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ADESSO WKB-4000US 2-Tone 88 Normal Keys RF Wireless Mini Keyboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - Perfect size, weight, key distribution (except for swapped Fn and Ctrl)
- Mousepad is perfect size sensitivity, etc.
- Keys material feels good

Cons: -Keyboard was defective almost from the beginning. ESC, F1, etc. don't work.
- Range is not so good
- Receiver is huge

Other Thoughts: I bought this keyboard for my HTPC. I almost never use it because I have a remote control, but sometimes I need it to change something in the BIOS, or edit some file in the console using VI (ESC key is used a lot in VI).
This would be the perfect keyboard for me if only it WORKED.
I would buy another keyboard from this brand, except I don't trust them anymore after spending so much money on this and getting this quality in exchange. Next time I'm getting one made in Japan.

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SONY VAIO CW Series VPCCW23FX/L NoteBook Intel Core i3 330M (2.13GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 310M 14.0
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Nice keyboard design (except for lacking dedicated PgUp, PgDown, Home and End)
- Powerful video card
- VTE Virtualization Extensions are enabled (shouldn't even have to mention it, but you never know with Sony)

Cons: - HUGE touchpad! I keep moving the mouse accidentally when typing, how annoying. This is my main grip against this laptop: -1 egg.
- Video card is still not completely supported in Linux (see other thoughts): -1 egg.
- Battery life is not good. The laptop is new and I get less than 2 hours (even after swapping the HD for an SSD): -1 egg.
- Laptop is thicker than average
- A pain to open (around 40 screws), but not too hard.

Other Thoughts: I've been using this laptop almost exclusively with Linux (kernel 2.6.34.1).
Webcam and bluetooth work well in Linux.
The Nvidia driver doesn't support changing the backlight at the moment, which is not so good for battery life and the eyes, I hope nvidia fixes this soon.
There is a "Display off" button which does turn the backlight off even in Linux, so its either ON or OFF.
TV out doesn't work in Linux (xrandr doesn't even show the output).
The wifi card is an Atheros AR9285, which was completely unreliable. After not getting support for Atheros I had to swap it for an Intel 5100.

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ADESSO WKB-4000US 2-Tone 88 Normal Keys RF Wireless Mini Keyboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great keyboard: small, includes touchpad, great feeling when using it.

Cons: I wish Ctrl was the lower left key instead of Fn (I rarely use Fn, but always use Ctrl).

I also wish it didn't include Windows keys, not everybody in the world uses Windows, and since this is a compact keyboard, adding such keys doesn't make sense. A blank piece of plastic like in the old days would be better.

For the price, it should include a USB extension cable with a stand, I am using one from another keyboard and it improves range reception dramatically.

Expensive, but I knew that when I bought it.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this on a home theater PC running Linux, and this keyboard is perfect for my occasional use and then stowing away.
It works right from the beginning of the boot process, so I can enter the BIOS.

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Display Name: Flor M.

Date Joined: 07/27/05

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/08/08
  • Last Review: 08/05/10
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