The Products K83 Wireless, it’s an experience, and like most experiments, it is not entirely successful. The keyboard is a part of the growing genre of entertainment in keyboard that easily connects to your computers, mobile devices, smart TVs, streaming players, and pretty much anything else that’s related to Bluetooth. It’s an exciting idea, with some potential for smart tvs to fans, but it is not in the entertainment keypad, up to now, it turns out to be essential, and the K83 is no exception to this. This is the The Products K83 Wireless Review.
The Products K83 Wireless Review: Design
The K83 is about two-thirds of the keypad, without the keys, and one-third of the touchpad. On the left-hand side, there is a keyboard that stops it from using the navigation keys, a full-size device. On the right-hand side, there is a circular pad with a right hand and a left hand on the bottom. Above the touchpad there is a backlight button, a button to lock the function key, and a volume button with a new button. As always, I can’t say enough nice things about Corsair, volume up / down buttons, with the nice textures, and simple designs.
In the upper-right corner, you’ll find it all the more strange, the function of the keys: a clear key. The K83 to split the difference between a smart TV and keyboard to a game controller. On the surface, this would not be the worst idea. Connect the K83 to a smart TV (it works with the Samsung brand, or anything that runs on Android TV, or a Fire-ONLY), an Amazon Fire TV or an Nvidia Shield-it’s simple, and the devices that offer enough games.
If you pick up a keyboard (such as the Corsair, it is recommended to your driving games with this keyboard, there is a small bump on the top of the keyboard, and the most significant trigger ” in the lower part, marked with L and R, respectively. Between the joystick and the trigger buttons, with the K83 aims to replicate a driver that doesn’t force you to give up and switch to the keyboard. In theory, it speeds up the entry for a device that may have multiple drivers, but in practice it’s more trouble than it’s worth – but we’ll come back to that.
There is nothing special about the rest of the keyboard. The up and down arrow keys are positively tiny, and in the absence of a special delete button slowly, but surely driven me out of my mind. (There is a change to the shortcut for the back button, but each and every touch-typist knows that it’s not the same). It’s also worth noting that the K83 has got a lot better in the keys than I have found in other ways from the keyboard such as the Logitech K600.
These are the only daily in membrane models, and to be sure, but they have more freedom of movement than I expected from such a thin keyboard, and is large enough so that my fingers rarely slip. On the other hand, the keyboard has no feet, so you can’t lift it, so that your wrists are uncomfortably flat when you’re typing.
The K83 work with the Corsair iCUE software, which allows you to adjust the colour, light and background. That’s about it. You can’t reprogram the buttons, but you can play it with a control-by-gesture (as long as you first disable Microsoft’s built-in gesture control, which is a little annoying). You can also adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad, and toys, using the F-lock key function, but in contrast to the Corsair’s line of gaming keyboards, and the K83’s options are surprisingly sharp.
For a $100 keyboard, I was hoping for a little more customization. The wireless connectivity is also worthwhile to discuss, albeit briefly, because it all works very, very well. There is a dongle in the USB and two Bluetooth connections; the keyboard also works on USB. I have connected mine to a computer via USB, an Amazon Fire TV via Bluetooth, to 1, and my mobile phone via Bluetooth wireless technology 2; I would imagine that the majority of people are going to follow a similar approach.
The Products estimates that the battery will last for up to 40 hours, but I couldn’t figure it out, because for the life of the battery, it is far from being met. The device had no problems in over 10 hours of testing, so it’s going to take you at least a few days of work.
The most exciting thing about the K83 is that he wants to be some kind of a controller. When I attached the keyboard to the Fire TV, I immediately jumped to Sonic the Hedgehog, and Shovel Knight is ready to connect to the game without sacrificing any of the ease of writing. When I couldn’t get into Sonic jump, I have noticed that the K83 has a few kinks to iron out. Yes, you can use the joystick and trigger buttons to play the games – if, and only if, the game to recognize your input.
The Products K83 Wireless Review: Performance
In addition to the objectionable properties of the controller, the K83 works as advertised. It is easy to connect to virtually any compatible device, and even over the entire length of the living room. The Smart TV buttons, cell phones, including home, search, and toggle the applications to work as well, as well as the media buttons. (I thought it was pretty cool that there’s a special Launch Media Player button on it that you know some of my default program on any platform).
At the same time, the lack of full size arrow keys and the delete key on your keyboard, certainly has slowed down my typing and made some mistakes. The touchpad is a little on the side of the resistor, although you can adjust the sensitivity, it still isn’t as good as it’s just a click. And that’s what I was thinking when I used the K83: I would like to have a special mouse, or a controller. The hybrid design is very impressive, and it’s never been tried before.
But with the joystick, and the trigger buttons don’t help in the game. The touch pad is surrounded by the buttons on the mouse, it is not as good as the Logitech’s approach is to just give it to you in a given column of buttons on the mouse.
The Products K83 Wireless Review: Conclusion
The K83, shows that there is a genuine demand for the keyboards made for smart TVs. But this device also indicates that it is possible to overdesign such as a keyboard, and the increase in the price of the deal. The joystick and the K83’s a clever idea, but it doesn’t make a great deal of practice. The keyboard is not as comfortable to use as a productivity tool, and, in spite of the versatility, it’s no more than a couple of less expensive Bluetooth keyboards.
Even though the K83 is not without charm and will eventually fail in what has been a niche area of the market, up to that time. Unless you live and breathe the Products, you should be able to do it without a keyboard. For more options, check out our list of the Best Wireless Gaming Keyboards
Six The Total Score
A number of unusual elements to the design to make the Products K83 Wireless much harder to use than they need to.
- The comfortable keys are
- Long-lasting battery
- Needless to joystick
- Very expensive