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I've used this keyboard for about a year now and on the whole, it's been very good. The keys have a slightly different feel to some keyboards as the keys are much lighter. They also make a slightly softer click when you push them. Personally, I much prefer this but I know some people prefer their buttons to make a more audible click, so it may not be for everyone.
On to the design. The layout of the keys on this particular keyboard is as you would expect, similar to on a laptop, some of the keys double up to perform another function when the 'function' key is held down. I like this and it works well for the most part but does take some getting used to.
The media keys and some shortcut keys are positioned across the top of the keyboard and are excellent. All these keys are programmable and there are enough keys to fill most basic computer shortcuts, such as email, Internet, music player, word, excel etc... The dedicated media buttons work well with most video and music applications and can perform basic functions. However they don't work with all websites.
The best part about this keyboard by far is the volume wheel. If you're coming from a keyboard without one, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it. I can only liken it to a scroll wheel on a mouse. If it suddenly wasn't there you'd become very frustrated. I constantly use this to change volume when I'm playing games or listening to music in the background and it really is a great feature.
If you don't mind the slightly different feel to the keys and are looking for something with dedicated media controls, this is a fantastic option. Cheap too!
I bought this keyboard for around £10 two months ago for my girlfriend's PC. It is all black, with media buttons on the top, and very smooth and good looking. The keys are silent when you press them which is great for typing reviews when my girlfriend is asleep (complaint limitation!), and there's a certain 'solid' feel to it - somehow you just know that this keyboard is going to last you a long time. I like the black colour because any dust on it is visible which motivates you to clean or vacuum it every so often.
The various useful buttons at the top allows for ease of access to functions such as the calculator, quick switching of songs during gaming/browsing/typing sessions so you don't have to open up the music player window, and comes with software to bind your own keys to your preference.
The Logitech Media Keyboard 600 is a great keyboard for the money you pay. The buttons are responsive and the keyboard feels solid and sturdy and feels comfortable during extended sessions of typing. The keys are quiet and, and the extra multimedia functionality makes life just that little bit easier if you're a multi-tasker like myself who enjoys listening to music when typing or playing games.
I dislike my keyboard for my laptop because I just always seem to use my arm on other keys and some of the letters never get pressed on time and it leads me wanting a new keyboard.
A few days ago whilst on a website for a leading electronics store they had this logitech media keyboard 600 which was originally £15 down to £4.99 and I reserved the product and picked it up.
The first thing is that Logitech is a big brand in terms of computer items whether a keyboard or a mouse they offer a great range of items and I have never had an issue with them or there products before.
The keyboard is a nice piano style black which looks trendy and very modern and it is so light in weight I was astonished by how thin it was.
The keyboard is 30x53x11 cm and there is a nice glossy finish which just makes it look nice and cool to look at.
There is plenty to look at and wonder what the buttons do and the first part of this would be the original keyboard buttons we all know and see and these are soft touch keys so when you tap them down they are so light and they are easy to touch so it means you can type quicker and less sound vibrating as well.
There is a media section at the top the grey round button is actually not a button but a volume control and you spin it one direction and the volume will go up and the opposite direction the volume decreases. The buttons at the top can control the internet pages and media settings.
You can pause live videos online and the other buttons you might want to see the manual for which is included inside the pack.
You are given a disc to load onto the computer which installs the drivers to make this product work but this is completely not needed as the item is a plug and play so the USB connection at the end is inserted into the computer or laptop and it begins to work instantly so the disc is there just incase.
This is a wired keyboard and not wireless as some people think it might be so I need to stress that point and the keyboard is done in an external form (not sure what this means). They say you need to have Windows Vista or Windows XP for this to work but I have Windows 7 and it works fine on there.
I like how easy the buttons are to touch, how easy the setup was and how thin and lightweight the item is. I think because the keyboard looks stylish it made me want it and the fantastic price as well which is just amazing.
I think there is a 3 year warranty included there was with mine and you can even press one button and have your favourite applications pop up on screen as well. It is a great keyboard by a great brand name and a good price but be warned this can be found for more then £15 in some locations.
We have a few home computers in our house and one of the names we trust is the Logitech brand. Great for webcams and keyboards and even mouse mats, their range has gotten more extensive over the last few years as they have slowly built up a successful technical empire.
This is a keyboard that we have in the lounge to run with the Sky Internet system. We wanted something cheap, lightweight and easy on the eye. This keyboard ticked many boxes. The price came in at under twenty pounds when we got it, which is very good value I think for a keyboard. It weight about the same as three or four CDs, so it easy to move around and you can rest in on the floor or a table with little hassle.
The surface is shiny and smooth and the keys are silent to the touch. This makes it lovely for secret nighttime typing when you don't want to wake people up! The keys are well spaced out and the layout allows precision precision typing. There are several assigned hotkeys as well which come in handy for speedy access; just use the F keys to select desired menus.
There are some downsides, the cable is not quite long enough to stretch as far as I would like. It gives me about a metre or so before it stops. This is something I find annoying, as I like to sit away from the screen and type from a distance sometimes. The keyboard also attracts a lot of dust and due to the shiny surface, shows all flecks of dust in bright lights. You can obviously wipe this off, but it seems to have a certain level of static that draws dust to it.
The extras like the onscreen calculator option have assisted me in last of the moment sums and provide a neat add on. This is not the plushest keyboard, but the shape, feel and layout is good and it has lasted us two years to date so I give it a thumbs up.