ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard Review

Specifications Keys 84/85/89 keys (Varies by country) Cable length 1.5m (4.92 feet) Cable connector USB2.0 (Wired version) Bluetooth (Wireless version) Keyboard specifications (excl. cable) Length: 305.5 mm (12 in) Width: 164 mm (6.54 in) Height: 13.5 mm (0.52 in) Weight: 450 g (0.99 lb) Packaged dimensions Length: 341 mm (13.4 in) Width: 201 mm (7.9 …

Apple Compact Wired Keyboard

Price: $59 when i purchased it from Amazon Score: 8.5/10 Pros:  -Good keyboard tactility -Low profile of the keyboard decreases hand fatigue -Compact size -High quality -Built in usb ports Cons: -No delete key -USB ports only operate in USB 1.1 mode under Windows -Slightly expensive -No longer produced Verdict: One of the best Apple …

Apple Wireless Keyboard

Rating: 6.5/10 Price: $50 (normally $75 AUD) Pros: Attractive design Small form factor (no numpad) Light and portable Cons: Poor key tactility Quality of the key mechanism leaves a lot to be desired The keyboard may bounce slightly when you type it with too much force Direction buttons are too small Verdict: While the design …

Apple Keyboard with Numpad

Score: 8/10 Price: $35 AUD (RRP $55) Pro: Crisp key action Great design Nice weight to the keyboard Good for typing long documents Con: No numpad less version (well there was a wired one that is similar to the Apple wireless keyboard but was discontinued in Dec 2010). White coloured keycap gets dirty easily Extension …

Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard

Price: $59 AUD (the price i got it at) Score: 9.5/10 Pros: -The best Microsoft keyboard ever (well in the last 15 years or so). -Super comfortable to type on (thanks to the correctly shaped palmrest). -Very good key feel -All the multimedia keys are placed in the right spot and with the correct size. -The best …

Unicomp Customizer 104/105 Keyboard

Price: Free (RRP is around $150 USD delivered to Australia) Score: 9/10 Pros: -Super tactile key response (it is like playing the Stradivarius Violin, not that i would know). -The best key action on any keyboard produced to date. -A true typist’s keyboard -Made in USA (if you really care about the COO of the …

SteelSeries 7G Keyboard

Score:  8/10 Price:  $185 AUD (this may vary depending on retailers, and there are not many retailers in Australia that carry this) Pros: -Quality construction -Reliability -Tactility -Mechanical switches -N-key rollover (a must for self respecting FPS gamers) -Gold plated plugs -Its heavy (you could argue that this a bad thing) Cons: -Cherry MX Black Switches (i …

Lenovo ThinkPad USB keyboard with TrackPoint

Price: $75 (Lenovo Australia online store) Score: 8/10 Pros: -Based on the latest Lenovo Thinkpad keyboard design. -Integrated Trackpoint (an endearing feature for most Thinkpadders) -Better ergonomic then the Thinkpad laptop keyboard it is based on -Liquid drainage holes -Integrated volume control/multimedia control keys -Dedicated Fn key on the keyboard itself to control all the Thinkpad features …

Microsoft Curve Comfort Keyboard 2000

Price: $29 AUD Score: 5/10 Pros: -Dedicated media key -Good quality construction -Short key travel Cons: -Not very comfortable to type on -The keys feel a little mushy -The keyboard curvature and short travel key takes sometime to get use to Verdict: An okay keyboard for the price, but i personally would pay the extra money to …

Leopold Tenkeyless FC200RT/KB (Cherry Brown MX)

Price:  $109 AUD (not including the $25 dollars delivery charge) Score: 8.5/10 Pros: -Great key action with click (Cherry Brown MX) -Good tactility -All black casing -Logo less casing design -BLUE LED indicator light on the CAPS LOCK and SCROLL LOCK -No numpad (i need a compact keyboard) -Good weight to the keyboard -Great anti slip rubber …