Today we are taking a look at Thermaltake’s Tt eSPORTS Challenger Illuminated gaming keyboard, which we found right off the bat to be extremely easy to type on. Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS, the gaming division of Thermaltake, has really pulled out all of the stops with the Challenger Illuminated gaming keyboard.
When looking to purchase a new keyboard, it can often be a challenge to find one that is exactly what you need. If you play various PC games, you may want a little more from your keyboard, like extra buttons, or if all you do is type, than you may need an ergonomic keyboard. So what makes a gaming keyboard better for games than your average keyboard? Mainly that gaming keyboards can add a variety of different buttons and switches that can make your life easier. Gaming keyboards also utilize more intensive switches for each key and in general the keyboard is typically composed of better quality materials, as they do go through the ringer a bit more than your average keyboard.
Some other aspects that you be aware of when purchasing a keyboard is the ease to start typing. and the comfort of the keyboard. If it takes you five minutes to type to your guild members about something happening in a raid, then it defeats the purpose of the keyboard. Additionally, if you are playing for hours on end, comfort may be one of your biggest priorities.
Let’s take a closer look at the Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Illuminated for its functionality as well as it’s overall design for gamers. We should also note that we easily typed this entire report on the Challenger Illuminated.
The packaging for the Challenger Illuminated is fairly traditional, as the packaging simply opens revealing your precious purchase inside. The front gives you a brief insight as to what you can expect of the keyboards appearance, and the back gives you a run through of the keyboard’s specifications.
In the packaging you will find the quick installation guide, the Thermaltake warranty policy, the two Tt eSPORTS dragon stickers, and the Challenger Illuminated keyboard of course.
You will also find key replacements to change the “WASD” keys on the keyboard to arrows keys. This makes life a little bit more easy for those who may not be comfortable with using ‘WASD’ as navigational buttons.
To remove the keys, you simply use the provided tool (seen at the bottom right of the picture below) and lift the keys out of their position. The replace the keys, it is as simple as snapping the new ones into place.
Once you remove the keyboard from the packaging, you will immediately notice the flat-black colouring that is accompanied by a soft rubber feel, which makes for a very comfortable experience.