Tt Esports Poseidon Z RGB Review
Customizable backlighting with RGB spectrum of visual effects featuring 16.8 million colors, clicky blue switches, 50 million keystroke lifecycle and 5 year warranty. Yes we talk about Poseidon Z RGB mechanical gaming keyboard with blue “Kailh” switches (P/N:KB-PZR-KLBRUS-01). This keyboard is an update of well known Poseidon Z Series. Let’s have a look at what’s waiting inside the box.
Package is actually quite simple looking. Front side showing the keyboard layout, backside the main features. It includes keyboard and actually nicely made users manual. To minimize the final costs the USB cable is not braided and there is not much other features or accessories at this keyboard like USB pass-through or Volume Roller ( as we can see by Corsair keyboards). The reason for not adding more of this special features is simply to keep the final price as low as possible to make this keyboard affordable for more users and gamers. As all competition RGB mechanical keyboards are of higher price point. Although, we wish to see at least one USB port on the right side for connecting the mouse, which would prevent the cable mess on the desk.
The build quality is not bad at all, it’s actually pretty well made.The surface doesn’t catch any fingerprints. The switches are positioned is standard distance, typing feels very natural. Many users may miss the popular wrist rest, which would make the keyboard little bit more comfortable.
The blue “Kailh” switches are made in china and with most specifications quite similar to cherry switches. For many users who never used mechanical keyboard before, this switches may sound quite loud or clicky compared to other membrane keyboards. Poseidon Z RGB Illuminated is a fully back-lit keyboard, offering 4 levels of adjustable brightness via the Fn (function) + F11/F12 keys.
To disable the Windows key during gaming simply use a switch on top-right corner of the keyboard. It prevents accidental presses of the windows key while in-game. Yeah, we all know that pain.
The raisers at the back have rubber tips so the keyboard don’t slide on the desk. Also helpful is the cable channel for better cable routing. The keyboard body shows surpricingly none or only very small flex.
With help of POSEIDON Z RGB Software utility you can configure all your macros, personal lighthing effect and save all your custom profiles. Your have full control over your RGB Illumination.
The POSEIDON Z RGB uses the newest technology for the microcontroller (32BIT ARM CORTAX-M0) and the 3 LED controllers (16 Bit) to control each Red, Green & Blue light. POSEIDON Z RGB uses 8-bit for each Red, Green and Blue color (total of 24-bit) with 256 shades of red, 256 shades of green, and 256 shades of blue, equals to 16.8 million colors, giving you the millions of possible colors!
Tt Esports Poseidon Z RGB main features:
5 preset unique lighting effects that you can change it on-the-fly:
- 1) Fully Lighted – Fully backlighted keys to your choice of 16.8 million colors with breathing effect.
- 2) Reactive – Keys light up as you type
- 3) Arrow Flow – Directional flow across the keyboard
- 4) Wave – Wave flows across the entire keyboard
- 5) Ripple – Colors ripple out when key press
If you like nice clicky mechanical keyboards with plenty macros, good response time and 4 levels of brightness with a real RGB lighting, then you may try to play with Poseidon Z RGB. It’s simple keyboard for what you need. no more no less. Yes there are things which could be added to make it better, but then you have to raise the final price which many users will not be too happy with. If you are one of enthusiast grade users then you probably focus more at Corsair K70/K95 RGB Series.
Full 16.8M RGB LED Backlight
Unique lighting effects
5 year warranty
no USB pass-through