Below you will see the different examples of the coloring that you can expect to enjoy when you use an Eclipse II yourself. The Eclipse II has its own media-control keys, but they sit above the number pad and are crowded by the backlight dimmer knob. And considering that the Tarantula is only about half an inch wider than the Eclipse II counting the Eclipse II’s feet , it’s not like the Tarantula is a bigger desk hog. It has 10 additional customizable function keys which, along with the media-control and image-zoom keys, line the side of the Tarantula, making them easy to reach. No one reads hardware reviews to see how an item is packaged so with that in mind, I will keep this short and sweet.

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Working with gamers to better their products, they have produced products that have been praised by gamers and wanted by all. The design hasn’t changed that much since the original Eclipse board ; the only major improvement is that you now have three different backlighting colors to choose from, compared to the original’s one.

There is also a button that allows you to cycle through the three different colors which are purple, red and blue. The Eclipse II has many pros going for it.

The low profile keys on the Tarantula have the quickness of the best laptop keyboards, where the Eclipse II’s have a swimmier feeling. There you can see the colors are bright and the keys are relatively visible.

One thing that I loved about the G15 was the fact that each key was lit up individually as opposed the Eclipse II where the lighting was underneath all the keys and the light comes through the laser etched keys. We wish that Saitek had also refined the key feel and added a few other features.


Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Aside from lighting up, it doesn’t offer gamers much to get excited about. The Good Lower price compared to that of other backlit keyboards; three LED color options; easy setup.

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The Eclipse II has none of those amenities. There have been a few big names in the PC peripheral game for quite a while now. Best Computer Accessories for See All. Review Sections Review Specs. The Eclipse II came to me in a typical shipping box, brown and bland. For all of its useful features, our biggest problems with the Eclipse II lie in the parts that should be the most refined: While Saitek was founded inthey entered the gaming market in The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich When it comes to cars, it usually looks terrible unless it is done correctly and the same applies for keyboards and cases.

Its no-driver setup means that you can simply plug it in and go, its full backlighting lets you type with the lights off, and the different color options red, blue, purple, or “off” let you make the Eclipse II your own.


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In the past, I vacklit spent far more time on packaging than I really have needed to. As far as being purely a game keyboard, we find that while the Eclipse II is good, others are better. There you have it. The Bad No additional keys or customization software; keys feel cramped and mushy; not as fully featured as the competition.

These will always be the same color as the keys eclipee, but add a nice glow around the keyboard when the lights are low. Craving one of the coolest looking gamer keyboards around?

It should also be mentioned that you do not need to have to backlighting on at all. The compact, smooth-operating K is a desktop wireless keyboard replacement that switek The Eclipse II’s keys feel cramped in comparison. This is not to say that it’s a bad keyboard.

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It has 10 additional customizable function keys which, along with the media-control and image-zoom keys, line the side of the Tarantula, making them easy to reach. But for gamers who demand performance first, the Tarantula is the board to beat. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Bright when you need it and dim when you want to be romantic.

We have two major concerns here.