Motospeed GK89 2.4GHz Wireless / USB Wired Mechanical Keyboard 104Key
Regular price $199.50 Sale price $99.50
● Faster responsive keys give a satisfying feel
● 104 keys satisfy all kinds of usage demand
● Support USB wired and wireless 2.4GHz connection
● Lightweight body, convenient to carry in your journey
● Plug and play, do not need to install any driver, easy to use
● Ergonomic design is made for gamers, office workers and all kind of users
● Monochrome backlight, 6-color LED light effect
● Cable length: 1.5m
● Built-in rechargeable Li-polymer battery, capacity is 1300mAh
● Working voltage: wired mode 5V 100mA, wireless mode 3.7V 80mA
● Faster responsive keys give a satisfying feel
● 104 keys satisfy all kinds of usage demand
● Support USB wired and wireless 2.4GHz connection
● Lightweight body, convenient to carry in your journey
● Plug and play, do not need to install any driver, easy to use
● Ergonomic design is made for gamers, office workers and all kind of users
● Monochrome backlight, 6-color LED light effect
● Cable length: 1.5m
● Built-in rechargeable Li-polymer battery, capacity is 1300mAh
● Working voltage: wired mode 5V 100mA, wireless mode 3.7V 80mA
Bluetooth Version: Not Supported
Cable Length (m): 1.5 m
Key Number: 104
Keyboard Lifespan ( times): 50 million times
Response Speed: 5ms
Keyboard Type: Mechanical Keyboard
Cable Length (m): 1.5 m
Key Number: 104
Keyboard Lifespan ( times): 50 million times
Response Speed: 5ms
Keyboard Type: Mechanical Keyboard
Battery Capacity (mAh): 1300mAh
Charging Time: 3 - 4 hours
Standby time: 480 hours
Working Time: 10 hours
Charging Time: 3 - 4 hours
Standby time: 480 hours
Working Time: 10 hours
Package size (L x W x H): 47.00 x 18.00 x 6.70 cm / 18.5 x 7.09 x 2.64 inches
Package weight: 1.182 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 43.80 x 13.50 x 3.80 cm / 17.24 x 5.31 x 1.5 inches
Product weight: 1.130 kg
Package weight: 1.182 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 43.80 x 13.50 x 3.80 cm / 17.24 x 5.31 x 1.5 inches
Product weight: 1.130 kg
Package Contents: 1 x Keyboard, 1 x Key Puller, 1 x Multilanguage Manual, 1 x USB Receiver, 1 x USB cable, 1 x Warranty Card
Excellent keyboard - Seems incredibly sturdy and the backlight works well with the large print. Nice to have a choice of red, blue, or purple. This is the ONLY keyboard I have seen (in this price range) that has a FULL SIZE backspace key. If you've ever tried using the one with the half size it can be annoying, especially when they place another key beside it which is typical.**IMPORTANT NOTE - "Off" ButtonThe instructions are scant - not a big deal - but I've had this for several weeks and FINALLY just now figured out how to turn this thing off. It's the SAME BUTTON you use to switch LED colors - only you hold it down for about 3 seconds. I looked for this in the instructions and could not find it - although LEDs are long-life bulbs - I use my computer only a couple of hours a day, so I worried having it on for 22 extra hours per day would severely decrease the functional life of the keyboard. Problem solved - hold the color change button down until it turns off - same button turns it back on.Finally - there are four rubber feet towards the front of the keyboard that do an awesome job of keeping it in place. The back has two small feet that you can flip up to raise the back of the keyboard. The palm rest that sits in front of the keyboard is not intended for removal - with some effort it might be removed (can't tell if it just snaps on or not) but it is a molded piece of plastic that runs around the entire top edge of the keyboard - if you removed it you would also be removing the part of the cover that encloses the media/shortcut keys at the very top of the keyboard - the row with the function keys (F1, F2 etc) would not be affected.Overall a fantastic keyboard for the price - highly recommended!
Art the Science Guy
My favorite, most used keyboard in my office is my Das 4 Professional Soft Tactile MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard. I mention this so that you could have an idea as to what I look for in a keyboard. Although Das does make an illuminated keyboard, Das Keyboard Prime 13 White LED Backlit, at $129.00 it��s a bit too steep for most of us. I wanted an illuminated keyboard for home use so I could use it at night without disturbing anyone by having to keep the overhead lights on.I ended up buying 4 keyboards looking for the one that not only had good backlighting but also good typing action making it easy to see at night and easy to type on. I wanted to keep the price to around $50.00 �C so here is what I bought: At the end of the review I compare all four keyboards. �C Vision Large Font Keyboard ($29.99)This keyboard has large font: letters, numbers and symbols making it very easy to read in a darkened room. The lighting is even throughout the entire keyboard, there are no bright or dark areas and you can easily change the color of the keys for the entire keyboard or within the 5 lighting zones. For people with vision impairments, this is your keyboard. It is easy to use, set-up and change colors. The typing action on it is very unsatisfying for me as the keys are larger than standard keys so my fingers are not used to the spacing. Also, the height of the keys is somewhat shallower than standard keys and the resistance when you type is ��mushy�� at least for me. That said, for visually impaired people who are used to the common $15 to $20 keyboard this will be fine for you and at $30, it is a bargain.Perixx PX-1100 ($59.99)The keyboard has serious flaws that significantly interfere with it's stated purpose. It is supposed to be illuminated so that it could be used in a dark room. It specifically states that it has key and letter illumination which it does but here lies the problem - the illumination is very uneven with some keys being very bright and others just an inch or two away being very dim. As an example, the left arrow key on my keyboard was very bright while the right arrow key was barely visible especially since the keys next to it were so bright! Another factor is the brightness surrounding the keys which in some areas is brighter than the keys themselves which makes it more difficult to read them. This keyboard apparently has "zone illumination" meaning that it has just a few LED's lighting up the keys and in some places, near the edge of the zones, there are dim areas - very dim areas, even with the brightness at maximum. If you're buying this for the illumination to make it easier to read in a dark room, look elsewhere. If you want a cool looking, colorful keyboard that has relatively good good typing action this is your keyboard, it is heavy, well built, has good typing action and poor lighting. This was the first one I bought and I was very disappointed with it, hence the mediocre rating.Logitech K740 �C Fullsize Illuminated Slim Keyboard ($59.99)This keyboard is very slim in fact, the travel of the keys when you type is minimal and they are very shallow which I am not used to, so I found typing on it unsatisfying. The keyboard reminds me of the one on my inexpensive, compact laptop which gets the job done when I��m traveling but is not designed for serious typing. The illumination however is excellent, bright white and very legible. Set-up is simple and adjusting the brightness is straight forward. If my ��go-to�� keyboard wasn��t so good, I probably wouldn��t have an issue with this one. Once you have typed on a quality keyboard with mechanical switches you get spoiled! At $60 on sale, I was underwhelmed.Corsair K55 Gaming Keyboard ($47.99)This keyboard basically met my expectations for typing feedback and illumination for the price but it��s far from perfect. When you first connect it to your computer you will be met with an over the top moving display of colors flowing across the entire keyboard which is very distracting and thankfully easily changed with just a few key strokes. You can make it all one color if you wish and choose the color you want or make each zone a different color. The keyboard is light weight like most cheap keyboards, lighter even than the non-illuminated Dell keyboard that it replaced but it gets the job done. The first thing I noticed is that the illumination is crisp and even throughout the keyboard. The letters and symbols are centered on the keys and a bit bolder in font than average keyboards. The keys are not individually illuminated but there are enough LED��s to give it an even appearance. The lighting around the keys is somewhat bright but not to the point of making them difficult to read as on the Perixx. Although the keys themselves are not mechanical, they feel somewhat mechanical giving it a nice tactile experience. The keys have the same height as one would find on a good standard keyboard and have about the same travel as well, so it is a good keyboard to type on or use for gaming or both!There are many illuminated keyboards out there and I spent hours shopping on and reading reviews trying to finds one that would be right for me. For some people, the typing action may be secondary and so for them, the best buy would be the Vision Large Font Keyboard which at $29.99 is a bargain. It is the easiest by far to read under any conditions and very easy to use/set-up. The Logitech at $60 is also very easy to read but it is twice the price of the . That said, the keys are standard size and it is very well made. For me, the Corsair K55 was the best compromise; although the and the Logitech are easier to read, the Corsair is also easy to read, they are just a bit better in visibility but when I considered typing feel and speed , the Corsair wins.I hope this helps some of you make the right buying decision.Art
Excellent keyboard, It is perfect for someone with a visual impairment - Seems incredibly sturdy and the backlight works well with the large print. Nice to have a choice of red, blue, or purple. I find the purple one which seems more like pink is the easiest on the eyes.This is the ONLY keyboard I have seen (in this price range) that has a FULL SIZE backspace key. If you've ever tried using the one with the half size it can be annoying, especially when they place another key beside it which is typical.**IMPORTANT NOTE - "Off" Button is the SAME BUTTON you use to switch LED colors - only you hold it down for about 3 seconds. I looked for this in the instructions and could not find it - although LEDs are long-life bulbs - I use my computer only a couple of hours a day, so I worried having it on for 22 extra hours per day would severely decrease the functional life of the keyboard. Problem solved - hold the color change button down until it turns off - same button turns it back on.Finally - The back has two small feet that you can flip up to raise the back of the keyboard. Overall a fantastic keyboard for the price - highly recommended!
***Packaging***I've opened two of these and packs this keyboard in a nice, sleek black box with the keyboard wrapped, cord concealed below a cardboard flap, and instructions included.***PROs***Solid design: later revisions offer a hefty feel, pleasant textures, and lite/fast key response. The dedicated multimedia buttons all work on the two I purchased. There is a sixth (hidden) color, green. You can get it by switching to Cyan and dimming down about 1/2. No drivers needed: (I can vouch for Win7 and Win8.1) and all the lighting controls are on the keyboard itself, not in some program.***CONs***No USB passthru, No Audio Ports, No Detachable cable. The textures make this device a DUST MAGNET!***Usage***I've had this keyboard for a couple months, but a family member has had one for around six months. Neither are showing any signs of ware.***Summary***For what you pay (less than $30) this is a good keyboard. It will NOT impress anyone used to mechanical switches (or RGB backlighting) as the keypress offers minimal feedback and if you press to bedrock, this thing gets loud. Unless there is a huge quality control problem at , this is a solid choice for anyone wanting a backlight desktop keyboard.
I am very impressed with this keyboard. My aging eyesight isn't great and my husband is not a touch typist so we need a keyboard with easy to read keys.Pros:+Great backlight color options, we both find the cyan (turquoise) both soothing and the easiest color to read. I am sort of surprised there is no white though, just turquoise, red, royal blue, magenta, and yellow-green. (my color names, not theirs)+Colors are selected using a button on the keyboard, no easily forgotten key combinations like some other keyboards.+There is a dial for brightness, but whether it is day or night I find it easiest to read at full brightness. has a cheaper model (KB505U) with just an on/off button for the backlight, but it only has three color choices.+There are legs that allow the back of the keyboard to be raised slightly.+The non-slip wrist area is nice and wide. Not cushioned, but comfortable.+The bottom of the keyboard is straight so it rests against the tray nicely, curved ones always move on me.+The text on the keys that have words is not overly abbreviated. Most low vision keyboards try to keep the fonts large so they abbreviate Print Screen as PS, Page Up as PU, etc., I can't always remember that SL is Scroll Lock, so I don't want abbreviations.+There are shortcut keys at the top, now that I have a keyboard with a calculator key I will never own another without it. I also find myself using the volume keys, especially when watching a full screen video.+There are indicator lights for scroll lock, caps lock & num lock, as well as sounds.Cons:-If the brightness is all the way down the letters are hard to read, they aren't white, they are a silvery grey, but why would anyone turn the lights off anyway?-I am making more typing mistakes, there is something about the feel that I haven't gotten used to yet, but I'm sure I will.Overall, excellent!
