Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard
|Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard|
|Features and Specifications|
|Installation, Testing and More|
Today we bring to you a device with merit! It is a keyboard made by Tt eSPORTS, a division of Thermaltake - a company that produces other products such as mice, headsets, mouse pads and more. The product we have on our bench today is the Challenger Prime. The price of this keyboard makes it attractive to most gamers looking for something relatively inexpensive, but we shall see whether this is the right device for such a purpose or another cheap pile of plastic keys.
We have also review other Tt eSPORTS keyboards recently such as the Poseidon ZX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard as well as the MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Check out all of our periperhal reviews over here.
The first order of business is the packaging. Once again Thermaltake has done an excellent job of portraying their product with attractive graphics and great color combinations. This really speaks of the company’s devotion to detail with all of the nice placements of their logos and the information laid out well on the back of the package.
Once inside we find, the Challenger Prime, the quick installation guide as well as the warranty booklet. This keyboard is quite an attractive affair with aggressive lines and sharp edges and gorgeous shiny bits, but as we all well know, looks aren’t everything and we shall see if it can stand up to the challenge(r).
Looking at business side, we notice all of the usual keys as well as some handy function keys, which share space with the standard "F-keys". Along the top we also see some very useful multimedia keys as well as the three profile keys. In the middle sits the attractive backlight intensity dial. There is a function-lock key on the right side where you normally see a second “Windows” key and on the left side there are six macro keys all lined up neatly. In the middle of the bottom there is a nice large Thermaltake Logo that lights up when the lights are turned on – and which I think looks pretty darn nice.
At the top edge we find the braided cable attached in the middle and it seems to be well fastened and supported.
As we flip over this peripheral, we also see the very substantial rubber pads and the flip-down feet to raise the rear. Although these feet seem to be a little small, they do the job nicely enough. You’ll also notice the drain holes on the bottom – if you spill on your keyboard – like I often do, it will drain out the bottom and not stay around… hopefully.
On the next page we'll take a look at the features and specificatiions before we jump into testing.