Thermaltake has delivered the MEKA Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring Cherry MX switches, red LED backlighting, and a sleek design. Like all keyboards featuring the Cherry MX Blue switches, I had no trouble at all with typing for extended periods of time. There were some problems we encountered but besides those, we find this to be a pretty decent keyboard for the $89.99 price tag. Let’s go over the pros and cons.
The bottom row of the keyboard offered no problems while typing but as soon as I started gaming, I would have to be careful not to hit the Windows key and this was still a problem even when the keys were switched. The keyboard spontaneously stopping for a few minutes to hours at a time proved to be rather discouraging. If this is your only keyboard and it gives out suddenly, you could lose hours of time that could have been put into finishing your term paper or spamming skills and losing the ability to flash or jump away in League of Legends. If you’re playing an FPS game, you might as well not move at all during a match. Lastly, the cord would have been nice if it were a braided cable. Those of us with cats know the struggle since they’ll make their way behind tiny crevices in search for anything they haven’t wrapped their teeth around. Luckily, I was able to tuck the cable in between my desk and the wall to keep it out of reach.
The build quality is great for the price along with the two year warranty. With the heft and strong build I don’t have to worry about my heavy hands accidentally sliding the keyboard around while playing and running into a corner to hide as I pull the keyboard closer to me. It’s nice to have backlighting, especially since at night I tend to have the office lights off while I work or play and with the customizable backlighting, it makes it even more convenient depending on what type of game I’m playing.
Legit Bottom Line: For under ninety dollars the Thermaltake MEKA Pro Gaming Keyboard offers a great feel that makes long periods of gaming and regular use a pleasant experience.