Keyboard to Buy
Product Model: SteelSeries Shift
When it comes to keyboards, there's a little give and take no matter what model you look at, and it's pretty hard to make everyone happy. With so many options available out there, trying to figure out what keyboard is best for you can be quite a chore.
My favorite keyboard that I looked at in 2010 is the SteelSeries Shift. The Shift offers a ton of options that can keep almost anyone satisfied. A rugged, solid feel and multiple ergonomic adjustment options allow a user to be comfortable in the fact that this keyboard can be not only used for gaming, but everyday work as well. With up to 24 programmable macro options available, two USB ports, a headphone and mic jack, and media keys at your fingertips, you won't be hurting for options.
The only thing that may be a deal breaker about the Shift for some is the lack of backlighting on the keys. Other than that detail, there's a lot about the Shift to love. The SteelSeries Zboard concept even allows you to easily swap out interchangeable keysets for a truly customized look. The SteelSeries Shift would make a great gift for someone looking to upgrade their keyboard experience this holiday season.