• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great new keyboard

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    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!

    4393 of 6040 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product, but why no Wireless Option?

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I love this keyboard, but why not provide this in a wireless option? You already make a beautiful wireless keyboard, but it doesn't have the full size arrow keys or numeric keypad - why not update this product to be wireless?

    Otherwise, this is the single greatest keyboard I've ever owned. I have two so far and am thinking of stockpiling several in case it's ever discontinued.

    155 of 164 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard for Mac or PC

    • Written by from Columbus

    I bought this keyboard for use with my main computer, which happens to be a PC and it is fantastic. I was using the $150 Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000 prior to this, and while the wireless was nice, this keyboard is better in every way. I really forgot how nice it is to have a number pad since I had only used wireless keyboards without one. The cord is also very short, which is nice for those of us with USB ports on our computer monitor so there isn't a long cable dangling around (Apple includes an extender cable if you need your cable to be longer). And keep in mind this is only a $49 keyboard, I had used $150-200 keyboards prior to it - this one is the best!

    My one wish is that Apple takes a small amount of time to write a keyboard driver for XP/Vista so that the media controls would work on PCs also - I can't imagine this would be too difficult or take much time. Otherwise , a perfect and affordable keyboard whether you use a Mac or PC.

    145 of 176 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Somone at Apple must be a darn good typist.

    • Written by from Rialto

    And that person must have had a lot to say about the design of the latest Apple keyboard.

    At first glance, it looks like a touch typist's nightmare. It's too flat! The keys barely move! Where's the tactile feedback I need to get up to speed?

    I scoffed when I first laid eyes upon it, but after a few minutes with one at an Apple retail store, I was hooked. While the profile of the keyboard is low and lean, the keys and their spacing are generous enough for big shovel hands like mine. The touch is reminiscent of a good electric typewriter, not mushy and uncertain like so many "quiet" keyboards. The keys can't bind against each other and the space between them prevents cruddy build-up.

    Since it's also the stock keyboard for the new aluminum iMac, the keyboard provides USB 2.0 support for low power and externally powered devices when connected to other computers, including the white plastic iMac, any MacBook, the Mac mini and the Mac Pro. That won't be a big issue for most users who plug a mouse or trackball into the keyboard. You'll still need to plug your iPod diretly into a USB port on the computer.

    One more thing. . .

    Apple has finally labeled the Command key with its name in addition to that mysterious cloverleaf symbol. For Boot Camp users, the Option key is also labeled "Alt".

    Well, OK, that was TWO more things.

    109 of 121 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Fairfield

    When I took this keyboard out of the box I was not so sure about it, but after using it for about 15 to 20 minutes, I found that this was a fantastic device. I would highly recommend you to get this if you are shopping for a new keyboard.

    156 of 223 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard but....

    • Written by from Fareham

    This is a fantastic keyboard, most comfortable i've ever used. I have 3 of them. But.. please produce a wireless version! The smaller wireless one is fine for casual typing, but not so great for when using Pro apps or for number crunching.

    Make a Wireless one and you'll have more of my money!

    96 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful keyboard, but what's with the extension cable

    • Written by from DALLAS

    I love Apple keyboards. This is my third along counting my 2 wireless keyboards. I just don't understand why it's so difficult to insert and remove usb devices from the extension cable that connects to the side ports. I'm a big guy and it took me quite a bit of strength, some cloth to improve my grip, and about 10 - 15 minutes to get it loose.

    83 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I've ever owned

    • Written by from Draper

    I have to admit, when Apple first introduced this keyboard I thought it would be terrible. However, after using it for about 30 minutes I didn't want to use a regular keyboard ever again. I'm a software engineer so I'm typing all day long and I love this keyboard. The keys are very responsive and require much less pressure than traditional keyboards. The low profile keys make it much easier to type really fast, nothing is getting in your way. I bought one a couple of weeks ago and now I need to replace the keyboard on all of my computers with one of these. One you use this you'll not want to use anything else.

    89 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Windows!

    • Written by from Longueuil

    Bought this keyboard the other day when I couldn't find any Logitech/other keyboards that met my fancy. I wasn't sure if it worked with windows but it certainly does! For you Closet Mac lovers who still need to use Windows OS, you can have can still have a little part of mac! Amazing keyboard. Feels like each of my fingers is sitting on little clouds.

    67 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    French Apple Keyboard

    • Written by from Montreal

    Great little keyboard. I use it to enter a lot of numerical data in Number spreadsheets; so the numeric keypad comes in very handy. I love the feel of the keys and the appearance of the keyboard. The convenience of the numeric keypad cannot be understated.

