"Massive and comfortable, but terrible software."3.5 starson by Revrant
Pros: Great feel, silent, zoom is interesting, learning to type correctly.
Cons: How hard it is to learn to type correctly, large N key, keyboard is massive, horrid software.
Summary: Now let me just say there's nothing wrong with the software, it's just limited to the point of being almost nonexistent, it integrates itself into Windows, and does very little, I am spoiled by my Logitech Elite and it’s plethora of media keys and their large amount of configurability, you could reconfigure any key to open up a menu and then add programs to that pop-up menu. I wouldn’t have purchased this keyboard had I known you only got ONE program per key, which means I’m back to navigating and cluttering my desktop with shortcuts, one can only hope someone makes custom drivers and adds that wonderful functionality.
The keyboard itself is solid; it has the best space key I’ve ever felt and it’s silent while feeling oh so sturdy. The zoom slider is interesting, but useless most of the time, if it could be configured to be a scroll bar that would be welcome. The fact that the back and forward buttons have to be reconfigured to work in Microsoft’s own WMP 10 is annoying, they have to be dubbed media keys in order to work, which means they can’t be used for Browsing, it’d be nice if they’d included back/forward media buttons, but this isn’t a media keyboard so I have no room to whine.
The pretty and space saving volume popup is very nice and appreciated, the ability to use my default browser is highly appreciated, the fact that F-Lock has to be ON to use normal keys has always annoyed me, and the fact that the extended functionality of the F-keys doesn’t come with any of the ‘My’ folders preconfigured and painted on is annoying, but once again, it isn’t a media keyboard.
This would be great for basic home-office usage, it might be too large for most work-office environments, overall, aside from lacking software, excellent keyboard.