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Not really a numpad replacement
on 25 July 2013
Works as described and I like the fact that you can customise the layout and switch between trackpad and numpad modes. The two things that let it down for me is that, although you can switch from numpad to trackpad via the trackpad, switching back to numpad requires you to use the system bar icon. Not a huge problem but a bit of a pain. The second thing is not a design flaw, I simply underestimated how much I relied on the physical feedback of a numpad's keys. Using flat 'touchpad' keys is a much slower process and you have to keep looking at the trackpad to make sure you're hitting the right keys, unlike a physical numpad where you can just work off the feel of the keyboard. It's an obvious flaw in retrospect, but its been a bigger pain than I thought it would be. At the end of the day you are paying for a few transparencies and a small app. Up to you whether it represents good value or not. I'm not convinced personally.