Product Type: Kensington keyboards
Newest Review: ... already see the letters starting to fade! I do not know if this is specific to Kensington keys but this was the reason that the Health and ... more
Where Have My Letters Gone!?
Kensington Slimtype Keyboard
Member Name: flodombey
Kensington Slimtype Keyboard
Advantages: Easy to use, plug in and go, nice smooth key actions, full numeric keypad.
Disadvantages: Letters tend to rub off.
Kensington is the preferred brand of all our office computers, I actually work on a laptop as I am out of the office a lot but for when I am at my desk for prolonged periods I have a docking station connected to a full size qwerty keyboard and this is the most recent one I have acquired.
It looks and feels just like any other full size keyboard to me, I do quite like Kensington keyboards to type on and find the keys feel very smooth and easy to use and I can touch type particularly fast. It is lucky that I do touch type in fact because within 3 months of using this keyboard I can already see the letters starting to fade! I do not know if this is specific to Kensington keys but this was the reason that the Health and Safety police insisted I had a new keyboard in the first place - many of the letters had entirely disappeared from my last keyboard (although it did not worry me as I do not look at them anyway).
So, this keyboard has keys which tend to fade - but apart from that it is a joy to use. The lead has a USB connector so you can attach it easily to whatever device (or docking station) you are using and it also has adjustable legs at the back to tip the keyboard up into a more ergonomic position. It has all the standard keys including smart keys and the Windows key and it also has a full calculator layout keypad to the right hand side, I love this about it as working on spreadsheets can be so much quicker using this than the numeric keys across the top.
Bought corporately this keyboard retails for around the £12 mark so it is a bit of a bargain really, I notice you can pick one up from Amazon for around £18 and if I needed a full size qwerty at home I would definitely invest in one of these (in fact I had one until recently when I switched laptops to one with a virtually full size keyboard anyway).
Kensington tends to be a good and reliable brand offering excellent value for money, I would certainly choose one of their keyboards again and find that this one is exactly what I need. It is worth bearing in mind the letters disappeaing if you are not a touch typer though!
Summary: A great value and easy to use keyboard with good functionality
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