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The Logitech Internet 350 also comes in a non wireless version and it is this that I am currently writing on. I've had it for a number of years - bought it separately to my original computer and below i'll review my experience:
The design is stylish and black in colour. This means the type on each key is in white, making for a dynamic, interesting look. As with all keyboards, all standard 26 letters (yes all!) are present, along with every other practical button and regularly used symbol one might need. On top of this though is a series of silver buttons at the top which bring up such applications as calculators, the internet, and email. They can also used for volume control or mute. I find this added feature very nice indeed.
As a keyboard it's easy to type on. It feels slightly bigger and accessible than regular keyboards. Spacing between keys is perfect and allows for greater accuracy when typing. It just plugs in the back using a USB connection. In all my time using it I really can't remark upon many complaints, except:
As mentioned, the spacing between keys is a little bigger than normal. This is good for efficiency and accuracy, but not so great for keeping the keyboard clean. Things tend to fall between the keys very easily, and the only way to clean it is to take it apart completely - a long and laborious process. The fact that it is not wireless is also annoying. As anyone with a computer, wires and cables have a habit of getting in eachothers way and causing a traffic jam. An added one is not too convenient, but a small price worth paying for what is a cheap, generally very pleasant to use keyboard.
The Logitech internet keyboard is a really good basic keyboard to get with your computer or to replace the generic rubbish that most PCs come with.
The Logitech internet keyboard is a reasonably stylish keyboard; it is finished in a matt black colour (also available in white). The keys are also black and have white lettering on them so they're easily visible. On the top of the keyboard you have the Logitech logo. There is also a shiny black elevated platform with silver media buttons on them. To the sides of the keyboard you have a stylish shiny black band, this doesn't really do anything but look nice! Another nice thing is the start button has been replaced with a stylish Vista orb to fit the look of Microsoft's new operating system again this is only cosmetic but a nice touch nonetheless. The only bad thing is that it is wired so if you're a wireless freak this may put you off but as it is a budget keyboard it's understandable that wireless isn't included.
The keyboard is the standard QWERTY layout so anybody familiar with computing in recent years will have no trouble using it. It also has some handy quick launch buttons for instantly opening your media player such as iTunes, mail client like MS Outlook, web browser such as Mozilla Firefox and the Windows Calculator, I would've liked to have a My Computer launch button as my old keyboard has one but it's not a big deal, another slight problem is they're not customizable and will only bring up the default application. On the other side of the keyboard you have your media controls, Play/pause, volume down, volume up and a mute button. These controls work on iTunes and Windows media player and are quite convenient. The rest of the keyboard is good featuring a full layout including number pad, the only weird thing is the positioning of the insert, home, end, page up, page down and delete keys. Instead of the standard two per row layout they have gone with three a row which can be weird as some games require you to press these to rotate the camera and in this layout they're not in the logical position.
Typing on the keyboard is a pleasant experience, the keys are spaced out further than a regular keyboard so they are easy to press and you won't be accidently hitting two at once! The keyboard is also quite wide so you won't be suffering from hand cramps. The only disadvantage with this is bits of dirt can easily fall down the cracks next to the buttons which is rather disgusting when it comes to keyboard cleaning time. The keys press down nicely and have a solid feel to them requiring just the right amount of pressure to activate them, the enter key and space bar have a really good cushioned feel to them which makes writing long articles almost fun!
The Logitech Internet Keyboard is available for the bargain price of £9.99 in stores and Ive seen it for little over £6 on ebuyer.co.uk, it is easier to type on than a standard keyboard and is reasonable stylish. The dirt issue is tolerable if you clean the keyboard regularly and though the quick launch buttons are slightly disappointing as they're not customisable it's still great value. If you have just got a new PC and are looking for a good value keyboard or just need something to replace your old worn out keyboard, this is the one for you. 4/5
Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard is a perfect fit for today's desktops and flat panel displays. The keyboard features highly polished side panels, silver-accented hot key buttons, a "Calculator" key, and the new Microsoft Windows Start Key. Ready for Microsoft Vista, the Internet 350 is the keyboard of choice for any bundle solution.
|Product Description:||Logitech Internet 350 - keyboard|
|Device Type:||Keyboard - wired|
|Localisation:||English - United Kingdom|
|Hot Keys Function:||Internet browsing, multimedia, calculator, e-mail, volume, mute|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||3 years warranty|