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 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 Mac 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
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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 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 feel 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
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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 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-nature. 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
3736 of 5721 people found this useful
Best keyboard I've ever used - but
I wish I could have the exact same model, but with backlit, black keys (to match the newer laptops), and bluetooth.
I like the I wish I could have the exact same model, but with backlit, black keys (to match the newer laptops), and bluetooth.
I like the short travel of the keys, ultra-slim profile of the whole device, and rigid backbone. But I hate the cord, and I wish it matched my company's MacBooks. In comparison, the only model out there approximating what I want is the wireless mac keyboard from Logitech - which has a squishy plastic backbone that makes it feel cheap, and makes typing unpleasant. …
- Written by David M from Holland
My new favorite keyboard
I'm a new convert to Mac from the PC world, and I use a Macbook Air at home (unfortunately, I still have to use PCs at work). I p I'm a new convert to Mac from the PC world, and I use a Macbook Air at home (unfortunately, I still have to use PCs at work). I picked up this keyboard at a local Apple store a few days ago, and I like it better than any keyboard I've ever used - which is significant, because I've been working with computers of various types since the 1970s and I've probably used just about every keyboard invented at one time or another.
For typing, a keyboard is all about the feel. Some people like an audible click, others prefer quiet keys, some are ok with soft, no-feedback keys, while others need to feel a click, and so on. Because keyboards are such personal things reviews may be of limited value, but I'll do my best.
I like this keyboard's metal construction, mainly because it gives it weight. It stays put, which is a problem for me with lighter keyboards. It's compact, in spite of the complete key complement. I like the flat keys, although other reviewers disagree with me. Someone said that it's impossible to be sure that your fingers are centered on the keys because everyone knows keys should have concave surfaces. Maybe it's just because I've been typing so long, but that's a complete non-issue for me. I like the slight key travel, and I appreciate that in spite of it, the tactile click from these keys is perfect, in my opinion.
Several reviewers have commented that these keyboards fail quickly, and obviously I don't have enough time with this one to comment on that - but if it fails in the near future I'll revise this review. …
- Written by Mark B from Houston
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A beautiful piece of kit SOMETHING ONE CAN ADMIRE when not in use
We all know Apple design products that are user friendly and a thing of beauty, but their Numeric Keyboard can be placed on anyone We all know Apple design products that are user friendly and a thing of beauty, but their Numeric Keyboard can be placed on anyones desk and simply admired for its aesthetic charms and over all design.
I ordred mine when initially configuring my iMac online so that i could have the computer just the way i wanted it.
I had the choice of either the standard wireless Bluetooth keyboard or the Numeric keyboard, i am very pleased i went with the larger Numeric version..
I now own both and for some reason the keys on the Numeric version feel softer to the touch and more responsive, there's not much in it but the extra facilities on the Numeric version as well as its extra width on my desk make it more visually appealing.
Place it on the desk of someone who is unused to an over engineered computer work tool and they will simply admire it.
Those who have never seen a Apple product in the flesh so to speak will pick it up and admire it's construction, beautifully turned aluminium alloy and ever so lite keys that never punish the fingers over extended use.
For me having a wired keyboard gives me the added security that i will not loose the signal like the Bluetooth alternative, but its only when you place both keyboards side by side, the Numeric pad looks more attractive but how does one separate an Apple product by looks alone.
The length, extra keys and more gorgeous aluminium alloy for your money makes it my firm favourite.
What other computer keyboard is as aesthetically pleasing to the eye than one designed by Apple. …
- Written by Peter L from llandudno
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 (…
fn + delete = deletes to the right of the cursor.
- Answered by Eric K from Saint Petersburg
Where is number lock on this keyboard?
- Asked by Mary O from Pasadena
I just found out the "CLEAR" button above the number pad acts as NUM LOCK for the keyboard. I'm usin I just found out the "CLEAR" button above the number pad acts as NUM LOCK for the keyboard. I'm using this keyboard on a PC (at work). …
- Answered by Christophe M from Lansdowne
where is the hash key
- Asked by Paul H
To type a hash symbol, hold down the alt key and press the 3 key.
- Answered by Luke M
Are the keys backlit?
- Asked by Rod M from Miami
- Answered by Million M