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Five Affordable Computer Keyboards of 2009

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 12/17/2009

Here are five of the best computer keyboards of 2009. None of these keyboards will cost you more than $50.

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    Logitech Wireless Desktop MK 300

    Logitech Wireless Desktop MK 300 Sleek design, uncluttered comfort and programmable keys are just some of the major features of the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK 300 Keyboard. This keyboard features a contemporary design and one-touch access controls for all your media applications. It also provides extended battery life and its programmable F-keys will give you quick access to music, video, email and application switching. (Price: $37.83)

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    iHome Wireless Multimedia Keyboard

    iHome Wireless Multimedia Keyboard and Laser Mouse Featuring 2.4GHz interference free connectivity, plug n play without synching, 4 programmable buttons and cursor speed buttons with a storable USB receiver, the iHome Wireless Multimedia Keyboard gives you intelligent power management, 1200 dpi optical resolution for more responsive movement, easy-to-setup wireless connectivity, a low profile, and whisper quiet keys. Plus of course it is available for a price that won't hurt your wallet. (Price: $43.39)

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    IOGear Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel, 2.4GHz Wireless GKM561R

    IOGear Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel, 2.4GHz Wireless GKM561R The IOGear Multimedia Keyboard is a wireless 2.4GHz keyboard which boasts an ultra-slim ergonomic profile. It comes with a built-in laser trackball with 400-1200 dpi resolution, and left/right buttons and a scroll wheel for easy navigation. This keyboard has 19 hotkeys for multimedia functions, slip resistant design on both sides with rubber grip and 78 channels. It also has an on/off switch to let you save on battery life. (Price: $44.99)

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    ASUS Wireless Eee Keyboard and Mouse Set

    ASUS Wireless Eee Keyboard and Mouse Set Aside from manufacturing the Eee PC, Asus is also busy with their keyboard products, such as this Wireless EEe Keyboard. It features wireless USB 2.0 connectivity to give you hassle-free plug-and-play setup, superb ergonomic design, chiclet style keyboard just like the new models of Eee PC, and a high-gloss design.(Price: $47.24)

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    EasyLink 2.4Ghz wireless mini keyboard with built-in optical trackball

    EasyLink 2.4Ghz wireless mini keyboard with built-in optical trackball Just by its name alone, you'd know that the EasyLink wireless mini keyboard is very portable. But aside from its small form factor, this keyboard is also a versatile wireless keyboard and a trackball mouse built into 1 body. This keyboard features 2.4GHz wireless signal and 20 multimedia keys. Other features of this keyboard include - a built-in 800 dpi optical trackball, a USB wireless receiver and support for Windows 2000, XP and Vista.(Price: $49.99)

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    So which of these keyboards will I get? If I have to replace my current desktop's keyboard I will most likely snag the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK 300. The sleek design will definitely add some spice to my desktop setup. Plus its programmable keys will definitely be of great use to me.