Summary: I bought this thing some time ago, but have not gotten to review it until now. This lapse in time is a good thing though, and allows me to understand the keyboard a bit better. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about this thing, and in fact I am writing this review with it. I purchased it to help me out when I'm using the PC into the wee-hours of the morning.
Summary: Keyboard arrived before estimated arrival date, and was shipped in good packaging. Was as advertised and works well. Keyboard is responsive and easy to type on, works well for typing and gaming. Backlighting is clear and keys are visable in any light. Users of MAC keyboards should take note however, because of the spacing, I often hit 7 instead of 8, but thats probably just me, and a. Cursory glance at what I'm typing makes it only the slightest thought.
Summary: For me it was simply a matter of saving energy. My kids would need the bright living room light to see the keyboard at night so I purchased this keyboard to the use of the bright light would no longer be needed and it saves energy for the household!
Summary: The Saitek Eclipse is exactly the keyboard I was looking to buy. I wanted a sturdy keyboard that was comfortable to type on and had backlighting. I did not want a bunch of extra buttons I'd never use but would have to pay for anyway. It's plenty bright enough to read all the buttons in the dark, so the backlighting isn't worthless like it is on some cheaper backlit keyboards.
Summary: I've only had this keyboard for about a week now but it is an amazing keyboard, exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for 2 things while searching for a new Keyboard to replace my old Logisys mulitmedia illuminated keyboard. I wanted something simple and something with some backlighting so this keyboard really fit the bill as it is like most any other generic keyboard as it has minimal multimedia and doesn't require any special software, the backlighting on it is...
Summary: I am using this keyboard even now. It is highly responsive, has wonderful lighting, and a very ergonomic design. The only down side is that I wish it had more colors than just blue for the back lighting.
Summary: Illumination so dim as to be entirely useless, which was the reason I got the keyboard. Otherwise, the keyboard functions fine, but is no better than my stock Dell keyboard, and therefore not worth the price. I took it apart to replace the LEDs with brighter ones, and discovered that there are only FIVE tiny surface-mount LEDS on a strand lighting the entire keyboard. There should be at least twice that number.
Summary: I purchased this keyboard almost exactly six months ago with the desire of making late night/in-the-dark gaming sessions on the PC much easier. I have to say I was quite impressed. With a completely dark room the only things lit were my monitor and the blue, little letters on the keyboard.
Yes, I know. It's just a keyboard. It doesn't transform into anything cool or fire lazers, but, for what it is, it's rather cool.
Summary: I've had the Saitek Eclipse Keyboard for over a month and so far so good. There aren't any signs of wear and tear or anything with at about 2-3 hours of use a day. The blue lighting is plenty bright, can be dimmed, and also can turn off with press of a button. Typing is relatively quiet and has a pretty nice feel to it.