Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Challenger Prime for a few weeks now. After testing quite a lot of mechanical keyboards and using one as my main keyboard it was a little hard to adjust to the membrane design of this keyboard. Obviously it is a big change as you are not getting the tougher feel and audible feedback that you would with mechanical keys. They keyboard is comfortable to use though and I had no problem playing games like Payday 2, Cities: Skylines, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and MaxPayne 3. Even though it is comfortable to use it certainly does not have the feedback and better feel of a mechanical keyboard. The keyboard also had a lot of flex and give to it, which I was not a big fan of.
I like that fact that I could completely remap the keyboard and that I do have six macro keys. These of course are extremely helpful in games. Setting up macros and recording them is quite easy with the Tt eSPORTS software too. Beyond the macro keys you have a full row of shortcuts and multimedia keys. The keyboard offers illumination which comes in three colors (blue, red & purple) and looks great. The brightness of the illumination can be adjusted by the large dial at the top center of the keyboard and you can have the illumination “breathe” as well. Finally there are the drainage holes in the bottom of the keyboard, these will prevent keys from sticking if you happen to spill your drink on the keyboard.
While this keyboard certainly does not compare to mechanical gaming keyboards, it is a $30 keyboard and I feel like you are getting a lot of value at that price. And at the same time not everyone needs or wants a high-end mechanical keyboard. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard a 9 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award!
– Keyboard can be completely remapped
– Six macro keys
– Does not compare to mechanical keyboards