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The Microsoft Reclusa is a gaming keyboard featuring blue LED backlighting, two 360-degree jog wheels, gaming hot keys and more.

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Pros

on-the-fly profile management

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two 360-degree jog-dials

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great value: lots of features for the price

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blue LED backlighting

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six programmable gaming hot keys

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four programmable bumper buttons

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designed by Razer

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

bad name for a gamer keyboard: implies gamers are recluses

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back/forward (R4/R5) buttons must be set up with macros to work with Firefox

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Launching Gmail requires the use of Offline mode through Google gears

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doesn't have 'slim' keys - harder to press

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no way to reprogram the Mail button to launch Gmail

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back/forward (R4/R5) buttons to not work in Firefox

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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 The Microsoft Reclusa is a gaming keyboard featuring blue LED backlighting, two 360-degree jog wheels, gaming hot keys and more.

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Shadowtech
04/17/2009 10:21

Received the keyboard in the mail today. So far so good. The keys are really nice; soft but still some audible feedback on them. The wrist rest is padded and comfortable. The backlighting is just the right amount of brightness; not overly bright at all. My only complaint is in regards to the included customization software. Macro support is great, but the ability to reprogram the hotkeys on the left/right side of the keyboard is limited. I would like to change the mail button to open a link to gmail, but you can only launch an .exe or .ink file. However you can set the hotkeys to open preselected apps/windows or close/copy/paste etc., which is quite useful. Also, the back/forward buttons the the right-most side of the keyboard do not function in Firefox under Vista x64. Hopefully I can get those working.

Overall a great gaming keyboard for the price I paid (approx $60).


EDIT: In order to get the back/forward buttons to work in Firefox, you must set up a macro. Assign "alt+left" for back and "alt-right" for forward in the Razer macro editor. These are just the regular Firefox keyboard commands for back/forward in a macro.

Shadowtech
04/13/2009 01:16

If you shop around you can find this keyboard for less than MSRP. Direct Canada has this on for just over $50 CAD (+ shipping) right now.

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