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 PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Once you press the keyboard illumination button, this keyboard's eye candy will come to life.
Pressing the button will allow you to select between the three colors seen above. You have the choice between blue, red and purple or you can turn the lighting off altogether. The brightness can be controlled by the illuminated dial and can be adjusted to suit the lighting conditions in your environment. I found the lighting even to be pleasant when the office had all the lights turned on. Blue seemed to be my pick of the lot during work and gameplay. Red made me angry (grrrr) and purple, let's just say I had an overwhelming feeling to bake cookies and knit a sweater *cough*.
The keyboard's laser etched keys allowed for light to not only illuminate around the keys, but through the keys as well. BTW, anyone see my yarn and cookies sheets *looks around the office*.
On each side of the keyboard there is an illuminated bar that floods the surrounding area with light. It is a very attractive addition that not only allows the keyboard to be illuminated, but illuminates the surrounding work/play area as well. They are brighter than you think.
And of course you have the illuminated ring around the brightness control knob I talked about earlier. Anyone seen my oven mitts?