

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