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on 7 October 2012
It works okay, is decent to type on, and the USB adapter is really small, but the layout is strange.
The keyboard itself is no more compact than my other logitech, but for some reason they've crammed everything up a little. The six buttons above the cursor keys have been rearranged with the home and end keys above the insert pageup instead of in between. I use those keys all the time, and so have to change my natural actions just for this pointlessly different layout. The F keys are moved over slightly to the right. They're just out of position compared to normal, so touch typers will have to readjust for this layout. The cursor keys are shoved over to the left a little so that they tuck in under the right shift button, and the right control has been made narrower to accomodate this. I wouldn't mind so much but this keyboard is slightly wider than my other, so what's the thinking behind compressing the extended keys?
But worst of all for me is that the applications key has been replaced by an Fn key. To use the applications key, you must hold down Fn and press the print screen button. What a pain. Whoever designed this keyboard must have been looking for something to do. Can't see me tolerating this thing for long. One last winge, there are no media/internet/outlook/calculator type buttons. My wireless logitech desktop set has them, and it was only a couple of quid more expensive than this. Should have bought another of those instead. Only positives I can see are the on off switch, and the tiny receiver. Oh yeah, nearly forgot, there's no indent around the capslock key. Didn't know I used that as a useful tactile guide for control and shift tabbing until it was removed. My advice to touch typers would be to avoid this and stick with the norm.