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      17.04.2013 11:30
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      Very good value for money

      This keyboard is not only a great value for money, but it's a pleasure to type on! It's not too big and it's not too small, it has the number pad included making it good for ALT numbers and gaming. When typing on this keyboard, there isn't much sound as with some of the noisier keyboards and the keys aren't too high up, so you don't have to press harder to get the keys that you want.

      Although it's just a keyboard; it has been well structured and actually has quite a nice design. It's from dell so it's definitely a trusted brand.

      In my opinion, I love this keyboard, it's definitely one of the best I've had in a long while! I've had no problems with this keyboard and I enjoy using it as apposed to some of my other keyboards. Definitely a pleasure using this keyboard because it's so well structured. I also like that it's a USB keyboard so there's no faffing around having to get the lead in the back of the computer, you can plug it in straight in the front and get going! Most pleased with this product!

      Thanks for reading.

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      05.08.2012 17:38
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      A decent keyboard but loud!

      A few years ago, I purchased a new Dell computer and this was the keyboard that came with the computer so it came at no extra cost to me. It is a standard Qwerty keyboard, measuring 14cm x 45cm. It came packaged in a sturdy cardboard box which was filled with bubble wrap. Inside the box, there was also a year warranty and an instruction manual. The instruction manual seemed clear enough but I did not use it so cannot possibly comment.

      With regards to setting it up, it is a very simple case of plugging it in via the USB cable meaning that it is compatible with all PCs and laptops. The software installs instantly and you can start using the keyboard.

      The keyboard itself is clear to read and has stood up well to usage with regards to the markings on the keyboard which normally wear on most keyboards but this keyboard has not worn which is good. There is also a light system to tell you when caps lock or number lock are on which is a pretty standard feature on keyboards.

      The only disadvantage is that it's so called 'QuietKey' does not work. The keyboard is not quiet at all, making a clacky noise with every button press. This is a lot louder than a standard laptop keyboard and can get annoying to other people but if you are using it in a private room, then it is perfectly functional.

      Overall, it is a decent keyboard which has lasted a good few years and can be purchased for around £10. The 'QuietKey' system clearly does not work but this is only an inconvenience to other people....not to you.

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      11.06.2012 11:33
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      Dell keyboard

      Several months ago I decided it was time to replace my budget keyboard with something slightly better. As I have a Dell computer that I really love, I decided to opt for a Dell keyboard. I found what I was looking for in my local computer shop at a cost of £15. The model ,a Dell quiet USB keyboard,caught my eye with its promise of quiet typing! As I use the computer in our sitting room I though the quiet keys would be appreciated by those trying to watch the TV!

      The keyboard is a wired black plastic model and is pretty basic. It was well packaged and really easy to set up. Simply plug in the supplied USB cable and follow the on screen instructions. The keyboard is compatible with all computers that accept USB devices. This is a standard sized keyboard measuring 14 cm x 45 cm and fits neatly onto my desk top.

      The qwerty keyboard is easy to operate and the white numbers and letters on black keys are easy to read. At the top right hand side of the keyboard is a small green light that illuminates when you have the caps lock on. I finds this really useful as I often press the lock by mistake! At the back of the keyboard there are two small feet that allow you to change the position of the keyboard.

      I really had high hopes for the promise of quiet keys but am disappointed that there really is little noticeable difference between this so called quiet keyboard and my previous standard model. The keys are comfortable to press but they still make the clackery sound of all keyboards!

      However overall I am pleased with this keyboard as it is comfortable to use,easy to clean,looks good and has a neat little green light to tell me when the caps lock is on! Well worth the cost as far as I am concerned!

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      24.02.2012 11:40
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      Would Recommend 5 Out Of 5

      For my 18th birthday I had asked my parents for a computer of my own to save me sharing with my Father. Computers back then were more expensive than what they are now, so I didn't hold out much hope of them agreeing. My parents had decided to talk to my Uncle who builds computers as a hobby. He orders in the parts for the computers and builds them up himself, surprisingly enough he found out how to build them through the internet. It works out much cheaper than buying one and he is able to make a little money off it for himself too. Luckily for me my Uncle agreed to make the computer, he ordered the parts and it was only a waiting game till the parts had arrived and ready for him to start building my computer.



