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Had to bend it back to sit flat. Still rocks a little side to side. Also the shift + any key regularly needs a second or third attempt. 2 weeks in the spacebar squeeks almost every press. I like the hub a lot, especially for the SD card slot. Not sure the keyboard worth the $170.
Great Hub but keys are slow to recognize and the E takes a few pushes
I bought my keyboard early on Kickstart, but, they managed to lose my order for about a year. Once I finally got someone's attention, they me a keyboard within a few days. Of course, it was a Swedish version, but they got that straightened out. I can't say much for their ordering process, but at least the keyboard was worth waiting for.
I quickly recognized that even my almost-new computer didn't have the correct keyboard connector, but, being an IT guy, I knew just what to order (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079K773M7/). The keyboard is a dream to type on - scissor-type keys are the only way to go! Unlike others, everything I've connected to the keyhub has worked perfectly, including a FHD 1080P monitor, which amazed me. I tried angling the keyboard, using the included adhesive 3M "bumps," but ended up taking them off, & leaving it flat on my desk. I'd buy it again, if only for the actual keyboard. The rest is lagniappe.
Looks gorgeous (especially backlighting), feels great to type, and all the ports allowed me to replace a USB C hub with far less wiring. Only thing it needs is a height adjustable kickstand; I wouldn’t mind typing at a slight angle, instead of flat on the table.
Design and Build
The design and style is awesome. Very well built, ergonomic, comfortable to use, sturdy, and visually appealing.
No Backlit Keyboard
The backlit keyboard has never worked. I’m not sure if this is a flaw in my keyboard, a setting I’m unaware of, or if it’s simply broken. I’ve never seen the backlight feature. I haven’t been able to figure this out. This is disappointing since I’m often working and typing in the dark.
I just use a desk light.
Lag & Keyboard Recognition
The scissor-switch and thunderbolt connections are supposed to eliminate (or minimize) delay when typing. Unfortunately, there is still a periodic lag when typing. I’ve also noticed that frequently, keys are not recognized when typing. This is very disappointing since it takes more time to make-up for the lag and lack of key recognition when typing – making the scissor-switch feature (and claims) useless.
The biggest selling point for me was the keyhub. I use a MacBook and I hate the fact that expensive adapters are needed to connect my various devices.
The keyhub and connection ports are great…when they work.
Sometimes, I am able to connect to the keyhub with no problem, but oftentimes, I need to disconnect and reconnect several times before something is recognized. This has been the case for my webcam, USB’s, portable hard drive, and scan discs.
I’ve found myself using my Apple Magic keyboard and adapters more often simply because of the inconsistency in this feature – which was primarily why I purchased the keyboard.
Overall, the visual style and design of the KD-K1 keyboard makes it an attractive purchase. However, I think the price tag is a bit high for the keyboard that periodically functions correctly.
While I enjoy supporting businesses, especially with creative and innovative ideas, I would be hesitant to recommend the KD-K1 keyboard.
I would however, consider investing in a wireless option that provides the various keyhub connections, if all the bugs are worked out.