It’s not every day I get a wireless keyboard from Microsoft. Rarer is the fact that it comes with a built-in trackpad and macro keys for easy Web browsing. Well now, let’s see what the Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard can do for me.
As someone who uses the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, I have come to expect a decent typing experience is to be had on all Microsoft keyboards. Suffice to say, the tactile and key travel experience is decent, thanks to the up-raised keys used. It feels like a full-sized keyboard for me, sans the numpad. The trackpad, hotkeys, and volume rocker controls make for easy use and do not seem out of place at all in the layout.
You’d think having a trackpad, which is multi-touch and very fun to use once it becomes second nature to engage, macro buttons, and chiclet-style keys would mean the design is straightforward. Not so with for Microsoft as it made sure the entire chassis is spill-resistant and durable to bumps and falls. Now this is a true warrior!
Dimensions (W x H x D): 365.8 x 20.3 x 132.1mm
Key-Type: 104 Chiclet
Hot Keys: Volume and Media Assignment
Battery: 2x AAA
Verdict Pretty much the best wireless keyboard around, though it could do without the USB dongle.