Hardware Review: Turtle Beach Impact 700 Premium Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

The Turtle Beach Impact 700 premium backlit mechanical keyboard debuts the gaming headset manufacturer’s PC jump, and I have to say they hit this one out of the park!

The Impact 700 uses laser-engraved keycaps with adjustable soft glow to bright multiple illumination modes. I found the illumitation modes fun to play around with. There are nine modes; four control-specific illumination spots allow users to customize the style of their device by lighting up certain spots on the keyboard, and the other five control the illumination’s brightness and pulse. The keyboard features are all housed inside a stable steel-mounted chassis constructed for maximum durability.

The keyboard includes another feature I find very useful – a 3.5 mm jack and two powered usb data hubs for direct headset and mouse connection as well as active audio-passthrough. This is incredibly useful considering that all of the USB ports included in my tower are filled. The Impact 700 keyboard requires two usb ports; however, it comes with an added usb port in the keyboard. I can now unplug my mouse and headset from my PC freeing up two ports for the Impact 700, and I still have the two ports from the keyboard for my headset and mouse.

The Impact 700 comes with a collection of extra gamer caps  – eleven to be exact – and also a metal keycap puller. The added keycaps allow you to make the keyboard unique and your own. The Keycap puller will make removing the keycaps safe and easy preventing you from using an other tool that might ruin or scratch any of the keycaps.

The Impact 700 by Turtle Beach is just the beginning of what I think will be a series of amazing PC keyboards. I have had a lot of fun with this keyboard whether it is for gaming or just everyday usage. I highly recommend this to any type of computer gamer – beginner or advanced. Turtle Beach has truly made gaming easy with the Impact 700 mechanical keyboard.


  • Richard Booth

    Rich has been involved in the gaming industry for over ten years, working with such companies as Jace Hall ShowTwin Galaxies and Nintendojo. He began GamesRelated in order to bring positivity to gaming journalism. Much of what is out today is completely negative, and GR aims to be the place where that stops and the news is simply reported.