A Solid Tenkeyless Offering
Less can be more, at least if it’s well implemented. There’s nothing to really complain about when it comes to the Tt eSports by Thermaltake Poseidon ZX.
In the end, everybody needs to decide for themselves if they need a numerical pad or not. Those who can, or even want to live without one really don’t have a reason to hesitate. Alternatively, two more points that might sway them away from the Tt eSports by Thermaltake Poseidon ZX are the use of Kailh switches and the choice of the blue switch type.
Those who want a keyboard that does just as well with office work as with gaming, like tactile switches, and can live with the noise, have found a winner in the Poseidon ZX. And the second batch of Kailh switches aren’t as bad as they’re made out to be on a lot of forums. Kalih can apparently take feedback and adapt accordingly, especially since there’s probably a good amount of pressure from its clients.
All in all, the new Thermaltake keyboard’s features aren’t going to blow anyone’s mind, but it can do anything that a keyboard needs to. Simplicity, basic functionality, and plain and practical execution — all of these are phrases that can be applied to the Poseidon ZX.
There’s definitely a trend towards keyboards with less width, and lots of people don’t just have limited space, but also a limited budget and a preference for mechanical keys. The Tt eSports by Thermaltake Poseidon ZX tries to fill this gap in the market. The company managed to combine all these naturally opposing concerns, which is really the bottom line here.
The Tt eSports Poseidon ZX "Tenkeyless" is neither a super-flashy conversation piece, nor does it sport a ton of macro keys for gaming. However, it’ll put in a good day’s work, or play. This is assuming that the switches will actually hold up in the long run. They did look good for the duration of our review. Then again, if all else fails, five years is a good long time to exchange the keyboard for a brand new one.