My office uses the small Apple bluetooth keyboards. I have a user who is requesting a numeric keypad. Apple sells a Belkin wireless keypad on their website, but it has terrible reviews and it isnt cheap.

There are countless USB numeric keypads that are a fraction of the price, all designed for Windows.

If I buy one of the USB ones, it should work on a Mac, right? It is just a USB keyboard...

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Yes, if it's just a normal keyboard input device, which it should be.
I have one which doesn't say it's specifically for OS X, but works fine—it's just a keyboard.

  • Thats what I thought, but Im new to supporting Apple products and I wasnt 100% sure...
    – Keltari
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 17:05
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    @Keltari Unless it's something special, it should work fine. It's impossible to know without testing the specific device, but all the ones I've seen (including the one I have) work fine as they are just a keyboard with a limited set of buttons.
    – grg
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 17:06
  • good enough for me. worst case, i can just return it.
    – Keltari
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 18:43

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