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.
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
Programmable Command Pad for left or right
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.