That's kind of unusual these day, it seems. All I've been wanting is a keyboard with back lit keys, nothing fancy, just something that's easier to see when I turn the lights down a bit at night. The last two I've tried were gaming keyboards that ended up being nothing but show pieces, emitting light from seemingly everywhere *except* the key caps, contrary to what the pictures and descriptions might lead you to believe.This one, refreshingly, looks and works exactly the way the pictures show it to work. Even sitting quite low in my chair, there's only a little bit of light visible from under the key caps, and all the characters are still well-lit and easy to see. My eyes aren't quite so bad yet that the ENORMOUS letters are necessary, but there is definitely no question about which key you're hitting. I've come to prefer the red back light, but all three colors are quite nice.The overall quality is about what I'd expect from an inexpensive keyboard of any type. Not rock-solid like an old mechanical IBM but it's not going to break anytime soon unless you plan on hammering nails in with it or something.So yeah, get this one. It's not expensive, does what it says it'll do, and feels like it's going to last a while. I am definitely pleased with mine!
This is actually my second one as I accidentally fed my old one one too many cups of coffee. :'(It works well, easy to see, easy to use, plug & play...I'm a PC gamer with vision issues & nerve damage in my hands so I have very little indication that I am actually touching keys or which ones, & I have constant micro-twitches in my fingers. I have never mastered touch typing, although I do some keyboard game controls, most of it is mouse driven. However I do quite a lot of typing... send emails, comment in blogs & forums, ask questions no one else has gotten answers to & accidentally hit keys that delete the entirety of things I already spent 45min spell checking for the finger twitch mistakes :DAt least with this keyboard I'm not hunkered down, squinting, trying to see what letter is under which finger.As night-blind as I am I can use the Vision without bright lights on, comfortably, even late at night...Awesome considering most keyboards I have to use at chest height, with bright light & squinting to see the faint difference between the black keys & thin mostly invisible (to me) white symbols.My particular pet peeve with it is the weird, bumpy, rubbery texture on the front palm rest section. lol I find myself completely off-task picking at the bumps & feeling like I have chalk on my teeth :D... Not removable. sigh!
This product review is for: Vision Backlit USB Keyboard with Large Print keys and 5 Interchangeable Backlight Colors (KB506) - WiredSo, I am of, shall we say "a certain age".. Old enough that my eyes are less than happy with most average keyboards, even though I type 60 WPM and don't *need* to look at the keyboard to type much, when I do need, things are harder for me to find (especially in dim light). This was what initially inspired my search for an illuminated keyboard, and so when I saw this - I felt I had little to lose.In a word (or three): Why did I wait so long?Firstly, I am not so old that I don't love the five-color options and lit up keys. The color choices are programmable via a button on the keyboard just above the number pad, and directly adjacent to that, a brightness wheel (which you can turn all the way down, if you desire). Colors are: Chartreuse yellow, deep indigo blue, crimson red, violet-purple and and aqua blue-green (which is more green or blue depending upon how bright it is). The keyboard is quite heavy and durable, and feels well-made.PROSBeautiful, fully-customizable color spectrumClear, crisp colors withn little to no overbleed of light beyond the keysExceptionally large letters for the visually impaired - even the F key and arrow button indicators are far larger (not the buttons themselves - this is still a standard sized keyboard), and everything is super - easy to see.Reasonably priced (23.99 when I purchased it)Feels and looks high quality (for a keyboard)Soft, ergonomic rubber wrist restCONSNone so far.Obviously, you can spend a lot less on a keyboard - but this one definitely feels like it will last for years to come. I can't believe how much easier it is to type with larger print on the keys, and am just sorry I did not purchase one sooner.
I prefer lit up keyboards since I do lots of typing and easier to see the characters on the keys when they are lit up. This keyboard lights up a dim blue...really nice and quick to connect via USB 2.0 jack on the computer. One thing about this keyboard unlike other lit up keyboards I did not have to worry about, this keyboard lit up at once and worked the first time around when connected to my Windows 7 computer. Prior lit up type keyboards I had from several other makes, took at least 4 computer restarts to start working on my computer....but not this one as this keyboard worked as soon as I connected it to my computer the first time around. There is a decent-sized volume knob on this keyboard which actually works to adjust the volume to whatever music I am playing from my computer, a very nice feature. It also comes with an attachable plastic wrist rest thingie also...which I do use a lot. It's a great keyboard...lights up in a blue...not sure if you can change colors...I have never tried yet. 5 stars I gave this keyboard and got another one as a spare.
Obsessive Book Geek
TL;DR: I recommend it. The good far outweighs the bad.PROs:1. Nice large font.2. Illumination is good.3. Keys are all in the "normal" place. Many of the illuminated keyboards move the backslash, make the enter, spacebar, and/or backspace key narrow, or otherwise put things in confusing places.4. Can still see the text on the keys even with illumination all the way down.5. No batteries required (it gets enough power from the USB).CONs:1. Wrist rest isn't removable, so it takes up a lot more desk space than I'd like2. Keys seem to be recessed3. Placement of the "shifted characters" is lower right on each key instead of the standard of putting it above4. Keys are a bit loud5. After 10 months, the cord became flakey and has to be wiggled a bit until there is a connection. Luckily, since the keyboard is illuminated it is easy to see when it is "working" again.6. Minor nit: there's no English on the BACKSPACE key and no arrow on the TAB key.NOTEs:1. Some people have complained that a few of the keys start to stick after a month or three. Do what another reviewer mentioned and dab a small amount of petroleum jelly with a Q-tip!2. If you can't tell from the pictures, there is a "LED brightness wheel" at the top right of the keyboard (5 color version of the product) which can dim the brightness all the way to "off". They wheel is totally recessed and there is no handle to break off. The small button to the right of this selects among the 5 colors.3. Chromebox/Chromebook users: The Shortcut Keys at the top that work: Home, Bookmarks, Volume (up, down, mute), show all tabs, full screen. The Shortcut Keys at the top that don't work: Mail, Play/pause, PrevTrack, NextTrack, Stop. The Music key (to the right of Mute) does something (flashes the screen) but doesn't seem to do anything useful.
I ordered this keyboard since I work at home early in the mornings and my undershelf is rather dark. I had installed an led light but it really wasn't sufficient for my needs. I also do not touch type so I have to be able to see the keys. This is the perfect keyboard for me. The letters are nice and big and they are also quite bright without being annoying. The light is even across the keyboard without dark areas near the edges that I expected. My only complaint is that the hot key images are rather small and hard to see. Not that I use them often. Would I recommend this board? Oh yes. You can't beat the price which makes it a great value. Also the tri-color is a nice added touch. Just pick the one your most comfortable with.
Being 75 YO now, and still very Computer Literate, I just don't have the demands I use to have. I always felt that buying the higher priced Accessories was the only way to go.Well my last Logitech Key Board just died. I ordered this primarily because it was obviously a very popular Key Board.The Price was over 1/2 less from my last key board purchase.I was very pleasantly surprised when I plugged it in.First Off, it arrived extremely fast, the Packaging was very nice, and almost over done.I did not even look at the instructions, just Plugged it in and Loved the LED Keyboard.Changing the Colors was very easy, and the Hot Keys worked very well.The Key Board is well Constructed in material, looks, and Operation.This , is every bit as good as my Logitech, and then some.It automatically shuts off when your Computer shuts off.The LED has a Brightness Control which works very well and simple...I would defiantly recommend this Keyboard to everyone... be they beginners, or experienced.Plug and Play means Just that...I operate on Windows 10, Office 365, Very Pleased with my Decision. I learned Quality, and Ease of Operation is not always exclusive for the More Expensive Models. I am not a big Gamer, but the Combat games I do have, worked very well.I think most users who purchase this Keyboard will be very satisfied.
I was looking for a keyboard with illuminated keys; I tried two others that used "clickie" type keys, which I was OK with, as this is the type keyboard I first used typing with electric typewriters and telecommunications keyboards. However, the first keyboard did not have a separate numbers keypad, and it became apparent that I missed that, plus the clicky keys were very noisy, so back it went. The second one was another low cost gamer keyboard with, again, clicky keys (that were not as noisy as the other keyboard), but one of the cursor keys began working intermittently, so back it went. I then found this one with a very reasonable price, illuminated keys, but with membrane type key mechanisms instead of mechanical. Turns out these keys were of a better design than your typical membrane keys,and work very well for me. The markings on the keys are overly large, and with the led lighting, make this keyboard exactly what I was looking for. The price is quite reasonable, the keyboard works great and seems durable. It has three colors, one of which is a sort of magenta (or light purple) that I thought might be strange when I read the keyboard's description, but turns out it is my preferred color of the three. The intensity of the lighting is just right, which is good since it is not adjustable. And it has a numbers pad!
Purchased for my mother who wanted a backlit keyboard for better visibility. Turns out, the letters are large enough, most of the time, she does not need to turn on the backlit. Been using for several months daily, and so far we do not have issues with durability. The only cons I see are that there's no white backlit (LED colors are nice, but looks too gamer-ish for my mother's computer desk) and ability to dim/adjust the light other than just change colors and turning it off and on. Other than that, the keyboard serves the purpose and works pretty well.
I bought this for the lighted keyboard as I am frequently working in the wee hours of the morning in low light. I didn't know how big the keys would be so that was a bonus.I have it connected to an iMac and reprogrammed the Option and Command keys. I discovered by chance that the Scroll Lock decreases screen brightness and the Pause Break increases it. Just as well as I have never deliberately used those keys for anything. I contacted about this and here is their reply: "Thank you for contacting , we sincerely apologize for the issue on hand. We do recommend trying different USB ports on your computer and restarting your computer. If the issue continues we do recommend contacting for replacement if you are still with in the 30 day policy from . If you no longer with in the 30 day return period we are happy to take over and issue a RMA for replacement."The keys are easy enough to push and have a satisfying feel and sound. My current desk is too small for me to give this keyboard a fair road test. The lighted keys actually work better if I turn off my desk light and just use their light for typing.Although I prefer wireless keyboards for flexibility, wired ones actually perform better and hold up better over time. I have never had a wired keyboard die on me or a wireless one not die.
Really like this. I was looking for a good lighted keyboard. I bought another brand, but the keys were too high and sticky that it made it had to type, not so with this one. This has one more color than the other one and its much easier to change. The key for me are the shortcut buttons along the top. I didn't think I'd miss them but I did using the other keyboard. These all do what they are supposed to, and with no drivers to load! I'm not crazy about the big fonts on this keyboard, but I'm a touch typist so I don't have to really look at it anyway. Also, the USB cord is a little on the short side, making me kinda wish it was wireless. I appreciate the standard layout of the buttons (some new keyboards have the strangest places for delete and printscreen) and that there are status lights for caps lock and num lock. Overall, I'd highly recommend this keyboard if you are looking for a lighted keyboard.
I bought a keyboard last month (Razer - BlackWidow Ultimate 2016) which had great reviews, but turned out not so great. Wife demanded a new keyboard. Unlike the Razer, this keyboard is super quiet, sensitive to the touch, and ALL the keys are backlit. On the much more expensive Razer the character keys symbols are just painted on and not lit. On this ALL the symbols and characters are lit up and best of all you get a choice of five colors and can even change the brightness. Most importantly, it is very quiet. When you��re gaming over 12 feet away from someone trying to watch TV and they are always complaining about the loud clicking of every key, you know there is a problem. Only had this for one day, but it is already better than other keyboards three times the cost. I really hope it holds up, and the only flaw is the lack of a pass through USB port to plus my wireless mouse into.
