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Functional good value wireless keyboard
on 29 August 2012
Very impressed with this keyboard, it's pretty compact but very comfortable to type on, some positives:
+ Nice compact size yet large enough to touch type full speed accurately on.
+ Nice action on the keys, they are raised above keyboard base and have a comfortable amount of travel on them.
+ Keyboard feels very solid, heavier than other wireless keyboards I've had before but is actually a bonus when typing away from the desk as it helps it stay more stable. Feels like it will last, unlike the microsoft wireless desktop keyboard which felt flimsy by comparison.
+ On off switch - not all wireless keyboards feature this but can only be good for battery consumption.
+ Laptop style Fn button which allows access to further functions (such has on off or email) through F1-12. Not massively useful to me, but some may appreciate it.
+ Media keys at the top, play back forwards, mute vol -+, fairly standard but always useful.
+ Unifying receiver, is tiny, installation is very easy and works with the same receiver from my mouse. There's a compartment in the battery cover for the spare receiver.
And some negatives:
- Keys have a plastic coating feel, the keypress action feels quality but the keys themselves not so much.
- The lettering appears to be stuck on to the keys, can make out a dark outline where they've been added if you look very close. Potential here for commonly used keys to lose they're lettering but this is just speculation.
- Home and end keys are in the wrong place, located above the number pad, which does take some getting used to. Same for the arrow keys which have been moved to save space.
Overall I'd recommend it, nice good quality keyboard at a reasonable price from a reputable brand. Some concessions on key placement to obtain the compact size whilst still using normally sized keys, but is perfect for me - I needed a keyboard that would equally comfortable to type on a desk and on a lap and this is certainly that.