|Thermaltake Knucker Plunger Gaming Keyboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Monday, 08 April 2013|
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Testing & Results
Testing an input device is simple, all one needs to do is use it, unfortunately there are no quantitative benchmarks to run, no numbers to compare, and no software used that can test the quality of the hardware. Testing an input device like the Tt eSPORTS Knucker Plunger Gaming Keyboard is going to be based around personal opinion and preference. For instance, I really like the simplistic approach to looks, but this might not be to everyone's taste. In this section I will present my unbiased opinion with regards to the use and operation of the Knucker and report back any improvement benefiting directly by its use in various games and programs listed below. Your mileage may vary slightly and as such this should be taken as a guide only.
I have been using the Tt eSPORTS Knucker gaming keyboard on my main PC for around two weeks now and in comparison to a mechanical keyboard it has some catching up to do, but not much. The keys are of the semi-mechanical rubber dome variety which Thermaltake have called "Plunger Switch Technology". They respond really well and have a nice amount of tactile feedback, but they have an annoying cheap plastic sound. Thermaltake claim that these plunger switches will last up to 15 million keystrokes, but we know that rubber dome keyboards are only good for a few years of heavy use. The anti-ghosting allows up to 12 keys via USB and 16 keys via PS/2.
The Knucker feels quite solid and well built while still remaining light and portable. I didn't find any use for the red key caps because I instinctively know where the keys are on a keyboard without looking, if you are new to PC gaming I'm sure these will come in quite useful. The blue print on the keys is nice for aesthetics and show up ok in the dark compared to standard and non illuminated keyboards. I found the palm rest too small for my huge hands but for a younger person with smaller hands it should be just ideal.