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Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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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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  • Alexander G.
  • 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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  • Ryan K.
  • 3/12/2015 8:13:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so great. I would recommend

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

Pros: I can annoy my girlfriend when I want to
Feels great compared to so many keyboards I am forced to use on a regular basis.
The lighting is a great touch for low light situations
Nice and heavy, if you're into that kind of thing

Cons: I can annoy my girlfriend when I don't want to
The blue color is less than ideal IMO. I am not much of a gamer but this keyboard says otherwise.

Other Thoughts: I really wanted a white led mechanical keyboard at the time of this purchase but I ended up with this because I am cheap. Not cheap enough for a rubber dome keyboard, but cheap.
This keyboard is my first brand new mechanical keyboard. I used to pick them up for cheap at the thrift stores in my area but those days are over. I would say that this keyboard feels just as good as those, but I cannot compare this with any other recently produced mechanical keyboard.

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  • Alexander E.
  • 1/19/2015 5:14:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFaulty keys and EOM warranty is annoying

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

Pros: * Worked very well for 6 months - I purchased a 2nd keyboard for use in the office
* Back light is vibrant
* Media keys work very well

Cons: After 6 months of casual use at home, the keyboard is starting to sent multiple keystrokes when I depress some keys. This leads to writing sentences like "The quiick bbrown fox jummped over the llazy dog." This doesn't always happen, but it happens often enough that it inhibits my work.

I got a 3-year extended warranty for the first keyboard I purchased, but that warranty won't cover this defect because the EOM warranty is still in effect. I submitted a support request to Thermaltake but they responded with a form letter and directed me to read several pages of warranty documentation and then ship the keyboard back to them. Not to mention that I had to enter my personal information 3 times into their system.

Long story short, in retrospect, considering the cost of shipping, the cost of my extended warranty and the trouble that I'd have to go to return the item, it would be cheaper for me to just buy another keyboard.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard so was awesome that I bought a second one for the office, until my first keyboard started flaking out. The uninspired tech support has soured my experience with this company.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize that you have had a negative experience with the warranty process. Our eRMA service agreement is necessary to inform customers of the process and how the RMA will be dealt with. We have still noted and appreciate your feedback and will continue to work to help streamline the entire process. Although we cannot speak for the extended warranty, we can have the keyboard replaced through the 5 year Thermaltake warranty.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800

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  • Steven L.
  • 1/12/2015 10:48:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard thats a step up for the cost!

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

Pros: Great key stroke feel!

Great Blue LED back lighting with 3 different brightness settings along with a off feature!

Optional Windows key off button that's great when gaming!

Has a great solid all aluminum front and side build quality that gives this keyboard a nice solid weight with zero flex that all my pervious keyboards had even at $50 costs!

Nice brightness control that stays set after rebooting!

Having a Blue LED under each key is also a nice feature!

This is an excellent keyboard at a great price point!

The lack of a palm rest is not a con since I never needed to use one and this keyboard is designed with a very low profile along with the smallest footprint I have seen with any other keyboard!

Has volume control via the F5-F6 and F-7 keys!

Has a very quite keystroke compared to many other mechanical keyboards with the cheaper switches!

The brown switch version is way more quite than the blue switch version and well worth the wait for new stock if out of stock.

I had to wait 3 weeks for the vender I bought from to get this brown switch version in at the same price as the blue switch model.

Never heard of Tt eSPORTS mechanical keyboard but did some research to find out it was manufactured by Thermal Take.

So this keyboard is manufactured by a well know company which made a difference in my decision!

The 5 year warranty allows for good longevity without much worry!

I would at least give this a try which is possible if bought thru a different vender that happens to be great with returns on all of there products sold!

I like Newegg and do buy from them often but with a untested keyboard that I had never had a chance to test I was happy to buy from a vender that offers simple easy prepaid returns!

Cons: The only con that I can come up with is the lighting is not perfect for the secondary key functions!

No palm rest could be a issue for people that use one!

Other Thoughts: This is by far the best keyboard I have ever used!

As a Computer tech since 1994 I have used many different keyboards over the years with most being ruined by my spilling soda into the keyboard.

I love the feel of the keys and the small foot print is a huge plus as well. This weighs about 3 LBs and you can tell how solid it really when you take it out of the shipping box.

I can't understand anyone giving this a review below 3 stars no matter what!

Once again if you get a keyboard that is missing a LED light or has a switch that's not working correctly then you ship it back for a replacement.

Giving any product a poor review based on receiving a faulty product is NOT A REVIEW AT ALL, IT'S A COMPLAINT and nothing more!

I really get tired of people giving bad reviews on non functioning products when they have no clue how good a working product really is!

Bad hard drives, motherboards, memory, or optical drives is a normal part of getting computer parts at a super low price point! So expecting perfect quality control is just not reasonable at all!

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  • Maleka K.
  • 1/9/2015 8:30:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard, not for me

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

Pros: Backlighting is a nice feature, and the mechanical feel is amazing compared to dome switches. Sleek and solid. Great price.

Cons: No palm rest. The brown switches might as well be red - it's really hard to feel the registration bump. For those of us coming from rubber dome switch keyboards, red or brown switches will likely be too light for you. I kept pressing keys just by resting my fingers on them. I ended up needing a board with black switches.

Other Thoughts: I swapped this for an Ozone Strike. I sacrificed the backlighting, but ended up with black switches, easily changeable keys, and audio and usb passthroughs right on the board

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