Ideazon Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard ReviewDesja - January 31, 2008
Well we checked out the back, let's get back to the front as I don’t see much of a point admiring the back of a keyboard any further. Besides typing upside down is quite difficult and serves no purpose. Let’s see what kind of feature and options the Ideazon Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard has as opposed to everyday standard sized plain keyboards you use normally.
We will start from the far left. The Ideazon Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard’s main selling point is the keypad used specifically for gaming, designed for ease of reach, and use of key buttons, while playing your favorite PC games. The design is also for comfort purposes because playing games for hours with a standard layout can be hard on your wrist and forearms. Above the keypad are your media buttons, volume, and media player options like play, pause, stop, skip forward and back. There are also key features like the brightness and color of your keyboard LEDs, as well as the z and I, II, III buttons for opening your control panel and three banks of profiles.
Next to the gaming keys you have a standard sized keyboard. To the right of the keyboard is the trouble area for me. The arrow keys, number keys, home, end, page up, page down etc. keys are all in one spot and the only way to switch between the navigation/editing keys to get to the numbers is to hit num lock. We will see if this is a problem during the testing.
The top of the keyboard has some neat feature which I liked to see. A microphone and headphone port so that you don’t have to reach around to the back of your computer to plug your headset in. There are also two USB 2.0 ports next to the audio plug-in, which is great for thumb drives, your mouse or whatever else you like to plug in that’s USB based.
Now that we have seen all of the features, let's see them in action by popping in the USB cable, CD and starting it up.