Keys and Features
The keyboard is equipped with a total of 105 keys, among which are the switches “Cherry MX Speed RGB Silver”, “Cherry MX Blue” or “Razer Green”. The Speed-Silver switches are switches with linear characteristics. The other two switches are clicky. Switching points and actuating force differ significantly. The Speed-Silver switches have a switching point of 1.2 millimetres and require an actuating force of 45 grams. The MX Blue switches have a switching point of 2.2 millimetres and require 60 grams of actuating force. The Razer switches trigger at 1.9 millimeters and require an actuating force of 50 grams.
In addition, the keyboard offers five multimedia tests as well as an additional volume wheel that has a pleasant feel. There are also buttons to lock the Windows button, control the lighting and the game mode.
What is clearly noticeable is the height of the keys. The front keycaps already lie at a height of about 40 millimetres. Compared to many other keyboards this is an enormous height. We will show later how this level affects practice.
The device measures 482 × 186 × 44 mm and weighs an impressive 1.5 kilograms. It is equipped with a 1.8 metre long cable and offers a USB 2.0 connection as well as a 3.5 mm jack plug. An additional headset connection can also be found on the back.
The software in which the illumination and some other options can be set is called “iTAKE”. This software can be used to synchronize several Thermaltake products, which is certainly an advantage if several devices from the manufacturer are to be used and coordinated with each other.
The software is clearly designed and offers numerous possibilities. For example, several profiles can be created, whereby the keys – with the exception of the media keys – are completely freely programmable in each profile. In addition, the illumination of the keyboard can be adapted completely freely to your own wishes. The individual zones can be statically illuminated with one colour as well as with numerous effects. Of course, macros can also be programmed in the software.
Also exciting is the possibility of voice control via Amazon Alexa or the connection with the smartphone. And as a special extra Thermaltake offers the possibility to synchronize the keyboard via Razer Chroma and to integrate Razer products into an RGB circuit.
All in all, the software is designed very clearly and can be used more or less intuitively. We were happy.