Using Sibelius with a laptop and external USB Keypad

For those of you who've been frustrated by the fact that your external USB Keypad doesn't work properly with Sibelius, here's a tip we just found on the Sibelius website.

http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/show.pl?id=376&languageid=1&searchid=478021

and another:

http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/show.pl?id=338&languageid=1&searchid=478021
I use a Targus external USB pad with my laptop and it works great.
I purchased the Belkin mentioned on the Sibelius site and it works fine. There are a few keys that don't line up exaxly with the "keypad" in Sibelius but all the major ones work fine.
Hey Dave,

I think there were different models by Kensington. I turned in that bug to Sibelius, and I can indeed attest to the problem. The easiest test was in a text editor -- press Shift-NumPad8, and you got an * when you used that pad.

I'm assuming they heard complaints, and switched the firmware. But it indeed existed. :)
Its been a while since this was visited.  I purchased a Kensington myself and had problems.  And now I see why I was having problems.

So does anyone have any opinions on a better keypad for MAC users like myself?  Jim, what do you use if anything?

dk
Call me crazy, but I actually prefer to lug around a wireless keyboard rather than a separate keypad. Something about it feels better to me than working on two separate keyboard surfaces. Maybe not the best use of space but...

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=AE61D4FA&nplm=M9270LL/A
That sibelius article (the second one) was a life saver.  I'm new to the Mac platform, and I was making my head hurt trying to find a USB keypad, only to find that the Fn key allows you to acces the num keys accordingly...priceless.  What would I do without this forum?!?!?!
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