Let’s flip to the keyboards mechanics. This Poseidon Z RGB features Brown “Kailh” switches that can compare quite similarity to Cherry switches, specification-wise. These switches don’t give you that loud clicky noise that you would expect out of keyboard with blue switches for example. Rather, it gives you what Thermaltake best describes as a tactile feeling (written on the back of the packaging). What does this mean? You can feel the key activate as it is pressed slowly, which actually gives it a nice feel to it. Thermaltake reports to us that these brown switches require 19mm for actuation, bottom out the key press at 4mm.
We are also told that the spring design allows for improved actuation force durability, with 45g for our Brown switches and 50g for the Blue. To help with switch registration, Thermaltake has plated the contact points gold to help to the durability of the key presses. They do say that there switches are capable of a mechanic switch lifetime rating of 50 million keystrokes.
Inside the Poseidon Z RGB, Thermaltake has embedded a 32bit ARM Cortex-MO chipset, which can simultaneously process each keystroke and control LED lighting.
Looking at the keyboard itself, the Poseidon Z RGB has a dedicated switch that allows you to create macros on-the-fly, without having to use any software. Also included is a a dedicated Windows Disable Key, a handy feature that prevents you from accidetnly opening up that start menu and pulling you out of the game. Thermaltake also threw in 5 reprogrammable functions keys.
The backside of the keyboard is straight forward. Two tabs are able to be propped up in order to adjust the level of the Poseidon Z RGB. On these tabs, as well as on the base of the keyboard there are rubber feet that plant the keyboard firmly to pretty much any surface.