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GEAR HEAD KB4950TPW Black 90 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB RF Wireless Mini Touch II Touchpad Keyboard

  • 90 Normal Keys
  • 8 Function Keys
  • USB RF Wireless
  • GEAR HEAD
  • Black
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With 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, the Gear Head KB4950TPW Wireless Touch II Touchpad Keyboard delivers superior wireless freedom. Creative wireless synchronization provides easy installation. More advanced features are included, such as Smart Touch technology for ease of use, and quiet-type keys for maximum productivity and noise-free typing.

  • newegg 2.4 GHz Wireless Connectivity 2.4 GHz Wireless connectivity provides a flexible range of motion for your operating environment – up to 30 feet! Move freely in your house without cable clutter.
  • newegg Automatic Synchronization Automatic wireless synchronization provides hassle-free installation. Just plug in the Nano receiver and install the batteries. Your wireless desktop will be automatically detected and connected.
  • newegg Integrated Multi-Touch Touch Pad Thanks to Smart-Touch technology, you can use one finger for your mouse and use multiple fingers to scroll up and down, zoom in and out, rotate, move, copy, and clip.
  • newegg 98-key Keyboard Design This laptop-size keyboard, with a 98-key design, maximizes productivity while minimizing the space required on your desktop. Eight hot keys allow one-touch access to the Internet, Search, Favorites, Email, and your multimedia controls. This 98-key keyboard design uses full-size keys for comfortable typing.
  • newegg Quiet-Type Key Technology Quiet-Type key technology ensures quiet typing! Noise will not distract you any more. Keep focused on what you do.


Learn more about the Gear Head KB4950TPW

Model

Brand
GEAR HEAD
Model
KB4950TPW

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface
USB

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Mini
Normal Keys
90
Function Keys
8
Keyboard Color
Black

Type

Type
RF Wireless

Features

Features
2.4 GHz Wireless Connectivity
Integrated Multi-Touch Touch Pad
Automatic Wireless Synchronization
98-Key Design
8 Internet/Multimedia Keys
Quiet-Type Key Technology

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Andrew T.
  • 12/6/2012 5:41:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNice for HTPC

Pros: I got this keyboard to replace an Adesso that was driving me crazy with its missed keys and decaying track ball performance. So far typing on this thing is great, I can type full speed without worrying about missed keys. Track pad works fine, and I'm hoping it'll last longer than the track balls on my last two HTPC wireless keyboards. They keyboard really feels steady when you rest your wrists on it with it on your lap.

Cons: I don't like that the Backspace key is the same shape as a standard key. In addition, I'd rather the Control key by bottom left instead of the Function modifier key. I also would've preferred a design with the full suite of Media Center keys, but I was willing to accept the loss here, as I have a remote as well.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/12/2012 4:30:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot good for typing

Pros: It works and you "can" type with it. BUT........see cons for the but.

Cons: I purchased this keyboard to use with my HTPC. It works good for that; the touch pad seems good. BUT, for typing - it sucks. It misses letters or sometimes after hitting a key, it will type up to half a line of the same letter (and my fingers will not even be on the key). Even to use it to type a short IM it is really bad. It is also quite noisy to type on.
Another thing the Ctrl button and Fn button have been switched around so many mistakes are made because of this.

Another problem are the buttons on the bottom of the touch pad-the left button is the right mouse button and the right button is the left mouse button. Very poor workmanship and design for a key board. I would never buy another GearHead Keyboard because of these problems.

Other Thoughts: Somewhere there must be a good wireless keyboard at a good price; that will work good.

Over the last 4 years I have gone through 4 wireless keyboard to use with my HTPC - 2 addesso's 1 rosewill, and this Gear Head. NON have lasted a full year and each one has had some kind of what I would call "stupid" problems. For $30 or more (Addesso $70.00 each) I expect something better than this.

I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS KEYBOARD TO ANYONE!!!!!!

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  • Denny H.
  • 4/9/2012 12:47:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot for me

Pros: None

Cons: I've been a programmer/analyst for 20+ years and the keyboard is like my right hand. I find the key contacts are poor and a few of the keys are awkwardly placed.

Other Thoughts: I threw it in the trash.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/4/2012 10:19:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of JUNK

Pros: It just broke and I can buy something better. I really with I could give it negative stars.

Cons: Absolutely horrid from day one, I finally broke it 10 minutes ago and wanted to smash it to little pieces for a long time. First there is no scroll integrated into the touchpad. The touchpad is HIGHLY erratic, moving on its own often. You have to double tap the touchpad to get control of it again. The touchpad also single clicks by itself quite often so you have to be carefull what you are hovering over at all times. The RF reliable up to about 5 feet as long as it has line of site.

Save your money for blue tooth, a touchpad with a scroll, and and better build quality.

Other Thoughts: I am not going to go finish smashing it with a sledge hammer until I can no longer stand.

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  • Marc C.
  • 12/13/2011 4:17:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Good idea....

Cons: Poorly executed. Does not work more than a few feet away from adapter. Track pad becomes erratic and unreliable. So, what's the point?

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  • Stuart F.
  • 11/22/2011 3:20:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is identical to the Perixx Periboard 802, now discounted; I got it as a replacement for my old Perixx gave good service even though I kept spilling things on it. The thing is solidly built; keyboard has a fair amount of resistance so is very comfortable to type on. The touchpad is multi-touch so, for example, use two fingers to scroll, tap with two fingers = middle mouse button, tap with three fingers = right mouse button. The touchpad is so intuitive that you can swap hands if you ambi-confused (or very clever). I originally got this when I developed carpal-tunnel syndrome in one hand and couldn't mouse with that.

It runs perfectly under several varieties of Linux (openSuse, Ubuntu).

Cons: cons - if you repeatedly spill food and drink on it, it will get dirty. At least my old Perixx did; I expect I'll eventually find out about this as well.

Other Thoughts: Not in the user manual, but it will power down if not used for a few minutes; simply hit a key (shift or whatever) to power it up again.

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  • Tyler M.
  • 11/16/2011 5:46:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOverpriced Junk

Pros: Love the shape, the laptop keyboard feel. The design is truly spectacular in concept, could've been a great HTPC control center. See cons.

Cons: That touchpad. Yikes. I'm not sure how this happened, we've been making touchpads for nearly two decades now, but somehow Gear Head didn't get it right. The touch pad absolutely has a mind of its own, sometimes refusing to move at all, sometimes darting wildly across the screen. The touchpad clicks randomly on things, and often moves the cursor a bit after I remove my finger. This makes moderately delicate tasks such as selecting a song, browsing through links, or adjusting my EQ settings pretty much impossible.

It's not RF reception causing this, my receiver is on a USB extension, I have no wireless devices or cordless phones, and it persists even if the keyboard is inches away from the receiver. The touchpad is just junk.

Other Thoughts: What a tremendous letdown, I was really excited about this one. Had it worked properly, it would've fit the bill perfectly as my htpc keyboard and mouse. That, and it is a bit expensive for what it is, I'm not sure how they justify the hefty cost.

I wish it had worked, I really wanted to love it. Alas... I can only recommend against buying any gear head product with a touchpad, as they all likely use the same one.

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  • Christopher M.
  • 9/11/2011 2:28:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsInterference issues

Pros: Wireless. The volume control buttons are nice--I wish they had a "mute" button though (only has volume up, down, and then stop and play/pause).
It is truly plug-and-play with Windows 7.

Cons: seems to be prone to interference. I suspect the problem lies with my other 2.4Ghz devices, but not sure. The RF transmitter must be on the botom of the keyboard because I have problems when I have the keyboard on my lap. It is OK if you need the wireless, but it is poor if you need to do a lot of typing. I got it for my Media Center, which is in the living room. Also, I'm not sure that there is any encryption of the wireless signal between the keyboard and receiver, so I am assuming it is being transmitted in the clear since the manufacturer didn't list that as a feature.

Other Thoughts: I've used other wireless devices and interference is not an uncommon problem. It is OK enough, but I'm not thrilled by it and I wouldn't recommend it to someone else. I would consider getting a bluetooth keyboard next time.

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  • Seth C.
  • 9/7/2011 1:14:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: - Works very well for the price.
- Light, thin, and sized perfectly - about 12" diagonally, like a tablet.
- Used at 9-12ft range for an HTPC setup, with no lag or signal issues
- At one month on the included alkaline batteries, haven't seen the battery light come on yet

Cons: - spacebar seems to hit corners sometimes, making it..."crunchy", but this doesn't happen often enough to be an issue
- it sleeps often (good for the batteries). tap any key to wake it up, though
- numlock on at startup means the function key numpad is on, so letters/punctuation you expect is replaced by numbers (bad for hidden windows login characters!)

Other Thoughts: There's no scroll wheel or zone, but the touchpad is multitouch capable, meaning the standard two-finger scroll/open link in new tab etc works (at least in Windows 7). Treat it like a modern netbook or laptop touchpad. I can't speak for what extra capabilities it might have if full drivers were provided, as Gear Head doesn't have any for download on its website, and doesn't include a disc or anything.

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  • JEREMY B.
  • 8/10/2011 11:11:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll is good

Pros: Great Works well. Thank You.

Cons: None, quick and very responsive.

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