Frequently Asked Questions
Will these keyboards work on any computer?
Yes. The keyboards themselves are of a universal design standard and will
operate on any PC. However, as they are dual language keyboards, you will
need to change the language settings in your computer so that it knows
when you are typing in English, and when you are typing in Russian. Once
set, you can switch between English and Russian whenever you like at the
click of a mouse. If you do not know how to change the language settings
in your computer, just follow the set-up instruction links on the bottom
right of this page.
I have a laptop computer, will the keyboard work
Yes. Many of our customers use English language laptops, and simply plug
in the Russian keyboard when they want to work in Cyrillic. You will need
a spare USB socket on your laptopm and the language settings of your computer
will need to be adjusted as mentioned above.
I don't have a PayPal account. Can I still buy
one of your keyboards?
Yes. We use PayPal because they offer the highest levels of protection
for both buyers and sellers, but you do not need to have an account with
PayPal to be able to use their secure payment system. On the PayPal login
page select 'Checkout' to pay without having to register.
Should I go for a standard keyboard or a multimedia
Standard keyboards are fine for the office environment, or where price
or desk space is important. However, multimedia keyboards have inbuilt
'Hot Keys', which are basically short-cuts that open your favourite programmes.
So, for example, rather than going through a series of screens to open
up Microsoft Word, you just simply hit one button and the application
opens up instantly. With up to 15 'Hot Keys' this sort of time saving
advantage can make a big difference, especially when you think about the
amount of time you spend at your computer each day. Multimedia keyboards
tend to be slightly more expensive, but we have managed to find a good
range to suit all budgets.
What sort of warranty support is there for these
All keyboards are sold brand new with full warranties. Chicony models
have a 1 year warranty and Acme have a 5 year warranty on their keyboards.
Can you get hold of Cyrillic keyed laptops?
Yes we can, but they tend to be very expensive as the manufacturers charge
a premium to fit Cyrillic keycaps and then you end up with a laptop that
you would struggle to trade-in or sell second hand in the UK. We find
that it is much better, and much cheaper to simply plug in an external
keyboard via a USB socket and use it whenever you wish. We were looking
at supplying flexible silicone keyboards in Russian as these simply roll
up and fit into a small bag, making them the ideal companion for the notebook
or laptop user, but couldn't find any to meet our quality standards.