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    Default Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Introduction * Mechanical keyboards are practically everywhere now. If a manufacturer makes enthusiast-grade peripherals, chances are there’s a mechanical keyboard somewhere in their product stack. The tactile feedback and resilience of mechanical keys has always been a draw for gamers and enthusiasts the world over, and as time progresses these keyboards get more and more bells and whistles added to them: RGB back lighting, integrated ARM processors for advanced macros and saving specific data, braided cables, and the list goes on. The one thing that has remained the same until late last year was the switches: every single switch out there was a Cherry.

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    * Flash forward to today and we have a patent that Cherry had which has expired, allowing other manufacturers to start producing their own brand of mechanical switches. Thermaltake was among the first companies to pick up some of these new switches from Kailh (pronounced like the plant: KALE) and use them on their newest variant of the Poseidon Z keyboard. By using these switches, they have shaved off quite a bit of the premium normally seen for mechanical keyboards, but has it shaved off quality as well?

    Let’s learn a bit about Thermaltake eSports and find out. www.ttesports.com “Challenge is the Game” highlights the philosophy to bring out healthy addictions in gaming and the ambition of reaching the pinnacle of success. Tt eSPORTS, a gaming obsessed division from Thermaltake, is uniting gamers from all over the world in a unique & fascinating eSPORTS culture. Inheriting the spirits of Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS is an energetic, powerful, bold and intelligent challenger whom never says “no” to extreme competition. We do not only provide gamers the ultimate gaming gear but also fulfill the passion to achieve their ultimate ambitions. Thermaltake has been a well-known brand in the gaming & DIY market for PC Chassis, Coolers and Power Supplies for many years. The brand personality of being unique, aggressive, vivid and stylish makes Thermaltake an expert in creating exciting things and fascinating environments for gamers and enthusiasts. Tt eSPORTS inherited the brand personality with unique and creative designs by observing users’ behavior and demands. The fan cooling design on the Tt eSPORTS Challenger keyboard demonstrates the brand spirit. It is the first keyboard worldwide with a fan cooling function that could dry your sweaty hands and blow tension away during cutthroat competition.

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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Good rivew Mike. Nice KB

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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Good Review Mike. Decent KB.
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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    One thing Mike didnt real speak on enough was.........................THE LEDS ARE NOT RED!!! OMG Thank you TTesports for not making the LEDS red!!!

    Seriously, This is a great entry into Mech Keyboards. If you have never used a Mech or just can not afford some of these expensive Mech units then this is a solid entry point. If my kids want to be PC gamers I would have no issue getting them one of these.

    good review Mike.
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    Great review Mike of a nice keyboard thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    One thing Mike didnt real speak on enough was.........................THE LEDS ARE NOT RED!!! OMG Thank you TTesports for not making the LEDS red!!!

    Seriously, This is a great entry into Mech Keyboards. If you have never used a Mech or just can not afford some of these expensive Mech units then this is a solid entry point. If my kids want to be PC gamers I would have no issue getting them one of these.

    good review Mike.
    Exactly and you really cant tell the difference on these keys versus the cherry keys at least I couldent

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    good review Mike
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    I liked the review a lot too. I'm glad they released that. I want to go mechanical but my cash (or paid time) keeps going to upgrading to liquid cooling. This board might squeeze into a good christmas gift or something!
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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Glad you guys liked it! I personally didn't feel like it was my best writing (been going through a lot of personal issues as of late), but I thoroughly enjoyed this product and this keyboard has made its way into my permanent desktop setup. I would REALLY like to feel what the smaller version is like, and I would also love to see Kailh release a brown variant of these switches. That would be excellent for people who do more than just game on their keyboards, like myself. It's certainly a great start though, and with a year or two of constant production of these switches we should see far less variance on them moving forward. I am still slightly jealous of my girlfriend's Black Widow Tournament Edition keyboard because I do prefer the Cherry switches ever so slightly, but the difference isn't enough for me to be able to recommend a keyboard that costs so much more for not enough added refinement over the switches and software that frankly no one uses on that thing anyway.

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    Default Re: Thermaltake Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard Review

    i must say the Kailh key switches are not bad at all.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    I have Kailh switches on the Tesoro gaming keyboard and like them alot.

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