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Tecknet X500 Wireless Keyboard & Integrated Touchpad for Smart TVs, just £10.00 on Amazon.

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Been looking for a keyboard with integrated touchpad for using with my smart tv as using the on-screen keyboard is slow and frustrating. The other options are small fiddly keyboards but I spotted this…
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Been looking for a keyboard with integrated touchpad for using with my smart tv as using the on-screen keyboard is slow and frustrating. The other options are small fiddly keyboards but I spotted this larger one with integrated touchpad for a tenner, which is a bargain when you look at other options on the market. Free next day for prime customers too.

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#1
Not really a bargain though, as its an unknown brand at a cheap price.

Even the more expensive ones like the Logitech k400 at £20-30 have cheap build quality and finnicky trackpads.
#2
striker33
Not really a bargain though, as its an unknown brand at a cheap price.

Even the more expensive ones like the Logitech k400 at £20-30 have cheap build quality and finnicky trackpads.

It got 4 out of 5 from 64 reviews.
#3
I wouldn't describe it as an unknown brand... not like the chinese rebranded stuff on amazon selling for £12-15 and have poor reviews. This is cheaper than the rebranded stuff and it is an actual brand. I've got a tecknet slim wireless keyboard/mouse combo for my HP Slate 21, which I think is very good quality, that's also why I'm posting this, not just because it's cheap.
#4
Gets plenty of 5 star reviews, seems a good price. Was considering ordering a Rii mini wireless keyboard for use with a Raspberry Pi, XBMC on desktop PC or a Smart TV but it's been sat at around £17.99 mark for ages now. This seems a far cheaper option. Thanks OP and Merry Xmas!
#5
k400 is carp build. has not failed me, but feels like it belongs in the pound shop. bends, creaks and keys are terrible, but got mine for £10.00. I would not pay anymore
#6
Not good quality at all.
#7
striker33
Not really a bargain though, as its an unknown brand at a cheap price.

Even the more expensive ones like the Logitech k400 at £20-30 have cheap build quality and finnicky trackpads.


I've got one of these and it's fantastic. Better to actually use a product before you write it off.
#8
cheekster
Gets plenty of 5 star reviews, seems a good price. Was considering ordering a Rii mini wireless keyboard for use with a Raspberry Pi, XBMC on desktop PC or a Smart TV but it's been sat at around £17.99 mark for ages now. This seems a far cheaper option. Thanks OP and Merry .Xmas!

hi
had a rii mini for couple of months but it just lost connection with dongle for no reason and there was no way to reconnect it.
no recomended. just said
#9
Been looking for something like this for less than £20 - cheers!

Definitely worth a punt at that price.
#10
Bought a USB card for my computer from tecknet the other month, pretty good quality for a fraction of what the other brands for the same product were charging. I'd assume this was a similar case!
#11
I got a tecknet mouse a year or two ago. Exactpy the same as ajother brand at 2-3 times the price. Hasnt put a foot wrong. Heat
#12
I have a Logitech k400, and have to agree with the comments on it - but I couldn't find anything else at the time.
This model may be better though, however could anyone who uses one tell me :
1. does it have separate left and right mouse click buttons
2. does it have a left click hold down button.
the k400 has both of these, which I do find useful.
But I would like to change it for a better build quality :).

Thanks in advance for any answers.
#13
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.
#14
wish this had been posted a week ago would have saved me 20 quid lol
#15
Hot at this price but not for me because of the keyboard layout. Dont like the vertical keys to the left of the enter key which would take some getting used to.

I have a K400 and love most of it but I find the keys too squashed and not great quality which makes it difficult to type. Fine for just connecting to your TV if you don't need to write too much.

Does anyone know a trackpad wireless keyboard with a regular keyboard layout? A standard keyboard with the Numpad replaced with the trackpad would be ideal as I don't need it to be compact. Unfortunately all trackpad keyboards I found were purposely designed to be compact by compromising on the layout.
#16
I have loads of Teknet mice and they are great, they have taken numerous knocks and drops without any problems.
#17
I have loads of Teknet mice and they are great, they have taken numerous knocks and drops without any problems.
I have a Logitech X400 for my smart TV and as per previous comments, it's ok and does the job, but not a top quality product.
#18
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?
#19
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet
#20
Order placed.Thanks
#21
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

Yeah, I've bought smartphone accessories from them before and don't have a problem with them, but I don't believe that anything they sell is manufactured in the UK. Apple, for instance, can be described as a "US based manufacturer of quality hardware" even though most of their stuff is made in China, and I suspect a quick glance at this keyboard will reveal the "made in china" mark of quality too.

