Excerpt: Cooling products are Arctic Cooling's main gig but over the years the Swiss company has branched out into many other product categories. For this review I've inspected the Arctic K381, a basic keyboard for people who don't need dozens of bells & whistles. If you're looking for a gaming keyboard you better stop reading here, but if you desire a keyboard that is as compact as possible the K381 may be of interest to you.
Conclusion: The world of technology has changed greatly within the last couple of decades -- from the good old video cassette player and monochromatic televisions, to the latest high definition LED backlit LCD flat panel televisions, Blu-ray players, and high performance surround sound systems -- it is so easy to overlook how far we have come. Many of us who are technology enthusiasts can relate to this, and I am no exception.
Summary: The Arctic Cooling K381 presents a relatively fine mix of features at a lowish price. At $24.95 the K381 is only a little more than your standard run of the mill keyboard. The design is more attractive than the very cheapest stuff on the market, but it comes at a price both monetary and performance wise. The keys are of dubious quality and the quality of the construction is below that of most $20 keyboards.
Pros: Low price, Looks alright, Modern styling with chiclet style keys, Good amount of features for a cheap keyboard, Very slim line design, Size