Keysonic Illuminated Keyboard ACK-5000HL

Conclusion

Conclusion

Keysonic have made a decent backlit keyboard. Attractive and fairly ergonomic it is pretty nice to use and glows very bright in the dark.

You are not going to like the keyboard if laptop-style keys are not your thing, but it does grow on you a little. If you are a fan, then this is certainly a great keyboard to put on your desk. Gaming-wise it's not as responsive as the Saitek gamer-oriented keyboards, but it can be forgiven for this as the Eclipse is a keyboard aimed directly at gamers.

At £29.36 from SCAN and £30 from Advancetec the Keysonic represents a keyboard that is in the same price bracket as the Saitek Eclipse II. As such this makes it hard for me to recommend it just on price as the Saitek has more features and is generally a fuller keyboard for the money.

However, if you're looking for something a little different for your money, I don't think you'd go wrong with the Keysonic Illuminated Keyboard. The keyboard is definately not a laptop keyboard and once you get used to it it is very ncie to use and a good competitor with the other keyboards mentioned.

Recommended Award

The Goods


+ Strong backlight
+ Sleek looks
+ Comfortable for extended typing
+ A little different from the norm

The Mediocre

* Laptop style keys not great for gaming

The Bad


- Pricey compared to better keyboards
- Letters hard to see when backlit

Thanks to NanoPoint for the review sample

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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2007, 15:21:10

FarFarAway
Keyboards are a very personal thing. Having lived with the Keysonic Illuminated Keyboard I can say that it wasn't love at first sight...but how did it get on after some 2-3 weeks use?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...211303513s.jpg

Take a look here

12-10-2007, 15:37:09

Brooksie
Nice review Matt, found a coding error though, the image thumbail for the front of the box when clicked it opens the back of the box pic.

12-10-2007, 15:38:40

FarFarAway
Ta mate, I'll change that now

12-10-2007, 15:45:34

ionicle
looks really nice, shame it has a few little things wrong with it though

12-10-2007, 17:10:45

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Ta mate, I'll change that now
Still not working

Now both the pic's are the thumbail for the front of the box.

12-10-2007, 17:32:46

FarFarAway
lol

Try again

12-10-2007, 17:37:07

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
lol

Try again
w00t

lol, overdid the emotions a bit
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