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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.
I haven't been able to connect it to my iMac yet. I need a USB adaptor.
The keyboard was bent when it arrived. Probably damaged while shipping. It appears to be well made. I will try it once I get my USB adaptor.
I really wanted to like this keyboard, particularly the backwards facing USB-A ports. I like that the keys are comfortable and quiet. However, typing in some applications (particularly email, and Word) it is altogether too common that a keystroke is not recognized. I have to redo it to have it 'take'. It's not because the keystroke isn't completed, if I were to speculate I'd say it happens if one keystroke follows 'too soon' after another. Whatever my typing style, other keyboards I have are OK with it. Seems systemic, I have two of these keyboards and both have the same issue. If it matters, they connect to a powered USB hub (necessary due to placement of my computer.)
Doesn’t work customer service non ezistent
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.