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-- Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: dave303
-- Posted on: 2006-11-23
-- Price: ~ $69.99 USD
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Xoxide.com was nice enough to send me the new version of the Saitek Eclipse
II keyboard
to look at and review.  As I had purchased the original Eclipse
this summer, I have grown fond of how well the keyboard responds to my light
typing.  Apart from using the new keyboard to write this review, I used it
to work on some other programs for my real job just to make sure that it
works as well as I expected.

I think the UPS guy is getting tired of coming to my house or was having a bad day. On Monday, when the box arrived, there was a nice big hole in the side.  However, this wasn't a big deal since the packaging was done rather well.

The keyboard box was not even touched and appeared cosmetically perfect, so I didn't need to call someone to complain about damaged goods.  As always, I take pictures as things first come in to make sure they are in good order when they arrive.

One of the highlights of the new version is that there are multiple backlight colors: Blue, Red, and Purple.

A first look at the keyboard shows that the shape has become more traditional; the feet no longer stick out as much as they used to, and media keys have been added on the top right hand side.  Additionally, there is also a new dial to adjust the brightness of the backlighting.

The wrist rest still attaches with the same type of clips as before and can be adjusted in or out depending on your preference.

A closer look at the clips (the keyboard is on the top.)

The corners/feet of the keyboard have large non-slip rubber pads to ensure that the keyboard doesn't shift even under the most enthusiastic gaming. The folding feet to raise the back of the keyboard are not the typical small ones.

Here, the keyboard is set up to get a better look at all the options.

Before we go on with the review, let's set out the stated specifications:

  • Key characters and keypad illuminate through laser-etched keys
  • Media keys for volume control, play/pause, and skip forward/back
  • User adjustable variable backlighting
  • Angle adjustment and extendable wrist rest for customizable comfort
  • Weighted base with large area rubber feet keep the keyboard securely in place
  • Unique combination of solid construction and stylish, sleek design
  • Quiet, cushioned keys for hours of stress-free use
  • Familiar 104 key layout

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