This is honestly one of THE best gaming keyboards of all time!
The keyboard is very reliable and for the past 5 years I have owned it, it has never let me down! All the LEDs, plastic and other bits and pieces are well built!
The keyboard has the standard QWERTY setup, making it perfect for office use and for those long typing hours! However it also has a specified gaming section, where all the buttons (WASD etc) are all laid out in a fantastic setup and it is extremely easy to pick between weapons in a large gunfight with this combination!
The entire keyboard is programmable, using the SteelSeries software that accompanies it! You can change every single key press and rename the individual keys! You can program multiple macro functions for individual keys and download pre-setup configurations for your favourite games, such Crysis, Half Life, Team Fortress 2 and Counterstrike!
The keyboard also has an external audio output and mic input, so you don't have to plug your headset/speakers into your PC and it also comes with a Dual USB Hub (for low powered devices only such as memory sticks etc)!
The keyboard has 3 different levels of lighting and can be lit in Blue, Pink or Red!
All in all this is the best gaming keyboard I have ever bought and it was a rightful decision personally for me, over buying the macro heavy Logitech G series!
Astounding three color illumination in RED, BLUE and PURPLE
Choose your level of brightness (Subtle, Ambient, Intense, Off)
Illuminated characters on every key
Rubberized movement keys for superior response
Tilted 11 degrees to match natural wrist position
34 gaming keys labeled and positioned for ultimate precision and control
Simultaneous key stroke response - no need to worry about phantom keys in the heat of the battle
Programmable with easy-to-use drag-and-drop macro editing
Over 125 pre-defined key mapping layouts
Two USB 2.0 ports to plug in mice and other peripherals
Gold plated audio jacks for headsets and microphones
Multimedia controls for in and out of game use