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Cyborg V.5 Keyboard

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Crystal-clear backlit keys allow gamers to hit the right key every time when gaming through the night.

  • Backlight illumination shines through the laser etched keys in 'stealth red' for perfect night vision.
  • Anti-Ghosting of key gaming area ensures simultaneous key presses register when needed.
  • Media control keys including volume.
  • Program your function keys with your favorite gaming macros using the powerful ST software

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  • jacob h.
  • 10/20/2014 3:19:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat keyboard

Pros: keys feel great, the back lighting isnt to bright plus the red is really easy on the eyes in a pitch place room.

Cons: none really minus the space bar when i got it, only half of it lights up other than that its been a great keyboard.

Other Thoughts: this was the first expensive keyboard i've ever bought.
10/10 would buy again

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  • Barbara R.
  • 2/25/2014 2:27:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat key in my pushing can someone turn on the lights

Pros: It has excellent lighting functionality and comfort. Plus plus plus.

Cons: I can't sleep can somebody turn that light out. LOL

Other Thoughts: I will buy again

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  • Anthony G.
  • 2/8/2014 5:59:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard! Same as Saitek Eclipse

Pros: I owned the older original Saitek Eclipse keyboard for 5yrs and it has never failed me, after all that time I had about 10 key letters that were out and I needed a new one, since MadCatz bought out Saitek and made the Cyborg which looked to be identical to the Eclipse I decided to give it a try. The keyboards are completely the same inside and out, using the same parts except for the color and name change they are identical. I hope to get another few years out of it! Some say that the quality is going to be bad now that it's owned by MadCatz but I can confirm that even the inside parts are the same. No quality difference at all. Both are also completely interchangeable with the parts too.

Cons: Not really a con but I wish the made a wireless version that took batteries to light up the keys. I would take wireless over wired even if I needed to replace the batteries every now and then

Other Thoughts: If you have the Saitek Eclipse and bought this one you can interchange the keys to have a two toned keyboard that looks awesome!

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  • Anna L.
  • 11/13/2013 3:29:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCYBORG!

Pros: The RED LED lighting is spot on, not too bright, not too dim either though. This keyboard has been great for me, I have owned it for a little over two years now. There have been no issues of keys beginning to break down and not work, it is a solid built keyboard.

Cons: I have five keys which are losing their coating.

My ALT Key for example, you can't see "ALT" on it because the letters completely rubbed off.
The other four keys are showing the same signs of the layers tearing off.

BUT! This is with two years of MAD HOURS (for the MAD CATZ) of online gaming.

Other Thoughts: Great keyboard all in all, I would buy another if it weren't for my DeathAdder 2013 purchase. I am pleased with the mouse and I am now looking at trying the DeathStalker keyboard.. "Green is the theme!" lol

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  • Thelma M.
  • 7/7/2013 5:22:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsbad

Pros: it's a keyboard

Cons: i've owned 2 of these and both times within 3months the asd keys have stopped working.

Other Thoughts: wouldn't spend $50 on this, my $10 keyboard has out lasted 2 of them.

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  • Lynn B.
  • 6/27/2013 7:37:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCYBORG Keyboard

Pros: I have had my CYBORG keyboard for several years. I bought it at another store before I knew about Newegg. It has been working perfectly for years.It has been thru the mill and I have worn thru the black keys on games. 2 weeks ago I broke the left shift Key. I thought I needed a new Keyboard. I took the key off, used Gorilla glue and on the top of the key I laminated the top with a piece of milk jug with Gorilla glue. It is going strong to this day and by the way this was the one Saitek CYBORG Keyboard. I think Mad Catz made it too back then but I am not sure. Long story short, I will probably go back and buy another one of these cuz it has done me an awesome job and it has been thru Hell! Lol! If it lasts as long as this one has it will probably outlive me! Lol! The only problem I have had is when I get excited in game I hit the Windows Key a slight annoyance.

Cons: Have not found any that hampers my using this Keyboard.

Other Thoughts: I would buy again in hopes it hasn't changed except from Saitek to Mad Catz manufacturing Company. Still can do the job I expected even after I fixed the shift key. Newegg ROCKS and CYBORG does too!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2013 9:16:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGaming Keyboard

Pros: Love everything about it.

