Summary: This keyboard has a button directly next to the enter key and below the delete key that shuts down your computer when pressed. While that can be a useful function, I can think of no worse location to put it! I have unintentionally shut down my PC three times in the last 24 hours. Do not recommend!
Summary: I am finding that more and more electronic items I buy these days are simply cheap and junky. This keyboard is definitely not best quality nor the worst. It's very quiet as you type, which is very pleasant. It's more like a laptop layout- except for the dreaded shut down key. I didn't notice this until someone's review pointed that key out. I tend to not use the delete key much, but still, you could possibly shut down your computer without wanting to.
Summary: It is what it is: a low-cost keyboard. The problem for me, and the reason I'm taking it back, is because the grooves that allow you to find the home row keys are in the wrong place: on the "F" and "H" keys rather than "F" and "J." On the box they are in the correct place, so I'm assuming this is a mistake. Still, the lack of quality control is frustrating.
Summary: Working on this keyboard was unbelievably annoying - they actually put a shutdown key just below the "delete" button. Ever so often your finger slips - and BUMM - the computer's shutting down. Do not buy this keyboard unless you really enjoy frustration.
a pleasant surprise. a great, no frills, everyday keyboard
16 May 2011
Summary: i bought this for $10 at target. seriously, I bought this because it was the cheapest one I could find. but I actually really like the feel of this keyboard. it sort of felt flimsy at first - because its so thin - but once you set it on your desk it takes all the pounding like a champ. the key travel is not too mush, action's very low. I really like this keyboard.
Horrible Design Flaw: Power Button by the Arrow Keys
Colin Stahl, Amazon
14 March 2011
Summary: The keyboard is cheap--I bought it to be my abuse keyboard so I don't mess up my nice one when I get angry or play button-mashing video games. Everything is about what you would expect from a cheap keyboard, but someone at GE had the brilliant idea of putting power, suspend, and sleep right above the arrow keys. If your fingers slip or are misplaced, the results can have consequences.
Summary: I bought this at a discount retailer for a decent price to use with my IBM Thinkpad T60 and docking station. I liked it at first and it worked fine for about a week. The power keys sometimes did not work. Then I noticed my laptop would shut down in the middle of working. This normally happened when I toggled between applications using the ALT-TAB command.
Summary: This light weight, low profile keyboard is one of the easiest to use. I have 'abused' hands, working for 5 years in the casino as a craps & blackjack dealer. This job ruined my hands, as I now suffer from repetitive motion disease, with contractures in both hands. This keyboard with its' easy touch keys, and very similar to a laptop keyboard layout, makes it easy on my hands and they do not tire as easily as with keyboards constructed differently.
Summary: This keyboard is cheap and get the job done. When I first got it I was surprised by just how light this keyboard is. The keyboard as very short travel distance and almost feels comparable to a laptop. Had I payed more than ~$12 this would be a poor typing experience but for the price it does everything I could expect of it. It is also low-profile which took some adjusting in wrist placement compared to my old default Dell keyboard.