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Layout
The Challenger sports a normal QWERTY layout, complete with directional arrows and num pad. The function keys run along the top of the board, though the print screen and scroll lock functions have been moved up from the 'home' key bank. Media function keys (pause, play, skip), volume, brightness, and profile switching complete an uninterrupted line of keys along the top.

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Key lock indicators as well as a profile display are at the north of the board, centered between two unique plugs for positioning the fan. Five programmable keys are on either side of the keyboard, labeled T1 through T10. The bottom of the Challenger declines to meet the surface, creating an ergonomic wrist-rest and giving the board a ellipses-like appearance.

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On the top side of the Challenger Pro, you will find the plug for the modular USB cable, as well as a built in 2-USB hub. There are a few coves hidden from view as well, one to store the 30mm fan, and a 'U' channel that runs underneath the board to help manage the slack of the USB cord.

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Arxon's Avatar
Arxon replied the topic: #16372 30 Jun 2011 01:16
picture of it glowing in a dark room would have been nice.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #16373 30 Jun 2011 01:20
Thanks for the feedback we should be able to get that photo and add it to the review. The only problem with a dark shot is it really doesn't show what the keyboard will look like in person. Normally it will come out over saturated and will make even the dimmest back lighting look bright.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #16374 30 Jun 2011 04:54
Nice write up Adam.

Just wondering though, with the G15 pretty much king of keyboards why would anyone use anything else?

I do like this though. I just think the price is a tad high.
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Lersar replied the topic: #16375 30 Jun 2011 07:07
Arxon wrote:
picture of it glowing in a dark room would have been nice.

Yes usually photos without flash don't do the product justice, and flash of course defeats the purpose. I'll try to snap one for you though, it does have a nice underglow to it.
Wingless92 wrote:
Nice write up Adam.

Just wondering though, with the G15 pretty much king of keyboards why would anyone use anything else?

Thanks! It can be somewhat difficult since keyboards especially are typically very similar in nature. Brand preference comes in to play I'm sure, and the mechanics of the keys are a big thing as well.

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