- Glowing Lights
- Style
- Comfortability
- Easy to press keys
- No sticking keys
- LED's Bright enough to type in the dark

Cons: Nothing at the moment.

Other Thoughts: Would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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  • Theodore J.
  • 4/9/2013 11:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNOT the same keyboard

Pros: Same design as the seitek cyborg and appears to be nearly identical.

Cons: The surface of the keys are different, the old keyboard had a slight texture to the keys. Also, the feel of the keys when depressed is not the same. More click to the old board. This is my 3rd generation of this keyboard. I am not sold on MADCATZ version yet.

Other Thoughts: More to come, I will fill in more as I find out how it preforms after some more heavy use.

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  • Johnny M.
  • 4/2/2013 11:34:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsi7 920 upgrd

Pros: Red back lighting.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would buy again.

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  • Steven L.
  • 12/6/2012 2:01:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat keyboard if you modify it a little!

Pros: I owned a Satiek Eclipse with the blue LED backlight and it worked great until I spilled a entire soda into it. I attempted to save the old keyboard but it was dead! So I purchased this Cyborg ver. with the RED LED back light and I really like it. The keys are a little loose but not so much that it ruins the feel. Perfect elevation with the provided back lift clips. They will last a very long time if you take care of it and modify it as written about in other thoughts.
The provided back lighting is ajustable and is nice for night time game playing or even low light typing. I have worked in I.T since 1995 and have used many different keyboards. The only other keyboard that I enjoy using as much as this is a Logitech cheapo USB unit. It's a nice backup keyboard but lacks the RED LED back lighting that makes this keyboard a huge winner to me. So what if it takes a two hour mod to get it to be an excellent keyboard, it's well worth it once your done! It will surprise the **** out of you

Cons: Space bar started sqweeking after about a week of usage. See other thoughts for the easy fix and upgrade for the entire keyboard! The price has gone up since I bought mine. I paid $45 so it must have been on sale. I must admit that $60 puts this in a pricey catagory!

Other Thoughts: O.K. this keyboard can be transformed from just a average over-priced keyboard into a great gaming and typing keyboard with this little modification I have done on my unit!
First get a wide flat blade scewdriver and put a dab of hot glue on both sides of the screw driver. This will protect the keys as you remove them one at a time.
Next gently pry off each key paying close attention to the wide keys with the support brackets under them. Next you can blow out all the dirt or not if it's new.
Now you use a tube of vasoline $3 at a Wallgreens(Buy the tube it's much easier to use).
Now just simply put some vasoline under each key in the center mounting point and just push them back on. Right away you will feel a huge difference in how the keyboard feels for gaming or typing.
Next be very careful and install all the long keys like the spacebar with vasoline on the main mount and also on the brackets and swival points(Be careful these brackets can easily be broken off from there clipped on mounts!

The entire process took me about two hours and now the keyboard is not only super quite, but it types very smooth as well.
Now you have upgraded a decent keyboard and turned it into a great keyboard. If you compare the price of this to some of the $150 to $200 keyboards it's a no brainer!

So many people are paying big bucks for the Logitech gaming keyboards or Crucails and paying all that big money for a keyboard! It's just a keyboard not a CPU or a Motherboard! So I don't get it and never will?
This keyboard once modified will perform very nice for any games that I have played (Call OF Duty 2 and 3) Battlefield 3 and a few others. It's also great for my movie reviews that need to be typed very profesionallly for the local paper.

All in all at first look this keyboard gets many bad reviews for the loose and skweaky keys. I can understand this seeing the price payed for the unit.

However a very simple dab of vasoline will fix any skweaky problems with the keyboard. Take it one step further and put a dab of vasoline under every key and all the brace supports and you will notice a incredable difference in how this keyboead performs. I absolutly love this keyboard after my 2 hour mod. I realize many people will not be willing to cough up two hours to modify a keyboard simply out of spite.

I can understand that your keyboard is one of the most important parts you will purchase for you P.C. that is most of the time overlooked with the mouse. With this mod you can get a very good feel compared to how it is when it arrives and I recomend the Logitech G-5 laser mouse as well. They are both hard wired USB devices that minimizes latency. Hope this helps someone out that thought they were stuck with a below par keyboard, modify it into an acepatable keyboard that you can use for years.

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