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Thermaltake eSports MEKA G1
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Thermaltake eSports MEKA G1

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Expert Review

Techware Labs
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.
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Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

19 December 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: - Industrial Grade Build Quality, - Cherry MX Black Switches, - 2 USB Ports, - Headphones & Microphone 3.5mm Ports, - Gold Plated USB Plugs & 3.5mm Jacks, - Military Grade Braided Cable, - Backlighting (4 Modes/4 zones), - Price (For Some)
  • Cons: - Single Illumination Color, - No Macro Keys
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Overall 9

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review

2 May 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: – Some gamers might miss programmable keys
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TTeSports MEKA, MEKA G1 and MEKA G-unit

Metku Mods
16 July 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Compact size, Solid build quality, Audio through-puts, Solid build quality, Dedicated media keys, 12 Macro keys, Solid build quality
  • Cons: No wrist rest, (Changes in layout from standard), The cable, No full backlight
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Overall 7

Thermaltake Meka G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

26 June 2012
  • 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:
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Overall 8

Tt eSports Meka G1

PC Magazine
17 May 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Mechanical key switches. Heavy-duty construction. Traditional keyboard layout. Built-in USB, audio hub.
  • Cons: Expensive. Few standard gaming keyboard features. Non-clicky keys. No left Windows key.
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Thermaltake's Meka G1 and G-Unit keyboards

28 February 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

29 November 2011
  • 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
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 9

Thermaltake eSports MEKA G1 Keyboard

Benchmark Reviews
6 November 2011
  • 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
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Thermaltake eSports Meka G1 Gaming Keyboard Review

Legit Reviews
30 August 2011
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