I’m a huge fan of Hewlett Packard and HP products in general and as someone that types 3-6 hours a day that was looking for a great keyboard to get my work done, I looked no further than the HP Wireless Elite Keyboard – little did I know that it was a complete piece of crap.
HP has never let me down in the past. Hewlett Packard is a solid brand with a great reputation and regardless of if you are buying a computer, printer, tablet, or whatever – if it has the HP logo on it, you know that you’re getting a great product. This is exactly how I felt when I first set my eyes on the HP Wireless Elite Keyboard. The HP Wireless Elite Keyboard was slim, durable, had quiet and easy to clean keys, and looked like a very professional keyboard – and at only $49.99 I felt that I had found the keyboard that I was looking for.
When I got home and unboxed the HP Wireless Elite keyboard it actually looked better than it did on the storeroom floor, but upon installing it to my computer, I noticed that the HP Wireless Elite keyboard had a very annoying trait; the wireless receiver. The HP Wireless Elite keyboard comes with the most annoying wireless receiver I’ve ever seen that flashes a bright neon blue light every single time a key is pressed – which is painfully annoying. Initially, I had the HP Wireless Elite keyboard’s receiver installed in the front of my computer, but due to the unavoidable blaring blue light, I was forced to move it to a USB port in the back of my computer.
With the annoying blue wireless receiver out of sight, I thought that my keyboard woes were over, but they were just beginning. After using my HP Wireless Elite keyboard for about a month, I started having trouble with its keys. The keys of the HP Wireless Elite keyboard strangely started stiffing up on my every now and then and I’d find myself having to basically punch keys with my fingers in order to make them work. In addition to that, sometime keys would just stop working all together and I’d have to copy letters from the internet and paste them into my word documents – seriously.
As a big fan that trusts in HP’s standard for technology, I figured that I probably bought a “bad one” and returned to the store to purchase yet another HP Wireless Elite keyboard. At first the new HP Wireless Elite Keyboard was working perfectly, but after a month passed the same problems started to happen all over again. Annoyed and out of $100, I trashed my HP Wireless Elite keyboard and bought a cheap keyboard instead. I’m currently looking for a new keyboard, but this time I’m looking past the HP Wireless Elite keyboard.
For more, read Review of the HP Wireless Elite Keyboard: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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