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Thermaltake Premium X1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Apr 9, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Thermaltake Premium X1 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

 

 

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Viewing the X1 RGB from the left side, we can see the lower part of the frame is slightly smaller than the top cover. We also see that the keys are not at the best angle for long-term use without strain.

 

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The seventy-four keys laid out here are what we typically see. While the bulk of the keys are used for a single task, we can see that the F-keys are marked for dual functionality. We also like the font used, it is easy to read and looks more professional this way.

 

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The escape key will reset the X1 RGB to defaults, in case you need that function in a hurry. F1 is used to bring up a mail handler, F2 will open your browsers home page, F3 opens "This PC" in a window, and F4 will open the calculator.

 

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F5 brings up "My Music," while the F6 should change lighting modes, but does nothing by default. F7 and F8 should adjust the speed of the RGB LED modes, but again we see nothing happen when using it.

 

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F9 should add red to the lights, F10 adds green, F11 adds blue, and F12 is intended to set the keyboard into dual lighting mode. It appears all of this must be set in software, as these do nothing fresh out of the box either.

 

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The right end of the keyboard offers a bit more than the standard thirty-key layout we are used to seeing. Some of the command keys are used for switching profiles, there are arrows in the number pad, and we also see a whole other group of buttons at the top.

 

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The print screen button is also the Macro record button for on-the-fly programming. Scroll lock is said to change light modes, and pause break is assumingly how one adjusts the LED intensity. Above them are the game mode button, a button with a light bulb icon, and Window lock button.

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