Thermaltake Meka G1 Gaming Keyboard Reviewajmatson - February 27, 2011
Category: Input Devices
Price: $139.99 MSRP
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When it comes to considering parts for your next build or something good to upgrade to, normally people think of the latest CPU, video card or larger hard drive. But, one seldom considered upgrade are the peripherals that you use on a daily basis to run your system. By those peripherals I am talking about the glanced over keyboard and mouse. These devices are just as critical to your system as any of the internal components, are abused more and generally take a physical beating. When you are into gaming as much as I am, the keyboard and mouse make a big difference as to whether you are the one being killed or the one performing the famed T-bag dance.
Keyboards are important to a computer system since they are pounded on more than any other device. You use keyboards for gaming to direct your character, typing up reports and important documentation and even searching for a movie to pass the time away. Not every keyboard is made the same and while some offer the best of frills they might not have your typing interests in mind. Today we are going to be taking a look at a high grade keyboard developed by Thermaltake eSports. This keyboard has the gamer and long term typer in mind and offers features that are designed to make your experience quicker and more comfortable. Paired with some high end features such as gold connectors and onboard connections for USB and audio, the Meka G1 is ready for battle, are you? Let's find out by taking a closer look at this tool of war.
The Meka G1 comes packaged in a black box with a full size picture of the keyboard on the front. Thermaltake eSports also included highlights of some of the features of the Meka G1 on the front such as having a 1000Hz polling rate, the ability to take 50 million key strokes before failure, support for USB devices with a built-in hub, and onboard audio jacks for easy access for your gaming headset. On the back side of the packaging there is an expanded breakdown of the features that is offered on this gaming keyboard
With the packaging finally opened we are greeted by an internal display of what the keyboard looks like with a breakdown of an explanation of the function keys that are on the Meka G1 which we will take a better look at in the next section of the review. There is also a re-emphasis of the special features of the Meka G1 design. Included in the box is the keyboard itself along with the documentation to get you up and running in no time.
Now that we have the beast out of the box we can get it ready for its close up.