Let's not kid ourselves - the smaller and more convenient laptops get, the worse their keyboards are. Between that and tablet computers, there will always be a need for portable keyboards and mice that can rise to the challenge of providing full usability when away from the office.
This is one such pairing - a full size keyboard with numpad and function keys and a decently sized two-button mouse with scroll wheel. Both wireless, and both able to pair via 2.4Ghz dongle or one of two bluetooth channels for up to three device profiles in total.
The housing is plastic but sturdy and with a nice finish. The keys are chicklet-style with short travel and good response. And the form factor is smooth and easy to get in and out of a bag. The mouse is similarly appointed, with no protrusions and a little door for the USB dongle to live in.
Both are micro-USB charged and a cable is included. So give up on your cramped laptop keyboard with the sticky spacebar from that spilled latte and upgrade to a proper productivity companion which can work with your Windows notebook, Android tablet or MacOS laptop no matter where you go.
Keyboard Features Checklist
- Full-Sized Keyboard: Yes
- Numberpad: Yes
- Integrated Touchpad / Trackpad: No
- Backlit Keys: No
- Connectivity: Bluetooth (2x Bluetooth + 2.4GHz)
- Multi-Device Control: Yes (Up to 3 devices)
- Multimedia Controls: Yes
- Built-In Rechargeable Battery: Yes
- USB Dongle Storage: Yes
Here's my full breakdown of this media keyboard:
- Typing Feel: 9/10 (Feels great for everyday productivity work)
- Build Quality: 9/10 (Sturdy and solid)
- Features: 8/10 (What more could you ask for? Bluetooth+2.4GHz Multi-Device Conectivity in a solid design)
- Value: 8/10 (We found it comparable to the Dell KM7321W, only the Dell model doesn't have a rechargeable battery!)
- 12 Month Replacement Warranty
- 2.4GHz and Bluetooth Wireless Rechargable Keyboard and Mouse combo
- USB Dongle Storage Compartment inside the mouse
- Full-size keyboard with numpad (approx 430mm x 125mmm x 17mm)
- Nearly full-sized mouse (105mm x 60mm)
- Windows, Mac & Android Compatible
- 280mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Up to 50 hours working time and up to 200 hours standby
- 125Hz mouse polling rate
- Micro-USB Charging (includes cable)
- Colour: Black and SIlver combo
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Posted: 1st Jan, 2008
Was just a bit confused by a seeming discrepancy in the listing. Under INPUTS in the main article, it has 4 x HDMI Inputs + 4 x TOSLINK Digital Optical Audio Inputs listed. Yet under the left-hand side summary, it lists "No. Inputs: 4 In 1 Out". Just wanted to double check there were four HDMI AND four Digital Optical inputs. Thanks in advance?
"Yes, there are 4x HDMI and 4x TOSLINK Optical inputs. The section which describes in brief the number of Inputs and Outputs only refers to each 'Set' of inputs as a single input.
For example, a AV switch which takes 4 sets of Component Video, S-VHS, Coaxial Audio & TOSLINK Audio, would still be described as having 4 inputs."
Posted: 3rd Jan, 2008
Does this device come with power supply?
"Yes, a AC power supply is included!"
Posted: 8th Jan, 2008
Is this device compliant with latest HDMI standard v1.3..?
"Yes this device is HDMI 1.3 spec."
Posted: 7th Feb, 2008
Can you switch this device on and off via the supplied IR remote?
"Yes the supplied IR Remote has a Power On/Off Button."
Posted: 4th April, 2008
Will this device work with the switching of audio only?
"Yes, HDMI does not need to be connected in order for TOSLINK or Digital Coaxial connections to work."
Posted: 20th May, 2008
Does this device split a HDMI signal and send the audio through TOSLINK or Coax?
"No, it will not convert one signal to another."
Posted: 13th June, 2008
Can I use my Logitech Harmony universal remote to control this device?
"Yes, you can in the sense you can program your universal remote to operate this device. However, since the channel selection options on this device are up / down only (Source +, Source -), you cannot operate this device as part of an activity (macro) on your Harmony remote, eg, Watch TV, Watch DVD."
Posted: 5th Nov, 2008
Can I input a coax audio signal and then have it ouput via TOSLINK?
"No, this device is simply a switch and will not convert one signal to another. For example if you plug in a TOSLINK cable, the only output that the TOSLINK input can output is TOSLINK, this applies to all the different inputs and outputs available on this switch."
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