Excuse me but you have no idea what you are talking about, first, the escape button is useless, your not using DOS here, look at every modern laptop, the escape key, is at the top right, not where you pointed. Second, those mouse buttons on the left are extremely useful as you use the trackpad with your thumb, not with your index finger, that’s just dumb. It’s like you just opened up the box and are assuming without actually using the keyboard. You use this keyboard with both hands, typing with your thumbs, it’s why it is so small and setup the way it is, THUMBS. This is a fantastic media keyboard, anyone who owns one knows just how great it actually is.
this makes me sad cuz i think my fingers are too fat
good review, thanks
cats are nice but they are mad that's the problem .. always good ideas but not good enough .. they must study well before releasing a product
if i use this keyboard with my laptop will the computer still let me use my wirless logitec mouse
Does this work with Windows 10?
This looks so fucking stupid but I want it so fucking badly
i have my PC on a desk at the end of my bed i i use it to type without having to get up.
I would recommend less for gaming and more for basic use (searching the internet)
And yes i am using it right now.
Will it work with Windows 7?
I tried to find answers on the web, but I'm still very unclear
I am very thankful for any tips and information!!!
Thanks in Advance!!
Hey, great review man! I've been using this thing all year in school, and it's been a big help. Figured I'd throw out some info for anybody curious, so I listed all the pros and cons that I've noticed in that time.
it's a little on the long side for a YouTube comment, but if you're actually looking at buying one, then I think this would be handy information.
Two small errors in the video though.
The orange arrows on the on the track pad do actually represent a scroll wheel. You just hold the orange function button at the bottom and swipe to scroll. Same for all the other orange bits on it. It's not great, but anything's better than nothing.
And that extra button at the bottom can actually be bound to any function. I have it set to open Chrome on PC, and on android it's the home button. (There's a back button there too.)
Cons: (Get the nasty stuff out of the way first.)
-The escape key being a function of tilde is a pain in the ass. It's super aggravating and I have no idea why they designed it that way.
-The keys are really small. Super cramped. Hard to deal with. My hands aren't big, but they're slightly above average, and it's not comfortable. But don't believe the haters. You can type on it, and you'll learn to write pretty quick, without missing any more keys than normal, once you get the muscle memory down. But let's be honest. Keyboards are big for a reason. If you make them smaller, they are going to be less comfortable. I've never heard of a miniature keyboard that anybody enjoyed typing on, and I have a feeling it can't be done.
-The actual key layout itself is not that great. The slight angle the WASD and arrow keys are on, coupled with the size of the keys, makes movement in an action game super tedious. This thing was marketed as a gaming keyboard! They've got outlines on the WASD keys for goodness sake.
-It ghosts. If you're familiar with ghosting, you'll notice it on this. Near as I can tell it's got a 5 key input max on it, which isn't bad, but I wouldn't try to play Cave Story, or Super Metroid on it.
-iOS issues. While it's recognized as a keyboard by iOS devices, all the neat features don't work. This includes the media controls, and the track pad. That said, iOS doesn't support most third party hardware of this nature, so there's really no better option in terms of functionality to be found elsewhere. We're lucky to be able to use normal, non-Apple bluetooth keyboards on iOS at all really. Just look at the game controllers.
And that's it for problems. If there are any other issues, I'm unaware of them.
Pros: (No more doom and gloom.)
-Battery life. The video was spot on. The back light is a slick option.
-Build quality. Not very long ago Mad Catz made the cheapest crap I've ever seen to give a guest a mad cat's controller when playing a game with them, was the equivalent of giving a thirsty friend a glass of spoiled milk. This thing on the other hand, is rugged. Making it great for carrying around, which is really the whole point to it.
-Media controls. A godsend. Compatible with android and PC.
-Device Swap (BEST FEATURE) This was mentioned in the video, but I feel like buddy hadn't spent enough time with it to really get a feeling for it. IT IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE BEST FEATURE ANY BLUETOOTH DEVICE CAN HAVE. Save up to four different devices to it without needing to re-sync them?
I can switch from typing on my computer, to my phone, to my tablet, to my PlayStation, with one button. I'd call it a time saver, but honestly it's not, since if it wasn't there, I wouldn't bother syncing it at all. How often have you attached a cord to a pair of Bluetooth headphones, so that you didn't want to have to sync it from one device, to a second, and then back to the first later? If it wasn't for this feature, the thing would sit in my bag until once in a while, when I wanted to get some work done on my phone or tablet.
Instead, because of this feature, I use the board almost every day.
-Built in mouse. Video covered this. It's not super precise, but I'd rather have it than not.
-Portability. Those keys are small and cramped for a reason. This thing is so small, and light, it can fit in my pocket,
And that's pretty much it. Hope this helped. In the end It's just a board.
You might be interested to know that I typed this whole thing on a Strike M.
will this be good with playing dota 2? my hands are pretty small
do u think this keyboard would be good 4 a kid?
TYPE ON IT!
Been waiting for someone to review this on YouTube, thanks! I like the look of it, but I see most people complain about the cramped key layout. I'd also not like how they put the esc as a function key.
I currently use an Apple Wireless keyboard. Love the keys on it, but wanting something rechargeable (this Apple one takes batteries), bluetooth, and most importantly, keys like this Apple Wireless has. It uses the flat/chicklet style keys. I really hate those fat chunky keys that most other keyboards use.
I can see this being use for a media center or android box connected to a TV.
3:00 Thank me later
can't believe he didn't turn the damn thing on once in his long winded spiel.
what is the refresh rate of this keyboard?
it sucks had it month and a half, took good care of it and like everything else mad catz it broke and not minor the Bluetooth is broken I'm sure , wont change modes and nothing picks it up on a scan, yay another one to replace!!!!! mad catz is expensive and falls apart
Nice looking .. small and big + is the backlight for the Living Room....but 100$ is hard for that tiny thing...Thanks for unboxing
I've never seen such a ugly keyboard before
That looks gimmicky and stupid.
And it's not even mechanical.
Simply horrible small keypads, arrows systematic placement horrible, horrible czech support in czech republic.
Shit price 4 this bullshit...
Great for my small desk xD
I love this keyboard
too ugly for me
It's cool in all, but I'm not willing to spend 100 $ for a non-gaming keyboard, the same price as s.t.r.i. k 7, a real gaming keyboard.
too small for me
How do i set it up?