Saitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED ( PZ30AUR )
Saitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED PZ30AUR

Saitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED ( PZ30AUR )

Manufacturer:
Saitek

UPC:
021165104761

Retail Price:
$69.99

Avg. Rating:

PZ30AUR
Features:
  • Zero-slope design and adjustable wrist rest for ergonomic comfort
  • Three lighting levels, volume control and mute buttons
  • Night Vision Sensitive Red Hue
  • Plug and Play USB Design. Windows 98, SE, ME, 2000 and XP compatible.
Product Description
Saitek award-winning keyboard design just got better! The Eclipse PC keyboard features patented TrueVu key illumination for use in any light, from day to total darkness.True-Vu key illumination through the keys! The Eclipse 104-key keyboard features patented red LED key illumination and backlighting, Zero-Slope design and adjustable wrist rest for ergonomic comfort. It is a Plug'n'Play design with USB connector.
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Saitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED ( PZ30AUR ) Specs:
Product NameSaitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED ( PZ30AUR )
ManufacturerSaitek
Product Number MPNPZ30AUr
Retail Price $69.99
EAN-130021165104761
EAN-1400021165104761
UPC021165104761
Dimensions19.5 x 2.6 x 1.1 in.
Weight6 lbs.
Last Updated:31-October-2014
Deal first added on:26-July-2006

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Latest 6 Reviews
Here is what people are saying about the Saitek Eclipse Backlit Keyboard - Red LED ( PZ30AUR )
4 Star Rating  "Now I can work in the dark!" 
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
The keyboard itself is just what I was looking for. I like to work at night and this allows me to work with the lights out. There is just enough illumination to see all the keys and not bother me. When I ordered the keyboard it actually came in ahead of time. My only issue with the keyboard is support. I had a few problems and tried to find a manual or some sort of on-line help. I just gave up. So far, I love the keyboard and it works for me!
 
3 Star Rating  "It's just... meh" 
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
For the first few days, I loved it. It was amazing. But after I got used to it and started to really break it in...

Alot of times, the space bar doesn't register for me. I think it's just my model, or my cuh-razy typing. It's not a very big deal to most people, it's really bothersome for me. If I would've known about the Razer Lycosa before buying this, I would've bought that instead.

That being said, it's not an awful keyboard, but... it's not a very amazing one either.
 
3 Star Rating  "Really liked this keyboard for a long time, but..." 
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
First, the great things about this keyboard. It's awesome looking, properly sized (not too big, not too small), has no extraneous buttons that you don't need (multimedia buttons) except for volume up/down/mute, has no extraneous buttons that you'll accidentally hit, feels fairly decent (not like a mechanical keyboard, but not bad either), and has an appropriate level of noise without being silent. Also, the labeling is pretty clean. This is my second Saitek.

One thing I've noticed through the years is that when I start typing fast, I transpose keystrokes (i.e., flip two keys) more frequently, or I stick spaces in between words in the wron gplaces. (did that on purpose to demonstrate)

I thought this was me. I know I was a fast typer back in the day, but now I think I must have gotten worse!

Then I read a forum entry about the bug in the Das Keyboard: [...]

This person said that he noticed he was having more typos with the keyboard. Acting on a hunch, he pressed the asdf keys all at the same time, repeatedly. They always got entered in the same order (from left to right), even though he knew his keys were getting hit at slightly different times. (After all, fingers come in different lengths!) The order should have been fairly random, or perhaps the "s" tending to be first, since that was a longer finger.

I've been thinking about splurging and getting a new "clicky" mechanical keyboard like the Das, but this forum entry gave me real pause. Wow. That's a serious bug.

Then I tried it on the Saitek II with red keys. (haven't tried it on my Saitek I, since it basically died and I borrowed my daughter's II while trying to figure out what to do.) Exactly the same problem. Always asdf in the same pattern, unless I really screw things up.

This is not to say that I'm a great typist, but you certainly can't be a great rifleman without a great rifle.

So, I like the Saitek, but this is a flaw. And, apparently it's a flaw with the Das as well.

