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Solidtek KB5010
6.2 out of 10

Solidtek KB5010

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Overall 10
10

Great product for what it is.

J. Sutton, Amazon
6 February 2013
  • Summary: I use this in a server rack, on a shelf and it has worked out great for years now. Small enough to fit where I needed it, and not having to have a mouse is great. Worked with my KVM switch also... great product!
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Overall 2
2.0

Compact, but not very well made.....

Agent 13, Amazon
7 April 2012
  • Summary: From the moment I took it out of the box, the trackball was awful. It felt like there was sand in it. It doesn't "track" cleanly. And though it felt otherwise solid, the keyboard failed after owning it for a while...
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Overall 4
4.0

Keyboard without Scroll Wheel

Richard T "RPT", Amazon
25 February 2011
  • Summary: Be aware... this keyboard has no scroll wheel/function. The product description does not indicate a scroll wheel is included on the keyboard and I incorrectly assumed there was a scroll function.
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Overall 8
8.0

it is a good keyboard with a trackball

alberto, Amazon
4 November 2010
  • Summary: when I bought this mini keyboard, with the mouse in it (called trackball) i didn,t know if it was good or not, but i know now it is easy to use and the construction materials are good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Useless trackball

S. D. Weitzenhoffer, Amazon
11 September 2009
  • Summary: I don't know if I got a bad keyboard, or what, but the trackball was worthless, and I got this keyboard specifically to have a compact USB keyboard with a pointing device. I will probably try one with a touchpad next.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job after mods

Daniel F., Newegg
26 January 2009
  • Summary: I removed the trackball, by twisting the tb housing COUNTERCLOCKWISE, then I rolled the trackball in 400 grit, that's four hundred grit, sandpaper. I rolled it like I was trying to warm up my hands, until the tb had very fine scoring over the entire surface (< 20 seconds) then I replaced the tb, and...
  • Pros: small, works, xp saw it with no big installation. 1 star until mod, 4 stars so far now. it works great, post mod.
  • Cons: trackball *sucked* did not track. The tb is too slick, see other thoughts for my fix, ymmv.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect portable solution

John O., Newegg
10 June 2008
  • Summary: The other reviewer complained about the trackball. You're not supposed to use this as your primary keyboard and mouse. It's compact and portable so its use is going to be a little awkward.
  • Pros: This is perfect for carrying to headless systems. Bring along a 15" LCD and you're ready to go.
  • Cons: Keys are a bit too stiff. It's difficult to be certain you pressed the keys down when you're not watching the screen. The layout takes a little getting used to as the backslash key "\" is undersized and other keys were moved. Why is there only one CTRL key but two Windows menu keys?
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Overall 4
4.0

Keyboard OK, trackball sucks

Roy C., Newegg
21 November 2007
  • Summary: Small size is nice, but when you still need a mouse on your desk, what good is it?
  • Pros: Small footprint, color (black) looks nice with the rest of my stuff.
  • Cons: Trackball is junk. The ball itself feels cheap and needs constant cleaning. It's definitely not practical for everyday use. In other words, it won't replace your mouse, not by a long shot.
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