[ltp] External USB keyboard w/ T520

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Mon May 28 19:00:15 CEST 2018

I just went through this...


Long story short, I don't believe there's a full sized keyboard out that
that mimics the keys on any of my ThinkPads any better than what Lenovo has
to offer under the ThinkPad branding. Having had an X220 previously and
doing the same hunt back then, I can say the same for the classic style

If you search around you can still find new old stock of variations on the
classic style keys on an external keyboard, be it either USB (I have one,
the palm rest/trackpad is too bulky), or Bluetooth (less bulk) format....


Bluetooth is a little harder to find, but it exists.

Here's a picture of my current setup when I've got my T480s docked at


Tip: Rubber feet of various sizes is crucial to making this work for me.

On Mon, 28 May 2018 at 08:29, Jeffrey Taylor <jeff.taylor at ieee.org> wrote:

> My neck and back are complaining about too much time staring down at the
> laptop
> screen.  Solution?  External keyboard and raising the laptop.  Anyone with
> recommendations and/or experience with external keyboards?  I suppose an
> exact
> match is impossible.  What are good matches?
> TIA,
>   Jeffrey
> --
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rubin at starset.net
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