Thermaltake eSports sent TekGoblin a package with the Thermaltake Challenger Gaming Keyboard Pro inside. My first impression of this keyboard was it being just another run-of-the-mill keyboard.
Almost everyone has extra keyboards lying around collecting duct so what is so special about this keyboard for it to get more use than those dust collectors? This keyboard is great for your gaming needs and your daily computer tasks. This keyboard is great for night use. It has different backlit light settings of 25%, 50%, and 75%. The lights are powered by red low-wattage LED lights.
The keyboard has 10 gaming function keys for your own customization with an internal storage of 64KB. That means that you can save all of you customizations for your keyboard on your keyboard for easy on-the-fly profile changing. Included in the extra bag are the keys WSAD and ←↑→↓. These included keys are red in color for your easy viewing. The keys on the keyboard are low in profile to help with too much angle strain on your wrists. The keys are easy to press so you can type quickly without having to apply a lot of pressure on the keys.
A feature that I first thought was a waste of money was the small 2.7 CFM fan that you are able to plug into the left or the right side of the keyboard. You are more than likely thinking why in the world would someone need to cool their keyboard. The fan is not to cool the keyboard. The fan is to create airflow over the ←↑→↓, WSAD, or where ever you want it. This fan cools your hands while doing to computer tasks. I like this feature because my hands can sometimes get hot and sweaty whiles I’m busy typing. This fan solves this problem. If you are looking for a new keyboard for daily use or just for your random gaming moods this keyboard will fit your needs. I give this keyboard 4.5 out of 5 gears.