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Saitek Eclipse
6.9 out of 10

Saitek Eclipse

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Overall 2
2.0

A poor quality keyboard with many faults.

John I., Newegg
31 December 2012
  • Summary: Avoid it, consider yourself warned.
  • Pros: It lasted a bit over a year, through ample use of superglue.
  • Cons: The keyboard is downright flimsy, cheap plastic connections that break under any real use with ease, the superglue I used for some odd 40 repairs actually improved the durability beyond the original design. The plastic connectors under the keys broke regularly. Expect to pay the keyboard's cost i...
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Overall 2
2.0

Dissappointing piece of hardware

Kirt S., Newegg
29 August 2011
  • Summary: I will not buy another Saitek product ever again.
  • Pros: Nice back lighting with three settings (low, high, & off).
  • Cons: Of all the components in a computer system, the keyboard is probably the last one you'd expect to ever stop functioning. I've had many different keyboards over the years (IBM, Logitech, Microsoft, etc.) and this one has to be the worst. The paint wore off of the keys making them unreadable and al...
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Overall 2
2.0

Arrived broken

Phil H., Newegg
10 April 2010
  • Pros: Takes up comparatively little space on the desktop.
  • Cons: Doesn't work. My keyboard arrived with an internal electrical contact broken, so the top row of keys (Q through P) didn't work, except for T and Y in the center. The backlighting doesn't show through the upper keys very well, and the manufacture of the keys is so shoddy that irregularities in pai...
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Overall 2
2.0

Repeating keys issue

Anonymous, Newegg
25 March 2010
  • Summary: Researched this problem and it is/was widespread on the internet at the time of release (c. 2007). I wouldn't recommend this keyboard to anyone. Better off springing for a Logitech!
  • Pros: Quiet typing. Nice backlight
  • Cons: Repeats keys. Toggles mute. Opens search window. Basically the thing is possessed. Can replicate this on ANY computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nice until lights starting going bad....

Dale J., Newegg
10 February 2010
  • Summary: Pretty neat for the money. Useless for my intended purpose with having only 1/2 lit.
  • Pros: Lighting was cool, able to work late without having the bedroom lights on. Decent key feel. Handy volume controls. Forcing me to learn to type better now that 1/2 the keyboard is dark :-)
  • Cons: 1/2 the keyboard is unlit after 3 months. Another month has passed and still *** NO RESPONSE FROM SAITEK SUPPORT EMAIL***
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Overall 2
2.0

Absolutley one of the biggest pieces of junk I've ever owned!

MARK B., Newegg
25 January 2010
  • Summary: Very disappointing, because everything else about this keyboard I REALLY like. I wanted a keyboard that looked nice sitting next to my Twelve Hundred case. And that's exactly what I got. Looks nice! Too bad I can't use it!!!
  • Pros: I wanted a backlit keyboard that complimented my new Antic Twelve Hundred case. This keyboard looks like is was made for the Twelve Hundered. It really looks nice.
  • Cons: With in a few months some of the keys became almost impossible to press down, unless you were exactly centered on them. If you finger was a little off to the right of left of dead center, it could take as much as 15 lbs of pressure to get the key to move. If you are pressing on the edge of the ke...
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Overall 2
2.0

Paint wears off fast

William P., Newegg
29 December 2009
  • Summary: Perhaps, if someone else gets on of these, try using clear fingernail polish or something similar to keep the paint on longer. Not sure if that will work however. Lack of response from customer support should be an indicator to all buyers to avoid this product.
  • Pros: Basic keyboard with volume up and down, mute and brightness control. Looks nice and the blue light is adjustable. It is a black keyboard that has some smart looks and matches black pc systems, and adds some flair with the blue letters.
  • Cons: The paint on the keys started wearing off in less than 2 weeks. I also noticed some of the keys are requiring more pressure to register. I have a can of compressed air at my desk that I use to keep the board clean and checked to ensure there was not something retarding the travel of the keystroke...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy!!!

Brad R., Newegg
23 December 2009
  • Summary: I never ate food or drank while using this keyboard so i dont why the keys are failing so early. I hoping I can get a refund and get a nice Logitech keyboard :D
  • Pros: Overall Layout, Backlight,
  • Cons: The Keys that work Feel Cheap, some function keys dont come back up after pushing them, the caps lock key is binding up. I owned this for about 2 months and the keys are already starting to fail. If it was a $15 keyboard I would understand, but for the price its unacceptable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pick something else!

Anonymous, Newegg
20 December 2009
  • Summary: I like the low profile design and the blue light, but it a keyboard doesn't register keystrokes, what good is it? Do yourself a favor and get something else.
  • Pros: Good design, no paint flaking or wearing off of keys. Nice slime design, blue light is subtle and nice.
  • Cons: Numbers on keypad do not register when typing. If you are typing in numbers, you need to slow down and really hit each key, and this doesn't mean it will show up even then. Most times have to repeatedly hit a number key to get it to enter.
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Overall 2
2.0

Saitek Eclipse Keyboard

thetoolman6616, Rate it all!
11 August 2009
  • Summary: No matter how this keyboard looks or feels there is just no excuse for the paint coming off the keys. I have it for about eight months now and about five keys are starting to go. I only use the keyboard moderately so I can't even imagine what it would be like for someone who would use it heavily.
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