My current back-lit keyboard is getting old, some of the key's are broken it was time to replace it. I have purchased that keyboard a few times over the years, but it's now being sold by third party sellers at an outrageous price. I needed to find a new one. I came across this keyboard and it looked perfect. It arrived, I loved the look of it. The buttons has a good feel to them when pressed and it has a lot of option for sound and it can even open your calculator.However, I had to return it because the front portion of the keyboard has an extended area to it. Some people love that, I do not. That "ergonomic" area didn't look as large as it is in the manufacturers photo. As I typed, I kept hitting that front area with my thumbs instead of the space bar. I am sure in time I could have gotten used to it. But, the keys themselves are too inset. This, along with the large front area of the keyboard had me placing my hands in an awkward and uncomfortable position. I type a lot every day and this slowed my productivity to a crawl, I had to stare at the keyboard to make sure I was hitting the correct keys instead of the monitor.I am giving this keyboard 4 stars. It really has some great features for a great price. It just didn't work for me. But, I am positive if you are used to modern keyboards and that ergonomic style front area of them, this will make for a great keyboard. But, if you have larger hands and find those things uncomfortable and awkward, you should pass on this keyboard.
The illumination is awesome! It's not the randomly placed, leaking backlighting you see on other keyboards that shines in between and up through the keys. It's exactly and ONLY on the lettering on each key. I only ever use the red color, the others are too strong for my taste. I do wish it had a memory setting to keep it on that color, because I have to cycle back to red for every power on. I also like how when I lean back, or back up my chair to watch a movie, the angle of the lighting fades out somewhat. This means that when I'm up close for gaming or working, the letters are brightly lit, but when I want to relax and watch a video, it fades out and I don't notice it.Also, I cannot understate the awesomeness of the hotbar keys! Without any programming whatsoever, they have integrated with all of my software exactly how I want them to. They control my e-mail client, my videos, volume, calculator, etc.I wish the keyboard had a bigger, softer wrist rest, but I use a separate one now.Also, the keys are not ideal for typing, as they sometimes catch on themselves or require too much force to push. But honestly, I just got this for the amazing illumination. Even though the switches and tactile feeling is not perfect, it still works just fine for League of Legends. I mean, unless you're writing a book, or going to be writing daily, I don't think it's an issue. If you are going to do that, get another keyboard.UPDATE 12 JUL 2013: You can't change this to Dvorak layout without modifying the F, J, H, and U keys. They don't fit in the slots they need to because they are different. See my photos and notes in the photo section.
Great keyboard overall. I've had it since 2014 and it's still going strong. Pretty sure LEDs aren't as bright as they once we're but they are all fully functional still.I play a lot of DOTA so I use a "stop" key. I spam my stop key perhaps 60+ times a game and now the key is somewhat lose. It doesn't pop off at all but if you touch it lightly it you'll know it's loose. So if you type a lot it will probably happen to you.My paint on the keys has also worn out. But it just happened within the last 1-2 years. Which is fair for a keyboard at this price (in my opinion).The keys are big. My girlfriend has small hands and hates this keyboard, where as I have big hands and I love the size of the keys.I pulled this keyboard out with quite a bit of force once because I thought it had been disconnected. Unfortunately, it wasn't disconnected and so I broke my old motherboard, but the keyboard's USB was still intact (after straightening it out with pliers). It's a sturdy keyboard and was even going to buy another one when I thought it was broken.One last thing, keys are easy to clean. I've spilled drinks on this keyboard numerous times and have removed keys and cleaned it multiple times. I use compressed air to remove dust, debris etc. under keys.Docked 1/10 because keys are a little hard to press.
Lee Anne D
Mine is working just fine, had it for several months. I like that the keys seem to be a bit larger font size and of course, that they are backlit. If you are an electronics snob or super geek I'm sure you could find something to complain about, but I'm a sixty something grandma that's enjoying this product, no complaints.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It's fantastic!!!! My favorite part is the large-print keys . . . yes it does make the keys **seem** bigger as some reviews have said, but in reality they aren't and I have no trouble either seeing them or typing on them. The choice of colored lights and dimmer are also excellent and I use the programmable (shortcut) media keys almost consistently. Setup was instant plug 'n play (on my Windows 10).Keys are a little clack-y (cheap some of have said) yes, but it hasn't really bothered me yet (and the petroleum jelly fix seems like it'd work just fine if it does get to bothering me). I may have to buy a second keyboard just as a backup . . . or as a gift.LOVE IT!!! Amazing tech!!!
Trying to get use to the keyboard. I purchased 2 of these keyboards and I am very happy for the price and colors available. Once I received the keyboard I had an issue re-habit forming the key locations on the enter key. My old keyboard trained me to hit a certain position, while this new keyboard I kept hitting the shift key for a while.Strange how the body works while forming habits. I think also that the words CAPS LOCK, TAB, SHIFT and CNTL are done too large. This was part of the factor I hit the SHIFT key instead of the ENTER key. If they reduced the size of the font on those particular keys it would be the perfect keyboard. Leaving the ENTER key font size the same. Anyway, the keyboard is solid and worth the price. I am glad I purchased 2 because I go through keyboards the quickest. The colors are nice and rich and the brightness really gets bright. About time I can set the brightness and have to actually turn it down some because of the power it outputs in brightness.
Jonathan W. Murphy
I am holding back the fifth star, I have been using this keyboard for 3 weeks now and see from some old reviews that it doesn't age well. As of now I find it perfect. Perhaps the old complaints (from several years ago) have been taken care of.Let me address them:Firstly, someone who was a touch typist complained about the key spacing. As one who learned to touch type on a mechanical typewriter around 1950 let me point out that any change in keyboard requires a bit of adjustment of "finger memory" on spacing. My thumbs couldn't find the space bar at first on this keyboard, they are now quite comfortable with it. I'm still making a few mistakes, but the muscle memory is improving. I'm used to this - I went from mechanical (real mechanical, one had to push the striker all the way for it to hit the paper) to electric (still mechanical) to selectric, to computers - and to all the variations of computer keyboards. No problem learning this keyboard.Second issue. Complaints about the pressure needed on the keys. I find no problem with my . The keystroke is longer than some, but I like that as it prevents me from inadvertent keying. It might be a problem for "hunt and peckers" used to an iPhone, but I don't have one of those. Perhaps over time the keys will get sticky, but I feel no indication of that so far.Third issue. This one I'm really not sure of. Some have had a problem with the key surface wearing out. From the photos of the problem it seems as if the "black paint" is wearing away blurring the letters. The reason I got the backlit is the reverse, my other keyboards had the "ink" in the letter wear away on the most used keys. The wearing away of the surface might have to do with "sticky keys" on the , or it might be a general problem. If I start to see wear of the key surface I'll look into using a clear protective coat on the keys.In summary, I'm happy with my purchase and would give it a five star rating if I weren't concerned about those latter two things happening in the future. FYI, I probably have given the keyboard a couple of months wear compared to most - I write long letters (as you can tell). I also write articles for my web site. So far, so good with the .
Last time I bought a standalone keyboard it cost twice as much as this and wasn't half as good. As description says, the backlight on the keys is strong enough and the letters on the keys large enough that they are very easy to see.A few things I found odd but don't detract from my appreciation are:- the keyboard is sturdy but it does flex and it bends slightly when I put too much pressure on the keys;- the keys are noisy when I type (reminds me of manual typewriter or ancient IBM keyboards);- the Caps Lock key doesn't have an indicator light on it, the light is on opposite side, above the num pad;- function keys are too close to the ESC key so while playing my game, I tend to hit a function key instead of ESC and interrupt my game (at the most inconvenient times);- the keys are sensitive so until I adjust my keystrokes I often type double or more letters.Regardless, if you work in dark room or just want nicer keyboard, this is the one.
I really don`t have a dog in this fight;) Universal law dictates "You get what you pay for". Want a 200 dollar keyboard? Pay 200(- 600) dollars. IMO, this is a good keyboard for home use. Not sure it will last for commercial or work use. I hunt and peck (70 yrs old;) but I play high end PC games. I`ve spent a few hundred dollars on a gaming keyboard and the letters/numbers will fade on ANY keyboard without a key protector. If you don`t want the keys to fade spring for a key cover. As I said, I play games. I broke my space bar in two by getting frustrated in a game, ie mad lol. "I" broke it, it didn`t break itself. It still works. A piece of scotch tape clear and it still works. Pretty sure I will replace with the same. If you aren`t satisfied with a cheaper priced item, then why do "YOU" buy it? I`m old, and I stopped blaming the world for my choices long ago. My opinion is worth exactly what you paid to read it, zero;-)
I'm 58 and have progressive lenses. I now find it hard to work in dim conditions, but I don't like the lights too bright either. I had been using a Logitec back-lit gaming keyboard for years, but it finally stopped lighting the letters. I tried several back-lit keyboards before trying this one. I love it! Unlike some of the others, this one only back-lights the actual characters, it does not shine out from under the keys. It has five color options, and I also really like the fact that the letters and numbers are quite large and easily readable at all times. Another aspect I like is that, unlike many other keyboards, it isn't too loud when typing. A good product. Exactly what I wanted.
TL;DR: Close enough to those RGB backlit nightmare budget mechanicals to look good and functional enough to do the job but could be better a little better about options.I have had my Logitech G15 Keyboard for 10 years. I had the original and it worked well. Actually it was a battle tank that kicked bum, took names and still can put the hurt on any game that I want. But I work at night and I like to keep the light in my office low. Sadly the lights in that G15 failed and I needed to replace it. It's been a year long search and then I thought why not go for an oddball choice.It's not a beast or war machine like some but yet it is also not a flimsy bendable thing like one of my attempted purchases.The keys are not the older style that I'm used to but yet I still can get going up to about 50 WPM before I start to get a little slippy and slidey on the keys.The function key up top are what you'd expect. A little extra without having to setup your own macros.The keyprint is actually one of my favorite things. It's easy to read and the light has enough pass through space to get through and be very readable about 2AM when you're trying to work.The three color choices are good. I actually am partial to the violet more than the red and blue. I do wish you could adjust the brightness levels but that's not a deal breaker. Also, a straightup on off switch would be wonderful. But these are nitpicks.After a month, it has proven to be a proper choice. I wish there a few hardware things different and that software was available for a little extra customization. Some complained about the keyprint rubbing off but not yet. The only thing rubbing off it the logo on the palm rest.
Okay, enough with being cute. I am 72 & have a problem seeing the letters on most keyboards. I really do not like the back-lit keyboards because all they really do is create a colored blur around the keys. This keyboard fixes both those problems. The characters are large enough to see easily & I assume they aren't going to wear off as they do on other keyboards. The lighting is great. Only the characters light up with no surrounding blur. Being able to change colors is a nice added perk. Since I've had keyboards with unique features before & found them discontinued when trying to replace them, I am considering buying a second one so I have a backup.
Great, except for the printing of shifted characters. On every other keyboard in the world, shifted characters are printed ABOVE their respective un-shifted character.For some unfathomable reason, this keyboard has the shifted keys printed BELOW and to the right their respective keys. Now the symbol for shift is UP ARROW, which has always implied that you should look UP to see what the results of a shift should be. I'm about a 90 percent touch typist, but I do cheat and look on punctuation, and this small change really screws me up. I've mistyped colon and semi-colon a dozen times in a week and I don't think I've ever done that before. WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS????While you could argue that I should become a better typist, this is a LIGHTED keyboard which implies that folks are paying extra because they WANT to be able to look at their keys. Along the same lines, the F1 key is situated over #2 instead of #1, which is also an odd choice.Otherwise, the feel, look and lighting of the keyboard is great.
