A couple months ago we took a look at Thermaltake's Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
, today we are taking a look at their latest entry into the high-end keyboard market, the Tt eSPORTS MEKA G-UNIT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
While the MEKA G1 was aimed at retaining the feel of the IBM mechanical keyboards of the ‘80s and early ‘90s while still labelling itself as a gaming keyboard, the MEKA G-UNIT is being touted as a full-size mechanical keyboard dedicated towards gaming (and apparently rap music aficionados, given the name).
Thermaltake has added a variety of features to make the MEKA G-UNIT more attractive to gamers, which we will address throughout the course of the article.Key Technologies
On the Thermaltake MEKA G-UNIT, the primary draw of the keyboard is the fact that it is a mechanical keyboard. Thermaltake opted to use Cherry Black switches for the MEKA G-UNIT which are considered highly effective for gaming. The differences between each type of switch were detailed in our Thermaltake MEKA G1 review.
However, one note should be made about Cherry Red switches
which were rare at the time of writing of our MEKA-G1 article. They are currently back in full production, although as mentioned in the previous article, oftentimes the Black switches are preferred due to being less sensitive to accidental key presses. The inclusion of macro keys (which were not on the MEKA G1), are a welcome addition, as well as the use of discrete media keys.
For more information about mechanical keyboard switches, click here
.Packaging and Accessories
The MEKA G-UNIT keyboard comes in a very durable, thick cardboard box.
When the box is opened, the user is greeted by a diagram of they keyboard describing features, as well as the CD case holding the software and manual.
The keyboard is wrapped in a plastic cover, and the cable comes in a small, synthetic drawstring bag with a velvety feel. The detachable wrist rest comes wrapped in a plastic cover as well.
Also included is a synthetic pouch to put the keyboard in for transport or storage.
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