Reviews and Problems with Chester Creek KinderBoard
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Great for the disabled
Peter F, Amazon
4 December 2012
Summary: My disabled brother has been using one of these at school for a while so I decided to pick one up for the house. He loves it and I was able to get it for a better price than the school. Excellent purchase!
Summary: This keyboard is very kid attractive however, the keys are so large that their little hands do not gain typing skills. It is limited and common keys like "escape" are not placed normally. I have a 4 and 7 year old and they do not like the keyboard. I am purchasing a different keyboard immediately. I will donate this keyboard to the local library or school for children with disabilities. It would be great for a sight challenged individual that needs to see the keys.
Summary: We bought this keyboard for my daughter's preschool classroom, after the teacher told us that they were having trouble with the kids frustration after pressing the wrong keys. It's a great tool for teaching kids how to use the computer. The large keys, the colors, all really appealing for little kids. Much harder to use for grownups (forget touch-typing), but it's a kid-keyboard. It's not meant to be used by adults. My only complaint: HOW is this thing so expensive?
Summary: The quality of the keyboard does not match the price at all. Right out of the box, before my son ever even touched it, the keys stick. The ones that do not stick now feel like they will soon. They are not smooth at all. It just seems very cheaply made. I think you would be better off getting a regular keyboard and letting them learn on that from the start.
Summary: My dad has really bad eye sight and i got this keyboard for him and it has been very useful. The keys are super big so he has no problem hitting the right keys. There is no numeric keypad section on the right side though and that would have been nice. When i tried using it however, it can be a little difficult to get used to.
Summary: We have two young kids, 3 and 5, and this is a good first keyboard for them. They are just starting to play games where they need the arrow keys and our 5 year old is learning to read and write letters so the color coding should be good as well as time goes on. I read other adults review this that they could not type with this keyboard. That is because it is not meant for adults to type on. The keyboard has big keys intended to help kids learn the keyboard.
Summary: Works great for young children. My 3 year old loves it. The best part about the keyboard, which may not be obvious, is the keys are in a grid pattern versus staggered like a standard keyboard. Makes it a lot more kid friendly. Also feels durable. I would recommend the keyboard to others. Chester Creek also makes a matching optical mouse. I would suggest not using the mouse. It does not track well and the cursor jumps on the screen.