Top critical review
Appears to be a good keyboard, until it just stops working.
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2019
I purchased this because I wanted a wireless keyboard on my desk. This came up as a highly rated one and I thought I would give it a try. Read through to the bottom to find out why I changed from 5 stars to 1 star review.
1. Wireless keyboard is great when working in an environment where I am often moved away from my screen.
2. Solar charging. I hate having to make sure I have batteries around for my wireless mouse already, so was happy to see this works on solar. Have not had a problem with it yet in the several months since receiving it. My computer sits in an office where most of the light is fluorescent, so apparently that is enough.
3. Responsiveness on the keys is great.
1. This is not really a con, just takes some getting used to. To power save the keyboard goes to sleep. You have to hit a key to wake it up before you can start typing. As long as you get used to and remember that you are golden. I still forget sometimes and just start typing my password to log in to my computer and then my password is wrong. Just hit one of the arrow keys a couple times to wake the keyboard, wait a moment then start typing.
I came in to my office this morning and the keyboard is completely dead. It will not work at all. So, while I really enjoyed this keyboard for the past 4.5 months. It is now nothing more than a paperweight and I had to go buy a USB keyboard to get me working again this morning. So, I previously had given this keyboard 5 stars and have now dropped it to 1 star because this keyboard should be able to last more than the 4.5 months I have had it.
I contacted the seller and they replaced the keyboard for me at no cost which is incredible customer service. I now have a working keyboard from them again so I upgraded my star rating to 4 now. I guess I will see how long the replacement lasts.
I am dropping my review to 1 star now officially. I have just had the 2nd keyboard from Macally die on me in a matter of 10 months. I do appreciate that the company replaced the 1st one at no charge to me, but I cannot in good conscience give this product any more than 1 star when I have now had two fail within the 1st year.