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KeyTronic DESIGNER-P2
6.9 out of 10

KeyTronic DESIGNER-P2

The Designer keyboard  is an enhanced 104-key Windows Compatible Read more

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Reviews and Problems with KeyTronic DESIGNER-P2

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Overall 4
4.0

Undecided on quality

Jerry K., Newegg
7 July 2013
  • Pros: Love the key feedback and the curved layout, easy on the hands.. I have had multiple Keytronics over the years, with my first back in the AT/8088 days. Bought this KB on 11/22/12
  • Cons: As of yesterday, 7/6/13, both my CTRLs and my caps lock are dead. Havent spilled anything into it, and havent raged on it.. Disappointing. Made in China says it all.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for typing

Thomas P., Newegg
22 June 2012
  • Pros: Firm keypresses - you know exactly where the keypress contact is Audible response for the same reason Nice long cable Super comfortable
  • Cons: Can't open the darn thing to clean it--although the upside-down shakes don't sound half as bad with this keyboard No USB adapter included?
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Overall 8
8.0

KeyTronic Designer

Paul H., Newegg
30 October 2011
  • Pros: Good quality keyboard for the price. Have used KeyTronic keyboards for a number of years and they hold up well. The tactile feel is better than other membrane boards. Mechanical switch keyboards may be more responsive but I still prefer the feel of the KeyTronic Lifetime series boards w/ 30 milli...
  • Cons: First one shipped had a slight problem with the backspace key.
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Overall 8
8.0

The rightone

Wei T., Newegg
18 September 2011
  • Summary: Now this is my third Designer P2. I've thought through this purchase for quite some time. I didn't want to have to keep buying these boards. I've always looked for value in spending a little more to get a lot more out of it. So I started looking into the high end keyboard market.
  • Pros: Great feel and noise, and gets better with age, great for typing and RTS gaming*. Weighted keys are very nice to type on. Solid feel. Truly is one of the best keyboards around. I really enjoy the typing feel and sound it makes. As close to the Topre Realforce as I'm willing to pay for. I've gone ...
  • Cons: A couple of issues I had with this keyboard 1. The F keys are way to high to use for gaming, but I actually do not use the F keys, shame on my, but I've been doing it for 10 years so I'm fine with it. 2. The keyboard does not take kind to any water spillage. It is a guarantee that it will break i...
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Overall 10
10

Happy Fingers

MIchael L., Newegg
19 July 2011
  • Summary: My last keyboard was a Logitech G-15. I never got around to using the macros and advanced features.
  • Pros: This Key Tronic wins out on ease and feel of typing. Sometimes old school is the only school
  • Cons: PS2 requires converter for newer laptops and motherboards.
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Overall 10
10

Best Keyboard I've ever owned...

Vincent W., Newegg
4 April 2011
  • Pros: This is hands down the absolute BEST performing keyboard for the price/performance ratio. Mechanical keyboards will always be superior to a plunger style, but honestly this keyboard is perfectly suited for long hours of programming and/or transcription more than any other I've tried in this price...
  • Cons: None...
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Overall 10
10

Comfortable Rubber Dome

Adam S., Newegg
31 March 2011
  • Summary: If you like the Model M (or the newer Unicomp keyboards) but need something easier on the ears, buy one of these. I've replaced my 20 year old Model M with one of these for my gaming rig and I'm quite happy.
  • Pros: Comfortable and quiet. Easily the best rubber domed keyboard I've ever typed on. It has a decent buffer since I can mash on quite a few keys and not miss a keystroke.
  • Cons: The PS/2 cable is almost too short. If you have a really big desk you might need an extension cable. Also, the backspace key is a little harder to hit than the other keys, not a real problem but if you're looking for a nice keyboard you expect it to be consistent.
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Overall 10
10

Great for Work

Roland R., Newegg
27 March 2011
  • Summary: Great keyboard. I worked 8-10 hours per day as an IT pro, and I really wanted to treat myself to a decent keyboard. I have tried many, and my 2 favorites are the classic Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard and the Keytronic Designer. I really enjoy both.
  • Pros: - Good quality build. This keyboard is build pretty well and there are no flex points. The lettering of the keys is good, and seems like it will last a long time. - the standard layout is good. The keys tops have a nice shape to them which makes typing very comfortable. - PS/2 cable is very thick...
  • Cons: - key action is very good, except for the "0" on the numpad which is weighed at the max, and this seems too much for this key. - The case of the keyboard could have used a little bit of a better finish, but I do like the red and black label that comes with this keyboard - should inlcude a USB ada...
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Overall 4
4.0

Keys not removable, rubber dome

David S., Newegg
9 March 2011
  • Summary: After looking around, I found that this keyboard cannot be easily disassembled as there are no screws. I dug up a key puller and managed to carefully and safely get a few up, but the spacebar was in the way. I tried to get it out but it didn't want to come.
  • Pros: Nice layout: Enter key and backspace are where they should be, keys have nice height and most have decent action. I can get 85 wpm; 10 higher than on the Model M I traded for this. I wish I hadn't. I hate this keyboard.
  • Cons: Keys are not removable. I like to know what's in my equipment so the first thing I did was pop a key off to see what kind of switches it uses. Unfortunately I was doubly disappointed because first it uses rubber dome capacitive switches that feel like they're never going to get broken in. A good ...
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Overall 10
10

puts most to shame

John M., Newegg
10 February 2011
  • Summary: Maybe a pro or con depending on your preference, but this keyboard is large. The footprint has got more than enough room for all of the keys, and basically an extra half inch to whole inch of plastic edge around the whole thing.
  • Pros: The keys are tall, and have very spacious gaps next to each other. This is a very important feature for me, as laptop keyboards and other "flat" designs usually have no space between keys, causing me to hit 2+ keys far too often. I got this one used from my job, and the durability factor is unhea...
  • Cons: Not the best choice for gaming, especially if you like to hotkey things. The reason is that the F1 - F12 keys are super far away, and difficult to reach in a pinch. Cord is also a tad shorter than I would like.
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