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Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Aug 2, 2013 3:17 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%%Manufacturer: Tt eSPORTS

Thermaltake eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard




Now that the MEKA G1 Illuminated is fully visible, what you may notice first is the matte finish, the 104 key layout, the bright logo at the top right corner, and you may also notice the monster sized cable.




Looking at the left edge of this MEKA, you will see that the frame does adjust the back of the keys to be a bit higher than they are on the front edge, but the key caps are slightly laid back. You can also see there are no rough corners on the frame, as the front edge has a large curve and the back is rounded, even at the corners.




The left side of the keyboard offers 74 keys with a US QWERTY layout. You will also notice in the bottom row, to the right of the space bar, you find the only Windows key, and the key next to it acts as a right click.




At the top of the left side you will find the row of F-Keys. Painted in blue, you will also see that the F1 through F7 keys are also used in conjunction with the FN key for multimedia controls.




Further to the right you will find red paint on the F11 and F12 keys, and these also work with the FN key. The G-Key will switch between the WASD illumination, the Arrows being illuminated, or the 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the keypad, or full on illumination. The light icon button allows you eight levels of intensity, including them being off entirely.




That leaves you with the 30 key layout of the number pad and various command keys. You also have the bright red Tt logo at the top of this section, right next to the trio of lock activity LEDs.




Looking at the MEKA from the right side with the feet now extended, the extra half of an inch in the back now makes the keycaps all lean slightly forward and offers a better angle of attack.




Moving around the back of that same right side of the MEKA G1 Illuminated, you can see the extra connectivity options offered. There is a pair of USB 2.0 ports, and you also get two 3.5mm jacks to plug in some headphones and a microphone here, rather than at your PC itself.

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