Summary: Appearance: Brushed anodized metal (mostly; we'll get back to that), the lack of a bezel gives the board the appearance of floating keys. White LEDs are bright - I usually leave set to 66% (Lights are adjustable 0-33-66-100%). Easy to clean, as compressed air at the bottom row is sufficient to blow any stray dust out the top.
Summary: If you have never experienced a mechanical key keyboard you will be impressed at the quality, especially of this Corsair keyboard as the frame is aluminum - very sturdy and well made. Could not bee more impressed with one exception, I was let down by finding that the area surrounding the programmable "G" keys is not aluminum but plastic. Don't know why they did that when everything else is so rock solid and high quality.
Pros: Brilliant response. Makes typing fun. Best gaming keyboard I have ever owned. Great back lighting, love how well built this thing is.
Cons: The only con is that it is loud, BUT this is expected from all mechanical keyboards. I brought it into work one day, but brought it home at the end of the day because I did not want to annoy the hell out of the people that work near me. However a couple of my co-workers were in awe that they have never seen a high end mechanical keyboard lol.