- Back-lit Keyboard
- Wired, USB
Saitek PK24 Eclipse III Wired Keyboard
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- Backlighting with choice of three colors blue red purple
- Two stage Height adjustment / Removable wrist rest
- Pass through Audio ports for Headset
- Touch-sensitive control panel changes settings quickly and easily
- Compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, XP64 and Windows Vista (all versions)
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I'm a 20 year old college student (male), who plays games quite frequently, and is pretty particular with his keyboards. I loved my previous keyboard, the Eclipse I, which I had for about 2 years, and decided to buy this on a whim as a replacement (I spilled soda on my previous one).
APPEARANCE (cool factor): 9/10
-LEDs look great, laser etched keys are high quality
-a little on the long side, but I've got plenty of desk space
-hotkeys aren't especially useful
-touchpad with updated drivers works great and is very convenient
-headphone/microphone jacks are just pass-throughs from your sound card, meaning that if you want to use the feature, you'd have to plug your speakers into the keyboard (though you could buy extra splitters/audio cables)
-Saitek still makes great keyboards. everything about this board looks like it was made with care.
-The keyboard feels like its going to last years
-Way expensive compared to the alternatives. Its a great keyboard, but only like $50-60 great. Not worth the $80 retail price, unless you've got the extra cash lying around. My advice is to wait for it to go on sale, if you're not in a hurry.Read more ›
Here are a few observations.
1. The keys require much more pressure than the Eclipse II keyboard. Perhaps this is simply a matter of personal preference, but the keys hit bottom without necessarily making contact and printing a letter. It is necessary to press the keys completely to the absolute bottom of travel, then push firmly after reaching bottom to get some keys to print at all. Other keys didn't seem to be as bad, but all failed to respond as reliably as the Eclipse II keyboard. Another review that I read before purchasing the model III said that the keys are easier to press and float compared to the model II. I found exactly the opposite to be true. I can easily type 80 wpm on a quality keyboard such as the model II, but the model III would only work if you are prone to pound the keys instead of letting your fingers float over them.
2.The keyboard has a volume control that is completely without tactile or visual feedback. It can be pressed very hard, and sometimes works. Unreliable operation is of no value, and the design is sub-par, especially for a very high priced keyboard.
3. They keyboard is much wider than advertised (21" instead of 18"), and the hotkeys are of little value, especially since they can't be individually reprogrammed or re-mapped. This lack of utility, coupled with their ability to get accidentally pressed, makes the decision to purchase the model III over the Saitek Eclipse II a very poor choice.
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As for the touch media panel. I don't really use it all that much I think mainly because I don't like cleaning the panel all the time. Yeah, I'm a neat freak that I don't like seeing my grubby fingerprints on it. Since most media players like iTunes, VLC, etc. have hot keys, I found the media panel useless. As for the volume control, that might actually be good for some people, but I really don't use it. I have a hard volume dial on my monitor so, I'm fine not using Saitek's volume. On occasion I have noticed that the touch panel does glitch where the panel doesn't respond at all. There's nothing I can do to it other than restarting the whole computer. A couple times I have to download the drivers all over again from Saitek's site. And that's another thing. It doesn't come with software. Basically, you download and save the drivers if you want to actually use your touch panel.
After a year of use, I can say, I like the fact that I can type in the dark and the backlights looks pretty. I don't like that the keyboard keys themselves don't stand the test of time after such moderate use.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The mechanics of the keys got sticky quite quickly. Had to really hit the keys hard for anything to happen.Published 5 months ago by Thomas M. Nathe
I purchased this key board on March 14, 2011, I am still using it even now! I have had to paint the keys over due to the paint finally wearing off about 2 years ago. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Denise G
I love it, bugs and all, I dislike there is no remapping software but for color and brightness its awesome, I also love the keyless media buttons. Read morePublished 17 months ago by ZippyDSMlee
I have had this keyboard for four years. I have use it heavily, have spilled numerous beverages and foods on it, dropped it dozens of times and it was still functioning perfectly. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ben W.
Bought this and it came DOA Wasted money, I would recommend looking a harder before buying this one, I has a lot of nice features, but out the box 1/3 of keys didn't even work,... Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Gabrail Meishaide
Some people complained about the drivers, but I have had no trouble with this since I bought it. It lights up with several colors to choose from. Really cool keyboard for sure!!!Published on February 1, 2014 by Karim
I love this keyboard because it's heavy duty and stands up to pounding. My complaint with lighter keyboards is that they are too sensitive and I end up pressing one key and seeing... Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Pam M
This is my second Saitek Keyboard and love the red back lite keys.light. they work well with my PC set up.Published on December 5, 2013 by Mokkori
I have used the Saitek Eclipse II (2) keyboard for the past 7 years on two different computers, and loved it. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by DG