Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Arc Keyboard Special Edition
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Great product, sketchy connection
18 April 2013
Summary: The connection going out at times on this product, along with it missing some essential keys is the only thing holding back this portable, comfortable, and easy to use keyboard from greatness.
Summary: I bought this keyboard to have an alternative to my louder mechanical keyboard while I am attending phone conferences through a speakerphone, while using my deskside computer. It is nice and quiet, but does sacrifice some feel vs. a mechanical keyboard, feeling similar to my laptop vs. the detached mechanical keyswitch keyboard which I usually use for my desktop. I would prefer a physical on-off switch, vs. the soft key on-off sequence, which is why I gave 4 stars vs.
Summary: Sleek and very compact. My keyboard tray is small and didn't have much space for the mouse with the previous keyboard. With the Microsoft arc keyboard, nearly half the tray is available now. The keys are nice to punch and make a pleasant click when pressed. But I don't like the fact that the top row keys (function keys) and more importantly the arrow keys are not regular keys but like the ones found on mobile phones.
Summary: I love these keyboards. The white keys with green lettering can make the keys hard to read, but if you a touch typer these keyboards are awesome for anything but gaming and a lot of excel work. They are super compact with great motion. With one of these you can type accurately at speed without having your desk cluttered with a relatively massive 104 key regular keyboard while retaining full sized keys for the the most critical use of the keyboard: typing out words
Summary: I use this for my Xbox 360 (Live messaging, youtube searching, etc.) and it works great. The only problem I had was either range or interference related. I had the USB receiver plugged into the back of my 360, and I could barely use it from my couch about 10' away. After moving the receiver to the front, it works just fine. The only thing is the little door on the front stays kind of open now, but no big deal.
Summary: I'm really happy with my purchase. I use it as a regular keyboard with my desktop. The keyboard is the perfect size, the buttons push down just fine. The ONLY two things I have to get used to about it are: 1) the numbers aren't on the side, therefore it takes longer to type numbers- thankfully I don't type numbers often. 2) I wish the keys were just a little bit quieter- they're kind of loud when you type super fast. Other than that, I give this 4 out of 5 stars.
Ok for Xbox but limited as media center extender keyboard
2 June 2012
Summary: Overall I like the keyboard - good size, well-made, good looking. Worked out of the box with our Xbox that I bought this keyboard for. The only drawback we have seen is that it doesn't work well with the Xbox when you are using the xbox as a media center extender. When using the keyboard in that role the D-pad will only go left and right, not up and down. Hitting the backspace key does not take you back to the previous screen like it does on the computer media center.
Summary: I was attracted to the colour of the keyboard. It is simple and easy to use. Plug in and its ready to use. The key pads are nice to type with. Too bad it is not a unifying usb so that I could use my arc mouse and arc keyboard with just one usb.