So how would this keyboard be for LAN parties? It makes perfect sense to me. Your LAN game case has a handle on it, so why not a keyboard you can just roll up and take with you? I fired up Q3A, and with the fingers of my left had clumped over the arrow keys and my right hand over my mouse, I decided to frag a few rounds.
You know what? I LIKE IT! Because the keyboard's layout is that of any other keyboard that has a sleep, wake up and power button; my delete, end and page down buttons were closer to the arrow keys. The feedback was what it needed to be, and it was completely quiet. Strife, crouch, switch weapon…. the FOLD-2000 didn't miss a single keystroke.
Key layout is typical, but some things to notice is that the space bar is cut up into three separate keys, and the left shift key is two separate small keys. My guess is that this is to improve the fold-ability of the keyboard.
One thing that doesn't improve the fold-ability of the FOLD-2000 is the placement of the box that houses all of the electronics of the keyboard. The "Smart" flexible keyboard is actually smarter simply because this unit on that keyboard is along the side of the keyboard. One merely rolls up the keyboard starting at one end and working the way to the other. The FOLD-2000 box is in the traditional position in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard and is far from foldable. The diameter of your folded up keyboard cannot be smaller that the 3.5 inches that the width of this box happens to be.
In conclusion, I have to recommend the Fold-2000 overall. Both my wife and I ended up thinking the keyboard worked a lot better than it looked like it was going to. The portability is not the best, but it's still there. It has every feature that a flexible keyboard should have, and the keys actually have feedback! At $29, it's a great buy too. On a SystemLogical scale of 1 to 10, I can give this keyboard a 9.
Rating: 9/10 SystemLogistics
Update: I have been asked by several friends that have come over to my house, used the FOLD-2000 on my PC and have liked it, how many colors does it come in. Actually, the keyboard on TCWO's website was a sea foam green and my unit was blue. Coolgreen shows this keyboard in 5 different colors. I contacted TCWO about the "discrepancy" and there doesn't seem to be any additional colors available from them. I did some looking on the internet for the Coolgreen keyboard, and it didn't take long to find other stores that sold it in a multitude of colors. But, these places were selling the keyboard for $35 or more as opposed to TCWO's price of $29. If blue works for you, and you want to save $6, TCWO is your place for the Coolgreen FOLD-2000. If you want Purple or Green, it seems for now that you may have to do some shopping until TCWO starts to stock other colors (hint, hint).
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