Summary: I bought the SteelSeries Shift Keyboard so that I could use the Cataclysm Keyset to play World of Warcraft. I have a brand new Core i7/Nvidia computer. When I first connected the keyboard, the Q, Tab, and 1 keys did not respond at all (all the other keys worked). I proceeded to download the SteelSeries Engine Software (which reports compatibility with Windows 8) and installed it. The software does not detect the keyboard.
Summary: I absolutely loved this keyboard....until yesterday when the spacebar quit working. The media functions on the side took a while to get used to so I wouldn't accidentally hit them. Keysets were hit and miss when it came to compatibility, but I ended up not using the keysets I bought after discovering that I missed my number pad too much.
Summary: My bad rating is due to false advertising. They advertise that the zboard keysets will work with the shift....they do NOT! I have three of them that I tested. They even told me back in may that the battlefield 2 keyset would work on the new software update....another lie! I would stay away if this is something you are intending on doing. However, the keyboard works fine as a keyboard.