Mad Catz Eclipse Wireless LiteTouch Keyboard
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The way i see it there are four different types of people when it comes to choosing the right keyboard. Casual users who will always settle for your average plain everyday keyboard, HTPC users who will look for a cost effective all-in-one wireless keyboard, professionals and enthusiasts who will most likely go for one of the new extremely high quality mechanical keyboards and of course gamers who will certainly opt for a keyboard with plenty of bells and whistles such as LCD screens, illuminated keys and plenty of secondary keys. Now for good or bad there are plenty of keyboards around to cover all 4 types and we have tested quite a few of those but the thing is that up until today i had never seen a keyboard that featured most of the mentioned features above. Eclipse by Mad Catz seems to have hit the sweet spot between all the mentioned features with their latest Wireless LiteTouch Keyboard and so we decided to take it for a spin and see how it rates.
Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and TRITTON (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
Eclipse may not be well known around the globe nor have they got the longest history in the field but Mad Catz does and i think that guarantees a high level of performance and quality for any product that gets produced under their own brand name or under the name of one of their subsidiaries. That being said the Eclipse Wireless LiteTouch may lack the incredibly durable construction quality that some mechanical gaming keyboards have but it makes up for that with a range of features we rarely see (if at all) with other wireless keyboards. Read on if you wish to see exactly what i am talking about.