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on 16 November 2012
We wanted to buy a keyboard for under £100 for our daughter's Christmas present. It needed to be suitable for someone who is learning, but we also wanted her to be able to continue using it once she had progressed a bit further. To this end, it was essential that it had touch response keys to emulate the keys on a piano whereby a gentle tap on the key will produce a soft note and a harder strike will produce an stronger, louder note. After much looking around we settled on this one as it seemed to tick all the boxes.

We ordered the product late on a Monday night and it arrived promptly on Wednesday morning, which I thought was excellent service, especially considering that delivery was free. I should point out firstly that, although it is described as being supplied with an AC adaptor this is not actually the case, so I was somewhat disappointed when I first opened the box to test it. I contacted the seller via email when I realised the mistake and they replied within half an hour. They explained that the problem was with the product listing supplied by the manufacturer and they were not aware of this until my email. They were very apologetic and they resolved the issue very satisfactorily, so I was extremely impressed with the after sales service provided.

As for the keyboard, I am really pleased with the quality of the build and the sound it produces. Most of the tones sound quite authentic and it has the look and feel of a much more expensive instrument. It has a number of built-in lessons for novice users and although I have not tested all the functions on offer it seems to be quite comprehensive and should take you through to an intermediate level. There is also a selection of songs pre-programmed into it with the keys and notes displayed on screen so that you can learn to play them. You also get a songbook included in the pack to help you expand your repertois.

All in all I would highly recommend this keyboard. If you are considering spending slightly less on a similar keyboard without touch response keys, I would advise against it.
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on 26 January 2013
Bought this as an entry level item for my daughter. She has being going at it non stop since Christmas. (I would advise buying Headphones at the same time.)
The layout is very simple. The majority of the sounds are pretty run of the mill, and most don't really sound great, but the piano option is absolutely spot on, and precisely what we were looking for. The other sounds, for our purposes, were only ever an interesting extra, so that can be forgiven for the price.
Definitely worth the money.
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on 17 November 2012
As a pianist this keyboard was perfect for travelling and allowed me to seriously practise. It has exvellent backing possibilities too when connected to an amplifier.
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on 8 January 2013
I wanted a keyboard to help me with my singing perhaps more than to play it as an instrument primarily. It has oodles more functionality than I shall ever need, but the keys seem to work in an appropriate way - of course a more demanding user might find otherwise but they may be willing to spend a lot more. The freebie music lessons are interesting.

I bought a stand with it branded Tiger. This works in the sense of holding the keyboard but there is no specific locking point so the keyboard slips around on it a bit and it is also a bit wobbly. Might we worth looking at alternatives there.
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on 27 February 2014
I bought this for my daughter - it was the cheapest of the "proper" keyboards with touch sensitive keys at the time. She really likes it. I really like it too, there are plenty of sounds and rhythms to choose for although they are all a bit "casio" - I think you'd have to spend a few hundred pounds more to get anything better. It's got a pitch bend wheel and a "learning" function that takes you through the pre recorded songs, if that's your bag,

It's a good little practice keyboard, but I thought it had a record/sample function, and it doesn't seem to. There was a booklet with some songs in but nothing showing how to use the functions. The music stand doesn't support papers or books very well resulting in lots of frustrating moments where the book falls on your hands while you're trying to play. The volume isn't very loud and, more importantly, you cant set the volume of the notes and rhythm seperately, resulting in the rhythm (I think) being far too loud, so we rarely use it.

HOWEVER - I don't think you'll get a better keyboard around the £100 mark. i looked and looked and this is just how much they cost. I think this is the cheapest decent keyboard currently on the market and for that I would have to recommend it. The keyboards cheaper than this seem truly useless, expressionless, more toys than instruments.

This does very well to practice notes and scales and we've had a lot of fun writing music on it, but I wouldn't recommend it for performing live or recording. I guess we'll just have to save up and get a Korg.
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on 19 December 2013
Very disappointed in the poor sound quality and inconvence to having reset the keyboard, e.g. tones, rhythms, every time I use it and therefore having to refer to the Appendix Sheet to get actual tone, rhythms required.
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on 14 December 2012
A decent enough basic touch sensitive keyboard - not packed with features but does enough. Purchased this for use with worship band at church. The only thing I miss on it really is the lack of an ability to split the keyboard between two different tones. If using in a similar setting be aware that the buttons are very sensitive so it is quite easy to accidently start a rhythm playing when adjusting other settings!
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on 25 December 2012
Searched around everywhere for a well price "touch sensitive key" keyboard from a reputable company, and this was clearly a winner. Ok, it MAY be last years model, but does it really matter at the price?
If your son/daughter wants to learn the piano/keyboard, this is a fantastic product that they can keep using through several grading levels.
P.S., it also has a headphone jack socket for those early practising sessions!!!!!
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on 12 February 2015
Bought as a present for my wife, a complete beginner. She absolutely loves this. Our daughters violin teacher came to our house and used this to play accompaniment on a few pieces, she was quite impressed with this keyboard and its sound. There is a sticker on the box it comes in that directs you to free on-line music tutorials set up by Casio, these also have proven to be useful.
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on 28 November 2012
Can't give a full review yet as bought for a christmas present for my son, but I did have a small play with it and while the piano sound was very nice it didn't seem to play at a decent volume, after christmas I will get a more in depth look at it and see if it will output through a computer or amp.
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