IGN gave the Zboard MERG gaming keyboard the rating of 9 out of possible 10, and concluded that the Zboard MERC is an excellent innovation in gaming-specific keyboard design. The layout and butterfly keys expand upon and improve the original Zboard’s design. While the MERC forgoes the cool limited edition game-specific Zboard keysets, it is a far more versatile keyboard as a result and won’t require upgrades down the road. The Zboard Engine software is excellent, intuitive, and powerful, and Ideazon has a solid history of keeping up with new releases with downloadable MOD Files. In the end, it’s one of the very few keyboards that actually deserve to be called gaming-specific, and any PC gamer who’s ever been blasted due to cramped hands or slow weapon switching should definitely give the MERC a try.