      My Uncle had ordered all the parts for the computer from a website called ebuyer. I'm not sure if you have heard of it before but I had never head of it, this was the first. As well as ordering all the inside parts for my computer that makes it work, he also ordered me speakers, a mouse, and a keyboards, all from the same website. If you are wanting to have a look at the website I have listed it for you below. They are very reasonably priced, the website is:
      http://www.ebuyer.com



      In this review I am going to tell you all about my keyboard that was ordered with my computer. I will also write other reviews on the different items that my Uncle ordered with my computer, so if you find this review useful please keep an eye out for my further reviews.



      For some unknown reason when computers first came out the keyboards where light in colour, then a few years ago you could get black mixed with silver and these days all you seem to find is black, I guess maybe as this is the new in colour and to be fair it does hide a lot of dirt compared to the others. The jet black keyboard is roughly around 14cm by 45cms in size, nothing special just your usual standard sized everyday keyboard. I do however have rather small hands, almost child like, I am able to manage in covering all of the keys and able to type with speed and precision with no strained hands, wrists, or fingers. Although the keyboard itself is a good size for me to be able to reach off the keys, the keys themselves are not small allowing no clumsy typing with pressing two buttons at a time. As you press the keys to type there is a slight sound that you hear but no loud noises that come from the keyboard unlike many other keyboards that I used at my old school. Some keyboards are pretty standard with no features, this actually suits me better as I cant help but find that simple things to make life a little easier also makes us a little lazier, so this keyboard is perfect for me with no fancy buttons that confuse me. The keyboard features all of the standard keys that you would normally expect to find on a keyboard, letters, punctuation, your F keys, your instruction keys, your arrow keys and also a separate number pad which is attached to the keyboard.



      What I like about this keyboard is that when I use the cap locks a little green light appears to let me know that they are on. Also when I am about to use the number pad there is also a light that comes on to let me know that I can use it or if the light is off, it lets me be beware that I cannot type the numbers as they will not come up on the screen. There is a button in which you can press for the cap and number pad locks to come on or turn off.



      I have noticed that not only when I type are the keys quicker that previous ones that I have used but also when I am in a hurry to reply to some ones message (normally in a Facebook Chat) my typing is much faster and surprising enough the keyboard is able to keep up to speed with me instead of holding back and taking a few moments to catch up. With previous keyboards that I have used this has been an issue, I am quite a fast when I type at the best of times and there is nothing worse that writing what you want to and not seeing it instantly. With previous keyboards I have also noticed that my fast typing has led me to press a few buttons at the same time causing typos in my writing, however this has never happened with this computer keyboard, I really am really glad that me and my new keyboard is getting on well together.



      I have had this Dell keyboard for quite a few years now. I first got it when I was 18, I am now 25 and while me and my beloved keyboard has separated, it now lives on a new computer desk at my Mothers house and is still going on strong. My Mother doesn't know much about computers and while I am teaching her I get to still use my favourite keyboard. My Mother has panicked a few times in case she has broken it as she is quite clumsy and dropped it on the laminated flooring. Luckily though the keyboard is still in one peace and still functions well. For such an old keyboard I must say it looking in quite good condition, the letters keys, numbers keys, F keys, arrows, and instruction keys are still all visible. There are however a few scratches on it but that's normally wear and tear of 7 years worth of usage.



      I struggled to find out how much I paid for this Dell keyboard as the receipt is nowhere to be found after so long but having researched it I have found that you can now buy this keyboard for around the price of £16.00. Normally what I would suggest is that you grab a bargain and go for a cheaper on like ARGOS Value Range, ASDA'S Smart Price or TESCO'S Value Range as the ones that you can pick up in the supermarket is always cheaper than other that you will find. Supermarkets own makes normally range from £4 to £10 which to be fair you cant complain at the price but it also comes down to the quality of the product. But for once I am going to recommend that you go for something that you know works well, is good quality and lasts a long time so that you get your moneys worth. For this reason I would highly recommend this Dell Keyboard for your computer, it doesn't only worth with Dell computers, it is compatible with many others and it is easy to install, just plug it in via USB to your computer, follow the instructions and your ready to start. I would rate this product full marks out 5 out of 5. I would also like to thank you all very much for taking the time to read my review. I hope that it is of some use to you in helping you decide if this keyboard is for you or not. Thanks again for your time.

