The Good: Portable and functional, the Silicone Keyboard makes a great gift for anyone who uses a computer.
The Bad: The Silicone Keyboard does not appeal to the very young and is not priced as a bulk distribution giveaway.
The Bottom Line: This incredible promotional product gives you daily brand impressions and makes a very useful office supply.
Design (8.9/10): (top)
The design of the personalized Silicone Keyboard is not only bold, contemporary and comfortable but it also allows for plenty of mishaps that “ordinary” keyboards wouldn’t be able to handle. Because the keys are all enclosed in the silicone covering, you can spill water and dribble crumbs without having to worry about causing any damage. Simply clean the customized Silicone Keyboard with alcohol (or just use good old soap and water), and you’re back in shape in no time. The design only becomes slightly problematic with users when it comes to the backspace key and spacebar, which vary from a standardized keyboard. In order for the whole keyboard to roll up and be stored, the space bar is split into two working keys with a space between them and the backspace key is only one key wide (as opposed to the standard: two keys wide). Users who have learned on a standard keyboard may need to do some adjusting for these variations, but it is by no means an overwhelming task.
Features (8.7/10): (top)
Available in red, white, blue, charcoal, pink and purple, the customized Silicone Keyboard has a small imprint area (1.25” square), but because this is a daily use item, the number and frequency of brand impressions make up for the small imprint area. The nearly silent keypad will make anyone who understands the annoyance of sharing a workspace very grateful. The keyboard is easily installed into a USB port or with the (included) PS/2 adapter.
Price (8.8/10): (top)
Starting near twenty dollars each, the customized Silicone Keyboard is an incredible investment both as an office supply and a promotional product. Although its price does make bulk distribution of this promotional item limited, the incredible value it offers to the recipients makes those bonds to your company or organization that much stronger.
The Silicone Keyboard also maximizes your desk space; it’s easy to keep papers underneath the keyboard and just roll up the edges to retrieve pertinent information. Rarely does one find an incredible promotional product that serves a company or organization inside and out.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Aug. 20, 2007
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