Excerpt: I don't remember why I had decided to replace my old 'vanilla' keyboard, but I am so glad I did. I have seen other keyboards that had 'quick hit' buttons to take you directly to your e-mail or to a favorite page, but I didn't need anything like that and would not have used them. I know enough about computers that I could probably open my control panel and troubleshoot a priniting problem faster than I could have set up the one touch print button in the first place.
Excerpt: Although it's not completely mushy, the Saitek Eclipse is a soft feeling keyboard and its great to use. I was in need of a new keyboard and I saw it for $20 on sale and I decided to jump on the wagon. It was a great purchase. I have the red led version(which is also better for your eyes!
Excerpt: I enjoy gaming on my computer, many days playing late into the night. I would usually turn out the light in the computer room when my wife went to bed so that it didn't shine in through the vent over the door. This however caused some problems with hitting the right keys on the keyboard. Although I use the computer a lot I am by no means a touch typist, I have to look at the keybnoard to see what I'm typing.
Excerpt: Needed a new keyboard for my PC so went to Walmart and bought the cheapest in-store model they had. What a mistake! Hated the flat keys and the keyboard itself gave out on me soon after I purchased it. After doing some on-line research I settled on the Saitek Eclipse II. Turned out to be one of the best purchases I have made for my PC! This keyboard is totally awesome!
Excerpt: I really wanted to like this keyboard but it has simply fallen short. First, before I forget, what's the deal with no Play / Pause button? Isn't that a fairly standard button these days? The Volume Up + Down + Mute buttons are nice. But those are the only 'bonus' buttons you get. Come on... Here's my BIG issue though: The Lights. They are fairly useless. Sure, they light up, but they don't light up the characters on the keys very much at all.
Excerpt: The Saitek Eclipse Illuminated keyboard works just as expected. There are 3 settings for the illuminated effect - off, bright, and dim. I use the keyboard everyday and so far I have had no stuck keys and no problems at all. What else is there to say? It is a minimalistic design with no extra fancy keys lining the side and top apart from volume and mute controls in the upper right hand corner.
Excerpt: I ahve had this keyboard for almost eight years now and I still cannot stop singing its praises. The keys are very responsive (especially the jumbo sized spacebar!). But perhaps the best feature of this keyboard is its blue LED backlight. The light has three levels: High, Medium, and off which can be changed via the LED key right next to the volume control keys.
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.