Many people don't think of their keyboard or mouse. They are just for typing, surfing, or controlling games. Most people just use the plank and rodent that comes with a bundled computer and leave it at that... Until it breaks. While keyboards and mice have evolved from the basics in the late 1970's to the laser-controlled, wireless, silent units they are now, the idea remains the same... provide a comfortable feel on the keyboard, and track, point, and click smoothly with a mouse. In an overly glutted market long dominated by Microsoft, Logitech, and a few other big names, there are literally hundreds of small names are out there as well.
is one manufacturer with a line up of input devices worth checking out. For this review they have offered up their RKM-800RF wireless keyboard and mouse combo into our dungeon for evaluation. The promotional image below provides a quick look at the product, and this review will take a closer look at what one of the latest items in Rosewill's extensive line up gets you.
If you've browsed through Newegg.com
or a few other online retailers, you've probably seen the name 'Rosewill' in your search. Rosewill is a supplier of many computer components, add-in cards, and accessories. They are a value-oriented company, making good-quality items at a very decent price point. While their website doesn't show a history timeline, they have been in the business since at least 2004. From the Rosewill website:
'Our vision is to become the leading brand in computer hardware and peripherals. We aim to achieve this goal by creating superior customer satisfaction. We view our customers as our most important assets. Through our integrity, our innovative products, and our excellent customer service, we aim to create lasting customer relationships.'
Before taking a closer look at the sample provided for review, lets look at some published information taken from the official product page
on the Rosewill website.
» Wireless connection with advanced 2.4 GHz technology and an operating distance of up to 15M.
» Slim profile saves valuable workspace.
» Sturdy metal back plate provides added strength.
» Sleek design compliments today's PCs.
» Dongle stored design in the keyboard body.
» Precision 800dpi optical performance tracks your movements accurately.
» Model No.: RKM-800RF
» Keyboard Interface: USB
» Design Style: Standard
» Normal Keys: 104
» Type: 2.4 GHz Cordless
» Power Supply: AA x 1
» Operating Time: Up to 6 months (4hr/day)
» Mouse Include: Yes
» Mouse Interface: USB
» Hand Orientation: Both Hands
» Buttons: 3
» Scrolling Capability: 1x Wheel
» System supported: Microsoft Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP or Vista
» System Requirement:
» Microsoft® Windows® ME, Windows® 2000 or Windows®
» XP or Vista™ operating system.
» Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0 or later version.
» USB Port