Last week, my computer keyboard got damaged and since then I’d been looking for a professional keyboard. My budget was Rs. 3K or $50 and when I searched on internet I saw Dell KB216 keyboard in search results. At first glance, it looked perfect and I explored more about it and finally, I decided to buy this keyboard. Things that convinced me were: the brand Dell and its (Keyboard) professional look. I bought it from local market at the rate of Rs. 500 or $6-$7; which is a genuine price for this keyboard. After using it for more than five days, eventually I decided to write a review for this product because many of us buy keyboard under this budget and to my mind, it’s one of the best options. In Dell KB216 keyboard review post, I’m going to lay down pros and cons of this keyboard.
Personally I have been using this keyboard for the last five days and I have not find any major drawback yet except keys are somewhat hard to press. Read on to know more about Dell KB216 wired keyboard.
Dell KB216 comes with a Rs. 649 or $9-$10 price tag; but you can get it at the rate of Rs. 450 to Rs. 500 or $6-$7. It’s a full width keyboard (standard width) and you get a separate numeric keypad along with control keys and arrow keypads. Its design is very elegant and keys are easy to press (not like laptop keys but somewhat close to them). I must say that it has a very smooth finish!
It comes with chiclet style, small squares with rounded corners, keys. The Keys’ height is more than laptop keys height and less than ordinary keyboard keys, that makes typing easy and fast. Height of the Dell KB216 wired keyboard is little bit less than other keyboards; which belong to the same price tag. As usual, it has two legs to easily see the keys.
Dell multimedia keyboard (KB216) has play, pause, fast-forward, and rewind keys which you can use to control your music player easily. Furthermore, mute, volume up and down keys allow you easily adjust volume levels. This type of extra keys make this product stand out from the queue. Apart from that, it has two ‘Fn’ keys to enable or use primary function keys over laptop.
Elegant white LED indicator lights make Dell KB216 keyboard more beautiful.
As every coin has two sides; therefore, along with pros, Dell KB216 has also some cons for example you may face difficulty in playing games due to less key travel and key width. To my mind, it’s a good keyboard for typing and coding but gaming experience would not be good. Some people don’t prefer small keys keyboards, due to less key travel, therefore this product would not be good for such people.
Size of chiclet keys is significantly small which is not perfect for playing computer games, however, in typing it could be beneficial.
Final Words –
You’re getting a good product at this price range and to my mind, it’s better to buy this product than buying a local brand keyboard. If your budget is flexible then you can buy better keyboard like Dell KM117, than this otherwise consider Dell KB216.