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Tt eSPORTS KB-POI-BRBLUS-01 POSEIDON Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard - Brown Switch Edition

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Poseidon Illuminated – Brown Switch Edition

The Poseidon Illuminated – Brown Switch Edition - is TteSPORTS' new back-lit mechanical gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches, set to take the gaming world by storm with its unheard-of bargain-level pricing.

Features

POSEIDON Illuminated

Fully Back-Lit Keyboard

With an LED under each cap, the Poseidon Illuminated is a fully back-lit keyboard, offering four levels of adjustable brightness via the Fn (function) + F11/F12 keys.


Cherry MX Brown Switches

Widely-regarded as the best mechanical switches available for gaming, the Cherry MX Brown switches offer the right balance between tactile feedback and actuation force.


Anti-Ghosting Function

With six- to eight-key N-Key Rollover, the Poseidon Illuminated will allow you to hit combinations of keys at once to make sure your gaming session is as fluid as it can be.


Accessible Media Keys

With the Fn (function) + F1-F7 keys, you can control your volume and media player anytime, without having to minimize your current game or program.


Disable Windows Key Function

With the disable windows key button, you can prevent accidental presses of the windows key while in-game.

What's in the Box

POSEIDON Illuminated

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Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kyle G.
  • 1/14/2015 8:55:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStopped Functioning

Pros: Worked very well for < 1 year. Very responsive, good back lighting and felt smooth.

Cons: After around 8-12 months, every time I press a key, it triggers the key multiple times. If you're trying to type "hello", you might get "helloooo" or you might get "heeeeello". I take very good care of everything I own. I have a CM Storm for my gaming set up and bought this as a back up and for work (as a software developer). I even recommended this keyboard to others as I was very satisfied at first but beware, it is not worth the money if it goes bad in a year. Loved the product but would never buy from the company again after this. There is nothing worse than "misleading" produce, one you're satisfied with that is built poorly.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize about the negative experience you have had with Thermaltake. It is never our intention to mislead our customers. Please contact Customer Service and we would be happy to replace the keyboard for you through warranty service.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Glenn H.
  • 1/9/2015 9:55:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgood paper weight

Pros: do not buy

Cons: alot of the keyboard dont work. it double taps or dosnt registrar at all. piece of bull pullarky

Other Thoughts: do not buy

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Please contact Customer Service in regards to any defective keyboards. They will be replaced through Thermaltake warranty service.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Christian P.
  • 12/22/2014 6:09:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard

Pros: Beautiful bright blue back lighting is very uniform across all the keys. Keys feel great. I've had this keyboard for one year now and have had absolutely no problems. I like the small overall size and the sturdy construction. It is heavier than most cheap keyboards which helps keep it in place on your desk.

Cons: When the back lighting is turned off, the symbols don't really show up all that well even with the room lights on, so you sort of have to always keep the back lighting on.

Other Thoughts: I use it with gaming too, but if you want a keyboard with programmable keys, well this isn't it.

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  • t r.
  • 12/5/2014 5:31:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs10 months l8r

Pros: Numbers and letters have not rubbed off yet!
Still works most of the time.

Cons: Every once in a while now it types several letters together, instead of just one.

Other Thoughts: My kids oem keyboards are still going strong, with no errors.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize that you are experiencing issues with your keyboard. Please contact Customer Service so we can replace the unit through warranty service.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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1 out of 5 eggsKeys malfunction horribly

Pros: The keys are beautifully illuminated and pressing the keys feels great.

Cons: After about 9 months of ownership, this keyboard has become barely usable. Some keys, especially my "o" key, will either not register being pressed and require multiple, very hard slaps from my fingers, or will register two keystrokes when pressed, so I either wind up with missing keystrokes or duplicate keystrokes. (It took me 15 minutes just to write this small paragraph.) For $90 this keyboard was a complete waste of money. I will never under any circumstances purchase from this company again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
The Poseidon keyboard is backed by a 2 year warranty. Please contact Customer Service so we can have the entire keyboard replaced for you through warranty service.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Paul M.
  • 10/6/2014 7:50:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWas nice for a few months

Pros: This is the first mechanical keyboard I've owned, so of course the difference is night and day. The tactile feedback, the sound and the lack of rollerover issues really set this keyboard apart from what I had been previously using.

I bought this keyboard with gaming in mind, but I also do a bit of work on it here and there, and it has been nice to use for both.

I've seen a few complaints about the backlight being too bright, particularly, the indicated LEDs for caps lock, etc (which cannot be dimmed, unlike the rest of the keyboard). However, I didn't really have any issues with this. Unless your head is hovering directly above the lights, it's not noticeable at all.

