[開箱] Simple Logitech K400 review

本帖最後由 NexusN 於 2011-9-17 02:17 編輯




K400, a new keyboard model selling like a hot cake, what special with it is the built in touch pad and cordless, setting it a necessity for those who need something for their HTPC other than a remote.
But how good it really is? I am going to compare it with my Lenovo notebook touchpad, so you know if you would get it.

1. The Keyboard isn't really a good one. Typing rapidly on it is not that comfortable, the spring is barely there, and the keys are too packed.
While, as for a HTPC you don't really keep typing, the most you would be doing are simply chatting on some clients, so this board can serve you well.

2. The touch pad is a bit letting me down......the first touch pad Logitech has delivered?
It lacks too much components one should arm as a pad.
We've got tap-to-click, that way you can click by double tapping on the pad, and this is critical, but it cannot double tap to hold.
........Meaning that you have to hold the left key below the pad and slide with another finger, this is a bit stupid(Sorry, this is actually working under some circumstances, so it may depend on the application you are dealing with).

3. For scrolling, you cannot slide on the edge of the pad which a normal notebook is offering,
Logitech's solution is you use two fingers to slide on the pad, and it scrolls for you.......a good idea but ended up with a silly implementation.
The sensitivity is not up to the standard for a scroll to be done in the effort of a few move; in most cases you are screwed in trying to scroll.
Moreover, the pad's surface is not well designed. A simple, flat plastic making it not easy for fingers to slide over it, hindering a smooth operation on it.

4. Middle Click.
Where is this? Sure we have two keys near the pad, left and right click, but how come I cannot change the function of them?
How if I need a middle click for searching or surfing on a forum?

5. Finally, maybe a bit hash, but I do appreciate a function on the synaptic touch pad on my notebook, that is the momentum of a mouse motion.
It will slide for a few distance before coming to a stop, saving you from multiple finger moves to reach for the far corners.
This is what I would like to see on Logitech's future products, or it would be nice to hear if it can be brought by a new driver.

Logitech is still too young in building a touch pad, K400's is not polished, quite obviously.
K400 is a nice try, but a good product has yet to be delivered.

Summery
Pros
-Built-In Touch Pad
-Small in size
-Longer Battery Life(With a switch on top)
-Good reception with extender of USB receiver
-Functions Keys are not much but useful

Cons
-Touch Pad is barely usable
-Poor Scrolling experience
-Wrong choice of pad design and material
-No enlargement of photos or browsing screen with Touch Pad like in iPhone(Lack of software support on TouchPad functions)
-No customization on Touch Pad buttons
-Keys are too packed
-No options to raise the keyboard(No extender on the back, the default rise is not satisfactory for me).

好似幾好WO, 係廳用唔錯, 出左未GA??

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好似幾好WO, 係廳用唔錯, 出左未GA??
tommy2999 發表於 2011-9-15 16:59


Yes, but it is quite a demanded products,
you may need to check with the shop for stock.

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本帖最後由 pang0011 於 2011-9-16 02:48 編輯
-No options to raise the keyboard(No extender on the back)
NexusN 發表於 2011-9-12 21:54

Nice write up! for me I dislike tilting the keyboard towards myself. while I type, I would try to avoid bending my wrist too much.

I think it is quite interesting that you have a different perspective on keyboard than many of us, you didn't mention too much about its touch and feel but focused on the touch pad.  Many chings here like to go through the topics like a keyboard's build quality, tactility, whether it is clicky or not, or even craftsmanship of assembly, in their unboxing posts.

But don't get me wrong, I just want to give a "like" to your review ;P  It's impressive, it really is

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can it be used with mac ?
would like to buy a mac mini to replace my media player...

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回復 4# pang0011

Thank you,
As the selling point of this board is the built-in touch pad, so I also focus on sharing the related user experience.

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can it be used with mac ?
would like to buy a mac mini to replace my media player...
wongja 發表於 2011-9-16 08:54


According to Logitech's spec provided,
there is no indication on supporting or not on a Mac system.
And I am sorry that I don't have an Apple machine to test it out for you, probably you will need to call them to confirm the compatibility.

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本帖最後由 pang0011 於 2011-9-17 00:38 編輯

回復 6# NexusN

You really know your keyboard, I can see that.  a good review like yours is not necessary to be about expensive keyboards.

Speaking of English speaker, you remind me of a Ching here, namely Ben.  By any chance you are Ben ching?  just kidding

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According to Logitech's spec provided,
there is no indication on supporting or not on a Mac syste ...
NexusN 發表於 2011-9-17 00:14



    thanks man, will check it up later and update here (if i remember)

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幾型仔wor~
反而我幾鐘意個touchpad...
可能因為用慣左IBM ThinkPad 個touchpad...

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