If you had read my review of the Thermaltake W1 Wireless keyboard, you knew this was coming. Well, this keyboard actually came before the W1 Wireless keyboard but ended up taking a backseat owing to a lot of embargo releases in the middle. The ARGENT series is new from Thermaltake, with the company having introduced a new lineup of peripherals at CES, including this keyboard, mice, headset, mousepads, and even a desk. With the ARGENT series, Thermaltake wants to showcase the best it can do with peripherals, and heralds in the flagship lineup for 2021 and years to come. Before putting these claims to the test, let's thank Thermaltake for sending the review sample to TechPowerUp!
The ARGENT K5, a full-size keyboard, is the first keyboard entry to this lineup. There are plenty of extra buttons, as well as a wheel on the right the company claims is inspired by automobile knob designs. The design is also quite different from the usual, with an indented step past the alphanumeric section, which also brings with it a color change for contrast with the silver elsewhere. The image above also hints at side lighting, on top of what is no doubt per-key RGB lighting. We will go through all these features and more in this review that begins with a look at the specifications in the table below.
Thermaltake ARGENT K5 RGB Keyboard
Full-size form factor in a US ANSI layout, other languages supported based on your region
Aluminium frame, ABS plastic case, and keycaps
1.46 kg/3.22 lbs.
Full N-Key rollover USB
Dedicated volume wheel and playback buttons
161 (L) x 465 (W) x 46 (H) mm
6 ft/1.8 m
Choice of Cherry MX Blue or Speed (Silver) RGB mechanical switch