Reviews and Problems with I-Rocks KR-6170M-BK I-ROCKS I-MINI PIANO BLACK X-SLIM USB MAC KEYBOARD
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21 January 2010
Pros: Unlike some of the people that give this keyboard low ratings when they barely have even used it, I purchased this keyboard about a year ago. I use it every single day while I game. I play FPS's so I pound the crud out of these keys. The scissor keys have yet to make loud clicking noises and they...
Cons: The black glossy is starting to fade on the top right of the keyboard, but I really don't care so.
Summary: NewEgg got this to me late Friday evening, but I was fully expecting it to show up the next week. People say how great this company is all the time in reviews and all of it's true. Thanks NewEgg!
Pros: Is glossy black, thin "laptop" keyboard, and does what it's supposed to do. It's also probably the only black Mac keyboard for under $100, but don't quote me on that. It would be silly to consider more expensive solutions when this one will work just fine for only $25.
Cons: The box showed a white keyboard on it, although there was a sticker that indicated it was black. Didn't know what I was going to find inside, but it was the real deal.
Summary: I am surprised but I am very happy with my move to iMac from PC's... Mac truly is the future of home computing.... (Takes a little getting used to, but after that, it's excellent).
Pros: I was looking for a replacement keyboard for my my iMac. I am a long time PC user and I couldn't get adjusted to the iMac standard keyboard, especially with the lack of navigation keys. As a programmer, I use my my keyboard a lot and am very dependent on the navigation keys. All I can say is PERF...
Cons: None. It doesn't have the USB hub that the standard iMac keyboard has but if you want a USB hub, buy one... :)
Pros: Don't know if any. But the keyboard is defective.
Cons: The keyboard is defective, now I still have to pay shipping cost to return the product. I also have to bring the returning product to UPS store (consume time), the box is a little big to carry to the ups store.
Summary: I glued a couple of VGA connector covers to the bottom of the kb legs to give it the additional 6mm of lift I wanted. Slobs beware: any small debris that falls into the keyboard may jam the keys due to the short action.
Pros: Soft, thin keys, smoothe, short action. I didn't get this from the egg, but I'm glad to see they carry it now (didn't 2+ years ago). I may get another for spare. I looked long and wide for a full size laptop like keyboard before I found this one. In my opinion, long action is unnecessary. I type ...
Cons: The LEDs are super bright. They light up my room in the dark. I covered them with black gaffer tape and left a small slit so I can see if the light is on. Also, the legs under the kb are too short for my taste. I like a tall desk and shorter chair, so the extra angle is necessary for comfort. If ...
Summary: Other than the lack of the print screen and other similar keys, the layout of the alt and propeller keys and the power button accidentally shutting you off, this is a very nice keyboard.
Pros: Nice, flat, quiet keys, large return and backspace keys.
Cons: Mac layout turns the traditional position of the Alt key into the Windows key (Kind of startling to have the Start menu pop up when you think you're hitting the Alt key). The two are reversed in position. There are no Print Screen, Scroll Lock or Break keys and no functionality for them (No key c...
Summary: I really wanted a black keyboard which is not as easy to find. All of Apple's are white. I was looking at a black lap-top style keyboard on the Apple site that was going for over $100. For the price, the i-rocks can't be beat.
Pros: Great feel, definitely lap-top like. Nice profile. The lights don't bother me as I keep some business cards stashed in that spot anyway. My other keyboard was stressing my hands. This is like a vacation.
Summary: I have an older i-rocks keyboard with the smaller backspace key. Some say you get used to it. I keep hitting the backslash. I type at 110 WPM, but that gets cut to about 85 with a messed up backspace.
Pros: For a change, this keyboard has what those who want the laptop form-factor keyboards to have: A large enter key and a large backspace key. Quiet key typing, fast response, slim style and wired reliability. The price is relatively reasonable as well.
Cons: The LED's are WAY too bright. So what else is new? It's an i-rocks thing. Some electrical tape over them and they are muted sufficiently. The PC/Mac form factor is a little odd, but it's no biggie. Just don't expect the keyboard power button to turn on your PC unless your BIOS supports it.