Thermaltake TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard Review

Introduction

A division of Thermaltake Gaming, Tt eSPORTS is committed to bring the most personalized and best quality equipment to the most competitive cyber battles and promotes the idea of ​​products designed by players for players.Tt eSPORTS has continuously been an important driving force to inspire, challenge and take to new heights electronic sports in the professional gaming industry and currently sponsors a multitude of gaming teams and streamers from around the world equipping them with the necessary gaming equipment (keyboards, headphones, mice and accessories) to compete and triumph at the highest level in the main electronic sports events, such as: Dreamhack, Insomnia, epic.LAN and Intel Extreme Masters.Tt eSPORTS continually strives to r promote electronic sports as a global phenomenon and put them on the world stage. Under the brand, TT Gaming has launched multiple peripherals, which are its premium quality products aimed at enthusiasts.

Today, I'll take a look at its premium mechanical gaming keyboard called TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard . This keyboard has a wide variety of functions and Thermaltake has enabled compatibility with mobile applications in addition to PC desktop software. We have a bright and vivid 16.8M RGB color illumination with 12 dynamic lighting effects. There is a premium TT logo on the top left that also lights up and really highlights this keyboard. Speaking of the main functionality, this keyboard has blue Cherry MX switches and I love the sound of clicking on these switches, although I can not say the same for other people around me when I'm using this keyboard. Pun destined! This keyboard fits into the TT ecosystem, since the lighting effect can be synchronized and coordinated with other Thermaltake RGB products, such as RGB / iRGB power supplies, RGB peripherals, fans, etc., as long as all these products have the TT RGB Sync logo. The X1 RGB uses CHERRY MX switches with built-in gold cross-point contacts, gold-plated contact closures and pressure-resistant metal alloy springs for the most precise and precise touch for every touch. The switches are also classified with a life of 50 million pulses for greater durability. The X1 RGB Blue switch provides a crystalline click pressure point highlighted by an audible click for tactile and precise key operations. Users also have the option of voice command to interact with the keyboard, which is an interesting feature. Let's dive in and see all the bells and whistles of these keyboards.

  • Article: Blue keyboard TT MX MX Premium RGB RGB
  • Manufacturer: Thermal socket
  • Price: Rs. 16500 / – [At the time of the review]

Specifications

Packaging and unpacking

The keyboard is shipped inside a black cardboard box. The upper part of the outer packaging has the Thermaltake logo and premium brand name printed on the top left. The text of the X1 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard is printed on the bottom left. In the main text an image of the keyboard with RGB colors is printed. The salient features of the keyboard are printed on the left side of the image.

The back of the outer packaging has the Thermaltake premium brand logo and the name printed on the top left. There is a labeled image of the keyboard printed in the main section to the left side. The labels are printed on top of the image. The requirements of the system and the content of the box are printed on the bottom. The built-in color game profiles are mentioned in the upper right. The USB and audio ports, along with the volume control and multimedia keys are mentioned on the right side.

This side has the text "Professional Gaming Keyboard" printed in 16 languages. The technical specifications are printed on the bottom. A series sticker does not stick on the right side.

This side has a plain black color. The Thermaltake logo and premium brand name are printed in the center.

The left and right sides have an identical design. The logo and brand of Thermaltake premium brand are printed on the left side. The text of the X1 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard is printed after the mark. There is a colorful image of the keyboard printed on the right side.

When you open the box, the hidden contents of the box will be displayed. The keyboard is wrapped in white, non-transparent protective film. The part of the box on the top side of the keyboard has wires plugged inside.

