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Good value light-weight all-in-one keyboard.,
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This review is from: POINT USB 2.0 Media Centre Slim Keyboard With Touchpad
We use this POINT keyboard with mouse-pad to control a tiny computer connected to a large living-room TV, so it gets a lot of use in the evenings (especially when using an online TV guide to argue over what to watch/record that evening) and it is inevitably dropped more often than most keyboards. But after five months regular use it is still working happily - and pretty quietly compared with some keyboards, which is helpful.
Key action is light, as is the keyboard/mouse-pad assembly itself. Not a lot of feel for a touch-typist, and not quite as good as (say) the Keysonic ACK-540U+ Black Mini Keyboard with Integrated Smart Touchpad which we have had for a year longer. The POINT mouse-pad is also not -quite- as good, and the mouse-pad switches are a bit less positive than the Keysonic.
But the Keysonic is currently two and a half times more expensive, and not significantly better for our usage with the living-room TV. So the POINT keyboard wins our vote for this application.
Recommended for its intended purpose - controlling a Media-centre TV setup.
For more formal use such as adding serious typing/mousing facilities to a system which is used all day we would probably prefer the Keysonic, which is a good bit heavier too.
PS We prefer a wired connection for keyboards and mouse-things and joysticks etc. Wireless ones have been a joyless experience for us, with lag, frequent new batteries/recharging and unreliability spoiling the experience. Add the wireless price factor and we now stick with long USB leads routed under the furniture. They Just Work.
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Initial post: 18 May 2013 08:17:32 BDT
Big Ben says:
The better quality Keysonic keyboard mentioned in the review is now within a pound of the price of this one. So that's what I'm ordering now!
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