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Insignia™ - USB Keyboard - Black-Front_Standard

Insignia™ - USB Keyboard - Black

Model: NS-PNK8001SKU: 5709661

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1075 reviews

97%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Good Fast and Responsive Keyboard

    Posted
    KnightTechDev
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    The keyboard is very fast and responsive, and there was plenty in stock at the location I shopped at which made it very convenient, this is an item I needed at the time as my wireless keyboard and mouses were having problems, so far this keyboard is performing well. The only issues are the keys are a bit too small and too close together so it's very easy to press multiple or the wrong keys by mistake while typing, the edge of keyboard is a bit too sharp and need to be a bit more rounded off so they don't feel uncomfortable, and the cord is too short and thin. That's it, it really is a good keyboard and fine for gaming, browsing the web, content creation, and being productive. The price is reasonable for such a product. I'm still debating on weither or not to return the keyboard for exchange and get a different one wired like a Logitech or Razer Cynosa Chroma or to keep this one because it works so well and get a Logitech or Razer Cynosa Chroma keyboard too and have this one as a backup,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Fine Keyboard For An Excellent Price

    Posted
    Ditto
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    To my great annoyance, a key broke off the keyboard of my Acer laptop. I tried gluing the key back on and, that caused the key to lock in place to where I couldn't use that particular key. The laptop was still usable barring the one messed up key so, I spoke with the Best Buy computer geeks to find a solution. They suggested I buy a keyboard that I could hook up to the laptop so, I could type in stuff and still use the still otherwise functional laptop. I bought the Insignia as it cost me just $10. The keyboard was easy to connect (used a standard USB port), didn't require any software set up and started working immediately. I've used it for at least 2 months now and, it's been great. It does everything I need it to do and has saved me the cost of buying a new laptop. If you want a good basic affordable keyboard, this one might be the one for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Price But Doesn't Work Well With Apple iMac

    Posted
    theBBGuy
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    I bought this keyboard for my Dad's iMac since the keyboard that came with the iMac is so small. My dad was having troubles typing on the included apple keyboard so I bought this one for him. The price is good compared to the other full size keyboard. The only issue with this keyboard is that it doesn't work after you wake up the iMac from sleep mode. The only solution here is to unplug the keyboard USB and plug it back into the iMac. This happened probably 3 times during the week taken that my dad uses his new iMac every other day. So I will be returning this keyboard and get him the real Apple full size magic keyboard. I don't recommend this keyboard for iMac since we have experienced some issues using with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actual employee review 10/10

    Posted
    chrisonthedot

    I bought this as a joke since my co workers and i use it on a daily basis. I had my fun and all ,but then I got home and tried it on some PC games and it actually feels good. When we use it in stores we're pretty much standing all the time and we never really think about it ,but ever since I sat down with it . It's as if i am typing in heaven. As I am typing with the keyboard right now I gotta say Insignia did a 10/10 job. like no joke my dudes good job. even for a simple keyboard I'd say that is a hands down experience. Ba dum tss. If you read through all of this I will say. enjoy your experience. I cannot recommend this keyboard enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    Posted
    Calvin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    For the price this keyboard is excellent. I personally prefer membrane style keyboards so the type and feel of this keyboard is great. I do wish the spacing between the keys wasn't so much as far as the Function keys at the top and the Number Pad etc, but who can complain for a keyboard less than $20? The keyboard is a great option for anyone that needs a cheap keyboard to either temporarily replace their keyboard being serviced OR even to use full time, if you wish. Personally I will be going back to my Microsoft Surface Pro keyboard once I receive it back from Microsoft. This keyboard will certainly stick around though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    REOCCURRING PROBLEM

    Posted
    PAPPY
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My wife and I both had the insignia, wired keyboard. Both of us had the same problem, after a year or so. The capital letter** control stopped working correctly. Before the ** I was using normal typing. After the ** I hit the “Cap Lock” button and there was no change. All at once, this keyboard will start typing all caps, even when the caplock is turned off. Other than this it is a great board. I even had trouble logging on to Best Buy because it was typing capital letters when it was to be typing lower case and then lower case when it was suppose to be typing upper case letters. I am switching brands.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Servicable as a replacement keyboard for a Mac

    Posted
    Aloe
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    Not perfect, but, it works and the price point is so worth it. It's a bit clacky sounding like old school keyboards, but I'm fine with that. Of course the mac keys options/commands are missing. Also, for anyone looking to get a temporary inexpensive Mac keyboard, this worked very well because its USB (wired) in. Wireless will not work for Macs. One little glitch that I haven't found the solution to, not often, but, on occasion, it is not communicating to the desktop. Easiest fix is to unplug and re-plug. Then it works again! Glad I got is and $10 price tag is the 2nd best part:D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good price/product/warranty

    Posted
    GTRMan
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    I purchased this Insignia KB because the higher-end HP laptop’s builtin KB shorted out when something got spilled onto some keys. Unfortunatwly it’s out of warranty now since it’s 7 years old and limited options in replacing the unit’s outer housing with the KB included because HP won’t offer any warranty servicing. I had to get this to even use the laptop at all so easy choice, since it’s a great laptop and very fast with many programs and softwares already installed. So I have to plug this into a USB port to use it and it works great with no problems at all and a god warranty besides