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        20.12.2011 12:20

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        a cheap black keyboard

        A couple of years ago my old laptop died on me so I decided to get a desktop PC as I never took my laptop out. I opted for a Dell model and ended up getting a package of the desktop, monitor, printer, mouse and keyboard. The Dell QuietKey Standard USB Keyboard was what It came with. Previously I had never thought about what type of keyboard I need. I tend to do quite a lot of word documents and reviews and I have to say I was quite disappointed with the keyboard.

        The keyboard itself is plain black in a standard rectangle shape with white lettering (quite dull looking). It was very uncomfortable to type on. The keys are very squared and not particularly soft on the fingers and thumbs when typing. It actually began to hurt my fingers resulting in blisters (although this was after extensive typing.) It was also very light and feels flimsy, it would move around a bit whilst typing. This was very frustrating as I would lose my concentration on what I needed to express in words. Another problem I occurred was that the white of the lettering began to fade rather quickly. I know what key is what but this does not look good.

        It is very easy to install with a simple USB connection the you plug in and you are away.

        As I do a lot of typing this keyboard just is not good enough and I eventually upgraded. But if your just using it to search the web and do the odd email it is fine.

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        13.11.2011 20:30

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        dont buy, rubbish product.

        I received this dell quiet key keyboard with my desktop pc last year. Being only £10-15 its reasonably priced however I cannot say that its good value for money as its the complete opposite. The keys are big which makes this comfortable to use. I also found that its not very quiet as when you type it makes the annoying keyboard sound, now thats okay but when a keyboard claims to be quiet and then isnt, thats a bad product. It also has very large spaces between each letter, this makes it unhygienic as a lot of dust and bacteria can get into those spaces and spread.

        Now this keyboard broke down on me just one month after using it. One month!!, I keeped it in good condition yet its fails. This is ridiculous, I have had experience with bad keyboards in my time but this was on another level bad. The size of the keyboard is huge, both in thickness, length and width hence the appearance is also not good as its too bulky. The proccessing is good and its also easy to use/install. I believe that there are much better keyboards out there for the same price as this. I have ditched this keyboard and I strongly urge you not to buy it.

        Thanks for reading, I hope this review has helped you.

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        21.09.2011 09:00
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        A good keyboard

        My ex husband works in the it field and as such he was keen to get us a new computer when it became apparent that ours was becoming past it! He ordered a whole new computer from dell and one of the items included in that deal was the quiet key USB keyboard. I am not sure if this was something that my ex requested or that was bog standard issue but it is what we ended up with. I always used the PC more than my ex as he had a laptop through work too so when I moved out I took the PC with me and this is my review of that keyboard.

        To be honest I have always been a bit clueless when it comes to most things technological-don't get me wrong, I can use them, but when it comes to setting things up I often struggle! Now obviously my ex wasn't about to set up the PC for me again in my new home so I had to do it myself. The keyboard was so easy to set up though as it is a USB connection which just fits in to the back of the computer tower so it was really straightforward for me to do.

        The actual keyboard is black in colour and is around 14cm by 45cm in size. It fits well on to my computer desk which is nice and not only that but the fact its height is just 14cm means that even my small hands can manage to cover all of the keys required to type with speed and precision. Despite it being of a good size to reach all of the keys, the keys themselves are not small and so it is comfortable to reach them and to type with them. The keyboard of course features all of the standard keys that you would expect to find on a keyboard and also had a separate number pad as well as the arrow keys which are all pretty standard issue as far as I am aware. There are quite a few keys on this keyboard of which I have never used and quite frankly have no idea what they even do or mean but it is easy to use for what I need which is pretty much just word processing and internet browsing.

        What I do like about the keyboard is that it lights up with a little light whenever I put the caps or number lock on and in particular I can often put the number lock on by mistake so it is helpful to see the light and realise what I have done there!

        Now one thing that I have to say is that although the keyboard is called the "quiet key" it really isn't all that quiet at all. As I type in fact it makes quite a clattering noise as I go! However, it is much faster at typing than any other keyboard I have used before and it is much more sensitive than many of the others I have used meaning that I can type something up quicker and this is only a good thing as far as I am concerned. I am not really worried about the noise it makes whilst I type although the name is a little bit misleading so it is something to be aware of I feel!

