Firstly the overall design of this keyboard is good for its lower end price, i would certainly say that it would make an ideal entry level gaming keyboard. The sleek design of the keyboard with the carefully etched Element Gaming branding looks fantastic.
The back-lighting of the Palladium is also rather impressive and of all the gaming keyboards I’ve owned in the past the intensity and vibrancy of the colour is beautiful and works very well with the Palladiums aluminium surround, as it provides a reflective surface for the lighting. You can also easily switch between 7 different colours as well. If you’re into fancy gimmicks you can make the back-lighting pulse between the 7 colours, although that can be a little distracting.
The way the keys are raised above the surface of the keyboard provides very easy access for cleaning as well as adding to the overall design, I also like the fact that this keyboard has 19 anti-ghosting keys given its lower end price and i especially like the white keys as i think it ties it into the older keyboards and provides a sense of retro versus modern. The keyboard itself is quite small compared to other gaming keyboards which are on the market today but at the same time it is also heavy, which gives it great stability under stressful play. Due to its size and weight, this keyboard would be perfect if you were attending a LAN, given you don’t get much desk space.
Personally, I’m in love with this keyboard. It plays well, feels comfortable and for the extremely low price you can’t go wrong. I’ve always been told “You get what you pay for” but unfortunately that phrase doesn’t sit correctly with this keyboard. Yes you are paying half the price you normally would for a gaming keyboard but overall you are getting a product that looks, feels and games amazingly.
Overall, I would give this keyboard 9 out of 10. The only thing that I can personally pick up on is that the keyboard cable is slightly smaller then what I’m used to, an extra 6 inch would have been perfect, but again that is just personal preference. All in all, you can’t complain. The keyboard costs £19.99 and it’s made from Aluminium.
You can buy your Palladium Keyboard by Element Gaming on eBuyer: http://www.ebuyer.com/element-gaming