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Arctic K381B

Arctic K381B
alaScore 84

33 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and usability are on the whole positive. The size and design also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the build quality.

design, size, usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Arctic K381B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Arctic K381B


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Arctic K381B from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on

design, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Arctic Cooling K381 Keyboard

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ARCTIC K381 Keyboard


The K381 keyboard has an ultra-slim design that makes it very space efficient. The simplicity in the design of this keyboard embraces style, quality and functionality. Although the K381 is small and thin, it is embedded with 12 one-touch office...

This is a great little keyboard and does exactly what we expected it would do. We typed this whole review, as well as a few others, with this keyboard to get as good feel for it. The slim design is great and our hands fit great on it with no strain to...

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Arctic K381 Multi-function Keyboard


Keyboards aren't the most exciting PC component – and they generally don't get a lot of attention when you are considering upgrading. But along with the mouse, the keyboard is your primary method of input for your PC and so we feel it's important to...

Function keys geared toward email and word processing; Good low format keys make typing fast and easy; Smaller size good for travel

European and England keys not useful for North American users; No height angle adjustment

With a MSRP of $25, the Arctic Cooling K381 keyboard is a good keyboard for purchase if you're in England or Europe for general computer use or gaming. I had no problems and the keyboard is very responsive and great for those quick movements required...


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Arctic K381 Keyboard Review


You're probably in the same boat, or cube anyway, when it comes to keyboards. I've tried a variety and thought the Arctic K381 which claims to be “perfect for comfortable typing” and allows “continuous typing without fatigue” was worth a try. The...

Small, slim

Keys can stick if hit at an angle

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Review: Arctic K381 Slim Keyboard For Windows


Our school finally recently replaced the teacher workstation computers with updated machines running Windows 7.  One thing they did not replace was the old keyboards.  I am not sure how old the keyboard I had was, but it was enormous.  I remember a few...


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Arctic K381 Multi-Functional Keyboard Review


The QWERTY arrangement on the keyboard wasn't a fluke. Originally, the first typewriter was made with an ABC method that lined everything up in order. This caused an issue. When typists worked at rapid pace, they ended up jamming the keys because the...

Light Weight ; Slim Design ; Key Separation ; Alternate Function Abilities ; Plug and Play ; Alternate Color Option (Black or White)

Sharp Edges On Keys ; No Angle Adjustment

Overall, the Arctic K381 is a nice keyboard. The K381 has an ultra slim design. Slim design and plug and play ability make the K381 a nice choice as a portable keyboard. Many budget laptops come with smaller keyboards that are awkward and uncomfortable...

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Arctic K381 Keyboard Review


Arctic K381 which is a Keyboard and I have to say that this is one of the slimmest and most comfortable keyboards I have ever used what really was useful about this keyboard was the USB interface which meant I can use it with my PC and my PS3 as well.

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Arctic K381 Multi-Function Keyboard


Today we'll be taking a look at the Arctic K381 multi-functional keyboard. Arctic-Cooling has been making some well engineered products for some time now ranging from computer cases, power supplies, high end audio, and of course CPU and VGA coolers....

Inexpensive ; Slim and Quiet ; Comfortable ; Plug and play USB ; 6 foot cable

A little flimsy ; Not recommended for gaming

The Arctic K381 is a bare bones keyboard. There are not a lot of features at all to speak of as it is just a standard keyboard. The K381 retails for $24.99. So what do you get for that price? Well, you get a comfortable keyboard that you could use all...

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Arctic K381 Gaming Keyboard


Gaming keyboards are all alike. They are huge, have tons of extra keys, and did we mention they are huge? Arctic Cooling is shunning that design with the release of the Arctic K381 Gaming Keyboard. The K381 offers a minimalistic design with a...

If you like Arctic Cooling, pair this keyboard up with the »M571 mouse to have an excellent combination for gaming. In addition to performing well, the K381 is small enough to take with you to LAN parties. While the minimalistic design may shun away...


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Arctic K381 Multi-Function Keyboard


I'll admit that for the longest while now I've been using a Mac aluminum keyboard on my PC. I do it because I find the ultra low-profile keys on the keyboard have a fast, comfortable and quiet feel to them. I can type for hours on this keyboard without...

Sleek, slim and compact design ; Comfortable low profile keys ; Fast to type on ; Driverless installation ; Great price point

Keys have a "sweet spot" where they react the best when pressed ; Still not as quiet as my Mac keyboard

At the end of the day, the Arctic K381 is a great first keyboard from Arctic. It's low profile keys offer incredibly fast, comfortable and consistent typing. The slim keyboard design not only looks sleek on your desk, but helps to save a lot of space...

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ARCTIC K381 Keyboard review


Mac-a-like keyboard for chump change

Modern chiclet design ; Slim-line and light ; Low-price

Average at-best built quality


Product Specifications


Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:Not Applicable
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type of Connection:Cable