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Cherry G 83-6105

Cherry G 83-6105
alaScore 83

466 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and reliability. The build quality and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the size.

value for money, design, build quality, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Cherry G 83-6105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Cherry G 83-6105


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Cherry G 83-6105 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on

build quality

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cherry G80-3000LSCEU-2 Standard KeyboardUs 104 Position Key Layout Black G83-6104LUNEU-2Classic 104KEY USB Black 19IN Keybd Win Keys Mech Switch

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Great Keyborad


Very nice keyboard. Has comfortable, sturdy keys. The keyboard connected quickly to my iPad and the battery last a long time. It was worth $39.99.

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Excellent small keyboard!


Anyone the loves small boards will love this board. The one other small board to consider is the I-Rocks KR-6820E-BK 104 keys, but it has mushier key action and is slightly larger. Reason I mention it, is that the I-Rocks costs less than half what this...

1. Very good key action ; 2. Surprisingly small, yet doesn't feel small. See Other Thoughts ; 3. Good key placement, with the proviso that all small boards have odd key placement. See Other Thoughts ; 4. Two Ctrl keys (and Alt keys too), and I like the...

The one key I don't like is the Enter key. Hard to find with my right pinky finger. A very minor quibble


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Awesome keyboard in some ways


If the keys were illuminated then this keyboard would be perfect because then the fading of the key labels would not come into play. I suppose if you're the type that NEVER looks at the keys it might not matter to you that the keys fade, but I still...

Excellent tactile feel! At first the keys were a little too hard to press but once I got used to them, I found I like this keyboard better than any other keyboard I've used. I hate mushy keys and this keyboard's keys are not that. I have had my...

It can seem loud at times. The labeling on the keys is cheap and have faded away on my most used keys! I got mine somewhat cheaper but there's no way that they should fade on a keyboard this expensive. I have had a keyboard that cost almost one tenth...

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Solid and reliable


Worth the price for the reliability.

Very solid keyboards. I have a number of Cherry keyboards and in fact replaced the stock Dell keyboard at work since I like the "feel" so much ; Like the fact that if something spills on it it keeps chugging


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not worth the RMA

usb, inexpensive

stopped working after two weeks

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Does NOT have a rear camera cutout.


Despite the fact that, as of August 2012, Kensington's spec sheet and even the product packaging claim that the portfolio has "cutouts for ... front and back camera", this is not the case. The back of the portfolio has exactly NO cutouts. I called...

no camera cutout

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Fine quality photos


I would give this a five star rating but since I\'m not a pro photographer I give it a 4 to leave a little room for the pros to argue. This product provides protection against scratches to your expensive DSLR lens and filters out the glare of certain...

Clear Optics","Easy To Use","Firm Mount","Strong Construction

A little tough to hook up

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Exactly what I needed and what was advertised!


I ordered two black dolly's for my large indoor plants. Shipped, and delivered quickly. Easy to assemble, and very durable. These plant dolly's are much better than the plastic plant dolly's you find at home improvement stores. Competitively priced as...

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16-Inch Plant Dolly


I bought 6 for my citrus trees for the patio. Loved them so well I bought 6 more last month for my large potted plants/trees/palms for the backyard/patio. Now, today, I am buying 6 more for my potted huckleberries and blueberries. Next month you never...

Product Specifications

Today's keyboard is assuming its place as the link for other peripherals to the PC terminal. Built-in magnetic-stripe and smart card readers, biometric fingerprint scanners and bar code scanners are becoming more commonplace, as retailers demand space-saving configurations. So too are port connections for other devices, allowing the keyboard to act as the wedge interface for separate scanners and card readers. Cherry Electrical Products offers the new G80-8116 full-size keyboard that integrates both a magnetic stripe reader and a touchpad with two mouse buttons directly into the keyboard. These space-saving, point-of-sale features make the G80-8116 ideal for POS, credit card, loyalty program, healthcare, banking, hospitality, inventory control, and membership/ID applications. The two-button touch pad is a unique new Cherry feature that eliminates the need for a separate, or standalone, pointing device at a POS workstation. Not only does this offer a significant space saving at the terminal, it also simplifies communication between the operator and the PC. To move the cursor, the operator need only slide their finger across the touch pad; to select items, the operator simply taps the touchpad. The ruggedly designed, lightweight keyboard consists of 120 keys. The keyboard's reliability is enhanced through use of Cherry MX switches. These key switches have uniquely constructed solid gold "cross-point" contacts that provide maximum contact pressure. They are also configured to provide minimum contact closure interference from foreign particles. Use of Cherry MX switches provides each key with a service life of greater than 50 million keystrokes.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Unix
Country Kits:Belgium/France/Germany/Germany / Russia/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Arabic/Czech/English/Finnish / Swedish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Spanish
Manufacturer:*WStore/AB Soft /AMSTech/Cherry/CNF/Datalux /ErgoKomfort/Inland Products/Innotek Technology/PORT/Road Warrior International/SIIG/Silicon Graphics
Model:11900/12100/13000/14000/14100/1800/1950/3000/3700/6101/6104/6105/6300/6504/6700/6716/6733/6754/6759/7000/8113/8116/8200/FingerTIP ID Board G83-14701/G80-1800/G80-3000/G81-1800/G81-3000/G83-6104/G83-6105/G83-6236 XXL/G83-6504/G83-6610 SmartBoard/G83-6744/ID Board/MultiBoard G80-1502/MultiBoard G80-8113/MultiBoard G80-8200/MultiBoard V2 G80-8113/SmartBoard G83-6716/SmartBoard G83-6744/SmartBoard G83-6759/TouchBoard G80-11900
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cherry / Cherry SmartBoard/Cherry Advanced Performance Line/Cherry Advanced Performance Line / Cherry SmartBoard/Cherry Classic Line/Cherry FingerTIP/Cherry G80/Cherry G81/Cherry G83/Cherry SmartBoard

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):AT/AT / PS/2/Parallel/PS/2/PS/2 / USB/PS/2 / Serial/PS/2 / USB/Serial/USB/USB / PS/2
Pointing Device / Manipulator:Mouse/N/A/Touchpad


Color:Beige/Beige / Gray/Black/Gray/Light gray/Tangerine/White
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /18 months warranty/2 years warranty /3 years warranty /5 years warranty


Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft DOS/Microsoft DOS 5.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Embedded/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/Microsoft Windows 95/98/Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Micr