Contents

The following are included in the box:

  • 1x Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 1x Warranty Policy
  • 1x Manual User
  • 1x Key puller
  • 8x Red Color keycaps [19659019] 1x Wrist band

Closest look

TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard includes some amazing functions combined with intuitive applications for mobile and desktop devices. Before delving into the design elements, let's take a look at what Thermaltake has to say about it. "The X1 RGB gaming keyboard has an elegant and striking finish that provides 16.8 million real RGB color illumination with 12 dynamic lighting effects. Best of all, it is exclusively compatible with all Thermaltake TT RGB power supply and liquid cooling solutions: iRGB PSU, Riing Plus, Pacific W4 Plus CPU water block, Pacific RL360 Plus RGB Radiator, Floe Riing RGB 360, Pacific Lumi Plus LED Strip – and any other product range with the TT RGB Sync logo, which allows enthusiasts to synchronize all RGB colors to perfection with all product lines compatible with Thermaltake for better color coordination. In addition, the X1 RGB comes with a smartphone / tablet application designed exclusively with voice-controlled AI to access essential light and macro functions. The application also includes a unique and patented Virtual Game Controller (VGC) mode for a truly unique and amazing mobile gaming experience. To continue achieving the corporate mission of providing the perfect user experience, Thermaltake developed "TT Premium" with the essence of combining products of supreme quality with a new logo design. TT Premium is much more than a guarantee of quality. Behind the name, it represents the passion in DIY, Modding and Thermaltake's desire to be the most innovative brand in the PC hardware market. To satisfy the demand of high-end PC users, TT Premium follows its core values ​​of Excellent Quality, Unique Design, Various Combinations and Unlimited Creativity to Deliver a High-Performance PC Product for All Enthusiasts. "

The Cherry MX Blue TT Premium X1 RGB Keyboard features an aluminum overlay design with Cherry MX Blue switches to ensure users enjoy exceptional performance while playing.The keys have a suspended floating design that makes RGB color lighting is a show on this keyboard, the keyboard has a simple design, it has a dimension of 464.98 × 170.52 × 40.39mm (LxWxH). It comes in the black color, which is a fingerprint magnet, so have it into account.The Cherry MX Blue switches are rated for 50M clicks.The USB step has been around for some time and this keyboard also features the step of USB, but Thermaltake has taken the concept to the next level by introducing the Audio Jack step, which can ease the problem of the short cable of the headphones depending on the situation. The keyboard has a double height adjustment mechanism, as well as a removable magnetic pad. The overall finish is industrial in terms of appearance. The use of an aluminum body guarantees maximum strength and robustness to the design element and adds a subtle touch. This keyboard has 4 Mb of internal memory to store the user-defined settings. Therefore, users have the peace of mind of having to bring the keyboard to LAN games or to such events. The polling rate is 1000Hz on it. Of course, the main point of sale here is the 16.8M RGB color lighting on this keyboard that looks great in person. The keyboard has a white diffuser plate built on the PCB that intercepts the switches and the PCB. This is done for better color illumination over the entire length of the keyboard. Note that the diffuser is only visible when the keys are located, since the rest of the area is covered with an upper aluminum plate. The keyboard has N-Key roll over anti-ghosting and there are no macro keys on it. Our MX MX RGB TT Premium X1 Blue Keyboard sample is using the UK design. I'm not sure what other designs are available for this keyboard.

Let's start with the numeric keypad. We have a full-size numeric keypad on this keyboard with a US design. The key caps are thin and made of ABS material. The Num Lock key has a lock symbol. Some keys have double marks, which means that in addition to the normal function of the key, additional functions can be activated by combining the Shift key and the corresponding key on the numeric keypad.

[19659004] This keyboard has dedicated multimedia keys. The row of buttons at the top of the numeric keypad has Stop, Previous, Play / Pause and Next track keys with corresponding actions. The top row has a volume control with some fine grip. Increase / decrease the volume with a count of 2. There is a mute button on its right side with an alternating effect. Pressing it once will mute the sound and pressing it again will deactivate the sound.

The bottom of the keyboard, just before the numeric keypad has 4 standard arrow keys for navigation. The image above clearly shows the white diffuser plate just below the keys.

There are three rows of keys at the top of the navigation arrow keys. The top row has three buttons. We have a Print screen key on the left side followed by the Scroll Lock key and the Pause Break key. These keys also have double functionality. The second functionality of these keys can be activated using a combination of Fn keys and any of these keys. We will show the functions in the following table of functions.

