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Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (Multi-touch feature works only with Windows 7)
The Perixx has been comfortable and predictable. Yesterday my laptop crashed and I found myself leading a webinar using this keyboard – that would have been a real challenge with either of the two previous keyboards, but with this one it was easy. I used to avoid working on my big screen because of the typos I’d make on the wireless keyboard, but I can see that will change now.
The Perixx keyboard layout is standard, the keys are big enough to be used for a lot of data input. Key travel is good; the feel is soft, but there’s a definite “give” at the bottom which lets you know the key has registered. The touchpad is more precise than those of the Adesso or the Logitech, and the multi-finger scroll and expand/contract controls seem to work fine, although there’s sometimes a little delay with the scroll.
I’m glad to have found this keyboard.
The trackpad on the 716 is not that great, mouse movement is alright but the scrolling is not smooth, even with the latest Elan driver that ships with the keyboard. The K400 has a slightly better feeling touchpad, but it has a fatal flaw of not supporting one finger scrolling which the 716 does support.
One feature of the k400 that impressed me was the left click button on the top left corner of the keyboard that lets you scroll with your right thumb and click with your left. You can replicate that functionality on the 716 by using autohotkey to map the ` key (under the esc key) to Lbutton.
As other reviews tell you, the wireless range is decent, it comes with a pair of duracells, and is light weight.
I will probably keep using this keyboard until I can find the holy grail trinity of mechanical backlit keys, attached touchpad and wireless operation on a single ultimate keyboard!
The keys are raised enough to make touch-typing easy, and have a nice springy/bubbly action, although the layout is kind of unusual – putting one column of keys to the right of “Enter” was not a good choice. The trackpad is larger than that on most laptops, and works well.
I am using this on a Linux machine, so I have not had a chance to try out the proprietary drivers which are necessary to enable the gestural commands. However, in its basic role as a keyboard and trackpad it was plug-and-play in Linux with no drivers required. It does do tap-to-click right out of the box.
The keyboard is pretty stylish overall, in a glossy piano black with matte black keys. I do wish that the big sticker with the illustrated gestural commands could be removed from the lower-right corner of the keyboard, but I started to peel a corner back and it looks like it’s going to mess up the finish if I do. Minus one star for that and for the odd row of keys, but overall this is an inexpensive, compact, good-looking unit. Recommended.
While I love the keyboard…..the mouse pad is just to jumpy for me…I guess it is the sensor in the mouse-pad which causes the pointer to bounce around and just doesn’t give me positive navigation. Sometimes a swipe will send the pointer off to some remote part of the screen and I would have to try and get it back to whatever it was I was trying to do…very frustrating and often caused hyperlinks to be executed unintentionally. I found that unnerving when trying to click on something, only to have the pointer flick away and execute something else entirely……this was most annoying while on the Internet and to a lesser extent while workin in a application like a microsoft product? Anyway….I have since purchased an optical mouse along with a 10′ mouse extension cord and it works flawlessly using the couch as the mouse pad..positive movement, click, engagement..the works.
So….love the keyboard…..the mousepad…not so much but…I guess one cord is better then two!
Cons: Lacks numpad, drivers are needed to use advanced mouse and keyboard functions, keyboard feels a bit flimsy, and although each keystroke registers the (occasional) delay can be distracting for serious typing sessions.
Conclusion: Not the sturdiest model, but does everything it should reasonable well for a fraction of the price. 4/5 Stars.
Before installing the software on the CD the mouse moves with perfect sensitivity however you can’t use the shortcuts like scrolling up/down on webpages without the software installed from the software on the CD. So I decided to do that. The Keyboard works great before and after software installation.
After installing the software on the CD it comes with, I noticed the mouses sensitivity/responsiveness decreased substantially and found the the shortcuts like scrolling up and down tended to be glitchy and not precise. I contemplated uninstalling the software because I really only value the scrolling shortcut. I never ended up doing so and just got used to the keyboard.
So the product is not perfect and I’m not fully satisfied with my purchase but its functional and does what it says just not to the degree of precision/responsiveness that I expect. I’m surprised there’s only 2 devices out there that have touchpads along side full-sized keyboards. Ideally, I would like a backlit wireless keyboard with touchpad that has good mouse sensitivity and scrolling. Maybe my expectations are too high, on second thought no they are not.
Cons: Nothing major. Sometimes, when the computer is locked (Windows), it can take you some time to realize that the Numlock is on. If your password has no numbers, this will be a no-brainer.