Mechanical keyboards, you know, those higher priced keyboards with awesome clicking sounds, illuminated keys, media keys, and special gaming modes that usually disable the Windows Key. Well, Rosewill has a pretty nice one named Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, aka, RK-9100BR. Awesome clicking sounds are present thanks to its Cherry MX Brown switches, LEDs provide an excellent illuminated experience, coupled with media keys, multiple modes and gold plated connectors, Rosewill’s RK-9100BR is a cohesively solid product.
CM Storm has announced a brand new gaming keyboard in their QuickFire XT. This gaming keyboard is the full 104 key sibling to the top rated QuickFire Rapid. The QuickFire Rapid had huge success for its solid design and quality, but many people wanted that extra number pad and now they have it with the QuickFire XT.
Back at the end of 2010 TT eSPORTS introduced the MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It was an instant hit with its Cherry MX Black mechanical key switches and extremely sturdy and solid design. At CES this year we were introduced to a whole new set of gaming keyboard from TT eSPORTS that featured backlit keys, something that was missing on many of TT eSPORTS early gaming keyboards. So today we have the TT eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard has the same features you saw in the original MEKA G1 like the 1000 Hz polling rate, built in USB hub and audio connections and 1.5m military grade cable. This new version also offers a dynamic pulse-break backlight system with 7 different illumination levels. Read on as we take a look!
ROCCAT will be showing its new product developments in gaming peripherals and software at CES in Las Vegas on January 8 – 11, 2013. Some of the ROCCAT highlights at this year’s show will include the brand’s first-ever mechanical keyboard and the first software project for the company from Hamburg, Germany – the Power-Grid app, which has now passed Beta testing. In addition, several ROCCAT products at CES are newly available to US gamers, including the gaming mice Kone XTD and Kone Pure along with the multicolor gaming keyboard Isku FX.
A few months back Cooler Master allowed me to review The CM Storm Quick Fire Pro (QFP). You can check out the review here. In that review I proclaimed that “Cooler Master hit the nail on the head when focusing on the important aspects of a gaming keyboard.” If you read the review you’ll know that I really liked the Quick Fire Pro and then Cooler Master up and HAD to send me the CM Storm Trigger. The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for all intents and purposes is the “smarter hotter sister” of the Quick Fire Pro. Even though I’ve been hooked on the Roccat ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard recently why do I feel like I’m cheating? I really need to get out more…
The CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first gaming keyboard that Bob asked me to review in what I refer to as the “dime-piece” category. For the most part, regardless of price, the recent gaming keyboards I’ve reviewed for ThinkComputers have been in the Mid-Upper price tier of gaming peripheral products. The Trigger on the other hand is in the highest price tier and is supposed to be the best of the best that Cooler Master has to offer. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.
Not that long ago we took a look at the CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Gaming Keyboard, now we are back with the CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard! The Trigger is a step up from the Quick Fire Pro being CM Storm’s most expensive keyboard currently available. The Trigger features Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches, 5 marco keys, full key illumination with 3 different modes, 64KB on-board memory for profile storage, a two port USB 2.0 hub and much more! Read on to check out our unboxing video and to see what the keyboard looks like when you turn the lights on!
The Spawn is one hell of a gaming mouse. By far, the best $40 mouse I’ve ever used. So, when Bob asked me to take a look at the CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard I was very enthusiastic about the opportunity. I don’t have much history with Cooler Master’s line of products and only thing that I consistently purchased from Cooler Master was aftermarket CPU coolers, considered to be some of the best in the industry. But, now that all these component companies are diving full force into the gaming peripheral market and I’m truly excited to see what the “Storm” will bring (pun intended).
It seems everyone has a gaming keyboard now and Cooler Master has quite a few in their CM Storm line of gaming products. Today we are unboxing the Quick Fire Pro, which is a mechanical gaming keyboard. This keyboard features the Cherry MX mechanical key switches, full NKRO support via USB, multimedia shortcut keys, and it is partially backlit with red LED lights. Is this your next gaming keyboard? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Recently mechanical keyboards have been making a comeback. This is primarily due to the importance gaming has on the PC market. Professional gamers and gamers who want to be professional gamers (i.e. ME) are looking for any edge they can get on their competition. This is where the mechanical keyboard comes back into play. Gamers want to make sure when they press a key that the action they want to occur actually happens. Enter the Tt-eSPORTS MEKA Keyboard: This keyboard is Thermaltake’s first stab at the ever growing gaming keyboard market so let’s take and see how sharp this bad-boy is.
One of the first mechanical gaming keyboards I was actually able to try was the MEKA mechanical keyboard from Tt eSPORTS. While my time with the keyboard was a bit limited I was still very impressed as the comfort and responsiveness of the keys. The Meka Mechanical keyboard features cherry black mechanical key switches, up to a 1000Hz polling rate, 2 USB ports and much more. Today we finally got our hands on the MEKA, read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!