After some heavy meals we got a light snacks to munch today. Ok, we are not talking about our food obsession but the review product at our desk.
CircleCT send us their Circle C50 multimedia combo priced modestly at Rs. 799 and aimed at mass market for our review. The combo includes a multimedia keyboard and an optical mouse.
There are too many players and too many products to choose from in the base multimedia keyboard and mouse segment and basically it filter out to be an intuitive market based purely on price and basic look and feel of the product.
The white packaging with bold brand name is straight forward and basic.
The Circle C50 multimedia combo – keyboard and mouse.
Like most of the keyboards these days, Circle C50 keyboard comes with two stands at the base for angle adjustment.
The thick keys are flat, well planted, spaced and raised.
There is a dedicated browser button and a forward – backward buttons for shifting between pages on browser, stop and email buttons. There is also a hot key for Rupee symbol.
Being a multimedia keyboard, it has dedicated buttons for play, pause, forward, backward , volume up-down and mute. The keyboard is spill resistant and should see off ocassional spills of coffee on your desk.
A standard USB optical mouse with 1000 dpi resolution completes the combo pack. The performance is average and delivers what is expected of a basic mouse.
The company says its uses gold-plated USB for the keyboard and mouse. Though in practical sense, it should not make much notable extra difference in usage.
On a final note, Circle C50 multimedia combo looks solid, durable and focused on end-users who look for a budget friendly, multimedia keyboard-mouse combo. The segment has heated competition from big names to small names and finally it narrows down to intuitive buying, pricing factor and first-look design appeal. Circle C50 is a decent combo for average users who opt for basic wares for their computing needs.