Excerpt: Unlike my previous numeric keypad, it works with my iMac with no glitches. And has a reasonable price. Pushing the tab key advances the cursor to the next column in a spreadsheet. It includes all the basic math operators, a backspace key, and an enter key. The keys have a comfortable soft touch. Plug it into a USB port and it's ready to use.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Easy To Set Up, Fast Response, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Excerpt: This pad works pretty well. For what I paid for it, I am not disappointed. It is well worth the price. The only drawback is there is no clear key so you have to keep it close to the keyboard if you need to clear often
Excerpt: If you have no alternative, this will do. However, its flat surface makes it difficult to use accurately, and it's a little awkward compared to the cheap one I had and used for years before I loaned it to a friend and never saw it again. I ended up buying an entirely separate keyboard for my laptop with a 10-key built-in. For my needs, much better / easier to function on a daily basis.
Summary: I found a keyboard I LOVE without a numpad. Types like a dream with cherry-black keys. And it's small which is great. I want a keypad that I can keep in a drawer or off to the side for the rare occasion I need to type special keys, which does happen with what I do. As a small math type keypad, this might be peachy, but for programically typing special characters, it's useless. At $10-60 a pop, I don't know how many I'll test.
Pros: It's small, simple, nice buttons...
Cons: It's NOT a numeric pad. I need a pad that will work as the num-pad keys for a keyboard. So I can do like alt+133 to get the special character à. You can not use the 1-0 keys above the keypad to get these, they have to be the numpad. 2 eggs off... Also, a very, very short cable for a math-type portable pad for a laptop. I'd rather see a 6' cable for something of that nature, another egg off for that...
Excerpt: I use the keypad for entry in music notation software (my laptop does not have a numeric keypad). My only complaint is that the top right button is a backspace rather than a - (which I use fairly often). However, the backspace is great if you don't need the - button.