Keysonic ACK-612 RF Wireless Multimedia Keyboard

Conclusion

Conclusion

If Keysonic were aiming for convenience at a reasonable price when they designed the ACK-612 RF then they've certainly hit the nail right on the head. For around £30 you get a wireless keyboard and touch-pad combo that is compact, works straight out of the box and has a fairly decent range. Sure it may not have all the bells and whistles of wireless multimedia keyboards such as Logitech's DiNovo Edge, but at 1/3 of the price the ACK-612 RF gets the job done.

Features such as the rubberised casing and programmable hot-keys add further value to the keyboard, but in all honesty we'd personally like to see the Aluminium surround of the touch-pad removed. Sure it's nice to have some contrast and luxury to what could have otherwise been a very plasticy looking device, but mounting the touch-pad flush with the casing would have been a much better decision and the use of Aluminium on the left/right mouse keys only makes pressing them slightly more difficult.

In summary, the ACK-612 RF may not be perfect, but at £31.19 over at Play.com it still represents amazing value for money and deserves serious consideration for any HTPC setup.


The Good
- Price
- Compact layout makes it easy to store.
- Good battery life from what we've seen so far.
- Plug in and off you go. No drivers needed at all.
- Programmable hot-keys may be useful to some.

The Mediocre
- Reasonable range, good enough for most households.
- Space bar can be slightly uncomfortable to press at times
- Recessed touch-pad is slightly too small and Aluminium mouse buttons can be hard to press.

The Bad
- Nowt


Value For Money Award

Thanks to Keysonic for providing the ACK-612 RF for review. Discuss this review in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

01-12-2008, 04:36:24

JN
"A wireless Keyboard and Touchpad Mouse combo for only thirty quid sound too good to be true? We find out."

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Keysonic ACK-612 RF Wireless Multimedia Keyboard

01-12-2008, 05:43:47

PV5150
What a nice looking compact keyboard. I do have to agree with you on the aluminium touch-pad surround being removed too as it also looks out of place (may be the colour). If I were in the market for a wireless keyboard I think I'd certainly have a crack at one - you'd be mad not to at the price.

02-12-2008, 17:28:34

BloomerzUK
Now I know which one to buy for my Media Centre

02-12-2008, 17:47:13

gotmaxpower
Its a nice looking keyboard, and a cheap combo at that, but, touchpad mice just aren't my thing.

02-12-2008, 17:50:45

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='gotmaxpower'
Its a nice looking keyboard, and a cheap combo at that, but, touchpad mice just aren't my thing.
They work for a media centre. A normal mouse just doesn't cut it on a sofa

03-12-2008, 12:13:20

Rastalovich
I`ve toyed with a trackball idea, but this keyboard looks pretty much ideal from my line of thinking.

Small, easy to stash, and touchpad to the right, as opposed to under the spacebar (which is a pita imo). I bet u could use it with ur right thumb.

I'd get one, no problem.
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