Kensington is the preferred brand of all our office computers, I actually work on a laptop as I am out of the office a lot but for when I am at my desk for prolonged periods I have a docking station connected to a full size qwerty keyboard and this is the most recent one I have acquired.
It looks and feels just like any other full size keyboard to me, I do quite like Kensington keyboards to type on and find the keys feel very smooth and easy to use and I can touch type particularly fast. It is lucky that I do touch type in fact because within 3 months of using this keyboard I can already see the letters starting to fade! I do not know if this is specific to Kensington keys but this was the reason that the Health and Safety police insisted I had a new keyboard in the first place - many of the letters had entirely disappeared from my last keyboard (although it did not worry me as I do not look at them anyway).
So, this keyboard has keys which tend to fade - but apart from that it is a joy to use. The lead has a USB connector so you can attach it easily to whatever device (or docking station) you are using and it also has adjustable legs at the back to tip the keyboard up into a more ergonomic position. It has all the standard keys including smart keys and the Windows key and it also has a full calculator layout keypad to the right hand side, I love this about it as working on spreadsheets can be so much quicker using this than the numeric keys across the top.
Bought corporately this keyboard retails for around the £12 mark so it is a bit of a bargain really, I notice you can pick one up from Amazon for around £18 and if I needed a full size qwerty at home I would definitely invest in one of these (in fact I had one until recently when I switched laptops to one with a virtually full size keyboard anyway).
Kensington tends to be a good and reliable brand offering excellent value for money, I would certainly choose one of their keyboards again and find that this one is exactly what I need. It is worth bearing in mind the letters disappeaing if you are not a touch typer though!
Back in one of the old offices i used to work in, we used to use the Kensington Slimtype Keyboard. After un boxing one of these keyboards from the box you can see its safely stored in a plastic bag which is secured in a white foam mould to protect it from moving freely in the box to avoid damage.
The keyboard uses a simple plug and play feature, so you need simply use the wired USB connection from the keyboard and plug it into a free port on your laptop or desktop pc. Not only using the common QWERTY keyboard layout the keyboard has a variety of other functions such as a sleep button, internet browsing, multimedia, mute button and volume control.
While using the keyboard, you instantly notice the fairly average sized keys which have a slightly rough feel to them, which at first are a little stiff but through simple wear and tear they soon loosen up. The other first impression is the black coloured style and sleek modern slim line design that makes this a perfect office keyboard or home keyboard and suits any environment.
I had used the same keyboard for around 2 - 3 months, and still didn't have any problems with it. However the special added function buttons did become a little bit harder to use, as during use they have became a little bit stuck during use and can sometimes tend to get a little stuck, and need to be pressed a few more times in order to loosen them back up again. Which can be a bit of a problem during use.
In my opinion i feel this is a good all round keyboard, perfect for an office environment or a home computer and is perfect for general every day computing. I had a look around for the price of these and they retail at around the £17.00 - £20.00 mark. I will say this keyboard will need to replaced maybe after a few months of use but still a good, back up keyboard or for use for basic computing.
Bring sleek, contemporary styling to your desktop without sacrificing feel or productivity. The Kensington Slim Type Keyboard combines a stylish exterior with premium laptop-style keys for crisp and responsive feel. Dedicated media keys control volume, mute and sleep while the Internet key instantly launches your browser.
|Product Description:||Kensington SlimType keyboard|
|Device Type:||Keyboard - wired|
|Hot Keys Function:||Sleep, internet browsing, multimedia, mute|