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Saitek Eclipse II Gaming Keyboard

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The ability to swap between blue, purple and red lighting is a neat one. This makes the keyboard match up with any enthusiast’s rig and also makes for a nice change of scenery. My only complaint about the light would be that it could use to go a little brighter. It’s not even as bright as the Eclipse One was, and given the new dimmer you would think it might go a little brighter. The lights located on the side of the unit are actually rather cool, and I have even found them useful to read small notes with at night.


Buyers are facing the standard installation with the Eclipse 2. No software is needed or present inside the package. The only component that comes included is the palm rest, which I never use, regardless of shape or design. For the purposes of testing, I did attach it and try it out. Not surprisingly, I removed it after a short while, as I simply can’t get used to them. In its defense, it is a well-crafted addition. It has been built with supports all along the underside in order to prevent the bend that usually happens at various points along this superfluous piece of trim. The rest is extendable by just under an inch, and it even has its own rubber feet to further eliminate slippage. Someone was clearly thinking clearly when designing this part and not simply using left-over plastic to create a slapped-on afterthought.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued) & Installation
  3. Testing
  4. Conclusion
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