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Tt eSports is Thermaltake's gaming division focusing on gaming peripherals and accessories and also the gaming culture, their latest entry is the MEKA G1 MEKA G1 KB-MEG005US mechanical gaming keyboard. Mechanical keyboards made with the purpose of gaming are fast becoming popular and there are a good handful of companies marketing their wares if you know where to look. Today Benchmark Reviews has the MEKA G1 in for testing and we aim to see if it is worth the $139.99 MSRP that thermaltake have set.
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Thats pretty nice IMO, I love the simpleness of it and one of the first mech keyboards i will actually consider buying.

Im not a massive fan on keyboards at the end of the day, But i do love my saitek cyborg, The keys are spaced right. But no KB i have ever seen has actually gave me what i want.

The list goes:-
Mechanical + Backlight
full media keys (vol + -, Play/pause, Mute fwd backward)
Full key layout with an extra 5 or so macros
Heavy + Extra thick cable

I mean come on thats simple enough isnt it?
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But no KB i have ever seen has actually gave me what i want.

The list goes:-
Mechanical + Backlight
full media keys (vol + -, Play/pause, Mute fwd backward)
Full key layout with an extra 5 or so macros
Heavy + Extra thick cable

I mean come on thats simple enough isnt it?
Blackwidow Ultimate? Media controls are on Fn, but that's pretty darn close.
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$140 for what is basically a 6GV2 with usb ports though...

Personally I would save some money and get a Das.
    
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$140 for what is basically a 6GV2 with usb ports though...

Personally I would save some money and get a Das.
Das makes a board with MX Black switches?
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$140 for what is basically a 6GV2 with usb ports though...

Personally I would save some money and get a Das.
$130 is the MSRP so it'll be lower most of the time.

And it has Media Controls, Das does not. This also is not glossy like the Das. And the key-caps should last longer than the Das.

For that matter, it's not an ISO layout like the 6Gv2

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Das makes a board with MX Black switches?
MX Brown & MX Blue only.
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And it has Media Controls, Das does not. T
Doesn't the Das Model S use the same Fn-based media keys as the Meka?

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MX Brown & MX Blue only.
That's what I remember too.
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I would just get a Deck Tactile Frost with cherry clears. Big secret, clears are great for gaming. And Deck's are full backlit as well. :}
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Doesn't the Das Model S use the same Fn-based media keys as the Meka?
Das got rid of those.
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I would just get a Deck Tactile Frost with cherry clears. Big secret, clears are great for gaming. And Deck's are full backlit as well. :}
The Frost & Ice Tactile boards are awesome. But they're also ~$200 when you include shipping.
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post #10 of 15
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Das got rid of those.


The Frost & Ice Tactile boards are awesome. But they're also ~$200 when you include shipping.
Shame about the Das, didn't realize they had a revision already.

If you ask me though, the Deck Legend is worth every penny.
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