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Eclipse Litetouch Keyboard

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  • Soft touch palm rest
  • Slim profile: A full sized keyboard for a compact space
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Technical Details

Style: Wired
  • Brand Name: Mad Catz
  • Model: ECB43002N002/06/1
  • Connectivity Technology: USB
  • Color Name: One Color
  • Form Factor: Slim
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Product Details

Style: Wired
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 9.8 x 1.6 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003CQD8YO
  • Item model number: ECB43002N002/06/1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Style: Wired

Product Description

Eclipse Litetouch Keyboard

From the Manufacturer

litetouch™ keyboard

Sharing the majority of features of its wireless variant, the Eclipse litetouch Keyboard has been designed specifically for desktop operation. With its metal finish, top cabinet and quiettouch™ low profile backlit scissor keys; the Eclipse litetouch Keyboard proves an eye catching addition to any office or study setting.

With the same touch sensitive LCD 3-in-1 touch panel as found on the wireless litetouch Keyboard, you can access media, surf the internet or perform office tasks at a touch of a button.

a touch of ambience

Located to the right of the physical scissor keys, the unique litetouch LCD 3-in-1 touch panel provides the user with unprecedented control over their digital life. With a single press, the LCD 3-in-1 touch panel switches between media mode, numerical-pad mode and ‘MyEclipse™’ mode, providing you with a host of commands which can be used to provide dedicated controls for a multitude of activities from replicating a simple office calculator to controlling a complex media center configuration.

When the LCD 3-in-1 touch panel is set to MyEclipse mode, you can personalize the touch panel to access their favorite websites and applications. at a touch of a button. Displaying 12 pre-defined icons covering topics such as shopping, finance, health and entertainment, you can assign each icon with your favorite websites, applications, games, and much more.

You can even allocate up to a maximum of three individual websites along with an application of your choice to each icon, all of which will open at the same time and all at the touch of just one button, ideal should you access multiple websites and applications when shopping or dealing with your online finance.

In addition, the MyEclipse mode provides 5 numbered buttons which you can choose to cover any topic not already included in the pre-defined icons. Setting up MyEclipse is as easy as drag and drop.

  • litetouch™ LCD touch-sensitive Media Panel.
  • trueview™ backlit keys.
  • Low profile quiettouch™ scissor keys
  • Softtouch™ palm rest
  • Slim profile: A full sized keyboard for a compact space

System Requirements:

Bluetooth-enabled PC or Mac
(Windows 7, Windows XP, XP64, Vista and Mac OS X)

Other Products in the Eclipse Line

wireless litetouch keyboard touch mouse mobile mouse

Customer Reviews

When typing, it would often not insert the first letter keyed.
John Kempf
I do regret purchasing this keyboard and I could not recommend it even with its good looks.
James Bilodeau
Returned this item and asked for a exchange, received item back with same issues.
Barbi Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By E. Funk on July 30, 2010
Style Name: Wireless Verified Purchase
I like the concept of this keyboard, but is does not function as well as one might hope.

1) You have to reload any assigned settings everytime you activate the keyboard out of sleep mode. You'd think they could have at least put a token amount of RAM or flash memory in this thing to remember settings.

2) I've had a number of glitchy experiences with the keys getting locked in CTRL mode. When you type S it tries to save, you type O it tries to open something. This isn't the touchpad, which I expected would take some getting used to. I've had keys repeat on me, the typing experience with the traditional keyboard is not as smooth as with my Logitech wireless keyboard. This part of the technology is not new, they should have at least that down.

3) The touchpad, doesn't always register when you want it to and also has accidental false clicks. I'll be typing an e-mail my arm brushes against the touch pad and suddenly I'm looking at my World of Warcraft log-on screen. Then when I want to adjust volume... sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Product is a really great idea, but the execution is not smooth.


Interferes with the smooth operation of my Wacom Cintiq so I can't use it on the machine that I bought it for.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Jason! on September 22, 2010
Style Name: Wireless
I have never seen a more devious or cunning piece of technology in my life. All of it's good qualities are negated and far surpassed by this product's superior ability to truly puzzle and confound you by playing increasingly elaborate tricks on you with your PC.

I bought this Eclipse Wireless Litetouch because my previous keyboard finally broke. I needed a wireless keyboard with at least a 15 ft range, it needed to be durable enough to withstand being picked up and moved around daily. This is for my HTPC, so it won't be sitting still on a desk at all. I also wanted a number pad for my wife.

After about 3 weeks of use, I'm fed up with the glitches and I want the unit out of my home and out of my life. This keyboard is just a headache and too much of a hassle. I'm returning this tomorrow. Here's why:

-first of all, there is very little documentation with this product. The manual is more just a list of features, which are repeated several times all over the packaging...so the "manual" is useless if you've already looked at the package or the product description here. It is all the same information as you see above in the product description. Speaking of the packaging, they really went out of their way to convince you with the packaging that this device is worth the price. Geez, magnetic strips to close a cardboard flap on a box i'm going to throw away? Really? That explains the price tag. Good thing I didn't throw that pretty box away, I'll need it for the return process!

-There is a power button under the edge of the keyboard. What is the purpose of this? The keyboard turns on automatically when you press any key (or just walk by it). It turns off after a minute of the last keystroke, so why is there a power button?
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Clint Pachl on September 4, 2010
Style Name: Wireless
I just bought this keyboard at Best Buy tonight because of the mouse/keyboard combo. It was the only one they had.

My first impression was that this is a very beautiful product. The keys feel amazing. The palm rest is velvet-like. Even the packaging is impressive with its magnetic flip open information panel and see through product window. Once I arrived back home, I immediately plugged it in. I was astonished. The back-lit keyboard and illuminated multi-function pad are just gorgeous.

However, after a few minutes of using it, all of my astonishment turned into disappointment. This keyboard is not very easy to use and has some glitches.

First, the mouse (2-button + trackball) is a joke. The trackball is 5mm diameter and is loose in its hole. It is extremely hard to achieve precise cursor placement with this unit. Moreover, when you lift up on the trackball, it sticks to your finger, inadvertently moving the mouse cursor. Selecting text is a challenging task and annoyingly slow.

Secondly, I also discovered a few glitches during the hour I have been using it. For example, problems arose when using modifier keys in sequence (i.e. Ctrl+f, Ctrl+f, Ctrl+b, Ctrl+b). If continuously holding down the Ctrl while pressing f, f, b, b, the first b press is unresponsive. However, if I lift up on the Ctrl key each time, the sequence works. (BTW, these modifier keys are used for scrolling forwards and backwards in my editor).

I also noticed a problem with the LCD pad's volume slider as well. It would only slide from 100% to 50%. After restarting the keyboard, it worked properly: 0% - 100%.

I am experiencing unresponsive keys as I type this review. It may be due to the wireless interface.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GJASmith on September 17, 2012
Style Name: Wireless
This keyboard is the worst thing I have ever purchased for any PC.

I've had it for 9 months and still haven't got the numeric pad to work properly. Sometimes it boots up OK, others it just remains blank, the backlight is on but there are no keys visable until you unplug it and plug it in again and then it will always work.

Customer service is appalling, they have no idea about anything technical and just went through the usual uninstall the drivers, try another port stuff (which I already done but did again according to their instructions just in case I had missed something).

When it became clear the keyboard just wouldn't work they just stopped responding,nothing, no replies.

It looks like Mad Catz/Eclipse/Saitek just buy cheap crap made in china, put their own badge on it, and if it works take all the credit. If not they will just ignore you until you give up and buy a replacement from a reputable manufacturer.

Don't buy their stuff, there is simply no way they will help you if you have problems.
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