- Brand Name: Gear Head
- Model Number: KB3700TP
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Color: Black
Smart Touch Mini USB TouchPad Keyboard
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- Smart Touch Technology
- 4 Multimedia Hot Keys
- 82-Key Mini USB Keyboard
- Optimized for Windows 7
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Top Customer Reviews
This is NOT a good keyboard if you want to write a book or play a game. For that, you want something a lot bigger.
It IS a good keyboard if need a super-small controller for a computer that is mostly used for viewing media. For that, it is perfect.
Note: This is a Windows keyboard, but it works just fine on my Mac. It only takes a second to figure out which Windows keys correspond to which Mac keys.
To accommodate all the keys, some keys are doubled up and accessed by a special function key. For example to access Home or End you have to press Fn-Left Arrow or Fn-Right Arrow, similar to some laptops. The F11 and F12 keys are also accessed by Fn-F1 and Fn-F2 for example.
The touch pad worked find and there are buttons above it for pause/play, volume up/down/mute. However since those keys don't help me much on a server, I'd have opted for the page-up/down and Home/End instead (so you didn't have to access via the function key).
Num-lock turns some of the keys into a number pad, similar to some laptops.
Again, for my needs as a tool kit keyboard and mouse it was exactly what I needed. I would not want to use this for every-day use.
I wrote this part before I found out more about what I was doing [I bought this to use with the latest Raspberry Pi and it works well as a keyboard (most of the time). The mouse (track pad) does not lend itself to use with LXDE, it is very jumpy and acts like it's trying to avoid going where you want it. That makes any operation lengthy and a little frustrating. What I can find about that problem, so far, is that it seems to be incompatible with the Raspberry and/or its operating system. How do I resolve that with the reports of others using for just that purpose? I can't.]
Well, I can resolve it much better now. What I was seeing was the effect caused by loading down the USB. This keyboard/touch pad is not back lit and I presumed it had no unusually high current draw. I find, as I use it now through a powered USB hub that there are no undesirable characteristics. The Pi is powered by a 2.1 amp charger but, apparently, is still very sensitive to loads on the USB connectors. The keyboard works beautifully, it's small, easily portable, and very workable.
In short, I can and do 'touch type' on both a desktop and mainly on notebook computers, but can work okay with a touch keyboard as well, and this one seems to be in between these two experiences. It is similar to using the really compact and... interesting chiclet keyboard style some netbooks used to ship with. It does take getting used to, such as accidentally pressing Del when Backspace was intended, the quotation key moved by the arrow keys, and an insert key placed awkwardly. Otherwise, with a few hours of getting used to working with it, it's acceptable to use. It just takes a little more time to get over accidents from being used to a 'real' keyboard, but it's nothing for this to lose stars over. It's to be expected in a keyboard this small!
Outside of the layout, the feel of the keyboard is rather good considering the great price this sells for, offering two great products in one minute piece! However, don't expect ThinkPad or Apple quality out of these keys... think more of a really basic keyboard that needs TLC to work well. :) The touchpad is not multi-touch, though you can do a two-finger click to right-click on it (and if I remember right, a middle-click) and it has the standard two buttons on the bottom. The pad does work well for a mouse, but movement is rigid and doesn't have much speed and flow to it, like one of the trackpads from the 90s.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The touchpad its a bit meh and the keys are very small but if you need absolute small-ness, this is a good bet. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Daniel Werbin
Very handy! Works perfectly. Very small keys, so not meant for extended typing - but perfect for my needs. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Virginia E. Gramatges
I originally purchased this item almost 4 years ago (sorry for the tardy review). I used the Smart Touch for several years for my job and it was a real life saver. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dave B.
Feel of the keys is a little mushy, but it's compactness make up for its short comings. Trackpad works fine and was recognized straightaway on RaspberryPi and C.H.I.P. from NTC.Published 2 months ago by Mango
This is a great little keyboard. My tablet has one USB port for a tablet or whatever you choose. I chose this because I wanted a mouse and a keyboard. This solves the problem. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dharma
This is a mini keyboard with standard USB, not a mini usb keyboard. FYIPublished 5 months ago by jonnyconsumer
I was happy to find a keyboard touch pad combination in one unit that was USB. I was surprised to see how small it was, but it was advertised as a mini.Published 5 months ago by Irry
small, plug and play, I use it sometimes with PC sometimes with tablet ..the touch mouse pad working as expected if working too fast or too slow you can adjust it under system... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kasia