Product Type: Tesco keyboards
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Tesco Value Wired Keyboard
Member Name: DavyMichelle
Tesco Value Wired Keyboard
Advantages: Cheap, easy to install, easy to use, light
Disadvantages: No 'extra' functions
My main PC has a fancy all-singing, all-dancing wireless keyboard with more functions than I'll ever know how to use. I think it's just the done thing these days to invest in your PC and ensure all your software and peripherals are up to date - probably something to do with those adverts on telly telling us that our three year old computer is out of date...
I needed a second keyboard for my netbook though, and I didn't see the point in forking out a lot of money for that. I knocked a drink over onto my netbook in my sleep one night, and a few of the keys just will not work anymore. I only really use my netbook for checking my email and watching TV or films in bed, so I didn't see the point in paying out to get it fixed. It was much cheaper, and quicker, to nip to Tesco and get an external keyboard.
I chose the Tesco Value wired keyboard purely because of the price. It costs just £4.97 in store or online from Tesco Direct. It has a USB connection, so all I had to do to set it up was take it out of the box and plug it into a USB port on my netbook - that was it. My netbook found the driver it needed to use the keyboard straight away, and I was immediately able to start using it to type on. I've use the keyboard a lot since, and not had any problems using it. I press a key - it responds, simple.
The functions included on the keyboard aren't all-singing, all-dancing, but they're plenty sufficient for basic PC needs. It's a full-sized keyboard with all the standard keys you'd expect to find on it. The design is basic but sleek and surprisingly stylish. The keyboard is all black in a slightly rounded-edged rectangular design. When I first got it out of the box, I was surprised to find that the design was perfectly pleasant as I'd expected something clunky and cheap looking.
What I like the most about this keyboard, besides the price and ease of installation of course, is that it's incredibly light weight. Presumably that's because there's not much to it, but that's fine by me. I can pick up both the keyboard and my netbook in one hand with ease, making using this external keyboard a more acceptable long-term solution than I had thought it would turn out to be.
I'm so pleased with this that I've got no intention of forking out to repair my netbook now!
Summary: Highly Recommended
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