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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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  • Justin C.
  • 5/18/2015 2:14:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSame problem, new keyboard.

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

Pros: Simple layout, clean looking.

Cons: I have the last model and It's sad they are still having this problem with double striking. They only want more money out of you when they want you to send in their defective product. I tried to talk to them about getting a replacement before I send out the bad one but they want you to pay for another keyboard. Worst customer service I have came across yet for computer parts.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologize for the negative experience you've had with our product.
Yes, a security deposit is charged to receive a replacement first, but it's only to assure the return of the defective keyboard. Once received, your deposit is fully refunded.
Please allow us a chance to replace your keyboard and regain your support by contacting our customer service team.

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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  • Matt T.
  • 5/16/2015 4:48:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHad to return

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

Pros: -Compact but full sized
-Back lit
-Brown switches
-Cheap

Cons: Broken on arrival "R" key. The R key was so sensitive that simply brushing my finger over the top of it or pressing an adjacent key too hard would cause the R to trigger. This added in extra r's everywhere and rendered the keyboard just about useless.

Other Thoughts: Although the keyboard felt nice overall, and seemed like a good value, I had to return mine due to the R key issue that I was having. After reading other reviews of keys going out after a matter of months or less, and having experienced one being broken on my brand new keyboard, I decided the slightly lower price wasn't worth the risk of having keys stop working. For just a small amount more, there are many other more reputable mechanical keyboards out there that don't have a significant amount of reports of keys not working properly.

I ended up returning mine (thanks newegg!) and getting another more reputable brand for just $15 more, and it works great.

In my opinion, do your research, and spend a little bit more on a mechanical keyboard without a considerable amount of reported defects in the reviews.

I am usually skeptical of negative reviews, because much of the time it seems like the issue may be user error, or the customer not fully researching what they were buying ahead of time. However, in my experience with this product, it does seem that there is some merit to the reviews complaining about malfunctioning keys.

I am not saying that your keyboard won't work properly if you get one of these, everyone who has a 100% working unit seems perfectly happy with theirs. But it seems like you will have a higher chance of experiencing an issue with this product than many others.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
It is unfortunate to lose your business but we are happy to hear you are up and running.
Thank you very much for your review. Your review, as many others, help us be aware of where our products stand
and allow us to better moving foward. As it may be long shot now, we hope to gain your support in the near future.

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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  • Christopher A.
  • 5/14/2015 2:58:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBright...like really bright.

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

Pros: Tactile responsiveness is excellent without too much of a din while typing. Keys are perfectly spaced...even for a pair of larger hands. Button to disable the windows key for gaming sounds handy, I'll be using this in a professional setting however. Adjustable brightness is not only a bonus....but a requirement for this board.

Cons: The LEDs on this board can be overwhelmingly bright at times...especially if you have sensitivity to light. I've actually found the brightness in my peripheral vision to be distracting at times, even when on the lowest brightness setting. Since the board lighting can be fully turned off, however, I'm not taking any eggs off for this.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a wonderful board for the finicky typist. While the brown switch may not be as clacky as the blue...I find it makes the proper amount of noise while providing a tactile response to make you feel confident in your typing.

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  • Mario M.
  • 4/23/2015 7:06:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice kb

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

Pros: -very accurate and precise
-very natural feel
-improved my productivity by 2 folds
-beautiful individually lit blue LED keys

Cons: a tad on the heavy side

Other Thoughts: I would buy one for my work, but my knuckle head IT department won't allow it, non-standard equipment.

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  • Mark P.
  • 4/14/2015 8:48:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice keyboard, with a few critical issues

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

Pros: Keys are not too stiff, click is noticeable. Not too loud like blue's. There isn't a huge bezel around the outside to take up room on the desk, or get in the way of custom wrist rests.

Cons: Key strokes are missed, or doubled. Particularly annoying to me is the fact that the period key is constantly being missed. When typing in URL's for example like google.com, it comes out as googlecom. This is extremely frustrating. The doubling, or flat out missing of other keys occur as well, but not nearly as often.

