Microsoft Arc Keyboard Review

Microsoft Arc Keyboard

 

Wireless keyboards are a must have item. The Microsoft Arc Keyboard fits in a very particular part of the market. It is a keyboard designed exclusively to use with laptops, desktops and the Xbox 360. It’s a little bit on the small side to use with a desktop, but you could still use it with a laptop or your Xbox 360.

The thing for me, is that whatever keyboard it’s replacing on the device (virtual keyboard on a phone/Ipad or keyboard on a laptop) I want the wireless one to be much larger. What’s the point in having the inconvenience of a separate part, for something just a bit bigger. I guess that’s personal preference, but it doesn’t make that much sense to use this with a laptop.  As a keyboard for the Xbox, it makes a lot more sense.

PROS

  • Quite a useful size
  • Dongle provides a reliable connection every time
  • Nice Ergonomics
  • Magnetic holder for the wireless dongle.

CONS

  • No Bluetooth
  • A bit small if you’re going to use it with a laptop.

Conclusion on the Microsoft Arc Keyboard

This keyboard didn’t really work for me. If I’m going to have something that will only work with my laptop, and not with my Ipad or phone – then I would want it to be larger. There are too many good options out there that have bluetooth allowing you connect them to all your devices to really consider this device as a work from home keyboard.  In saying that – if you’re after a keyboard to use with your Xbox – or if you want a keyboard for your Surface or a Lenovo Helix then this makes more sense.

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