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Circle C50 Slim Multimedia Keyboard and Mouse Combo Review

Circle is a leading manufacturer offering various PC and Laptop Accessories/Hardware. The company deals in huge range of products which are reliable, cost effective and trustworthy. Circle CT deals in Keyboard, Mouse, Speaker, Headphone, Ear Phone, Webcam, Laptop Accessories, Power supply and CPU Cabinets. You can find from entry level products to premium quality all under one roof. In this review we are going to test out Circle C50 Combo set. This product belongs to an ultra slim keyboard mouse combo which features rich and durable design. From every aspect if you checkout the products, you will get maximum satisfaction against your investment. Targeting mostly Indian audience, Circle CT knows what we actually need. Avoiding flashy stuff all products looks to the point and worth enough for long usage. In short Circle CT provides value of money products. Circle C50 Slim Multimedia Combo set is one of them. At prices of Rs.799/- you get a spill resistance ultra slim keyboard. Now there are cheaper models available, but here we are having a durable and rich design. Spill resistance is one of the most common features, but C50 is having an advantage of nice think design and silent keys. This does not disturb much while typing.

The prime features C50 offers is premium gold plated usb ports, mute technology, comfortable key press, multimedia hot keys, rich build material, etc. Overall it is a durable product. You can check out the feature highlights below.

Features:

1. Gold Plated USB

Circle C50 Gold Plated USB

2. 1000 DPI Mouse Resolution

1000 DPI Mouse Resolution

3. Chocolate Keycaps

Chocolate Keycaps

4. Mute Technology

Mute Technology

5. Multimedia Hotkeys

Multimedia Hotkeys
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re: Circle C50 Slim Multimedia Keyboard and Mouse Combo Review

6. Superior Stretch Silica Gel Material

Superior Stretch Silica Gel Material

7. Laser Printed Keycaps

Laser Printed Keycaps

8. Spill Resistance

Spill Resistance

9. 20million Key Strokes

20million Key Strokes

10. Rubber Membrane Key Switch

Rubber Membrane Key Switch
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11. 5V Working Voltage

5V Working Voltage

Design:

Keyboard/Mouse combo does not really comes with great features. They are limited output products which are only designed to offer you simple typing and navigation support. But they are also the most used products in day to day work. With a proper input device only you can work faster and comfortably.

Circle C50 Keyboard:

Circle C50 Keyboard

For those who work for hours on their computer always face problem with improper keyboard. It is quiet annoying. Another thing, if your keyboard is too noisy you are surely disturbing others also. I use a mechanical keyboard at work and the sound produces while typing is really loud that affect others concentration. Compare to that, Circle C50 is powered by a mute technology. Due to which when you hit the key there is no noise at all. You can keep on tying for house with soft key press that puts minimum strain on your fingers. C50 keys are quiet similar to keys that we have in laptop. They are large and well placed next to each other. There is an appropriate gap available due to which minimum mistakes occur. While in laptop keyboard you have low gap between keys that increase spelling mistakes.

Circle C50 Keyboard Image

The keyboard has a full sized design with a set of hotkeys on the left and right corner. This is for quick accessibility. The first keys on the top left are dedicated for the web browser. Though it has Internet Explorer icon on it, it will launch the default web browser when you press it. The other four keys are internet keys. You can see in the image below the 2nd and 3rd one are backward and forward keys, while next to that lies a stop button. And the last one is to launch your default email client. While surfing on web, these keys are really helpful. But the placement is not proper. The internet browser key is placed on the top left corner. Ample of time I hit that key when I try to press the Esc button. It is better if the key is moved more to the right side.

Circle C50 Multimedia Keys
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At the right corner lies a set of multimedia keys. Around 6 keys to control your audio/video playback. So if you love to watch moves or hear your favorite music, you can just sit back, hold the keyboard to control everything. The first three keys are fast forward/backward and Play/Pause. While other three keys next to that are for volume control. So if you think the audio is too high you just have to press the key and reduce the volume. In the same way you can also fast forward a movies or video through dedicated keys. Multimedia Hotkeys adds more comfortable usage value. Many keyboards come with this set of keys.

