Learn more Download now Shop now Pre-order now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 11 March 2012
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.
33 Comments| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.