Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake eSports MEKA G1
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9 July 2014
Excerpt: Oh…the keyboard. This peripheral can be one of the most overlooked and undervalued parts of any gamer’s rig. There are so many keyboard manufacturers’ out there, that there is a venerable cornucopia of keyboard options available to consumers today.
Conclusion: What the MEKA G1 Illuminated lacks in terms of bells and whistles some other mechanical gaming keyboards have it more than makes up for that with its build quality although I’m quite certain that this may not sound just as impressive to some people.
Summary: Final Thoughts
It looks like this keyboard has got me on the mechanical keyboard bandwagon. Going from laptop-style keyboard to a mechanical gaming keyboard took some time to get used to, but I do enjoy using this keyboard. The actual feel when typing a feedback of the keyboard is great.
Pros: – Solid design, – Backlit keys, – Black mechanical key switches, – Thick braided cable, – Goldplated connectors, – 2 port USB 2.0 hub and audio connections
Conclusion: We've recently done quite a few mechanical keyboard reviews, and this time we put three more keyboards under the magnifying glass. The three Tt eSPORTS models turned out to be very similar in some ways, but also significantly differ in others.
Summary: The Mega G1 improves upon the original Meka's design with integrated media keys, audio inputs, a detachable palm rest, and a full size layout more appropriate for daily typing. For only about $10 (street) extra, it's the obvious choice between the two, save for folks specifically looking for a...
Pros: It's Mechanical:, Media Keys:, Built-In USB Hub:, Audio Jacks:, Love For the Old School:
Cons: Still Lacks Gaming Features:, Muted Keystrokes:, Beefy Bundle of Cables:
Conclusion: Thermaltake strips the gaming keyboard to its essentials with the Meka G1, transforming it into the rare model that truly excels as a keyboard. But with almost no additional functionality, it won't appeal to all hard-core gamers.
Summary: Mechanical keyboards come down to two things: whether you like the feel of the switches and then all the other stuff. The Mekas both feature Cherry MX black switches, whose linear stroke and heavy actuation force favors aggressive gamers over typists or anyone with a light touch.
Conclusion: Any of these four options is a fine choice if you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard. But if you’re primarily interested in gaming performance and the most features for the money, the Thermaltake eSports Meka G1 certainly makes a good case for itself.
Pros: Quick-response mechanical keys, Sturdy construction, Onboard USB and audio jacks
Cons: No dedicated media keys, Key switches feel squishy versus "clicky" mechanical keyboards—
though some gamers will prefer this
Conclusion: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Thermaltake MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard a rating out of 10.
Pros: Cherry Black MX mechanical switches, Tactile and audible feedback, Detachable palm rest, Two USB 2.0 ports, Minimal looks is just right, Heavyweight build quality, Superior anti-ghosting ability, Media function key replaces windows key FTW
Cons: Lock status LED's are way too bright, Full anti-ghosting only works with USB to PS/2 adapter