Saitek PZ08A PC Gamer's Keyboard
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- 104-key keyboard with blue adjustable LED backlighting 9 button programmable command pad for left or right handersadditional 27 commands with shift buttonsZero-slope design and adjustable wrist rest for ergonomic comfort
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The keyboard "is" or SEEMS pretty robust(knock-on-wood) and the keys are firm and don't give a flaky click or a loose feel, they are pretty sturdy. The game pad is a bit less firm and the keys do give a click and are not quite as stable as the keyboard but the GP seems some-what durable anyway. Other than the pretty lights and the GP this is just a keyboard, not a specialty gaming device as posted on many review sites like Tom's Hardware or Gamer's Depot or Computer Gaming World Magazine.
The prominent reservation in mind stands out because the PZ08A is a USB device and at least on my PC, the PZ08A is not immediately activated like my $11 PS2 keyboard. For instance; if you must access your System Bios, you may need to use your old keyboard to do it. *UPDATE ON THIS ISSUE*. In my BIOS is an option to detect USB on start-up. This was turned off by default. Turning it on allows access to this keyboard immediately.
I have a multi boot system managed by Partition Magic. Key presses are not accepted from the PZ08A whilst the PC is displaying boot options. I have kept my PS2 keyboard connected and must use it to access my system BIOS and the Partition Magic menu items before Windows takes over the operating system.
The keyboard is attractive with quality. It doesn't have a sleep or power button like my old keyboard but has a backlight intensity level button and three sound buttons. Of the sound buttons, only one of them applies to me (the mute) because I use headphones and not external speakers. I would imagine the other two are for speakers and perhaps another output sound device of sorts. The rest of the keyboard is standard QWERTY and Windows menu keys. The additional keypad is attached with a two foot cord that plugs into the back of the keyboard.
The PZ08A lies quite flat, even with the fold down lift brackets extended on the bottom surface. The rest of the keyboard is supported with good quality rubber feet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While I've had this keyboard for longer than I can remember, and the most recent review is 10 years old, it still works great. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Matthew Schwartz
I bought this keyboard 10 years ago when World of Warcraft came out and it's still going strong despite many bouts of nerd rage.Published 13 months ago by Paul
The board they are showing for this looks like the one I am using. This number PZ08A says ART# but my model number is KU-0418. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by neverlast
I've used this Saitek keyboard for several years on both PCs and Macs, and it's an *excellent* product. It's very solid, and has a nice aesthetic design. Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Magnus Mercury
I've used this keyboard for the better part of 4 years. It's been through the gauntlet of multiple moves, countless falls and it's held up magnificently. Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by S.Flinn
I just recieved my new Saitek Keyboard. I like the feel and spacing of the keys. My fat fingers do not hit two keys at once. Read morePublished on May 26, 2007 by Norman S.
The keyboard itself is great. The keys are soft and quiet, and the extra number pad is great for us left handed mousers who don't want to reach across the keyboard for the number... Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Jonathan Alden
And it's worked well. Recommended that you bind your keypad for buys in Steam games.Published on April 28, 2007 by OWEN
Though its called the Gamer's Keyboard, I'm using it mostly for work. At first I did buy it for gaming. Read morePublished on April 25, 2007 by Ozymandius