A Closer Look at the Tt eSPORTS MEKA Pro Keyboard
The Tt eSPORTS MEKA Pro measures 449.8 mm wide by 142.6mm long. The layout is a standard 100% ANSI Windows layout with right-side Windows key replaced with the Fn secondary function key. There are 104+1 keys in total with an additional dedicated short cut keys for the live macro recording on the top left.
The entire keyboard is backlit with a red LED and the red plate underneath compliments the lighting effects well.
Switch-type and Keycaps
Thermaltake ditches the Kailh mechanical switches from their Poseidon series. Now they are using authentic Cherry MX switches, like in previous MEKA mechanical keyboards. These are Cherry MX keycap compatible with non-standard keycap sizes of 1.25x, 1x, 1.25x, 7x, bottom row. It is not just the spacebar that is convex however, the entire bottom row has convex keycaps as well.
The legends are all sans-serif laser etched towards the top and the keycaps have a UV coated soft-touch coating. The stabilizers used are all wire-types instead of dummy switches used in some Cherry MX models. The secondary functions are not positioned side-by-side with the on the keycap however so they are do not get as much backlighting as the main function.
Like most mechanical gaming keyboards, the secondary functions are accessed via an Fn key combo. From F1 through F7, it controls the multimedia shortcuts:
- Fn + F1 = Play Previous
- Fn + F2 = Play/Pause
- Fn + F3 = Play Next
- Fn + F4 = Stop
- Fn + F5 = Mute Volume
- Fn + F6 = Decrease Volume
- Fn + F7 = Increase Volume
The F8 through F12 keys are Windows function shortcuts:
- Fn + F8 = Launch Default Music Program
- Fn + F9 = Launch Default Email Program
- Fn + F10 = Launch Default Browser Program
- Fn + F11 = Launch Calculator
- Fn + F12 = Launch My Computer (older Windows)/This PC (Windows 10)
- Fn + Print Screen = Light Effect Cycle
- Fn + Pause = Light Mode Cycle
- Fn + Up Arrow = Increase LED Brightness (four levels)
- Fn + Down Arrow = Decrease LED Brightness (four levels plus OFF)
- Fn + Home = Increase LED Effect Speed
- Fn + End = Decrease LED Effect Speed
- Fn + Left Arrow = Left LED Direction
- Fn + Right Arrow = Right LED Direction
There are also additional options for gamers such as Windows Key disabling (Fb + Scroll Lock), NKRO toggle (Fn + Page Down), and Reset Settings (Fn + Delete).
Live Macro Recording Feature
The M secondary keys on the numpad are for the macro recording banks. Using it is done in conjunction with the MK button on the upper right hand. Unlike the other buttons on the MEKA Pro, this MK button is a toggle button. It stays held down when enabled and there is also an LED indicator that lights up. Once initiated, the user selects which bank to store the macro in with the FN key plus any of the six M buttons (1 through 6 in the numpad). After selecting where to store the macro, users can start recording the input. Up to 31 key presses are able to be stored per bank. The numpad numbers cannot be used when the MK button is pressed, but users can recall any of the inputs stored in the keyboard.