Edited By: alex16 on Dec 26, 2014 09:44
#22
bogsdollocks
...could anyone who uses one tell me :
1. does it have separate left and right mouse click buttons
2. does it have a left click hold down button.

Thanks in advance for any answers.


I got it at £13/I think and it was plugged in to raspberry pi with xbmc and now on xbox360 and works well with both. Have used it on my laptop to test and it works there too. I think its a great bit of kit.

To answer your questions from memory as I'm out and about right now:
1. no physical buttons, instead tap once in numpad area to left click, tap twice and hold on second tap to grab and 3 fingered tap to right click. I may have got the exact details wrong slightly but its similar to a laptop.
2. Obviously reading above you've worked out it doesn't have the buttons but it can do that using the trackpad area.
#23
Full manfacturer's spec here and it looks good. Heat.
#24
bogsdollocks
I have a Logitech k400, and have to agree with the comments on it - but I couldn't find anything else at the time.
This model may be better though, however could anyone who uses one tell me :
1. does it have separate left and right mouse click buttons
2. does it have a left click hold down button.
the k400 has both of these, which I do find useful.
But I would like to change it for a better build quality :).

Thanks in advance for any answers.

Hi,

I just received mine today. In fact, I'm using it now, sitting on my sofa. For the money, it's pretty good. Range is nice, and it doesn't miss any keys. It's pretty thin plastic and a bit rattly for sure, but you can touch type on it just fine.

The trackpad also functions as numeric keypad. Left mouse click is done by a single-tap any where, and right mouse click works by doing a three-fingered tap. You can also do a two-fingered scroll gesture too. So I'd rate usability quite high for this budget keyboard. It was also instantly recognised by windows 8.1, so no faffing around with drivers.
#25
Hmmm. It appears that I might have been a little hasty. When I use it with both my Windows and Android tabs, it appears to interfere really badly with the wifi. They both use 2.4GHz range, but this appears to be quite a good wifi jammer. It appears to be fine for general browsing, when you're not typing much or streaming much at the same time, but it appears to render spotify and youtube unusable. This is really disappointing.

I've tried it with two different operating systems, so it's not a driver issue. My router is also near my TV, so when I have the dongle there it interferes with the router wifi that affects every device in the house.

I'm going to give it another day and see how it pans out. But if things do not improve then I'm going to have to return it.
#26
Received my yesterday. Pretty quick considering time of year plus using free super saver delivery option. There was an option going through checkout stating that the packaging would state the contents on the exterior and if you didn't want this it would be packaged differently. I selected that option yet still received the keyboard in it's Orignal box with brand and item description printed on the outside, lol!

An issue I'm having is a feint red LED light remains lit at all times whilst the keyboard is not in use. Whether the desktop PC it's connected to is switched on or off. At first I thought it might be due to the fact the front USB ports supply power (for charging devices etc) even whilst the PC is off but I removed the nano receiver and the LED still remains lit. The instructions mention alkaline AAA batteries won't last the quoted six months if LED's remain on for long periods of time. Been through the manual for my motherboard and also the BIOS but cannot see a way to switch off USB power charging whilst PC is off. When the PC is running and I tap the 'Mode' key a couple of times, I can temporarily switch all red LED's off but then after a short while a feint red LED comes back on (the furthest one to the right edge of the keyboard).

Anyone else had this issue?

Edited By: cheekster on Dec 30, 2014 11:10
#27
cheekster
Received my yesterday. Pretty quick considering time of year plus using free super saver delivery option. There was an option going through checkout stating that the packaging would state the contents on the exterior and if you didn't want this it would be packaged differently. I selected that option yet still received the keyboard in it's Orignal box with brand and item description printed on the outside, lol!