David M. Mundy
I am an older person age 63 and my eyes really like the large letters that light up. A couple people claim this keyboard might have a problem with keys sticking or squeaking. I did not have any such problem. Also a couple people claimed that the paint might wear away and make the letters unreadable on the key-tops. I took the precaution of simply painting a light coat of epoxy clear on each key... so I don't have that problem. This keyboard makes a little bit of clickity noise as each key is pressed. I like that sound, but some people might want a keyboard that is silent. I also like the volume up and down and MUTE buttons across the top. I can MUTE commercials or mute videos if my phone rings. This is one of the best selling keyboards on for a reason. It is very impressive and useful for us oldsters who need to see the letters easier in a darkened room
I have had this keyboard for almost two months and am very pleased with it. I have no way of knowing if it holds up long-term, but thus far it's been great. I love the size of the keys, not overly large by any means, but very comfortable to use. I know some have reported sticking keys, but I've fortunately not encountered that problem. he front part of the keyboard, where the sides of your palms rest while you type, is ever-so-slightly textured and of course the keyboard has flip out legs on the bottom for a nice slope position. The keys have a nice clicking sound, not too loud. The colored lights are actually very cool, though I tend to leave it on one color, but it's nice that you can use the dial to adjust the brightness, or you can simply turn them off if you choose. All in all, I think this is a great keyboard.
I was looking for a backlit keyboard for my mother. I was so disappointed that the Prism was no longer available. Based on my past experience with I decided to look for an keyboard. When I found this one I knew she would love the larger keys. I was not disappointed. The keyboard is sturdy and has a pretty good feel to it. It is louder than my Prism but that really isn't saying to much because the Prism is a silent keyboard.Okay, bottom line, I loved this one so much I bought me one too and gave my Prism to my son. All three of us are satisfied customers.
The large font keys are great for my tired old eyes. The back-lighting is directly through the characters including the multimedia keys along the top, not all around the keyboard like some which I find is a distraction. Color selection and brightness are easily controlled by the button and dial in the top right corner and back-lighting can be turned off by holding the button about 4 seconds if you plan to be away from your PC for awhile.Keyboard action is smooth and consistent with NO STICKING KEYS as some others have reported. Backspace key is full sized and easy to use for those of us that make mistakes as we type (sigh). No additional drivers are needed - just plug it in and type away.A great keyboard for a very reasonable price! I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!*NOTE: My keyboard is connected through a KVM switch and everything including the multimedia keys are fully functional. This was not the case with the OMBAR keyboard I previously purchased and subsequently returned.
I first have to explain that my computer is in a room with very little lighting and I had been using a AA-battery powered book light to shine over the keyboard. Thus, I needed a keyboard that would light up the keys. A lot of the pics I saw of backlit keyboards made them seem like the light was around the keys, not the symbols/letters/numbers on them keys. This one had pics that showed the keys lit up just like I was looking for.The item is just like that. The keyboard is larger than normal because of the large print feature and, for now, that is causing me issues because my hands don't know how to adjust. Unfortunately for me, the space bar doesn't have anything on it to light up and I keep hitting the area below the space bar and have to keep correcting myself of typos.
I ordered this keyboard because I use my PC in a dimly lit area and found it difficult to type with my standard keyboard. I normally would order a product made by Logitech, Microsoft or Kensington but I decided to take a gamble and bought this keyboard and am very happy with it. The build quality is solid and topnotch. The extra keys for controlling media player are cool, too. The 2 best features are the large letters on the keys and the backlit feature that gives you a choice of 4 colors. The light is the perfect brightness for a dim or dark room and it's easy to read in brightly lit rooms as well. It would be nice if they would offer this keyboard with wireless or Bluetooth. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a wired keyboard.
c and b's mom
I love this keyboard!!!!! The keys work well and the light up is awesome! I really didn��t want the extra-large keys, but it is working fine, just a little finger adjustment because each key is flatter to accommodate the larger symbols. I had originally bought a ��gaming�� light up keyboard and I did not like the way you could see the light up between each key. It was very distracting for the eye and made it hard to see the actual letters on the keys. This does not light up anywhere except where there is a letter or symbol. Since I just want this for low-light computing, it is perfect. As for noise, compared to by older wireless (non-lit) gyration keyboard, the keys are very quiet, like a soft, muted click. Changing colors and brightness is very easy and there are several options. The keys are responsive and there is no lag or missed keys.
Peter F. Metro
As a gift to a low vision computer user, it was a definite improvement to the use of the computer to a visually impaired operator so continued use of the computer is possible. Having the adjustable color and brightness is critical as not all vision problems are the same and just having a lighted , single color and one brightness setting keyboard or one lit with a overhead lamp may not be the proper solution. Of course the large font is also a improvement.As a side note this is also paired with settings of accessibility of the operating system such as inverse , large font, narrator, and on screen magnifying settings.Several choices were viewed on but be aware that "back-light" may not indicate that the actual keys are lighted such as they are on this model.
I purchased this keyboard for my mother, and she couldn't be happier.She has said:"The best keyboard I ever owned. The letters are big and I can see them. The light is wonderful and I can see it in the dark. I like the blue and purple colors the best. It is so much bigger than my other one and I love it. It is unbelievable, and I absolutely love it."She tends to chicken-peck type, but she said that typing on it is nice. It has a nice spring, and she has no problems with sticking keys. She said the other one was worthless and she did not realize what a difference it would make having a different keyboard.She wanted me to take a couple pictures to show the difference.She said this is a perfect keyboard for seniors.
I needed to replace the Logitech keyboard and mouse (wireless) as they were paired and did not work very well. I took my son's advice and bought a wired keyboard, and a wired mouse. The keyboard has backlit keys so the letters are bright, and WAY larger than I even expected. The keyboard is extremely light. That is both good and bad. It is good as it is easy to move, but it slides too easy. There is nothing wrong, except one cannot rest ones hands on the leading edge of the keyboard -- and we all might want to. The weight of my hands as I am typing can cause the keyboard to slide away. So, I just have to drag it back into place occasionally. The keys are easy to hit, the placement of the features on the board are all easy to work. I have not issues with the construct of the keyboard. If one is looking for a decent keyboard at a well affordable price -- this is it.
I am editing my original 2 star review to 4 stars. The manufacturer read my review and contacted me immediately. I had replacement keys a couple days later, no hassle, no fuss. Thanks!!ORIGINAL REVIEW:I very much like this keyboard and had I wrote this review several month ago probably would have given it 5 stars. The last time I purchased a keyboard was 2007 so it lasted 10 years. And even then the keyboard functioned perfectly but the padded palm rest in the front was cracked and destroyed so I searched long and hard for a suitable replacement and chose this one due to the size, backlit keys, and dedicated hit keys on the top.This keyboard is barely 6 months old and the paint is already chipping/rubbing off the keys. I have to assume it's only going to get worse and eventually the keys will be unreadable. While I really do like everything else about this keyboard, the paint is a big one for me. Especially with the backlit keys, it makes it even worse. I'm dreading how this will look a couple years from now.
This keyboard overall was decent at best. The material of the keyboard is something you will notice right away in terms of "you get what you pay for" sort of situation. The entire thing is made up of hard plastic and not the nicest feeling materials. The letters how ever are printed nicely on the keys and light up pretty good as well, I think this keyboard is fantastic for people who may actually NEED the larger prints. In rooms that are not so well lit or for people who have a hard time seeing the letters on a basic keyboard, this thing would be great. But for daily use for someone who is just looking for a keyboard I would recommend looking around first and getting something else maybe something with a little higher build quality. If I used this thing as my daily, it feels like it would be worn out with in a month or two (mind you I use a computer for about 6 hours a day at least).
I'm very pleased with this keyboard! The keys are all in the right place, the letters and numbers are easy to see, and the touch of the keys is really easy on the fingers (I love to type FAST!). It's easy to change the color or change the brightness of the keys. It is slightly wider and deeper than the one I had before (HP model that came with my computer), but still fits on my keyboard shelf, leaving enough room for my mouse. The symbol keys look a little different, but I think I'll get used to those in no time! I usually leave the overhead light off in my computer room at night, since I'm in and out of there all evening. I no longer have to keep a flashlight handy! The packaging is very nice, the box describes all the features. They've also included a user guide that has 2 pages of info about the keyboard, and then a page about support and warranty info. And there's a little card included that asks if you're happy or troubled with your keyboard, and then lets you know what you can do in each instance. I definitely recommend this keyboard if you're looking to replace your standard keyboard with a backlit keyboard.
The keyboard shipped SUPER FAST! It has FIVE different glow-in-the-dark LED colors to choose from (Green-yellow, dark blue, dark neon pink, turquoise/sky blue and dark red). Installation was SUPER EASY (just plug in to USB and viola!). Not to mention that I just LOVE the large, oversize keys! Yes....it takes some minor getting used to at first, but once you get the hang of the keyboard, it's quite nice! The keys are super soft and easy to type on. The keys DO type a little bit louder than my old keyboard but that's honestly such a small price to pay for such an awesome keyboard, overall! It even comes with a handy guide and several convenient shortcut keys! Changing the LED color is just one simple tap of a button! (Not sure if there is a way to turn OFF the LED colors and go back to plain color on the keyboard - but then again, who would WANT to do that with such awesome colors?). I absolutely LOVE this product and would definitely buy again (for friends or family!) I'd honestly say this is the most coolest keyboard I've ever owned and hope it lasts me for years! A really, really awesome product at a not too expensive price! Good for those who want to reduce eye strain (especially for those who spend long hours at the computer - rather for work or blogging).
I'm over 50 so the large letters are a must. It comes with a brightness wheel. If I keep it turned up all the way, the keys are easy to see at night. Especially in the dark. The 5 colors are Blue, Red, Purple, Cyan & Yellow. My favorite is the Yellow. Cyan is good too. They show up the best in my opinion.I had the 3 color version for 6 years. the keys worked just fine for me and after 5 years some of them started sticking. The trick to keeping the keys from sticking is to regularly (weekly) dust & clean them. I finally bought the 5 color version and all the keys work just fine. They are sturdy & easy to depress. The only bad thing I can think of is that the keys don't have any tactile feedback.There are 13 special keys at the very top. They perform special functions such as opening Windows Media Player, Popping up the Calculator etc. I can never remember which special key does what function, so I never use them. You can turn off the Backlight colors by pressing the color changing key for 5 seconds.I really love this keyboard. It is perfect for me.
A deal with only a couple of drawbacks. I've been looking for this one for a while. Some boards have the entire underside lit up so that the area around the key is bleeding light, just as much or even more than the key itself. Not this one. The only light visible it through the key, much nicer...The drawbacks; the top row with all the multi-function keys, print is very small and not as well lit as the board. I think I'm supposed to wait for my eyes to adjust and then hold the board on my nose, maybe... I have yet to find the light intensity buttons. The choices of three colors is cool. One of them I actually will use. The red is so intense it looks demonic, the pink is, well....Now the good 'ol AirForce cool blue is awesome. Easy to read, with a controlled intensity. And Hey, you guys looking for a mechanical keyboard, I saw one. It's made by a well known manufacturer "Olivetti". We used to call it a typewriter.
