• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Marty in VA

    • Written by from Hampton

    This keyboard does not work very well i have had to take it back two times now for the same problem it stopes working and i have to plug in a windows base keyboard. i will be returning it for the third keyboard. very dissatisfied .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 broken keyboards later

    • Written by from St Helens

    I bought this keyboard back in October. I returned it in January because my Thunderbolt was no longer recognizing it. They claimed it was the monitor but it wasn't it was the keyboard. Exchanged it and then had the same issue happen now in June. Thankfully I went in and they let me pay the difference for the wireless one (although it was $20 and is missing the 10 key..not too happy about that). I would recommend staying away from this keyboard as I had so many issues!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    • Written by from Manchester

    I have purchased four of these for my 2011 macbook pro. Only one lasted longer than six months. The These are great when they work, but are very delicate and break within a few months of moderate use. I use my mac to code and write documentation. I hate to say it, but if you do any amount of typing, you are better off going with a 3rd party keyboard.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Inferior to predecessors

    • Written by from New York

    I had my old keyboard from 2007 to 2014, no problem. When it did finally get wrecked in an accident, I boayght this " new and improved" aluminum case product. I am about to go to the Apple Store and buy my FIFTH of these since. They basically work for six months and then begin to go haywire. May do better in clean room environments but out in the real, humid, particulate world, they go down super fast.

    Also they get grungy to the point of disgusting and (this is important) NEVER try to clean them. No matter how careful you are or how closely you follow their instructions, it will wreck the keyboard. I even saw a tech from a Genius Bar try to demonstrate how to clean one, and even he wrecked it.

    Basically, just get used to budgeting $50 every six months for a replacement. I don't know any other answer.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - British

    • Written by from MALVERN

    bought this keyboard for my iMac 2012 love this keyboard when typing on the keyboard its quiet and the keys don't click like they did on my Logitec Keyboard had that keyboard for 8 years nice keyboard replace i also got a Apple Wireless Keyboard and thats the same for typing on..

    Highly recommend the Apple Wired Keyboard and Wireless keyboard they're so easy to type on :D

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 keyboards in 1 year! The quality of these keyboards is rubbish!!!

    • Written by from Hounslow

    I have two of these replaced within one year. Now using a cheap Dell keyboard.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is illumination?

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I can't believe Apple makes a wired keyboard with no illumination! Even Logitech has a wireless extended keyboard that is illuminated and has hand sensor to turn illumination on/off. Come on Apple, get with the program and innovate!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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 -

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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!!!

    8 of 9 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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful