ARCTIC K381 Multimedia Keyboard Review

Editor: Vinh Thai  Date: 25-08-10   7 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: ARCTIC K381 Multimedia Keyboard
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Arctic Cooling
MSRP: 17,45 € (excl. VAT) / US$ 24.95
Street Price: 17,45 € (excl. VAT) / US$ 24.95



On June 22nd 2010 (Press release: Link), ARCTIC entered the input device market with three different products: two mice and a keyboard. The keyboard was named the ARCTIC K381 and it sports a few interesting features.

In addition to its multimedia and office keys, the ARCTIC K381 has an ultra-slim design. The keyboard’s thickness ranges from 12 to 20 mm, which is a fraction of the thickness of typical keyboards. Its low-profile keys allow for a very short travel distance that should enhance comfort and typing speed.

Not only it is thin, the keyboard’s frame is kept to a minimum in order to make the ARCTIC K381 space efficient. For anyone looking to use desk space wisely, such as students with their textbook-cluttered desks, the ARCTIC K381 keyboard will no doubt be interesting. In the following review, it will be examined whether or not this keyboard is right for you.


The ARCTIC K381 Multimedia Keyboard


About Arctic Cooling: Link
Who we are?

ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists o­f international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based o­n Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.

What we do?

ARCTIC COOLING is a leader in creating thermal cooling solutions for personal computer systems that enable CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) and PC case cooling whilst reducing the noise level. Increased heat generated by modern computer systems has overwhelmed most existing cooler manufacturers in their efforts to keep pace with the demands in terms of noise level and cooling. The noise pollution caused by today´s IT systems has increased, severely affecting productivity in open office environments. ARCTIC COOLING has been working closely with globally recognized companies such as Inno3D, ECS, Galaxy, Sapphire, Powercolor and ATI. Through these partnerships ARCTIC COOLING has been able to adapt to the changing market requirements and has quickly developed the optimal solutions. ARCTIC COOLING combines the Swiss art of engineering to realize innovative cooling ideas. Thanks to the low labor cost in Asia, ARCTIC COOLING has consistently produced innovative solutions which lead the market in price / performance. Cooling solutions are created from the demand of our customers. Due to the continuous product development at ARCTIC COOLING the demands of end-users will always be satisfied. As a result of the head-start ARCTIC COOLING has in knowing end-user´s requirements, manufacturing possibilities and ARCTIC COOLING´s strong R&D, ARCTIC´s products will continue to be market leaders in cooling solutions and provide assemblers, computer hardware distributors and IT-technicians with innovative, virtually silent, cost-effective cooling solutions for CPU, GPU and PC-case worldwide.


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