When looking for a gaming keyboard, one of the first questions we ask is: is it mechanical? It isn’t necessary to have when gaming and for the casual gamer, we’re content with using the microsoft keyboard that comes stock with our pre-built computers that we bought just to play League of Legends and Club Penguin. Then again, we do have the option of going all-out. Gaming keyboards have become pretty pricey. With reputable keyboards ranging from around $100 USD to $200 USD.
Thermaltake is a company, originating from Taipei, Taiwan in 1999, that focuses in its production of power supplies, PC chassis, and cooling solutions such as case fans, CPU coolers, etc. They have made their way into producing gaming peripherals through the brand Tt eSPORTS and develop peripherals such as computer chairs, mice, keyboards, gaming controllers and headsets. One of their new additions to their peripheral lineup is the Thermaltake MEKA Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retailing for $89.99 shipped on Amazon along with the two year warranty.
The Tt eSPORT MEKA Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, retailing for $89.99 is somewhat on the less expensive side but still up in the price ranges, falling between the prices of Corsair’s STRAFE Mechanical keyboard ($79.99) and HyperX Gaming’s Alloy FPS Mechanical keyboard ($99.99).
Let’s take a look at the features and packaging to see the first impressions of what the Tt eSPORT MEKA Pro keyboard has to offer for ninety bucks.
Tt eSPORT MEKA Pro Keyboard Specs:
|DIMENSION||449.8 X 142.6 X 37.7 MM|
|NO. OF MACRO KEYS||6|
|NO. OF GAME PROFILES||ONE|
|ANTI-GHOSTING KEYS||YES / N KEY ROLLOVER (USB)|
|ON-BOARD MEMORY SIZE||256 BIT|
|POLLING RATE||1000 HZ|
|BACK-LIGHT||YES, FULL RED LED|
|ON-BOARD AUDIO JACKS||NO|
|SMART CABLE MANAGEMENT||NO|
|USB CABLE DETACHABLE||NO|
|ON-BOARD USB PORT||NO|
|CABLE LENGTH||1.8 M|
Tt eSPORT MEKA Pro Keyboard Switch Specs:
|SWITCH NAME||CHERRY MX MECHANICAL BLUE|
|ACTUATION POINT||BLUE : 2.2±0.6 MM|
|KEY STROKE||BLUE : 4 – 0.5 MM|
|ACTUATION FORCE||50G(BLUE) WITH OPTIMIZED TACTILE FEEL|
|KEY LIFESPAN||50 MILLION CLICKS LIFETIME|
When opening up the package, revealing the keyboard, I immediately noticed the heft of the box. Assuming majority of the weight isn’t coming from the cardboard, I figured this seems to feel pretty heavy duty.
Upon opening the package, the keyboard was wrapped in a foam plastic wrap with the warranty card and instruction booklet resting on the keyboard. There isn’t too much support for the Tt eSPORT MEKA Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard besides the cardboard box but this didn’t prove to be problematic as the keyboard is built with a heavy-duty and durable plastic.
We’ve touched on introducing the specs of Tt eSPORT’s $89.99 MEKA Pro Gaming Keyboard and the packaging. On the following page, we’ll go more in depth with the specs and features of the Tt eSPORT MEKA Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.