Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
Average customer rating:
(7 Reviews) 7
Rating Snapshot(7 reviews)
5 of 7(71%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
Review 1 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
No real middle mouse button
Date:June 24, 2014
"I'm an X windows user, and make extensive use of the middle mouse button with the trackpoint. I've used many Lenovo laptops and keyboards and until now loved them all because they had a three button mouse built right into the keyboard.
Unfortunately, the middle mouse button on this keyboard is not really a middle mouse button, because it doesn't allow you to drag. The minute you drag, the mouse button is reported as released and instead up and down movement gets reported as scroll wheel events. Worse, I can't even get the horizontal scroll wheel to work, because it seems to get reported as a completely different class of usb hid event.
What's so frustrating about this is that it's trivial to configure the X server to emulate a scroll wheel given a third mouse button, but almost impossible to do the converse. Why did Lenovo do this do the keyboard instead of just having the driver software or configuration handle scrollwheel emulation for people who want it?"
Review 4 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
Great for travel but also wrist / shoulder relief
Date:April 15, 2014
"This is a really great keyboard. The form and size allows for travel but I've got these for my desktop machines at home and work. The low profile helps with wrist strain and the compact size allows the mouse to be closer and your shoulder positions to be more neutral which is really nice. You can SWITCH the Ctrl and Fn key functions if you like. It's in the manual. That said, I haven't switched it and I use the Ctrl key extensively without issue. Also, I keep the F# keys active instead of the multimedia keys."
Review 5 for ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
Fn key is where the Ctrl key should be!
Date:April 1, 2014
"I really tried to like this keyboard. It has so much about it that is GREAT. However, after 2 months of trying to get used to it, I just couldn’t: the Fn key is where the Ctrl key should be! I use the Ctrl key A LOT (e.g., copy/paste and a zillion other important keyboard shortcuts). I need to be able to reliably hit it without looking for it. This is no longer possible as it is not in the most logical place: the bottom left corner. I am therefore going to have to sell my brand new keyboard on eBay because I simply cannot get used to this.
I therefore advise everyone to think long and hard about where they need their Ctrl key to be, as it is not in the right place on this keyboard.