Tt eSPORTS is a gaming obsessed division of Thermatake. Using the slogan “Challenge is the game” they are dedicated to bringing gamers from all over the world together with their products and uniting in a fascinating eSPORTS culture. Thermaltake has been a world-wide leader in the gaming and DIY markets inside the PC hardware sector for years and their quality, aggressiveness, passion and of course expertise has been pass on to their Tt eSPORTS division.
Tt eSPORTS offer a number of products for gamers and general enthusiasts. While their main focus is on peripherals they have a good range of keyboards, mice, mouse pads, headsets and even some accessories. The fun doesn’t stop there though, Tt eSPORTS also sponsors the TEAM DK professional eSPORTS team and is known to make some peripherals customized around the TEAM DK logos and colours.
Today I will be taking a look at one of the newer Tt eSPORTS mechanical keyboards in the way of the POSEIDON Z with blue switches. The POSEIDON series has a number of models including the original POSEIDON, the POSEIDON Z and the POSEIDON ZX. Across all of the different types you will notice some minor differences, you can get some of the POSEIDON series in Tenkeyless (TKL) or full size and they can also be had with different mechanical switches ranging from red,brown and blue.
The POSEIDON Z with blue switches features an all black base and keys with a blue LED backlighting that can be turned up or dimmed depending on the users preference with the hit of a couple keys. The POSEIDON Z features a key that once pressed will disable the windows key so there is no chance of it interrupting your gameplay by accidentally hitting it. The space bar features the “Dragon” logo and aside from that there is only a small bit of branding up in the top right of the POSEIDON Z.
Before we get into the review let’s see what Tt eSPORTS has to say about the POSEIDON Z:
The POSEIDON Z Illuminated – Blue Switch Edition – is a budget friendly full featured keyboard; Perfect for both a first time mechanical keyboard user and a mechanical keyboard enthusiast. The POSEIDON Z Illuminated features Tt eSPORTS Certified Mechanical switches, rated for 50 million keystrokes, & the world’s first 5 Year Warranty on a mechanical gaming keyboard.
|MEMBRANE, MECHANICAL, PLUNGER||MECHANICAL, BLUE|
|ON-BOARD FAN DEVICE||NO|
|ANTI-GHOSTING KEYS||6-8 (USB)|
|ON-BOARD MEMORY SIZE||N/A|
|NO. OF GAME PROFILES||N/A|
|NO. OF MACRO KEYS||N/A|
|POLLING RATE||1000 HZ|
|BACK-LIGHT||YES, FULL BACK-LIGHT|
|ON-BOARD AUDIO JACKS||NO|
|SMART CABLE MANAGEMENT||O|
|USB CABLE DETACHABLE||X|
|ON-BOARD USB PORT||X|
|KEYSTROKE LIFECYCLE||50 MILLION|
|DIMENSION||440 X 133 X 37MM(L X W X H)|