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Macally IKEY5 USB SLIM Keyboard

Macally IKEY5 USB SLIM Keyboard
alaScore 81

162 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The build quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Macally IKEY5 USB SLIM Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Macally IKEY5 USB SLIM Keyboard


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Macally IKEY5 USB SLIM Keyboard from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Macally IKEY5 USB Slim KeyboardMacally USB Slim Keyboard and Optical Game Mouse Combo (IKEY5COMBO)

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Affordable, not *too* big, and keys don't feel *too* bad

Compared with the similar MacAlly icekey, this is terrible. Keys are much louder, general build feels flimsy. Symbols are screened onto the keys using some weird material that's not sharp and has a funny grip-tape type of feel. WAY too much "chrome"...

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Better than expected


I actually had no intention of using this keyboard and mouse. I was going to sell it along with my old system to up the resale value and keep my more expensive wireless Logitech keyboard for my new computer. While we were rearranging computers however...

Keyboard has great tactile response ; Nice to have a power key on the keyboard again ; Dedicated volume control and eject keys help keep function keys simple

The mouse is a little undersized


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Think of it as a disposable keyboard


Took only 24 hours from ordering to the shipment appearing outside my office door. Excellent!

Needed a keyboard for the Mac in my lab, and this was the cheapest. The white keys aren't ideal for hiding stains, but the price itself is worth using this keyboard until it doesn't work anymore before discarding it. So far, the keys feel great, every...

Would have loved it better in black to hide stains

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Not bad for the money


You get what you pay for. At this price, don't expect an Apple-quality keyboard.

Refusing to spend $50 on the Apple keyboard, I decided to give this one a shot. While it's definitely not the highest-end keyboard on the market, it is sufficient. The shortcut keys (i.e. mute, volume, and eject) work great. Also, the built-in USB hub...

I agree with a previous poster in that the 1" border is excessive ; it makes the keyboard look huge. Additionally, the paint on the keys looks faded right out of the box. I bet that the paint will be fully faded within a year. Also, the keys are...

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macally iKey Slim USB Keyboard Model IKEY5


usb ports on back is no problem

Price,Thin nice key feedback and feel

usb ports on rear not side

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Very good keyboard and mouse for my new Mac Mini. The keyboard has a wonderful positive feel and the mouse has an excellent feel. This is an ideal accessory package to my Mac Mini. Much better than my original keyboard and mouse that came with my Apple G4

None at all. If you have a Mac Mini, get this keyboard and mouse

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Good Keyboard


Good if you just need a cheap keyboard, but I would pay a little more for something better.

Works fine, keys feel great to type on

The USB ports don't supply enough power to many devices, and sometimes they start acting like USB 1.1 ports. Also sometimes OSX needs to re-detect the keyboard

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macally iKey Slim USB Keyboard Model IKEY5


Is marketed for MACs but it looks just like any other cheapo PC keyboard, and I doubt it has any added functionality.

It is a somewhat slim usb keyboard with 2 ports

Cheap. It is slim, but has nearly a 1" boarder going around the sides. The 2 USB ports come out the back towards the right hand side which IMHO is not ideal. The keys don't feel right in a cheap sort of way

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Pretty good for the price


Though this is many times better than the USB keyboard it's replacing, it's still not the best. I believe I would of preferred a standard keyboard over a slim style, but this is in no way a "bad" keyboard.

Native Macintosh layout/buttons, casing very ridged, matches most current mac models, flat keys are always cool

Not true "scissor keys", keys can be a bit stiff, USB ports are only on the right, casing/edge can be intrusive(depressed keys go at or below edge level)


Product Specifications

The Macally iKey5Combo, USB slim keyboard and optical game mouse combo, is the best choice for budget conscious people looking for comfort and quality in their keyboard and mouse!


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Macally iKey

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):USB
Pointing Device / Manipulator:Mouse

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later