Summary: If I have to I will pay the 200 bucks that a new one is going for on bid site. The Steel Series ones seem to not be as tuff as the Orginal Merc Stealth
Pros: Best Keyboard ever. Mine is over 9 years old and never one problem. Spilled Mt Dew all over the thing it cleaned up perfect. Compleatly reprogram any key to what ever you want including macros with timedelays
Cons: none other than I want a new one for back up just in case
Summary: Ergo/progamable 3 colors! This came out years ago still ticking after 3k-4k of hours of gaming usage! Highly recommend! Very good for all the hours of pro level gaming I did/do(GF gets pissy) so cutting back ;)
Summary: It has been almost 4 years since I purchased this gaming keyboard. No letters fade out, no unresponsive keys... nothing: it keeps rocking and making my enthusiatic gaming passion go on without issues. Highly recommended!
Summary: After installing Windows 8 I attempted to install the ZEngine and midway though the setup the system would stop with a Violation error and reboot. I contacted Steelseries support and received this.
Summary: I bought this keyboard to try and make playing games more comfortable and fun, and while it does that at the cost of having weird productive keys placement (the whole home end del key problem everyone else complains about), you're probably better off just going with a logitech g13 or other similar...
Summary: I have played Call of Duty with this keyboard for about 4 years now. It works great. I like blue and purple better than red because they are brighter. The keys are not very quiet but do not disturb me. If you game a lot with one key ("W and Shift")the rubber will wear off a little, no big deal.
Summary: The Merc stealth is in my oppinion the best gaming console out there. For me there were two main insentives for buying this device. First was the built in gaming pad, second was the backlit keyboard.
Summary: I bought this keyboard to play games easier. It definitely does that. The software comes with a HUGE number of presets. You just select the game and jump in. Even better, it has a setting to detect the game and it switches the controls automatically!