The packaging of this keyboard was nothing special, but there
is a bit to say about the keyboard itself. Firstly it’s very solidly built,
and very sturdy. Some keyboards, like Logitech's, may feel flimsy and light,
but this is definitely not the case with the Hiper Aluminum keyboard. In fact,
this is probably one of the best-built keyboards we’ve seen. The front
frame of the keyboard is constructed from brushed aluminum. It’s very
strong and does not bend or flex at all. The base of the keyboard is not made
of aluminum, but of high quality plastic. The keys are also made of plastic
and painted with metallic silver paint. Hiper also added an extra eight keys
for multimedia controls. There is one for launching the Internet, one for e-mail,
two for volume control, and four for moving controlling multimedia software.
To the right of the multimedia keys they proudly display the Hiper name and
logo. There are also three LED’s for indicating caps lock, num lock, and
scroll lock. The keyboard layout is a bit different from standard keyboards.
In fact it’s a laptop styled keyboard instead of a standard sized keyboard.
The main changes are that the right shift key has been shortened by one block
and the arrow keys have been fitted in. The ‘0’ key has on the keypad
has also been shortened to make room for the arrow keys. This keyboard includes
all the keys that you would find on a normal keyboard; the difference is they
are packed together more efficiently, making for a smaller footprint. The other
thing about this keyboard is that it’s very thin. The thickness is a mere
1.8 cm. Since it’s so flat on the table, it’s a lot easier to keep
the wrist straight when typing (which is what you’re supposed to do).
Even if your arms are rested flat on the table, the keyboard is not much higher.
This means your wrists do not have to bend at an awkward angle and there’s
a much smaller risk of injury.