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Pros: Well-made and decent looking and more importantly it's comfortable to use. The two USB 2.0 ports are also an added bonus.
Cons: Minor - smoother tactile feedback for the keys would've made it nicer.

Perixx PERIPAD-202HW

Today, we will be looking at a nifty little accessory designed to make numerical data entry a whole lot easier and more comfortable. It’s the PERIPAD-202 from our good friends at Perixx.

Perixx PERIPAD-202HW Perixx PERIPAD-202HWThe Perixx PERIPAD-202HW comes in slim and simple packaging. Inside you will find the keypad and the instruction manual (not pictured).

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As you can see, the colour scheme of the review sample is quite fitting for Mac users but if white isn’t your colour, Perixx also have a black version available.

As you’d expect, the keypad has all the numbers, decimal point, plus and minus symbols, etc but Perixx have also included a TAB and backspace key which is definitely very handy. There is also a numlock button.

Perixx have very thoughtfully added 2x USB 2.0 ports that flank either side of the keypad, so you don’t have to worry about losing a USB port – especially important when using a laptop.

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The large keys ensure you don’t mistype the wrong numbers, and the keys themselves are quiet and provide satisfying tactile feedback. Although if they were a tad smoother it would be even better. It didn’t take long before we got used to using the keypad, and it certainly helps speed up numerical data entry.

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We tested to see if it worked on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion and Mavericks) as well as Windows 7 and 8 – all worked flawlessly. This will also work on older versions of Windows since it uses generic built in drivers.

All in all, the PERIPAD-202HW does exactly what it’s supposed to with a few added bonuses, so we can’t fault it. Also given the fact that it’s only £9.99 at the time of writing, we would definitely recommend it.