Review: Funkeyboard Stickers
While on my trip to AMD, I stopped in a little airport shop at the Minneapolis/ St. Paul airport and found this little gem: Funkeyboard designer keyboard stickers. I decided to give the keyboard stickers a whirl and brought them home. The set I purchased for $11.95 + tax was a pink design called “bursting heart” (pictured above).
Should you spend the money on Funkeyboard stickers for your computer or laptop? Keep reading and I’ll tell you.
Funkeyboard Stickers: The Good
Cool colors and designs: Funkeyboards come in a variety of different colors and designs so that you can personalize your computer keyboard or laptop keys. They really have something for everyone- from camo to pink hearts to pirates.
Extra stickers: Funkeyboards come with extra sheets of stickers in different sizes and shapes so that you can make them fit to your keyboard.
Easy removal with no sticky residue: I removed my Funkeyboard stickers after 3 weeks (you’ll find out why below) and was surprised to find out that they came off easily. There was no gummy residue left on my keys, but I did only have them on for a short time. I have no way to know if the sticky glue would be left behind if the stickers had stayed on the keyboard longer.
Funkeyboard Stickers: The Bad
Color came off: The color started to come off my Funkeyboard stickers the first week I put them on the keyboard. The keys that showed it the most were the high-use keys (middle row). After 1 week, the stickers looked old and worn out already.
Stickers fell apart: Within the first week, the top layer of the Funkeyboard stickers started to peel off of the keys. This meant the corners of all my middle row and much of my top and bottom rows had clear glossy film peeling up off of the colored part of the sticker. At this point, I knew I would have to remove the stickers.
Didn’t fit my keyboard: The Funkeyboard stickers do come with several different sizes and shapes of each key, but none of the sets fit my gaming keyboard (Zboard Merc for playing World of Warcraft). I had to use stickers from several of the different sets, and then the giant heart which is supposed to appear on your keyboard got messed up: my heart had two different bottoms! Still more stickers had to be cut down to fit my keys because none of the sticker sizes matched my keyboard.
Thinking this was only because I had a specialty keyboard, I tried the stickers on my laptop keys also. Surprisingly, the Funkeyboard stickers didn’t fit my pink Sony VAIO keyboard either.
Patterns are hard to match up: If you were going with one of the Funkeyboard sets that just had patterns and didn’t form a large picture on the keyboard, it wouldn’t matter so much about having to use the alternate stickers.
Funkeyboard Stickers: Take It or Leave It
Leave It: These stickers don’t last and are a waste of money!
Let’s consider the facts:
- My Funkeyboard stickers lost their color in a week.
- My Funkeyboard stickers also came apart the first week.
- I had to remove all the Funkeyboard stickers from the middle row and top center/bottom center of my keyboard only 3 weeks after putting them on.
These stickers were not cheap; the set I purchased was $11.95 and lasted only 3 weeks. My keyboard looked better plain black than with these poor quality stickers smothering it. This is sad, because keyboard personalization would be a nice touch if it really lasted more than a month.
I recommend you save your money and look for other alternatives to the Funkeyboard designer keyboard stickers. I would not buy this product again.
Where to Buy Funkeyboard Stickers
If you really still want to spend your money on these stickers, you can buy Funkeyboard stickers at Amazon for between $9-$12 with free super saver shipping on some designs. The Funkeyboard company’s website claims to sell their own product, but has a broken sales page that won’t let you purchase anything. The Funkeyboard stickers may also be carried by local specialty shops.
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