Summary: I wanted a wired keyboard to use with my ASUS EEE PC, but didn't want to pay an arm and a leg. The Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 was just the answer -- inexpensive, excellent quality, true plug & play. Everything I hoped for, at an excellent price.
Summary: The price of this keyboard is not an indication of its quality. I have been using it for a few years and it has really held up. What I like most about it are the media keys which allow me to easily Pause and Play what I am watching as well as to Mute or lower/raise the volume. My only problem is it doesn't have Fast Forward or Rewind keys.
Summary: I purchased this keyboard a year or two back for my parents and although it has served them well, being used rather infrequently, I would have to agree that the feel is quite sloppy and lightweight as mentioned by other reviewers. The pricier Logitech keyboard that I use has a much more solid feel. For heavy use this makes a big difference.
Summary: This is a smart keyboard and excellent value for money. I love the additional buttons that let you control a number of elements without using the mouse, including:- * Sound (On/Off and Volume) * Pause player/re-start * Takes you to your Homepage of your browser * Calls up Favourites * Brings up calculator * Calls the media player * Brings up mail It has a nice touch when typing - not clunky and feels resonably well made. I can't fault it.