- Brand Name: Mad Catz
- Model Number: MCB43107N0B2/04/1
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Color: Black
Mad Catz V.7 Keyboard for PC
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- Media keys and hard wearing surfaces
- Fully programmable with included SST software
- Tri-Color Backlighting
- Adjustable gaming keyboard
- True-Vue Key Illumination
- Multi-color Backlighting - Tru-Vu illuminations allow you to set the mood and illuminate your world, mixing shades from Red through Amber to Green.
- Touch-sensitive, backlit dashboard Control Panel - Configure your lighting, media and volume controls with the brush of a finger.
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When I decided to replace my old standard Dell keyboard, I opted for an illuminated one. I settled on a choice of three, reading virtually every rating on the Cyborg P17UK and Logitech's G11 & G15 on several sites before finally selecting the Cyborg.
I use the Windows XP- 32 bit operating system. I am not a gamer anymore; but am an extensive user of productivity software and developer of sophisticated macros including using VBA and SQL, especially for MircoSoft Office products. I also use PhotoShop & Corel Draw as well as some audio editing software, and do some web programming with Java and HTML. I am not a touch typist, but no slouch either, and I do a lot of writing. So understand, my recommendations are from this perspective.
In my opinion (IMAO), this is a sturdy, high quality board. Like many, I was torn between the G11, G15 and the Cyborg. All are roughly equivalent and, depending upon your needs, will work well. I chose the Cyborg because I didn't need or think the G15's LCD panel useful, and perhaps a bit fragile; and because I'm not impressed with Logitech- ok equipment, but not certainly top-of-the-line. However, you should be satisfied with any of these. I also found the non-gaming boards seem not to be as durable as these three.
The four star rating is based on poor documentation, navigation on the website is somewhat confusing, other reviewers report support problems with Saitek (although I have found this not to be the case), and because I think many will find installation and programming a bit sophisticated- not hard for anyone with any savvy at all, but certainly more difficult than it needs to be.Read more ›
This is a standard US keyboard, with the key layout being familiar to most. The keys are a standard height with a solid feel, as opposed to low profile scissor keys which some say have a faster response. In the end it is a matter of taste. This keyboard responds well, and has a low noise level, which makes for a wonderful typing experience.
This keyboard is bright, even in a well lighted room. Cyborg is unique in the the ability to switch colors, zones and brightness level. Of course, if you like blue, you might want a different keyboard, since blue is not an option.
Having metal keys seems to be a good idea, and while the keys wont break, more of the typing force should transfer itself more easily to the plastic keyboard underneath the keys, which could conceivably cause some damage. Of course, when or if that damage does occur, I will either would have died of old age, or would have bought a new keyboard, so I am not too worried about that.
There are a few nice auxilliary features worth mentioning. The keyboard has a mic/headphone input, and a usb port, which might come in handy for a few folks. The standoffs, or "feet" as I like to call them are the best I have seen on a keyboard, with feet in the front and the back, and the back ones have two levels of height adjustment.
The optional (as in non attached) handrest is an interesting feature. The keyboard without the handrest is almost unusable, since the front of the keyboard has a slope similar to Mount Everest. The handrest itself is very functional, being able to slide it out to two different levels to lay flatter or stick tighter to the keyboard.Read more ›
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited when it showed up.
It does live up to the hype-however...
The keys are slightly smaller, the interface for programming macros leaves a lot to be desired, and the driver software installed drivers for stuff I don't even own!
Another downside: The lack of a blue color-while not a breaker, most of my system (Fan, general illumination) are blue. Again, not a big deal, but most other illuminated boards (including Saitek's own) have that option. This is merely a personal opinion-it's still a great keyboard.
I've not noticed any stiffness in the space bar as was previously mentioned in a previous review, and the ability to ride several keys at once is a definate plus. While I've only had it a few days, it seems robust and very quiet when typing. Another great thing about this board is that it's a standard size-you won't need to jerry rig anything unlike a few other gamer boards I've had, and the controls for hue, brightness and scheme are very intuitive. In other words, easy enough to figure out w/o the instruction booklet.
All in all, an excellent buy in my opinion. You'd do well to buy this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this keyboard years ago, has worked in the most part fine ever since, however it doesnt last at 100% functioning ability, a few things that really bugged me.
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Save your money and buy a different less restrictve keyboard - drivers unavailable, basically useless - overall a disapointmentPublished 18 days ago by Bill H
Prior to this I had a Saitek cyborg version 3 for many years. When it finally died I ordered this and was immediately disappointed. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Exceptional value. Works as expected. the lights are well lit and after at least 2 years it is still flawless other than the C V and A keys being rubbed almost through. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carole Ann Borges
The symbols fade easily and eventually wear off completely, with prolonged use anyway. The Backspace and Enter key both cracked in half. The keys seem rather thin and brittle. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SP
Very nice keyboard with user-designed lighting and programmable side keys. The programming interface is not very intuitive, but works well once you've read through the online... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tom Fox