The MEKA G1 is actually the first mechanical gaming keyboard that I have spent a long time with. I have always been a fan of the laptop-style keyboards as I do a lot of typing and those always seemed more comfortable to me. Moving from that type of keyboard to a mechanical one took a little while to get used to. The first thing I instantly noticed was the noise. Each key press makes a distinct sound, which does take some time to get used to.
I really do like the feel of the Cherry MX Black mechanical key switches. They give great feedback. One thing that is great about mechanical key switches is that you only have press a key down about half-way to get it to register. This means not only less stress on your fingers, but you are going to be able to press that key faster when gaming, which means getting that kill. The keyboard is very heavy duty as well and when gaming, even in the most intense situations the keyboard did not move on my desk at all.
Of course the big addition to this keyboard is the addition of the backlighting. See in in action in our video below.
All of the keys on the keyboard are backlit. You also have the ability to only light up the WASD keys, arrow keys, and 8, 4, 6, and 2 keys on the number pad. You can completely turn the backlighting off if you wish. There are 7 brightness levels to choose from which can be alternated by holding in the function key and pressing the F12 key. There is also a pulsating mode that automatically dims and brightens the backlighting in a sequence.