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A triump of 'design' over usability and quality
on 30 June 2016
I tend to no longer write reviews for amazon but I disliked this so much I'll make a special case.
This thing has been designed to look sleek and cool but at the cost of actually doing its job. If you do much keyboard work you need Home/End/etc but instead they've put them on the arrow keys so you have to press a modifier key to get them to work. Idiotic. There are keyboards the same size which don't unnecessarily combine functionality.
The keys have been flattened for coolness which reduces tactile feedback. Better yet, the function keys are together in a thin row at the top, ungrouped, and so close together it's impossible for me to tell by touch which one I'm on, or even if my finger's overlapping two, forcing the user to look down to operate. Amazingly stupid.
The final touch of class is that the keyboard defaults to having numlock on when turned on, or whenever you switch to a different account (and intermittently numlock comes on when you successfully log in too). This shows their attitude to QA. Avoid this keyboard.
FYI the A4 Tech KL-5 Mini Slim Compact Keyboard <ttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001CJH6Y6> was far better except it didn't have a Ctrl on both sides of the space bar (essential for emacs users) so I've defaulted to the Perixx PERIBOARD-407B, Mini Keyboard <https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0064M436A> which I don't like the chiclet-style keys of, but it's least it works. They're both, incidentally, a fraction of the cost of this overpriced junk.