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Old 12-10-2007, 02:25 PM   #46
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Is this keyboard wireless? Forgive the stupid question.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:47 PM   #47
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Nope, it's wired!
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do you know of any cool wireless keyboards?

Or are there something similar to extension cords for keyboards?
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:15 AM   #49
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I am personally not a fan of wireless keyboard and have had only bad luck with keyboards of the wireless variety. To be fair though, I haven't used a wireless keyboard in a few years and the technology has clearly advanced since then.

If your looking for an "extension", a simple USB extender cable would serve you well.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:19 PM   #50
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hi, i need a new keyboard.

i am looking for a gaming one that will last me a long time, is the Saitek Eclipse II the one for me?

i hear that some keys stop responding after daily use.

has anyone had this keyboard for a long time and still had no problems?

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Hmm, I know Greg uses this keyboard on a daily basis at his house and I've never heard a complaint from him. I'll make sure he sees this thread though, so he can fill you in on his experiences.
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I loved my original so much that I bought a second one for work. Almost a year and a half of everyday use at work as a network administrator (a lot of typing) and it still works as it did the day I reviewed it. The back lit keys could still benefit from being a bit brighter but all in all, it's still the best keyboard I have used to date. You wont be sorry if you choose the Eclipse II. Then again, there are plenty of other nice boards available as well so I can't very well tell you that it's the best on the planet. I just personally happen think it is and love the eclipse II.
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ok

good help, thanks alot.
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I bought an Eclipse II probably 5 or 6 months ago and i'm amazed by it haha. I've been using a Gateway USB Keyboard from an all in one system (all in one? what the hell is that?) It's probably an 8-10 year old computer keyboard. the space bar's mounting is broken and is held on with duct tape for it to work. Needless to say it needed a replacement. Got the Eclipse II for 30 bucks (hurray for 50 dollar gift card) The lighting on this thing is awesome. I stay up till 3am every night, so having a bright keyboard is really nice. The red is bright without hurting the eyes, and I have no problems seeing any of the keys (even the little period key) The keys are light, but tactful, and very quiet compared to any other keyboard I've used. The finish is also great, without any wearing at all (I heard the original had some issues, but Saitek addressed them with a tougher coating) this board is definitely a brick. I would have no problem using it to bash someone in the head if they tried to take it from me. media keys work fine, and having the F keys smaller and closer to the top row made it a lot easier when I started playing an MMO that used them. I think the only thing I don't like, is the blue lock keys at the top don't change color with the rest of the keyboard. Oh, and did I say the keys were quiet? Yeah, can't even hear the space bar. which is nice since my old one made a loud TA TACK every time you pressed it. I was looking for a wireless keyboard at first, then realized I didn't need one, and instead got probably the best keyboard for the money. I was thinking of getting a G15, but I really don't have a use for the LCD display.
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I bought an Eclipse II probably 5 or 6 months ago and i'm amazed by it haha. I've been using a Gateway USB Keyboard from an all in one system (all in one? what the hell is that?) It's probably an 8-10 year old computer keyboard. the space bar's mounting is broken and is held on with duct tape for it to work. Needless to say it needed a replacement. Got the Eclipse II for 30 bucks (hurray for 50 dollar gift card) The lighting on this thing is awesome. I stay up till 3am every night, so having a bright keyboard is really nice. The red is bright without hurting the eyes, and I have no problems seeing any of the keys (even the little period key) The keys are light, but tactful, and very quiet compared to any other keyboard I've used. The finish is also great, without any wearing at all (I heard the original had some issues, but Saitek addressed them with a tougher coating) this board is definitely a brick. I would have no problem using it to bash someone in the head if they tried to take it from me. media keys work fine, and having the F keys smaller and closer to the top row made it a lot easier when I started playing an MMO that used them. I think the only thing I don't like, is the blue lock keys at the top don't change color with the rest of the keyboard. Oh, and did I say the keys were quiet? Yeah, can't even hear the space bar. which is nice since my old one made a loud TA TACK every time you pressed it. I was looking for a wireless keyboard at first, then realized I didn't need one, and instead got probably the best keyboard for the money. I was thinking of getting a G15, but I really don't have a use for the LCD display.
Hell yeah! I am glad to hear that you like it. Now I wish they would make a wireless version
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