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ADESSO AKB-230 Black 109 Normal Keys USB or PS/2 Flexible Full Sized Keyboard

  • 109 Normal Keys
  • USB or PS/2
  • ADESSO
  • Black
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Twist it, roll it, fold it, soak it. The all new Flexible Full Sized AKB-230 Keyboard from Adesso is a revolutionary approach to truly taking PC computing anywhere! It's water resistant, flexible, and dust and contaminant proof. The keyboard is great for use in industrial environments, hospitals, libraries, and marine and boating applications. The silicon based material is impervious to almost anything and it is fun to use!

The flat, comfortable design offers easy typing which eliminates negative-angle stress to your wrists. Its improved raised keys provide better tactile feedback than previous flexible designs.

  • newegg Waterproof With its water-proof silicone material, you don't have to worry about damaging the keyboard because you can't! You could spill a beverage on it and all you have to do is simply wipe or clean it off and continue to use it, good as new!
  • newegg Washable The keyboard is completely sealed preventing germs from entering anywhere inside the keyboard. Great for medical facilities since the keyboard surface can be washed and disinfected at any time to avoid the spread of infectious disease.
  • newegg Portable The keyboard is lightweight, ultra-slim and very compact. It would be a perfect companion for travel, school, and many industrial or medical environments. It fits easily in your briefcase, backpack or notebook carrying case and you don't have to worry about any sharp edges.
  • newegg Dirt & Dustproof The keyboard can be used safely in highly dusty environments. Perfect for factories, industrial warehouses, retail facilities or anywhere where dust may be a present.


Learn more about the Adesso AKB-230

Model

Brand
ADESSO
Model
AKB-230

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface
USB or PS/2

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Flexible
Normal Keys
109
Keyboard Color
Black
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista

Mouse Included

Mouse Included
No

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98SE

Features

Features
Waterproof
With its water-proof silicone material, you don't have to worry about damaging the keyboard because you can't! You could spill a beverage on it and all you have to do is simply wipe or clean it off and continue to use it, good as new!

Washable
The keyboard is completely sealed preventing germs from entering anywhere inside the keyboard. Great for medical facilities since the keyboard surface can be washed and disinfected at any time to avoid the spread of infectious disease.

Portable
The keyboard is lightweight, ultra-slim and very compact. It would be a perfect companion for travel, school, and many industrial or medical environments. It fits easily in your briefcase, backpack or notebook carrying case and you don't have to worry about any sharp edges.

Dirt & Dustproof
The keyboard can be used safely in highly dusty environments. Perfect for factories, industrial warehouses, retail facilities or anywhere where dust may be a present.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Miguel V.
  • 9/2/2011 12:36:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggskey board

Pros: good design, smooth typing , easyto clean and now my kids can't damage key board by spill juice at it .It is water proof.!!!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: like the feel.

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  • Miguel V.
  • 9/2/2011 12:32:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsmouse

Pros: Good hand handeling , comfortable. good response time.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: good prise for basic mouse

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  • James A.
  • 2/4/2011 7:30:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblems with 2 different keyboards

Pros: Nice concept. Keyboard looks good.

Cons: Takes a lot of pressure to get some keys to work. Some keys do not show up as correct key. Some keys didn’t even work! One even rebooted a computer multiple times during use.

Other Thoughts: Got this for a computer in the field, with the idea that it would putt up with more abuse. The 1st keyboard hooked up fine and I was able to start the computer up, a few simple test and shut the computer down. I then sent it out to the field, to find out that it had many problems. When they said that it rebooted the computer, I thought no way. When I tried to troubleshoot, not only did it reboot the computer, most of the keys didn’t work. I don’t know how the few keys that did work were the ones that I used in testing.

Newegg was glad to exchange for a replacement. Newegg has always been good to me.

The second keyboard, I tested at my desk. It was better, but still had problems. Did not send back, as I will chalk that up to a learning experience.

