Best Numeric Keypads

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's the best number pads you can buy.

Truly Ergonomic numeric keypad 44156

This one is uniquely designed for data entry. For example, spread sheets.

Truly Ergonomic Numeric Keypad

Jelly Comb mechanical numeric keypad-s
“Mechanical Numeric Keypad,Jelly Comb USB Braid Cable Numpad 22-key Number Pad - Black” amazon

This one is excellent.

Note the additional keys.

The following one is not mechanical, but wireless.

I do not recommend wireless, because usually the keystrokes can be sniffed by hackers.

g-cord wireless numeric keypad
“G-Cord® 18 Keys Wireless USB Numeric Keypad for iMac, Macbook, Laptop / Notebook, Desktop / PC Computer Compatible with Windows and OS X System” amazon

Program Numeric Keypad as Function Keys

You can program the number pad keys as function keys. For example, launch browser, switch tabs, close tab.

See: How to Program Numeric Keypad as Function Keys