can't beat it for the price
This is exactly what I was looking for. A no frills straight forward midi controller. I tried more costly models, the action seemed stiff to me. I like the action on this one. I wanted the 25 key model, but picked this up on a "black friday" sale for $50 which was even sweeter. It does everything I need and want.
One thing, my DAW program didn't auto find or offer it as an option for midi control. I'm not savvy enough to know if this is a problem in the DAW or in the model. I selected another Alesis product (photon x25) as the controller and everything works fine.