I got this keyboard in spring 2010, thinking that it is comparable to my laptop’s keyboard, only as an external USB version. I like my laptop keyboard for its precision, stiffness and pressure point, so I bought it. The touch point is a neat extension, directly comparable to the Laptop’s integrated one. A touchpad would have been perfect, so that I could use it as scroll pad.
But as usual, reality doesn’t match expectation: The embedded keyboard itself matches the Laptop’s one. But the case of the keyboard is a bad, probably cheap compromise. It is a flexible, bendable plastic case. They tried to make the case stiffer with plastic bars, but it is no match to my Laptop’s keyboard.
The case has to be stiffened. I had an old metal plate from a HiFi car amplifier lying around that fitted the keyboard’s backside exactly. It is 1 mm thick and almost unbendable by hand. The snap-on case is cracked opened, the plate fastened to the case with screws and nuts. Then, the case is reassembled. Now, it it may even carry the name IBM, as stiff as it became.