An issue I'm having is a feint red LED light remains lit at all times whilst the keyboard is not in use. Whether the desktop PC it's connected to is switched on or off. At first I thought it might be due to the fact the front USB ports supply power (for charging devices etc) even whilst the PC is off but I removed the nano receiver and the LED still remains lit. The instructions mention alkaline AAA batteries won't last the quoted six months if LED's remain on for long periods of time. Been through the manual for my motherboard and also the BIOS but cannot see a way to switch off USB power charging whilst PC is off. When the PC is running and I tap the 'Mode' key a couple of times, I can temporarily switch all red LED's off but then after a short while a feint red LED comes back on (the furthest one to the right edge of the keyboard).

Anyone else had this issue?

Occasionally. Pressing the mode button a few times seemed to solve this for me.
#28
thekanester
cheekster
Received my yesterday. Pretty quick considering time of year plus using free super saver delivery option. There was an option going through checkout stating that the packaging would state the contents on the exterior and if you didn't want this it would be packaged differently. I selected that option yet still received the keyboard in it's Orignal box with brand and item description printed on the outside, lol!

An issue I'm having is a feint red LED light remains lit at all times whilst the keyboard is not in use. Whether the desktop PC it's connected to is switched on or off. At first I thought it might be due to the fact the front USB ports supply power (for charging devices etc) even whilst the PC is off but I removed the nano receiver and the LED still remains lit. The instructions mention alkaline AAA batteries won't last the quoted six months if LED's remain on for long periods of time. Been through the manual for my motherboard and also the BIOS but cannot see a way to switch off USB power charging whilst PC is off. When the PC is running and I tap the 'Mode' key a couple of times, I can temporarily switch all red LED's off but then after a short while a feint red LED comes back on (the furthest one to the right edge of the keyboard).

Anyone else had this issue?

Occasionally. Pressing the mode button a few times seemed to solve this for me.

With the PC on that works but if it's switched off then the red LED goes from bright to dim but remains on. Not sure whether mine is faulty or it has something to do with the USB receiver still receiving power from the front ports when the PC is switched off?
#29
cheekster
thekanester
cheekster
Received my yesterday. Pretty quick considering time of year plus using free super saver delivery option. There was an option going through checkout stating that the packaging would state the contents on the exterior and if you didn't want this it would be packaged differently. I selected that option yet still received the keyboard in it's Orignal box with brand and item description printed on the outside, lol!

An issue I'm having is a feint red LED light remains lit at all times whilst the keyboard is not in use. Whether the desktop PC it's connected to is switched on or off. At first I thought it might be due to the fact the front USB ports supply power (for charging devices etc) even whilst the PC is off but I removed the nano receiver and the LED still remains lit. The instructions mention alkaline AAA batteries won't last the quoted six months if LED's remain on for long periods of time. Been through the manual for my motherboard and also the BIOS but cannot see a way to switch off USB power charging whilst PC is off. When the PC is running and I tap the 'Mode' key a couple of times, I can temporarily switch all red LED's off but then after a short while a feint red LED comes back on (the furthest one to the right edge of the keyboard).

Anyone else had this issue?

Occasionally. Pressing the mode button a few times seemed to solve this for me.

With the PC on that works but if it's switched off then the red LED goes from bright to dim but remains on. Not sure whether mine is faulty or it has something to do with the USB receiver still receiving power from the front ports when the PC is switched off?

No real idea. I suspect they're all a bit shonky though...
#30
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.
#31
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.

You need to relax. It's taken you how long to come back and post that? :D
#32
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.

You need to relax. It's taken you how long to come back and post that? :D

I could tease you about it but you'd probably fall for that, too!
#33
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.

You need to relax. It's taken you how long to come back and post that? :D

I could tease you about it but you'd probably fall for that, too!

What a terrible reply. This is probably going to turn into one of those failed attempts at you making out like I have to have the last word and that you were right all along.

Well, we could go on for weeks but let's just end this now by saying that they are UK-based however they may or may not manufacture items in the UK. It may be that they manufacture in China and import for distribution within the UK or they may simply import goods from other manufacturers which were originally made in China. Who knows... they might do all 3.

I know that all of the Tecknet goods that I have say they were manufactured in China, but that doesn't necessarily imply that they are the cheapest Chinese goods that they could find. It simply means that the goods were manufactured there.

In any event, I've never had a bad product from them. That's what matters.
#34
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.

You need to relax. It's taken you how long to come back and post that? :D

I could tease you about it but you'd probably fall for that, too!

