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Arc Keyboard USB Black

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  • Quantity: 99
  • Weight: 1.25 Lbs
  • UPC: 882224930284
  • Vendor Part #: J5D-00001J5D-00001

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 MSRP: $59.99
 Our Price: $47.99
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Meet the Arc Keyboard with beautiful curves and a compact design, it?s at home wherever you are. Glowing light tells you when battery is low. Press function + escape to easily turn the keyboard on and off.

ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
Manufacturer Part NumberJ5D-00001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.microsoft.com
Brand NameMicrosoft
Product LineArc
Product ModelJ5D-00001
Product NameArc J5D-00001 Keyboard
Product TypeKeyboard
Product UPC882224930284
Keyboard/Keypad Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Keyboard/Keypad Wireless TechnologyRF
Number of Keys76
Keyboard/Keypad FeaturesLightweight
Hot KeysMultimedia
LocalizationEnglish (US)
Keyboard/Keypad Host InterfaceUSB
Battery Information:
Battery Size SupportAAA
Physical Characteristics:
Dimensions12.20" Width x 6.06" Depth
Standard Warranty3 Year Limited


Submited By: James Duckett on 07/20/2010
To be honest, I wasn t expecting much from this keyboard. I have been looking for something compact to carry around with my netbook, which has a very tiny keyboard, and decided to give this a go despite my bad luck with Microsoft keyboards in the past. And, I ve been pleasantly surprised. So, here is my breakdown.


Lightweight and Compact: this is exactly what I was looking for. I carry my netbook in a tote along with my iPod and iPad and needed something I could add without weighing it down too much. This fits perfectly inside the tote and I barely notice it is there while carrying it around. It is also small enough that it doesn t add to the bulk, another pleasant surprise.

Comfortable: I can type on this for long stretches of time without cramping up my hands, which I was never able to do on my netbook. That alone makes this well worth it.

Long Battery Life: I ve been using this for about a month and the original batteries are still working with no sign of giving up. It is nice to have something portable where you don t have to be changing or charging the batteries every few days.

Nano Transceiver: These are great. It come so it magnetizes to the keyboard but it is small and doesn t stick out so I just keep it plugged into the netbook at all times.

Plug n Play: I just stuck in the transceiver and within seconds I was off to work on the keyboard. Thank goodness this didn t have drivers on a CD, which is complicated to get loaded on my netbook. It is like this was build with netbooks in mind.

Great Look: I ve never had anybody comment on a keyboard, but this one has a nice, sleek look that actually has had a few people make a positive comment. Something I didn t expect -- especially from Microsoft -- but this has a little bit of coolness-factor.


The Arrow Keys: These are pretty difficult to work with as it is so compact and inaccurate. Sometimes I hit up and it goes right, or other various combinations. I find myself deliberately avoiding the arrow keys on this keyboard, which slows down my productivity, especially within Excel. They wasted three keys on volume control, I d rather they used this one button (up, down, and toggle for louder, quieter, and mute) for volume, combined the wasted home, end, PgUp, and PgDn keys and made a usable arrow key area.

The F-keys: F1 - F6 works fine, but F7 - F12 requires the function button being depressed to work. This might be nit-picking but, hey, I use those keys!! I wish they had just cut the size in half and had an individual button for each function key as they are not hit too frequently anyways. My problem is when I m trying to hit shift or ctrl and then the function key... I feel like I m pressing down half the keyboard just to do simple things.

Bottom Line

This is a fantastic product, but not perfect. I don t think this is for everybody especially since I think there is no perfect keyboard for everybody s preferences. I didn t try this when I picked it up and was lucky that it worked out for me. But if you are going to be doing some serious typing I would HIGHLY recommend you test one out first before committing fifty bucks to it. At least Amazon has a great return policy if it doesn t work out for you as well as it worked out for me.

4 of 5 Stars!
Submited By: Margaret Thomas on 07/21/2010
This keyboard is very small, very light, and has excellent battery life (we still haven t changed them, and we ve had it for weeks!)
The kids love it, they use it a lot, and we ve had no problems. The transceiver is very small, but there s a storage space on the keyboard, with a magnet that holds it securely, making it perfect for travel.
The keys respond well, the shape is attractive, it s the best keyboard we ve had lately. My last keyboard had keys that were too soft, I d press and nothing would happen, it caused a lot of typos, but we haven t noticed that with this one at all.
We have no complaints, I d recommend this one.

5 of 5 Stars!
Submited By: Mrs. R. Henderson on 07/22/2010
this a simple to install and use wireless keyboard. Works great. Great for those on bedrest or use oif you have your computer hooked up to your tv. If you want to convert your old computer to wireless this is a great way.

5 of 5 Stars!
Review Average: Amount of Reviews
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