This issue CAN be solved - by causing another. There is a anti-ghosting switch for this keyboard, meant for gaming. Well, this fixes the double/missed keystrokes, which is great. The problem with leaving that enabled, is the windows key is now disabled! So I can't have a keyboard with anti ghosting enabled, without disabling the windows key. That's a critical feature for windows 8 desktops.

Other Thoughts: I thought it was me at first and I'd get used to the keyboard. Well after a time it became clear that I was not mis-typing. I can grab my other 2 usb keyboards, and not have these issues at all. It's clearly a defect in the keyboard. I would be very hard to convince to buy another ttesports/thermaltake keyboard after this.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologies for the inconvenienc this has caused.
Our Poseidon Z keybard are covered by a 5 year warranty. Please contact customer support to receive information
in claiming a warranty replacement and to discuss the current issues you are having with the unit.

Please reach us at your earliest convenience. We want to get you back up and running and hope to have your future support.

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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  • Richard N.
  • 4/14/2015 1:15:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTt eSports Mechanical Keyboard

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

Pros: - very nice key feel
- rigid and heavy construction
- well lit keys from LED behind each key (several levels of brightness and option to turn off)
- windows button disabler
- full number pad
- simultaneous key press
- system volume controls and media controls

Cons: - no wrist rest
- the symbols ( !@#$%^&*() etc. ) are less translucent and therefore much dimmer than letters and numbers
- non-braided cable

Other Thoughts: This is a very nice keyboard that has great mechanical keys and good backlighting. Also was very affordable (on sale for $60)

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2015 9:58:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfirst mechanical keyboard

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

Pros: well made, is the first thing that comes mind. The construction of keyboard is solid, its heavy In a good way like you actually paid for something.

Cons: no braided cable, no USB ports

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  • Vasiliy R.
  • 4/8/2015 3:58:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: I have been using this keyboard for more than a year now. It feels like any other mechanical keyboard. The kale browns feel a little different from MX Cherry but you get used to it instantly. Back light works perfectly, you can change the brightness. No problems so far all keys work like new. Mechanical sound feels right not too loud and feels perfect.

Cons: The only con that I have is if you press a button while the computer is off the back light turns on. And you can't turn it off unless you turn your computer on and off.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend to friends for a good, reasonably priced keyboard.

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  • Charles H.
  • 4/7/2015 4:23:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust say no.

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

Pros: See cons.

Cons: Started double striking after three months. (i.e. "boooks" is typed instead of "books")
Customer service seems like a nightmare to deal with, so not even gonna try to replace this thing through Thermaltake. Perhaps Negg will smile upon my plight and help me work something out.

Other Thoughts: Buy a keyboard from literally anybody else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We can replace it through warranty service.
Please contact Customer Service 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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  • Robert M.
  • 4/1/2015 3:11:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Product

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

Pros: Has the feel of a membrane keyboard, while the slight clickiness of mechanical. Nice to the touch. A bit smaller footprint than a lot of gaming keyboards.
Laser etched keys and backlight is through the lettering and not around the keys...very sexy!

Cons: Not a con, but smaller than my older TTe Challenger Ultimage, and it took me a bit of time to get used to where the keys are. Now that I am more accustomed, I am very comfortable typing on this keyboard.
Some have complained that the secondary function lettering is not as bright as the primary key assignments. I can see that.
I guess if you are a heavy gamer and need macro keys...look elsewhere...none on this keyboard.

Not a con about the keyboard, but when UPS delivered the keyboard, I held my breath. The box was badly crushed, and almost looked like an accordion. Luckily when I opened the box, the keyboard had shifted in such a way to avoid damage. 5 eggs for the keyboard, 2 eggs to Newegg for shoddy packing job and 0 eggs to UPS...for almost destroying the box.

Other Thoughts: Very worthwhile investment. I have been dealing with mice and keyboards from Thermaltake for several years now and I know that they stand behind their products with great warranties.

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