Excerpt: Microsoft's Best Buy-exclusive Arc Keyboard still won't be hitting stores for another couple of weeks (February 21st, to be specific), but we were lucky enough to get our hands on one a little early, and figured we'd share a few impressions with you, the keyboard-using masses. The first thing you'll notice when seeing the keyboard in person is that it's smaller than even the press photos suggested -- basically the same size as your average 15-inch laptop keyboard, with a...
Pros: Sleek, compact design, Magnetic storage for USB receiver, Great for a non-primary PC
Cons: A bit too small for full-time use, Arrow keys replaced by single d-pad key, Somewhat pricey
Summary: The Arc is best suited for casual users looking to save on desk space, or perhaps HTPC enthusiasts who are put off by competing products' smartphone-like keyboards and already have a Media Center remote or wireless mouse.
Pros: Driverless, Lightweight and stylish, Familiar layout for touch typists, Low latency, Suitable for gaming, Magnetically-stowed receiver
Cons: Fingerprint magnet, D-pad arrow keys are a pain for text selection, No caps-lock indicator, No Menu key, No media controls except volume, No mouse controls
Excerpt: On February 21st Microsoft is introducing the Arc Keyboard exclusively in BestBuy stores. Like Microsoft’s Arc Mouse, the Arc Keyboard stands out for its design. About the size and weight of a thick magazine, the Arc Keyboard blends inconspicuously into its surroundings. It stores conveniently and maintains a low profile. The Arc Keyboard weighs less than a pound and measures less than an inch thick. Upon closer look, it is evident that there were aesthetic design...
Excerpt: Here’s a turn up for the books – a Microsoft product that looks more stylish and elegant than Apple’s own alternative. The sleek, curved design of the wireless Arc keyboard looks lovely, and is suitable for use both at home on a small desk and when you’re travelling with a laptop.
Stylish, compact design, good Mac software for programming function keys
No numeric keypad, uses separate USB wireless adaptor rather than Bluetooth