Our review of Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard
The item is compact and sleek. This wireless Qwerty keyboard entails an unified trackpad, which can work with movements such as swipe and pinch-to-zoom. The keyboard has media hotkeys, which can be personalized, and may be connected via wireless USB. The item functions on batteries. This product has originally been designed for digital home setups; it can work to control a movie centre or digital audio rig.
Physical layout and Composition
The dimension parameters are: 367x132x194mm. The weight is 434g, making the item compact and sturdy. The covering is made of black plastic and seems a lot bulkier than it really is.
A bright black trackpad is located to the right. Rounded edges create an impression of a slimmer model than it is in reality.
The quality of materials, which were used for construction are high. Maybe the plastic part does not make the item look to fashionable, but it is reasonable and sensible enough for your house, and it seems durable and long-lasting.
The keyboard comes with a small pocket (with a magnet), where you can fit your dongle for protection.
On top of that, connecting this keyboard is not a problem at all. All you need is to insert the dongle, turn it on and that is it! When our team tested out the accessory in our office full of various wireless devices including keyboards, we experienced no impedance or obstruction to the keyboard’s performance.
Also, the trackpad is of a sensible size, and is reasonably sensitive. On my PC I preferred to use it instead of a mouse, as moving the cursor on the screen by touch is instinctive, when swiping, scrolling and zooming on a trackpad is more natural and less time-consuming in Windows eight.
However, one disadvantage which we have noticed and come across on practice was the fact that this keyboard is not meant for typing for long periods of time or demanding utilization. The problem is that when you are pressing on keys, it seems as if you are on a netbook. Ok. Yes. I am not denying. Maybe the cause for this is my lack of skills, but after a couple of sentences my fingers and palms were in so much pain, as if they were going numb. In addition, I made a lot of typos and mistakes. A potential reason for these difficulties is a lack of angle- the keyboard practically lays flat on the surface.
Cost at the time of our test – $37