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Thermaltake Esports Challenger Pro USB Keyboard Red Illumination Back Light

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Challenger Pro
  • World's first and only gaming keyboard with patented cooling fan built onto the keyboard.
  • 64KB on-board memory stores five unique user profiles, each with its own set of ten dedicated macro keys.
  • Included software with user-friendly Graphic User Interface allows user to quickly setup macro keys and gaming profile fitted for each individual.
  • Two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports located conveniently on the side of keyboard for user to quickly connect mouse, headset or other USB devices.
  • Keyboard-wide red backlight LEDs enable users to fully utilize what the keyboard can offer even in complete darkness.
  • Allows gamers' hand to stay dry and enabling better grip as well as superior control.
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Thermaltake Esports Challenger Pro USB Keyboard Red Illumination Back Light + Thermaltake Tt eSports Black Laser 4000 DPI Gaming Mouse (MO-BLK002DT) + Thermaltake EMP0001CLS Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Professional Gaming Mouse Pad with High-Friction Precision-Control
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Technical Details

Style: Challenger Pro
  • Brand Name: Thermaltake
  • Model: KB-CHP001US
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Color Name: Black
  • Form Factor: External,Gamimg
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Product Details

Style Name: Challenger Pro
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 2.5 x 8 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0042AI466
  • Item model number: KB-CHP001US
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 10, 2010

Product Description

Style: Challenger Pro

Thermaltake Esports Challenger Pro USB Keyboard Red Illumination Back Light

Customer Reviews

The red backlight looks amazing in a dark room and has three different brightness settings.
Keith
The keyboard works very well, the keys are very nice to the touch, and because it's lighted I can type well at nighr.
Amazon Customer
This keyboard is a very fine product and I would recommend it to those looking for a good gaming keyboard.
Bob

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Laen Drawoh on October 14, 2010
Style Name: Challenger Pro Verified Purchase
I have used the original G15 and G11 Logitech keyboards, so that is what I will be comparing this keyboard to. Obviously the keyboard does not have an LCD display but I found running two monitors that I rarely used that feature on the Logitech G15 keyboards anyway. The lettering wore off by Logitech keyboards after a little under two years use. I had one replaced and bought spares, but I finally ran out. I decided to try a different keyboard manufacturer to see if the keyboard keys would last longer under heavy use. It is obviously too soon to tell how the keys on this keyboard will live up over a year or more time, but they at least give you spare key caps for the W A S and D (and arrow) keys. The keyboard cable is fully detachable which will make it much easier moving this keyboard from place to place. It is also covered with a braided covering which should help protect the wires within. The keyboard also comes with a cloth bag to transport it in. The wrist rest on this keyboard is not detachable unlike with Logitech keyboards, but I found the gradual angle of the wrist rest did not impede me in any way. The keyboard has two USB 2.0 ports on it, but they are only 100 miliamp powered so they may not drive hi power drain devices. The Logitech keyboards did not have USB 2.0 ports on them so I'm not really complaining about this much. I would rather have USB 2.0 ports that were not full power than only have USB 1.0 or 1.1 options. The media keys are located above the number pad and arrow keys as opposed to the top center of the keyboard. This is just a placement difference and in no way affects functionality.

This keyboard has 10 macro keys and four profiles for a total of 40 potential macros. The keys are located at each side of the keyboard with five keys per side.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By MuEl on October 3, 2011
Style Name: Challenger Pro Verified Purchase
I don't know if any else cares, but any video game player will probably run into this problem. The 10 macro keys around the edge of the keyboard will only work if they are pressed ALONE. If you are pressing any key on the rest of the keyboard (for example W to run forward in video games) none of the Macro keys work.

I contacted ThermalTake and they said this is how the keyboard was designed.

This company does not understand gamers if this was how it was designed.

An example of why you want this might be running forward in a video game (W) and wanting to self cast a character buff or enhancement while running into battle (Macro: F1, then press number 8, then Tab to select closest enemy etc).

Just FYI the reason I bought this is I'm looking for a keyboard with Macro keys that do not line up directly with the left control button. When not in a game, I use Photoshop a lot and I always accidentally hit the macro on the left of the ctrl on all Logitech keyboards so I can't use their Macro system.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Szu on April 7, 2011
Style Name: Challenger Pro
I received this keyboard from a contest at PAX East and I'm thoroughly impressed! The keys feel great (they claim that they're laptop keys, but they feel like they're heavier which I like a lot more for gaming), and the keys were laid out pretty close together so I could reach them pretty easily with smaller hands.
It's a very attractive keyboard: the red backlight really makes it stand out as opposed to the more traditional blue backlight I had been using for the past few years. The logo below the space bar was a bit bright, but the driver UI software allowed me to turn it off so it wasn't much of an issue. The keyboard comes with a fan which I found to be effective but not intrusive; it won't cool your house down but you can feel it on your fingers so if you have sweaty hands it's worth using.
The macro keys I use a bit when I play WoW and I haven't had an issue with them. I don't use them all so I haven't worried about the keyboard needing more of them. The price point is pretty attractive as well. I know other gaming keyboards on the market are quite a bit more expensive, so this made it easier to upgrade from my old keyboard that wasn't even broken.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Challenger Pro to those who want to get a gaming keyboard and see how much nicer it is than the standard keyboards I see people use at LAN parties. The keys feel nice, it's sexy, and it's very portable for those who want to go to tournaments.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By AJ on August 18, 2012
Style Name: Challenger Ultimate Verified Purchase
PROS:
- Multiple colors to choose from (LED lightening of the keys)
- Ability to turn off the backlit keys and TT logo
- There's a F'n FAN that comes with the keyboard. Perfect for gamers
- Volume control buttons, ten extra keys (macro?), etc.
- The fan.. again (2 fan slots. one above the ESC key and one above the number pad and volume control)
- Has a headphone jack and a microphone jack behind the keyboard
- Extra keys (they are RED). Not sure how the hell you install them, but I'll keep them.
CONS:
-Requires two USB slots to power (the second USB slot is to power the on-board USB slots on the keyboard)

Stop thinking and go buy this one. I only wanted a good backlit keyboard.. but they gave me a GREAT keyboard, a fan, extra keys, headphone/mic jacks, multiple color options, etc. I'm really satisfied with this. If anything goes wrong with this, I will update my review.
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