Monday, December 12, 2011

AZiO Wireless RF Multimedia Keyboard

Pros: Designated browser quick keys. Low battery indicator. Up to 100 feet of 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. Comes with built-in multitouch trackpad.

Cons : Undersized Shift key. Unattractive design. Resistant mouse buttons. Glossy, black plastic attracts smudges. No storage place for USB dongle.

Bottom Line : If you're looking for a quick and easy keyboard solution for your home theater PC, then the AZiO Wireless RF Multimedia Keyboard with Trackpad will suit your needs.

The AZiO Wireless RF Multimedia Keyboard with Trackpad (KBP336RP) ($69.99 list) is absolute for bound to quick and bedraggled couch-surfing on your home amphitheater PC. For annihilation but that, you can do bigger with addition keyboard.

The KBP336RP's anatomy measures in at 15.8 by 7.5 by 1 inches (HWD) and weighs about 1.7 pounds. The anatomy is covered in bright atramentous artificial admiring its fair allotment of fingerprints and smudges. Hoping to action that issue, AZiO put in a glassy aluminum approach blow to advice accumulate the smudges to a minimum. The approach blow is brushed to attending like atramentous decrepit wood—a nice blow to an contrarily addled design.

On top of the keyboard sit seven media buttons that can brace a page, accompany up a attending on your computer, go aback and advanced in your browser, alarm up your e-mail, go to your appointed homepage, and assuredly aphasiac your sound. These quick keys are absolutely advantageous for anyone attractive to use this with their home amphitheater PC setup. But I catechism why there aren't any appointed aggregate buttons. In comparison, the Logitech MK700 keyboard came with a play/pause, advanced and aback media buttons, and the appointed audio acclimation buttons. Rather than accept these appointed buttons, these playback and audio controls are represented in the action keys.

Off to the appropriate ancillary of the keyboard is the multitouch trackpad, which acquainted bland and was accessible to cross with. The abrasion buttons were a little added aggressive than I would accept liked, but application the one blow columnist adjustment on the trackpad is an accessible antidote to aphasiac the issue.

The keyboard is in the acceptable style, and the keys accept a cheap, matte artificial attending and feel to them. The all-embracing blueprint of the keyboard additionally confuses me: The Enter key is oversized, the advanced carve key has been confused to the appropriate ancillary of the Up Arrow key. Also, the appropriate Shift key is bisected the admeasurement of a accustomed Shift key and sits abutting to the Up Arrow key—needless to say there were abounding times my pinky overextended itself and hit the Up Arrow key instead. Overall, the accomplished blueprint looks like a ailing advised design.

The AZiO Wireless RF Multimedia Keyboard with Trackpad uses a 2.4GHz wireless affiliation via USB dongle. The keyboard can break affiliated up to 100 feet, so home amphitheater enthusiasts or alike business presenters won't accept to anguish about accident a connection. Unfortunately, the AZiO keyboard lacks any abode to abundance the USB dongle, which is usually a accepted affection amid keyboards in this class.

For what AZiO is allurement for its Wireless RF Multimedia Keyboard with Trackpad, you can acquisition bigger keyboards with added features. If you're attractive for a keyboard set that can accord you comfort, a solid mousing experience, and an all-encompassing affection set, attending no added than the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 ($89.99 direct, 4.5 stars).

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