Joined on 03/06/03
General Office Use
Pros: Smart looking, crisp key response, USB port, smaller footprint, wrist rest, volume control
Cons: No Cons yet.
Overall Review: I purchased this keyboard for general office use, spending my entire day at the computer. I do not use it for gaming. I really like the look of the black brushed aluminum base with the keys mounted directly on top rather than set within a plastic frame. The overall size of the keyboard is smaller than most multimedia type boards. The keys are not smaller, there is just no additional plastic surrounding the keys or on the sides of the board. The base of the board pretty much ends on the right and left at the edge of the keys which I like because my desktop real estate is valuable. The wrist rest has a nice leather-like texture. The wrist rest is fairly low compared to the add-on rests generally available. All the keys have standard notations like any commercial keyboard, unlike some of the other gaming boards. Since I listen to Pandora while I work, I really like the volume mute button and the volume control roll-wheel. Also a volume scroll bar temporarily comes up on the screen when volume adjustments are made. The keystrokes are nice and crisp and the sound of the keystrokes are only slightly louder than the membrane board that I have been using for years. The volume of the strokes are in direct relation to how hard you hit the keys when you type. A lighter type strike results in quieter key sounds. The keyboard has 4 legs instead of the 2 normally found included. You can have the entire board elevated and basically parallel to the desktop or you can set the board at an angle. Since I have used my other premium keyboard for several years before replacing it with the Corsair, it is taking a little getting used to because the spacing is slightly different. The F-keys are closer to the top row of numeric keys than my other board but I am sure that I will get used to it with time. Overall, I really like the feel and quality of my new Corsair keyboard.
Pros: Since the ink/wax sits on top of the paper, the color is very dense and not adversely affected by the paper underneath. The paper handling is good and the wax/ink handling is clean, you just drop the solid wax blocks into the coded slot. The printer seems to be well built. We use it as a network printer and the set-up was very easy. The setup on each workstation was effortless.
Cons: The wax/ink is not durable. It does not sink into the paper, but sits on top. I didn't even think of this before I purchased the printer. You can scratch it off with your fingernail. If you trim through the printed part of the page the wax/ink chips away at the cut mark giving a ragged edge. Do not print on slick paper. The printer does not print as close to the edge as my previous printer. You cannot laminate pages with hot laminate.
Overall Review: We use the printer in a retail store where we are printing menus, gift cards and other pages that must endure a lot of handling.