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Dell QuietKey keyboard
Dell QuietKey Standard USB Keyboard
Member Name: louisechackett
Dell QuietKey Standard USB Keyboard
Advantages: easy to use, quick at typing, responsive
Disadvantages: not so quiet!
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!
Summary: A good keyboard
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