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job nicely

    Posted
    nelbikmit
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    This is a bare bones keyboard, corded (USB), without any smart keys or bluetooth capabilities, but I am very happy with it. Set up was a breeze in that both computers (Mac and Windows) recognized it when plugged in and asked for a few keystrokes to complete the set up. Keys are soft and receptive with adequate feedback. No ergonomics with this basic of a unit but I personally never liked ergonomic keyboards. This was a panic buy because my friend got water on the keyboards of both of our laptops (thankfully older) frying out the keyboards. This gives some extra life at a very budget friendly price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Honestly Surprised

    Posted
    MAGNE
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    I have used and owned several commonly known mechanical keyboards for the past 4 years. I was very hesitant having to purchase a simple keyboard just for my spare linux tower. As soon as it arrived in the mail, I plugged it in and started typing away. Within seconds, I was more than pleased and extremely satisfied... not only with the price of the keyboard...the feel of the keys are responsive and its quite nice to revert back to a quite keyboard. The way the keys click in and pop back have a good solid feel as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not even functional

    Posted
    Rory

    Utter piece of junk. Out of the box, the entire bottom row of arrow keys barely work and many other keys randomly cut out when holding them down regardless of pressure. I expect this kind of wear after a year of use from a cheap keyboard, but not out of the box. Do yourself a favor and always keep a spare keyboard from a respectable store around so you never have to deal the kind of stuff unscrupulous brick and mortars peddle desperate customers. No, this isn't what you should expect from a keyboard for $13.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for what I need

    Posted
    HLynn
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    As a writer, I need a basic, durable, keyboard. I wasn't interested in all the bells and whistles and ergonomics and everything else you can get. I wanted a basic plug-in keyboard. This one is similar to one that I had to replace except that it's quieter. I'm sure the people around me appreciate that when I'm writing at 3 a.m.. I'm pretty happy with this purchase. I wouldn't say it was a real exciting purchase but it was definitely needed. And the price was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia™ - USB Keyboard - Black

    Posted
    dbrum
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    I had a similar Logitech but spilled a drink on it so needed a replacement. After reading the specs and excellent reviews for the Insignia I decided to give a try and very glad I did. Other than the name I see no difference between the Insignia and my old Logitech and actually like the feel of the tactile keys better on the Insignia. If you are needing a no thrills yet quality keyboard then this is a great option!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a Good Keyboard

    Posted
    DudeinColorado
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    I needed a Wired Keyboard because of a problem I was having on a computer. I plugged it in and the Keyboard doe not work well. You have to push the keys really hard to get anything to show up. I know it's a cheap inexpensive keyboard, but it should at a minimum allow you to type without having to struggle. I would pay more to get something that works PS: I try to be extremely fair in my reviews, so I almost never give a 1 review

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like the keyboard!

    Posted
    Marty
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    The USB Insignia keyboard and Insignia mouse are on sale (today only) at half price for the two. Even at full price which is what I paid, it is good value. A reviewer had said that the cap lock light does not go on but it does for me. I bought the keyboard because of the number pad and use it with my Mac Mini. It would have been nice to have a keyboard specifically made for Mac, but this keyboard works fine with my computer. I find the touch typing experience to be adequate and have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Mspeeps71
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    This keyboard was exactly what I needed at a price that was appreciated. My old keyboard was sticking and I had to bang on it sometimes to get it working properly so I ran out and grabbed this one last minute. Love that it was plug and play no need to worry about compatibility. Thank you Best Buy for having an old mechanical keyboard on the shelf when a wireless would have have me out unable to work. (No wireless allowed at work)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what you need it to do, slightly noisy

    Posted
    AParsons
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    Basic keyboard, does as it should. I got this for a cheap temp replacement for my Mac keyboard. Works fine, obviously some of the keys that are shortcuts don't work the same, since I have a Mac and this has shortcuts for a Windows computer. Other than that, the keyboard works fine, though a bit noisy when typing on it compared to how quiet the Mac keyboard is that I am used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    DrPeno
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    I just needed a replacement keyboard for a desktop computer, and this one does the job nicely. Standard layout, standard feel, and so far, reliable performance. This keyboard isn't fancy, but I didn't want anything fancy. Just a regular keyboard to get stuff done, and this fits the bill. Got one on sale, and was very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality for the price

    Posted
    Skip
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I spilled coffee on my keyboard and needed a keyboard immediately but was on a limited budget before payday. So I saw the Insignia keyboard for less than 15 bucks. I decided to give it a try thinking if it sucks I will return and get a better one. I'm happy to say there is no need to return, it exceeded my expectations and is a quality product at a fantastic price, a real keeper. I'm glad I got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My second Insignia Keyboard

    Posted
    SusanW
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    These keyboards are affordable and very nice to type on. This is my second Insignia, the first fell victim to a liter bottle of iced tea that shouldn't have been anywhere near my desk. :-) And, on top of the fact that I like typing on these, Best Buy has the best price - they are less money than I could find on Amazon! Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend