- 103 Normal Keys
- USB Wired
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Funky layout, better choices exist. 03/09/2012
This review is from: i-rocks KR-6401-BK Black 103 Normal Keys USB Wired Slim Chocolate Key Style Keyboard
Small, light, compact.
Reliable, durable, will tolerate some abuse.
Keys are acceptable for extended typing
Poor typing angle needs to be propped up.
Oddball layout of editing keys can lead to a lot of silly mistakes for someone used to a more standard layout.
The poor angle the keyboard sits at, and it's lack of legs to prop it up are a major issue. Very bad ergonomics can lead to BIG problems down the line for the user. How much do you like your wrists ?
Back in the 1980's, many manufactures could claim honest ignorance of these issues, but we are long past that point. Two eggs knocked off for that !
To be fair, the keys have a decent feel, if a little springy and a little noisy by today's standards. I can live with springy, I hate spongy. Unit has proved reliable in service.
Change the angle it sits at, fix the goofy edit key layout and you would have a nice little product.
I would suggest looking elsewhere.
Note: Boot issue noted by another reviewer seems to only happen on some motherboards. While it works fine with the BIOS on my MSI G31 Intel based motherboard, it failed to play nice with an FM1 Gigabyte A75-D3H board. YMMV
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