TT ESPORTS MEKA G1
The TT eSports Meka G1 mechnical keyboard is quite similar in spec to the Steelseries 7G: both utilize Cherry MX Black switches, both offer full N-key rollover via PS/2 connections, and both are quite lacking in other utility or extra features. Specs-wise, a difference between the two is that the Meka G1 lacks the 18K goldplated switches used on the 7G; it is also $40 cheaper.
The Meka G1 comes in either matte black or matte white, although, for both colors, the keys themselves remain black, which somewhat spoils the white aesthetic. Even for a matte finish, the white version looks a bit drab (TT eSports calls it ‘Combat White’ which might explain why). Like the Steelseries 7G, the G1 comes with a removable wrist rest, however, due to its much smaller size, it’s nowhere near as effective or comfortable to use. On the plus side, it does take up much less desk space.
The back of the keyboard has a small connectivity hub with two USB passthrough ports as well as headphone and microphone ports. For added durability, the G1 also sports a heavyweight military-grade braided cable that is far thicker than the average peripheral cable. Like the 7G, under each of the Meka G1’s 104 keys is a Cherry MX Black switch. As expected, the keys have the typical smooth, linear and slightly stiff feel associated with MX Black switches. Like the 7G, the Windows key has been relocated to the right side to prevent accidentally tabbing out of a game. In fact, TT eSports goes one step further and adds a distinctive raised circular bump to the Windows key to ensure you don’t hit it by mistake. A Fn key can be found on the left where the Windows key would normally be located, which allows you to use the media control keys found on the F1 – F7 keys.
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The Meka G1 sports an extra thick heavyweight military-grade braided cable.
The Windows key on the Meka G1 has been shifted to the right of the keyboard.