|Brand Name||Gear Head|
|Item model number||KB5125W|
|Operating System||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS 10.3|
|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18.3 x 1.8 x 9.6 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||18.32 x 1.81 x 9.61 inches|
|Batteries||3 AAA batteries required. (included)|
Gear Head 2.4 GHz Wireless Desktop with Optical Mouse (KB5125W)
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- 2.4 GHz Wireless Connectivity
- Optical Sensing Technology
- Nano USB Receiver
- Automatic Wireless Synchronization
- Spill Resistant Design
- PC & Mac Compatibles.
- Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
- Mac OS 10.3 and above
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2.4 GHz Wireless Connectivity: Our innovative design utilizes 2.4 GHz Wireless Technology to provide a flexible range of motion for your operating environment, up to 30 feet away from your computer. Nano USB Receiver: Includes a Nano USB receiver, that allows you to install in an available USB port on your Desktop or Laptop PC/Mac Computer. Automatic Wireless Synchronization: Designed for Hassle-Free installation, simply plug the Nano receiver into an available USB port on your computer, install the batteries provided in your mouse & keyboard and your new Wireless Desktop will be automatically be recognized and connected to your PC/Mac computer. Spill Resistant Design: Our patented design utilizes flow through cavities that prevent liquids from damaging the electronic components and delicate circuitry of your keyboard in the event of a spill.
Top customer reviews
Though more numerous than the reasons this will be returned, the accolades must stop there. I have large hands, so I'm used to mice feeling awkward, but this one is literally the smallest I've ever seen. It's uncomfortable to hold, and fiddling for the buttons has not become easier even after two days.
I have had to learn to use more force when I type with this keyboard to make sure more of my keystrokes are reflected on my screen, but it's not my cup of tea. It slows me down. It's noisy. It's also brand new, and the shift key sticks more of the time than not. Both devices have a sort of foil sticker on the underside with model & part number, but the corners weren't stuck, and there's no clear film to protect them. The ink on these labels will rub off in mere weeks if experience with labels like them holds true. When that happens, getting service will become more difficult.
My son also bought a Gear Head keyboard; his has a touchpad, and a sticking space bar. This company may be headed in the right direction, but if they are, it's my opinion that they were a little too fast to bring these to market. I'll be very cautious before I buy something with their name on it again, and no; I wouldn't recommend this.
The battery compartments are non-standard on the mouse, making the batteries lose connectivity from time to time, although okay on the keyboard. There is no reset or (re)connect button on either one.
The keyboard works fairly well. It seems to do what it is supposed to do with a nice feel. It has a fairly quiet touch, except for the spacebar, shift keys, backspace and Enter key which are all noisy. The nice thing about the key layout is that it has the large L-shaped Enter key. Those people used to the better keyboards will appreciate that feature.
The keyboard is a little too compact. It is more noticable to me from right to left movement than from near to far, but both are not standard typing key positions. However, this might be very nice for smaller hands. For that purpose, I would give it a 9 out of 10. But for medium or large hands, not so good.
The scroll, num and caps lock functions have no light to show their status. In fact the power light rarely comes on. If one puts in the batteries, one should see the power light come on for two seconds, according to the manual; but that is impossible to verify since it takes at least that time to put the cover back on the battery compartment. If one doesn't, the batteries have a tendency to come loose when the keyboard is turned over, as one might expect.
The "Window" button failed to work for me, as it usually does on all other keyboards. Knowing that this function should be operating system agnostic, it could be that the keyboard is defective in that regard.
The computer system had a very hard time initializing the new keyboard and mouse. The computer had to be turned off, the USB hub unplugged from power, and the computer power supply turned off as well. All electricity had to drain before starting the computer up again.
And it appears that the mouse must be used to make the keyboard work correctly. Sadly, that precludes the use of a different mouse. If you have carpel tunnel syndrome, this is a big problem.
The mouse is small, but fits the hand adequately. There are the two main buttons with a scroll wheel in the center that is also another button. But there are also two small buttons on the left side of the mouse. It is unclear what they are used for.
The extra keys may be useful for some. I only use the audio control buttons. The mute button worked well, and the volume control buttons did as they should. However, I would have preferred a knob to turn, as is the case on other keyboards.
I used my IR headphones as a guide and walked at least fifteen feet away until they started to create static. Then I used the keyboard, which was not directly in line of sight and way off to the side of the receiver, and typed on it with the keyboard pointed in the opposite direction. I was pleased to find that it accepted my keystrokes just fine. Evidently the signal strength is good.
They keyboard is supposed to be spill resistant, but of course I didn't really want to test that.
I am not sure if I will keep the keyboard. The typing is accurate, but the spacebar is just too darn noisy. Definately not suitable in a quiet environment. And the mouse is not the 3M egonomic mouse I'm used to, and I can't swap them out. And I don't like that the window button doesn't work to bring up the main menu.
What surprised me about the keyboard is the quality potential that GearHead has. A simple fix of the buttons, and separation from the mouse, would make this an ideal keyboard for many people, especially those with smaller hands. And a simple change in key spacing would make this an ideal keyboard for all.
If you don't mind the noise of some of the keys, and you need a wireless mouse as well, you might like this combo.
Overall I couldn't be more pleased with the purchase, and would certainly buy another set if I ever need another secondary use input solution.
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For geeks like me for whom computers and technology put bread on the table (I'm an UNIX Systems Engineer) this was a no biggie ... remapping the keys is done in a matter of seconds.
so no 5 stars. Sorry