i have an apple computer at home and i use an HP desktop for the office. i recently picked up the HP Pavilion HPE h8se series desktop and i loaded that thing up with every high end feature i could. when i buy a desktop computer, i make sure i won't be buying another one for at least 5 years. the computer has to be high end so that it lasts and it has to have a processor, video card, RAM memory, and hard drives that will not be obsolete in 5 years. i needed peripherals that were ergonomic and wouldn't take up too much space. so i decided to pick up this HP wireless mini keyboard. clearly the keyboard is a rip off of the design of apple's wireless keyboard as far as aesthetics, but HP pulls it off exquisitely with this keyboard. it is made of very high end materials and it has a built in mouse and mouse click buttons which actually work amazingly well even though i am currently using a separate HP wireless mouse.
the keyboard has the same type of feel to the keys as does apple's wireless keyboard, which is a good thing. this keyboard does not use bluetooth but it does have a mini USB receiver that can also control up to 5 other wireless devices. this is a very unique addition to this keyboard and i applaud HP for implementing it since it frees up additional USB ports on my computer. the keyboards wireless connection is one of the most solid connections i have ever seen. i have never lost any typed letters do to variations in the wireless signal. the sleep mode is fairly standard these days, but when the device wakes up from sleep mode it should work flawlessly and without delay. this keyboard fits the bill when it comes to reliability. one serious complaint i have with apple's peripherals is that when their bluetooth devices go to sleep, they have serious problems when they wake up. this HP keyboard is devoid of these problems, most likely because it doesn't use bluetooth.
the keyboard is very lite and portable. this is the type of keyboard that is ideal for tablets, but it also works great as a desktop keyboard if you don't mind doing without the number pad of a larger keyboard. the look and feel is strikingly similar to apple's wireless keyboard and HP makes no bones about it, which i think is a good thing. the biggest complaint i have with third party vendors is their hardware. apple just makes superior hardware and more companies need to mimic apple's form factor and quality, so hats off to HP for stepping up their game in this area. more companies need to do it so they can give apple a run for its money. i would never have considered an HP computer or peripherals like this keyboard in the past, but HP has revamped its desktop computer line and they are mimicking apple's quality and options for customization. keep it up HP. if you are in the market for a wireless keyboard that is also portable, you owe it to yourself to consider the HP wireless mini keyboard. i highly recommend it as a serious competitor to apple's wireless keyboard.