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Adesso-wkb-4000us.1340660
6.8 out of 10

Adesso WKB-4000US

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Reviews and Problems with Adesso WKB-4000US

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Overall 6
6.0

connectivity is intermittent

Rodney G., Newegg
6 November 2014
  • Summary: Except for the beam dead-spot issue, I love this keyboard and would purchase again in a heartbeat. Even as such, it's lasted 4 years and still going strong, so I do not regret the purchase.
  • Pros: Great ergonomic design, nice weight and solid feel to it overall. Touchpad position and functionality is beautifully done-very responsive and accurate. KB has really nice tactile and quality feel to it, and editing keys are well laid out. Battery lasts many weeks with my HTPC/couch-surfing use.
  • Cons: Sometimes, even with charged batteries, the wireless "beam" looses connection to the USB receiver. Adjusting KB angle on my lap by a fraction of a degree restores the connection. This increases from a minor annoyance at times to downright frustration. Seems to be battery charge related, MOST of the time **but not always**. Sometimes on a perfectly fresh charge it will do this. I consider it bad enough that when the Adesso breaks I will not purchase another one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Best in a field of bad products

Leonard J., Newegg
20 April 2012
  • Summary: -This seems to be the best wireless keyboard with touchpad product on the market, but it's not too good. You will typo like a crazy person if you use this to do any extensive typing. -Not sure about range. I use this so I can sit a few feet further back from my desktop so I'm not far away at all (3 or 4 feet?). It has never disconnected from thiis distance. -So far, battery life is good.
  • Pros: -Wireless doesn't disconnect -Touchpad works fine -Convenient as a wireless lap keyboard with mouse -Keys feel OK
  • Cons: -Duplicates keystrokes!!! Lot's of typo's -Everytime it wakes up (well almost everytime), it turns on num lock -- stupid! -Wireless dongle looks like its from the 80's (HUGE) -Not in the least bit ergonomic
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Overall 6
6.0

no multi-touch!

Neutralist, Amazon
7 February 2012
Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Bad

BED, TigerDirect.com
19 January 2012
  • Summary: My wife wanted a smooth mouse for her fingers to roll on. After receiving it we were very disappointed with the product. It is all plastic and very light weight (which is great if that is what you're looking for - we actually wanted a metal mouse area) The range, with brand new AA batteries was good if the USB key was in the front of the computer otherwise it barley worked. I'm thankful that this company took it back without any questions asked.
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Overall 6
6.0

Moving on

Anonymous, Newegg
29 December 2011
  • Summary: If I didn't have to tilt it off my lap every time I use it, I would have given it 4 stars.
  • Pros: It's a wireless keyboard with an integrated touch and scroll pad. I bought it for my HTPC. Battery life is good.
  • Cons: Like another reviewer mentioned, the antenna only works well for me if you tilt it upward at about a 20d angle. Otherwise the keyboard misfires and is unusable. The mouse is also jumpy. This angling upward is required even though I'm only 6 ft away. The function key needs to be moved. It's not natural.
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Overall 5
4.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Total Letdown

StylixG, TigerDirect.com
1 November 2011
  • Summary: Was looking for an All-In-One keyboard-trackpad to help our Admin. This looked like a great fit as it was similar in style to her home laptop and got good reviews on other sites regarding compatibility with Windows and Mac. To make a very LONG story short, 2 of the 3 that I received functioned properly for approximately 2-3 hours (the first one, the trackpad stopped functioning, and the third stopped typing capital letters), and the other one arrived with food bits...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Not the greatest by any standard

Bob, TigerDirect.com
17 August 2011
  • Summary: keyboard is slow and difficult to adjust. It starts with Number lock on which cases problems with passwords. The LOCK keys should have lights. Otherwise this is a pretty good little keyboard.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

The version I received looks just like the 4000UB

Sarah, TigerDirect.com
19 August 2010
  • Summary: This keyboard works as expected. Nothing fancy. It's the closest thing to a wireless version of a full laptop-style keyboard that I've seen. The range is fine. It's compact and light. However, there are a few problems. There's no software for the touch pad and therefore no way to adjust it's sensitivity beyond your generic pc mouse control settings. It's kind of sluggish. The keyboard layout is not as pictured above. It is more like the 4000UB.
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Overall 6
6.0

pain to get it connected.

Christopher D., Newegg
6 June 2010
  • Summary: I use it as a single point interface for controlling my Media Center PC.
  • Pros: Light and condensed. Wireless. Keyboard + Mouse together. Once recognized by OS: works great.
  • Cons: 1) this product seems to have trouble being recognized by the OS on boot. It has required me to reset the USB RF adapter almost every time I boot the computer. 2) no On/Off switch for keyboard = drain of battery. This is a design flaw that should be corrected. My work-around is rechargeable batteries.
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Overall 6
5.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

compact but quirky

Virginia Video Services, TigerDirect.com
5 March 2010
  • Summary: Battery life not the best, 2 weeks, 4 AAA batteries down the drain, it gets expensive. Keyboard is hit or miss, keys stick, double take, keys pop off. touch pad over sensitive and track slide is not placed in the most user friendly position. Wireless is pretty much line of sight, set a drink or a book in front of this keyboard and it will not communicate with receiver. Very compact design, great for web surfing from your easy chair. Just be aware of the drawbacks.
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