Other things are same which we can see in all keyboards. There is nothing special in terms of keycap placement. But in terms of design C50 is great. It is extremely light and ultra thin. Due to which it looks rich in design. It was really hard to believe the rice it offered. It is a budget combo pack. The keys lifetime as per specification is 20 million strokes. The size is similar to a full size keyboard. That will occupy a good amount of space. But that is common. The best part of this keyboard is that it has a really smooth key press. When you press it your fingers does not feels any pressure. That is because of rubber membrane key switch at the bottom. You do not require to press hard. This adds more accuracy to the typing. In other keyboard that you buy at a cheaper rate you get bigger keys with rubber dome in the base. They have additional gap due to which your key press gets harder. Also the plastic component used under is thick. Circle C50 is different. You can see the keys in photos which has a very less height from base. They are placed with precision.

Circle C50 Keyboard Pic

Spill Resistance features adds a bit piece of mind while using it. It is common that in office or at home we use our desk to eat and drink. Tea/Coffer is very common. Being an electronic device liquid can damage it. Another issue lies is with dust and tiny material which settle down between gaps. That makes key press harder and hardware overtime. Here Circle C50 keycaps s is completely covered from the top side. There are no gaps. There are two images below. The first one belongs to C50 where you can see the keycaps height from platform and the gap which is minimum. The next image belongs to a regular keyboard and there you can see the difference. I was always annoyed with dust accumulating in those gaps and then it is a waste of time to clean them all. Overall Circle C50 is an awesome multimedia keyboard with durable design.

C50 Mouse:

The second thing in the package is the mouse. It is a 1000 DPI mouse which adds more precision in usage. Compare a regular mouse this one is smaller. There is a reason for that. The regular mouse size occupies more space next to your keyboard. Also it is sometime uncomfortable to move it fast due to less space. And because of that C50 Mouse is more portable and effective. It is lightweight and offer good grip to hold. Being a laser mouse you can use it on different surface easily.

Circle C50 Mouse

In the above photo you can see a glimpse of size difference. The best part of using this mouse is a complete grip over the body. While using a full size mouse your hand movements are increased. Also ample of time while playing games the space over the right side of keyboard is more occupied. You can clearly see the space consumed by a regular mouse and space taken by C50 in the image below. There is more space left in the second one. You can simply cover a larger area with C50.

Circle C50 Mouse Image

The small size offers more benefit over the regular one. The mouse keys are at a larger distance in the regular one while in C50 it easy to reach. The mouse can be complicated for those who have large hands, but for mid and small size this one is really comfortable. In terms of specification C50 Mouse does not offer you anything special except 1000dpi. This adds more accuracy while using it. The right and left keys has a shallow dept on the front side that provides a little grip to your fingers. I was expecting a bit better mouse here. It looks lighter and I do not think it has any durable features.

Connectivity:

Circle C50 Multimedia Combo offers USB 2.0 connectivity. A standard connectivity options common for all systems. Being a plug and play device you can use it instantly. There is no issue with connectivity here. The connectors are gold plated usb ports. This are a bit rust free compare to the regular one. After a long while you can see the regular usb ports develop rust marks over them. This affects the connectivity. Many connectors today are gold plated because they have more tolerance to corrosion. Circle C50 is an ideal choice for home and office usage. The multimedia features make the keyboard mouse really useful.

Conclusion:

Circle C50 Combo offers great value for money features. It consists of a Flat keyboard which has design similar to laptop keyboard but more better. The keyboard is really great here, but I am not happy with the mouse. I thought it will be better. I found the mouse a bit cheaper in comparison to the features that I am getting with the keyboard. The build material looks weak. Overall Circle C50 is a nice budget Combo Pack. AT a price of Rs.799 this is an ideal choice. In terms of keyboard we have a good durable product here, but in terms of mouse, it is average. The keyboard offers you a nice flat design, with soft key press. The chocolate keycaps are well placed that adds maximum comfort for typing. Also the ultra thin design makes it stylish in look. Overall Circle C50 Multimedia Combo can be a great choice for multimedia and day to day pc task.

Pros:
  • Soft/Silent Key press
  • C50 Keyboard Comfortable for Typing
  • Great Keyboard Build Quality
Cons:
  • Average Mouse Build Quality
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