Enermax KW001 Briskie Keyboard mouse combo review -
Final Words and verdict
Final Words and verdict
We are not in the business of reviewing a keyboard/mouse combos' on a regular basis, typically we focus a little more on gaming keyboards.
None the less, the offering from Enermax here at 25 bucks really was enticing enough to check the kit out. I mean it's dirt cheap. Editors like yours truly sit behind a desk all day typing content, a good keyboard is an underestimated product. We feel it is is in the business segment where this keyboard combo could do really well. That and average home usage.
The kit sells at (again I know) 25 USD. That is even cheaper than the gaming mouse you are using right now. For that money your receive an okay set of keys. I'm, not saying it's pretty good though, nope, I reverted back to my old keyboard ... but that might be habit as well. The keys feel a little cramped together on the Briskie really, then again I am a big guy with big hands that tends to write with the speed of light.
Gaming wise I'd advise you to look at something wired and more professional, we noticed a tiny bit of lag every now and then on key responses. I need to add though that our office is cluttered and smeared with electromagnetic interference and wireless equipment at the 2400 MHz band, we have a lot of devices here alright. This set is certainly not targeted at the more enthusiast gamers anyway. We love the grip of the keyboard BTW, our desk is slippery, and the rubber mounts help out keeping that keyboard very steady on the desktop.
Overall I am certainly pleased with the unit and the functions it offers, for the money. The mouse feels responsive and work well, it is a relatively tiny and simple mouse though, some like that some hate it. I didn't mind but would have preferred a bigger mouse.
We also checked out the receiver range, it is advertised at 10 meters, We reached 5 to 7 meters on a fresh battery before we ran into trouble. Again our office is a electromagnetic rich environment with wireless router, other RF keyboards, wireless security cams and that is certainly blocking the signal to some extend. When the battery wears down that range will go down as well. Still it is well within what you probably need.
So for generic, office usage and even a 'regular' game or two we van certainly can recommend the Enermax Briskie. For 25 USD/EUR this set is a bargain really, you receive all the functionality you need, gave a nice soft typing keyboard that is wireless, comes with a responsive and DPI selectable mouse. Enermax throws in a mouse pad, that seems a little screamy with the red logo in contrast to an easy on the eyes' style keyboard. As such it is recommended as a value purchase. But don't expect any miracles features and functionality though !
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