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Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

alaTest has collected and analyzed 821 reviews of Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and durability are overall positive. The size and price also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard with USB Integrated Multi Touch Track PadMicrosoft All-in-One Media Keyboard with USB Integrated Multi Touch Track Pad

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard (N9Z-00001)Microsoft Wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard (N9Z-00001)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

 

The Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard lets you easily stream music and other content from a home-theater or living-room PC.

Inexpensive. Very good wireless range. Built-in touchpad and mouse buttons. Supports gestures, including Windows 8. Good typing and touchpad experience.

Somewhat cramped keyboard. Keys are not backlit.

The Media Keyboard connects via a wireless adapter that fits into a computer's USB port. Microsoft gives its range at up to 33 feet; in my testing, it worked at more than 50 feet. The wireless dongle can be stored in the battery compartment that houses...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Joseph Kaminski (cnet.com)

Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard review

 

This keyboard-plus-touchpad combo (the official list price is $40 or £35, but it can be found for less online) is lightweight, with a solid feel considering the price. The keyboard has a matte black finish, which I like since shiny finishes tend to...

For a modest $30, the Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard includes a built-in touchpad, physical volume controls, and WIndows 8 shortcut keys.

The lap-spanning keyboard feels cramped, it lacks a backlight, and it's designed for right-hand users only.

The Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard is a keyboard-plus-touchpad combo for home theater PCs that is both low-cost and simple to use.

May, 2014

Expert review by: William Van Winkle (computershopper.com)

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard Review and Ratings

 

The All-in-One Media Keyboard does a lot with a little, delivering a wireless keyboard-plus-touch-pad appropriate for any living room at a price below reproach.

Zero setup time ; Quiet keys ; Compact, lightweight design

Several conventional (but secondary) keys left out ; Touch pad was slightly erratic ; Might have offered a little more functionality or comfort with empty space

Ultimately, given the All-in-One Media Keyboard's $39.95 list price (also the direct-from-Microsoft price, though the keyboard was discounted to $28 on Amazon.com, as of this writing in late June 2014), this is a good living-room keyboard for light...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard review

 

The Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard is a small, portable and wireless qwerty keyboard with an integrated trackpad that supports gestures such as swipe and pinch-to-zoom. It has customisable media hotkeys, and connects via wirless USB. The Microsoft...

Although the Microsoft All-In-One Media Keyboard would work okay as a portable keyboard for work purposes, it clearly isn't its intended use. For navigating around a media system or smarthome setup, it will be perfect. At this price it is a really good...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard review

 

A great all-in-one keyboard and touchpad for a media PC, but we wouldn't use it for work

We like the Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard, but it serves a niche purpose and isn’t something we’d use as a work or as an everyday keyboard. If you’re looking for a keyboard to use with your home cinema PC or TV, however, the Microsoft All-in-One...

Expert review by: Ryan Noik (techsmart.co.za)

Microsoft All in One Media Keyboard

 

Microsoft's All in One Media keyboard isn't perfect, but it does have a couple of distinguishing features that make it likable all the same.

Compact, Lightweight, Large, responsive integrated trackpad

Media keys seem an afterthought, Dongle limits it to compatible devices

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: sunnyape (cnet.com)

"Great value and well made for the intended use"

 

***November 2014 update*** For the price it's a bargain and does everything you'd want for the size and keyboard type. Keys a bit 'mushy', but that's fine as I use it for HTPC. Two finger scrolling direction CAN BE reversed if you download the most...

Compact size, on-off switch

Reversed scrolling direction on trackpad

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: sunnyape (cnet.com)

Great value and well made for the intended use

 

***November 2014 update***

Compact size, on-off switch

Reversed scrolling direction on trackpad

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: douglasbull (cnet.com)

Simple, Lightweight, and Affordable

 

I picked one of these up from Staples recently, and have been using it with my home theatre. I have an OSX device connected to my screen, and it works very well with the system for the most part. For some reason, the trackpad reverses the 'Natural'...

Everything in one place. Hotkeys are useful. Long battery life.

Trackpad is a bit iffy in OSX, Compact size can lead to hand cramps.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: paulo d. (newegg.com)

Nice but should have some bluetooth capabilities

 

compact and simple to set it up

the mouse concept is okay and need some practice, the material is slippery and does not sit well in the lap

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: No
Color of product:Black / Graphite
Internal: No
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Battery life (max):6480
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Keyboard battery type:AAA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

Ergonomics

Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless range:359.8 / 393.7

Keyboard

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:RF Wireless
Frequency band:2.4
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Mini / Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:Touchpad
Keyboard language:English / English, Russian / German, Swiss / UK English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:104 / 105
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keys operating life:5
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Purpose:Universal
Recommended usage:Home / Universal
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wrist rest: No

Mouse

Mouse included:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 65
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 65
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Receiver included:Y

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Receiver included: Yes

Power

Battery life (max):6480
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Keyboard battery type:AAA
Number of batteries (keyboard):2
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery
Service life of battery:9

Receiver

Receiver Type:Nano
Wireless receiver interface:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Minimum hard disk space:150
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2 / Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4
Optical drive required: No
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows RT

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):14.4 x 5.2 x 0.764
Keyboard Weight:15.3
Receiver dimensions (WxDxH):0.516 x 0.72 x 0.173 / 0.72 x 0.516 x 0.173
Receiver weight:0.0529