WASD keys


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WASD keys

Four keyboard keys that are used to interact with video games in lieu of Arrow keys or a controller. W and S control forward and backward movement, while A and D are left and right. Q, E, F, X, Shift and Spacebar are also used in various games. See gaming keyboard, video game console and video game controller.


Backlit WASD Keys
The Cougar 700 keyboard was designed for gamers, and the backlighting allows the W, A, S and D keys to optionally stand out for quick access. (Image courtesy of COMPUCASE CORPORATION, www.cougargaming.com)
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The WASD keys registered simultaneously along with a few useful keys around.
The keyboard features red backlighting, and the WASD keys and touchpad are also outlined in red to raise the gaming excitement and ease of use.
As you instinctively reach for your WASD keys to respond, it's already too late to stop your falling snack or spilling beverage and the loss is often much greater than just a round, quest or mission.
The separate colour of the WASD keys is a nice touch but is purely aesthetic.
Pac-Man is controlled using the arrow keys, while Ms Pac-Man uses WASD keys.
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Gamers' left hands are free to execute commands that were mutually exclusive with WASD keys.
So, you don't need to worry about your keystrokes not getting registered while you're using the WASD keys.
The WASD keys are constantly being pressed in order to move and strafe.
ASUS bundles four extra key caps with a cap puller to replace the WASD keys which is a welcome addition.