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Adesso ACK-540
6.0 out of 10

Adesso ACK-540

ACK-540 Mini Keyboard also come in black to fit with your classy Read more

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Overall 10
10

Time to give these their fair shot!!!

Anonymous, Newegg
12 December 2014
  • Summary: We use this model as our workhorse. We've bought scores of them. Some few have died, but many get the can o' duster and back in the ring they go! We use them for minimal systems that collect data and get some sort of interfacing once every couple of weeks.
  • Pros: Small, and the touchpad isn't too easy to hit like others! They easily fit inside a 17" rack slide drawer, with space to the side to rest your hand, or a graphing calculator or something similar size. Single USB plug and cable, no extra power connector necissary. I can confidently say we have bou...
  • Cons: These things are a bit more expensive, but they last. I just tested one a minute ago that we've had on hand for over 10 years! However, they are keyboards and tend to do the things that plastic switches do after collecting dust between the keys for a decade: they will eventually break. They are s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for gaming

Bethany O., Newegg
2 March 2012
  • Summary: I got this for my first desktop computer after a long line of gaming laptops, so I was looking for an integrated touchpad. Wouldn't recommend for gaming due to some odd key placements.
  • Pros: Convenient size - compact but not uncomfortably tiny. Touchpad is a good space-saver by removing need for mouse.
  • Cons: Left/right click keys are a little stiff (may loosen with time???) Situational cons: Awkward key placements - grave/tilde by space bar Some narrow keys - ctrl/alt, tab, caps, shift No right ctrl Difficult to get accustomed to for gaming purposes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wait for a sale

Lawrence H., Newegg
12 March 2011
  • Summary: If you need / want / have to have a toupad keyboard with wired ps/2 conectivity and can pick it up on a promo code sale this is the one. Got this on promo sale ~$32. I'd have been willing to pay a little bit more for higher quality and better design, but this is the best I could find.
  • Pros: Small form factor. Touchpad. 6 foot PS/2 cord is long enough to allow lap / off-desktop use with pc - kick back in tilt chair with feet up. Windows 7 installed basic drivers. Basic features work great.
  • Cons: Expanded touchpad features require hunting down and D/L additional software from Adesso website and is a little buggy. Uninstalled after playing with it a few hours. I suppose one could get accustomed to it if determined enough. Key travel is pretty long. Dropped letters common for me. Keys are s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent debug tool

ronald r., Newegg
19 November 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this as a debug keyboard for my collection of vintage pieced together systems. I always keep a PS/2-to-USB adapter so I can access any motherboard. Had to give up the PC-AT interface but I really don't want to power up the old 486 boxes any more. ;)
  • Pros: Small & light. Embedded touchpad eliminates separate mouse & cord.
  • Cons: A bit flimsy; while this hasn't caused key misfires yet I wouldn't be surprised if it happens after heavy use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as bad as others say :(

David H., Newegg
27 December 2009
  • Summary: I did not purchase from NewEgg, I got it locally for about the same $55. If you need a server room keyboard, this one will do nicely, and the built-in touchpad does well for a mouse replacement. I bought this for a customer I do work for, but I will get another for my home rack.
  • Pros: I purchased this for use in a server rack drawer, and for that purpose it works fine. It is small, and the cable is long enough for this purpose. It is far from the worst keyboard I have ever seen or used. It appears well built, and the keys feel solid.
  • Cons: I would not like this to be my daily use keyboard, but for limited use applications, this thing is fine. I wish there was an application to disable the touchpad "tapping" feature, but I never got around to trying to use another manufacturers drivers, they might work?
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad choice

William W., Newegg
6 May 2009
  • Summary: I added a second computer to my desktop and found myself cramped for space. The keyboards hardly left any room for a mouse to operate. The Adesso mini keyboards looked like a perfect solution to my problem. That was why I bought two of them.
  • Pros: Small size with a touchpad.
  • Cons: If I only had one I would think that maybe I got a bad one but I bought two of them. One with the PS/2 connectors for my older computer and one with a USB for the new one. They both have the same problems. The touchpad is sometimes overly sensitive where the slightest touch with set it off and ot...
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Overall 10
10

Great space saver

Anonymous, PriceGrabber
15 November 2008
  • Summary: This is a small keyboard with unique features, well-suited for tight spaces. The built-in touchpad is very responsive, and has a scrolling area along the right edge. The integrated curved wrist rest and light weight make for comfortable typing in your lap.
  • Pros: Touchpad is superior to joysticks and trackballs, compact size ideal for HTPC or living room, no batteries to replace, good value
  • Cons: Not wireless
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Overall 8
8.0

Its a keyboard

William B., Newegg
8 July 2008
  • Pros: Small size, easy to use, trackpad built in. It works as advertised and has a quality feel
  • Cons: The price is probably a tad high for a keyboard.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michael K., Newegg
23 June 2007
  • Pros: Keyboard works fine.
  • Cons: Touchpad poorly designed and is very frustrating to use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works OK, mouse pad/buttons can be an issue

Shawn T., Newegg
16 April 2007
  • Pros: Install went fine. Installed on a switch box and directly, no problems with setup.
  • Cons: The mouse keypad/buttons need to be pressed just right. I find myself having to hit them a couple of times in order for them to register. Not too huge of an issue since this is on my servers switch box and I am hardly using a mouse on it.
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