Product Type: Saitek keyboards
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Cyborg Mode Gaming Keyboard.
Saitek Cyborg Keyboard
Member Name: williams91
Saitek Cyborg Keyboard
Advantages: 12 programmable keys, multi colour backlighting, audio and USB ports.
Disadvantages: Wrist guard feels a little cheap.
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.
Summary: overall a great keyboard and with the 12 programmable keys you cant go wrong.
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