Cons: I purchased this keyboard in May (5 months ago, at the time of writing this review) and over the past few weeks, I've noticed intermittent (but very obvious) issues with keyboard chatter.

My "E" key is the one that's really giving me the most trouble. At first I thought I was going crazy, but the rate at which I was seeing double ee's actually prompted me to do a search on this issue. I've also experienced issues with a few of the other keys (a and t have been the main culprits).

I expected issues much late in the product's life, but only 5 months of use is hardly the lifespan I expected.

Other Thoughts: From what I've read, it isn't too difficult to replace the switches in some keyboards, so I'll be looking into that before I make my next purchase, but overall, I expected more from this keyboard. Obviously it's cheaper than some other mechanical keyboards, which is nice if you don't run into any issues, but at the moment, all the benefits of having a mechanical keyboard are so overshadowed by this annoying key chattering that I'd honestly be happier using my old one.

Maybe this is a just a fluke, so if you're willing to take a risk (or willing/able to replace the switches) then this board might be an okay purchase. Next time I'll be paying closer attention to what other people are saying and how often these type issues show up in the reviews. It seems to have been an issue for the MX Blue version of this board, but less so for this model.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Paul,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We can replace it through warranty service. Please contact our customer service team for RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • dean b.
  • 10/2/2014 3:15:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last one year

Pros: Brown switch

Cons: Keys stop working- tech support is the worst

Other Thoughts: stay away

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize if you have had a negative experience with Thermaltake Customer Service/Tech Support. We strive to help the customers as best we can and we will work to help you resolve your issues. If the keys are not functioning, we would recommend having the entire unit replaced as it is backed by a 2 year warranty. Please contact Thermaltake Customer Service who will provide you with RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Alexander P.
  • 8/25/2014 11:38:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard, good service

Pros: - Better resistance than membrane keyboard.
- Feels nice to type on.
- Hassle-free service so far: one of the flip-out plastic struts which holds up the keyboard broke after a few months. Thermaltake sent me a new strut without fuss. It was easy to replace.
- Feels nice and solid.
- Feels nice to type on.
- Significantly less expensive than many other mechanical keyboards at time of purchase.

Cons: - Actuation (completed keystroke) tactile feedback does coincide with the tactile feedback. However, the feedback is subtle and hard to notice unless you depress the key very slowly, so I don't really feel it while typing. Don't know whether this is a CherryMX thing or a ThermalTake thing. It's closer to what I expected from a red switch in terms of typing feel.

Other Thoughts: - Despite the very subtle tactile feedback mentioned above, there is enough depth and resistance on the keys that I don't bottom out the keystrokes with a slam, which has a noticeable and beneficial effect on typing fatigue.
- Spacing feels a lot different than my MS Curve keyboard or Mac keyboard. It definitely feels nice to type on, but I still make typos; still getting use to it.

TL;DR: Now that other keyboards have come down a bit in price I might comparison shop if buying new, but I don't regret this one.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/17/2014 8:56:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsI am Happy with this $90 purchase

Pros: responsive -KL!!!!CKLY LIKE YOU LIKE IT - The blue color stands out - basic format that fits any where and can be taken on the GO! - unit has weight that make a solid unit - only 1 USB cord - keyboard combination allowed me to Function lock and enabled me to use the Media keys on my ASUS G74 Finally - !My wife hates the click!

Cons: I am not a gamer but a Mechanical Keyboard is a must so these are my CONS - would have been great to have another lever of angle for the keyboard besides just the single arch. Instructions on how to perform a Fn Lock. "Ctrl+Alt+Alt+Fn" because my asus G74 is not set up as Media keys as default and I cannot reset in the BIOS

Other Thoughts: OUCH - this review is on the KAYLE blue switch edition made in China - I am a Typist, Heavy Excel User and Audio Editor. i have nothing to complain about - the keyboard is nice and I am happy that they have made a solid entry level back lit keyboard and is not gauging people for Mechanical keys. theres a Video on YOUTUBE that calls the switches

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  • Karlo S.
  • 7/26/2014 7:36:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow...!

Pros: -Blue LED
-Cherry MX Brown
-Smaller than other mechanical keyboards
-Inexpensive (got it for around $89)
-Win lock button
-Multimedia Keys

Cons: -Indicator lights (Caps lock, Num Lock, etc.) is very bright.
-A bit tall without wrist rest

Other Thoughts: This is the first mechanical keyboard I have owned and so far it has been perfect. None of the LEDs have died on me and the keys are not fading like other membrane keyboards I have owned. At this price you get full LED, full Num Pad, and multimedia keys. I am thoroughly pleased at this product and would buy again if the need ever arises.

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