Saitek Eclipse II (2) USB Gamers Keyboard

Introduction Package and Packaging


Saitek are a company who entered the gaming peripheral field in 1993 and have been making products for gamers ever since. With some excellent joysticks, game controllers and mice: they are a company associated with gaming.

The Saitek Eclipse was an excellent gaming keyboard in it's first edition. With a strong backlight and soft touch keys, this keyboard was comfortable and well laid out for gaming.

I have grabbed a sample of their newest keyboard: the Saitek Eclipse II. How well does it measure up?


Saitek have provided the Eclipse II with pretty standard packaging. It's good to see a full picture of the keyboard on the box.

saitek eclipse II

The main features are highlighted, showing three different sets of key colours - nice.

saitek eclipse II

The back again highlights the key features of the board and lists some specs. It's nice to see a couple of pictures of the keyboard itself on the packaging. This would help prospective buyers if it was on the shelves.

The packaging is very sturdy and certainly protects the keyboard from wear and tear of couriers.


There isn't a whole lot to say about the package on the Saitek Eclipse II other than it comes with an additional wrist rest and a manual and install guide.

saitek eclipse II package

The keyboard is plug and play and requires no extra drivers to function. It's a standard bundle and it's good to see a wrist rest included for those long haul games when RSI sets in!

Let's take a closer look at the keyboard...

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Most Recent Comments

13-10-2006, 07:15:14

Had a quick flick through. another fine reveiw. This a keeper?Quote

13-10-2006, 07:58:26

I just may have to buy 1 of these ...Quote

13-10-2006, 08:00:02

I've got one on my new rig and it's the cats meow. I don't miss all of the extra stuff that my G15 did a single bit! The ability to change the LED color on the fly is sweetness to say the least, and the key response is perfect. Love this board.

Great review kemp, I expect nothing but the best from you as usual Quote

13-10-2006, 08:34:35

it's Ayd @ Specialtech using the bosses log in

as usual another great review guys...keep it up Quote

13-10-2006, 08:37:46

That's a shame mate May I ask why you don't care for the board? Did something happen after some long-term use or something else?Quote

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