Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 18:41
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We all know that most regular consumers don't pay much attention when choosing the right peripherals for their systems so for their basic needs even a USD20 keyboard/mouse combo will probably do just fine. However if you're a serious or even just a casual gamer then chances are that you spend quite a bit of time online reading reviews before you decide on the right peripherals for the job. Most gaming keyboards in the market use Cherry MX mechanical switches since they are the obvious choice for people that require tactile and audio feedback something which the majority of membrane dome keyboards are not really good at. Tt eSPORTS has been manufacturing mechanical keyboards almost from the day they got established and that has allowed their products to gain a significant advantage over many others both in terms of quality and features. They too have made extended use of Cherry MX switches but today we'll be checking out their latest offering based on Kailh brown mechanical switches the Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
“Challenge is the game” highlights the philosophy to bring out gamers’ addiction in gaming and the ambition of reaching to the extreme. Tt eSPORTS, a gaming obsessed division from Thermaltake, is uniting gamers from all over the world in a unique & fascinating eSPORTS culture, inherited the spirits of Thermaltake, is an energetic, powerful, bold and intelligent challenger who never says “no” to the extreme competition. We do not only provide gamers the ultimate gaming gears but also fulfills the passion to achieve the ultimate success. Thermaltake has been a well-known brand in the gaming & DIY market for PC Chassis, Coolers and Power Supplies PSU for many years. The brand personality of unique, aggressive, vivid and stylish makes Thermaltake an expert in creating exciting things and fascinating environment for gamers and enthusiasts. Tt eSPORTS inherited the brand personality with unique and creative design by observing users’ behaviors and requirements. The fan cooling design on Tt eSPORTS Challenger keyboard demonstrate the brand spirit. It is the worldwide first keyboard with fan cooling function that could dry your hand sweats and blow tension away during cut-throat competition.
Kailh may not be as popular as Cherry in the mechanical switches arena (they've been around however since the early 90's) nor do they have the same wide variety of available models but with many other manufacturers announcing the design and manufacture of their very own mechanical switches (see Razer for example) we can't really consider that as a drawback. However for people who just want the "guarantee" the name Cherry carries Tt eSPORTS also makes the Poseidon illuminated mechanical gaming keyboard that features Cherry MX brown, red and blue switches. Now some may wonder as to why Tt eSPORTS took the gamble to also release a mechanical gaming keyboard based on Kailh switches when they already have the same keyboard with Cherry MX switches and the answer is really very simple, availability. Cherry has been selling their popular blue, red, brown and black mechanical switches to virtually every keyboard manufacturer out there and so naturally such high demand can prove too much to handle all the time. Still after almost one full week with the Poseidon Z on our desk we have very good things to say about its mechanical switches (and for it as a whole).