• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Less environmental waste! Love this wired keyboard and associated wired mouse. Ordering a 2nd pair to replace my battery powered wireless keyboard and mouse.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Apple keyboards.... Almost

    • Written by from East Northport

    the 27in iMac i purchased came with a wireless keyboard and wireless magic mouse. The wireless keyboard does not have a numeric keypad. But, I'm from the financial and programming world, so using a numeric keypad is a must. So, my options were to buy a separate wireless numeric keypad (which i hear is junk) or buy this full sized wired keyboard. I chose this full sized keyboard and I am glad I did. This keyboard works like a charm. So much more responsive than ANY wireless keyboard and it is FULL sized, with a numeric keypad which is exactly what i need. The only (tiny) gripe I have is that it takes up a USB slot and they're aren't that many on the iMac.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rock Solid

    • Written by from Biddeford

    I use this keyboard every day at work and I beat the heck out of it, banging the keys as I type. It really does hold up well and it types very smoothly. I've used the Apple wireless keyboard and I actually prefer this one. It just feels more sturdy to me. And, it has 2 USB ports. I strongly recommend this keyboard!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice overpriced keyboard

    • Written by from Halifax

    The keyboard is nice, but comparing to my mechanical keyboard around the same price point there's a number of things I just don't get, especially considering it's Apple who pride themselves on smart design and ease of use.

    #1: No cable management option, the power cable just sticks out of the middle at the top with no where to direct it or tuck it for a cleaner look
    #2: USB 2.0. They include two USB ports seemingly for convenience of file transfers and charging, but can't even make them usb 3.0? They're also hidden under the lip of the keyboard so you have to lift it up to use them.
    #3: Lack of adjustability- The keyboard cannot be raised or lowered to a desired angle, and it tends to slide around on my desk quite a bit.
    #4: Cleaning. The white keys are nice but attract dirt and grime easily, there seems to be no easy method of cleaning it as I've had one fail due to simply wiping it gently with a damp cloth. With my mechanical keyboard I could remove the keys and put them in the dishwasher if I wanted to.

    It's a good basic keyboard but if it was made by any other company would probably sell for $20.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but should be wireless

    • Written by from Brodheadsville

    This is a great keyboard and I'm looking to get a new mac. However, I would have thought by now that this keyboard would be wireless. I'm the type of person who uses that number keypad all the time instead of the top one above the letter keys. Especially since I'm an accountant, I use it even more than most. I wish they would finally make this as a wireless one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stop working

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I liked this keyboard until the j, u, 7, and F6 keys stopped working one day. I don't know if I'll be buying another one. I don't think I've ever had a keyboard stop working like that before.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality has gone

    • Written by from Skipton

    We got one of these keyboards with our iMac in 2010 and it lasted and worked perfectly, including using the USB ports to charge and download from iPods and iPhones (don't know if that is really what the USB ports were for). Sadly I dropped a wee dram on the keyboard and letter E failed. So bought a replacement and had trouble ever since, we are now onto our third keyboard in a year. I also upgraded the iMac to Yosemite and that seems to have made things worse. The USB ports don't seem to work at all, or if they are used they cause the whole keyboard to fail. Pretty shambolic really. I will be looking for a non-mac next time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Keyboard has 4 star rating?

    • Written by from MORGANVILLE

    I just bought this Apple keyboard today (2015) and it is USB 2.0 with two USB 2.0 inputs - you can't even connect the superdrive to it. This is really useless and now the new laptops come with only 1-2 usb ports at all - how about a Thunderbolt keyboard and superdrive Apple? Can we get something for our 1 billion dollar investment? Or at least make a dock of your own so I can tie in all these antiquated accessories left in the dust of Apple Madness.....