What a terrible reply. This is probably going to turn into one of those failed attempts at you making out like I have to have the last word and that you were right all along.

Well, we could go on for weeks but let's just end this now by saying that they are UK-based however they may or may not manufacture items in the UK. It may be that they manufacture in China and import for distribution within the UK or they may simply import goods from other manufacturers which were originally made in China. Who knows... they might do all 3.

I know that all of the Tecknet goods that I have say they were manufactured in China, but that doesn't necessarily imply that they are the cheapest Chinese goods that they could find. It simply means that the goods were manufactured there.

In any event, I've never had a bad product from them. That's what matters.

Yeah, you've not really addressed anything I posted previously, have you - you seem to be agreeing with me, actually - do I'm not sure why you're implying that I'm wrong.

If only you'd ended your comment with "End of." I'd have been unable to reply!
#35
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
striker33
unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.

You need to relax. It's taken you how long to come back and post that? :D

I could tease you about it but you'd probably fall for that, too!

What a terrible reply. This is probably going to turn into one of those failed attempts at you making out like I have to have the last word and that you were right all along.

Well, we could go on for weeks but let's just end this now by saying that they are UK-based however they may or may not manufacture items in the UK. It may be that they manufacture in China and import for distribution within the UK or they may simply import goods from other manufacturers which were originally made in China. Who knows... they might do all 3.

I know that all of the Tecknet goods that I have say they were manufactured in China, but that doesn't necessarily imply that they are the cheapest Chinese goods that they could find. It simply means that the goods were manufactured there.

In any event, I've never had a bad product from them. That's what matters.

Yeah, you've not really addressed anything I posted previously, have you - you seem to be agreeing with me, actually - do I'm not sure why you're implying that I'm wrong.

If only you'd ended your comment with "End of." I'd have been unable to reply!

You're obviously unable to comprehend the simple English which was used within the comments I posted. I addressed everything you posted previously.

It appears that you're questioning the quality of the products which are on offer by the manufacturer, TeckNet. Therefore I provided my own insight into experiences I have had with their products and referenced their website to highlight the fact that they have a UK office. At no point did I state or imply that you were wrong about anything you've said, only that just because some of the products may be manufactured in China doesn't necessarily make them 'cheap tat', as you were implying.

Basically what this boils down to is that you think all their products are cheap Chinese rubbish, yet you've apparently (reading between the lines, like you asked) never used any of their products yourself. That tells me that you're in no position to comment really.

End of.
#36
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
alex16
the__cat
[quote=striker33] unknown brand

Tecknet are great. UK-based (Liverpool I believe) and never sold me a bad item - and I have a few.

Surely they're just importing the cheapest keyboards they can source from a chinese factory?

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/about-tecknet

A uk based company, which makes a few things, importing the majority of products from China. You need to read between the lines.

You need to relax. It's taken you how long to come back and post that? :D

I could tease you about it but you'd probably fall for that, too!

What a terrible reply. This is probably going to turn into one of those failed attempts at you making out like I have to have the last word and that you were right all along.

Well, we could go on for weeks but let's just end this now by saying that they are UK-based however they may or may not manufacture items in the UK. It may be that they manufacture in China and import for distribution within the UK or they may simply import goods from other manufacturers which were originally made in China. Who knows... they might do all 3.

I know that all of the Tecknet goods that I have say they were manufactured in China, but that doesn't necessarily imply that they are the cheapest Chinese goods that they could find. It simply means that the goods were manufactured there.

In any event, I've never had a bad product from them. That's what matters.

Yeah, you've not really addressed anything I posted previously, have you - you seem to be agreeing with me, actually - do I'm not sure why you're implying that I'm wrong.

If only you'd ended your comment with "End of." I'd have been unable to reply!

You're obviously unable to comprehend the simple English which was used within the comments I posted. I addressed everything you posted previously.

It appears that you're questioning the quality of the products which are on offer by the manufacturer, TeckNet. Therefore I provided my own insight into experiences I have had with their products and referenced their website to highlight the fact that they have a UK office. At no point did I state or imply that you were wrong about anything you've said, only that just because some of the products may be manufactured in China doesn't necessarily make them 'cheap tat', as you were implying.

End of.

Edited By: the__cat on Jan 02, 2015 10:35

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