ANKER CB310 WIRELESS MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SET IN THE TEST
With the Anker CB310, the peripherals specialist is bringing a bundle of wireless mouse and keyboard onto the market. My test shows whether Anker can also produce good accessories apart from power banks and cables
Anker CB310 Package Contents:
- Full-size wireless keyboard optimized for Windows
- 7-button wireless mouse with three preset DPI values
As already mentioned, the Anker CB310 is a no-frills wireless mouse and keyboard set. The radio frequency follows the 2.4 GHz standard. Both the rodent and the board are characterized by their ergonomic design – when typing longer articles, the user is happy about a padded palm rest. The keyboard is also fairly quiet and offers a pleasant pressure point.
The peripheral set is powered by just two batteries, one AA for the mouse and one AAA for the keyboard. Despite this low demand for power cells, a very long operating time is achieved. Personally, I’ve been using the input devices regularly for a good month now and so far I haven’t noticed any latency problems, any dropouts or the like, even though I usually forget to press the on/off switch on the mouse. Anker knows a lot about energy.
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When it comes to features, the Anker CB310 also scores highly. The keyboard is waterproof. This means that in the future I will be immune from coffee cup tipping attacks from my three velvet paws. There are also various multimedia keys that support the most common media players on both Windows and Mac. The three adjustable DPI levels (1000, 1500 and 2000) offer the right speed for everyone.
The 2-in-1 nano receiver is quite well thought out. Not only is the fingernail-sized receiver – as the name suggests – intended for both mouse and keyboard, no: the best feature is that the thing is firmly held in a small storage space on the underside of the mouse. This makes it very difficult for even savvy slobs like me to lose the mini plug while traveling.
Anker CB310 – the conclusion:
At first I was really wondering how I should design the Anker CB310 test? I mean: what can a manufacturer screw up with standard budget peripherals that would really be worth criticizing? But in the case of the Anker CB310 wireless mouse and keyboard combo, that’s probably the completely wrong approach. With this bundle you have to ask, what could Anker have done better at this price? And the answer is very short: nothing. Long battery life, well-thought-out, ergonomic design, simplest plug-and-play