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Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

price, usability, size, design

durability, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 - BlackMicrosoft Wired Keyboard 500 - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Many are negative about the size.

size

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Keyboard 500 (3-Pack) 104-Key Wired PS/2 Black Spanish Latin America JUB00009 JUB-00009Microsoft Keyboard 500 (3-Pack) 104-Key Wired PS/2 Black Spanish Latin America JUB00009 JUB-00009

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ps/2 connection only

 

none

keyboard is equipped with a ps/2 connection. Requires a ps/2 -usb adapter to utilize. Keyboard should be shipped with this adapter included. this fact should be made aware on the product description section

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works

 

It works.

Its a keyboard. I am using it to type this right now. It works just fine. I needed a new one and didn't want to invest a lot of money into a nice gaming one. Also needed one that wouldn't take a lot of room up on my desk since I have textbooks and what...

None

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's a Keyboard!

 

I may not LOVE Microsoft, but I LOVE their keyboards. The function row keys are 2/3 normal height, but they don't need to be. The home/end/insert/delete/pg-up/dn keys are2x3, not the usual 3x2. Easy to get used to, however. Only one windows key?! The...

This keyboard works ; Is smaller sized ; Is black. Even the safety label is completely black (with a little red) ; The command keys on top work nicely ; Keys are very quiet ; I feel the PS/2 cable is not to short or long ; CHEAP! (but sturdy) ; It is...

Not Ergonomic like my old one ; Shortcut keys (Control+C,V,X,B,U,I,O,P,Y,N,F,A,S,Z) highlighted (I use a different keyboard layout than QWERTY). This might be useful for other people, though ; See other thoughts

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Microsoft ZG6-00006 Black 103 Normal Keys 10 Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard 500 - OEM

 

the keyboard works like a gem. I'm building the PC right now and haven't had any issues so far. Can't beat this keyboard for the cost.

inexpensive ; functional ; easy to use

none

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

keys too soft

 

it works ; has useful volume control keys

keys too soft ; no click sound to validate typing ; no power on/off key

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good basic KB

 

Bought 2 and have used them on 2 computers. Good basic functionality. Easy connection and no problems, PS2 connection. Giving 1 to my daughter to replace a trashed out KB and she is happy with it

None

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Soft like cotton

 

I got this keyboard from newegg last week and the first time I put my fingers on it I fell in love with it. As an Emacs user, the most important and almost the only thing I care is the feeling to hit this keyboard. I had several keyboards before and...

Maybe it is inconvenient for someone: since its "Insert-Home-Pageup" keys are differently distributed as a normal keyboard. But I don't care since as an Emacs user I do not need these keys at all ; And, being a little picky, I wish this keyboard had NO...

May, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good keyboard

 

Radishes can be used as replacement ping pong balls...not!

Compact, nice multimedia buttons.

No driver disk, took about 15 mins delving through the depths of the Micro$oft site trying to find them.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great

 

Maybe I should get a puppy. ^_^

Price, spill proof

The characters look to be painted on with some cheap looking stuff that'll probably rub off after a while. No biggie just buy another one ; they're so cheap

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good

 

For those curious, I ordered the keys as follows:

Cheap, solid, nice little click to the keys. I've been using this keyboard for about 6 months now for tasks like word docs to fps gaming and it's been good. At first, I was bothered by the layout of the delete, home, and end keys because I use them a...

There is a bit of plastic to plastic friction that may or may not affect you during gaming depending on how hard you push the keys. At first, the layout of the delete, home, end keys. I would've liked to have a dedicated Next and Previous or Back...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Ergonomics

Cable Length:59.8

Keyboard

Device interface:PS/2
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:104 / 105
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Compatibility:PCS
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, Windows ME, & Windows 2000 / Windows XP Home Edition/XP Professional/ 2000 Professional/Millennium Edition/98/ NT 4.0 / Windows XP, ME, 2000
I/O ports:PS/2
Keyboard function keys:10
Minimum system requirements:PS/2 port

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: No
Minimum hard disk space:35
Minimum processor:Pentium 133 MHz / Pentium 133 MHz/Pentium 233 MHz
Minimum RAM:64
Processor frequency:133

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 6.85 x 1.5 / 6.85 x 17 x 1.5
Keyboard Weight:23.3