1.0 out of 5 stars
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!, 20 Dec 2011
I bought this keyboard despite the lack of reviews, thinking that it must simply be new. There are a lot of supposedly cool looking features on it such as the media buttons on the left and the touch-pad on the right. I was also tempted by the low price. This is what gets it the one star!!! sadly if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Firstly the wireless receiver is quite bulky and sticks out of the back of my CPU just begging to catch something and snap off. logging on after the thing was installed was quite a problem. As is has no number pad, it uses the right side of the qwerty pad as one if the number lock is on. Unfortunately it constantly switches the number lock on without you pressing it. Now, less than 6 weeks in, the number lock has stuck on making it impossible to use. It wouldn't matter if id did work anyway, as half the keys have just stopped working and I ended up using the on-screen keyboard for a while whilst I dug up my old one.
There are other issues as well - the angle the the keyboard rests off the table is much too low, making typing very uncomfortable, the keys are generally sticky and unresponsive, needing to be pressed quite hard to register making speed typing impossible, the touch-pad and mouse keys hardly every work and it tends to switch itself off after more than a couple of minutes of being left.
In fact, I am currently writing this on the free keyboard that I got with the computer and I have to say, it is miles better that that piece if rubbish every was.
If you want a wireless keyboard, just bite the bullet and go for a more reputable brand. They may cost double the amount or more, but buying thing is literally throwing money away. The only good use for this one is to give to someone as a practical joke.