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Kaliber Gaming Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo Review

/ Jul 14th, 2016 No Comments

Kaliber Gaming Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

As I’ve gotten older, gaming has become less of a hobby and more a way of life. The desire for devices that serve multiple purposes is a necessity for balancing gaming, working and doing everyday activities. If a headset can be used on my PS4, PC and phone, I’m sold.

Kaliber Gaming‘s wireless keyboard and mouse combo is one of those devices vying for the attention of gamers looking for a simple solution to their multi-purpose needs.

User Friendly

PC gaming is a nebulous activity that requires players to sit at a desk with a big monitor and a powerful rig or on a couch in front of the TV. From World of Warcraft to Counterstrike, players can jump back and forth between genres or spend all day in one virtual world.

As flexible and easy to use as my laptop is, it’s not as powerful as my PC, and there are some tasks a small screen just won’t work for. Existing in a rather small work/living/gaming space means that having a TV, consoles and PC set up introduces a lot of wires and compatibility issues. Transitioning from a couch to a chair makes PC gaming and typing an annoyance. This is where the Kaliber Gaming wireless keyboard and mouse combo comes in.
 

Kaliber Gaming Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

This tiny USB dongle allows users to connect the keyboard and the mouse.

With a simple, barely-there USB dongle, I can wirelessly connect both the mouse and the keyboard and have them working within seconds. Often enough, a new device will tell users that it needs to install a program or two to add or improve functionality. This is not required from the combo — partly due to the simplicity of the devices, no doubt — and it’s appreciated. Instead, software to configure the mouse can be downloaded from Kaliber’s website that adds button configurations and macro commands.

Distance should not be an issue as the hardware uses a 2.4 GHz connection. Kaliber says the keyboard and mouse will up to 33 feet away, but that’s pretty impractical for most purposes. Despite that, I took the keyboard and the mouse into another room at least 20 feet away and the mouse still moved and keystrokes still registered. Players wanting to game in the same room or on a desk will have no problems at all.

Gaming from a Distance

One of my favorite parts of having one dongle connect two devices is that it doesn’t hog up valuable inputs on consoles. The limited number of USB slots on consoles makes it hard for players who plug in headphones, charging devices and other peripherals. On a game like Final Fantasy XIV, a keyboard and mouse are almost necessary to make the MMO more user friendly. This combo is great for a situation like that or even when typing in a chat group.

Being wireless, the Kaliber combo eliminates two wires stretching from the console to where you are playing. It’s also nice to just be able to set the combo aside on a table or next to you on the couch when a controller works well enough.
 

Kaliber Gaming Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

The mouse provides enough functionality for the average gamer with a comfortable grip.

Moving back to the PC? Unplug the dongle and stick it in your PC and it will work within seconds. This aspect of the devices serves great for those who game in multiple ways and who often tie themselves to a PC for video editing, internet browsing and word processing. For the most basic keyboard and mouse functions, the Kaliber combo is effective and easy to use.

Hardcore MMO and MOBA players looking for their next piece of crucial tech should avoid this combo. The absence of dedicated macro keys, complex settings and even glowing lights means the keyboard pales in comparison to other expensive devices. But that’s not the audience the Kaliber combo is really geared toward.

I spent time on Overwatch, Team Fortress 2, Tomb Raider and a number of 2D platformers to test out the performance of both pieces of hardware. For my gaming needs, they were great. The wireless was responsive and accurate, and I never noticed a moment where a command didn’t register.
 

Kaliber Gaming Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Anti-ghosting keys register important gaming key presses and is one of the few features on the simple keyboard.

The ability to adjust DPI level on the mouse by clicking the buttons below the scroll wheel is a feature I will never be able to do without on a mouse. Kaliber’s wireless mouse has this feature, along with two additional buttons on the left side that can be clicked with the thumb. In many cases, this kind of simplicity allows a device to be versatile enough to be used in multiple situations — like gaming between platforms — that it’s an important piece of gear that never gathers dust.

Overall

The Kaliber Gaming wireless keyboard and mouse combo is an effective pair of devices for players who want a multi-functional setup for their work and cross-platform gaming needs. The set doesn’t try to capture the hardcore gaming market with very specific needs for their keyboards and mice. Instead, it’s best for those who move from device to device, have limited space, or want something easy to use with a few bells and whistles.

A light form factor and sleek black look ensure the Kaliber combo isn’t an eyesore as it moves across your room and gaming space. While the combo retails for $49.95, it can be found for less (at the time of writing Amazon has it listed for $39.99). This is a solid bargain for a set of wireless devices with this much versatility. Players who need more flexibility in their PC gaming life will find a welcome option with the Kaliber Gaming wireless keyboard and mouse combo.

The Kaliber Gaming wireless keyboard and mouse combo were tested on a review unit provided by Kaliber Gaming.

 

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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KALIBER GAMING WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE COMBO REVIEW

Gaming Illustrated RATING

Overall83%

VALUE8.5

Two devices that work wirelessly off one dongle for under the cost of a game is affordable and practical for the average gamer who wants a multi-functional and easy set up.

BUILD QUALITY8

The keyboard is weighted enough to be durable while the mouse is very light and forms to the hand quite well. Keys and buttons are all responsive and feel like they have a lot of life.

PERFORMANCE8.5

The combo is not targeted as a product with multiple macros and flashing lights. It's quick to plug in and play from one dongle or sit at a desk or couch and type.

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