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Thermaltake POSEIDON Mechanical Keyboard Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: Thermaltake (USA) Technologies Co., Ltd.
Product Name: POSEIDON Illuminated
Model Number: KB-POI-BRBLUS-01
UPC: 884102017926
Price As Tested: $69.99 (Newegg | Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake.

Thermaltake has made some very high quality products in the past and continues to do so even today with their new Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This mechanical gaming keyboard is available in Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches. Unlike many other expensive LED mechanical keyboards, the Poseidon comes in at a very aggressive price and offers a few similar features and specifications that are only included in the more expensive alternatives. In this review, we will be looking specifically at the Thermaltake Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches.

Poseidon with Box

This mechanical keyboard also comes with individual blue LED’s behind every key. The brightness level can also be adjusted from very dim to very bright depending on personal preferences. It also comes with a very handy button at the top right to enable or disable the Windows’s key. The Poseidon is made of plastic but it is a very durable plastic and the overall keyboard feels very heavy and robust. Have a look at the features and specifications of this mechanical gaming keyboard.

Features

FULLY BACK-LIT KEYBOARD. With an LED under each cap, the POSEIDON Illuminated is a fully back-lit keyboard, offering 4 levels of adjustable brightness via the Fn (function) + F11/F12 keys.

CHERRY MX BROWN SWITCHES. Widely-regarded as the best mechanical switches available for gaming, the Cherry MX Brown switches offer the right balance between tactile feedback and actuation force.

ANTI-GHOSTING FUNCTION. With 6-8 key N-Key Rollover, the POSEIDON Illuminated will allow you to hit combinations of keys at once to make sure your gaming session is as fluid as it can be.

ACCESSIBLE MEDIA KEYS. With the Fn (function) + F1-F7 keys, you can control your volume and media player anytime, without having to minimize your current game or program.

DISABLE WINDOWS KEY FUNCTION With the disable windows key button, you can prevent accidental presses of the windows key while in-game.

Specifications

COLOR BLACK
WEIGHT 995 GRAMS
DIMENSION 440 X 133 X 37MM(L X W X H)
INTERFACE USB
MEMBRANE, MECHANICAL, PLUNGER MECHANICAL, CHERRY MX BROWN
ANTI-GHOSTING KEYS 6-8 (USB)
POLLING RATE 1000 HZ
BACK-LIGHT YES, FULL BACK-LIGHT
MULTIMEDIA KEYS 7
KEYSTROKE LIFECYCLE 50 MILLION
CABLE LENGTH 1.8M BRAIDED

Now let’s dive deeper and see what Thermaltake has to offer on their new Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches.


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1 comment

  1. JackNaylorPE

    No commentary of the KB’s water cooling capabilities ? I mean any component / peripheral named after the “King of the Sea” must be water cooled right ? :)

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