Thermaltake eSports Meka G1 Gaming Keyboard ReviewTue, Aug 30, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Thermaltake Meka G1 Overview
Here we have the Meka G1 with the wrist wrest attached. On the top F1-F7 keys, you have the multimedia keys which are activated with the press of an Fn key, down in the lower left-hand side. This is optimal placement in my mind, as it eliminates a problem that some folks run into. Where they accidentally hit the Windows Key in the middle of a gaming session and either crash the game, or loose precious time.
Moving around to the back, you can see two flip-out feet. These raise the keyboard by an angle of 35 Degrees.
You’ll also note the 4 rubber non-slip pads on the back of this keyboard.
The white circle that looks punched in, is the “Warranty Void” sticker that I voided to see the insides of this keyboard.
Move the keyboard onto it’s side, we get a chance to look at the key profile. Besides the large Enter & + Keys on the num-pad section, the whole keyboard uses an ergonomically sloped profile with cylindrical keys. While this is very standard on many full sized keyboards, it’s worth noting as some gamers prefer the flat profile of slim keyboards.
A quick spin around the back gives us a look at the USB and Audio ports on this keyboard. While neither are “gold plated,” it does not mean a lack of quality. Gold plating is just a marketing tool and nothing more.
What I love to see, and what I hate to see, all in one picture. The Thermaltake Meka G1 offers the ability to use PS/2 which comes with many advantages over USB. There’s almost no latency between a key press and when it registers in the system. As well as offering NKRO, it is my preferred method of connecting a keyboard.
When I saw Thermaltake including the USB to PS/2 adapter I was overjoyed.
Unfortunately, This is the one blemish on a fairly spotless keyboard. Thermaltake opted to just go to the bin and get a standard purple PS/2 adapter. Personally, I would have loved to see them choose a black one, even if I do not see this adapter besides when I disconnect my cables to clean the case.