Overall
The Challenger Keyboard Pro from Thermaltake does have a lot of features that appeal to the gamer, from modularity for easy transport to customizable and quick media keys. A built-in USB hub is always welcome, and routing coves for cable slack help to fight that tangled mess both at home and in public. The software provides all the basics, but to me lacked some of the more advanced features that allow enthusiasts to really customize their equipment, and the software thus far takes the longest to load that I've seen. While I'm back to using a keyboard without a fan to cool my fingers, I do miss the conversations it started.


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Adam is a big proponent of LAN parties, esports and speed-running, and helps organize our semi-annual LAN events. He has covered hardware and software reviews of a wide variety, but most content these days come from event coverage, such as other LAN parties.

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Arxon replied the topic: #16372 30 Jun 2011 01:16
picture of it glowing in a dark room would have been nice.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #16373 30 Jun 2011 01:20
Thanks for the feedback we should be able to get that photo and add it to the review. The only problem with a dark shot is it really doesn't show what the keyboard will look like in person. Normally it will come out over saturated and will make even the dimmest back lighting look bright.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #16374 30 Jun 2011 04:54
Nice write up Adam.

Just wondering though, with the G15 pretty much king of keyboards why would anyone use anything else?

I do like this though. I just think the price is a tad high.
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Lersar replied the topic: #16375 30 Jun 2011 07:07

Arxon wrote: picture of it glowing in a dark room would have been nice.


Yes usually photos without flash don't do the product justice, and flash of course defeats the purpose. I'll try to snap one for you though, it does have a nice underglow to it.

Wingless92 wrote: Nice write up Adam.

Just wondering though, with the G15 pretty much king of keyboards why would anyone use anything else?


Thanks! It can be somewhat difficult since keyboards especially are typically very similar in nature. Brand preference comes in to play I'm sure, and the mechanics of the keys are a big thing as well.

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