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 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: 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!
Summary: I bought this keyboard back when I was in 9th grade of high school. That was roughly 2005/2006. Now it is august 2012, roughly 7 years later. This keyboard is absolutely great. Not a single sign of wear on any of the keys, the back light still works as it should, not a single issue with the keys sticking. I own two of these, both in blue.
Summary: Love this keyboard. Easy to see at night. Keys are responsive and of standard size and layout. It has a nice solid feel to it and has so far held up for four years with no signs of slowing down.
awesome keyboard but not for $100 - $200 - seller is smoking crack
John M Howard "J", Amazon
19 February 2012
Summary: it IS an awesome keyboard and besides being back-lit, it's fairly quiet so it doesnt wake her up when i'm working/chatting/gaming. but even if this model is out of production, the seller is on some serious drugs if they want $200+ for a new one. paid $20.00 for mine.
Summary: I've owned my Eclipse for four years as of Christmas 2010. It has survived four moves, two computer systems, lots of dust, sweat and debris. The lights are still as bright as the first power on. The keys have a distinct click as I type which I enjoy fully. Only a small patch of paint on the space bar has worn off, but after four years of gaming and general use, it's quite alright in my eyes.
Summary: I absolutely love this keyboard. I have had it for 2 years now, and it is still working well. I love that I can see what I am doing without having tons of lights on in the house. And I absolute hate using my other computer b/c I can never see the keyboard very well! I guess I need to get another one, because I am so spoiled to this keyboard, ha!