Summary: If you get just the keyboard it ships in a plastic bag like wally likes to do and the keyboard is very loose in the box, no padding. upon trying to submit this the actual spelling for wally was highlighted as an inappropriate word, I agree, too funny Newegg, made my day.
Pros: Replacement arrived, all keys work. Love this keyboard, it saves so much space. Gearheads QC seems to be a little lacking but overall a good keyboard, great key action.
Summary: would be nice if the function and control keys were swapped but will get used to it. not sure why there two back slash keys, ones to the left of the space bar, its a blank key in the pic, would be nice if the space bar was a bit longer there.
Pros: its very small, it's 11 and 1/4 wide, 5 3/8 deep. looks and feels well built, metal bottom, keys have a good action. i would be and will be fine using this all the time.
Cons: the first one i got, the one i'm using now neither of the shift keys work, waiting on a replacement, which was no hassle.
Summary: I added this keyboard to my laptop when my factory keyboard started malfunctioning, and it works just fine - at a fraction of the cost of a new factory part purchase. It's a little smaller than the old one, but it has the same number of keys. They made the shift, enter, backspace,and space bar smaller, then framed the keyboard in aluminum. Win XP installed it automatically with no problems when I plugged it in (USB) first, then turned on my computer.
Summary: My H.P. laptop came up with ''ghost keys'' (a well-documented problem in this model) that developed after it was out of warranty. To keep going until I could buy a new laptop I decided to buy an external keyboard. The store didn't have the keyboard I wanted to buy. I bought this keyboard. The box promised 5 million strokes per key. It cost $15, mid-price for non-gaming USB keyboards. It is portable and connected right away, I don't mind the loud clicking.
Summary: Build quality is soso. layout is a bit funky. why is there a backslash key next to the spacebar AND above enter (where it should be). I've never seen a keyboard with more than one backslash key. let alone that is very close to where i rest my thumb on the spacebar.
Pros: Great space saver. works.
Cons: one of the little rubber feet fell off in the first 30 seconds. The key action also leaves something to be desired. key-down is okay but the return force on the keys is too low making it feel a bit odd. not a huge deal but i wouldn't want to use this keyboard all day.
Summary: using it as an input device on my Sony Media Streamer and works perfect and looks good in a confined area. Would never use it as a mainstream keyboard due to mini constraints so cant figure out what all the bi***in's about.
Summary: Used as a media center keyboard so I'm not writing a novel or typing code . Realistic expectations from an inexpensive keyboard. The only quirk that I have gotten used to is when the system has to reboot I turn off the # lock function which activates the #s in the middle of the QWERTY layout.
Pros: Small size , slim profile, responsive keys. Straddles my Lanbox lite case perfectly so it doesn't use any desktop space.