Summary: REVISED REVIEW: Once I cleaned the keys with some rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball, the keyboard works perfect. Took about 5 minutes to clean (something that should ideally be done every so often anyway, so not a big deal). I'm assuming not all keyboards need immediate cleaning like mine, and thus, I recommend this product. ~~~~~ Original Review: I received this item on time, and while it seems otherwise durable and a good buy, the keys are all "sticky".
Summary: I received this to function as a keyboard for my HTPC/gaming PC. For this purpose it is almost perfect, a very compact, lightweight keyboard but still very ergonomic and useable. Pros: * Light, compact. * Full keyboard, minus the number pad. * Easy to connect to a PC. * Ergonomic Cons: * The arrow keys are combined into one key, and it works rather poorly.
Summary: Almost everything about this keyboard is perfect for me, and chances are everything will be perfect for you, too. -------------------------- Pros: -------------------------- - The Arc is compact. The Arc makes my desk feel like it serves a purpose other than holding a keyboard. When you don't have a lot of space, it's a godsend. - The Arc feels good. The keys are quiet, soft, and as the namesake implies the board itself is arced nicely in a comfortable ergonomic design.
Summary: I've been using this keyboard for a few weeks now after I spilled coffee on my laptop. It seemed like a cheaper option than fixing my laptop's keyboard, and it is. This product is very thin and portable, despite its arc. The arc is very slight, but it is nevertheless more comfortable than a standard flat keyboard. As other have noted, the one design flaw is that the arrow keys are all on one pad rather than having separate buttons for up, down, left, and right.
Good for typing letters, ho-hum for coding, not for gaming
25 January 2012
Summary: I've been using a Microsoft Arc Keyboard as one of my primary keyboards for about two months now. I am a computer programmer using it with Mac OS 10.7. It is the keyboard I use when I am working at home for 3 days of the week. GOOD: The key travel is nice and responsive with a very solid feel and the keyboard itself has no flex when you press keys. It feels like the keyboard of a very good laptop computer.
Summary: I love this keyboard. Pro's Excellent feel when typing: - Short but not too short stroke of the keys. - Firm not mushy landing. - Satisfying but not too loud clack as you type. - Relatively large space bar (no win/ctrl key on the right) - Oversized shift keys Great ergonomics - Gentle curve not hit you in the face curve like the ergo keyboards - Wonderful on the lap (though I worry about the transmitter around the fun parts) - Lack of a numeric keypad makes switching to...
Summary: I have had this on my desk at work for the last 10 months and I have come quite accustomed to it. Due to the "arc" the keys do not align quite like a normal keyboard, which does take some getting used to. If you are after a smaller keyboard for work that is especially portable for laptops and don't need the number pad - after who really uses that anyway? - then this is a great option.
Summary: I bought this keyboard as a replacement for the stock keyboard on a desktop PC. The stock keyboard has horrible key placement, especially on the SHIFT key, making my poor typing even worse. The Arc keyboard has nice key spacing and positive key clicks. Installation was as easy as popping the small USB dongle in a USB port, and start typing.