Summary: The application my college uses to enter grades for a student activity requires the use of a tab key to move from one student to the next (you can't use the enter key). Without a tab key on the keypad this becomes a 3-handed operation -- the numbers on the keypad with my right hand, the tab key...
Summary: Keypad installed perfectly without any trouble. I appreciate the calculator mode. This is such a great help with my number dependent job. The only negative is the keys are too small for my fingers.
Works well but for the occasional bizarre situation
R. Koning "Your opinions may differ", Amazon
17 October 2009
Summary: This keypad is reasonably compact and coordinates well with silver laptops. The keys have good tactile feel and feedback. There is a raised dot on the 5 key to ensure the "home" position for data entry. The keypad works as a simple calculator when disconnected from a computer.
Summary: If you do a lot of work with numbers on a laptop, and, like me, you are much more familiar with a number-pad than with the numbers row of the keyboard, then an external keypad is a huge benefit.
Summary: When I originally spotted this, I saw a calculator with an Enter button, so I thought it would be a Reverse Polish Notation calculator. The picture on the Amazon site is too small to make much out. Going to the Kensington web site wasn't much help. They don't tell you much about their product.
Summary: This item has some unique features, you can use it as a stand alone calculator it uses a standard watch battery so it is easy to find a replacement. it is able to transfer your calculations to the computer via a single button.
Summary: I almost didn't buy this because of the negative reviews, esp. concerning using this keypad on Macs. I got it anyway. It works fine! Yes, when you plug it in, you will get a message saying that the computer can't recognize the keypad. Just close that message box. THIS MESSAGE WILL ONLY APPEAR ONCE.
Summary: I kept this thing and it does work as both a calculator and a keypad. However, if left plugged in to the USB port, the battery drains very quickly. I don't move my laptop very often and wanted to be able to leave the keypad plugged in for any numeric entries I might need.
Summary: I bought this product because I had just bought a beautiful new wireless keyboard for my Mac. The keyboard does not have a numeric keypad on it. In the past, I have never had a problem with Kensington products, but this one would not work to save it's life, hence I returned it.