OCZ Elixir Gaming Keyboard
So coming to the end of my time with the Elixir, it's time to look back over the last four pages and try and sum it up in a few paragraphs. From the start, it lays itself down as a pretty raw affair. No fancy LED screens or back lights here. But then you have to bear in mind that it's a keyboard. Do you really need it to sing, dance and bring you your slippers in the morning?
The extra features it presents us with are useful and don't feel unnecessary or too gimmicky. Sure, the media and browsing buttons can be done with global hot keys, but with the Elixir you simply don't have to spend the time setting them up. Typing on the keyboard was comfortable even for elongated periods of time, and it was responsive and accurate in games. The only real glitch we encountered was they keyboard not registering the CTRL+Space keys when pressed simultaneously.
Due to there being no UK layout available, no British store has the Elixir in stock currently. But looking over stateside, I came across the same board as the review sample at Newegg
for a very reasonable price of $29.99. Translating over to circa £17, the board could be a budget gamer's dream, or for those among us who can't bear the thought of spending £50 on a keyboard, but still want a good looking, practical keyboard.
• Hitting Ctrl+Space simultaneously didn't work on our keyboard.
• UK Layout not yet released.
Thanks to OCZ
for providing the Elixir for review.
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