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. William, Unfortunately the entire line of ZEngine devices (Merc, Merc Stealth and Zboard) are incompatible with Windows 8. The software is licensed to us and because of this will not be remade for Windows 8. ZEngine is still fully compatible with all other versions of Windows.
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. Now I already owned the Ideazon Fang gamepad and I had nothing but love for how it enhanced my gameplay, so when I found out that there was a kepboard with the gamepad built in I was estatic. The pros: The buit in gamepad is ergonomically designed and fits the hand well.
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! The only downsides to this otherwise awesome keyboard is the fact that in order to use the following keys:(Find, Home, PgUp, My Comp, Ins, End, PgDn, Show Desk, Del, Cut, Copy, Paste), you have to turn off numlock and the...
Summary: I'm a big fan of Ideazon products. I previously owned their Zboard, but had some problems with it. The Merc Stealth, though, that solves all the problems I had and then some. On the positive side of things, the keyboard is responsive, with solid keys and good action. A complete, full-sized QWERTY board sits next to a pad of game specific keys, allowing easy transition from gaming to typing without any problems.
nice keyboard, but it takes a while to get used to it
husker "Powered by iNsEcTO!", Amazon
11 February 2009
Summary: great keyboard, it takes a while to get used to the game pad , but you will --the illumination is awesome, the only con i see is the merged numeric pad with the navigation pad, you have to be activating and deactivating the block if you wanna use one or the other, a little annoying if are accustomed to delete files with the DEL key and type numbers with that numeric pad.but i think you will get used to it too.
Summary: I wanted this keyboard to play a few games, WOW, being one of them. The keyboard takes some getting used to. You have to use more force to type and the normal keyboard part is not so normal. As for the gaming keypad, the main problem I have is the keys are too close together. I am a woman with average sized hands. A man with larger hands would have a real problem.
Summary: The number pad is combined with the functions keys:Delete, Cut, Copy, Insert, End, Page Down, Find, Home, Page up. It is one of the best I have seen, just do not care for that feature! If they would have kept the nine keys above the arrow keys on a normal keyboard. This product would be killer! I use the number pad alot, and the nine keys, but having to turn one on, and one off is a pain. So I'm trying to training myself just to use the numbers above the letters.
Summary: Summary: Excellent gaming keyboard, if the angle of the left-hand pad works for you. Not so great for normal typing / office applications. Very high quality and good feel overall. Pros: 1) Works exactly as advertised. 2) High quality manufacturing impression. 3) Excellent tactile feedback. 4) Very attractive and functional backlighting system. 5) Versatile programming software.
Summary: I really love this keyboard. The 3 colors to choose from and 3 brightness levels suit my purposes perfectly! I do have to say that they could've used a brighter blue - even on its brightest blue setting, the keys appear somewhat soft & fuzzy to my eyes. Both the red and purple options appear nice and sharp though. I don't do much gaming, but it already had my "OBLIVION" game profile included in the software that comes with it!