At first glimpse I thought I was going to have some difficulties using the keyboard since it was very small, but to my surprise I was wrong. The keyboard was easy to get used to.
The keyboard isn’t silent and it isn’t loud, it’s kind of in the middle in terms of noise output by the keys. The keys themselves are easy to press and make typing, like this review, fun again. The keys just seem to flow when you type. I feel like I type faster with this keyboard than my previous keyboard.
After using it about a week I have no qualms about it, other than the fact that when I go to hit the “Home” button I find myself hitting the wrong button. I’m used to having the print screen, scroll lock and pause/break separated from the other keys, but their integration sometimes has me confused.
Overall the Arctic K381 is a great everyday keyboard. Its ultra-slim design makes it an ample choice for small desks. Text just seems to flow from your fingers whenever you use this keyboard. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap, slim keyboard that works well. The keyboard has an MSRP of $24.95 and is available in black or white. The only problem is trying to find a place to buy one. Think Computers would like to award the Arctic Cooling K381 Ultra-Slim Keyboard a 9 out of 10 score.