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Adesso-wkb-4100ub.5046788
6.9 out of 10

Adesso WKB-4100UB

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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Average

HTB, TigerDirect.com
26 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for my HDTV, wanted something with decent range and integrated touch pad to use sitting back on the couch in front of my 54 plasma. Find the keyboard clacky and unresponsive compared the LT on my office rig.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Could be better

Zdenekca, TigerDirect.com
2 January 2010
  • Summary: The keyboard is nice but I have a few problems with it: - if I put the receiver 10 or more feet away I am noticing problems with keys and mouse sensitivity and responsiveness - I wish the mouse buttons were below the mouse pad - one of the four elastic pads fell of the bottom of the keyboard already
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Overall 8
8.0

Works

Anonymous, Newegg
1 September 2009
  • Summary: Pretty good device. I like the pad opposed to track ball designs. Everything works very well. I turn the power switch on the bottom off when not using. But I have noticed that if I start a movie in Media Center and turn it off, sometimes it triggers options like it would if you do a right click on a mouse. Could just be consistant user error or a small glitch. But if I slide the on/off button slow I seems to work fine.
  • Pros: -Nice Design -Simple to use -Works as expected -Slim and lightweight
  • Cons: -IR device needs to be in front of media pc -Takes a few seconds for PC to acknowledge after turn on (very minor) - When turn off it sometimes triggers Vista options
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Overall 8
8.0

Greatable Keyboard

Adam H., Newegg
18 August 2009
  • Summary: Mount the receiver high up, you generally do not have any problems.
  • Pros: Great Keyboard. Very sensitive keyboard. Very delicate.
  • Cons: Have to be angled at receiver. Antenna in keyboard has to be mounted to bottom of keyboard, because every time you lay it on your lap you do loose signal to receiver. IDK kind of a bad design.
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Overall 8
8.0

The best HTPC Keyboard!

Joe M., Newegg
8 June 2009
  • Summary: This is the best option fot a HTPC. Everyone that has used it has liked it. I've droped it twice on wood floors and it still works perfectly. the only downside is that the connection tends to be easily interupted by big objects. like if someone is standing directly in front of the HTPC it wont work sometimes. for that i took an egg off my review.
  • Pros: Lightweight but not really cheap feeling, Great layout with touch pad an mouse click buttons, has hotkeys for internet, email, my computer, calculator, media center, and all media control hotkeys i.e. play, pause, stop, etc...
  • Cons: The connection seems kinda iffy at times but its not something that bothers me much, A bit pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I wanted for my HTPC

Jeff B., Newegg
5 May 2009
  • Summary: I was needing a small, light, compact, all in one keyboard/mouse/trackpad combo to control my HTPC. It needed to look cool sitting on my coffee table, but also be funtional to control my computer from the couch. This fits the bill and works great for my needs.
  • Pros: Light, compact, all in one design, nice looking. Installed easily, plug-n-play. range is good, works anywhere in the room. Lots of windows hot keys.
  • Cons: touchpad is very sensitive and sometimes the cursor jumps around on the screen. plastic does seem kinda cheap, so I hope I never drop it. The usb receiver if very cheaply made so be careful with it. The quality of the parts causes me to remove one egg.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty nice

Anonymous, Newegg
19 April 2009
  • Summary: It's a nice keyboard for what I use it for " HTPC". All hot keys work in Vista 32. I gave it 4 eggs for mostly the sensitivity of the mouse pad. Would I recommend this Yes I would.
  • Pros: Light weight, plug and play, batteries included. Nice hot key buttons. Volume controls. I like the mouse pad on one side and the left / right buttons on the other side. It helps while you hold the keyboard with both hands. On / off button so you don't drain the battery.
  • Cons: Very sensitive mouse pad. Will take time to get used to. Black surface shows smudges. The keyboard materials are kinda cheap feeling.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Media Center Keyboard

Christopher O., Newegg
27 March 2009
  • Summary: I purchased the WKB-4000US last year and loved that keyboard. Unfortunately after a full glass of juice soaked the keyboard, it stopped working. That keyboard took a ton of abuse, from being dropped to sat on. I enjoyed that keyboard and this one is 10 times better in terms of functionality. This is a much improved version over the WKB-4000US! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Pros: Best keyboard for media centers. Keys are nice and the scroll pad works great. The extra function keys are a very nice added touch. This keyboard conserves its batteries by going to sleep when not in use, to wake it up, just press any key and its instantly working again. I have no problems with radio interference or any of the keys sticking. The scroll pad works great and has a special scroll function. I also like that the keyboard has an LED indicator to let you know...
  • Cons: Only a couple of down sides to this keyboard, but not enough to deter buying it: the delete key is not in the standard position; the left and right mouse button keys are not located under the scroll pad like other keyboards or like you would find on a laptop, they are located on the other side of the keyboard, takes a bit to get used to; it would be nice if the special function keys could be custom programmed instead of having them all preset; also it would be nice if...
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Overall 8
8.0

Don't expect 100'

Anonymous, Newegg
19 March 2009
  • Summary: I've put new batteries in this unit, and still have trouble breaking 10' from my HTPC. The unit responds very jumpy at just about the range where it's comfortably on my lap - works fine when on my knees ( I love my recliner ). I figured out what the problem was - you can get an excellent range if you stick the receiver out the front of your PC - almost as though it were line-of-sight. When it's plugged in the rear of my SilverStone LC13B-E, it's finicky at best.
  • Pros: Good feeling to the keys, nice media buttons, no-interaction install, touchpad has some really nifty functions ( using two fingers for scrolling or toggling right-click, for example ), light weight, on/off switch.
  • Cons: No ability to customize any of the buttons ( in XP Pro, at least - I don't have MCE on this machine yet ), range is NOT 100' - not even 25'
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