Thermaltake Plans October Launch For Poseidon Mechanical Keyboard

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅27.08.2013 14:39:35




Thermaltake are gearing up for their Autumn/Winter release schedule with the announcement that their new Mechanical keyboard - the Poseidon - will be available worldwide in October of this year. They are claiming a 'very affordable price point', something of a rarity in mechanical keyboards, but if it appears as planned then could slot in nicely between the Challenger Pro and MEKA G1 keyboard already in their peripheral lineup.

Thermaltake Poseidon will be a full layout mechanical keyboard with solid ABS plastic frame. Uncommonly for mechanical keyboard releases in the EU the design incorporates Cherry MX Blue switches; generally MX Reds are the more frequent type used. These switches have a clicky, tactile feel rather than the smooth linear actuation of Reds and Blacks, providing more choice in the value end of the market than currently offered.



As you would expect from a gaming keyboard the Poseidon will also have some level of key rollover - either 6 or 8 key given the current spec. list. As useful as this statistic is, the zone of keys this applies to is of utmost importance.

Poseidon Feature List

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 BLUE SWITCHES.

Built for speed and durability, the Cherry MX Blue switches in the POSEIDON Illuminated are set to last for 50 million keystrokes. Perfect for the user who prefers a tactile and clicky response.

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.




The Poseidon will be released under the banner of TteSPORTS, Thermaltake's gaming subsidiary, a brand which also includes the well regarded Level 10 M and Theron mice in addition to the MEKA mechanical keyboard range. The current MSRP is $79.99, although there is no news as yet on exact UK and EU pricing. For more information on this and other products visit Thermaltake.com and TteSPORTS.com.


Source: Via Press Release

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