Thermaltake is a name we usually associate with a chassis, power supply or cooling system. When considering buying a keyboard, most don’t think about Thermaltake. Choosing a keyboard is non-trivial, with little differentiation between one keyboard and the next, since the button layout is generally the same. Even hotkeys have become standard, with most keyboards having hotkeys for internet, email and volume at the least. In order to assert its excellence, the Thermaltake Soprano Aluminum Keyboard will have to excel in the only major differentiating factor, feel.
The keyboard comes in a plain white box, with a sleeve around it, wrapped in plastic. The sleeve has a picture of the keyboard on the front, and more details about the product on the back. The backing has a list of features and various pictures highlighting different areas of the board. All of the major writing on the packaging is in English, with one sentence in eight other languages directing users to www.thermaltake.com for more information about the product. After sliding off the sleeve, we reveal a plain white box with the Thermaltake logo. Opening this box reveals the keyboard, wrapped in bubble wrap, and sealed in plastic, with the USB cable neatly held together with a twist-tie. The keyboard also comes with a user manual, which describes some of the features, along with the warranty and repair information.