Rated 5 out of 5 by LaptopMonster from Exactly what I wanted Just got this keyboard to use with my T430s, and it's glorious. I strongly recommend it. For several years, I've used the $50 USB Lenovo trackpoint keyboard. That one is also very nice, but the page up/down is different than the T430s - switching between the two was surprisingly annoying. This keyboard is exactly the same layout as my T430s and feels very, very similar to me. Bluetooth is a slight improvement over USB as well, both for making it more portable and avoiding tangling myself in the cord when I stand up. Make sure you let it install the updated driver after you install. Otherwise, you can't set FnLk on, which I greatly prefer. So far I love this keyboard - highly recommend it.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by kkwst2 from Great product, just make it backlit This thing works very well. I use it with a Surface Pro which has worked out beautifully. The trackpoint drivers aren't perfect. In particular, the scrolling doesn't work right and is hard to activate in some programs, particularly Chrome. Sometimes it scrolls right away and sometimes you have to fiddle with where you put the cursor. The shortcut keys for volume, brightness, search, etc. work beautifully though. If they could add back-lighting and improve the scrolling drivers it would be perfect. I touch type, but it is hard to fiddle with the function keys and such in the dark.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from "Best of Both Worlds" Keyboard for MAC & PC!!!!!! This keyboard is the BEST of BOTH WORLDS!!! I can use the Trackpoint eraserhead pointing stick embedded in the keyboard at the same time as the MacBook built-in Trackpad. This gives me the BEST of BOTH WORLDS. For certain tasks, the built-in MacBook Trackpad is comfortable and fun to use. For other tasks, the precision and efficiency of the embedded-keyboard-trackpoint means I can keyboard+mouse much faster because I don't have to take my hands off the keyboard to mouse around the screen. This keyboard also is perfectly sized to fit over the top of a MacBook, around and on top of the MacBook built-in keyboard, while NOT hiding or obscuring the MacBook trackpad. It is uncanny how well this keyboard works with MacBooks. Also, using this Bluetooth keyboard on my Lap while in meetings makes it easier for me to use my MacBook without being a rude distraction to my meeting colleagues. And, the middle button scolls on the Mac! Simply awesome and the "Best of Both Worlds"!!!
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by penguinx60t from Fantastic I love it. Great trackpoint, a truly excellent iteration of the keyboard layout, and wonderful battery life. Also, fits over a macbook pro keyboard (as long as you shove it all the way forward, so the rubber foot doesn't hit the power button; also disable the clickpad in accessibility). Third button also seems to send click-on-scroll, but that's also probably a mac oddity. I guess its just a shame I can't buy this exact keyboard on a real thinkpad; the current models are all buttonless, and have weirdo clickpads (which makes the trackpoint all but an... appendage).
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Overall Good, but Need to Fix the BT Connection I own two of these that I use with my HTPCs. Compared to the last keyboard I had, this one weighs half as much, is a better keyboard and as a long time ThinkPadder, the stick is great. The only real problem I have with it is the Bluetooth connection. It always stays connected, but at times it gets lethargic or if you take your finger off the stick, the pointer keeps going. Now, if I point the keyboard directly at the Bluetooth receiver, it clears right up, but I thought Bluetooth had better range. Both PCs sit less than eight feet from the keyboard. I can pair my headphones and phone, then go two rooms over and it still works well. I'd agree a backlight would make this thing just about perfect if they solve the connection problem of course. At $80 a pop, I wouldn't say it's a value proposition, but still a good value compared to the other options available right now.
Date published: 2015-03-24
ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint US English
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