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Microsoft Arc
7.2 out of 10

Microsoft Arc

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Overall 4
4.0

Junk

Clayton W., Newegg
15 January 2015
  • Summary: Is there a wireless keyboard that doesn't suck?
  • Pros: Small, easy for travel
  • Cons: Disconnects ALL THE TIME. Have to pull the batteries, put 'em back in - will work again for a few days before having to pull the batteries again. Inb4 drivers, new batteries, etc - yes. I've tried this on a couple system, keyboard sucks.
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Overall 4
4.0

Input lag, duplicate keystrokes

Christopher M., Newegg
20 May 2013
  • Summary: The good looks, the price, and the wireless capability mean nothing if you're going to use this keyboard for more than typing in search engines.
  • Pros: The keyboard is compact, which is what my wife really wanted for her new setup. The lack of a separate number pad and excess keys help to accomplish this. We also got it on sale at a local shop for $30.
  • Cons: My wife blogs quite often. I occasionally play some FPS games. The receiver is 2 feet away and we both have issues with input lag, periods of complete unresponsiveness, duplicate keystrokes, and some keys not responding unless they're pressed in a certain fashion (especially the space bar) even w...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good, but flawed design.

Robert K., Newegg
2 May 2011
  • Summary: For the most part the keyboard works well enough, but there's two fatal flaws for my particular use. As a programmer, I find myself making heavy use of a keyboard's arrow keys. This enables me to navigate through a text editor easily without having to move my hand back and forth between the mouse...
  • Pros: Small size; good feel; decent range.
  • Cons: Nearly useless arrow key support; no Scroll Lock key.
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Overall 4
4.0

Battery pig

Anonymous, Newegg
12 April 2011
  • Summary: I've found that I replace the batteries about once a week. When they get low, it drops keystrokes like mad. Also, it seems that stuff that gets or under the back of the unit can block signal. And then sometimes, it just takes a break for a few seconds.
  • Pros: Compact, decent feeling keys for the most part. Tiny USB dongle.
  • Cons: Battery life. Battery life. Battery life Arrow key
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Reliability 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Great looks but weird design decisions

fjuk, Ciao
25 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this keyboard as I wanted a compact wireless solution for my media centre-like PC. And first of all. It looks great. It is something that you will not need to be ashamed of having lying on your coffee table.
  • Pros: Great looks, volume control, good reception, compact design
  • Cons: Design and choise of keys from designers .
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Overall 4
4.0

Bought two, both faulty.

jonners88, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • Summary: Bought two, and both have the same issues: (a) stop responding completely about twice a day on average and I have to pull the battery out and put it back in to fix and (b) control, windows, shift and alt keys all 'stick' multiple times a day.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointing

Ms Anne C. Dickson, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • Summary: Worked when I first got it, second time of use - no use. Computer didn't see it, wouldn't switch on. Discovered whole community of people out there with same issue. Don't wast your money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice keyboard but always turns off.

Mr. A. Mclellan, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • Summary: It's smart looking and works well, - I want to love it, but it constantly turns off, which is extremely annoying. I even bought a USB extension so the keyboard was adjacent to the receiver - No difference. It turns off every hour or so.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expect from an organisation like

frankv, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • Summary: I constantly have to remove and then replace the batteries as the thing just freezes. Not what I expect from an organisation like microsoft
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice Form - Poor Function

David B., Amazon
8 May 2010
  • Summary: Neat and compact design. Quiet soft touch keys. Unfortunately the function doesn't follow the design. Since day one I've had problems with lag and missing characters. I've moved the transmitter dongle to different USB ports which seems to work for a short while.Then bac to typing away then seeing...
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