The following is a group of 6 keys in two rows. We have the keys Insert, Start, PgUp (Page Up) in the first row and Delete, End, PgDn (Page Down) in the second row. These keys also have double functions. There are 6 predefined color profiles on this keyboard, each with a custom lighting effect that can be further customized in the X1 RGB software.

There is a cutout on the top left of the keyboard in the form of the TT logo. The white diffuser plate can also be seen below, which clearly indicates that this logo also lights up. The logo is on the Escape key. The Esc key also has dual functionality. Load the factory settings of the keyboard for which the key combination Fn and Esc will be used.

The image above shows the lighting effect on the TT logo. This looks like that drug in person. The attention to detail is immaculate.

The upper row of the keyboard are the standard function keys that start from the F1 key and go to the F12 key. All these keys have a dual functionality for which the combination of the Fn key with the function keys is needed. The keys are organized in a group of 4 per row.

The main section of the keyboard has a standard design. We have the Esc key in the upper left row followed by the function keys from F1 to F12 grouped into 4 keys per column, as mentioned above. The backspace and the Enter keys are identical, except that the Enter key has a little more length. Some people prefer the larger size of the Enter key and may not find this implementation convenient, so choose the type of keyboard layout carefully before buying one. We have the Windows key on the left side of the space bar, while the function key and the Properties key are on the right side. The main section of the keyboard does not have any keys that require a combination with the Fn key.

Let's see what combinations of keys have an effect on the form and function of the keyboard.

Function key Normal Key Effect
Fn Esc Load the factory settings.
Fn Insert Load the lighting profile of the game 1.
Fn Start Start Loading the lighting profile of the game 2.
Fn PgUp Load lighting profile game 3.
Fn Delete Load lighting profile game 4.
Fn End End Loads Game Lighting Profile 5.
Fn PgDn Loads Game Lighting Profile 6.
Fn F1 Starts the default mail software.
Fn F2 ] Starts the default web browser.
Fn F3 Start my computer.
Fn F4 Start the Calculator application.
Fn [19659041] F5 Starts the default music player.
Fn F6 Changes the effects of light.
Fn F7 Reduces the speed of the dynamic lighting effect.
Fn F8 Increases the speed of the dynamic lighting effect.
Fn F9 Red color of RGB Lighting.
Fn F10 Green color of RGB Lighting.
Fn F11 Blue color from RGB Lighting.
Fn F12 RGB Lighting Control.
Fn PrtSc Macro Recording.
Fn Shift Lock Backlight mode keys of the default zone.
Fn Pause / pause Light recording key.
Fn Numerical lock Blocks num. The full keyboard.

Now that we've analyzed the keyboard layout, let's look at its switches. TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard features Cherry MX RGB Blue switches. These switches have an operating point of 2.2 ± 0.6 mm, a stroke of 4 to 0.5 mm, with an actuation force of 50 g with tactile feedback and a click sound.

The keyboard has an aluminum plate on top. The keyboard frame is made of an aluminum material, although it seems to be a polished sand finish, not a brushed aluminum. There is a translucent white diffuser that rests between the aluminum top plate and the real PCB. The switches are suspended in that diffuser. This reminds me of the strafe K70 keyboard of the corsair. The keys are suspended in a floating design and there is more height between the keys and the aluminum plate, which makes the lighting effect offer intense images without uneven diffusion of light. Tt eSPORTS has definitely delivered a pretty solid design here. The aluminum upper plate on the MX MX RGB TT Premium Blue Keyboard extends over the sides and has a rounded finish that synchronizes well with the overall symmetry of the design.

Looking at the front of the TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard, we have a USB port followed by the audio port. Both were found working perfectly. The port and cable side protrude from the rest of the surface.

TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard has a thick braided cable measuring 1.8m in length. It has three wires on the termination end. All have gold-plated contact points. One is the main keyboard cable, another is for the USB pass-through functionality and the third is the audio connector's pass-through cable. The connectors have a premium TT logo on one end.

The TT MX MX RGB Cherry Premium Blue Keyboard has a removable magnetic wrist pad. It has a solid structure and removing it is very easy. It has 5 rubber padding on the back to avoid scratching the surface where the keyboard will be placed.

