Summary: Don't bother with the knock offs. It's form not quality they seem.
Pros: This keyboard has lasted for almost a decade; and is still going strong. The only thing that has broken is one of the kickstands, but some superglue can fix that. Backlight still is going fairly strong. All the function keys is still work. No keys have faded, and this keyboard has seen regular us...
Cons: It's not mechanical, which for gamers is a con. So I knocked an egg purely just for that. The only other con is that the backlighting doesn't go through the keys, the letters are solid and don't allow the glow through. So even though backlit, the keys can be hard to see at night compared to other...
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: Should I ever go to a lan party again, I'll expect some oohs and aahs.
Pros: Works great. Looks cool. Blue LEDs make typing in the dark a no-brainer.
Cons: Viewing the keyboard at a low-enough angle, the characters on the keys can still be hard to make out. This is especially true of the smaller fonts, like on the Function keys, which all look generally like blue blurs. But this is something I can definitely live with for such a solid keyboard.
Summary: The volume up/down/mute buttons are confusing since the placement and arrangement don't make the most sense at first. The designer of this keyboard should have taken an idea from Microsoft. The VOLUP button should be above the VOLDOWN, and not left/right positioning...
Pros: TYPING feels enjoyable but the keys feel slightly stiff. The BACKLIGHTS have three modes; bright, medium, and off. The SPACEBAR has a slice through the middle of it so the backlight can shine through, very awesome. This keyboard won't be knocked off your desk very easily because it is very sturdy...
Cons: DARKNESS rules the north eastern region of this keyboard, the following keys are pretty dark and unreadable from my position; Page up, Page Down, Print screen is the darkest, scroll lock, pause break, num lock, etc. This keyboard didn't impress anyone but myself unfortunately.
Summary: Maybe I am not use to it. Gonna try it for a while longer. I think a keyboard is like a mouse, you need to try it before you buy it.
Pros: Not a bad keyboard, but not the best either. Keys feel good. Looks nice. Does what it is suppose to do.
Cons: The blue lighting isn't the greatest. I think it makes the keys hard to read looking from an angle. Wish the keyboard would tilt a little more, top keys feel like you have to reach for them. No sleep button.
Summary: I had this keyboard before, and was sad when I ruined it (stupid water cup). Hadn't found a decent substitute, so I just went with a replacement. Doesn't hurt that the blue light matches the new LED case fan!