Got the keyboard on date they said it would arrive, a Sunday. Was packaged in a regular box. Had some paper in it, but the paper wouldn't do anything to protect the keyboard. Getting the black box out of the outer box proved to be a little difficult. It is quite a tight fit. Opened up the black box and WOW those are some big letters! Even with the light off you can see how big the letters are. Plugged it into my KVM switch and on comes the light. Now you really can see the letters. Did I mention that they are some big letters? The keys make a little noise when typing on them, but I tend to be hard on a keyboard, so, you may not experience the noise. They feel great, easy to type with. The keys are fairly level with each other from row to row, sort of like a laptop keyboard. The keyboard does have legs in the back that raise it, for me, a comfortable level. It does have rubber rectangles on the bottom and doesn't seem to move while typing. The one I bought has 5 colors, turquoise, green, blue, red and purple . Each color has a different light level to it, just because of the color. I personally like the turquoise and blue. My keyboard came with a disk on the upper right hand side, next to the light button, of the keyboard. This allows you to dim then level of light. So you can dim the light if you want to. I read in other comments and questions if you could dim the light, everyone said no, but I can. If you feel the need to turn off the light you just hold down the light button for about 3 seconds or so and the light turns off. To turn it back on, just push the light button and the light will come back on. Even in a well lit room, you still can see the colors of the keyboard. Special keys at the top. I rarely have any luck with these keys. I run Linux Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. Most keyboard software, if not all of it, is for Windows. However, I gave them a try. The E-mail button does open my E-mail program, and then was much rejoicing. The Home button doesn't work. The star button, no idea what it really is for, just makes my browser bar in Chrome go away and come back. The next set of keys are for audio. The play button works, but does not call up my music player. The previous button works. The next button works. The stop button works. The next set of buttons are for volume control. The first one to turn down the volume works. The next one to turn up the volume works. The third button, the mute button works fine. The next pair of buttons look like music and computer. The music button does not bring up my music player. The second button, that looks like a monitor, bring up my files windows, which would be like your explorer window. The final button all the way to the right is a calculator button, it brings up my calculator just fine. Over all, with past experiences with these types of buttons, I am extremely please that most of them work. I am hoping to eventually get all of them to work. I was down to 6 keyboards that light up. Two of them had only five star ratings, but only five reviews. The others had a higher percentage of one star ratings than this one. Overall I am extremely satisfied with this keyboard. I also bought the extended 2 year warranty. I haven't found any problems with it yet. I would and will recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a light up keyboard or an easy to see keyboard. Did I mention the really big letters?
Russell J. Johnson
I absolutely NEED an illuminated keyboard and I have bought several of them. All of my previous purchases had lighted keys...kind of, they were weak, to tell the truth. This keyboard works primarily because of the large letter size giving the light something substantial to shine through. This model has five non-flashing colors and a brightness control that is perfect. The only thing I don't like is the low profile of the keys, to me, they just don't stick up high enough. I am having a long adjustment period trying to get used to the key profile. I probably won't be a problem for a better typist but it's rough on me. I can still recommend it if you need an illuminated keyboard with substantial but controllable brightness.
I just got the keyboard and it is absolutely fantastic! I'm partially blind, complicated by an inability to handle dim (and too bright) light, and for quite a while I've wanted to get a backlit keyboard but this one has so much more, especially the benefit of the large letters! I'm totally comfortable with the key action, which was a problem a couple of years ago according to the reviews (but which a rep responded to and said they'd fixed), and yes, it clicks but fact is, I like the clicking. I am a fast touch typist so if a keyboard is in any way dysfunctional, I'll spot it quickly. All the key positions are entirely familiar, the brightness of the backlighting can be increased or decreased via a dial on the upper right corner, 3 volume buttons - mute, increase, decrease, a calculator button (so I can unpin that icon from my taskbar), a button that brings up my Folders and Devices and Drives, and the sloped edge to rest the bottom of the hand on while typing, which apparently has bothered some people, is excellent because the wrist is no longer at a more acute angle...I've got to say, this was a real find.This keyboard is for anyone who does a fair amount of touch typing or who has disabled vision or likes low light...well, hell, this keyboard is for anyone who types on a computer!! And the icing on the cake is the current pricing...what a deal. Thank you for your excellent design - you have given this visually impaired writer a new tool that will make computer time (which is a lot!) as comfortable and easy as it used to be.
The keyboard lights up nicely with the colors listed in the product description, however it is not the best quality. I had to return the 1st keyboard as there was one key that would stick and you had to press it long and hard for it to work. The replacement was sent out the next day and when I opened up the replacement box, there were several keys that weren't secured to the keyboard. They were loose and sticking up or not secured at all. I was able to press and lock the keys back where they belonged on the board and everything was fine. The colors are great! I love that I can see the keys now with ease. I work from home, 40 hours a week, so time will tell how this will stand up to the test. For the money, I hope it lasts a long time. I would tell my friends, and I did, but...I would say, when you get it, try EVERY key, make sure they all work! Check out the lights, make sure they all function as they should. If they do, awesome!! I really do like my new keyboard, just wasn't expecting to get a defective one.I just ordered a 2nd identical keyboard as I LOVE LOVE LOVE this keyboard!!! It arrived in perfect condition! I have used the original for quite sometime now and working from home, I am using the original with my work computer and the new one on my personal pc. The keyboard that came with the work computer just didn't cut it. Now I have the BEST of both worlds!! I am VERY happy with only one regret. The price of the keyboard went up and kicking myself now that I didn't purchase the 2nd one much sooner. To me, its well worth the price. Most def a WIN-WIN for me.
The keyboard has functioned perfectly, using all of the five different colors [and adjustable brightness] it offers. FYI, because the keyboard is physically of a thinner "low profile" design - i.e., with all the keys being fairly "thin" as they sit within the keyboard case itself - typing on the keyboard can have a bit of a different "feel" to it [similar to many laptops] compared to most other normal/thicker external keyboards. I personally found this to be no big problem, and I soon got used to it fairly well. But, if you're planning to do a ton of typing every day, and you're very sensitive to how a keyboard feels as you type hour after hour, this may be important to you. However, to be fair, the "thin" key's design is what enables the keys to be illuminated, and very nicely; so - if lighted-keys are your main concern - you will be quite happy with this keyboard.
Make no mistake, this isn't a gaming keyboard by any stretch of the imagination, but if all you want to do is see what you're typing in the dark, this works great. Has some media key functions and the bigger sized lettering on the keys coupled with the excellent brightness makes typing in the dark a breeze. The entire surface (besides the actual keys) is coated with that nice grippy rubber. Why the didn't also include the rubber on the keys themselves is what makes this a 4 star and not 5 keyboard. While the keys fit onto the board like a glove, the feel of the surface feels less satisfying than the rest of the keyboard. Click is not loud but not quiet. I bought the 3 colored keyboard of theirs about 4 years ago, last about 2 years. Not bad for a $25 keyboard. The 5 color has a yellow-green light which is easier on the eyes than red or blue.
After years of putting up with a wireless keyboard (Logitech) which had NO light on/under the keys AND no light for Caps Lock, I decided to return to wired keyboard for our desktop PC. This one had good ratings/comments from buyers and a reasonable price (plus three light colors). The BONUS for me was the size of the letters/numbers/symbols on the keys themselves. Just what my 73-year-old eyes needed! I have only been using it for three days so I can't comment on led longevity (see Minor Complaint #1).MINOR complaints: (1) there is no way (short of getting behind the CPU and unplugging it) to put the keyboard to "sleep" when the PC and monitor are in that mode; (2) yellow is not one of the 3 colors.
At around $35 (with tax) I purchased the keyboard for home because I was having a bit of trouble reading the keyboard keys without my reading glasses, and I sometimes use the keyboard at night. The first keyboard I received was okay in the sense that it worked well, was quiet and the backlit keys made it easier to see the keys at night. The wheel at the upper right corner worked to adjust the brightness from off to full bright. Some people complain about the brightness being not bright enough, but when the lights are OUT and the keys are at the limit of their brightness, it is more than enough for me. Any more and they would be too bright. But the button used to push for changing the colors (five in all) did not work. It was stuck on blue. I sent it back the same day and had to wait until received it to get a refund. When I went online to order the same keyboard again, the supplier was sold out. The other vendors were now $10+ more (for Christmas I presume). So I give this keyboard 4 stars because of it being shipped while not working correctly and the delay. I waited until the same supplier had them again, and (surprise) it was the same exact price I paid, so I purchased it again.The new one works as described and I am now using it to type this review. The keys are recessed into the keyboard with just the tops of the keys protruding from the base, and the large print keys are much easier to see and use than the Microsoft keyboard it is replacing. In daylight or with the lights on, and the keys are not lit up, the keys are still easy to read with a subtle grey in color. With the LED lights on on the keyboard (regardless of color) they seem to be dimmer than expected, though they are bright enough when the lights in the room go out and/or the sun goes down. All PROS in my opinion. The only CON I have is the USB "wire" that connects the keyboard to my PC (or cable as mine is). It doesn't have any cable strain relief at the back of the keyboard, and the wire comes out from about 1/3 the right side end of the keyboard. Not on a corner like my Microsoft does (did) with strain relief. My fix was to place some wide clear tape on the backside with the wire underneath leaving a small excess loop of wire at the keyboard and running the wire along the length of the keyboard to the left end. Otherwise I love it.
Doug, Macungie PA
Received it yesterday and installed it immediately. So far, as a "two finger" typist, I just love it. Also as a senior over 65, my eye sight isn't as good as it once was. The larger, backlit keys are great, especially after dark when my room no longer has any daylight. The hand rest is very comfortable. I wish I had a keyboard like this ever since I bought my first IBM PC (62 k ram with no hard drive) in the early 1980s (there weren't peripheral sellers back then).Note, this is a wired USB keyboard (which I prefer to wireless as I don't have to worry about remembering to turn off to save batteries). The only thing I am slowly getting use to is the placement the lower placement of the !,@,#... on the "shift" 1, 2, 3... keys etc.As another reviewer mentioned, if you wish to turn off the backlit keys, just press and hold the LED COLOR button.
Update Oct 4, 2016--I have been using this keyboard now for ~2 months and I still like it a great deal. Despite the problems others nhave experienced, the keys on mine work well with no sticking.Complaint__ there are two gripes I have after using this for a while. I use it for websurfing and playing online PC video games which is the main reason I needed to see the letters well. I use a Logitech G13 and mouse for main game controls but the keyboard is a necessity for all the extra game functions.1) Not having my hands on the keyboard all the time because it is in a different position eliminates touch typing and its gets shoved around, I often need to see where I am putting my finger. My keyboard is not the same as the photos included with the body of the sales page. The LETTERS and NUMBERS are aoll large and wonderful but the pure function keys (, < . > / ? ; : ` ~ ,etc) are all smaller than then pic indicates and HARDER to read than a regular keyboard.2) The indicator lights for num lock, caps lock and scroll lock are apparently soldered directly to the component board below a hole through the case. This works if you are sitting with your eyes at only a slight angle from said hole but at the angle I use the keyboard, I need to lift it to see if those lights are on. I have jury rigged it by putting a piece of masking tape over the hole so the light diffuses passing through the paper and makes a discernible light spot. Except, why should I have to jury rig a brand new item to use it comfortably. Do the Chinese even have engineers except for making weapons?--- I still like the keyboard and it performs well despite some small engineering ... umm ... oversights.============================================================================An excellent keyboard with large backlit letters. I am retired ~10 years and my eyes seem to reaching their use-by date and the large letters are a boon that will keep me using the computer a while longer. I bought a 60" TV back a year or more ago to use as a computer monitor and that helps the visual end a lot also although TVs do not handle text as well as good monitors. The colors are not excessively bright which was a concern I had from seeing other keyboards which lit up like a carnival. The brightness is somewhat directional-- brightest looking straight down onto the keys and the dimmest at an oblique angle as when the key board is flat on the desk, away from your body a little. Propping it up with the feet or a wedge stand will help make it brighter if you need to. ALL the keys work very smoothly but I no longer can touch type and others may have a problemJust 2 very small complaints that I knew about before the purchase-- I could not dock 1/2 star so it gets 5. This keyboard is NOT wireless and the backlight choices are Lt Blue, Lt Purple, Red and off-- the blue is not bad but I would have preferred white as an option
Queen of Everything
Everything I wanted in a keyboard. I LOVE the lit keys and large letters. I work outside, usually at night, and don't want to attract bugs with a desk lamp. Every backlit keyboard I've tried has been a joke - you can see the color behind/between the keys, but you can't see the keys themselves. I don't understand the purpose. But THIS keyboard you can SEE the KEYS! Bye-bye eye strain!I would definitely give it 5 stars if it didn't have some sort of wiring problem that makes it go wonky on a frequent basis. I'm torn between exchanging it for an identical one (maybe I got a lemon?) or going for a similar model. But as I write thisk, I'm realizing that I want to give it another try. Really love this keyboard.