Let's take a look at the back of the MX MX Blue Keyboard of the Prima TT 1. There is a sticker stuck in the middle. It has printed the model of the keyboard and TT Thermaltake. The keyboard has 5V DC and 1A maximum. The bottom side has three rubber fillings to prevent scratching on the surface. Similarly, the upper part has two such fillings. The fund has two cuts. This is where the wrist rest slides towards

There are two surface lifters on the top to raise the front of the MX MX RGB TT Premium X1 Blue Keyboard for convenient writing and gaming for an extended period of time. Thermaltake has an intelligent implementation here since the surface elevators have a two-step design that allows users to raise the height of the keyboard in two steps as shown in the images above. TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard uses the N-Key reset with a sounding rate of 1000 Hz.

Thermaltake has included 8 red keys with TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard to customize the keyboard should be desired by the user.

RGB Lighting

Now that we've analyzed the key elements of the MX MX RGB TT Premium X1 Blue Keyboard, it's time to take a look at the stellar feature of this keyboard, which is by key backlighting of up to 16.8 million colors RGB and with 10 predefined color effects. To control the lighting effect on this keyboard, the user has two options. Use the combination of the Fn and F9-F12 keys, Scroll Lock, Pause, Ins, Start, PgUp, Del, End, PgDn or use the simple and easy-to-use software / mobile application called X1 RGB provided by Thermaltake.

The following color settings are available:

  • Static
  • Pulse
  • Rainbow Wave
  • Rainbow spiral
  • Spectrum cycle
  • Reagent
  • Flow
  • Ripple [19659019] Raindrops
  • ] Snake Marquee
  • Sound Control
  • System Temperature

The user has the option to turn off all LED lights, although I do not see why he would deprive himself of an implementation of lighting so awesome. This is not like this.

Thermaltake has also defined a preconfigured color scheme for the particular game style. These are: –

Each of these presets has its lighting colors and lighting effects. Here are some photos for your visual pleasure.

Software

Take control of your colors and synchronize them perfectly with all power supply and liquid cooling solutions compatible with Thermaltake TT X1 RGB – PSU iRGB, Riing Plus, Pacific W4 Plus CPU Water block, Pacific RL360 Plus RGB Radiator, Floe Riing RGB 360, Pacific Lumi Plus LED Strip: for maximum coordination and personalization of color. For this ecosystem to work, Thermaltake has provided the user with an intuitive software called X1 RGB. Not only is the desktop version available, but also the mobile version, which is compatible with iOS and Android. The mobile application can be downloaded from the respective stores. Please note that the product lines compatible with TT X1 RGB Sync will be automatically synchronized with the X1 RGB game software and do not require manual configuration. Let's see the desktop version of the software.

The X1 RGB can be downloaded from the Thermaltake website. Initially, the software will detect the connected Thermaltake compatible devices and check your firmware version. I have a complaint from the beginning. The keyboard had an older firmware version and the software only offered me two options that were to update the firmware or exit the application, since clicking later would not take me anywhere. Why? It was a forced update that I had to take.

Once the firmware was updated; I was introduced to the plethora of customization and control options for the keyboard. The interface is nothing new. The logo and brand name of Thermaltake premium are printed on the top right below the set of action buttons. The first button on the upper right side is the keyboard reset button that would load the factory settings. The R button will take you to the website of the customer service portal. The ? button will take you to the help center on your website. The X button will close the application. The control button will load the configuration window of the application as shown in the image below. The keyboard model is mentioned between the left and right side buttons at the top.

The left side has two main options at the top; Keyboard and macros. By default, the keyboard option is selected. As I mentioned earlier, this keyboard comes with the 6 user profiles, these are listed in the keyboard option sequentially. Under each profile we have two options; Personalization and lighting. By default, the Custom option is selected and other options are available to the user. The user can change the name of the profile, export / import the configuration of the profile and, above all, define the action of each individual key.

Clicking on Lighting will load the settings related to the lighting, which are extensive. At the top, there is a keyboard image that will dynamically display the lighting effect currently applied. Clicking on the Effect drop-down box will show all lighting effects compatible with this keyboard.

