Welcome to my HP 5189URF review. I will be reviewing the keyboard that came with the purchase of my HP Pavilion m9180 in 2008. I will review the major aspects important in any keyboard.
HP 5189URF is a wireless keyboard that needs 2 X AA batteries and comes packed with a wireless mouse. They both share the same USB connector.
The first time I laid my hands on it, I realized that the keyboard wasn't very comfortable/easy to use. The keys require a peculiar, mysterious strength to be pressed as if they are surrounded by some sort of rubber. Eventually, I got used to it. However, as you guys know, I tried the laptop world for 3 whole years until I realized I wasn't going far when it came to gaming and switched back to my desktop - that's when I really felt those keys burning up to 10 calories a press. Amazing.
Now, the major problem about HP 5189URF is the fact that it got unresponsive a few weeks later. At first I thought it was a batteries problem but then I realized it was some sort of defect. Let me explain more throughly: Sometimes, I press a key and nothing happens. That key appears magically on the screen a few seconds later so if I were writing "Pip" and I pressed "P" and the that "P" didn't show, I would press "P" again and write the next "I" and "P". However, I would not end up with "Pip" - "PipP" is what would be written. Amazing, uh?
One thing I miss and wish was available is the key illumination. The paint of the keys is almost gone and, at night, it's pretty much random what I write so keep your eyes open for the reviews I write during night time. It's noon now, by the way.
Weird or not, the two things I described above are 75% of the reason why I gave this...keyboard a poor score. The genius who designed HP 5189URF decided it was fun to put a special key on the left side of the keyboard that - guess what? Puts windows to sleep. Countless are the times that I have pressed that key by mistake.
I guess that's pretty much it. If anyone tries to sell you this keyboard - don't buy it. There's no point in buying it - even if does not have the unresponsive defect.
Oh and, do stop being friends with whoever tried to sell it to you.
3/10 - Poor.