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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Works fine – Stylish 105-Key Slim Wired USB Keyboard - White (160CM-Length) Reviews

posted by H3g3m0n on 09/15/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Nice white color. 'Island' style keys. Full sized keyboard, with numpad. Arrow keys in correct size/position.
Cons:
No media keys Annoyingly placed 'Macro' key.
Other:
Keys have a gentle 'soft' feel to them but there isn't any problem feeling that they have been pressed. Has "Wired Keyboard K1' printed on the spacebar. While there are dedicate Page/Home/End keys I kind of like having the option of fn+arrowkeys you find on the mac ones and laptops.
Bottomline:
This is a fairly nice keyboard if you like the feel if the slim key mac style keyboard without being tied to the mac 'look'. Unlike the other mac-like clones available this is a fullsized one so things like the arrow keys are in the correct position and it has dedicated PageUp/PageDown/Home/End/Insert keys. The main issue I have is the 'Macro' key. It's not much use for most people (maybe for people typing in another language like Chinese or one with accents) and it is positioned right next to the shift key so it's fairly easy to knock it by accident when trying to make an uppercase. On Ubuntu, it seems to print a > character by default. I'm going to see if I can make it work as an alternative left shift key using xbindkeys. Also the lack of media keys is a bit of a pain (would love a fullsized mac-clone keyboard which also has the full range of fn keys). I have one of the mac clone keyboard, I did prefer the 'feel' of the keys on them (and the genuine mac ones better still) but this one isn't bad either.

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