I enjoy gaming on my computer, many days playing late into the night. I would usually turn out the light in the computer room when my wife went to bed so that it didn't shine in through the vent over the door. This however caused some problems with hitting the right keys on the keyboard. Although I use the computer a lot I am by no means a touch typist, I have to look at the keybnoard to see what I'm typing. With the Saitek Eclipse backlit keyboard I can easily see the keyboard in any light conditions. The keyboard has 3 light settings, bright, dim and off. I usually set it for bright when on the computer with the room lights off, and off when the lights are on in the computer room. The keyboard I have shines with a soft blue light but it is also available in red and purple. I understand the the newer Eclipse 2 keyboard allows you to select all 3 colors. besides the lighting on the keyboard the keys all have a nice solid feel behind them with a smooth even movement on each key. In conclusion I find this keyboard to be a valuable addition to my computer gaming system and would definitely recommend it to any computer user out there.
San Dimas, CA