Keysonic Illuminated Keyboard ACK-5000HL

Introduction, packaging, package and specification

Introduction

Keysonic have a good range of input devices to choose from: from the smart to the shape able. When I was asked to look at the Keysonic Illumiated Keyboard I thought this was a perfect chance to see what they offered.

After reviewing the excellent Saitek Eclipse II and generally being pretty keen on backlit keyboards I wanted to see how the Keysonic matched up.

Packaging

Whilst not the most attractive and modern design, the packaging has its redeeming features. Topmost of which is the large picture of the keyboard all lit up.

packaging front

packaging rear

Still, I was a little disappointed with the "for XP" logo on the front...I would damn-well hope it supported XP as its successor has been out for some time and XP itself is almost 6 years old!

Inside the packaging is sufficient for a keyboard, they dont usually need too much molly-coddling on their way to you.

packaging inside

Thankfully covered in clear plastic, we see the shininess of the keyboard here.

Package

Keyboards don't usually have much in the box with them and the Keysonic is no exception. With a CD for drivers if you don't have a net connection (how are you reading this review then, ey?? - Ed) and a quick manual to show you what to plug in where the only thing I thought was lacking was perhaps a wrist rest.

package

Wrist rest aside, there's everything in there to get you typing.

Specifications

Taken from NanoPoint's website:

Special Features

• Standard keyboard with blue keypad illumination (switchable).
• Integrated USB 2.0 HUB, 2-ports
• 3 hot function keys
• X-Type & Soft-Touch membrane technology
• USB connector
• Frame/key colour: Black
• Available in specific locales

Technical Data

Product Name: KB-ACK-5000HL
Article#: 10334
Multimedia: -
19 Inch: -
Special Form: -
Interface: USB
Compatibility: Win95/98, 2000, ME, XP
Illuminated: Blue Illumination
Hot-Keys: +
Handrest: -
Touchpad: -
X-Type Keys: +
ACPI-Keys: -
USB-Hub: 2 x USB 2.0
Dust Shield: -
Construction: -
Material: Plastic
Colour: Black

Logistic Data

EAN: 4250078140016
Nett Dimensions: 460 x 26 x 166 (mm)
Gross Dimensions: 475 × 42 × 209 (mm)
Nett weight: 0,9 (kg)
Gross weight: 1,2 (kg)
Packing unit: 10 (pcs)
Minimum order quantity: 1 (pcs)
WEEE Registration#: WEE/KH0083UX
Country of origin: PR China
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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2007, 15:21:10

FarFarAway
Keyboards are a very personal thing. Having lived with the Keysonic Illuminated Keyboard I can say that it wasn't love at first sight...but how did it get on after some 2-3 weeks use?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...211303513s.jpg

Take a look here

12-10-2007, 15:37:09

Brooksie
Nice review Matt, found a coding error though, the image thumbail for the front of the box when clicked it opens the back of the box pic.

12-10-2007, 15:38:40

FarFarAway
Ta mate, I'll change that now

12-10-2007, 15:45:34

ionicle
looks really nice, shame it has a few little things wrong with it though

12-10-2007, 17:10:45

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Ta mate, I'll change that now
Still not working

Now both the pic's are the thumbail for the front of the box.

12-10-2007, 17:32:46

FarFarAway
lol

Try again

12-10-2007, 17:37:07

Brooksie
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
lol

Try again
w00t

lol, overdid the emotions a bit
Reply
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