Date: December 12th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Brushed & polished aluminum housing for quality feel.
Solid aluminum housing providing structural integrity for a longer lasting keyboard
Aluminum surface keeps your palms cool.
Scissor switch technology to increase keystroke lifespan.
Zero-degree tilt to reduce wrist stress and provide comfortable usage position.
Number lock & Capitals lock blue LED indicator.
Built-in hotkey for: Internet, Email, My Favorite, Search and Volume
Slide-proof pads prevent sliding.
This keyboard uses a standard “A” type USB connector and will work with Windows Vista / XP / 2000 / ME without any drivers. It is also heavier than a standard keyboard, weighing in at around 2.7 pounds. Black and silver are the available colors.
The packaging is nothing flashy; just a white box with a photo of the keyboard splashed across the front. Current pricing is around $50 from online retailers.
The contents inside are further protected by a sheet of bubble wrap, which is a testament to Thermaltake's commitment to getting items to their destination unscathed.
Inside is the keyboard itself and a fold out instruction manual. The manual is very short but it does provide all pertinent information about the product. A lot of documentation isn't really required for a basic keyboard anyhow.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
It isn't very often that I say “wow, that's a nice looking keyboard”, but I did when I first laid eyes on this beauty. Instead of the keys being raised up from the base, they are almost flush with it - very similar to that of a laptop keyboard. The brushed aluminum finish is a nice touch and adds to the classy look.