Thermaltake Tt Esports Challenger Prime Keyboard Review

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Introduction

Manufacturer: Thermaltake
Model: Tt Esports Challenger Prime
Price (UK): £27.99 at Amazon (At the time of review)
Price (US): $29.99 at Amazon (At the time of review)

When I received Thermaltake’s Tt Esports Challenger Prime keyboard I was of two minds… I was, of course, willing to give it a fair hearing, but moving from an expensive Logitech G510 to a budget keyboard I anticipated a very unpleasant few weeks of testing.

Of course, this keyboard is of a different league that my previous one and so I shouldn’t be too hard on it; it’s still membrane based but substantially cheaper which will go in its favour and seeming very few differences in terms of everyday use. Yet with something as personal as a choice of keyboard it was going to take a few weeks of proper use to get a fair outcome, to let my fingers forget my Logitech G510 and see the Tt Esports Challenger Prime in its own light, and so I tried to keep an open mind as the testing period began.

But before I delve into my experiences of Thermaltake’s new offering to the budget gaming market let’s have a look at the specs and features.

Spec

COLOR BLACK
INTERFACE USB
MEMBRANE, MECHANICAL, PLUNGER MEMBRANE
ON-BOARD FAN DEVICE NO
ANTI-GHOSTING KEYS 6-8 KEY
NO. OF GAME PROFILES 3
NO. OF MACRO KEYS 6 X 3
POLLING RATE 1000 HZ
BACK-LIGHT YES, 3-COLOR
WRIST REST YES, UNDETACHABLE
GRAPHICAL UI YES
ON-BOARD AUDIO JACKS NO
SMART CABLE MANAGEMENT NO
GOLD-PLATED USB NO
USB CABLE DETACHABLE NO
MULTIMEDIA KEYS 9 KEY
ON-BOARD USB PORT NO
KEYSTROKE LIFECYCLE 10 MILLION
CABLE LENGTH 1.5M BRAIDED
DIMENSION (LXWXH) 508X239X24MM
OTHER FEATURES ADJUSTABLE BRIGHTNESS VIA DIAL

 

The official spec sheet from Thermaltake above doesn’t really make for inspiring reading, no audio pass through, no USB pass through, no cable management, but what’s not immediately apparent is just how fully featured this keyboard is considering the price at less than £30.

Let us take a closer look at the Tt Esports Challenger Prime and investigate those features.

 

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