The numeric keypads found on the right side of some keyboards make working with numbers on the computer a breeze, which makes them incredibly useful for secretaries or managers. However, in recent years, many manufacturers have opted to remove the keypads in order to cut down on keyboard size. Thankfully, there are several standalone keypads that you can buy and hook up to your Windows 10 PC — and they're all very affordable.
The Cateck Numeric Keypad is a high-quality device that comes with two USB ports and a card reader built-in, making it fantastic if you plan to import files while crunching numbers. Additionally, it has a braided cable, and it's even got surge protection.
Bang for your buck
The N016 Jelly Comb keypad is a sleek, modern-looking device with 22 keys, wireless functionality, and a shortcut to quickly open your computer's calculator app, making it reliable and user-friendly.
The Sunreed Combo is a wireless mouse and keypad pair that's perfect for people who need both of these accessories for their computer. Both of them operate on the same wireless receiver, too, so there's no need to use up two USB slots on your machine.
The Targus Numeric Keyboard is designed with ease-of-use in mind, with large keys in its design that make accurately typing much easier. If you often have trouble hitting the correct keys, then this keypad will be a great option for you.
This Bluetooth keypad comes with 28 keys, making it perfect for somebody who wants as many keys as possible on their keypad accessory. In addition, it's also very slim, making it a great pick if you want to take it on-the-go with a Windows 10 Bluetooth device.
The ROTTAY USB Keypad doesn't have special functionality, but it does have backlit keys that make use of fancy-looking blue LEDs. This gives the keypad a "gamer" aesthetic, making it perfect if you have a similar-looking keyboard.
Overall, all of the above keypads are excellent. However, the all-around best one has to be the Cateck Numeric Keypad (opens in new tab), as it gives users a huge amount of versatility in a well-priced package. However, Surface users will want to opt for the N019 Jelly Comb (opens in new tab) due to its Bluetooth connectivity and portability, while people that want the cheapest keypad possible should choose the N001 Jelly Comb (opens in new tab).
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