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Adesso-ack-540.11658211
6.4 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 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. Have rebound some hotkeys in my game but am limited to a choice of alt/ctrl/shift for a certain function, and am used to alt being immediately next to space - the grave/tilde being there on this board is highly inconvenient in this situation. For general purpose it is very nice, though.
  • 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 still noisy despite mfg claim of "quiet membrane" transport. Kinda cheap looking and feeling plastic. Expected higher quality for the asking price.
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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 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 10
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Overall quality 10
10

Good Product

Crys, TigerDirect.com
20 June 2010
  • Summary: I prefer this to a regular keyboard as I don't have to take a hand away to operate the mouse. The clear marking on the touchpad - which shows the scroll and context menu areas is especially useful. You need to buy a separate PS2 to USB converter if you want to plug it into a USB port.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Keyboard

Dave, TigerDirect.com
2 December 2009
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. The size takes getting used to, but over time it reduces hand movement and stress. Having used keyboards with fussy joysticks and trackballs, the touchpad greatly improves web surfing.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Nice small sized keyboard

Mark W., Newegg
22 February 2007
  • Pros: Built in touchpad, small size, nice feel. Pefect for saving desk space if you don't require a ten key number pad or mouse.
  • Cons: If there was a wireless version, I'd give it five eggs.
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