Pros: They really mean it when they say "for life" I bought this back in November 2007 and it gets used for gaming for 12 out of 24 hours a day. Its still working great as of 03/2012. It last like a Honda without the expense.
Cons: The white lettering does wear off over time but that's to be expected.
Overall Review: Replacing this with a Razer Stealth Ultimate now.
Pros: The keyboard is a nice simple keyboard.
The keyboard has a great tilt angle.
The key's provide just enough feedback for fluid typing (You know when you've hit a key without having the unbearably loud clicking old keyboards used to).
It's nice and light and it's already survived a coffee spill with no sticky keys.
Cons: The only warning I have is that all the keys are slightly closer together than you'd expect. I do a lot of coding so keeping your hands rigidly on the home row isn't an options. As I travel over to the numpad and arrows I find myself missing keys ever so slightly. I've almost adjusted to it but it is still noticeable.
I was concerned about the single wide backspace button too... but as it turns out I've always hit the right side so it didn't cause any adjustments to get used to.
Overall Review: If you just want a keyboard. And not some bloated abomination of features (like most of Logitech's and Microsoft's products)... this keyboard is perfect.
Pros: Small, slim, simple. The only useless keys are the Windows and menu keys-- no power keys to accidentally hit. Good tactile sense with just the right amount of 'pushback' to let you know you hit the key. Fairly sturdy-- does not wobble about when typing. Spill resistant for those of us who eat and drink at the computer. This is a USB keyboard but comes with a USB to PS/2 adapter, which is handy.
Cons: TAB and Caps Lock are not actually the same length, so I end up accidentally hitting the Caps Lock a lot while typing. F-row keys are not the standard size and take some getting used to.
Overall Review: I specifically chose this keyboard for its simplicity-- I did not want or need macro keys, media keys, built-in volume control or extra USB ports. The quality is unbeatable for the price.
Pros: Small footprint. I gave up on desks. My computer boxes are on a 6 foot table, and the components are stacked.
This keyboard replaces a Northgate which had 18 keys I never used. Now I am down to 3 useless keys !
Tactile feel: I like it. I strike very softly and I dont need 'feedback'
Some reviewers do not like the fact that the Backspace key is the same size as the other keys.
I dont mind. I never had a keyboard with an oversize backspace key.
Cons: What really caused me a headache:
The USB to PS/2 converter was missing. The box arrived sealed so the screw up is probably from the manufacturer. My USB ports are in use. I looked everywhere for a converter (including Staples) but here in Eureka the consumer goods offerings are about as good as in Pyongyang.
So for now I have to disconnect the keyboard to use the scanner.
Another one that bugs me: the keys are printed, not etched. They will be invisible within 2 years, like my previous 3 keyboards.
Overall Review: For the price it is a good deal,if you do not need to use PS/2. I am sure there a couple hundred Kensington keyboards out there without a converter because somebody at the factory had too many Tsing Taos.
Nex time I'll spend more.
Pros: The keys feel good to me, and I like its compact size, lower profile keys, and normal layout (no oddly shaped return or backspace keys).
Cons: It doesn't work with our Raritan PS/2 KVM.
Overall Review: Works fine via USB and PS/2 on other computers. I'm guessing what ever internal sensing or switching that goes on in the keyboard to decide whether to send PS/2 or USB signals doesn't play well with our KVM. We've had similar issues with other USB/PS2 mice before.
Pros: Nice sleek design and cheap.
Cons: Good to use as a normal keyboard but it is definately not a gaming keyboard. The buttons don't work when more than 2 buttons are held at the same time. I am getting this replace with a keyboard that can handle multiple button presses.
Pros: I've used this keyboard for the last 5 years and this thing is probably the most reliable keyboard ive owned. I've spent $150 on keyboards and had them only last a few months but this thing has been covered in beer, soda, water and still rockin.
Pros: Good solid keyboard that is made to last.
Cons: Backspace button could be bigger, like what most people are used to.
Overall Review: Kensington will surpass Logitech. Their products are more thought out and of better quality. They have my business for now on.