Thursday, August 12th 2010

Thermaltake eSports Announces New Meka G1 Gaming Keyboard

Tt eSPORTS, a leading professional gaming gear company, today announces our brand new “MEKA” series of mechanical keyboard at Gamescom in Cologne Germany, the largest gaming event and calendar highlight for interactive games and entertainment.

Tt eSPORTS offers a complete gaming solution. Now with the new MEKA G1 mechanical keyboard, guarantee a 1000HZ polling rate and faster response time on the keyboard which will give gamers supreme experiences to destroy and attack enemies on every terrain.

Features of MEKA G1:
  • Polling Rate: 1000HZ
  • Solid with heavy duty performance mechanical keyboard Specification
  • Full speed USB design; never lag for input signals
  • Anti -ghost key design ; PS2 adapter included for N key rollover function
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36 Comments on Thermaltake eSports Announces New Meka G1 Gaming Keyboard

#1
TIGR
More mechanical keyboards are a welcome addition to the market from my standpoint. :toast:

Do you think a sub-$100 price point is possible?

Is there really any difference/value in this 1000Hz polling rate over regular keyboards?
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#2
Kenshai
Judging by the 50 million keystroke limit, sounds like cherry black key switches which could make for an excellent keyboard depending on the price.
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#3
Crazykenny
With all respect to Thermaltake, but I hardly think you can call that a gaming keyboard. It looks as generic as any other $10 keyboard.

But then again, what qualifies as a gaming keyboard. I dont think LCD screens are really needed, but in my opinion programable keys/buttons are a must for a gaming keyboard.
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#4
TIGR
Different people have different preferences about what a gaming keyboard "should" be. Personally, I am a fan of Deck keyboards (typing on a Deck Legend now) for gaming, because they have mechanical keys, backlighting, and simple layouts. I think those are most important for gaming and that features like LCD screens on keyboards are arguably pointless bling. However, many others love blinged-out keyboards for gaming. The Meka G1 evidently is just geared more toward people with preferences similar to mine.

However, as it appears to have no backlighting, it'd have to be pretty cheap for me to recommend it over a Deck.
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#5
burtram
If the price is right, I would consider getting it to replace this aging saitek.
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#6
3volvedcombat
by: Crazykenny
With all respect to Thermaltake, but I hardly think you can call that a gaming keyboard. It looks as generic as any other $10 keyboard.

But then again, what qualifies as a gaming keyboard. I dont think LCD screens are really needed, but in my opinion programable keys/buttons are a must for a gaming keyboard.
This is a mechanical keyboard- You have never used a mechanical keyboard from what i can tell.

Its a completely different feel when pushing the keys of the keyboard, from what I hear its like typing with heaven and being able to push like 5 keys at once to get a response.

It such a direct feel typing with a mechanical keyboard- I might decide to get this.

Sense most the mechanical keyboards like Deck and the old IBM's arnt on newegg very widely and sometimes you need to get them from ebay or special orders.


Mechanical keyboard FTW. enough with this plastic switch shit that breaks.
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#7
fenurch
Thermaltake..
What's up with all the cooler/case companies creating gaming gear?
The keyboard would have to be seriously cheap for me to get this as it's Thermaltake and I don't want a Thermaltake keyboard because it's Thermaltake.
But then again, if it's a good keyboard, I don't really care for brand (to an extent).

BTW I said TT 3 times in 1 sentence, it must be a record!
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#8
Kenshai
by: burtram
If the price is right, I would consider getting it to replace this aging saitek.
Expect at the very least $100.
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#9
rpsgc
by: TIGR
Do you think a sub-$100 price point is possible?
Anything is possible.


Will it be, though? No.
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#10
fenurch
by: rpsgc
Anything is possible.


Will it be, though? No.
Yes, but cmon, TT gaming gear is like.. I dunno Tesco Value Chocolate compared to Thorntons against something like SteelSeries or Razer.

Sorry for the awful example, really couldn't come up with anything better.
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#11
DonInKansas
How can you make such sweeping generalizations when you've never tried the stuff out? If everyone stayed in their own little niche then there would be no advancement. And you wouldn't have your XFX 5750.
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#12
TIGR
by: DonInKansas
How can you make such sweeping generalizations when you've never tried the stuff out? If everyone stayed in their own little niche then there would be no advancement. And you wouldn't have your XFX 5750.
I realize I'm going off topic, but I thought XFX always made video cards. Assuming I am wrong, that is an excellent point.
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#13
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Hmm, this looks to be exactly what I was looking for a couple of months back. ;) I hope it fits the required price point too...
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#14
LAN_deRf_HA
Can mechanical keyboard be done with half height keys? After getting use to it I found it feels faster and more natural than the old clunker keys.
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#15
pantherx12
by: TIGR
I realize I'm going off topic, but I thought XFX always made video cards. Assuming I am wrong, that is an excellent point.
They used to only make Nvidia cards.
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#16
Meizuman
I would like to see something like Sidewinder X6 with a lockable numpad, mechanical keys and simple oled display. The display could show CPU/GPU/Chipset temps and other things.

EDIT: But it would probably cost $300
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#17
BumbleBee
by: TIGR
More mechanical keyboards are a welcome addition to the market from my standpoint. :toast:

Do you think a sub-$100 price point is possible?

Is there really any difference/value in this 1000Hz polling rate over regular keyboards?
I think the MSRP will be around $149 like the steelseries 7g. Thermaltake is launching 2 mechanical keyboards the Meka G1 and Meka.




the Thermaltake Meka is a rebranded i-Rocks KR-6230. the i-Rocks KR-6230 uses Cherry MX Brown switches. the Thermaltake Meka uses Cherry MX Black Linear switches. there is a seller on eBay who has over 10 brand new i-Rocks KR-6230 available for $69.99 /ea they have a $99 MSRP.

no it doesn't. when a switch actuates it bounces like a ball against it's contacts before it settles. if a controller read each bounce it would register many keystrokes so controllers have a feature called debounce time which ignores any bounce for x amount of milliseconds. mechanical keyboards have a lower debounce time because the silicone or rubber in rubber dome keyboards is more elastic. anything over 200Hz is a marketing hype because even a robot would have to wait that x amount of milliseconds before registering another keystroke.

by: LAN_deRf_HA
Can mechanical keyboard be done with half height keys? After getting use to it I found it feels faster and more natural than the old clunker keys.
not with Cherry MX switches. Cherry does have a low profile switch called Cherry ML.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: BumbleBee
I think the MSRP will be around $149 like the steelseries 7g. Thermaltake is launching 2 mechanical keyboards the Meka G1 and Meka.

http://i34.tinypic.com/2wcpvnl.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/e7htub.jpg

the Thermaltake Meka is a rebranded i-Rocks KR-6230. the i-Rocks KR-6230 uses Cherry MX Brown switches. the Thermaltake Meka uses Cherry MX Black Linear switches. there is a seller on eBay who has over 10 brand new i-Rocks KR-6230 available for $69.99 /ea they have a $99 MSRP.

no it doesn't. when a switch actuates it bounces like a ball against it's contacts before it settles. if a controller read each bounce it would register many keystrokes so controllers have a feature called debounce time which ignores any bounce for x amount of milliseconds. mechanical keyboards have a lower debounce time because the silicone or rubber in rubber dome keyboards is more elastic. anything over 200Hz is a marketing hype because even a robot would have to wait that x amount of milliseconds before registering another keystroke.



not with Cherry MX switches. Cherry does have a low profile switch called Cherry ML.
i was wondering how long til you appeared in this thread, with your total hard-on for mechanical switch keyboards.
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#19
Kantastic
by: Mussels
i was wondering how long til you appeared in this thread, with your total hard-on for mechanical switch keyboards.
I was wondering how long 'til you appeared in this thread, what with BumbleBee chiming in and all.
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#20
BumbleBee
by: Mussels
i was wondering how long til you appeared in this thread, with your total hard-on for mechanical switch keyboards.
Peripherals actually.
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#21
Wile E
Power User
by: BumbleBee
Peripherals actually.
Good, what's the best for Tactile, no click?
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
if only those deck keyboards had media keys...
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#24
BumbleBee
by: Mussels
if only those deck keyboards had media keys...
you can make your own media keys with freeware like SharpKeys or AutoHotKey with any keyboard. AutoHotKey has a complex scripting language, you can create more sophisticated macros than what Logitech and Razer drivers allow you to do. there is a learning curve but pre-made scripts are available. anybody who took basic programming in high school shouldn't have a problem.
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#25
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
if only those deck keyboards had media keys...
Buy a remote for media. Use the keyboard for typing.

I wish I could afford a Deck, personally.
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