Number Pad for MBP?

antonchigurh

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Feb 21, 2011
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I bought a 13" MBP a few months ago for my primary business computer and all things considered it has been fantastic. I like the keyboard and the track pad, but one thing that I really miss when building models and using Excel in general is having a number pad (10-key). Between the fact that I travel between offices in Colorado and Arizona and that I really like using multi-touch on the track pad, I really don't want to move to a full sized keyboard with installed number pad.

I have been looking at the Logitech N305 and the Microsoft Bluetooth Number Pad (I know, the M-word sucks), and both work but have draw-backs: the Logitech requires a re-map of keys and the Microsoft apparently goes to sleep often and drives users crazy.

Does anyone have experience with these two models or have other recommendations?
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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Hamilton, Ontario
I bought a 13" MBP a few months ago for my primary business computer and all things considered it has been fantastic. I like the keyboard and the track pad, but one thing that I really miss when building models and using Excel in general is having a number pad (10-key). Between the fact that I travel between offices in Colorado and Arizona and that I really like using multi-touch on the track pad, I really don't want to move to a full sized keyboard with installed number pad.

I have been looking at the Logitech N305 and the Microsoft Bluetooth Number Pad (I know, the M-word sucks), and both work but have draw-backs: the Logitech requires a re-map of keys and the Microsoft apparently goes to sleep often and drives users crazy.

Does anyone have experience with these two models or have other recommendations?
i know you say you dont want to carry a keyboard around but the wired mac keyboard with num pad has been great for me
 
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