Excerpt: Introduction Many companies have attempted in the past to recreate a better, easier to use computer keyboard. We've seen everything from roll-up keyboards to "ergonomic" keyboards to no keyboard at all. Ideazon, rather than trying to create an unorthodox device, has taken the old concept of keyboard templates and adapted it to create the Zboard, a keyboard base with various customized interfaces that can be created to suit any specific application or game.
Summary: One program that is almost as complicated and power as PhotoShop is Excel - at least when it's in the hands of a person who knows how to use it. I can get by, but spend more time hunting for functions, features and what I want to do rather than getting it done. Hopefully, a keyset like the Zboard Excel keyset will help me be more productive. Let's take a look.
Pros: Additional keysets expand functionality., Makes applications easier to learn and master., Increase productivity and lessen learning curve.
Cons: Not cheap - Some keysets cost as much as the entire Zboard bundle., Stiff action is loud and a bit clunky.
Summary: As previously mentioned, the Zboard comes with the Z-Engine software which works under Windows 2000 and up. Installation is very simple, and the default layout and configuration work very well.
Pros: Interchangeable keysets for gaming, office, and specific applications (stay tuned for more information)., Easy to program profiles and macros., Keysets can be changed on-the-fly., Excellent gaming keyboard with great functionality.
Cons: Key action is a little rough - and noisy,, Non-Standard QWERTY layout on gaming keyset.
Excerpt: Ideazon has a great idea here, and one that has held up well since its introduction. The Gaming Keyset supports a surprisingly large number of games, and keymaps are easily accessible from the menu. Well over 50 games are supported, including not only oldies-but-goodies such as Leisure Suit Larry, but also new titles such as F.E.A.R.
Conclusion: As much as we tried to like the ZBoard, we just can’t seem to. Oversize keys or not, it’s certainly no match for the trusty OmniKey and compared to even regular keyboards, the ZBoard is too pricey. Maybe if this was some miraculous all-in-one, or at least all-in-one-FPS design, the price could be justified.
Summary: The Zboard Fang won't revolutionise your gameplay, but it's more comfortable and more easily customisable than a typical keyboard. Ideazon could have pushed harder on the design for better tactile response, but if you've been looking for an easy-to-use PC gaming input device, you'll appreciate the Fang's simplicity
Pros: Generally handy key layout, Ambidextrous design, Lots of useful presets included
Cons: Some buttons are awkward to hit, Bunched and similar-feeling keys can be hard to differentiate without looking
Summary: Весьма интересный продукт, демонстрирующий очень нестандартный подход
к разработке периферийных устройств. Не слишком удобный для повседневной
работы, однако, способный существенно облегчить жизнь и доставить удовольствие
активным геймерам, будь то приверженцы трехмерных шутеров или онлайновых
Pros: Оригинальная идея и интересное исполнение, Большое количество дополнительных программируемых кнопок, Очень удобная игровая панель, Дополнительные панели, уникальные для каждой из игр, Приятный и весьма современный дизайн, Встроенный USB-хаб
Cons: «Разболтанные» клавиши на стандартной панели, Не слишком качественный и неприятный на ощупь пластик, Завышенная цена дополнительных кейсетов, Для некоторых может быть непривычной «рабочая» раскладка