Eclipse has been making a name for itself in the hot peripherals arena lately. A child brand of Mad Catz, known for their gaming accessories, the company is really shipping some neat stuff these days.
The new litetouch keyboard matches the same sleek, black styling of the touchmouse. All of the keyboard buttons feature LED backlighting, which is nothing new. What’s interesting, however, is that instead of the traditional number pad desktop keyboards normally have sitting on the right, the litetouch features an interesting capacitive touch area.
While the keys don’t physically change their displays, a selective backlighting setup lights up discrete portions of the screen depending on which mode it’s in. Users can opt for a normal number pad mode, a setup designed for media playback, or a “MyEclipse mode”, which lets you configure tasks and actions for individual keys.
The new Eclipse lighttouch is compatible with both PC and Mac setups and will be available soon for $99 for a wired version, or $129 for a wireless model.