Cherry eVolution Stream Corded MultiMedia Keyboard Inverness
Cherry eVolution Stream Corded MultiMedia Keyboard
The phrase "no-frills" could almost have been written for the Cherry eVolution Stream. It's slender, black profile is unobtrusive on even the most cramped of desks, although the keyboard itself is generously spaced.
The keys have a laptop-like feel, although they offer a decent amount of travel and are perfectly comfortable to type on. The keyboard certainly lives up to its "ultraflat" design, with the feet only raising the keyboard up by half a centimetre when fully extended. That might prove a little too flat for some tastes.
As you might expect of a keyboard on this limited budget, the letters and symbols on the keys are stickers rather than etched, and it's not splash proof either. However, there is a full numeric keypad, and half a dozen media control buttons running along the top of the eVolution Stream.
The manufacturer boasts of an "ultra-silent" design, and while we're not sure it quite lives up to that impossible billing, it dampens even the heaviest of typists to a gentle clatter, potentially helping to alleviate tension in a crowded office.
The 1.8m cord is generous enough for the biggest of office desks, and Cherry supplies a PS/2 adaptor in the box for those who don't want to waste a valuable USB port on their PC or laptop.
For £13, it's an unspectacular bargain for those who don't want the fuss of replacing the batteries in a wireless keyboard.
A solid, compact business-like keyboard that brings a laptop-like feel to the desktop.
Author: Barry Collins