One member of our office staff had eye surgery, and needed some help seeing her keyboard. The large font on the key caps was nice, but the selectable led color and brightness let her see clearly without hurting her eyes. There is a button to cycle through the LED colors, and a dial to set the brightness. I like the fact that the key caps light up without any light bleeding out at the bottom of the key. It is a high-quality professional look, and is a big help if you have vision issues. If you are a gamer or late night typist, this is an ideal keyboard with lighting features that will help you see the keys and not annoy the folks around you. Highly recommended!
I am a fan of products in general. They are reliable and I have had no issues with mine. I have a mechanical and regular membrane keyboard from them, and they still work like new. That being said, my father has started to have worse and worse eyesight with time and already was never that savvy with computers so he needed a keyboard that was easier for him to see and use. This keyboard fits that bill perfectly. The night that I gave it to him, he contacted me and told me how much he loves this keyboard and it seems to have made his life easier. I say if I can spend $25 and make my father's life easier and better, then it is well worth it!
I like most things about this keyboard. The "fit" is good but the keys could be slightly farther apart, I have large fingers and have a tendency to hit multiple keys at once, maybe make the whole thing somewhat larger, lengthwise. I like the ability to change the colors of the light in the keys but wish one of the colors would simply be white. (Maybe get rid of the blue...it's somewhat hard on the eyes anyway). The only other thing I'm not impressed with is the amount of noise is involved with typing, it actually "clacks" loudly each time a key is struck.
Steven E. Polyanchek
when looking around at the $70 and $100 keyboards the past couple of months to replace the original keyboard that came with my computer with a few letters now faded off the keys . they did not have a couple of features i am addicted to such as a browser and email button and also they were backlit normal sized letters . however up popped the for just $26 . it seemeed exactly what i needed so to as not need to squint to see the keyboard with my aging eyes . it arrived next day . i did not even need to shut down the computer . i simply unplugged the old one and plugged in the . right away it was easy to see and easy to use as the keys have large letter and numbers and are backlit . really easy to see day or night . it has several extra buttons including one for Outlook . my default browser and File Manager . i am very pleased with it . and for the price . it can't be beat imho ...
M. Q. James
This is the second time I have purchased this item. The first time I bought this item, it was so I could use it to play games at night, and type text to other players, without having to keep turning on a light to see what I was typing on the keyboard or put on my glasses, because of the large print keys. In addition to the lighted, large print keys, this is a very good quality, sturdy and durable product. The one I owned previously, lasted years past the warranty period of two or three years, which is saying a lot, because I tend to be kind of hard on things , like this, that I use. No taking it easy on it or "babying" it. In other words, it has to be pretty sturdy to last the warranty period, let alone any amount of time after the warranty period due to the rigorous paces through which I put most of my stuff. I would buy it again, once it wears out, in a heart beat! Oh, and the keys make, practically, no sound, at all, when you type.
Great product, works, shipped fast. Cute. I wish it were wireless, but overall I am pleased with this product. It is annoying to have to deal with the cords, but there is no batteries. The cord is long enough to move it around for cleaning or to a near location for more comfortable use. My next keyboard will be a rechargeable wireless. If this is the price for you, this is the step for you. Don't pay for what you can't afford, because if you break it, replacement is on you. It's durable and with normal use, will stand up to the test of time. It has to stay close to you on your desk, very nearby table, etc. Safer than a wireless that can be dropped from anyplace.
Good: The large lettering makes it easy to see. The multi-color back-lite has infinity brightness levels.Bad: The keys black coating does wear off easily on keys used the most- A, E, O, Shift, Enter. The keys are a bit hanging up feel. Not real smooth operation. There is no white back-lite. The green is the most easy on the eyes. Not cordless but not biggie for a desktop.Overall for the price not a bad keyboard. Wish they would step up and make a premium quality keyboard with large letters and top quality keys. Be worth the price
I ordered 2 of these keyboards a little over a year and a half ago. One keyboard was for my mom, and the other was for my aunt. They are both getting older and were having trouble seeing the keyboard at night while they play canasta online and chat with one another. They arrived in the standard cardboard keyboard box. At the time both were running Windows 8. After plugging it in, Windows detected it immediately. All functions like volume, favorites, ect. worked without setup. Both have since upgraded to Windows 10 and there have been no issues. The buttons are large and clearly marked. I am used to my compact laptop keyboard, so I do occasionally make typing mistakes, but both mom and aunt say that they got used to it very quickly. The back lighting is the best feature. With all the lights out, it is easy to see what you are typing. I bought the 3 color model, and don't think the extra colors are necessary. Both my mom, and aunt always keep the light blue. My only complaint is how short the cord is. Sometimes I like to browse the internet with the keyboard on my lap, and the cord just isn't long enough to do so. It would all depend on how you have things situated, but in a smaller computer desk, there isn't much extra cord. I wouldn't keep the cord length from purchasing these again for their intended recipients, just be aware of the 5' cord. Overall I would recommend this keyboard.
This keyboard is pretty good (typing this review with it!) I had a few keys that intermittently were not working on my old keyboard. It was old and cheap to begin with, so I ordered this one. My eyesight is not what it used to be, and it was hard to see the keys in low light conditions on my old keyboard. This keyboard fixes all of that! Big easy to read keys and five different color settings for the LED backlights. I like the colors, and so far prefer Cyan the best. It has a small rest for your palm/wrist at the bottom of the keyboard that has a texture to it, so your hand doesn't slip right off. I measured and it's 1 5/8 (about 42mm) high and runs the width of the keyboard. There is also a LED brightness wheel that turns smooth (no detents) to go from all the way off to bright. I'm starting to like the special keys, but I wish they were bigger like the others. The only other gripe I have is that it doesn't quite feel like any other keyboard I've ever used, but I'm getting used to it!
Been using for a few days. Keys are flat and SUPER easy (almost too easy?) to press - provide very little resistance - they wobble a bit. Key print is very large compared to the average keyboard. There are 3 colors.... typical "computer blue", red, and a soft purple. Keys have mild "artifacts" that keep them from being a smooth, solid color (you can see stuff under the letter) but it still looks good. I knew it was cheap going in - I bought it as a super basic backlit keyboard and that's what I got - so I am enjoying it. Price is better than other offerings. If you are looking for a well made, quality feeling, backlit keyboard, this ain't it. If you're looking for a simple backlit keyboard.... go for it! Seems slightly overpriced ($25.00) but I am happy with this purchase because I can see my keys in the dark.
It has been 5 months since I received this keyboard and it is just as nice as when it arrived. I am on my PC 8 to 10 hours a day with constant use of the keyboard. The keys are so plain to see and the letters do not rub off as they do on conventional keyboards. As far as the sticking keys I have seen complaints about? I've had one stick so far and did what one of the users suggested: popped the key off and put so petroleum jelly on the backside of it; problem solved! I also read that the keys seem larger than normal but I do not think this is the case, I believe it is the perception because the lettering is so nice and large. I am a touch typist at over 85 wpm and have not had any slow downs because of the keyboard at all. Another mentioned the angle of the keyboard and it needing to be propped up more on the rear; I thought so at first too but after a couple of days I realized that my wrist were at a much better angle than ever before and I do not have the typing fatigue as I used to have!I do not believe you can go wrong purchasing this keyboard. It has proven itself to me and if and when it succumbs to old age I hope to replace it with another one exactly like it! I never leave a comment of more than a sentence but felt like this product deserved my wholehearted approval. Oh! The backlit function is awesome too!
Quick update - We've had this keyboard for around 8 months now (bought it for my wife) and so far she's been very happy. My wife has commented several times that the larger backlit keys have been a huge help. With our progressing age and associated sight issues these features have helped immensely. Neither one of us are "fast" with our typing so "key touch/performance" hasn't been an issue. I was so happy with her keyboard that I bought a second keyboard for my office and it has been working out well also. ONE NOTE - one of the keyboard stand tabs on my wife's keyboard broke (not sure how, may have been our fault). When I contacted for a replacement they sent me four at no charge. Their response was very quick (all via email) and we couldn't be happier!!!Worked as advertised out of the box. Larger keys with illumination has been a big help since I often work in low light situations.The key "touch" is good for my level of typing which is to say that they keys are precise, easy to depress and, most important, fairly quiet.Been using the keyboard for about a week - Good value for the money spent.
Have used it for about six months with Win 8.1. Had to get used to the key touch for just a short time. This is a great keyboard that I would not like to be without. I'm 77 yrs old and only one eye allows me to read. I don't type a huge amount, but when I do it's a pleasure and a joy to use this keyboard. Of the 5 colors I use mostly the cyan and ambient light is not necessary. The keyboard runs off the USB port and shuts off automatically when I "hibernate" or shut down the PC. Very pleased with it; a slam-dunk blessing for me! Great price, all pro's and no cons!.That's why I gave it 5 stars.
I moved into a desk that had poor lighting at work. I noticed I was having issues seeing my keyboard. I originally just wanted a normal back lit keyboard with normal white light. I stubbles across this one and I must say for the price it was a good deal! I live the 3 colors you can change it to. The pink is my favorite one. I live the large letters. It took a little getting used too at first. I've noticed a Lon improvement in my eyes. I'm not squinting as much and my eyes are not feeling as strained as they usually do when I get home from work. The only thing is my face partner in my pod said it was noticeably louder than my old one but then she got used to it. Eveyone in my office is jealous and thinks it's so cool and a great idea!
I love the colors and the ability to dim or brighten. It feels very solid and built of quality material. The letters are large, and the lighting doesn't bleed through the sides unless you look at the keyboard at a lowered angle. What I don't like is the non-detachable wrist rest, which I am slowly becoming accustomed to. What I don't understand at all though is all the symbols to use with the shift key (Shift + Symbol) are positioned on the bottom of their respective keys. This is totally counter-intuitive for me since I'm not a good typist and need to look at what I'm hitting. There's the same amount of room at the top of the keys as the bottom, so I don't see why these guys had to be different than everybody else in where they placed the symbols. Other than those 2 things I really like this keyboard.
UPDATE 2018-04-24I purchased this keyboard on April 4, 2016, and now two years later with daily use (>8hrs) it is still working with only a couple of very minor exceptions :1) The left-side SHIFT key sticks every so often2) The left-side CTRL key's surface is showing wear, this is probably due to how the plastic key cap is manufactured.,Other than that the keyboard is works very well, and if I can get at least a couple more years of use out of it I would likely by another to replace it.-------- Original Review ---------I've been wanting a keyboard like this for some time now... I originally bought one at retail and was initially doubtful regarding how well the backlight and large print keys would work for me. But after plugging it in and using it for a few days my doubts disappeared. I purchased a 2nd one from .The backlight brightness can be changed with a dial on the keyboard, additionally the color can be changed with a nearby button. Even with the light dimmed to its lowest setting(off) the large print keys are easy to see in a reasonably lit room. The feel of the keys initially seems a bit clunky but that's easy to get used to and it seems that the clunkiness diminishes with use.I like the layout of the keys, their size, and relative placement. The extra functions keys work without any special driver which is nice. The cord is a good length which is nice for reaching a PC under a desk and running the cable over the back of it. I also like the larger hand rest at the front of the keyboard, although if you've got limited space it might be an issue.On some PCs the keyboard may stay lit when the PC is powered off. It's not a keyboard issue, the PC is powering the USB connectors.
