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GEAR HEAD KB1700U Black 89 Normal Keys USB Wired Mini Windows Keyboard

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The GEAR HEAD KB1700U features an innovative 89-key layout, quiet keystrokes, and a metal base, delivering an excellent experience in typing and gaming. The spill-proof design allows you to type with more confidence.

  • newegg 89-Key Design This Mini USB keyboard comes with 89 keys, designed to maximize productivity while minimizing the space it requires. It features three visual feedback LEDs for Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Scroll Lock.
  • newegg Quiet-Type Key Technology The keyboard utilizes half-height keys and a silicon membrane to reduce the keystroke clatter associated with the majority of basic keyboards on the market today.
  • newegg Metal Base This sturdy design is built on a metal sub-structure, providing a sound base that provides the foundation for the enhanced key structure to provide crisp tactile feedback.

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  • Edmund B.
  • 8/9/2013 4:19:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsCould easily be better

Pros: Small, cheap,not hideous to look at.

Cons: There is a useless FN key where the left Control key should be and no right Control key. Since the Linux kernel wouldn't even recognize this odd key so I could re-map it as a left control key I had to pry it out to keep my muscle memory from betraying me. If I only had 1 keyboard I'm sure I could retrain myself but I work on many keyboards all day long and this oddity is just annoying. I get a lot of missed keystrokes, but that may just be unfamiliarity and a weird hand position in this workspace. But I think it is the keyboard. The other weird thing is that there is a Home key where I expect to find my Backspace key, so when I mistype and try to correct it I end up at the beginning of the line. Conventions exist for a reason.

Other Thoughts: It set me looking for another cheap mini keyboard.

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  • Donald P.
  • 6/3/2012 2:28:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGear Head KB1700 Small Wonder

Pros: Plug -N-Play no problem. Small footprint. The key feel is OK with definition of movement. AND Price is right.
Because of limited pull-out shelf width I needed a key board without the useless 10 key sideboard. Now I have room for Trackball and pen-pad for graphics.

Cons: Like a laptop/notebook the key placement takes some getting use to, but that is a matter of time surly.

Other Thoughts: For a couple of $ more put a USB port on the back side for a small light or whatever.

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