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Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard: Introduction
Today we take a look at the Thermaltake Challenger Prime gaming keyboard created by the Tt eSPORTS division. Unlike many gaming keyboards, the Challenger Prime is orientated towards budget congest consumers who want a little bit of everything at a low cost. Thermaltake as a company established itself in 1999 with a mission of "delivering the perfect user experience." Thermaltake was, and is, the leading company for aftermarket cooling. The company is also largely involved with the eSPORTS community creating the Tt eSPORTS division around 2010, making peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and headphones.
Thermaltake is no stranger to the gaming market with countless peripherals released every year. Not to mention the ever growing market with companies like Razer, Logitech, Corsair, and ROCCAT all taking a slice of the cake. To the consumer, it can be a bit overwhelming to the amount of choices, which is why reviews are what allows the consumer to define each series and what puts it apart from the rest. keyboards prices range from $30 all the way to $1500 (yes $1500) and I often find myself wondering what the entry keyboards offer when it comes to performance. Some have a few programmable macro keys, while other do not. Some have light and vice versa. So it is possible to have it all at a low cost? The answer is yes! While the selection may be sparse, the Thermaltake introduction of the Challenger Prime put a spin on the market.. Let's take a closer look and see what it has to offer!
Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard: Closer Look
First up is the box. While a basic size box relative to the keyboard, it uses the space well to provide information and selling points of the keyboard itself. It's a bright colorful box to really grab the eyes of anyone in the store. It also has a good representation of the keyboard and what is inside the box. The front lists the options for three colors, pulling rate of 1000Hz and six programmable macro keys. Beside the main features on the front, the back offers details on the above features and built in Marcos-like ability to change the keyboard lights and multiple profiles. Being a entry level keyboard, one should not expect the Challenger Prime to have all the bells and whistle like USB and headphone inputs. These things are simply just not within the keyboards price range.
Once the box is open, you can see the keyboard still wrapped up along with a user manual. The little pamphlet is the warranty information, while the larger one is a quick start guide explaining how to install the keyboard and what each of secondary buttons do. It's something that shouldn't be hard to figure out even without the quick start, but it's a nice addition either way.