Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS MEKA G-Unit
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Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka G-Unit Keyboard
4 September 2013
Summary: I replaced my Roccat Isku with the G-Unit for a good weekend of gaming. I played a pretty good mix of Borderlands, TF2 and Dungeon Defenders logging about 12 hours of pretty solid game time. I also used the G-Unit as my primary keyboard for a Windows 8 based system install cumulating with a reinstall of Office 10. This fresh install is my new work setup and endures the daily grind of that duty. In fact, I am using the G-Unit and that build to write this review.
Pros: Nearly indestructible construction, Outstanding response, Head turning light effects, There is a model to fit your individual style, Adds the Cherry Red MX Switches to Meka line
Cons: No On-the-fly macro recording, Light effect does not include full backlight or color choice, Not for you if you prefer another Cherry MX Switch type
Conclusion: The layout of the MEKA G-Unit is just different enough from a standard keyboard that my error rate went up slightly, especially on capitalization (long caps lock) and question marks (short right-shift). I also found due to the mechanical switch type (Cherry MX Black)that I had a higher rate of missed letters. These are things that can improve with time, but may provide difficulty switching between home and work.
Pros: Superior Construction, Modest Backlighting, 12 Dedicated Macro Keys, One Button Disables Windows Key, Quick Response Time, Dedicated Multimedia Keys, Cherry MX Black Switches, Launch Any EXE File with Macro Key, USB and Audio Ports
Cons: Somewhat Limited Software, Slightly Adjusted Key Layout, Bright LEDs on Caps, Scroll and Num Locks, Not Cherry MX Blue Switches
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Last week, we took a look at Thermaltake’s Shock Spin HD headphones and walked away impressed by its simplistic design and excellent stereo performance. For this week, we have equipped ourselves with the MEKA G-Unit, a mechanical keyboard from Thermaltake that promises to be “armed for battle”.
Conclusion: Although some mechanical keyboards are overly 'clicky' and can get annoyingly loud for anyone in close proximity, the Cherry MX Black switches used here manage to tone it down somewhat. The keys aren't by any means quiet, as is to be expected from a mechanical keyboard, but it isn't the loudest, either. In use, the switches provide just enough resistance so that you don't bottom-out the key unless it's intentional.
Excerpt: I reviewed the MEKA from Tt eSPORTS not that long ago and while it was a good keyboard, I was just not impressed enough with it. When I heard I'd be getting the new Tt eSPORTS MEKA G Unit keyboard, I held my presumptions back and let the keyboard do the talking for me. The performance was perfect, I tried out Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Team Fortress 2 for some quick FPS action and I had no issues with performance. Perfection.