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Featuring a unique backlit look, the Saitek Eclipse II is ideal if you are a gamer who likes to game in the dark. Laser-etched keys lend the keyboard an elegant, slightly menacing appearance. Fully adjustable, the glow can be tuned to the barest light or greatest glow. The cushioned keys are soft, quiet and smooth, and cause almost no stress to your fingertips.

The media control buttons, like volume control, play or pause, and forward and backward keys, let you perform many media related tasks with one-button ease. The detachable palm rest provides comfortable nesting to your wrists and hands. With good looks and a great feel, this keyboard can meet your every keying desire.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Martin D.
  • 11/4/2015 7:38:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: still using it for over 3 yrs... love it... all led lites still working just fine..

Cons: none...

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  • Matt M.
  • 8/30/2015 9:01:32 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice!

Pros: Excellent keyboard

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: Had it for 6 years and it still runs strong, minimal signs of wear. I've used it HEAVILY for gaming, school, research, etc. ever since I've had it. Still running strong.

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  • Mark M.
  • 11/15/2014 6:35:40 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic - 7+ years

Pros: Bought in July 2007, and I'm using it to type this review. The only key that has any sort of issue is the C key where the letter started to wear off. (I don't even care, but some people do.) This board has seen so many things thrown at it, survived 4 PCs (and 2 exes), but it has lasted, including the legs. This entire board still functions. It is/was an awesome investment. I am looking at a keyboard for another computer and as of now it's out of stock. I do hope it'll be in stock again.

Cons: Doesn't clean itself.
Out of stock.

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  • Shane H.
  • 3/23/2014 9:53:15 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love this keyboard

Pros: This is a worth predecessor to the Saitek Eclipse. It has soft, tactile keys that feel great for gaming. The LED brightness is controllable with a dial nob above the keypad and can toggle between Blue, Red, and Purple back lighting. System volume controls and playback controls on the face are useful for watching videos. The wrist guard is a major improvement over the Eclipse I

I've had this keyboard for 4 years now and it's still going strong.

Cons: It only supports 3 simultaneous key presses. For a gamer, this probably won't be enough in some situations.

Unlike the Eclipse I, the Eclipse II has opaque indicators on the keys so the back lighting only bleeds through the keygaps. On the Eclipse I, the indicators were translucent and let the backlight glow through them.

The paint on the keys has scratched off some revealing that they ARE transparent. Since the Eclipse I also did this, I was already expecting it to happen eventually with this board as well. Though I am a bit surprised that they bothered to paint the keys.

Other Thoughts: It's been my main keyboard for the last 4 years and I'm finally replacing it with a mechanical one. Still it's been my favorite keyboard I've owned since the M2. If you want an entry level gaming keyboard. Look no further.

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  • Susan P.
  • 9/28/2013 10:58:58 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome keyboard!

Pros: Very durable! The backlights are great, and the keys are very easy to type on.

Cons: The lettering eventually does wear off of the keys.

Other Thoughts: I've had this keyboard for 6 years without any problems at all. I'm getting ready to get the newer one, and just looked this up to see how long I've had it.

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  • Brett B.
  • 9/25/2013 8:30:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery solid, lasting keyboard

Pros: -Strong backlight with a choice of colors
-Dependable/lasting.
-Media keys are very handy (mainly used in my case with iTunes).
-Nice design.
-Rubber feet are great, no movement during usage.

Cons: -None, generally speaking.

Other Thoughts: I've owned this keyboard since 2007 or 2008, and, with the exception of a bit of black paint coming off the edges of certain keys and the dimming of some blue LEDs, everything works as well as the day I bought it. It's the lasting nature of this very solid keyboard that compelled me to type a review so long after purchasing it (and after it has likely been discontinued, anyway). This has been my primary keyboard through my final year or two of high school and all of college, and that it has lasted so well despite it all is remarkable. At this rate, the only reason I think I'll ever have to replace it is sheer boredom and want of something novel. The media keys work like a charm, the backlight is perfectly adequate--it's just a well-designed keyboard.

Of course, it's not as though I've been able to compare it to many keyboards over the years, save for stock keyboards in computer labs and laptop keyboards. It also of course lacks macros that some may like for gaming. Weight those issues as you well if you're ever considering picking up this keyboard (used), but for my money, Saitek created a product with truly incredible value that has satisfied me without fail and outlasted the desktop for which I initially bought it by years.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 9/10/2013 2:57:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice Keyboard, horrible keys

Pros: Nice presentation, media keys work well, lights are cool since they go through the keys themselves, solid construction

Cons: The keys are way to hard to press, when I first got the keyboard I thought I merely had to break it in, but after almost a year of use, it still hasn't gotten any easier. almost every key, except for the space bar, has to be pushed down with such force that most of the time I end up not pushing the key at all when typing documents, resulting in me skipping letters in words. This makes me to have to go back and correct tons of mistakes due to keys that weren't pressed down hard enough, which is incredibly annoying.

Other Thoughts: Its a nice keyboard, don't get me wrong, but its so hard to press the keys down that its really not worth using. Too much of my time is spent going back and making corrections in my work due to this keyboard. While the stiffness of the keys may add to the keyboard's overall solid construction, they're just too stiff for general use, like typing up documents. If the keys weren't so stiff after almost a YEAR of use, maybe I would recommend it, but all the bells and whistles in the world don't matter as long as the keys on the keyboard are too stiff for general use.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 8/20/2013 9:40:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsForm and Function

Pros: The backlighting is really nice, with the three colour choices and the dimming control. The keyboard responds very well, while typing. I do a lot of gaming and it feels good right out of the box.

Cons: The keys are a little widely spaced, for some. I've got big enough hands that it doesn't bother me, but I can see some struggling with this.

Other Thoughts: All around good keyboard, great for the price. I would recommend it to anyone who didn't mind having a slightly larger key separation than most. Looks good and feels good. No complaints, here.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 8/14/2013 4:07:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLetters chipping away in 7 mos.

Pros: Nice illumination, Multimedia buttons

Cons: Letters starting to wear chipping away on the keys in about 7 mos.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy Mad Cats Products cheap quality bad support.

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  • Brandon D.
  • 8/13/2013 10:53:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceptional

Pros: Awesome keyboard with 3 different colors. This is easily the coolest keyboard I have owned. Colors make it really easy to see the keys in a dark room.

Cons: Wish there were more than 3 colors

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