What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Verbatim Slimline Full Size Wired Keyboard USB Plug-and-Play – Compatible with PC, Laptop – Black?

A total of 9 reviews of this product on Reddit.

3 points


23rd Mar 2017

Just get a $7 keyboard off Amazon. You’ll be so glad you have it because you can use it for setting up wifi, scraping, playing DosBox games, etc

Verbatim Slimline Corded USB Keyboard, Black (99201) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017M4IX8W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4FZ0yb357TNE9

1 point


1st Oct 2020

Well I found this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017M4IX8W/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=verbatim+keyboard&qid=1601570243&sr=8-1. It is the one that is in your picture. BUt it is not mechanical. And I could not find any other keyboard. 🙁 Sorry.

1 point


6th Dec 2017

Get a inexpensive USB keyboard and just plug it into your XB1. That’s what I do. For this application, even a dirt cheap $8 one will work fine. i f you take this or /u/Syronimus ‘s similar advice, keep in mind the XB1 recognizes common windows keyboard shortcuts like “Ctrl+C” and “Ctrl+V” for copying and pasting text, respectively. That helps when you keep having to type things like “Col 285 Sector”.

1 point


4th Jan 2022

Keyboards mostly have the same keycap sizes. For example:

  • Letters and numbers are 1 “unit” (written as 1u)
  • Backspace is 2u
  • backslash (pipe) is 1.5u
  • Enter is 2.25u
  • right Shift is 2.75u
  • right Ctrl is 1.25u

There are some common variations. For example, on 65% keyboards, the right Shift is 1.75u to squeeze in a 1u up arrow key next to it.

Mechanical keyboard enthusiasts commonly replace their keycaps to customize their keyboards. There are lots of keycap sets out there. Matrix Cotton Candy keycaps were all the rage in 2019. Drop + MiTo GMK Laser keycaps are pretty popular. I joined a group buy for DSS Lightcycle. I think MW Commute looks pretty neat.

Because keycaps sizes are standard, any of those sets will fit a standard 60%, TKL, or full size keyboard. They will also fit a Dygma Raise, with the exception of the split space bars. Most will also fit a Keebio Quefrency, since its 2.25u left space and a 2.75u right space are relatively easy to find in keycap sets.

The UHK shortened all the keys on the right column by 0.5u:

  • Backspace is 1.5u
  • backslash (pipe) is 1u
  • Enter is 1.75u
  • right Shift is 2.25u
  • right shift is 2.25u

I think they did this to make the two halves more symmetrical, but it also means that you are going to have a very hard time finding replacement keycaps for it. Of course, there is nothing to worry about if you never plan to replace your keycaps, but it is something to keep in mind.

Key switches are an entirely personal choice. The cool kids like to make fun of Cherry MX browns, but there is actually nothing wrong with them. I mentioned Gateron yellow switches for the Quefrency build only because they are a popular linear switch and are very inexpensive, which will help keep your cost down. Gateron yellow switches are US$0.23 each, and Kailh box silent brown switches are US$0.60 each. You will need 70 switches for a 65% Quefrency, so the numbers add up.

Many prebuilt keyboards solder their switches to the PCB. However, over the last couple of years, many keyboard manufacturers have shifted toward hot swap sockets. These allow you to replace the key switch without soldering.

Cheap membrane keyboards like this one from Verbatim are normally pretty thin. However, the height of mechanical key switches require that the keyboard be thicker. This results in the keycaps sitting higher from the desktop. A wrist rest (really a palm rest) prevents you from bending your wrists back when resting and keeps your hands in line with your arms. There is a wide selection of wrist rests. Some people like the Glorious wrist rests. I personally like the Grifiti Fat Wrist Pad.

1 point


6th Nov 2021

Buy a new keyboard, they really aren’t very expensive…


You could probably even get one for free off Craigslist or something

1 point


25th Apr 2021

Verbatim 99202. No need to get fancy.

1 point


2nd Aug 2018


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPUAMD – Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor$149.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardAsus – STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard$70.00
MemoryG.Skill – Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory$80.98 @ Newegg
StorageInland – 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$39.99 @ Amazon
Video Asus – Radeon RX 580 4GB Dual Video $224.99 @ Amazon
CaseCougar – MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case$39.99 @ B&H
Power SupplyEVGA – BQ 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ B&H
MonitorLG – 24MP59G-P 23.8" 1920×1080 75Hz Monitor$126.99 @ Amazon
MouseRedragon – Centrophorus M601 Wired Optical Mouse$11.99 @ Amazon
OtherAmazonBasics Mechanical Feel Gaming Keyboard$16.13 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-02 17:19 EDT-0400

It’s a bit over budget but this is what I would get. You can get an hdd later, Along with getting a windows key later while using windows 10 unactivated right now until you can afford a key. Also the reason I went with the monitor I choice was because not only is it a 75 hertz monitor that also has an ips panel, But it also has freesync.

Edit: found a decent add on keyboard to keep the build under budget. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017M4IX8W/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

EDit: If you can spare the extra upfront cost I would get the 8gb rx 580. It’s 25-35 more but you’ll be able to use the card longer this way.