Even the packaging is superior to all keyboards tested so far. Silk bag, bag with shoulder strap for keyboard, Fan for plugging, WASD and some other keys will be in signal red, the cables are very high quality and and and. That makes a very valued and good impression. The price is more than I expected.
On Windows 7, the supplied driver is a must. He is not translated particularly thoroughly (mixture of Engl. And German) and quite confusing. In my view, the programming of the special keys is not quite self-explanatory. Also, the change of color requires a longer click procedure. Easy color change and click on OK is not. Previously not forget to "App." (How to use) to click and the whole "upload" (on the keyboard). But there are good instructions by the manufacturer on the net and the support is a dream! Unlike many other companies can be found without a long search on the Internet a contact form. Question type on the following day answers a support staff. But not with a standard mail the completely off topic. The support has read my question and in person, nice and friendly and especially helpful replied. If you want to write back and simply answer the mail does not end up in a support pool but at exactly the same employee, who then thanked for praise. Great class!
The lighting is good enough to detect all in the dark. Better than the Roccat (this was uneven) but not as perfect as in the Logitech Illuminated. The keyboard is very, very quiet. The keys have short distances and have a pleasant pressure point.
It is good that the special keys are slightly offset. In other keyboards I caught the quick letter with the little finger, if I wanted to write great, but not always one of the SHIFT modifier keys.
Only the configuration of the F-keys and ESC is not particularly happy. On the old I was able to quickly navigate through menus Games. ESC and F1 (often used for example in MW3) I met instantly and accurately without looking. Here all buttons are very close together.
The requirements that each one has a keyboard are so different that there is not the perfect keyboard well. My criticisms are minimal and when compared to more expensive products and in the light of the excellent support I can clearly awarded no less than completely deserved 5 stars.
In my eyes the best illuminated keyboard for gamers need the special keys, and also one of the best!
PS: In a review I read that the TT icon on the keyboard to bright light and not be switched off. If that should be an eyesore, I can calm down: apparently the drivers have been updated accordingly and you can now turn off the lights of the symbol, if it bothers JMD..