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Friday, August 17, 2012

Kensington Slim Type Standard Keyboard #shopletreviews

It's time for Grandma to get back to work! As most everyone knows I have been out on a sort of vacation for the last 2&1/2 weeks. I say sort of because all of my lovey grandchildren came for a visit. With one 5 year old, three 2 year olds and one 4 week old it has been busy yet fun here at grandma and grandpa's house.
While the grandchildren were visiting I was not able to get on line much. I generally use a laptop to do my blogging. With so many little fingers around I could not leave my laptop out as usual. We do have several desktops but I have never liked any of the keyboards we have. They are not as easy on my fingers as my laptop keys are.
Now, Grandma has a new Kensington Slim Type Standard Keyboard thanks to Shoplet.com.
This keyboard is lightweight, thin and easy on my fingers. I put the product to the ultimate test. My son is studying IT in college. He is in his senior year. He knows everything and anything about computers. He explained the reason why my fingers do not get so tired typing with this board. The keys work with scissor-switch technology. OK, now I had no clue what scissor-switch meant but my son has lots of patience and went onto explain further. The keys are attached to the keyboard with two plastic pieces. They interlock in a "scissor"-like fashion, and snap to the keyboard. A plastic mechanism hooks the key to a plunger that depresses the rubber dome with a shorter travel than the typical rubber dome keyboard. All this information just means that the keys respond to a light touch and are quick to act. Just what I need to write my posts while the grandchildren visit.
What do I like most about this product? I like the multimedia buttons that provide one-touch control of volume, play/pause, track, mute, and eject. My favorite is the mute button. How often have you opened a web page and have a soundtrack load unexpectedly. I can now simply hit the mute button and not disturb a sleeping grandchild.
One other feature I want to mention is that the keyboard does not require you to download any drivers. Just simply plug in the USB and you are ready to type.
If you are looking for a new keyboard or any other office supplies stop over to Shoplet.com. I am sure you will find the perfect keyboard for yourself.

I received the above mentioned product to review from Shoplet.com in exchange for an honest opinion.


  1. I am so glad you got the chance to visit with the kids before school started!!! Love, sandie

  2. This sounds like the keyboard for me. So happy your son explained it because I sure would not have known what scissor switch ment.

    Don't you just about jump out of your seat when you go on a blog and they play music.... plus, it makes the blog harder to load. I usually just click those blogs off.

  3. I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop and I love your blog! This keyboard sounds great! I have a lot of honest opinions to give about products and services, but no one seems to want to give me anything but duct tape to share them...

  4. What a great review and a great keyboard. I love mine and will never want to use another type. My goodness can I ever type fast with the Kensington Slim Type Standard Keyboard. I love the mute button as well. I've got enough noise going on, on my end so having to listen to it online as well isn't fun. Now, if they would just invent a mute button for my Mr. I'd sure get a lot more work done.

  5. Excellent review my dear. My keyboard is the most important part of my computer. If it's not easy to use, then I will not buy it. Thanks for the information! Welcome back!

  6. Hi, I'm sure you enjoyed the visit with kids/grands... WOW---that's alot of little ones in your home all at the same time... Neat!!!!!

    Congrats on the new keyboard. We are "Mac" people --and buy our keyboards (which are wonderful) from Apple...


  7. I love the way Kensington looks...but I bought a keyboard on clearance for $80 and it worked on my old computer, this new one it would not even work at all, tried everything, still looks brand new, not sure what happened!