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Arctic Cooling K381

Arctic Cooling K381
alaScore 84

38 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Arctic Cooling K381. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and price are generally positive. The size and design also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the durability.

design, size, price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Arctic Cooling K381 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Arctic Cooling K381 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on There are some negative reviews about the size.


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This summary is based on the products: Arctic Cooling K381 KeyboardArctic Cooling K381 Keyboard

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : DarkVision Hardware (

Arctic Cooling K381 keyboard

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : The Duke (

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Gedgaud (

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : cobinrox (

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

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Travis Ehrlich (

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...

Nov, 2010


Expert review by : Eric Stemplewski (

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : R.A.M (

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.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Greg Baden (

Arctic Cooling Arctic K381 Multi-Function Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review


Arctic Cooling is a company known for their cooling products, but recently they have been getting into the PC peripheral market. Today we have the chance to

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (

Arctic Cooling K381 Keyboard


The Arctic Cooling K381 presents a relatively fine mix of features at a lowish price. At $24.95 the K381 is only a little more than your standard run of the mill keyboard. The design is more attractive than the very cheapest stuff on the market, but it...

Low price, Looks alright, Modern styling with chiclet style keys, Good amount of features for a cheap keyboard, Very slim line design, Size

Flimsy build quality, Comfort

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : William "HooRaH" Carls (

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...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Backlight: No
Color of product:Black / White
Game edition: No
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Power source type:USB


Cable Length:68.1
Plug and Play: Yes


Built-in memory: No
Device interface:USB
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:English / French / Spanish
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:111
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Programmable hot keys: No
Recommended usage:Office
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Windows keys: Yes
Wrist rest:No / Yes


Mouse included: No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME
Keyboard function keys:12
Package dimensions (WxDxH):5.91 x 18.5 x 1.06

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1
Package depth:18.5
Package height:1.06
Package weight:28.2
Package width:5.91


Power source type:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows ME / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 4.53 x 0.709 / 16.9 x 4.53 x 0.787 / 4.53 x 16.9 x 0.709 / 4.53 x 16.9 x 0.787
Keyboard Weight:19.6 / 28.2