The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an elegant, ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure with low-profile keys that provide a crisp, responsive feel. It also has function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, fast-forward and rewind, Mission Control, and Launchpad. Its extended layout includes document navigation controls — page up, page down, home, and end — and full-size arrow keys for playing games and scrolling through documents. Its numeric keypad is perfect for spreadsheets and finance applications. And two USB 2.0 ports enable you to connect your mouse as well as a high-speed peripheral such as a digital camera or printer.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
- USB extension cable
- Printed documentation
- Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
- USB 1.1 or 2.0
- Aluminum Keyboard Software Update 2.0
Ratings & Reviews
Great new keyboard
Apple has another hit on their hands and is definitely on a roll. I replaced my original apple keyboard with the new one for my M ac Pro since the original did not have a crisp enough key stroke...it seemed "mushy" sometimes...but now....amazing! …
- Written by Alex R from Carlsbad
4093 of 5673 people found this useful
Apple New Wired Keyboard
Hooked up the new keyboard today and its is a real site to behold. Very thin and lite weight. The new key design has a great fee l and very large keys so you don't make many mistakes.
THE ONE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IT IS the two usb ports will not support an ipod. I have the video Ipod and I get a warning that the USB power is too low to power the attached device. I bought this key board to clear away clutter on my desk and hopefully eliminate a few cords. Unfortunately its not true and I was disappointed. I am very much an apple fan but the low USB ports were a not as advertised on the website. …
- Written by Steve G from Foothill Ranch
4094 of 6129 people found this useful
Well, on the OS X side this is the best keyboard I've ever had. Took a little while to get the feel of it, but now it's second-na ture. Once problem...Boot Camp. This little baby uses Function keys for audio up and down and brightness, and Vista really didn't like it. Sadly, I'm going to have to keep using my old keyboard until they update BootCamp to work with this new keyboard. That's why I'm only giving three stars. Otherwise, it'd be a full FIVE, baby!
- Written by Steven R from Altadena
3514 of 5390 people found this useful
Good with MAc OS but not Win 7 in VMWare
I bought this keyboard as I do a lot of data entry for accounting work.
Unfortunately, I cannot seem to use the numeric keypad wh ile in a Windows based accounting program used in the Win7 VM using VMWare. The number keyboard seems to only accept up/down/left/right commands and does not want to recognise the number keys. I cannot find a Num Lock key anywhere to change this.
I would be happy to rewrite this review and change the rating if it can be shown I am wrong. …
- Written by Edward H from Carrum Downs
1 of 2 people found this useful
Comes with a little Bonus!
Ok, So I got a Retina MacBook Pro and was really struggling with no Numeric Pad. I looked into some Microsoft Keyboards but just l oved the design of this one (suiting my MacBook). When I opened the box, there was an extra USB cable extension. This is the best designed extension cable I have ever seen and they do come in handy.
Great things about this keyboard:
-Dedicated Delete Key (like on Windows, always use!)
-Larger, Spread out keys (arrow keys especially)
-USB Extension cable
-Price ($80 isn't too bad)
Grouping this keyboard with a Magic Mouse makes it so much easier to use your MacBook; especially if your Mac tends to stay at home. …
- Written by Jesse R from Auckland
1 of 1 people found this useful
I would give this keyboard a 1/2 star but that is not one of the options
My keyboard stopped working and I wondered if it was me or a software patch. I came online to troubleshoot (on my Dell Laptop) and saw how many people had similar problems. Quite honestly, I had no idea this keyboard had so many problems when I got my fully loaded desktop Mac-Pro. It now died with no apparent reason. It started with the delete key, then the M and now nothing. I rebooted but I can't log in because none of the keys work to log in. I can't use a Bluetooth keyboard because it can't pair. I will have to get at least a used one just to reboot. The keyboard has not been damaged in any way. Hmm. Maybe my keyboard from my Radio Shack Model I, TRS-80 will work? …
- Written by Luis N from Augusta
1 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are Apple keyboards, with only a delete key, less efficient in making deletions than conventional keyboards with both a backspace and a delete key?
- Asked by Robert J from Granger
- Asked about: Apple Wireless Keyboard - English (…
The short answer is yes, but as with any other kind of switch, it takes a little getting used to.
As we may already know, the Apple-style delete removes characters backwards, akin to PC's backspace. However, if you hold down the fn key on an Apple keyboard while you press the delete key, it removes characters forward, akin to the PC delete that we all know.
I'm not sure if an Apple keyboard implements a PC keyboard's Insert, but then again to me it really doesn't matter, since I never use that key anyway.
Other useful PC-to-Apple keyboard translations:
Home on PC => fn + left arrow on Apple
End on PC => fn + right arrow on Apple
Page Up on PC => fn + up arrow on Apple
Page Down on PC => fn + down arrow on Apple
Windows Key on PC => Cmd Key on Apple (in Windows only)
Naturally, all of these keystrokes on the Apple keyboard can be combined with Shift, Ctrl/Cmd, and/or Alt as necessary, so for example, Ctrl+Alt+Del on PC would translate to Ctrl+Alt+fn+Del to get the same effect using an Apple keyboard.
I have not yet found a translation on an Apple keyboard for PC keyboard's Print Screen key, which is useful for capturing screenshots quickly. Does anyone here know how to send such a code with an Apple keyboard, assuming it can actually do that? …
- Answered by George H from Dayton
- Asked by Joel A from Murfreesboro
No answers yet
I suspect the Apple Store employee may be incorrect.
Per product description, the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an extended layout; an elegant, ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure; low-profile keys; and two USB 2.0 ports.
I don't see how a USB 2.0 port can serve as a USB 3.0 connection between the Mac Mini and the external device.
Use your favorite search engine regarding: apple keyboard usb 3 connection. You will see some recent discussions on this topic. …
- Answered by Michael Y from Edmond
Height at back: 5/8" (11/16" including non-skid pad)
- Answered by Lloyd S from Miami Shores