Date: January 22nd, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Saitek
<--SHOP FOR A SAITEK ECLIPSE II ILLUMINATED KEYBOARD HERE
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES (From Saitek)
The Eclipse II keyboard gives you a choice of backlighting colours – purple, red and blue – adjustable via a dimmer mechanism. Key characters and keypad illuminate making the Eclipse II ideal for use in any lighting environment.
Solidly constructed from high quality materials, including a stylish silver casing, the Eclipse II's weighted base and large area rubber feet keep it firmly planted to the desk, while cushioned, silent keys mean hours of fatigue-free use.
Key characters and keypad illuminate through laser-etched keys
Media keys for volume control, play/pause and skip tracks
Variable backlighting adjusts through dimmer mechanism
Angle adjustment and extendable wrist rest for maximum comfort to suit the way you type
Weighted base with large area rubber feet to keep keyboard securely planted to the desk
Quiet, cushioned keys for hours of stress-free use
Familiar 104 key layout
Works with Windows XP, XP64 & 2000
The thrifty shopper will find that they can pick up this keyboard for around US$55-$60. For that hard earned money you will receive the following,
You will receive a small owner's manual, a pamphlet with technical support numbers and addresses along with a wrist support for the keyboard base.
And other than that you will receive your keyboard complete with an attached six foot long USB cable. This keyboard has to be plugged into a powered USB slot so you can take advantage of its' built in illumination. What illumination you might ask, well, I will show you in the upcoming two pages.
First impressions are very good. This keyboard has a good amount of heft and is built extremely well. This keyboard makes my old Logitech wireless keyboard feel like a soggy noodle. Overall, I am hoping this positive trend continues.