Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard
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Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard Review
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard possesses a built-in touchpad, which makes it an ideal device for controlling media PC functions. It empowers someone to control a smart TV, although this has to be well-suited to USB HID keyboards. This unique keyboard has multiple shortcut buttons that assist with common tasks that include opening a media player, file explorer or even window of web browser. Transport buttons are available too for the media player, which allow for playing, pausing and skipping tracks.
The wireless keyboard functions on two AAA batteries and it is a great advantage that the keyboard is packaged together with preinstalled batteries that allow for straight-forward application. One simply requires inserting the Wi-Fi dongle supplied into one USB port of PC or TV. A Windows 8 PC can recognize the keyboard well, with all keyboard shortcuts being usable.
The touchpad, along with certain buttons have been customized, but it is needful to download the program Microsoft Mouse Keyboard Centre to utilize the keys in a different manner. Changing the Home Button is possible for instance, which prompts it to open Microsoft Word rather than your web browser. As well, this action makes the touchpad recognize one-finger taps in exclusive preference to two-finger taps.
Function keys occupy the keyboardÕs top row. However, these are by default set to operate as shortcut keys. They perform tasks like opening Windows 8 Search panel, switching displays and putting the computer to sleep. Utilizing function keys in their primary functionality requires pressing Fn button along with the selected function key.
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard has Height by Width by Depth measurements of 19.4x367x132cm, making it a fairly-compact device to apply. This attribute comes in handy especially when employing the keyboard for occasional control of media PC. Using the keyboard for hours on end may however leave oneÕs wrists feeling strained. That said the keys exhibit a large proportion of travel-depth and are easy on the fingertips.
The touchpad utilized feels somewhat rough, which makes fingers stutter over the surface, as a result of friction. Some users may thus prefer a touchpad with smoother finish. Mouse buttons of the touchpad have been integrated into the touchpad and proved quite responsive. It is handy having a touchpad that is built into keyboard. This is helpful especially when planning on utilizing it while sitting on sofa or lying in bed. One need be careful though, since it is easy to brush touchpad with fingers during typing, which could send the cursor into flight across the screen.
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard is an admirable product overall. It nonetheless appears to serve a niche purposes and may not necessarily be a product that everyone would require utilizing as a regular keyboard. Individuals seeking for a spruced-up keyboard that may be used alongside home cinema TV or PC would find this gadget very helpful, inexpensive and deserving of attention.
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- The Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard is manufactured by Microsoft and was added in December 2014 in the Keyboards section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard in Canada is $39.99 at Dell.ca
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