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Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Marlis H.
  • 11/18/2014 4:53:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Review

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: This is a good keyboard for a good price. Thermaltake (the makers of these eSPORTS products) did a good job with not messing with the standard keyboard layout too much. The enter and backspace keys are properly sized as are the shift keys. The only main change from a standard keyboard layout is where the second windows key would be located on some keyboards there is a function key to control media, and backlighting.

As some other reviewers have said this product does NOT use actually Cherry mx switches and instead ops for “TT eSports Certified Mechanical Switches” whatever that means. That being said having used many other mechanical keyboards in the past, I cannot tell the difference between these and the Cherry ones.

The keyboard is plug and play and does not come with any software. This may be a good or bad thing depending on what exactly you want to use this keyboard for, and whether or not you use macro or custom key programming. In my case I always macro to my mouse and never my keyboard so it is not an issue for me, but if you like keyboards with macro or customizable keys then this probably is not the product for you.

Why this keyboard may not have authentic Cherry switches you really can’t beat the price. Most fully backlit Cherry blue keyboards will set you back a hundred dollars easy so this is a pretty good deal.

Cons: Maybe this is a stingy thing to complain about, but why go through all the trouble of trying to make a premium keyboard and not bother including a wrist rest, even just a cheap foam one. How much could that really add to the cost? Luckily because it is a pretty standard size you can buy aftermarket wrist rests for just a few bucks, but still it would be nice to see one included.

The secondary functions of keys (the @#$ media keys etc.) are not as well illuminated as the main keys which is a minor annoyance.

Disable windows key is oddly placed

Other Thoughts: Is it just me or is hitting the windows button in game not really that much of a problem that it requires a separate key to disable it? It is a feature on nearly every gaming branded keyboard but one that I have rarely, if ever used.

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  • Rogue S.
  • 11/10/2014 9:45:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: Really nicely lit keyboard with adjustable back-light levels. Nice rubber bottom to provide slipping. Keys aren't too difficult to press and can take a little punishment which is good for games with quick-time events.

Cons: Clicking is fairly loud, while this doesn't bother me it does bother people that are in my dorm room as would all mechanical keyboards so just remember to look out for that. Also the keyboard didn't really have instructions on how to use the volume up and down options (and other media options), so for people who don't know you must hold the "Fn" key to do so, which can be a hassle sometimes.

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  • Ron C.
  • 11/9/2014 6:20:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSolid keyboard but became defective.

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: Keyboard sounds and feels great. It is a full keyboard but its quite compact so it doesn't take up much desk space.

Many people say the backlighting is bad because it doesn't up the bottom half of the key, but really that is how it is and personally it makes it look nice having the secondary functions of the key dimmer than its primary function.

The switches feel great and sound amazing but are unreliable. (see cons)

Keyboard is solid, no flex at all.

Cons: When I bought this keyboard I knew they were Kailh switches but the five year warranty give me confidence to purchase it.

After a few months the "s" lost its tactile and audible feedback. One key not much of an issue.

Six months in a flood of keys started to double register per stroke every now and then. The biggest culprit was the "c" key which would mess up plenty of websites (.com) and the like.

Other Thoughts: I have contacted TTesports and I am awaiting their response.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize about the issues you have been incurring. Please contact Thermaltake USA Customer Service for expedited 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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  • Daniel H.
  • 11/3/2014 7:27:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard for the price

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: This is my first mechanical keyboard so i cannot compare to other mechanical keyboards, but the keypresses are nice. Keyboard includes a hard button to disable the windows key in the top right corner. Some games actually use the windows key like in Arma 3 so this is a nice feature to have. This is also a full size keyboard. Numpad is also essential for some games so this keyboard is the best price/feature set for the money. Also setting the illumination level on the keys is great (and not blinding you during the day).

Cons: There was one issue i ran into with the game. While playing Arma 3, keyboard would bring up the steam overlay (without pressing my shift + tab combo). It made it a minor annoyance as it wasn't during any critical game play moments. So i believe the keyboard prematurely presses that combo for you on respawn when holding shift?

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/30/2014 8:05:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSexy Keyboard

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: Sexy slim bezel design, nice backlit, solid build quality, grippy bootom.

Cons: Little too loud clicking noises.

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  • nathan d.
  • 10/23/2014 9:43:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: Great Feel
Backlit keys are perfect.

Cons: My 'S' key registers from any touch whatsoever. Rubbing the top of the key ssets it off. (typing on it right now actually). All other keyss are fine though. This problem existed since day 1.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have not replaced your unit, please contact Customer Support for RMA instructions.
We would like you to have a fully functional unit with no discrepancies!

Please contact Customer Support at your earliest convenience.

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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  • Brendan H.
  • 10/17/2014 7:56:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: - Looks very nice
- Good price
- GREAT Warranty
- Feels sturdy (steel back-plate and good feel on the keys)
- The LEDs on the letters and numbers are bright

Cons: The symbols do not light up very well with the back-lights. For example, 5 is very well lit but % is not. It does light up but just not as bright as the 5.

I don't think they were even trying to hide that they don't light up as bright because in the picture in the product description it's clearly visible that the symbols aren't as bright.

Other Thoughts: The whole symbols thing isn't that big a deal for me because they are visible and functional, but it costs this thing an egg. Everything else has not been a problem for me and with a fantastic warranty and this thing being on sale I had to buy one. If there is any concern that the mechanical switches aren't cherry reds, don't worry these are good switches from my experience.

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  • Igor T.
  • 10/10/2014 11:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Quality

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: -Sturdy.
-Build quality is excellent.
-Excellent response.
-Makes gaming and typing more enjoyful.
-Heavy.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: My previous mechanical keyboard broke, decided to give Poseidon Z a try and it was well worth it.

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  • Marcus K.
  • 10/9/2014 2:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard for the price if it would work correctly

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: key's are well placed, very satisfying switch feel so long as you don't mind the loud click/clack noise. Nice illumination. Simple, not too much, not too little. Feels like a quality keyboard. Honest price.

Cons: None really except that at times certain keystrokes will enter the wrong info. Only solution so far has been to restart. Customer service is non-existent so far. There appears to be no contact number. You must register and then enter a ticket. Working on my second ticket with no response so far. Web site has no FAQ's, no driver updates, downloads, etc. Though it poses as a Thermaltake product, it has it's own separate website and tech support network. Again, non-existent so far. It's been several weeks and no response. Very disappointing because I want to enjoy the product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
It seems you may be going to Thermaltake Global. You can receive much faster service by going to Thermaltake USA directly. Our information is in the signature below. Please contact us directly and we will be happy to resolve your issues.
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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  • Daniel M.
  • 10/6/2014 4:17:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard!!!

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z Illuminated KB-PIZ-KLBLUS-01 Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Blue Switch Edition

Pros: -Great feeling keyboard with blue switches.
-really bright backlighting
-numeric keypad (not like some other gaming keyboards that have omitted this feature for the price)
-Windows key disabling button (i keep mine on 24/7 lol)

Cons: -symbols on bottom of number and function keys are not AS illuminated as the numbers
-no dedicated media keys
-not genuine CHERRY keys... they are Kailh (made in china not germany)

Other Thoughts: in this case you get way more than what you pay for... i went through 2 Corsair K70s (both stopped working) before switching to this.. i would choose this any day of the week... and i paid almost twice the price!!! If you buy this keyboard you will not regret it.

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