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 compact plank to lug around to LAN parties. Even then, the Mega G1 isn't particularly large or unwieldy, it's just not as cramped as the Meka.
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.
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. Now i can't say for certain whether or not the build quality of the keyboard is indeed industrial grade but it does feel very sturdy and able to take on plenty of punishment so i have no reason not to trust Tt eSPORTS.
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. I feel as if I know when I am pressing a key it is actually going to be registered.
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. All of the three models pack the same Cherry MX Black-switches and offer a two-port USB-hub. On the other hand none of the boards offers full backlight or NKRO over USB.
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. We just wish all mechanical keyboards were priced closer to $50 than $100. As professional writers and editors who also like to game, we think they’re worth the price.
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. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar gaming keyboard that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or...
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
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Pros: Military grade cable, Non-Slip Feet, 50,000,000 keystrokes before failure, Gold plated connectors, Solid design, 8x quicker than a standard keyboard, 1000hz polling race, 7 multimedia hot-keys