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The Meka G Unit's physical attributes are pretty consistent with what you'd expect from a keyboard, perhaps a little more length due to two full rows of programmable buttons in addition to the full QWERTY and numeric pad layout (and typical spacing between banks). What lies under those keys is more of a concern given the Meka line has always been, as the name implies, a mechanical keyboard. Though we will address the switches more in-depth later, know that they are the Cherry Black mechanisms.

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When equipped with the optional wrist rest, the G Unit adopts a very ellipses-type shape, adding almost two and half inches to the length of the board. The rest does a good job of supporting the palms, and the riser feet prop the board to a comfortable angle. The G Unit doesn't fall victim to being too flat without the feet in use either, with a nice, natural incline in the plastic mold.

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The keyboard sports a nice finish, and a consistent material from the wrist rest to the base of the keyboard. It doesn't hold fingerprints or oil from hands, which is a huge peeve of mine, and grips the lower palms well and keeps them in place. Speaking more to the facial features of the board, one of the more marketable features is the backlighting. Certain keys deemed vital to a gamer (W, A, S, D, Shift, etc.) have a nice white LED bulb underneath illuminating the translucent letters.

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The under glow appeals to me for a few reasons. The first is that I am admittedly a sucker for lighting effects. More applicable is that I perhaps play right into the stereotype that gamers prefer the dark. Given that my office is connected to the living room in which we typically coax my toddler to bed, I commonly find myself working with minimal lights as well. Aside from the function, programmable 'T' keys on the left, and the 'Home' banks, there is at least one key in every section of the board with lighting. The diode underneath the key is powerful enough light the corresponding character on top, while also casting a subtle glow underneath every key in that section. To put it simply, the Meka G Unit looks great and the lighting may come in handy, too (though I feel a lack of love for MOBA fans).

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ThermalTake even resized the gigantic 'Tt' logo from the wrist-rest of the Challenger and moved it to the top of the board, replacing it with a much more livable graphic of the eSports dragon symbol.

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Adam's latest review's Avatar replied the topic: #23132 22 Feb 2012 02:49
ttEsports G-Unit Review
Pros: Pros:
The keyboard features the best cherry black switch keys I've ever used. I also prefer the noise these keys make over a silent keyboard. The keyboard itself is very sturdy and heavy, ensuring that you cannot rage on it and that it will not move at all unless you pick it up and move it.
I am switching to this over a Bluetooth Logitech. It is incredibly noticeable how different the response time is with the key inputs.
It has nice back-lightning on most commonly used keys which you can intensify and even make pulse.
I haven't played too much with the programmable macro keys but it is a very nice feature if I played games like World of Warcraft.
The multimedia keys in the top right of the keyboard also help nicely with volume control and playback for songs and movies.
Love how much I can bang on this thing and truly feel like I'm getting the best experience out of it when I do!
Comes with a nice travel case too. That's a plus =)

Cons: Cons:
Out of the box I noticed that my space bar makes a squeek. It doesn't sound like a click like the rest of the keys which doesn't bother me too much, just noticeable.
The worst thing about this keyboard it the head phone jack that is on the top side of the keyboard. It is a great feature, however... when you plug headphones into this thing BE WARNED. It will blow your ear drums out of the water. It creates a different sound device/output then your normal speakers which means you control it differently on sound devices tab. (Shows up as HOLTEK USB PHONE) The only way for me to be able to tolerate this is if I literally put the volume slider to 1%. Anything higher is incredibly loud and unbearable. Would really love to use this but just cannot. Also from time to time the lights on the keyboard will turn off. Not sure why or when because I don't notice until some time later. Not a huge deal either, can turn them back on by going in to the drivers console and click the light settin

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended mechanical keyboard. great company to deal with.

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