I recently purchased a brand new USB LED illuminated keyboard from an eBay seller. The product offers the functionality of being LED illuminated, connectible by USB, and is manufactured from soft plastic as to be rolled or folded for easy storage and portability.
The cons of course were not listed in the auction description. The main problem associated with the product is that there is no manufacturer printed anywhere on the keyboard! Basically, the item is unbranded and generic, leaving no path of recourse except with the eBay seller via eBay and the institution used to process the payment which in this case was PayPal.
Secondly, once the keyboard is folded or rolled up , there is great difficulty in keeping the keyboard flat when attempting to compute. Even if left laying completely flat for an extended amount of time, the production is so uncooperative and will not lay flat. The upper portion of the keyboard is larger than the bottom portion, meaning that there is always excess material on the top, causing the keyboard to buckle. This awkward buckle makes it very difficult to type with any amount of speed and accuracy.
Furthermore, the layout of the keys is awkward and difficult to get used to. The keys do not compress easily, and this generally slows you down while attempting to type. The only pro I can find in this product is that it illuminates properly when you turn on the LED feature, and the USB cord functions properly.
Another strange quirk of this product is that the space bar is split into two portions, which is definitely hard to get used to. Also, there’s a small key on each side of the space bar that is blank, it has no function whatsoever. Simply put, you have two “dummy” keys next to your space bar that you will press from time to time in error that do absolutely nothing.
The keyboard comes with a wake up, sleep, and power button. This might seem like a great function, however the keyboard has no specific drivers. The result being that these buttons have a hit or miss chance of working based on how your system reacts to their presence.
To sum up my experience, I have never used this keyboard after first inspecting and testing it. My recommendation is to stay away from this product if you see it on eBay or elsewhere. Inquire to the seller and find out the manufacturer of the product before you purchase, and remember many times you get what you pay for.