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Arctic Cooling K381

Arctic Cooling K381
alaScore 84

38 reviews

Apr, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Arctic Cooling K381. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the durability.

design, size, price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Arctic Cooling K381 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Arctic Cooling K381 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Many are negative about the size.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Neil Mohr (

ARCTIC K381 Keyboard review


Mac-a-like keyboard for chump change

Modern chiclet design ; Slim-line and light ; Low-price

Average at-best built quality

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Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Vinh Thai (

ARCTIC K381 Multimedia Keyboard Review


With an attractive slim design, ARCTIC's new keyboard makes great use of desk space and is a joy to type on.

Available in different layouts ; Four keys can be pressed simultaneously, making it adequate for gaming ; Function key modifier and additional keys in the numeric pad ; Comes in black or white ; Good price ; Low-profile keys provide low travel distance...

Keys cannot be customized by the user ; Lack of macro and multimedia keys ; LED of the light indicators of the toggle keys are not well positioned ; Non-adjustable tilt ; Not a spill-resistant design ; Poor rubber feet design ; Typing can become tiring...

The ARCTIC K381 is a slim multimedia keyboard with low-profile keys. Its compact design allows for excellent usage of space on the desk, but it does so by sporting an unusual keyboard layout. From single grouped function keys to differently aligned key...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : DarkVision Hardware (

Arctic Cooling K381 keyboard

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : The Duke (

ARCTIC K381 Keyboard


The K381 keyboard has an ultra-slim design that makes it very space efficient. The simplicity in the design of this keyboard embraces style, quality and functionality. Although the K381 is small and thin, it is embedded with 12 one-touch office...

This is a great little keyboard and does exactly what we expected it would do. We typed this whole review, as well as a few others, with this keyboard to get as good feel for it. The slim design is great and our hands fit great on it with no strain to...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Gedgaud (

Arctic K381 Multi-function Keyboard


Keyboards aren't the most exciting PC component – and they generally don't get a lot of attention when you are considering upgrading. But along with the mouse, the keyboard is your primary method of input for your PC and so we feel it's important to...

Function keys geared toward email and word processing; Good low format keys make typing fast and easy; Smaller size good for travel

European and England keys not useful for North American users; No height angle adjustment

With a MSRP of $25, the Arctic Cooling K381 keyboard is a good keyboard for purchase if you're in England or Europe for general computer use or gaming. I had no problems and the keyboard is very responsive and great for those quick movements required...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : cobinrox (

Arctic K381 Keyboard Review


You're probably in the same boat, or cube anyway, when it comes to keyboards. I've tried a variety and thought the Arctic K381 which claims to be “perfect for comfortable typing” and allows “continuous typing without fatigue” was worth a try. The...

Small, slim

Keys can stick if hit at an angle

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Travis Ehrlich (

Review: Arctic K381 Slim Keyboard For Windows


Our school finally recently replaced the teacher workstation computers with updated machines running Windows 7.  One thing they did not replace was the old keyboards.  I am not sure how old the keyboard I had was, but it was enormous.  I remember a few...

Nov, 2010


Expert review by : Eric Stemplewski (

Arctic K381 Multi-Functional Keyboard Review


The QWERTY arrangement on the keyboard wasn't a fluke. Originally, the first typewriter was made with an ABC method that lined everything up in order. This caused an issue. When typists worked at rapid pace, they ended up jamming the keys because the...

Light Weight ; Slim Design ; Key Separation ; Alternate Function Abilities ; Plug and Play ; Alternate Color Option (Black or White)

Sharp Edges On Keys ; No Angle Adjustment

Overall, the Arctic K381 is a nice keyboard. The K381 has an ultra slim design. Slim design and plug and play ability make the K381 a nice choice as a portable keyboard. Many budget laptops come with smaller keyboards that are awkward and uncomfortable...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : R.A.M (

Arctic K381 Keyboard Review


Arctic K381 which is a Keyboard and I have to say that this is one of the slimmest and most comfortable keyboards I have ever used what really was useful about this keyboard was the USB interface which meant I can use it with my PC and my PS3 as well.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Greg Baden (

Arctic Cooling Arctic K381 Multi-Function Ultra-Slim Keyboard Review


Arctic Cooling is a company known for their cooling products, but recently they have been getting into the PC peripheral market. Today we have the chance to

Oct, 2010

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