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Product Review: Laptop haters might love the Atek OnBoard Travel Keyboard

If you simply hate the idea of having to do work on a laptop because you're not used to typing on laptops, then the Atek OnBoard Travel Keyboard might be for you.

But I can't relate to the laptop haters out there. For me, I just adapt -- especially since I do most of my work on laptops.

Atek_onboard_travel_keyboard It's a desktop keyboard, but just designed travel-size. It's Windows and Mac compatible, but not all keys work with Mac OS X.

And I can understand the need for this if you never work on a laptop except a couple times a year when you have to work in a hotel room for a business trip. It's just faster to work on this kind of keyboard.

I had no problems using it. But it's not a perfect desktop keyboard. A normal desktop keyboard has 104 keys -- this has 99. (The five keys it does not have are Print Screen, Scroll Lock, Pause Break and right side Ctrl and Windows keys.)

See more about the keyboard in the video below, or check out my print review at MiamiHerald.com.

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digital camera g

I have used one of those before. In many ways, it just did not feel right. It occupies a space somewhere in between the laptop keyboard and the desktop keyboard, without meeting the user experience of either. If you ask me, it is not money well spent.

Bridget Carey

Yeah, I agree with you, Digital Camera G. This isn't something for everyone.

I just think it's worth spending a week or two getting used to your laptop keyboard... and if you *still* can't stand typing on a laptop, consider bringing along a separate desktop keyboard. This one by Atek just happens to be a good travel size for laptop bags.

Electronics Philippines

Well, this Atek OnBoard Travel Keyboard is definitely perfectly for travel. But sad to say it doesn't have any Print Screen, Scroll Lock, Pause Break and right side Ctrl and Windows keys. Thanks for sharing.

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