    - Come on people revise your vote for the 21st century -

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    • Written by from Maryville

    I've just had my second keyboard fail within a year...very frustrating. I like the numeric keypad feature, which is why I purchased it...but now I've got to revert back to my bluetooth keyboard until I get this one replaced...AGAIN! There is obviously an issue with this keyboard from what I read in the message boards. Apple - please fix or replace this keyboard, this is extremely disappointing!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both faulty within months

    • Written by from Orpington

    Care with these keyboards. Very pretty at first sight. I bought 2 for my boys to use with their macs and both had faulty, unresponsive keys within months. So, they're back with their cheap but reliable microsoft keyboards. Now trying to return them. Really upset as they were not cheap.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect to use

    • Written by from Auckland

    Just get one, good to look and type. I thought to buy a wireless one but when I really look at it, I can't find an idea to buy that coz it doesn't have a numeric keyboard. Considering I won't use it out of home, bigger size will be a better choice. Great Apple:)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice size keyboard

    • Written by from Bristol

    This is a really nice size keyboard and feels great, it takes up much less space on the desk than PC keyboard and conveniently it is also fully functional on my PC so no I use this for both computers and just switch it between the two.

    I use this along with a magic mouse to turn my macbook pro into a desktop PC when plugged into my 27" screen.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Lynn haven

    Awesome product just wish they would make it wireless.
    Besides that best keyboard I have ever owned.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have been using computers and keyboards since the 80's as a kid. In all my years I have never encountered a more comfortable, stylist, efficient and cleanly designed keyboard.
    I can type for hours and even days with no stress or fatigue, and I love the response of each keystroke.
    I simply cannot go back to any other keyboard model or make, and believe me I have tried.
    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards, and something tells me they will outdo themselves again.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from LONG BEACH

    I had to write a review to let anybody who is hesitant to purchase this product because of bad reviews know that it is fantastic. I seriously do not know why Apple insists on shipping keyboards without number pads with all of their Mac products. It makes no sense. So this keyboard is the answer for anybody who relies on that little group of numbers to the right of the letters like me. I also love the fact that it has two USB ports. It makes plugging in flash drives much easier (as opposed to reaching behind an iMac). The fact that it is not wireless is slightly annoying but it comes with a handy dandy USB extender which allows the keyboard to be placed well away from the computer if needed. Great job Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 Months

    • Written by from sydney

    I bought one of these in 2005 before apple was cool and that keyboard lasted 9 years with a lot of heavy use and without any issues. Eventually it died so I got another one which only lasted a couple of months before the caps lock key failed. I got that replaced and this new one has died after 3 months with the return key failing. Since my original purchase in 2005 apple has become hugely popular and obviously their quality has gone straight down the toilet, at least for their keyboards. Prior to this the quality was unbeatable, presumably because they wanted to grow their customer base. I guess it's now cheaper for them to produce junk and accept the high number of returns since they've now got a massive following thanks to the success of their other products like the iphone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it wireless already

    • Written by from Gilbert

    I've had the wireless and wired versions of the Apple keyboard and I could really use the full numberpad keyboard to be wireless. It can't be that hard Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes the distance, durable, still going strong after 7 years

    • Written by from San Jose

    I got mine when I bought my first Mac in 2008. It's been solid ever since. It's been used with an iMac and 3 Macbook Pro's. In the last 7 years, it's survived grad school, 2 kids pounding on it, my wife's photo editing with Aperture, and my video editing with Final Cut Pro. The numeric pad is a great convenience and it's a solid keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Al Ain

    its perfect

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the best keyboard

    • Written by from Witney

    For the first few weeks I found the keyboard really strange but then I got used to it and now any other keyboard just feels incredibly clunky and slow to use. I’ve had mine for 6 years now and it’s still absolutely fine. Note that the USB ports are low-powered so don’t work for some devices (e.g. the cheapest USB sticks) but that’s because a keyboard itself is low-powered. I'm using one of mine for an IR receiver for a wireless mouse.

    I still don’t understand why the hash symbol (#) isn’t printed on the key, though!

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