        I have had this keyboard for a few years now and I have to say I am impressed with it. I am forever dropping things on it as I type and eat lunch at the same time and it still functions fine-although I haven't dropped any liquid on it! My son is able to use the keyboard too although as he is only six he does tend to type using just one finger at the moment. The keyboard can be picked up for around £16.00 online which admittedly is more expensive that something you could pick up in tesco or something but it is comfortable to use, easy and fast to type with and certainly one that I would recommend.

        Thank you for reading my review!

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          30.08.2011 10:55
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          For such a good price in the sale it's a great buy!

          When we think about it one of the most used objects in a lot of our daily lives is the keyboard, and it is because of this it's important to make sure you get one that is comfortable for you. So after many years of use on an old HP keyboard I thought it was time for a new upgrade as the letters were starting to wear of and one of the keys was starting to become temperamental. So onward I went on a mission to find a replacement.

          Now to be honest when I was looking for a new keyboard to replace a rather old one for the PC downstairs I picked this one on price rather than any major reason. It was on sale for £10 and with Dell being a trusted brand I went and bought it.

          The keyboard was well packaged in it's box and is so easy to set up you don't even need to reset the computer. Just find the USB end and plug it into a USB slot usually at the back of your computer, and that's it all set up.

          The Quiet Key bit of the name did interest me but in my opinion I didn't find too much of a difference in noise, though what i've found with 'noisier keyboards' is that you soon blank out the noise anyway, so don't get it solely for the reason you think it's going to be a quiet keyboard. Also don't worry if you don't have a Dell computer, it will still work for many other brands due to it being a USB peripheral.

          The plastic shell it is in is easy to clean and it's an easy to maintain keyboard. This keyboard is excellent for basic office use and daily use, and like other Dell keyboards i've had in the past the comfort of the user while using the keyboard has been well thought out.

          After having this keyboard for about 2 months now i've still not had any problems with it, and i'd definitely recommend it to others. It's a pleasure to use and a bargain from a trusted brand that is Dell.

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          07.08.2011 18:58
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          Well priced at around £10 and very little to complain about.

          Although I spend around 70% of my computer time on my laptop I do also have a Home PC. Admittedly it gets limited use from myself, but the rest of my family use it more regularly, with their use split 50/50 between their laptop and the Home PC. The keyboard is one of the pieces of PC equipment that wears quickly, along with the mouse. As a lot of typing of documents is done on the Home PC it is important to have a decent quality keyboard that is easy to navigate and type with.

          The Dell USB Keyboard Quiet Key is very reasonably priced at around the £10 mark. There are a range of models, and they can cost upwards of £20, but my model is probably one of the more basic keyboards and fortunately meets our needs when it comes to efficiency and ease of use. The keyboard is entirely black in colour, with easy to read white lettering on them. The 'Quiet Key' element of the name refers to the way the keys on the Dell keyboard are supposedly quieter than most keyboards. This would be very handy when someone is touch typing in the living room whilst you are trying to watch your favourite soaps! Unfortunately I don't find this keyboard to be particularly quiet. The keyboard is a lot smoother than other keyboards I have used, however, and I am more than happy with the quality of this budget product over keyboards costing many times more.

          As this keyboard is a basic model there are few features to get excited over. Each Dell keyboard is designed with the user in mind. The ergonomic layout ensures no adverse affects on the user during prolonged use of the keyboard and also ensures comfort and maximises productivity throughout use. Another point I am happy to mention is the space-saving design of the keyboard. Even in this day and age not all keyboards are designed with space in mind, and the Dell keyboard we have here fulfils this because the outer keys go right up to the edges of the keyboard - there isn't a large plastic border around the keys which serve no purpose.

          Dell produced their Quietkey USB keyboard for use with their Dell computers, but it can be used with most computers which has USB connectivity. Overall the Dell Quiet Key Keyboard is decent value for money, but I don't find it unfair to knock one star off for the fact this keyboard isn't as quiet as I had hoped. The keys are of a good quality, and allow the user to type very quickly and efficiently with the minimum of effort. Once you accept the fact that this isn't a particularly quiet keyboard then you will be happy to have paid just a tenner for a quality Dell product.

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        Keyboard is a necessary and often overlooked component for an enjoyable computer experience. The Dell USB Keyboard is designed ergonomically to maximize your comfort and productivity. This keyboard features a USB interface for connecting to your Dell system.

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        Product Description: Dell QuietKey Standard - keyboard
        Device Type: Keyboard - wired
        Interface: USB
        Localisation: UK/Irish (QWERTY)
        Colour: Black
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