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TT eSPORTS Challenger EDGE Pro Review

In this review, I will be sharing my thoughts and experience with the TT eSPORTS Challenger EDGE Pro after testing it for weeks.

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Review Summary

The TT eSports Challenger Edge Pro RGB Gaming Keyboard is a feature-rich gaming keyboard with plunger switches, customizable RGB lighting, and a unique design. Ideal for gamers and beginners, it offers a tactile feel similar to mechanical switches. While it may not suit users who are prioritizing a low-profile design or a quieter typing experience, its overall performance and feature set make it a compelling choice for gaming enthusiasts.

Hours Tested: 1.5 Weeks
Tech4Gamers Performance Award

  • Design - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performence - 8/10
    8/10
  • Value - 7/10
    7/10
  • Features - 8/10
    8/10

Pros

  • Tactile feels similar to mechanical switches.
  • Unique design elements, including a floating keycap design and aluminum overlay.
  • Multimedia keys, including dedicated ones.
  • Detachable wrist rest for added comfort.
  • 19-key anti-ghosting functionality.

Cons

  • Not suitable for users prioritizing a low-profile design.
  • Plunger switches may produce some noise, not ideal for those sensitive to noise.

TT eSports sent us their Challenger EDGE Pro, a keyboard with plunger switches designed to give users the tactile feel of mechanical switches. It boasts true 16.8M RGB lighting per key and a sleek floating key design with a stunning LED area under the aluminum surface. Beyond the aesthetics, it offers features like macro recording, a full key locking mechanism, and 19-key over. Let’s dive into what this keyboard brings to the gaming experience.


Key Takeaways

  • The TT eSports Challenger Edge Pro RGB Gaming Keyboard is a feature-rich gaming keyboard with plunger switches, 16.8M RGB lighting, and unique design elements.
  • It is ideal for gamers and beginners seeking a gaming keyboard with customizable RGB lighting, macro functionality, and a tactile feel similar to mechanical switches.
  • It is not suitable for users who prioritize a low-profile design without dedicated multimedia keys or those who prefer a quieter keyboard, as the plunger switches may produce some noise.

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Let’s begin with the specifications.

TT eSPORTS Challenger EDGE Pro Specifications
Color BLACK
Number of Macro Keys NO
Number of Game Profiles ONE
Graphical UI YES
Weight 1034 GRAMS
Dimensions 428 X 199 X 42 MM
Interface YES / 19 KEY ROLLOVER (USB)
On-Board Memory Size YES
Polling Rate 1000 HZ
Backlight 16.8 MILLION RGB COLORS
Wrist Rest YES / DETACHABLE
Multimedia Keys 5
Cable Length 1.8 M
Key Lifespan 20 MILLION CLICKS
Switch Type PLUNGER SWITCH
Switch Name TTESPORTS PLUNGER SWITCH

Packaging and Unboxing

The keyboard comes in a stylish cardboard box in red and black colors.

Design

The Tt esports Challenger Edge Pro RGB Gaming keyboard has impressive features, making it an excellent choice in its price range. Tt eSPORTS introduces the Challenger Series as the go-to gaming keyboard for beginners. The Professional Edition RGB boasts a floating keycap design, a detachable handrest, and a 16.8 million color RGB backlight with thirteen backlight modes, allowing players to customize their gaming atmosphere. Additionally, it includes built-in backlight modes for various game genres like FPS, MMO, MOBA, RTS, and more, making it a versatile choice for different types of gamers.

The Challenger EDGE Professional RGB features a unique aluminum overlay design and a high-quality piston-structured switch for optimal gaming performance. The floating design enhances aesthetics and prevents dust accumulation, simplifying the cleaning process. Despite its compact profile, the keyboard includes multimedia keys, both dedicated and non-dedicated. The keycaps are slim and made of ABS double-shot material.

Tt eSPORTS Challenger EDGE Pro RGB Gaming Keyboard
Navigation Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Moving to the top side of the keyboard, there are multimedia keys, including a mute key and a volume rocker. LED indicators display the status of the numpad, caps lock, and scroll lock. The Tt eSPORTS brand logo is prominently displayed above the arrow keys. The arrow and additional keys above them provide dual functions when combined with the Fn key. The main keyboard section follows a standard layout with function keys, backspace, and enter keys, providing a familiar experience for users.

The keyboard utilizes Plunger Switches from Thermaltake, offering a mechanical keyboard feel without the high cost. With a 2.4mm trigger keyway and 50g pressing force, users can experience the tactile feedback of mechanical switches. The aluminum top plate, transparent window, and suspended key design contribute to stunning visual effects, creating an appealing aesthetic within its price range.

PRO TIP: Take advantage of the customizable RGB lighting and macro functionality to enhance your gaming experience and create a visually striking gaming setup.

