Compact and perfect
Feb 22, 2012
Review by vanamarie
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Cons:No screen shot
The Bottom Line: Great compact keyboard that is comfortable and easy to use.
I bought this on sale at Staples.com about 5 months ago for $20.00. Not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by the feel of this keyboard.
Recommend this product?
To start, it is not a cheap, lightweight or a basic keyboard. You will find it is more then comfortable to type on.
Like many keyboards, there are quick keys. My favorite to use is the calculator tab, which in finance, comes in handy on a daily basis. Because I always have my music going on my computer during work hours, the quick keys for volume are also a major plus.
This keyboard was simple to use out of the box. The one warning I have for anyone buying this. Watch out when you open the keyboard. Look for the red USB plug that will connect this to your computer. Mine was taped to a piece of cardboard that had held the keyboard in place in the box. In fact, I almost threw it away and after 5-10 minutes of searching, finally found it. After that, it was smooth sailing. Plug the USB in, pop in two AA batteries and you are good to go. I used Duracell and to date, have never had to change out the batteries on my keyboard.
You will notice some differences if you are used to using the standard keyboard that comes with most computers (my previous one was a Dell) The main difference is a wonderful change for me, and that is that this keyboard is naturally raised a bit and there are no plastic legs to pop out and have break. There are non stick pieces on the bottom of this keyboard, and because of the weight, it stays right where you put it!
Also, this keyboard is a little more compact, I have noticed that the arrows are smaller and closer together. In fact, most of the keys are closer together, with little to no space in between the different "sections" - For example, in my other keyboard, the numbers have about a 1/2 space between them and the f1-f12 keys, on this, there are none. They literally touch. This took getting used to, but not something at all that makes it difficult to use.
The only negative thing I have found with this is the lack of a "screen shot" button. I have researched and researched, and while there is a "print screen button" this is not a screen shot button, which I often need in my job.
I have previously read of complaints of the keys wearing off or their being a lag on this keyboard, however, I have never experienced any of these.
Aside from this, There is nothing really that I can say that is a negative on this keyboard. The best part is obviously that it is wireless and I am not restricted to one part of my desk while typing.
5 year limited warranty
AA battery support
Low profile keys
Wireless with USB connection
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP compatible, however, I did read on a recent review that someone used it successfully with a MAC
Amount Paid (US$): 20.00
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