This is my second large print keyboard. My first one had been in use for at least 3 years and was working fine . . . until I spilled a large cup of coffee into it. When I attached a backup keyboard, I realized how much I missed the original. I'm back to normal now and impressed that this newer keyboard seems even nicer than the original. Overall, very satisfied with the clarity and operation.
It was time for a new keyboard, and I believe I chose the best one for my needs. Getting older and the letters and number on the keys are twice the size of my old keyboard. I also love t he backlight, and it's fun to change colors, although the brightest ones work best for me. Best of all, the only thing required of me to start using it was to plug it into the keyboard port on the back of my monitor. Hot damn, it worked immediately and beautifully, and it was a great value. Do not hesitate if these features are what you need.
Diragard some of the bad reviews (look at pics). Those poor keyboards are grimy. Keep it clean and it will serve its purpose.I have kerakotones and needed a backlit keyboard to help me see better. Bought two other gaming keyboards, but they just did not help with what I needed. This keyboard has the big letters and numbers. The brightness is adjustable and it feels good while typing. Recommend!
I bought this same exact product 3 years ago and while it still works, I had no clue how to clean it thoroughly without removing the individual keys and risk it shortening out. It's such a great computer keyboard and highly affordable that it was worth purchasing a new one. without a doubt makes the best typing keyboards with large visibility and backlit keys in several colors. I wish they'd remove the pink/cyan and replace with purple. For sports fans, include a two color option -- half one color, and half another color...i'm an LSU fan so i'd love to have a mixture of yellow and purple keys, it'd be a really cool touch.
Great Keyboard....This keyboard is connected through the USB port of your computer. It has a number of different back colors, were intensity can be controlled with a wheel built in to the keyboard. The color gets changed by push button.The back light is very helpful for people that have their room light dimmed for whatever reason this may be. The large marked keys are easy to find. So, for me, no more switching light on to find the proper key. I can watch movies and shows on my computer and find my keyboard easily.Some people stated that the key feedback would be great, I disagree with that statement. They make noise, but don't have a tactile feedback.The keys themselves, have a smeary appearance. They look as if they were dirty from inside, guess this is low quality standards.
i'm using this keyboard right now. my office is dim lit, which isn't a problem most of the time, but on late nights, early mornings, or rainy days it can be hard to see the keyboard at times. having the illuminated keys is very helpful at those times. the bigger letters don't hurt. the quality of the keyboard seems decent. i like that it has volume control buttons that you can use without a FN key. i get a lot of skype calls and it seems like i have to adjust volume accordingly for each call. as far as generic keyboards go, this is kind of expensive, but compared to other illuminated keyboards this one seems like a good value.
I ordered two of these keyboards. The first, had keys that "stuck" and were hard to press. I found myself missing a lot of keys when typing. Not good for a programmer. I returned it to and bought another from a third-party seller. That one seemed fine, until around 30 - 45 days and keys started sticking again. I called customer support and the rep told me that there was a bad batch of keyboards manufactured that had keys that were molded .5 - 1mm off spec. He did an advanced replacement for me and the new keyboard seems much more fluid than either of the old. Impressively, in the box with the advanced replacement was a prepaid return label, a card thanking me for my business, and a roll of Smarties candy. This was better support than I've received from the majority of manufacturers out there. Now on to the keyboard.The keyboard itself is decent. Not as solidly built as a MS Sidewinder or eluminX, but sturdier than a logitech K120. It has a similar form factor to the sidewinder, and if I didn't know any better, I may call it a Sidewinder "clone" at 1/3 the price. The surface of the keyboard (not the keys) is a rubberized material, as found on some mice these days. Not sure if it adds any traction, but does get shiny in spots from the oils in my fingertips. Not a big deal. There are nipples on the F, ,J, and 5 (keypad) keys for those proper typists out there. I don't use the macro keys so can't comment on those, but the keyboard works fine in MacOS otherwise. I don't find myself having any difficulty with typing, but I'm used to the likes of laptop-ish eluminX and non-standard Sidewinder keyboards.The illumination is awesome. The large print keys are awesome also, Who'd have ever guessed to make letters that fill the size of the key instead of tiny print in the upper left corner? Not everyone is a 20 year old Californian with perfect vision and a state mandated tribal armband tattoo. These keys are visible, and dimmable via the dial in the upper right. Cyan or Yellow works well during the day for extra visibility, and red or purple or any other color for night.The only thing "weird" about the keys is that on keys with a caps function (E.g., 8 *, or 5 %), the caps character is at the bottom of the key instead of the top. When typing in a drunken or otherwise impaired stupor, I find myself second-guessing sometimes ... "Wait, do I hold shift for a curly brace or square bracket?? I can't remember!!"I just tried out the media keys in MacOS and the following work for iTunes: play/pause, vol +/-, skip back, skip fwd, and mute. Shortcuts and macros don't seem to work out of the box. Not sure if there is software or configuration required.All in all this keyboard is worth the price I think. I'll update in 30-45 days and see how the keys hold up and if they start to stick at all. But for right now they're smooth.UPDATE: 10/28/2014Still no issues. The replacement is still going strong. I've played a little Skyrim with it and it works fine, of course, I'm no Korean Starcraft player executing 180 moves per minute.
If you��re like me and your eyesight isn��t as good as it used to be, you might be interested in hearing about a large print backlit keyboard that I recently received for review.It��s the Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard, and I really like it.This wired USB keyboard has over-sized, backlit letters that are extremely easy to see, even when you��re sitting in total darkness. That makes it great for night owls who enjoy using their computer while their significant other sleeps nearby in a darkened bedroom.Since it��s currently selling for less than $25 on , I didn��t know what to expect from this keyboard in terms of quality, but after plugging it in and trying it out, I can tell you that it seems to be well-built. And the three year warranty gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.This keyboard is heavier than the typical modern computer keyboard, and I like that because the extra weight helps keep it from sliding around while I��m typing. I��m guessing the added weight is due to the extra components that perform the backlighting.There��s a button located on the upper right-hand corner of the keyboard that, when pressed, changes the backlight color from blue to red to purple each time you press it.After trying all three colors, I decided to leave it set to purple because that color seems to provide the most contrast. Pressing and holding the color change button for three seconds turns off the backlighting altogether. Pressing the same button again turns the backlighting back on.In addition to the oversized backit keys (which I love!), there is also a row of ��Hotkey�� buttons above the function keys that perform a variety of functions.After using this keyboard for a while, I have found that the only Hotkey buttons I use on a regular basis are the ones that raise and lower the speaker volume, open the ��My Computer�� dialog, and take me to my brower��s home page. I��m sure plenty of other folks will find the remaining buttons useful as well however.One thing that I really should mention is this isn��t a silent keyboard. The keys make a definite clicking sound when pressed.This clicking sound is no louder than the clicks you hear with most regular keyboards, but if you plan to use it while someone else is trying to sleep, the slight noise could be a problem if that person happens to be a very light sleeper.Bottom line: Overall, I really like this keyboard. I do enjoy working with the light in my office turned off on occasion, and the large, backlit keys make it extremely easy and comfortable to do so. In my opinion, this is a great keyboard for the money.
I have windows 10 and tried different settings but keyboard lights remain on. So I bought a Mailiya PCI-E to USB 3.0 2-Port PCI Express Card that snaps onto the motherboard and the keyboard connects to it on the back of the computer case. The card is not powered after the PC goes to sleep so the lights go off. Simple fix for $16 and you can get the card right here on . Just make sure what kind of slots you have. Yes there is a keyboard button to turn off the lights if you don't want to crack open the computer case.
I only had this for a week now and I got to say I love the Extra Large font on the keyboard and the number pad!!! 2nd Reason: the keys are so smooth in typing. I feel that my past purchases of keyboards was a trial and error in that I did not have to punch the keys for decent keystrokes. 3rd reason: The colors are so EASY to switch, press a button and change the color, that is it! 4th reason, there is no little foot pads for the angle of the key pad, it is gone so now my keyboard does not move.5th reason, those great nubs on the F and J keys feels great for my placement of my fingersAgain, I would highly recommend this Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard (KB505U) for those of us who has a problem with our eyesight!The only problem I may foresee is how long the letters will stay on the keyboard without being rubbed out, especially in constant use!
I find this a great keyboard and I would buy it again. It is on the large side, easy to type, and the light is kind of bright blue when you first get it but you get used to that. It also makes some kind of light clicking sound when you type on it, but you get used to that also. It is not annoying to me at all. I don't even notice that anymore, but decided to mention it because other reviewers have.I work in a softly dim light environment, my preference, so this keyboard is a real help.I have had it 7 months now, no problems, and wholeheartedly recommend it.
I have had some troubles with cordless Bluetooth keyboards and mouse so this time I bought corded. I am very happy with this keyboard, it surprised me on how responsive it is, easy to hook up, and love the large lighted keys!! I suggest using a "Plugable USB 2.0 2-Port High Speed Ultra Compact Hub/Splitter (480 Mbit/s, USB 2.0 Windows, Linux, OS X, Chrome OS)" which is a splitter designed to plug a keyboard and mouse into one USB jack on the back of the computer. Most computers have very few of these. The splitter solves the problem. No more wondering if the keyboard is charged...
Large Print Tri-Color Backlit Wired Keyboard (KB505U): I bought this keyboard to replace a keyboard that the letters and numbers had started rub off the keys. I wanted to get a backlighted keyboard for my recording studio as the control room is dimly lighted. Overall appearance of the keyboard looks grate. The letters and numbers are defiantly large! Letters are about 3/8�� inch in tall and the numbers function keys are about 5/16�� inch tall. The numeric key pad numbers are also about 3/8�� inch tall along with the arrow keys. There are some other keys at the top, launch email client, browser home, add page to favorites, along with media player keys, volume and mute, launch media player, my computer, calculator, and change backlight color. There are some dray backs I discovered! The indicator lights for Num lock, caps lock scroll lock are sit do low inside the key board and are hard to see unless you look directly down at the keyboard. Also the lighted keys are brightest looking directly over the keyboard. There is a rest at the bottom of the keyboard or at least I think that��s what it is. It��s about 1 3/8�� wide and runs the width of the key board. The problem is that the pads on the bottom do not touch the surface of a desk and it slides around. There are another set if pads under the keyboard directly behind the first set that don��t touch the desk at all unless you drop the first set over the edge of the desk. Looking at the underside of the keyboard it looks as though the rest could be removed but unfortunately you can��t remove it. I just dropped the first set of pads over the edge of the audio mixers desk and it works just fine. The legs under the keyboard to tilt it could stand to be just a little longer. Over all I am satisfied with this key board.
A. H. Ahlberg
Overall, an excellent keyboard for the money. Of all the under $20 keyboards I've bought in the last 10 years (12) or new PCs I've bought this has to be the best keyboards so far.I've lately chosen these illuminated-style keyboards because to me they are a sort of throwback to the days when the letter on each key was a cast-in actual letter rather than some cheap paint that wears off after a few months. I spend 8 to 12 hours each day using keyboards on multiple computers as part of my job so tactile feedback and clear lettering are important. Previous illuminated keyboards I've tried have had poor layouts where the backspace key or the return/enter key were not well placed or shaped for my expectations and the keys were wobbly or lacked good tactile feedback (in my 50th year of using keyboards nearly every day!).Frankly, I wasn't expecting this keyboard to be an improvement but based on other reviewers comments, and the fact that makes some products for Gamers, which means to me that they consider durability important, I decided to try two of these since I have two workstations I use every day, one through a 4 port KVM switch. So far these keyboards have proved to excellent.The key feel is excellent with the keys exhibiting no wobble and having a light but solid feel and just enough travel to ensure good tactile feedback.This keyboard is superior to some of the name brand products I've tried from Microsoft and Logitech. Admittedly, my trials of the Microsoft and Logitech keyboards were for some of their cheapest products and I still like those brands for many hardware products (Love my Harmony Remote from Logitech!) but this keyboard is easily their equal or better in quality and features.I thought the colored backlighting was theatrical rather than functional - I was really looking for key lettering that couldn't rub off - but I already like the illumination. If you type like I do where you're moving back and forth between mousing for things and digging through paperwork and then going back to the keyboard then you'll appreciate the illumination as a bright visual clue to hand position. I like that a lot already. I had envisioned leaving the illumination off (Thanks to another reviewer for pointing out how to turn it off!) but now find I like it. The large letters make this an easy keyboard to return to from doing other tasks at my desks.Time will tell how durable these keyboards are but they feel great and look great now!!
