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Saitek Eclipse II Gaming Keyboard

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I got used to this device in a very short period of time. It usually takes me a good few days to get used to a new peripheral, but I instantly felt at home on the Saitek 2. It could be the fact it shares similarities to the Eclipse One, but even so, it just felt right. During my testing period, I was engaged in heavy studying for cinematography and I did not experience discomfort during any time in my hours and hours of studying online and MSN activity.


Testing System:

  • AMD 4200X2
  • 2GB Kingston Memory
  • 320 SATA HDD
  • 2 6800GT SLI
  • 650 Watt Thermaltake PSU
  • WinXP Pro Service Pack 2

Gaming wise, I found the device to be a complete joy to use and literally had zero keyboard related complaints. My only speed bumps were due to the fact I have spent less time gaming of late as I haven't found any new games to be of any real interest to me. Other than that I tried out the usual suspects for games and was comfortable for long stretches in FPS, RPG, sports games and more.

In addition to gaming I also used the keyboard to slowly write a number of scripts. These writing sessions can often be very long and bleed into the early hours of the morning but still I never had an issue with comfort or extended use.


One thing I am now on the lookout for is overall wear and tear of the keys. I look back at the Logitech G15 and see that the keys are wearing horribly after only six months of moderate use. I am really unimpressed with this, not that I was floored by that keyboard in the first place. I shall watch the Eclipse 2 closely to see if similar erosion of the keys develops.


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