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AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard

1,395 customer reviews
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List Price: $11.89
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  • Low-profile keys provide a quiet, comfortable typing experience
  • Hotkeys enable easy access for Media, My Computer, mute, volume down, volume Up, and calculator; 4 function keys control previous track, Stop, Play/Pause, Next track on your media player
  • Simple wired USB connection; works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7
  • Distributed by Amazon.com; backed by one-year Amazon Basics warranty
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard + AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black) + AmazonBasics Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver (Black)
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Technical Details

  • Full Sized Keyboard

Product Description

AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard (Black)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 5.6 x 1 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005EOWBHC
  • Item model number: KU-0833
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,395 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2011

From the Manufacturer

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AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard

Form meets function

This long, slim keyboard features comfortably spaced keys and one-touch access to frequently used functions.

Slimmer than most, this attractive, shiny black keyboard is modern and stylish. The well-spaced, low-profile keys allow quick and accurate movement, as well as making it easier to clean than most standard keyboards. Keys are quiet, quick, and responsive.

Details

  • Long, slim, and stylish design
  • Just plug in the USB cable, and you’re ready to go
  • One-touch keys for music, video control, My Computer, calculator, volume control, and more
  • Dimensions: 18x5.5 inches (LxW) 458x141.7 mm
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At your fingertips

Frequently used functions are just one touch away. Access volume controls, mute, calculator, music, My Computer, video controls, and more. Full-number keypad makes basic calculations a breeze.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

139 of 145 people found the following review helpful By christopher_d on December 23, 2011
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I do a lot of programming and writing, so it's possible I am pickier than most. My complaint is mostly with the "action" of the keyboard.

First of all, if you're looking for a cheap chiclet style keyboard that works and you're not worried about quiet typing or the "feel" then this keyboard is great. Under Windows 7 it was recognized quickly and the media keys (excepting sound on my laptop) worked right out of the box. The advantage to this keyboard and what it really has going for it is it's heavier than keyboards that are similarly priced. I.e. the Logitech at this price point is too light. Light keyboard sound like a fantastic idea until you put them into practice and they slide or move when you type. Amazon's is the right weight to stay where you expect and respond to forceful typing (hey, it happens).

I've been looking for a keyboard replacement for my Apple Aluminum full keyboard. Even though it works in Windows/Linux just fine, the opposite placement of the "windows/command" key and the alt key make for annoying maneuvering. Its F-keys aren't full compatible either. So I decided to take a chance on this Amazon thin profile keyboard.

I won't be keeping it for my home computer as it's noisy in my opinion and the action feels "cheap." It's smooth and everything, and if I only used my computer for email/internet browsing/maybe some gaming I would absolutely keep it. But I'm extremely picky about the way it feels to type on a keyboard since I do it for 8-9 hours at my day job and 3-4 hours at home working on my own stuff.

For $10 or $11 you really can't go wrong with this if you want something that works great and is attractive (it's an elegant keyboard design compared to most clunky looking keyboards in this price range).
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146 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Dave Edmiston TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 6, 2011
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My mom called me and told me her keyboard stopped working. I was insanely busy and didn't have time for a house call, so I logged on to Amazon and figured I'd ship her something overnight. At first I was looking at really fancy keyboards, but then I realized that I wasn't shopping for a geek like myself; I'm shopping for mom, "and she just needs a basic keyboard".

"Basic?"

"Did I just say "Basic"?"

"That's a magic Amazon word. I wonder if AmazonBasics makes a keyboard?"

So I looked up AmazonBasics, and lo and behold, they make a really stylish keyboard and it's dirt cheap. So I overnighted mom a new keyboard. She called me up after the Brown truck dropped it off and she asked if I or one of my kids could run down and "install" it. I told her it would be an hour or so before one of us could run down there, but would she like to give it a try herself? I described a USB port to her and she "installed" it herself. ;)

Mom was thrilled with the look and feel of the keyboard. She said it was way nicer than her previous Microsoft wireless keyboard. Then she asked "what do I owe you?" and I could almost hear her rolling her eyes at the thought of an expensive gadget. (As if I would actually bill mom anyway!) I told her how cheap it was and she just laughed.

Great keyboard.

And as always, AmazonBasics saved me a few bucks. Whether it's a USB cable, an HDMI cable, an iPhone case, or now a new keyboard for ma', AmazonBasics completely slaughters their competition in quality and value. If you're patient enough to wait a day or so for the Brown truck, you'll really see some savings.
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103 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Rudolf Schmid VINE VOICE on December 26, 2011
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This is an inexpensive keyboard perhaps best used as a backup keyboard, certainly by touch typists frustrated by the arrangement of the function keys (see below). It is Mac compatible; in Preferences select Keyboard and establish Keyboard type (US ANSI) and, if necessary, remodify keys.

PROS: inexpensive; frustration free packaging; plug-and-play; Mac compatible; 107-key keyboard with extra media keys; light weight; excellent non-skid pads beneath; surprisingly good responsive feel (not mushy); white labels on black keys large and nicely visible (long term durability of labels not known); depth about an inch less than other brands of PC keyboards

CONS: tilt not adjustable; 12 small function keys not separated into the usual three groups (to me the most serious defect); ESC-key not isolated; not ergonomic; no USB port; no manual (none really needed); keys minimally sculptured (this perhaps giving one the impression the keys are slightly smaller than usual)

PRO or CON: audible keys; slight built-in tilt (not flat); standard PC arrangement a possible CON for dedicated Mac users but a PRO for people using Parallels or VMware on a Mac

CONCLUSIONS: A good inexpensive alternative for people who can't adapt to Apple's Mac keyboards. A nicely done product that would be a real winner with a redesign for an isolated ESC-key and larger function keys in 3 groups of 4. And really desirable would be a large L-shaped ENTER-key with the |\-key moved down two rows and located to the right of a smaller right SHIFT-key.
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52 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Philip R. Heath TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 23, 2011
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The Amazon Basics Wired USB Keyboard is relatively inexpensive, and unfortunately, it feels that way when you use it. The key presses are not crisp, and it just doesn't have a good feel to it. It does have a number of special keys (calculator, music, etc.), and these do perform as expected. One feature that I do not like is that it is permanently raised at an angle. I prefer a flat keyboard or ones with pop-up feet that other people can use if they want the keyboard tilted. In short, if you don't mind the cheap feel or the permanent tilt, the Amazon Basics Wired USB Keyboard is a good budget choice. Otherwise you would be better served shelling out a little more for an offering from Logitech.
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