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As the title suggests if your reading this i shall not waste your time and i shall assume your a gamer.
The keyboard has:
10 user assignable buttons - although setting up macros for these is not as easy as i would like for multiple games but allows you to open saved button profiles so you can reload your macros for each game. The interface to do this however is abit naff.
Removeable wrist rest
Backlight keys - there is no blue!!! You can choose between green red and yellow and a few shades inbetween to make orange or so. Each section of the keyboard can be lit differently and it is all controlled from a dedicated control touch panel at the top.
Metal game keys - easily find your main game keys
Dedicated control panel - aswell as the lights it has media player controls, i have them working most windows media software and itunes
Usb slot - passthrough usb for a fullspeed connection
I have been using the cyborg V.7 gaming keyboard for a few months now and I feel that it is right for a good review. I purchased this keyboard for a nice figure of £65 which isn't too bad for a gaming keyboard; it was promptly delivered within a few days. My first impression was I really liked the packaging, the box was good and it was packaged well.
So let's take a look at some of the closer details on this keyboard.
* Backlighting with different shades and brightness settings.
* Gaming keys can be lit independently.
* 12 programmable keys.
* Programming software to create different profiles.
* Gold plated audio sockets and USB ports on the keyboard.
* Cyborg mode disables the windows key and changes backlighting instantly.
After a few months of extensive use I'm still pretty impressed with this keyboard, the device itself feels like a good sturdy build however the wrist guard itself doesn't. This is one of the only few parts of the keyboard that I don't like, it feels quite flimsy and like it could possibly break. I've taken this guard off and replaced it with a jel wrist guard for extra comfort so I can't say if this has taken the beating that the keyboard has.
The backlighting is quite impressive as you have the option to light up different sections of the keyboard with different colours, a vanity thing maybe but it does come in handy when playing games. The backlighting comes with 5 different brightness settings I believe the brightest of which is perhaps too bright even in the dark but that's just a personal feeling. Changing the brightness uses this cool touch sensitive control panel, at first I thought this might be quite awkward to use and mean bashing it to get it to work but it's very sensitive and works brilliantly.
The keyboard comes with software which allows you to program your own keys using the macro buttons, you can even create different profiles meaning you can program these keys for each individual game you play and all you have to do is change the profile. The software is great and I have profiles for several different games which all work great and make the gaming experience that much easier. Navigating your way around the keys is not a chore on this board and the keys have hard wearing metal plated key caps so they can take a lot of punishment from the more hard core gamers.
Also on this keyboard is what is known as cyborg mode, this places the keyboard in a profile of your choice and also locks the windows key so if you accidently pressing it whilst playing a game (which we've all done at least once) then your game won't be minimised! That was a handy little feature but what I liked more was the gold plated audio and USB ports located on the keyboard, they come in handy and mean I don't have wires trailing from the front of my computer for my headset, I even have my mouse plugged in here and it still works great.
Overall this is a great keyboard and for £65 you can't really go wrong, it's come down in price a lot over the last 12 months and I certainly believe that it is a bargain now.
I purchased this keyboard just before Christmas 2009 for £90.00. I have purchased many gaming keyboards before. First of all I'll list the good things. The silver painted WSAD keys, space bar and arrow buttons are a nice touch, they enable you to distinguish these important keys from the others quickly and easily. The keyboard is designed in such a way that makes it very easy to speed type with the keys slanted at a very slight angle towards you. The twelve programmable buttons on the side of the keyboard are very useful, most especially for gamers. The keyboard has two USB slots on the back along with a microphone and a Audio Jack which is an awesome feature that saves you from having to rake out your tower every 5 minutes to plug in earphones or your microphone. This is one of the keyboards best features. The keyboard also comes with a wrist mount that clips onto the front of the keyboard so that you can rest your wrists on it while you type but it is designed in a way that this isn't really practical. It's mainly just there I feel for aesthetic looks.
When it comes to looks overall this keyboard is very nice looking, the LED lights are what really makes it look the part. However the LED's on this particular model of keyboard are not quite bright enough. Something that bugs me is the fact that there are only a few colours to choose from (Red, Yellow, Orange, Green) while there is no blue. Blue is the most common colour for gaming rigs and I find it very irritating that this keyboard has no blue or purple setting. It sticks out like a sore thumb on my computer desk and makes my gaming rig look odd. I think that the touch sensitive panel that is lined up on top of the keyboard is a nice feature, but I have had my keyboard for less than a year and the volume lights don't work properly and a couple of the keys you really have to hammer to make them work. It's a nice idea but it hasn't been done properly.
The software that comes with this keyboard is terrible. You CAN just plug in and use your keyboard and it's fine. But to program the 12 gaming keys to do what you want you have to use their 'Profile Editor' software which is terrible. It's not user-friendly at all and unless you are a bit of a computer freak you're going to have a hard time working out how to use it.
Overall it IS a good keyboard but if you are going to buy a gaming keyboard I reccomend a Saitek Eclipse I, II or III. They are sturdy and VERY pretty. This keyboard isn't worth the money.