Although gaming may well be one of the things that occupies much of your time, there are still times when we need to use PCs for other activities and it may well be that you don’t have a wide open desk space for a large keyboard and mouse. That’s where keyboards such as the Keysonic ACK-616 RF come into their own.
Introduction: Keysonic ACK-616RF
At one time a keyboard was just a keyboard and a mouse was a simple two button device with a ball underneath it. How things have changed and rightly so, I remember the hours of frustration trying to get the cursor to move smoothly across the screen while the little dusty ball in the mouse played its own silly games. USB connection, wireless communication and optical tracking revolutionised the input device industry and companies like Logitech sold millions of devices.
Lately with the PCs gradual acceptance as a household device that doesn’t have to be tethered to the desk in a study the market for smaller than average, wireless keyboards with built in mouse functionality has bloomed and companies like Keysonic have jumped at the opportunity to eat some of Logitech’s pie. You can get mini keyboards like this one I’m reviewing today and even smaller micro keyboards. You need to make the choice between comfortable typing and low storage requirements based on how often you’ll be typing significant amounts of text.
Some keyboards come with mouse pads like you find on a laptop, some keyboards come with little tiny joysticks for mouse control and some like this particular Keysonic model come with a trackball. I’m not going to suggest to you which is best, it really is personal preference but bear in mind that the pads often have additional functionality like scrolling built in and the trackballs are accepted as being more comfortable to use for extended periods.