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  • Katie R.
  • 8/15/2010 6:40:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot THAT indestructible

Pros: The pro's of these keyboards is that, while they last, they are incredibly quiet, and by forcing you to hit the keys a tad harder you actually end up strengthening your hands, which if you play guitar like me, is always a good thing. Rolls up easily however if plugged in will sometimes cause keys to be struck erronously.

Cons: Well.... i hate to be the debbie downer, but they say these things cant rip and that they don't wear out. My daily use of a couple hours or so a day, and they tend to stop functioning properly (ie... keys stop working mid typing) about 18 months after purchase. my 2 year old acutally ripped three keys off this keyboard in one grab too. So much for indestructible.

Other Thoughts: i know that the keys are somewhat farther apart but it never bothered me. I wish that the end of this keyboard didnt have that massive lump on the end where the cord is attached, it makes it feel a lot less streamlined.

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  • Steven B.
  • 1/15/2010 8:12:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe perfect keyboard.

Pros: It's Quiet
It's spill resistant
It's dirt resistant

Cons: It requires more finger pressure than most keyboards

It can warp

Cigarette smoke can perminantly disscolor them

Some don't have any words indicating the function of some of the buttons such as power and sleep.

Letters rub off easy.

Other Thoughts: One day america will snap out of it.

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  • Andrejs S.
  • 10/6/2009 12:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood for PC Tech work maybe but not for speed typing.

Pros: Light, Flexible, Full sized.

Cons: Keys have to be pressed very precisely, otherwise you'll get a lot of typos. Not for speed typing - period. You basically have to press every key directly in the middle and from 90 degrees angle, otherwise there is a very big chance for typos.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard is maybe good for some PC Tech who needs a pluggable "hacker" type keyboard. Its light you can carry it with you. But this keyboard is definitely not for the office work :). I bought it to try how silent it is and was very disappointed because of the precision that every key requires to not make a typo.

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  • Katie R.
  • 4/30/2009 10:46:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsReally handy

Pros: This keyboard is great for parents and people who like to eat/drink at the computer. I originally got this after I broke my work keyboard by spilling coffee on it. I have spilled coffee on this so many times I can't count and it's extremely easy to clean.. just dip it in warm water and pretty much everything comes right off. Now that I have a child, it's even more practical because I can easily fold this and put it up out of my childs reach, and am ordering another one too.

Cons: The only one I can think of is that there are extra keys that have no function, and thats a little annoying, and yes it does take some getting used to the feel of the keys, but once you're used to it, a normal keyboard is annoying.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these, one for work and one for home. When I lost that job, I kept it, and I'm glad I did, because when a letter key stopped working i was able to pull out my extra one. I have had both since 2006 thought, and they've lasted pretty well, no tearing or ripping of any kind.

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  • ZEBULAH F.
  • 3/9/2009 7:38:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome Keyboard

Pros: Fantastic keyboard... never had one, i now use it at work to enter data... it is easy to use, and easy for data entry...

Cons: Hard to clean, if still hooked up all buttons hit when folding for cleaning.....

Other Thoughts: fantastic keyboard... nothing more to say

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/8/2009 2:19:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGet a folding keyboard

Pros: supposedly spill proof, I don't know, I've not spilled anything on it

Cons: The keys require more force than a normal keyboard, and they are still hard to get to register since you make sure just the right part of the key goes down on just the right part of the base. I got this thinking it would be transportable. I could put it in my bookbag and pull it out when I needed a full sized keyboard. However, It has to be the last thing I put in my bag because it snags on everything (the plastic is high friction, and anything going into the bag catches and crumples it.

Other Thoughts: This flexible keyboard was 1/4th the price of the folding keyboard I got to replace it, the flexible keyboard still looks like a bad deal.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2009 12:12:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: I actually ordered the Adesso compact model from NewEgg, which they no longer sell. Nonetheless, it works great, and is PS\2 and USB compatible. It fits nicely over my laptop keyboard.

Cons: Takes a bit of time to get used to the keys.

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