The keyboard boasts 19-key anti-ghosting functionality, covering common gameplay keys and ensuring precise input. This feature, combined with the overall design and switch quality, positions the Challenger EDGE Pro RGB as a reliable and versatile mechanical gaming keyboard that caters to the needs of both beginners and experienced gamers alike.

Looking at the keyboard’s backside reveals a sticker with essential information, such as the keyboard model and the Tt eSPORTS logo. The keyboard operates on 5V DC with a maximum current of 200 mA. To enhance user experience, the keyboard includes surface raisers on the top side, providing a comfortable typing and gaming angle over extended periods. Rubber paddings on the bottom side prevent slipping and surface scratches. With its three rubber paddings, the detachable wrist pad adds to the overall stability and comfort, ensuring a pleasant gaming or typing experience.

A detachable wrist pad with a solid structure enhances user comfort and can be easily attached or removed. The keyboard’s backside features essential details, including the model and power requirements. The keyboard takes a maximum of 5V DC and 200 mA, using a USB connector for power. Surface raisers on the top provide an ergonomic typing angle, while rubber paddings on the bottom prevent scratches.

Examining the bottom side of the keyboard showcases its thoughtful design. Two rubber paddings and two slide-ins at the bottom secure the keyboard while the wrist pad attaches seamlessly. Small rubber paddings on the top side can be used for users who prefer a flat configuration instead of surface raisers. The USB connector is the power source for the Challenger EDGE Pro RGB, offering convenient compatibility with various devices.

RGB Lighting

Let’s check out the awesome feature of this keyboard – per-key backlighting with 16.8 million colors and 13 color effects. You can control the lighting in two ways: use key combinations like Fn + F9-F12, PrtSc, ScrLK, Pause, Ins, Home, PgUp, Del, End, PgDn, or use the easy software provided by Tt eSPORTS.

The user can turn off the LED lights altogether, though I don’t see why he would deprive himself or herself of such stunning lighting implementation. This is not it. The esports challenger edge pro review has also defined pre-configured color combinations for the particular gaming style. These are:-

  • FPS 1
  • FPS 2
  • MMO
  • MOBA
  • RTS

Each of these presets has its own lighting colors and lighting effects. Here are a few pictures for your eye pleasure.

Software

Tt eSPORTS offers user-friendly software, Tt eSPORTS GAMING SOFTWARE V1.0, with a simple interface. The software displays a dynamic keyboard image on the right side, showing color and lighting effects. The top right features the Tt eSPORTS logo. Lighting effects are controlled in the black box on the left.

A drop-down box at the bottom left offers Normal Mode and Gaming Mode options, with Gaming Mode allowing macro recording. The Lighting checkbox on the top left has pre-defined color effects. Customize Zone provides gaming color effects. To record a Macro, select Gaming Mode, click Key Assignment, choose a key, and assign actions.

WARNING: If you prioritize a low-profile design or prefer a quieter typing experience, the plunger switches on this keyboard may not be suitable for your preferences.

 

Should You Buy It?

Following a comprehensive analysis of TT eSPORTS Challenger EDGE Pro, my judgment is:

Buy It If:

You’re a Gaming Enthusiast: If you are a gamer or a beginner seeking a gaming keyboard packed with features like customizable RGB lighting, macro functionality, and a tactile feel resembling mechanical switches, this keyboard could be a great fit for your gaming setup.

You Appreciate Aesthetics: If you appreciate a unique design, the keyboard offers a floating keycap design, an aluminum overlay, and eye-catching LED lighting effects that can add a visually striking element to your gaming station.

You Value Convenience: For users who value convenience, multimedia keys, including dedicated ones, and a detachable wrist rest for added comfort during extended gaming sessions make this keyboard a compelling option.

Don’t Buy It If:

You Prefer Low-Profile: If you prioritize a low-profile design and can forgo dedicated multimedia keys, this keyboard may not align with your design preferences.

You’re Sensitive to Noise: For those who prefer a quieter typing experience, the plunger switches on this keyboard may produce some noise during use, which could be a potential drawback.

You Prefer Simplicity: If you don’t see the need for customizable RGB lighting and advanced gaming features and prefer a simpler keyboard setup, you might find this keyboard more than you require.

Final Words

TT eSPORTS Challenger EDGE Pro has a unique aluminum design and quality switch for great gaming performance. Its floating design avoids dust accumulation and makes cleaning easy. The keyboard is compact with multimedia keys, including dedicated ones. It uses Thermaltake’s Plunger Switch for a mechanical feel without the cost. The keyboard has a detachable wrist pad and customizable lighting with 16.8 million colors. Some keys may feel hard initially but become easier with regular use. Overall, it offers a feature-rich gaming experience.

I thank the Tt eSPORTS for allowing me to review their Challenger Edge Pro RGB Gaming Keyboard. I had trouble with the software, leading to exceptional customer support from the Tt eSPORTS. They quickly provided me with the solution.

Recent Updates:


  • February 24, 2024: A few text changes to improve readability. Also added image galleries.

 
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