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome & Dishwasher safe (seriously)

    • Written by from Belmont

    This keyboard has been great. It performs. What else can you say? It is a keyboard.

    Here is where it shines. We had a MAJOR wine spill on the keyboard. Tried to mop it up as quickly as possible while yelling profanities. Things weren't looking good when the keyboard dried and it started making the computer do funky things (presumably because the command or option key seemed to be stuck). So, we were out of luck and took a gamble with the good old dishwasher treatment. No soap. No heat dry. "Light" cycle. Wrapped plastic baggie around end of USB cable, although I am sure that was just to make us feel better about the whole endeavor. SO, keyboard survived the wash and after waiting 4-5 days for it to dry (since you can't open these keyboards us), the thing works like a champ. No problem keys whatsoever. WORD OF WARNING: Just give it enough time to dry!

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is the 10 key pad not on every keyboard

    • Written by from Redmond

    I originally got the wireless Bluetooth keyboard for the iMac when I purchased it. Its a good keyboard, but the wired 10 key with USB ports has made work more efficient. I no longer have to go to the back of the iMac to plug in a thumb drive, I don't have batteries to worry about or connectivity. Also adding the few other buttons like home, page up, page down etc just makes life easier. The Keys are spread out just enough to make typing easy. It looks great and the function is 100x better then the smaller wireless. This keyboard should be standard on the iMacs.

    59 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard!

    • Written by from Surrey

    This Nice Keyboard Matches The Power Mac G5 & the Mac Pro!!!!

    64 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe I'm buying another keyboard!

    • Written by from Port Angeles

    After being disappointed by my wireless replacement, (it *ate* batteries like the Cookie Monster eats cookies -- even the rechargeable ones), I thought I'd just live with the old, dirty, wired keyboard with the sticking key. But then I began working with a company that had the new Apple keyboards and I can't go back. I'm having to buy one of these keyboards for home -- and possibly another to use when I travel!

    I'm a heavy typist, pounding my keys, especially the space bar, but this keyboard takes it. I also have smaller hands and hated those "ergonomic" ones that made me stretch to reach the sides. The low, light profile of the keys and more subtle click seem to make the typing easier and less of a strain for long shifts.

    I honestly can't think of how they can improve on this keyboard.

    110 of 164 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Try This...

    • Written by from Tucson

    A week ago I moved from one house to another. After the move I could not find my keyboard, anywhere. I was about to buy another. Then, I had to move a bunch of stuff off the back patio to make room for a delivery and there she was, sitting bright and shiny as could be...except...it had rained, hard, for several hours, for several days. I had no hope. I shook off the drops of remaining water and figured I could do no wrong if I plugged it in. Or could I? It worked without flaws. I am typing on it now. Go figure. And I refuse to answer any questions about how I could possibly not see it out there on the patio getting wet.

    71 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made my PC more MAC :-)

    • Written by from Kelowna

    I had to switch to PC at work to "conform" to the norm. My keyboard felt like I was working on a 1960's typewriter. I had all the wrist comforts and still wrists sore. So I grabbed one of these and it was like magic! No soreness - faster typing. Just plain better. Like typing on the desk and not a keyboard. Company might be getting these for everyone in the office now.

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    • Written by from Painted Post

    Nice keyboard, they should have made a wireless version.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using it with my PC

    • Written by from San Francisco

    It's plug and play. XP recognised as a generic USB HID keyboard and installed the necessary drivers. I then installed the Apple keyboard driver from Leopard's Boot Camp, now all the keys have the correct mapping for Windows.

    The notebook keys needs a little bit getting used to, but now I can type on it faster than my old MS keyboard. So it's well worth the learning curve.

    And there is no where for the dust to get into, and it's ultra easy to clean.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Wireless

    • Written by from Boulder

    Much more dependable than my wireless Apple keyboard. The numeric keypad is a bonus.

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless 10 key keyboard please

    • Written by from Saint Augustine

    I have the wireless keyboard with my iMac quad core i5, but needed the 10 key functions, so I pennied up and purchased the wired 10 key keyboard. It feels great and is super quiet. It looks awesome with the iMac [if you don't look at the wire :-) ]
    OKAY APPLE, make a wireless 10 keyboard so I can be one of the millions with a wireless keyboard without 10 key, a wired 10 key keyboard, and (hopefully) a wireless 10 key keyboard. How cool would all three keyboards next to each other on my desk? If you build it, they will buy it.

    49 of 53 people found this useful