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Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard - Page 1 of 4

INTRODUCTION

Well, if you've never heard of the Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard until now then I should probably also introduce you to some other really cool things such as: running water, microwavable burritos and Velcro®. In other words, the Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard has been reviewed extensively and is arguably one of the most well known (and well received) keyboards to date.

So, in this review I'd like to share my impressions of this keyboard after 20+ hours of PC gaming, web browsing, and a lot of typing in general. I hope to also provide a unique twist in this review from others by completely dismantling both the keyboard and the Command Pad. This will give you some cool peeks into what makes this product tick and perhaps some inspiration to the modding bug in some of you.

PACKAGING
It's a nice, sturdy box and the keyboard, Command Pad, wrist rest, and CD are all segregated and secured. CrazyPC shipped this box inside of another box filled with packing peanuts to ensure a very safe transit during shipping.

Product Box and Packaging


Inside you'll find the following: keyboard, Command Pad, CD (contains the SST software, drivers and very thorough HTML documentation), three-position adjustable wrist rest, and quick install guide.

Contents

FEATURES
The feature set involves both hardware and software:

  • Clean, sturdy design
  • Adjustable blue LED backlighting button
  • Volume adjustment and muting buttons
  • Saitek Smart Technology (SST) Software
  • Backlit keyboard and Command Pad (the two shift buttons on Command Pad are not backlit)
  • Three-position adjustable wrist rest
  • 104 Key keyboard with adjustable incline feet
  • Blue LED backlit has Bright/Dim/Off mode options
  • Programmable Command Pad for left or right hand use
  • Command Pad has up to 27 (9x3) programmable commands (un-shifted, mode A and mode B)
Adjustable Incline Feet
 

The plastic tension connectors on the wrist rest seem sturdy enough. However, anytime you have plastic (and not metal) being used for this purpose you should take care.

Connection Between Wrist Rest and Keyboard

Wrist Rest

 

Next Page: SST Software & Impressions

 


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