Pros: This is a great little keyboard. It fits my big fingers very well, and has the keys where they are normally found. I had one that went bad, then I got another one, but it was not just the right shape and size, and the keys often did not respond to my touch leaving out letters. But this one is rea...
Cons: It has a few accessory keys in somewhat strange places, but that doesn't affect touch typing.
Pros: I stated that there was a number keypad you could access thru a switch key, but upon inspection, there is not. It is present on the SIIG keyboard I use also. SIIG uses a FN key to switch letters to numbers on the selected keys.
Summary: Unless you have some special needs like macros, or number keypad needs, I think you will like this size and brand. I usually don't buy them unless they are on sale, or under $20 or so. They do last pretty good, tho not as long as the big standard ones, donno why.
Pros: Works good for gaming, as I game, I don't use macros or other special key uses. Is compact for small desktops. I use two of this size along with two MS Precision Pro mice cause I have two towers I use for gaming and general use. I switch tween the boards and mice physically, works ok. I use the s...
Cons: Doesn't have number keypad. This is ok for me, I don't use one, but you can switch some of the letter keys over to a kind of number keypad tho. Some of the keys are in different places than a standard keyboard, but I don't have a prob with that. My other keyboard is a SIIG compact usb mini keyboa...
Excerpt: I have a A4 tech KL-5 mini slim compact keyboard which I enjoy writing on very much. I got it last year and I think I made a good deal because it only took me back about $13. I remember that I was looking for a slim keyboard and …
Basic but totally satisfactory: A4Tech Mini X-Slim Keyboard Kl-5-1 Black UK keyboard.
John H, Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: This is just what I was looking for, a standard keyboard without numeric pad so I could position my mouse better and free up some space on my desk at home. I am pleased with this and have just ordered another to use at work.
wave goodbye to wrist ache with a compact keyboard
H. C. Betteridge "Hugh", Amazon
20 March 2012
Summary: I used to suffer from RSI resulting in tennis elbow and "mouse cramp" until I switched to a vertical mouse and compact keyboard. The A4 Tech KL-5 was about the best value I could find and now I use one with each of my computers.
Summary: Just received this as a replacement for a similarly prices Targus Compact keyboard that had been returned due to a key layout issue. On opening the box the first impression was good - the keyboard has a standard key layout which is exactly what I was after and it takes up a minimal amount of space.
Great, but a couple of key placements that could be better / case noise
14 March 2012
Summary: Great short keyboard - if you haven't used a 'number pad' on the side of your keyboard for more than ten years and don't understand why keyboards are still made that include one, you need this keyboard.
Summary: I bought this keyboard to help with the RSI I was suffering in my wrists. This keyboard reduces the amount you have to stretch to reach the mouse. It also frees up some space on the desk. The key layout is better than some other short keyboards I have tried - some don't even have Home or End keys.
Summary: The review title says it all really. I am a touch typist and always struggle to find a decent keyboard. I bought this one for a workstation that has a very small desk area designed only for a laptop. This keyboard fits on and allows plenty of space left for the mouse, a coffee cup, and a book.