Product Type: Trust keyboards
Newest Review: ... together as a set. I can't really give anything other than a five out of five stars to the Trust Wireless Slimline Media Desk Set, th... more
Trust Wireless Slimline Media Deskset
Member Name: northernlovely
Trust Wireless Slimline Media Deskset
Advantages: Price, looks, build
Disadvantages: Not as space saving as some
I was looking for an inexpensive wireless keyboard and mouse set to use with my work laptop when it is in it's docking station. They range in price from the £20 to the £80 mark generally so I would say that this is quite an entry level, budget model as I picked it up from my local computer shop for a reasonable £25.
The set comprises of a silver and black styled wireless keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is a decent design with a full qwerty layout and 10 media keys to access e-mail, internet and so on (these can be programmed to suit). The mouse is a 5 button optical model, which is very precise due to it's impressive 1000dpi tracking, ideal for use in a compact space.
The build quality of the keyboard and the mouse is excellent - despite their price they are well made, sturdy and look to last me a while. They keyboard is classed as slimline, it is certainly less chunky than older PS2 keyboards but to be honest it's pretty standard now - it's long due to the fact it has a full keypad on it. There are thinner / shorter ones out there if space saving is your thing. They couldn't be easier to set up - even though I anticipated a lengthy set up with the wireless aspect they're pretty much plug and play using a small black USB dongle. The 2.6ghz wireless means the connection is strong and I have never had any issues with transmitting data (key clicks etc) or lost connection, in fact the box states that the connection is good for an 8 metre clear (line of sight) connection - making this ideal for use with home media set ups or cinema type screens. We use one at work to control the information on an ad board - no wires means no mess! Each item comes complete with a battery, I've never had to replace mine, they seem to last for ages (and of course you can switch them off when not in use to save battery, too).
Overall I can't see why anyone would want to pay more for a wireless keyboard and mouse. They're reliable, they look modern in silver and black, and though they're not an ergonomic layout they are comfortable to use even if you use a keyboard a lot. The mouse too is a snug fit for most hands and my colleagues have been impressed with it, too. It'd make a nice present for someone who has an older wired keyboard and mouse or has a laptop, as they come boxed together as a set.
I can't really give anything other than a five out of five stars to the Trust Wireless Slimline Media Desk Set, they're great value for money and excellent quality, too. I will be sure to check out other products by Trust, as these are an excellent example of saving a little money whilst keeping the product attractive and usable.
Summary: A great buy and well worth the low cost
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