Anker Ultra Slim 2.4G Wireless Compact Keyboard

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Anker Ultra Slim 2.4G Wireless Compact Keyboard

Need a cheap small keyboard with media buttons? Anker might just have you covered.

The key set up looks very standard and super similar to what you'd find on any generic notebook. There aren't many bells and whistles here because this isn't a bells and whistles type of keyboard. The feel of the keys and the noticeable flex in the center of the keyboard give away the pricing for this device. The keys themselves give a decent feeling squishy click with every key press. It doesn't feel expensive but it doesn't feel terrible either. Key placement seems relatively normal for this style of keyboard and happens to almost match my Logitech K810 that I use at home perfectly. The sizing takes some getting used to if you're used to full sized keyboards with a 10 key pad.

My only real complaint here is that the volume control rate isn't adjustable (or I haven't figured out how to do it) so each key press only registers as a 2% reduction or increase in volume (Windows). Also, what a weird little graphic choice for the volume down button.


Size of the keyboard is probably the most important reason to even have this little guy. Most of the keyboard is about 7mm thick including the keys. The back portion where the batteries live comes to about 21mm including the keys and the little rubber pad. Overall dimensions are 285mm X 120mm. This will fit just in just about any desk drawer, cabinet, backpack or briefcase. The nonadjustable boxy battery compartment doesn't seem to affect portability or storage. The recessed on/off switch stays out of the way and helps to save the two AAA batteries required to power it.



The wireless receiver has a tiny little magnetized compartment under the battery door for easy storage if you'd rather not leave it plugged in to a USB port. I just leave this plugged in all the time since this keyboard only gets use at work on my desktop. The range seems to be fine and I've managed to be away from it at least 15 ft and encountered zero issues. Under actual usage, I can't imagine having problems with connectivity. The connection is super quick and takes no effort.

The only real problem I've run into with this thing is that this happens to be a warranty replacement for the first one that started typing out the neighboring key when you used Q, A, Z, P, L, etc. I couldn't fix the problem and found that a few other people on Amazon were having the same problem. A quick message to Anker via Amazon and another one arrived the next day. Their 18-mo warranty is pretty great but replacing a keyboard after 4.5 months isn't super fun. Then again, I only paid $15.99 for it so what could I really expect?

A+++ would buy again.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:41
m4bandit
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I'm bored at work so you get a shitty review about something no one cares about.

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Tue, 01/26/2016 - 12:42