Summary: Blue LEDs for the scroll, mouse, caps lock indicators. Why do these things still exist on computer parts?
Pros: Springy feel.
Cons: Picky personal preference warning: All of the keys are kind of shallow in reference to the body of the keyboard. This means they have less travel. It is especially pronounced in the arrow keys and the INS, DEL, HOME, END, PGUP, and PGDN keys. If all keys lay flat, how do I differentiate? I like tall keys I cannot lie.
Pros: keys are top notch blues. Standard Layout. VERY sturdy The cord is thick and rugged, the chassis of the kb takes the "twist test" very well.
Cons: they shouldn't even have attempted legs on this thing. They are just plastic tabs with slits for bending to snap in the sockets. Feet broke within a few weeks. the headphone 1.8" 'green' jack only works in mono probably from the cheap jack construction. So dont even bother with it, but the headphone jack works fine.
Pros: Mechanical key switches provide a positive tactile feel and sound feedback resulting in enjoyable typing and fewer mistakes.
Cons: It is not as hefty and solid as old Northgate Omnikey and IBM keyboards having similar tactile-feedback mechanical keys. It suffers from inadequate rubber base pads and flip-down stands. It is noisier than most keyboards.
Summary: I've been using this keyboard for a few hours now, and I'm absolutely amazed at how much nicer it is to use this compared to the stock Dell keyboard I've been using for the past three years. The keys are crisp and clicky, and it feels like there's much less strain on my fingers with this keyboard as I'm not "bottoming out" the keys in order to register a keypress. NOTE: When I pulled this out of the box, it seemed like every key was set at a different height.
Good, but there's a reason it is cheaper than comparable mechanical keyboards.
5 April 2011
Summary: I just got this thing this morning, so here are my initial reactions: First of all, the outer casing of the keyboard bulges up in the middle, which makes some of the keys feel as if they are set lower in the keyboard than they are. This is most noticeable to me above the arrow keys. It feels strange right now, but I'll probably get used to it. The keyboard casing is really glossy on top, which I'm not a big fan of, but that's minor.
UPDATE after 1 year (Warranty ISSUE see review) **Worth $75? Absolutely!
Mani Arabi, Amazon
16 December 2010
Summary: After 1.5 years, I have some problems... PROBLEM #1 (MAJOR): My "t" key has started typing tt. I took it apart, cleaned, it and tthe problem has improved but it isn't perfect. (I'm purposely not erasing any double t's should they happen in tthis part of the review). PROBLEM #2 (Minor, kinda fixed): My spacebar key gottt stuck shortly after I purchased it, butt tthat was mostly the result of dirt getting underneatth.