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Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

  • Tt eSPORTS certified mechanical brown switches
  • 6-8 key roll-over
  • Fully back-lit, 4 levels of brightness
  • 5 year warranty on mechanical switches

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Steven L.
  • 8/26/2015 12:37:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGreat looking and potentially good keyboard with horrable quality control via customer service.....................

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: I like the size, the weight, and the back lighting with a single Led under each key.

Has a Windows button that deactivates the key.

Has volume control and three light brightness settings.

A nice feel to the keys when gaming or typing.

The 5 year warranty is great and it's needed in a big way!

Cons: I have had 4 different replacements and they all had bad keys that made the keyboard impossible to use!!

I'm not a complainer and usually this would be considered a compliant and not a review. However, with 4 bad boards in a row this does become part of the review!

We will see how the brand new keyboard that costs $120 will work compared to this $95 keyboard??

I'm hoping I will be pleased.

Other Thoughts: I gave this a very poor rating based on the overall quality control of this keyboard.

Either I have had some horrific bad luck or the quality control is just horrible with this keyboard.

I have had 4 defective keyboards in a row.

Total cost was $95 + $17 to return it the first time=$112.00

Thermaltake has offered me a brand new keyboard called the Poseidon Z RGB that I have not even seen for sale yet other than on there website.

I'll have to wait and see if this brand new design makes a difference? Hopefully this last keyboard will change my view point on this Brown Switch mechanical keyboard.

I bought my keyboard from the other huge vender that has a 30 day return policy.

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  • Edward W.
  • 8/14/2015 4:43:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsW-key fails-- deserves zero eggs

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Of all the keys, the W key...

Cons: If it worked it would be fine.

Other Thoughts: Better to use more expensive but also more reliable Cherry switches.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We can replace your unit through our warranty service. Please contact Customer Service to obtain RMA instructions.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Stanley Y.
  • 8/12/2015 9:12:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDouble/Triple Strikkes

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: I honestly really did like this keyboard while it worked. Typed fast on it. Was simple, no need for extra features at a solid price. Low latency (replacing an old IBM Model M that had slight input lag).

Cons: Like other people, I started getting the double and triple strike issue. I ordered this keyboard on 7/11/2014, with heavy usage for gaming and typing. It started double and triple striking with increasing frequency starting June. I thought I was mistyping as it was relatively rare, but as of August, it is around 20% double striking on my KK key. I am only typing as I go, no backspacing so all the errors here are due to the keyboard.

Other Thoughts: I don't think I'll use the warranty. Probably would be cheaper and more worth to buy a new board than ship it back and get it refurbished. I'll just stow it away somewhere for an emergency keyboard or something...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake apologize for the negative experience thus far.
It is understandable if you wish to not proceed with a warranty replacement, but please do not hesitate
to contact Customer Support if you change your mind, as the Poseidon Z is covered by a 5 year warranty.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Jere C.
  • 7/28/2015 8:59:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Sturdy
Excellent tactile feedback
Illuminated keys work well

Cons: The secondary functions of the keys are not illuminated very well. The light source for the keys seem to be at the very top of the keys so the symbols underneath are very dark.

Other Thoughts: Very happy with this keyboard. I have not had any key sticking issues after about 6 months as others have. I use this keyboard daily for gaming so it is used pretty hard and it has held up extremely well so far.

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  • Paul D.
  • 7/28/2015 7:57:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent so far

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Price
Quality
Switch color conforms to standard Cherry color code
Switch post identical to Cherry MX's so keycaps for Cherry MX switches are compatible with these Kailh ones too
Feels identical to my Cherry MX Brown boards
Context menu button (right click button that gets axed all too often on other boards)
Windows key lock toggle switch

Cons: No braided cord
No USB hub

Other Thoughts: Both the cons are completely negated by the price difference between this board and it's Cherry MX based competitors. For this much less money it's entirely expected to be shorted a few features on the more expensive boards

I've had this board for over 4 months now and it is still every bit as good as the other 2 Cherry MX boards I have. I replaced a few of the keycaps on it with a few promotional ones handed out at QuakeCon this year and they of course fit just as if the switches were Cherry MX (as the posts are identical).

I'm glad TT has decided to offer a less expensive alternative in the mechanical keyboard market as with the (deserved) dominance of Cherry MX switches, it has been sorely lacking.

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  • Gregory W.
  • 7/18/2015 8:13:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for typing

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Good, solid mechanical keyboard. Illumination intensity can be adjusted dim to brightest. Great value.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm not a gamer but type code and general writing usage.

This keyboard has been a great upgrade compared to previous stock keyboards with membrane switches. Hate to have to use a different keyboard as this one leaves no doubt if a key stroke is recorded or not.

Been using this keyboard now for 11 months and no issues.

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  • Eli O.
  • 6/25/2015 11:05:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cheap mech

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Kailh browns are no different that cherry browns to me, or that I could tell

Solidly built, ~3 pounds

Numpad

Backlit

Cons: Nothing that I'm currently aware of.

Other Thoughts: Most people are leaving negative reviews because they got a messed up keyboard in the mail. That's not really a review.

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  • John M.
  • 6/18/2015 8:13:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOne strike and that's enough...

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Compact.

Bright, easily visible keys.

Cons: Random failures out of the box. Number keys never worked, other keys sometimes worked. This keyboard messed up my image transfer from my old HD so badly I had to give up and go for a software rebuild....after going to a box store and buying a $12 keyboard replacement.

Other Thoughts: Newegg took it back without any static. I'm liking Newegg just fine, but no eggs for this keyboard.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize about the inconvenience.
If there are any issues with Thermaltake products, please feel free to contact Customer Service for troubleshooting or warranty services.
We are glad to hear you were able to return the keyboard, but hope to regain your support in the future

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088
M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Mary P.
  • 6/17/2015 3:50:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: solid and sturdy and i lovve the Illuminated keys

Cons: After tthe first month of ownership some of the keys started to doubble strike making typing in passwords a pain in the neck.

Other Thoughts: I got tired of re typing the words where the keys double clicked and leftt it as is.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We can replace your unit through our warranty service.
Please contact Customer Service to obtain RMA instructions.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Conor P.
  • 6/6/2015 12:12:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSave your money!

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: Clean, simple design
Feels heavy, sturdy
Lovely blue LEDs w/ ability to adjust brightness

Cons: When I purchased this keyboard back in December '14, it worked flawlessly. The only annoyance was it's inability to save your LED brightness. (Have to readjust it every time I power on)
A few weeks into ownership, I started to notice my "A" key double typing every now and then. (Words like "great" were spelled "greaat") I had passed Newegg's return period, so I hoped the keyboard wouldn't deteriorate any further.
Boy was I wrong.
Six months into ownership, and my "A" key frequently triple types, or it just flat out doesn't type, (This is greaaat, it's so wesome!) and I think my down arrow key is giving up as well.
Fortunately Thermaltake provides a 5 years warranty with this board, because believe me, you're gonna need it. According to their warranty policy, you have to pay return shipping.
Here's hoping for the best, but I'm scared for my replacement...

Other Thoughts: Save your money, and buy a board with legitimate Cherry MX keys. I have a hard time pronouncing what the Poseidon Z uses-Kalih keys I believe. Honestly, by now I wish I could get my money back. It wasn't worth the $40 or so dollars I saved.

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