• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple New Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Foothill Ranch

    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.

    4337 of 6442 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING...but....

    • Written by from Altadena

    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!

    :-)

    3701 of 5673 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB ports really aren't full function

    • Written by from Cottage Grove

    "And two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices."

    The above sentence is directly from Apple's advertising material for the new keyboard. Oh, how I wish it were true. I was facing the purchase of a USB hub because I was tired of turning my iMac, unplugging one item, plugging in another. I thought this keyboard would be a great solution. But even my Nano iPod kicks up a low power warning. The keyboard is great aside from the USB function. Great feel, easy access function keys, etc.

    184 of 219 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and feel, but...

    • Written by from Washington

    I like this new keyboard a lot, but was VERY disappointed to learn that ipods and the iphone will not operate through the keyboard's usb ports. The keyboard's description on the apple site reads:

    "And two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices."

    Too bad.

    124 of 147 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Version necessary

    • Written by from Dover

    This is a great piece but would be even better if it were wireless. I would prefer having a full keyboard without the wires.

    81 of 91 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost The Best

    • Written by from Homestead

    I have been using Apple keyboards for almost 20 years. This is the best, by far. Smooth, fluid and simple, effortless keystrokes at a twitch of the finger, BUT...the decision to make the "extended" keyboard, only in a wired option really stinks. I would really like to see a wireless extended keyboard.

    62 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the wireless version?

    • Written by from Concord

    I own and love this keyboard except for one small technicality. It only connects via USB thus cluttering my desk with an extra unnecessary wire and occupying one the four USB connections on my iMac. The wireless keyboard Apple offers is totally useless for anyone who needs a ten-key for work or personal reasons. Why doesn’t Apple offer a wireless version of this keyboard like they did in the past for former keyboard models? Puzzled Apple fan.

    49 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Benign Neglect

    • Written by from Anthem

    A keyboard with a numeric keypad seems like a core element of a power user's system. Apple seems to have relegated these users to the first-generation archaic users group by choosing not to release a wireless version of this keyboard. Maybe Apple's marginal profit position does not support the return on investment for bluetooth product development of this item.

    60 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    • Written by from ladera ranch

    Much better feel than the old fullsize. However, the old fullsize was wireless/BT why not this one? Would have been great!

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    sleek design but sacrifices some ergonomics

    • Written by from wrightwood

    I love the way it looks and feels. key length is short making your typing noticeably quicker. I think my biggest complaint is that it is nice and sleek but it sits way to low. even lower than a standard laptop keyboard. It tends to hide under my 6"x11" wacom tablet which is already thin and low profile itself. I have to prop up the back of it on the base of my LCD. I think apple should package a simple base for it to sit about an inch higher in the back. Also I hate that apple moved around all the F-- keys. Should have left the musical controls where they were and same with dashboard.

    71 of 107 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to the perfect keyboard

    • Written by from Calgary

    I needed a keyboard for my MacBook and even though I really wanted a bluetooth keyboard, like the one that came with my iMac, I also really needed a numeric keypad do do my work. Apparently I can't have both. I feel like I had to settle when I bought this keyboard. I've never felt that way with any other apple product.

    Apple, what is stoping you from making a wireless keyboard WITH a numeric keypad?

    Also, the USB extension cable that is provided with this keyboard has a serious design flaw. The female end of the cable has a "nub" to help hold the male end of a USB device. Unfortunately this "nub" is a little too large and actually makes it difficult to insert a male USB connector, and even harder to remove it. In fact I actually broke a USB stick trying to pull it out! I had to wedge a paper clip into the female end of the extension cord to pry the broken USB stick out!

    The keyboard is nice (despite the antiquated cord) but that USB extension cable went straight into the garbage.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac keyboard

    • Written by from North York

    I really love my keyboard but hate that it is wired. I need the numeric functions, does make make the full alpha numeric keyboard in a wireless version and if not WHY?

    Just purchased a trackpad as well and love that too...

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, however...

    • Written by from DENVER

    I do like this keyboard with the one exception of its non-ergonomic style. I have used the ergonomic keyboards on PC's before changing over to Mac and they are much friendlier on the hands and wrists.

    38 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What's up with F13-F19 keys?

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    There appears to be no way to assign anything to these keys using Keyboard preferences. Apple support acknowledged that to be the case after spending about 45 minutes on the phone while they tried to figure it out. The keys do at least look impressive!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD ... BUT ..

    • Written by from Toronto

    Great feel! .. But if you have a WHITE imac .. the USB 2.0 from the keyboard won't work .. It only works with the aluminum iMac .. BOOOOOO!!

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but...

    • Written by from Oak Park

    I've been using this keyboard for a couple of months now, both home and office.

    Pluses:
    - Looks great from all angles.
    - Does not have the dirt-catcher plastic tray surrounding the keys that its predecessor had.

    Minuses:
    - Keyboard feel is bad. You'd think that after two months of use I'd be accustomed to it but still frequently miss characters and especially spaces. Space bar seems to have been hit but no space results.
    - The little gap between the caps lock key and the letter A key has been removed. As a result I do tHIS about ten tIMES a day. I eventually removed the caps lock key entirely so I could position my hands without having to look at the keyboard which, unfortunately, makes the keyboard look considerably less elegant.

    I think that function followed form a little too much on this one.

    J

    53 of 77 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars for Style...

    • Written by from Houston

    ...but minus 2 for not having a wireless keyboard WITH numeric keypad. It's kind of a given that this is what would satisfy the majority of users.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (not fully working with 10.5.8)

    • Written by from westminster

    KeyBoard works overall, but the Delete keys can not be held down to perform continuous delete. You have to keep hitting the delete buttons, one letter at a time.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    full size but missing something

    • Written by from Odenton

    This keyboard is great, I like the low profile design and aesthetic appearance. I would have gone with the wireless to replace my old wireless one, but it doesn't have the numeric keypad thus I chose this one.

    I was tickled to know it had USB ports on both sides, only to be disappointed by them. The problem? They are NOT USB 2.0, thus they aren't compatible with any of my peripherals that could have benefited from them (ie charging an iPod, etc). They pretty much only work with a wired apple mouse, if your into that sort of thing.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great. But...

    • Written by from Laramie

    ...the USB extension cable is useless. It has a flange on the female that prevents it from hooking into anything. Why would Apple design a cord that cannot be connected to a flash drive or other standard USB devices? Strange.

    35 of 48 people found this useful