The Das is made in Austin, Texas. The president of the company admitted the problem, offered to replace any problem keyboards, and has retooled everything to fix it. http://www.daskeyboard.com/blog/?p=82 That's pretty awesome, so I'm doing that. I'm just worried now that the Saitek will make my 8-year-old daughter not do as well in her typing software.

To sum up, I love this keyboard. I still think I would prefer a "clicky" mechanical keyboard anyway for its noise, the way it sounds like I'm actually working on something :-), and the quality of the mechanism. The bottom line is that the Saitek is nice, but a good keyboard can last decades and I type for a living (I'm a programmer). So I'm going to pay a few bucks more and buy the Das (which apparently are out of stock on Amazon.com at the moment, but are available by googling for "Das Keyboard") Other good sites to check out is Unicomp, which makes new IBM Model-M style keyboards (they bought the patent from IBM, google for them, it's a cheesy Yahoo store but the company is for real) and "clicky keyboards" (google for it too) which has lots of really great FAQ's and the legendary original IBM model M keyboards (haven't been made in a decade, but click keyboards refurbs and sells them and gets rave reviews on the net.)

Bottom line: I buy EVERYTHING on Amazon, even groceries and energy drinks (Xenergy!) but carefully think about whether this is the right keyboard for you if you game or type quickly. Maybe a dorky old beige keyboard (model M) or a new mechanical keyboard is "the one" for you.
 
4 Star Rating  "Overall good" 
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
I got this a few months ago so I can play World of Warcraft on my laptop at home and have a numberpad and not worry about batteries. It works fine, only had 2 instances when one of the holy WASD keys got stuck down, and that was easily remedied by pushing it again.
Its fine on the comfort level, the wrist rest is nifty cause you can adjust how far out it goes, from being right up next to it to where it is in the picture. The keys feel fine, just like my old wireless one, but they might annoy a roomie if you are actually in the same room.
The backlighting is really nifty too. Comes both straight through whats on the keys and through the gaps between. Due to the plastic nature of it though, some lettering isn't crystal clear, but any moron can tell whats written there.
Only bonus keys on it are volume up, down, mute, and light brightness change (high, low, off).
Overall its a good keyboard. But if you have a higher budget than this for gaming, go ahead and splurge on something higher, maybe the next level Eclipse.
 
5 Star Rating  "Saitek Eclipse keyboard" 
- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Mexico
Coming from a generic brand, old, slow, and quite hard keyboard anything would have been an improvement. Despite this, I can still 'feel' the things I like about one electronic piece of typing or the other.
The Saitek Eclipse keyboard feels solid, has a nice appearance (but nothing special) and feels good to use. Backlighting isn't the reason I got it but I occasionally use it. There are 2 levels to it, one for day and night use each, but I'm sure you'll just use them depending on your preferences. Mine lights red and doesn't seem too even when seen from the side. Numpad and generic keys are mostly OK, Insert-Pg Down keys don't light up as good.
In general it feels quite good for everyday work, there's no macros for gaming so I'm surprised it even can be considered to fit into that category. The only multimedia keys are volume controls, would have been nice to have playback controls but you might be OK using control keys à la Winamp and other programs. There's an armrest also which adds to the ergonomics of the Eclipse. Other things: USB connection (quite long cable), 1.5W stated maximum consumption and made in China.
 
3 Star Rating  "Had it for a year." 
- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Metro Detroit
I bought this keyboard because of the back lit keys. It was really a godsend being that I most often play games at night. But alas, it wasn't too long before I had to replace it.

After about 6 months the (space bar key) started sticking in a depressed position. Yes, very sad indeed. It also got dirty easy being that there is a big gap between each key.

I almost replaced it with the latest Cyborg V.7 but thought better of it and decided to give the Razor Lycosa a chance, and I am glad i did, but that is another review for another day.

The Saitek Eclipse was a nice keyboard for its time, :b a long time ago. Its NOT a keyboard for gaming but that is what I used it for anyways.
 
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