The images above show all the lighting effects listed and supported on this keyboard. We have already listed them in the RGB Lighting section.

If you're wondering where the true Rainbow mode is for this keyboard, something is missing in this aspect. There are predefined patterns that you can access as shown in the image above. Select Wave Lighting Effect in the Effect drop-down list and then use the Pattern drop-down list to select the pattern of your choice. One good thing is that you can define your own pattern, as well as delete the selected one. You can set the direction of the lighting flow in any of the four directions (up, down, left, right). You can control the speed of the lighting flow, which is only applicable to dynamic effects. You can also control the brightness of light in 5 discrete steps. You can activate / deactivate the TT RGB Sync option if you use more than one device that supports TT RGB. Colors can be defined using the RGB values ​​or the hexadecimal code or from the color palette.

Clicking on Macros above will load a new interface with many options for users to create, modify and delete the macros.

Now that we've taken a look at the desktop application, it's time to take a look at the mobile version of the application with more options like Voice Control, etc. In order for your mobile device to detect a device compatible with RGB TT, both devices must be in the same network; otherwise, the mobile application could not detect the device.

Click on the Re-scan button in case the application does not detect the device. connected device as the application is programmed to scan the network looking for compatible devices at startup.

A successful scan will display a list of the PC that has a compatible device. Touch the device to continue.

By default, the application will take you to the lighting area and you will be asked to select the lighting effect and the pattern. The patterns in the lighting format are not available in the application, but only in the number format that goes from 1 to number 6. This is definitely not a useful implementation, since a visual aid is missing to select the format. [19659004]

The image above shows the lighting control function of the mobile application. The user can use almost any function provided by the desktop application.

The image above shows the control menu of the mobile application. The user has the following options:

  • Illumination
  • Macros
  • Virtual Controller
  • Voice Control
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Session Logout

The virtual keyboard let the user interact with the PC using the remote keyboard function.

SyncAll, Say Hello TT is the slogan of Thermaltake when it comes to its premium TT devices and their features. The user can control the lighting functions of the keyboard by voice commands.

The above image lists the available voice commands that the user can use to control the lighting effects of the keyboard using the voice control function of the mobile application.

Do you want to play a game using the controller without really having a physical controller? Do not worry, because the Thermaltake X1 RGB mobile application will allow you to do just that. Sounds like fun! Of course. Try it to have fun in the games.

Click on any + symbol to create user-defined macros using the mobile application.

Conclusion

The TT Premium X1 RGB keyboard Cherry MX Blue Keyboard has been Thermaltake's premium keyboard so far, as they have launched the Level 20 series of premium keyboards and taken the game to a new level. The MX MX RGB Blue Keyboard of TT Premium X1 was its new addition to the TT Ecosystem of RGB / ARGB devices that can be synchronized and coordinated with the color. The MX MX TT Premium X1 RGB Blue Keyboard features an aluminum overlay design with Cherry MX Blue switches to ensure users enjoy exceptional performance while playing. The keys have a suspended floating design that makes RGB color lighting a show on this keyboard. It has a dimension of 464.98 × 170.52 × 40.39mm (LxWxH). It comes in the black color that is a fingerprint magnet. The Cherry MX Blue switches are rated for 50M clicks. The MX MX RGB Blue Keyboard from TT Premium X1 features a USB port and an audio input port that is new to the keyboard. This keyboard has 4 Mb of internal memory to store the user-defined settings. Therefore, users have the peace of mind of having to bring the keyboard to LAN games or to such events. The polling rate is 1000Hz on it. Of course, the main point of sale here is the 16.8M RGB color lighting on this keyboard that looks great in person. The keyboard has a white diffuser plate built on the PCB that intercepts the switches and the PCB. This is done for better color illumination over the entire length of the keyboard. Note that the diffuser is only visible when the keys are located, since the rest of the area is covered with an upper aluminum plate. The keyboard has N-Key roll over anti-ghosting and there are no macro keys on it. Nuestra muestra del Teclado Azul MX MX RGB TT Premium X1 está utilizando el diseño del Reino Unido. No estoy seguro de qué otros diseños están disponibles para este teclado.

