Meka G-Unit

Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing me this opportunity to preview this keyboard.

Here we have Thermaltake’s upcoming gaming keyboard, under the eSports series – MEKA G-Unit.  MEKA G-Unit is a direct upgrade from the MEKA G1

This is Thermaltake’s newest and most advanced gaming keyboard out at the moment. This keyboard features up to 1000Hz polling rate, build up on the Cherry Black mechanical switches, and has advanced anti-ghosting for 46 keys.

Manufacturer: Thermaltake eSPORTS

Product Name: MEKA G-Unit

MSRP: $129.99

In the box

  • 1x Multi-language Quick Installation Guide
  • 1x Software CD
  • 1x Multi-language warranty policy booklet
  • 2x ThermalTake eSports Sticker
  • 1x Cable carrying bag
  • 1x Overall keyboard carrying bag
  • 1x USB 2.0 Data cable (see in the 2nd picture)

1x ThermalTake MEKA G-Unit gaming keyboard

Features and Specifications

  • Up to 1000 Hz Polling Rate
  • Cherry Black Mechanical Switches
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting Function up to 46 keys
  • On board USB Hubs and Audio Jacks
  • 3 Profiles up to 60 Macro keys
  • Physical and on screen switch betweenNormal/ Gaming Mode
  • 7 Multimedia Hotkeys
  • Gold-Plated USB Connectors
  • Detachable Palm Rest
  • Detachable Cable
  • 12 dedicated macro keys
  • 64KB Onboard Memory
  • 5 different levels of brightness settings

Closer look/daily testing

The changes – seems like the designer relocated the [\] key and shortened the right [Shift] key. Coming from an end-user point of view, this is going to cause a lot of the problems during daily usage. Mostly because fast typers use their pinky and/or ring finger for the right [Shit] key, almost every time typing the [?] and [|] would be added while using this keyboard.

With lighting in the dark

On screen icons with software

It will come with ONE support CD which includes the software to program the 12 programmable macro keys along with on screen indication icons.

One key switching from normal mode to gaming mode, which allow users to disable Windows key and enable 3 different selectable macro profiles.

It is a very wise idea to use the standard push buttons for all the on and off switches instead of physical sliding switches for a longer life span.

4+3 dedicated media keys. (With on screen icons)

It is very nice to have a section of the keyboard that’s dedicated for multimedia function, instead of having to press more than one key to play, pause and skip music during gaming.

Continued in next post….

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