COMPUTEX — Keyboards with clicky, mechanical keyswitches have gathered a cult following in recent years, and Thermaltake is planning to capitalize on that. Sitting next to tricked-out enclosures, coolers, and power supplies in the company's Computex booth, we came across the Meka G1 and Meka, two gaming keyboards outfitted with Cherry switches.
The Meka on display actually had Cherry Brown switches, but by the time they hit retail, both the plain Meka and the G1 will have Cherry Black switches. The Blacks provide the same amount of resistance all the way to the bottom, while the Browns behave similarly to traditional clicky or buckling spring switches (like the Cherry Blues), in which resistance follows a rising curve that drops after actuation, but without the tell-tale click.
Thermaltake compared these keyboards to the Filco models popular among clicky keyboard fans, saying Meka offerings have higher polling rates. (The full-sized Meka G1 purportedly manages 1,000Hz.)
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. Ryszard - $351||9. rbattle - $350|
|10. Ryu Connor - $350|
|Cooler Master's Mizar mouse reviewed||6|
|Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed||14|
|AMD cuts A-series desktop processor prices||40|
|Get Shorty: Gigabyte intros mini GeForce GTX 970||16|
|Toshiba intros $330 notebook with 360-degree hinge||24|
|''Biggest ever'' iPhone launch drives strong Q4 Apple financials||63|
|IBM-GlobalFoundries deal faces regulatory hurdles||40|
|You can now pre-order Asus' $199 Win8.1 netbook||42|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare needs 6GB of RAM and 55GB of storage||111|