Macally USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Shortcut Function Keys (iceKey2)

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Macally USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Shortcut Function Keys (iceKey2)

Macally USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Shortcut Function Keys (iceKey2)


  • 109 key ultra slim USB keyboard
  • Enhanced Scissor-Key-Switches
  • Thin keycaps with sensitive and responsive touch
  • 2 Built-in USB 2.0 ports, one on each side of the keyboard
  • 19 convenient shortcut function keys
  • Low profile for easy storage inside a keyboard drawer

Stylish & Clean white extended keyboard. Low profile Scissor keys reduces key stroke travel distances and eases pressure on your finger tips. Mac OS X v10.3 to v10.7 and above.

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List Price: $ 34.99

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  1. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Mostly good update of the old Icekey keyboard, April 22, 2013
    By 
    Tony W

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    This review is from: Macally USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Shortcut Function Keys (iceKey2) (Personal Computers)

    If you are a fan of the older Macally Icekey keyboard, this is a pretty fine replacement. The look and feel is practically identical. The main difference is that this newer model has Mac-specific function keys that work without having to install any driver software. F1, for example, issues a Cmd-Q to quit the current application, F2 does a Cmd-X for copy, etc. The downside is that without any software to control it, you are stuck with the default functions. If you have setup your F1-F15 keys to perform your own custom functions, then you have to hold down the “Fn” key (the one to the right of Control key that used to be a non-working blank key on the old Icekey) and then press the F1-F15 key in order to bypass the built-in function. This behavior cannot be reversed or modified, so it might take some getting used to. I always had F1 setup to launch my web browser, and now I’m constantly quitting the current app by mistake.

    Also, I have found that the two USB ports do not work properly. Maybe they are non-standard, or maybe I just got a bad keyboard? All I know is my mouse and printer work fine when plugged into the old Icekey, but not on this new model. So you might want to make sure you have a separate USB hub.

    I love typing on this keyboard, but I have to knock one star off for the lack of configuration software, and one star for the non-working USB ports. I give it three stars.

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  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Ever. Better than MS Ergo, HP (barely), Logitech. As good as Apple, January 12, 2013
    By 
    Avraham (linden NJ) –
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    This review is from: Macally USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Shortcut Function Keys (iceKey2) (Personal Computers)

    I am a win7 user, and a rad student. I type ALLOT. this keyboard is simply the best if you like short key strokes (Scissor keys, like laptops).
    I have gone through many many good keyboards, loved many but this one takes the cake.
    Pros:
    USB extension ports
    Key response
    Reliability (see below)
    Layout
    Profile
    Looks cool
    I used to work in construction and I have huge hands, I bang on the keyboard with quite a force and it lasts, sometimes I fly by and it never misses a key. Just love it.

    Neutral – Durability . Durable, but not baby proof – My toddler son took apart a few keys and ..
    Very hard to replace a key once removed (its like.. well, scissors..)

    Cons :
    for the life of me I cannot think on any. really its not supposed to be toddler proof and it has outlasted many other much more expensive Keyboards.
    Its made for Macs, so instead of WIN start you have a MAC start. but it works.
    Its not ergonomic, but its not supposed to be such and anyway its just good plain simple layout.

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  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great keyboard!, November 29, 2012
    By 
    Pooch

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    This review is from: Macally USB 2.0 Slim Keyboard with Shortcut Function Keys (iceKey2) (Personal Computers)

    I’ve tried all the various official apple keyboards, Blutooth and USB and this one by far has one of the best feels for less than half the price. Shortcuts on all the F keys all work great on my MBP 2012. I really like the key travel on this board, feels a bit deeper than the apple native stuff, but good rebound and the whole package is still decently low profile.

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