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Ideazon Zboard

Ideazon Zboard
alaScore 79

363 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions. There are some critical views about the reliability. Comments about the build quality and value for money are mixed.

usability, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Ideazon Zboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Ideazon Zboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of Ideazon Zboard from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, build quality

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Zboard System Base and Internet Explorer Interface - Black/Silver

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Ideazon Zboard

 

PC gamers know the frustration of having to memorize a dozen hotkeys or trying to use an odd-shaped keyboard-replacement controller. The Ideazon Zboard offers game-specialized overlay boards that fit onto a generic keyboard casing. Each overlay is...

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Ideazon Zboard Gaming Keyboard

 

There are many companies that manufacture and market gaming peripherals, and I'm sure many of you have already heard of Ideazon. They are not the biggest company around, but they manufacture some of the most innovative and unique products that we've...

Interchangeable keysets for gaming, office, and specific applications (stay tuned for more information) ; Easy to program profiles and macros ; Keysets can be changed on-the-fly ; Excellent gaming keyboard with great functionality

Key action is a little rough - and noisy ; Non-Standard QWERTY layout on gaming keyset

Although the Ideazon Zboard may not be for everyone, it has some features that make it an excellent gaming keyboard. For general office use, the keys are a little stiffer that many other keyboards on the market and the action isn't as clean. The...

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Ideazon Zboard Review

 

I have seen many gaming devices come and go, over the years that promise gamers easy game play and quick weapon selections. One of the best gaming devices that I have seen was a device that looked like a mini keyboard with about 20 keys on it. The...

Interchangeable Interfaces ; Customizable Keys ; User Friendly ; Hot swappable

A couple of my keys would stick every so often ; Interfaces are pricey ; Limited Interface Availability

The Zboard is a very cool product, but it did fall short of receiving our OCC Recommend Award for a few reasons. First off, while I was using the Zboard over the past few days I have noticed that some of the keys will stick. The enter button on the...

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Ideazon Zboard MERC Review

 

Expanding upon their previous experience, Ideazon has rolled out a new keyboard, the Zboard MERC. Foregoing swappable keysets, the MERC takes the best...

The Zboard MERC is an excellent innovation in gaming-specific keyboard design. The layout and butterfly keys expand upon and improve the original Zboard's design. While the MERC forgoes the cool limited edition game-specific Zboard keysets, it is a far...

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Ideazon Zboard Gaming Keyboard

 

With all the attention given to high end mouse pads.. excuse me, gaming surfaces, and laser mice capable of 1600dpi it only was a matter of time until a true gaming keyboard hit the market. High performance mice and mouse pads all market themselves as...

Ease of set up ; Swappable keysets ; Software key binding utility ; Variety of gaming and productivity keysets available ; The best way to pillage pixels in the 21st century ; Much more comfortable gameplay than a standard keyboard

Typing normal text commands on gaming keyset can feel disorienting

While I didn't become a First Sergeant while testing the Zboard under fire, something odd did strike me. In use, there wasn't a pause for me to tell myself "you know, I'm fragging one helluva lot more here" but there was a moment or two of feeling my...

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Zboard Gaming Keyboard

 

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Ideazon Zboard

 

If you're a hardcore PC gamer, there's a high chance that you've thought about buying some gamer-related human input devices, keyboard, mice, gamepads and joysticks most likely

The base package gives you the standard board and the Crossfire, but Ideazon sell plenty of others for various games and applications. However, they don't seem to be readily available anywhere other than the US and Canada, which lessens the Zboard's...

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Ideazon Zboard

 

Every once in a while a company will develop an innovation that makes an ordinary piece of hardware exciting. In the arena of input ...

Great Innovation ; Many different application specific keysets ; Highly affordable ; Easy installation ; On the fly, easy swapping of keysets ; Shortcut buttons ; Quiet

Mediocre learning curve on gaming keysets ; Gaming keysets not great for general typing ; Not wireless

Installation Plug it in and fire it up...

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Ideazon Z Board

 

The Z board is the first computer keyboard system with customized interchangable key faces. The Z board system consists of a permanent base and a variety of interchangable keyboard interfaces. The Z board was designed to give PC enthusiast's a...

MODTHEBOX.COM - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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Ideazon Zboard Review

 

For PC gamers, the best combination for gaming has been the keyboard and mouse. As the mouse has evolved, the keyboard has essentially stayed the same, with a few exceptions such as cordless or extra button add-ons. While a few manufacturers have...

Specialized & easy to use interfaces ; Simple configuration changes ; Quality construction ; Shortens learning times for games/applications

Limited interfaces at time of release ; No Counterstrike layout ; Currently no USB versions (currently under development) ; Currently only for Window OS

The idea behind the Ideazon Zboard is a simple concept that replaces the old style template that once sat on top of the keyboard. Simply insert the interface into the base and you are set. The price for the Zboard and the keyboard interfaces will cost...

Product Specifications

When you want to master applications and games quickly and easily, look no further than the Zboard from Ideazon. The Zboard is a revolutionary, two-piece, interchangeable keyboard system that is designed to optimize your computing experience. The Zboard system is comprised of a base and interchangeable keyboard interfaces for many of today's popular business applications. The unique system design delivers maximum flexibility so that you can quickly and easily exchange between businesses, gaming or educational interfaces depending upon your current need. Zboard sistem supports all Zboard keyboard interfaces, can support up to 136 unique keys and hundreds of short cut keys. Mastering keyboard shortcuts is the best way to achieve maximum results from Windows and Internet Explorer. The Zboard system can make it easier to use these applications and increase your productivity by providing important shortcuts right on the keys and providing specialty keys physically group similar commands in one location. Now you can focus on the tasks at hand and avoid wasting time searching through pull down menus for commonly used commands. The Zboard keyboard interface for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer provides keys that are clearly labeled with icons and text, color coordinated and intuitively laid out. Easily learn how to use Windows and Internet Explorer with 40 labeled keys, and special Internet Explorer and Windows system tools keys on your Zboard Bar Lock and Pad Lock. Other Available Keyboard Interfaces are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Electronic Arts Medal of Honor, Microsoft Age of Mythology.

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Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada
Manufacturer:Ideazon
Model:Base & Internet Explorer Interface/Gaming Keyboard ZBD101
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ideazon Zboard

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):PS/2/USB
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Type:Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Black / Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition