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Stylish, minimalistic design.
Great for people who only desire the bare essentials.
Function keys geared toward email and word processing.
Good low format keys make typing fast and easy.
Smaller size good for travel.
Alternate Function Abilities.
Plug and Play.
Alternate Color Option (Black or White).
Not comfortable enough for all-day use.
European and England keys not useful for North American users.
No height angle adjustment.
Keys can stick if hit at an angle.
Sharp Edges On Keys.
Sleep Button (but it can be disabled).
Not ergonomically designed.
Enter key could be bigger.
By Computeractive on March 25, 2012
It's cheap, but the clicky keyboard can be irritating...
By TechRadar on February 03, 2011
The first keyboard produced by Arctic Cooling, the K381, manages to impress with its minimalist design and its mimicking of the made-famous-by-Apple chiclet key design. At just over ten pounds it's also going to be hard to criticise on a cost basis....
By XtremeComputing on December 21, 2010
The Arctic Cooling K831 keyboard looks like it’s taken a couple of cues from Apple’s design book, it manages the same sort of minimalistic look while still being aesthetically pleasing. Its use of function keys and volume control keys, mean...
By Clunk.org UK on December 17, 2010
I think that Arctic Cooling have done an excellent job with the K831 for their first keyboard. For anyone looking for a very inexpensive, home/office keyboard, you couldn’t go far wrong with the Arctic Cooling K831.There are other similar...
By DV Hardware on December 16, 2010
The strong points of the Arctic Cooling K381 are its compact size and light weight, these factors make it an ideal companion for a HTPC or a SFF PC that's tucked away in a small corner. The K381 can easily be hidden from view and should fit into...
By TechReaction.net on December 14, 2010
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...
By Top Review Shop on November 10, 2010
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...
By The Gadgeteer on November 06, 2010
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...
By Viperlair on October 26, 2010
I won't lie; I wasn't expecting much from the Arctic Cooling K381 Multi-Functional Ultra-Slim Keyboard, but I've been pleasantly surprised by it's style and comfort. In use, you will find that the keys need to hit a little more...
By Hi Tech Legion on October 24, 2010
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...
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