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Perixx PX-2000, Programmable Backlit Gaming Keyboard - 6 Macro Keys with 3 User Profile - Blue Illuminated Backlit Keys - Gold-plated USB Connector - 6 Feet Braided Fiber Cable

3.7 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
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Product Dimensions 19.2 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches
Item Weight 1.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.4 pounds
Manufacturer Perixx
ASIN B008YG0JEO
Item model number 11037
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3.7 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,663 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Keyboards, Mice & Accessories > Keyboards
Date first available at Amazon.com March 8, 2014

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If you're looking for a keyboard that's affordable, flashy, nice, and feels good, this is for you. I really like this keyboard. The board itself and its braided cable are awesome. I would have given this product a 5-star review, but there's just a few problems.

First off, the keyboard is defective. 3 keys don't work properly when holding down a shift key or more. The S key is entirely not functional while holding either the left or right shift key. It's impossible to type a capital S without copying and pasting, or using caps lock. The X key does not work with the right shift. The 2 key does not work with the right shift, so typing the @ symbol requires the left shift.

Secondly, this is not a bug with my system or my computer. I unplugged the board and plugged it back into the same port with no changes. I tried a different port, and nothing changed. I restarted my system, and nothing changed. I tried my mom's laptop, and nothing changed.

Thirdly, I'm returning it for a refund which can take up to a week or more. I'm sorry, but this is enough to deter me from purchasing Perixx products in the future. This is precisely why I'm not too keen on purchasing a product from a brand I've never heard of on my own accord or from others.

UPDATE 13/03/13
I sent it in for a refund, and since this is the only keyboard I could find with the features and looks that I wanted for this price, I decided to try it again. The replacement works perfectly fine... It's still not worth giving it a 5-star review simply because I was inconvenienced by sending it back and having to wait for a replacement. I did contact Perixx, however, and their support was actually really good. I hope they'll be looking into this issue soon and fixing it.
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i wanted a blue illuminated keyboard, which narrowed the field considerably. had never heard of Perixx, but i can say this: if this keyboard holds up, i would gladly buy products designed/made by them in the future.

PROS:
--has a solid feel while remaining relatively light.
--the usb connection cable is 7' long, and cloth-wrapped, which is a nice touch.
--has lever-style feet to put it at a slight angle (a feature found on most keyboards).

(possible) CONS:
--the front of the keyboard is not a straight line, which may interfere with using certain kinds of wrist supports...i use a bean-bag style one, so it's not an issue for me.
--keyboard has a shiny finish, which was not apparent from the pictures...might be a turn-off for some people. maybe it will wear off in time...

REMARKS:
i've seen quite a few complaints about the caps/num/scroll lock being bright: they are individual LEDs (on my unit, they are BLUE, not green as it seems in the pictures). of course they are bright...they are designed to grab your attention. if they are too bright, there are a plethora of options--tape, paper, fingernail polish, just to name 3--to make them less bright. People who complain they are too bright spend too much time staring at the keyboard...

the reviewer "Amazon Shopper", in their review titled "If You Like Pressing Your Fingers into Margarine Sticks, Get A Non-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard", unfairly compares this keyboard to a mechanical keyboard. *THIS* keyboard makes no claims of being mechanical. it's keys have a smooth and quiet action...like most modern keyboards do. if you need a mechanical keyboard, go to your computer junk bin and dig out something from the 80's...or pay a pretty steep price for a more modern version.
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This is my first impression of the Perixx PX-2000 keyboard.

The keyboard does not look like any of the photos in the product listing or the image on the box or any of its documentation. It looks like the last image. The black and white line drawing with the three profile keys on the upper left and the backslash (\) above a smaller enter key and a FN key to the right of the right ALT key.

The box contained the keyboard a user manual and a supplementary letter sized sheet explaining the procedure to delete a saved macro.

Windows 7 Picked up the keyboard and I was ready to type but was immediately blinded by the number lock key. I think I would rather stare into the sun then have that led on and it was multiplied by three when I toggled on the caps lock and scroll lock keys.

The keys feel okay but the very angled palm rest is a problem for me. The whole keyboard is of a very slippery piano black plastic and I find it difficult keep my hands it the proper position when typing. The use of a third party palm rest is probably going to be must for this keyboard.

The macros are easy to program but lack any complexity like pauses. The back lighting has three levels: off, less dim, dim, less dim, off -- Yes two of the settings seem to be the same or maybe it's going up then back down. I think the keys are at the perfect brightness at the highest setting (dim).

I placed a dark piece of film over the status lights so I don't burn out my retinas and will have to find a solution for the wrist rest. I would value this keyboard at about $30. I am giving this keyboard 3 stars and after I use it for a while will write a follow up review.

Follow up after a few months of use (April 18, 2013).
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