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    Which backlit keyboard?

    Hey guys, unfortunately haven't been posting in a while.

    Was just wondering what backlight keyboard would you recommend?

    I was thinking either Logitech G15 but it seems a bit pricey or the Saitek Eclipse II

    I'm not sure what other ones were out there though. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    My standard microsoft £7 black keyboard is good but a bit sketchy to know what i'm doing at nighttime when playing games and such.

    thanks,

    Richie

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    if price is an issue then you can get the original Eclipse for £21
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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    I'm happy with my Logitech G15, despite all the extra bells and whistles, it's still a comfortable keyboard to use, something I've found other manufacturers have ignored all too often.

    The little LCD screen comes in useful at times, particularly if you're playing a game whilst listening to music.

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    if price is an issue then you can get the original Eclipse for £21
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    Been using this keyboard at home for the last three years and its still going strong If all you need is a backlit keyboard you should be fine with this Only does blue and three different settings. On Bright, On Dim, Off

    The Eclipse 2 is an option if you are wanting another colour other than blue.

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    If you want keyboard for gaming then I'm using Ideazon MERC Stealth, it has quite good backlight in 3 colors (red leds, blue leds or both - purple) and 4 settinghs:low, medium, high, off.
    But if you typing a lot and using keypad then I'm not recommending as this keyboard has very non standard layout, specialy on numeric pad.

    But I like it for games - with G9 you can set the same led collors and it has Zboard integrated - great fun

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    Slightly off topic but does anyone know of any Backlit keyboard for laptops?

    I have a dell laptop and would love to have the keys back lit for use at night.

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    I love my Saitek Eclipse II; best keyboard I ever used.

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    i love my g15 not a huge fan of the revision 2 but had my rev 1 for 18 months now and its still going strong


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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    I love my Reclusa.
    It may be micro$oft but don't let that put you off, Razor have had there hand in making it, and come bundled with the Razor drivers, it also suits well with the Razor Lachesis Banshee. Looks great all lit up on the desktop, clearly visible keys in low or no light. Gets my vote.
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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    the logitech g11's good, it's got a blue backlight with three settings (off - on a bit - on full) and it's got more macros than you'll ever need. I've got about 10 programs on them and you can have 54 maximum i think

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    Slightly off topic but does anyone know of any Backlit keyboard for laptops?

    I have a dell laptop and would love to have the keys back lit for use at night.
    My macbook pro has a backlit keyboard

    Not sure if there are any other laptops with backlight keyboards?

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aisalem View Post
    If you want keyboard for gaming then I'm using Ideazon MERC Stealth, it has quite good backlight in 3 colors (red leds, blue leds or both - purple) and 4 settinghs:low, medium, high, off.
    But if you typing a lot and using keypad then I'm not recommending as this keyboard has very non standard layout, specialy on numeric pad.

    But I like it for games - with G9 you can set the same led collors and it has Zboard integrated - great fun
    had mine for the last few weeks and what a godsend, before i had the standard version before this was released and that was good, but this takes the merc the next step.

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    if price is an issue then you can get the original Eclipse for £21
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    Hell, I thought they'd stopped making them. I'm ordering another as a backup for if and when this one gives up the ghost (3 years and still going strong) as it's just the best damn keyboard I have ever used. The Eclipse 2 is ok, but... from my cold, dead hands.

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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    *hugs his reclusa*


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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    Another Saitek fanboi here, best keyboards evar!
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    Re: Which backlit keyboard?

    I presume all these backlit keyboards have the letters etched into the key? the WSAD of my current keyboard is wearing off already and I've only had it a couple of months

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