I have been using this keyboard every day at college (around 7 hours per day) for the past two years and I have to say I really like it.
~ * Features * ~
Qwerty keyboard (sames as other keyboards), F1-F12, Print screen, Start Button, Scroll Lock, Num Lock, 2 sets of numbers, all punctuation (,.!"-? etc) as well as other symbols such as: £$%^&*()=
So all in all this keyboard features pretty much everything - all the basics anyway which is good.
One thing which I love about this keyboard is the fact that the keys do not stick. I am quite a fast touch typist and so when typing, I find that there is nothing worse when you have been typing without looking for a couple of minutes and then when you look up there are letters missing. So this is great in the respect that it makes touch typing (and normal typing) easier as the keys don't stick
One disadvantage of keyboard being white is that it shows up the dirt meaning that the keyboard can end up looking a little grubby. However a quick wipe with a damp cloth and it's back to its clean white in no time
The lead is quite long meaning that you can type far away from the actual computer if you need to. You can also have the keyboard flat or raised (using the two clips at the back).
Whilst when typing 'normally' the keyboard isn't that noisy, when typing fast it does make a bit of a noise (mainly clicking noises). So you may need to take into consideration that this may affect others if you are working closely with others. Although, having said that, I have been typing fast and loudly in a classroom for the past two years and no one has complained once, so maybe it's just me being paranoid.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this keyboard; it does the job and at an affordable price too. (around £7) which I think is a bargain!
Thanks for reading!
The 'Qwertyuiop' keyboard has become an international standard for all specimen typing apparatus, and the 'Fujitsu Siemens KB SC' epitomises that fact. It doesn't wield an ergonomic, anthropometric-appealing format, it's just a straight forward device for the straight forward computer user.
But what I like most about this keyboard is its mid to heavy feel. Pushing the keys in can require some force, but after several months of using the device it has sustained no damage from this repeated, relentless action - that's good durability. I almost feel like I could smash this against a brick wall and it would work identically to before.
The texture of the keys is quite low quality, but considering I paid less than £10.00 for this device, quality shouldn't be a subject of moaning. To be honest, though I suspect the plastic is cheap grade, it's very rare that you become irritated by an 'un-smooth key', and as long as the durability factor is strong (which it is) then I'm more than happy.
The keyboard includes all the necessary keys in the 'right', or most common positions so someone who is new to the product would be able to get started without any adjustment. The keyboard doesn't include a 'music controlling section' (like a previous keyboard I reviewed) with play, pause, skip, etc. It does however have the generic F1-F12 and a numeric keypad on the right (for people who prefer typing numbers that way).
On the back are two erectable legs at either side, made from the same low grade plastic material as the keys. These can be clicked into the body or wedged out to lift the back (for a more comfortable type), but they don't seem to make a considerable difference, unlike some keyboard I've used.
If you are after a keyboard which is as simple as they come, at a low price, but which retains the valor of having good durability and longevity, then this Fujitsu product is the one for you! Reliability wise, you will never be left disappointed or without an operational device!
I have owned my Fujitsu Siemens keyboard for quite some time now after replacing my old one. I was mainly attracted to purchase this model due to the price and the simple fact I wanted a straightforward keyboard with no fancy extras!
I paid in the region of £7 for this keyboard from my local independent computer shop, and I am pretty sure it is still available at around this price from all major computer suppliers.
The keyboard is standard in size, in an off-white greyish colour. It has all the usual buttons such as your QWERTY keyboard for typing, "F" keys and a number pad to the right hand side of the keyboard. It has 2 small stands at the back of the board so you can tilt it to make typing easier on your wrists, or you can have it so the board lies flat to your computer table.
It has a relatively long cable, which plugs into the back of your computer box allowing for the keyboard to be a little way from the box. This is great for me in the office where the box is under a high desk and the keyboard is on top of the desk - the cable is certainly not being stretched to reach.
This keyboard is used on a daily basis for about 7-8 hours a day and it really has done itself justice. I have owned many a keyboard over the years and due to the sheer amount of use they have had, eventually have packed up and given up on me, however this one really has stood the test of time and is still going strong.
The keys are quite hard to touch in comparison to newer models and they can be a little noisy if you are typing quickly but for me this is not a problem. For a straightforward no frills keyboard this really is a great model especially for it's low price. I really would recommend.