El Thermaltake no compromete la calidad de los interruptores, ya que han empleado al fabricante de interruptores de primera categoría Cherry MX y este modelo utiliza el Cherry MX RGB azul Los interruptores están clasificados para 50 clics con un punto de actuación de 2.2 ± 0.6 mm, una carrera de 4 a 0.5 mm, una fuerza de actuación de 50 g con retroalimentación táctil y un sonido de clic. ¡Me encanta el sonido audible en estos interruptores, aunque no estoy seguro de las otras personas a mi alrededor cuando uso estos! XD Las teclas tienen un diseño flotante y hay un difusor translúcido de color blanco debajo que cubre todo el PCB para reflejar un impresionante efecto de iluminación RGB que sin duda se ve muy bien. El teclado TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue utiliza 16.8M de retroiluminación RGB por tecla que se puede controlar con el software X1 RGB.

El TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard tiene 1,8 m de mangas largas y es relativamente más grueso cable que es comprensible ya que este teclado también tiene un conector de audio que pasa a través del cable. La parte trasera tiene dos soportes de aumento de altura con la posibilidad de ajustar la altura en dos pasos discretos. Hay suficiente relleno de goma en la parte posterior para evitar los arañazos en la superficie donde se colocará el teclado.

El teclado tiene una almohadilla magnética desmontable para la muñeca que es una construcción sólida y agrega más robustez al teclado. El teclado completo se puede bloquear utilizando la combinación de teclas Fn y Num. El teclado TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue tiene teclas de control multimedia dedicadas junto con el control de volumen. De alguna manera, este diseño me recuerda a los diseños de teclado de Corsair. El teclado tiene una tecla Fn (función) y hay muchas teclas en este teclado con doble funcionalidad y que se pueden activar usando la combinación de la tecla Fn y esa tecla. Por favor, consulte la tabla de tales claves arriba para más detalles. Una cosa que me gustaría mencionar es la falta de detalles adecuados en el manual del usuario.

La iluminación del Teclado Azul TT MX Cherry MX Premium RGB se puede controlar también mediante la combinación de la Fn y la F9. -F12, Bloqueo de desplazamiento, Pausa / pausa. El teclado tiene predefinidos 12 modos dinámicos y estáticos, así como patrones predefinidos para efectos de iluminación dinámica. El teclado tiene 6 perfiles de usuario predefinidos a los que se puede acceder mediante la combinación de Fn y cualquiera de las combinaciones de teclas Insertar, Inicio, PgUp, Borrar, Fin, PgDn. Se pueden personalizar aún más utilizando el software X1 RGB. No solo eso, Tt eSPORTS ha proporcionado 5 ajustes de efectos de iluminación predefinidos para el tipo de juego que cubre a los entusiastas del juego máximo que existen. FPS1, FPS2, MMO, MOBA y RTS tienen sus patrones de color dedicados que pueden activarse mediante la combinación de teclas. Sin mencionar que este teclado también tiene la funcionalidad de Macro provista por el software. He tenido algunos problemas al principio. Las teclas PrtSc, Scroll Lock y Pause se tambaleaban. Al quitar y volver a colocar las teclas, este problema desapareció de una vez por todas. Las teclas de flecha eran difíciles de presionar. Era como si estas teclas estuvieran un poco atascadas. Poniéndolos a un uso diario vio esta observación también desaparecida. Aparte de eso, he tenido una experiencia de juego y de escritorio regular absolutamente fantástica con este teclado y se ha convertido en mi controlador diario.

El precio del teclado es de Rs. 16500 at the time of the review. This price is highly competitive with the plethora of the features and the functions that the TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard comes with like dedicated multimedia keys, volume rocker, double height adjustment, all aluminum-based frame and top plate, stunning 16.8M true RGB backlighting, powerful software control, USB and Audio pass through, a magnetic wrist rest to name a few. The TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Keyboard is available at Shing with a 1-year warranty. We are thankful to the Thermaltake for giving us the opportunity to review their TT Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX Blue Gaming Mechanical Keyboard.

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