Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard
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Works fine, software doesn't
J. Griffith, Amazon
11 January 2013
Summary: The keyboard feels good, the macro buttons have a good click and responsiveness, and the knobs turn well. However hardware-wise, the backlight can't be turned off without opening the board up and soldering a switch in. Usually both Razer and Microsoft keyboards are more thought out than that but this is a huge oversight. It's not too bright but doesn't light the keys up which would make it just that much better.
Summary: I tend to buy things based on price and reviews. I don't like spending a ton of money on something that'll be obsolete in a year, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I wanted a simple backlit keyboard and this was on sale (cheaper than current price). The backlight works great; I can see the keys just right even in total darkness. The keyboard is wider than avg b/c of the extra keys.
Summary: Let me start with the pros. Pro: 1) Affordable 2) Blue LED Illumination. 3) Easy to type on. 4) Programmable buttons. 5) Great Software. Now, for the good stuff. Cons: 1) Useless side buttons. They are easy to hit. They put a Eject CD button right next to the enter on the keypad. 2) Blue LED does NOT turn off. There is no option to turn it off. The software doesn't have anything either. 3) Top of the keyboard attracts dust and gets scratched up WAY too easily.
Nice backlit keyboard with extra features, lackluster drivers/USB support
Christopher C. Atkins, Amazon
7 July 2007
Summary: (updated 11/21/2008) This is a great keyboard. After a month of use, I've gotten used to the extra keys (at first, I was pressing macro keys instead of Ctrl/Shift) and I love the visual impact of its sleek design. The "throw" of the keys is perfect -- not too much like a membrane, and fairly quiet, but just the right amount of tactile response. The backlighting is similarly impressive, enabling you to type/play in the dark (even touch-typists need to see, sometimes).