"Great Sturdy Keyboard"4.5 starson by BlessedToBeFree
Pros: Very Sturdy, superb key feel, great battery life, attractive, compact.
Cons: Nothing I dislike about this keyboard.
Summary: I have been using an IBM KB-8923 on a variety of computers since 1997 and to this day love and still use that keyboard. At my home office workstation I have 4 computers set up and have always searched for a keyboard to meet the standard set by the IBM.
This little diNovo keyboard fills the bill.
It is small so it does not take up any more real estate on my desk than is necessary which is appreciated. There is nothing flashy or gimmicky about this keyboard but is a classy piece of equipment. The gloss black and aluminum is a nice looking touch.
The keyboard feel is the most important quality to me. The tactile feedback of the keys is perfect for my taste, even better than the IBM with a short solid stroke.
The weight of the keyboard is hefty for its small size and keeps it firmly in place. The weight is a nice alternative to the standard keyboard fare delivered with most systems.
Battery life has been very good. I have used this keyboard everyday now for about a year and have replaced the batteries once.
The full size number pad and quick access to the calculator is a handy feature in my work. Volume controls work nicely. The additional function keys are nice giving quick access to my email and media content control.
It would be nice if the USB receiver were as small as the Logitech Nano receiver or even better for the notebooks if the keyboard had Bluetooth connectivity.
Overall, this is a very satisfying purchase. I will be looking for a replacement keyboard on my two workstations and the diNovo ?Keyboard for Notebooks? will likely be the choice for a no-nonsense keyboard desktop or notebook.