It's a decent keyboard, very compact which I wanted, and the backlighting is sufficiently bright, with the oversized key printing making it easy to read if you're not a touch typist (I can type, but the large keys do look nice). I also like that you can turn off the illumination by holding down the color change button for at least 3 seconds, so if you have the keyboard in an area where you may want darkness, you won't have the keyboard lighting up your room when it's unused. The keys are very low profile, more so than a typical desktop keyboard, but not quite as much as a laptop, so it may cause you to miskey sometimes. Also, for some reason, I can't quite get used to the layout of the INS/HM/DEL.... keys. It's very different than my Logitech K350 keyboard, which I've grown accustomed to and quite fond of, so I can never use those keys without having to look down at the keyboard. Another gripe is that I am not able to find drivers for this keyboard model. I went to the manufacturer's website, and there are driver for other models, but not this one. Because of that, all of the multimedia keys do not work, and there's no way to program/assign the few that do. Volume and mute work, but none of the play/pause keys for music or video apps. The browser home key does work, and it will work with your default browser, the button to open a new browser works also, but it creates a separate window instead of adding a tab to Chrome. It would be nice if the multimedia keys all worked, which I really like to use to pause/skip tracks, but it wasn't a deal breaker. So just be aware, the keys are very flat, and you probably won't be able to find drivers to help with keys that aren't working. One more thing, the small rubber feet along the front edge fell off. The 1st one fell off within a day or two, and I was constantly sticking it back on (it had some sticky residue on it) but the problem is that they are so woefully skinny, that there is just not enough contact area to make a secure stick to the bottom of the keyboard. I should have used some hot glue, but I just kept putting it off, so now both of my feet are gone and the keyboard will slide easily on my wooding keyboard tray. Other than those small gripes, it's a decent keyboard for a very low price.
YES, it absolutely DOES WORK WITH A MAC. I LOVE this Keyboard. In fact, I am using my brand new one on my Mac, typing this. This is the 2nd thing I am typing on it because I checked the Manufacturer's web site & it only says Windows [...]. Why, I do not know. But, it works fine on my Mac. The only DIFFERENCE THAT I SEE, so far, is the fact that the COMMAND KEY is REVERSED WITH THE ALT / OPTION KEY. So, on this Keyboard the COMMAND KEY is the KEY WITH THE WINDOWS SYMBOL ON IT. That Key is second to the LEFT & RIGHT of the SPACE BAR. On the Mac Keyboard, the COMMAND / APPLE KEY is the 1st Key, immediately to the RIGHT & LEFT of the SPACE BAR. One other difference is that the SHIFT SYMBOLS on the Number Keys are to the Right & bottom of the Numbers, instead of just above the Numbers, on the Number Keys. Thus, so far, to me, these minor differences are fine, as long as you are aware of them. But, THE LIGHT is what is BEST TO ME. I can't, for the life of me, understand why Apple does not make a Lighted Keyboard. Now that I have this one, I do not care. Not only are the Key Labels NICE & LARGE, but the LIGHTS & COLORS ARE FANTASTIC! Finally, I can now type in the dark, without having to squint to use the light from my monitor, to see my Keyboard. NICE WORK ! Now, if you could just make a TOTAL MAC COMPATIBLE VERSION, that would be SWEET. Until then, this one WORKS GREAT! I have a Mac Pro running Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.4.
I've only used it a few days, but it has made a positive change in my life. I have never been a touch typist. Many have told me I am a pecker, I need to see the keys (but I'm sure that's not what they meant, since they have never seen me type). I no longer have to turn on the lights in order to while away on the computer at night, which pleases my not insignificant other. I'm never sure if she's happier that I don't have the lights on when performing ... my computering OR she's happy that I can use the computer instead of bothering her in bed. She also calls me a pecker but she's seen me type.Hitting the keys is mildly noisy, but she wears ear plugs to drown the sounds of traffic, the incessantly yapping neighbors' dog, the exaltations from the newlyweds next door, and the random gunshots ... outside. I actually like the sound of the keys, it makes my think I'm actually doing some work. The illuminated letters, numbers, and symbols are large and clear. The symbols on the hotkeys on the top row should be a bit larger. The only button not illuminated is the one for changing the color (blue, red, purple), which is of no consequence.The only mild complaint is the size and weight of the keyboard. It is heavier and larger than the keyboard it replaces. I use of of those bed wedges sold by so I can sit up in bed and use the bedroom TV as a monitor, even though there are much more enjoyable uses of both a bed and bed wedges. The keyboard leaves little room for my mouse on the lapdesk. I spend considerable time groping around trying to locate my errant mouse (at least that's what I tell my not insignificant other, unless it's upside down, the mouse, that is.All in all, except for my personal pecadildos, I would recommend this to others. Of course this is only after a few days of satisfied use. Durability may cause me to refine my assessment.
I have purchased 3 of these and have recommended this keyboard on several occasions. If your looking for something you can see, big letters, you will like this unit. It lets you select a color you like or your eyes are comfortable with. I have used mine 5 years now and really enjoyed it. So if your wanting a keyboard you can see in low light and little eye strain this one will do the job.
Three color RGB back light monster type font keys are easy to see in any light. Bought it for the wife��s home office and she likes it. I��m using it on a 2015 Apple iMac with no problems. Just use the ��windows key�� for the command key. It��s not super clacky but it��s not all that quiet. Has descent feel. It��s held up for a month of 10 hour shifts documenting calls, so initial quality is very high.
Really like this keyboard. Big, bright letters make it so much easier to see Not exactly hunt and peck but I still need to look at keyboard often when I type. I love the full-size layout. too many keyboards have weird layout trying to integrate too many buttons in one space. Everything is where you expect it to be. The best part is the low profile keys. I hate the tall keys that are just a pain to deal with. This is short throw, low profile. Love it. Does make a clatter when typing so docked it one star, but that is pretty nit-picky. I might update it to 5 stars after I use this for awhile.
When I hooked this thing up for the first time, it was like looking at the holy grail of keyboards, actually one that I can see with out squinting or straining. I love it. All three different color lights "Red, Blue & Purple" are nice & bright. I love using this keyboard especially now while watch my projector in the dark because now I can use a keyboard in the dark. Shoot not I can see the key's without straining to see the keys even with light on.Pros: Back light on Keys are very bright & the key's are all big enough to hold that giant letter. The keys are big bright & in your sight. (Smile :-).All three colors are nice, but I prefer the blue the most. Every time that I tried to use the red, I felt like a vampire or evil character from a movie should be probably using this color, so I would always switch back to the blue & the purple is alright (Just joking about the red) it looks actually good. My Mac's & my Windows PC's & Linux boxes all saw it without installing a driver or anything. So the setup was just plug in the USB & then use, that's it. Both shift keys & back space key are regular sized which are a plus nowadays because with these new keyboards they usually shorten the keys & size of keyboard & with this keyboard they did not do that. It feels pretty light in the hands & the build quality seems really good as far as I am concerned, but I am not a picky person.Cons: It was shipped with the air square packing stuff only on the top inside of the package on top of the keyboard which left the back under side & left & right of the keyboard insecure & with a good drop it would have broke because of the packing, but whom ever delivered it was the hero because it came in excellent condition. Now the person who actually packed it up should not ever be packing any again. The only problem that I had was the enter key when I first got it stuck slightly until I used it enough & now the enter key works as smoothly as the rest of the keys.I will be purchasing more of these large key keyboards for my self & telling others that I know that have eye problems like me about this wonderful keyboard. Oh & I almost forgot to tell you that the key on the top right is the key that changes the colors of the keyboard, but that very same key is also the on & off switch for this keyboard & to turn it off all you do is hold the key down for around 3 seconds & then it will cut the light out. If you do not do that, my experience is after you turn off the computer, then the keyboard stays ;lit because all usb is after all is a interface, but with power, so make sure that you turn off the light on this keyboard every time that you turn off the computer or this light will stay on & probably burn out the led's eventually, but not a problem because this very smart company who made this keyboard engineered it with a on & off switch which is rare these days. So yay for the power button :-). Now go get yours.
CLB in Syracuse
First the only negative: the "ENTER" key is too small but I'll get use to it. Keyboard is a simple "plug and use" via a USB cable. Works fine with Windows 10. Keyboard has a nice weight and is a bit larger than my previous keyboard (didn't like the previous keyboard). I like the "feel" of the keys and haven't had any problem with them sticking.The keys are also larger than a regular keyboard and being highlighted makes using it much easier for me.(Like BLUE the best.) I also really appreciate that it has a volume control button and more buttons at the top of the keyboard than I'll ever use, but you might use them. So far, I'm quite pleased with this product.
I am typing on it right now.But it almost went back. is the best, but they are not perfect.They have a really annoying habit off showing me choices that don't match the parameters they offer to narrow something down, and then they try to trick me into buying stuff that is not what I wanted in the first place. That, alone, should be a category for free returns, if they aren't ever going to change their ways. And they aren't. Too busy launching rocket ships, I guess.I needed four attributes: backlit, large print, Mac OS, full keys. And not cost a million dollars. That keyboard apparently does not exist. This KB is not Mac OS, which is stupid, because it takes very little coding to make a product accept 100% of situations rather than 75%.But after a lot of cursing, I found a program called Karabiner that allows one to remap the keys, so if you want it for Mac OS, that is an annoying but effective method to make this keyboard work just fine for Mac OS.
Prompt shipping, good packaging- Way to treat the customer!Ok, so I have been looking for a Hi-Vis keyboard with large backlit keys. I tried a supposed high quality gaming keyboard from a prominent PC company, many color options, just too dim and small, it really was so hard to read the keys. After reading many reviews on , finally took a chance on this company. Have purchased similar keyboards in past for elderly relatives and acquaintances so when I say this is the best, believe me it is.Mine has 5 color choices (light green, blue, red, light purple, and blue-green) and a dimmer wheel. Keyboard has extra features for opening/controlling email, browser, music app volume and stuff. Others might find these useful. Keyboard is plastic, feels solid, has clean design, and works as soon as plugged into USB port. I will recommend and buy again.
I needed a keyboard that was illuminated and larger, easy to see characters. This keyboard filled the bill. I found one key to be a little mushy feeling, contacted support and heard back the next day with an easy fix. The nice extras like, different colors for the lighting and the ability to dim the back lighting and the multimedia shortcut keys all make this a win, win keyboard without having to pay 4100 EXTRA.
After struggling for many years with using regular keyboards in darkened rooms at night, I suddenly realized there must be back-lit keyboards for gamers. This one is not for gamers necessarily, I think -- it's a rectangular keyboard, but has large letters and is backlit blue, red, or fuscia. I prefer the blue. It really changed my life, which may sound dramatic. But it's true, as I spend hours working on my computer and this makes the aggravation level with seeing the keys zero.
It's only been a month or so, but I love the large lettering/numbering. My computer's not in a bright room and my eyesight is not great, so now I can turn on the keyboard backlighting (I like the violet) and it's a breeze to enter my logins and type documents. Super easy to set up, actually there's really no setup per se, you just plug it in to your computer. I would definitely buy it again. One little thing, the upper button that turns on the backlight is the type that you have to hold continuously for it to go off, it'd be nice if it was just a quick button push like when you turn it on.