Thermaltake’s Tt eSPORTS line has been very popular over the past year, we actually recently reviewed their Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard. Thermaltake has added some new products to this line. The first is the Black Element gaming mouse. This mouse features a pro gaming grade laser 6500dpi engine, the ability to store up to 45 macro keys with 5 different game profiles, and a very nice graphical user interface for the macro keys. You can also change the colors of the LED’s in the mouse all from the included software.
The other new product Thermaltake is adding to the Tt eSPORTS line is the Meka Mechanical gaming keyboard. This keyboard features a 1000hz polling rate, a USB powered anti-ghost key design, 2 additional USB ports and a 1.8m braided cable with a gold plated USB connector. This keyboard also features something called N-Key rollover, this is usually available in keyboards that use the PS/2 connector, but this is one of first USB keyboards that have this feature. N-Key rollover is short means if you press down 8 keys all 8 characters will be typed. Try this with your normal USB keyboard and you will notice that it only types 3-4 characters. This feature is very important to pro gamers. Thermaltake will be releasing a 104-key version of this keyboard in a couple of weeks for $89.
We also spotted a larger version of this keyboard that has a full numpad and had back-lit keys on the WASD keys, arrow keys and a few others.
Thermaltake is going back and adding more power supplies to it’s Toughpower Grand Series. These new power supplies will be available in 550, 650, 750 and 1200W versions. This biggest change will be that these power supplies now be 80PLUS platinum certified, that means 90% efficient at 20% load, 92% efficient at 50% load and 89% efficient at 100% load. These power supplies will be available in May or June. Thermaltake is updating its Toughpower XT line with the new ToughPower XT Gold series of power supplies. These will be available in 1075, 1275 and 1475W versions. They of course will have an 80PLUS Gold certification.
Another cool product Thermaltake is adding to their power line is the Doctor Power II ATX power supply tester. Power supply testers are always a good tool to have and this one features a large LCD that will show you accurate voltage readings from your rails. The Doctor Power II works with pretty much all power supplies currently available. It will be available in March for $29.99.
We really don’t know Thermaltake for many storage products, but their Max 5 hard drive enclosures are pretty popular. They have redesigned these hard drive enclosures with 2 80mm fans instead of single fan. These fans spin at 800RPM so they are very quiet and they feature blue LED’s, which can be turned off if you don’t care for them. The Max 5 enclosures will also feature very easy installation and a built-in stand. There will be 2 versions; the Max 5 that will have USB 2.0 and eSATA and the Max 5G that will have USB 3.0.
Jul 08, 2014 0