X-Pider Aluminum Case ReviewFormer staff writer - February 23, 2004
- Special "Fn" Key Function Specifications:
- 7 cursor repeat rates-changed by pressings "Fn" + F1-F7 (2.5 CPS-40 CPS)
- Keyboard Lock ON/OFF by pressing "Fn" + F11
- Windows 2000/XP Hot Keys
- Power Down
- Web/Internet Keys (Back/Forward/Stop/Refresh/Search/Favorites/Home)
- Mute / Volume Adjustment
- Media Control (Previous/Play/Stop/Next)
- My Computer
- Super High Sensitive with 400 CPI
- Advanced Optical Technology
- Rugged Micro-Switch (60gm) Buttons
- Ergonomic Shape
- Plug & Play
- Super Auto Scroll w/o Scrollbar / On Line Zoom (Special Driver Required)
A Closer Look
The Keyboard + Mouse combo was a nice addition to receive for this review, especially since I'm in the process of looking for new keyboard. Don't think I'll ever give up my mouse tho. I had never heard of "Mitsuko" keyboards or mice, however, I have seen them sold with similar cases. The keyboard + mouse can be purchased in, as far as I've seen, any color you can get these cases in.
The keyboard is nice and light, and does have a bit of quietness in the keys, though it's not as quiet as the Dell Quiet Keyboards.
Every keyboard that I've owned that had extra keys other than the 105 or 108 standard keys, have all had either a USB and PS/2 connector, or have just been USB. I was supprised to see that this keyboard, even though it contained several extra multimedia keys was just PS/2. I was even more supprised when I plugged it in and Windows XP picked the keyboard up and everything worked.
Like the keyboard, the mouse matches the case - Black and pearl white. The mouse is fairly simple, 3 buttons + scroll.
One things I thought was strange is the bottom of the mouse is blue, I would have expected it to be black and continue with the black/white color scheme. The LED for the laser was red, which I expected.. not to many different colors when it comes to an optical mouse.
The mouse was extremely smooth, and accurate. However, I did find it's high arch uncomfortable, since I've used a Razer Boomslang for about six months. You can see the difference in my mouse, and the Mitsuko optical mouse in the image below.