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Steelseries Zboard Gaming Keyboard - PW1USE1-B3ZBD01 USB Wired

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  • 108 Normal Keys
  • 17 Function Keys
  • Special gaming key area
  • Interchangeable Keysets

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The Ideazon Zboard is the world's first keyboard designed by gamers, for gamers. People who love playing action games will want this keyboard. Two different types of key sets give you a variety of configurations. The standard key set features normal 108 keys, 7 media control keys, 9 hot keys and special macro keys such as the "Bar lock" and the "Pad lock" keys that support Microsoft Windows applications and Internet Explorer. The gaming key set features dome-shaped keys that give you the responsive feel to the gamers while playing.

It includes movement control keysand also to lets the user control the camera angles. There are "labeled command keys" such as "crunch", "jump", etc that let you perform quicker and better, with the command labeled on the keys themselves. The Ideazon Zboard keyboard comes with the USB interface that can connect the mouse without re-starting the system. It connects easily to your desktop computer with out any software installation required.

This is a startlingly innovative keyboard that's definitely worth a look for the hardcore gamer trying to manage all the functions of the latest games.

  • newegg Zboard Base The Zboard Base features auto recognition of any keyset you setup without the need to install any additional software. Just switch keysets and play your favorite games!
  • newegg Gaming Keyset Designed for First/Third Person Shooter and Action games, the Gaming Keyset provides an excellent gaming experience with advanced layout and built-in technological advantages. It is loaded with a selection of mod files for over 70 of the hottest games available today.
  • newegg Standard Keyset The Standard Keyset features the traditional 108-key layout with Zboard enhanced features. It is specifically designed for use with Microsoft Windows® applications including Internet Explorer.
  • newegg USB Hub The Zboard Base features two USB (bus powered) connectors. The hub supports low voltage devices (up to 100mA) such as mice, joysticks and memory sticks. Plug devices directly to your Zboard without the hassle of manhandling your PC.
  • newegg Hot Keys With a set of nine hot keys, effortlessly access E-mail, Calculator and My Computer applications and instantly return to a pre-selected destinations such as a file, folder, program or web page.

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsstill works great

Pros: still works great purchased it in 2005
cleans up good can even wash keys

Cons: sometimes keys stick after changing overlay
i just have to reseat overlay again works flawlessly

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  • Cole M.
  • 2/10/2014 10:48:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The Price

Cons: Sometimes it doesn't like to be switched between the regular and the gaming keyboards. Tends to stick and some keys don't work until I bang on it...not good.... but you get what you pay for I guess.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't buy it again just because it was cheep.

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  • pvan T.
  • 2/1/2014 12:26:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsanother cheapo

Pros: The Pictures make it look a lot better than it actually is,
It was Cheap after the mail in rebate.
the ability to change 2 different types of key sets Gamer/Standard. Its a unique concept.

Cons: Quality is awful. Cheap plastic. It started falling apart in about 2-3 months. You have to be Very careful switching the keysets. as, it so flimsy, one little mistake will cause clips to break off. several keys on the (standard) set stopped working. the plastic piece on the bottom(spring) of key broke off. for each day i used it a key broke, until it was rendered useless. the (gaming) set luckily still worked but with the key setup its impossible to use it on anything, other than gaming, So I had to switch my keyboards each time I wanted to use word, or anything involving typing. I couldn't write a college essay with that thing. I ended up not using it at all and rma'd it the gaming set started feeling bad as well. I would NOT recommend this keyboard for gaming and especially not for typical use. Sad!

Other Thoughts: The RMA process was Painfully rma was transferred to several different people, and on each occasion I had to explain the situation , upload invoice etc..did that routine like 10 times..Its such a waste of Time. Finally, It took a month to get another keyboard from them. Not to mention the return Shipping cost me more than the actual product was. I gave the keyboard they sent back to me to a friend of mine as a late Xmas present. Hopefully it doesn't break, like the last one. Either way i will Never have to deal with this company again. Thats for Sure! For any potential buyers, I would Highly advise NOT to buy this item, Avoid the headache and look elsewhere. Theres plenty better keyboards out there. Don't buy garbage!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2013 7:03:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs-_-.

Pros: $20.

Cons: Probably the worst keyboard I've ever used, wouldn't buy. Most of my keys are not working, using character map atm.

Other Thoughts: Seriously, don't buy it.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 11/24/2013 12:27:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo good, I got it again

Pros: -Cheap
- 2 USB Ports
- Panels switch easily
- Labels below function buttons say what they normally do in programs. Good for beginners
- Very easy to clean. Remove overlay, blow or vaccumm, blow out the overlay, and done.

Cons: - Wrist insert pegs are brittle and easily broken. Broke 1 of my old one, but was my fault, and not worth knocking an egg off

Other Thoughts: I've used many keyboards, including mechanical and higher end keyboards, and I always find myself liking the customizability of the board, and easy access to clean.

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  • Albert R.
  • 11/17/2013 9:49:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggscheap junk

Pros: the butterfly layout keys.

Cons: without any sort of mistreatment, the key mapping went nuts after about four months.

Other Thoughts: the problem is that the key in-lay in the keyboards covers, don't just cover the keys, they remap the pads underneath the keys in hardware as well and if that part stops working the keyboard is history. for instance with the main insert the d key turned into some other key and could not be altered through the software or other means but the d key pad worked fine with no in lay at all and with the other in lay.

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  • Jeremy T.
  • 11/2/2013 10:19:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: easy to clean, fast response, price

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have been using an old zboard since cpl summer of 2003 and am just now upgrading, 10 years worth of use. I play video games EVERY day, go lo lans and my last board lasted that long. This board has only gotten better it's usb (mine was PS2) and keys feel better. I would highly recommend this board if your not some lame gamer who thinks you need to have what pros are using cause I have played with the best and beat them. I got my last one by beating the pros in a side booth with the the zboard being featured with a game I never played before and only 5 minutes to set controls and actually learn the game. BUY IT!

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  • james s.
  • 11/1/2013 1:13:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat replacement for old merc

Pros: Bought this to replace a 7 year old Merc because it has the similar gaming key layout. For $20 , it was a steal. the functions i need worked just fine with the generic driver in win7 64 bit. The keys feel more sturdy then my old merc.

Cons: not really a con, but there are differences compared to the merc (spacing/button layout), so does take getting used to. The split spacebar is annoying.

Other Thoughts: For those not finding a driver for win7 64 bit. The Steel site does have the driver available under keyboard/ zboard downloads..

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  • Paul L.
  • 10/15/2013 2:28:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSoftware doesn't work

Pros: Keyboard kinda works as they say.

Cons: The software to use all of the features isn't working on my windows 7 system. I have emailed support to see what they say. But well without that it's just a standard keyboard and not a gaming one.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood board

Pros: The movement keys are much larger and placement better than standard keyboard.This is may second one, wore out the first (8 years)

Cons: I had a very difficult time finding the driver for Windows 7
Had trouble with both inlay connectors on the keyboards
the layout for typing is not standard

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