Product Type: Microsoft keyboards
Newest Review: ... on where you shop), reliable keyboard that does the basics. As with most keyboards I have seen since the 1980's (and no doubt well before... more
Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200
Member Name: caustin10
Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200
Advantages: Cheap, reliable, easy to clean
Disadvantages: does not have any advanced features
If you really aren't bothered about getting a snazzy feature filled keyboard then this model from Microsoft is for you - it is both cheap and about as bog standard as you get.
There is nothing on this keyboard to get you excited. No special ergonomic design, buttons to control volume, open the internet or go to your home page. But what you get is a cheap (£6 - £10 depending on where you shop), reliable keyboard that does the basics. As with most keyboards I have seen since the 1980's (and no doubt well before that as well) the numeric keypad is on the right, qwerty lettering on the left, cursor keys, insert/delete etc in the middle and F keys along the top.
Setting up is incredibly easy, you just plug the keyboard directly into a usb port on your computer (the cable is around 2m long) where it will work straightaway with no install required. You then use the legs on the underside to either tilt it or leave it flat.
The keys are great to use - you don't need to hit them hard for them to work but I am slightly disappointed that over the year or so that I have owned it the lettering has started to wear off quite badly in places. Another minor gripe is that the keyboard does not extend far below the spacebar. I much prefer keyboards that have an extended section you can use as a wrist rest.
Without any special features to worry about cleaning is a doddle. You simply turn the keyboard upside down, bang the underside and mop up all the crumbs. Equally you don't need to worry around liquids - our 4 year old has spilt many a drink over it but we simply stick it in the airing cupboard to leave it to dry and then pick up as normal.
And basically that is that. A budget keyboard that has all the buttons you would expect and errrrr...not a lot more
Summary: bog standard
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