• 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

    great keyboard

    • Written by from New york

    been using this now for about two years. I type with my wrists leaning on the table, so I love the fact that its low profile, so I don't have to bend my wrists to type. Also like the feel of the keys, with short keystrokes.

    Only issue I had was I spilt soda on it once, and the keys became sticky. Tried taking them off and cleaning them by hand and the stickiness prevailed. Then I read somewhere that you can run this keyboard through the dishwasher to fix the issue. It worked out great and the stickiness went away.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Important safety tip.

    • Written by from Biloxi

    This really is a great keyboard, but I do have to say there's one fatal flaw. Any other keyboard, if you spill something on it, at the very best you'll have sticky keys and at the worst it will stop working. With this keyboard, the aluminum face means that it is electrically conductive. And while as far as I know, the amperage is too low to be dangerous, having to replace an otherwise working keyboard because touching it gives you an unpleasant buzzing sensation isn't exactly fun. Definitely get a spill-proof cover for this one.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Bar

    • Written by from Alberton

    I replaced my wonderful wireless keyboard with this full size one because I needed the numeric keypad for data entry. I was surprised that the space bar was so loud, and actually has a different feel from all the other letters and numbers. I called Apple to inquire about a replacement, as I assumed this was a defect. I was surprised to find out it is not a defect, they are all that way. What? I don't see the purpose. The noise it makes is a very irritating, but hopefully I'll get used to it, since other than that I do like the keyboard.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic & Full Featured!

    • Written by from Villa Park

    I'm a professional photographer who's been a mac user for 15 years. This has been my favorite keyboard of all time.

    The low profile is a joy to type on. I love having the number keys and custom f keys which I use all the time. I also prefer a cable connected keyboard to a wireless any day. Who wants to change batteries every month? It's been nothing but a headache. I've been there.

    Unlike a prior review my iPhone 4 syncs beautifully over the USB 2.0 Ports on this keyboard with no 'low power' warnings or what have you. That may have to do with the power of the port the keyboard is actually plugged into. I'm using the new quad-core 27" iMac. I know that my 5 year old white 20" core due iMac has given me such low power warnings when plugging into that keyboard's USB port.

    I recommend this to anyone with a mac. I ordered mine as an election for my iMac but my wife wants me to order another one for her to use on our white iMac with the old style high profile keys.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typist's dream

    • Written by from EVERGREEN PARK

    I'm an Administrative Assistant and my boss is computer illiterate - he either handwrites or dictates his emails. I noticed that with my Mac keyboard at home, I can type like the wind, compared to the ordinary Dell/PC keyboard at the office. The distance from fingertip to electronic impulse is about half that of the PC keyboard, and therefore typing speed is much faster. Apple seems to have "reinvented the wheel" - and make my life a whole lot easier.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it!

    • Written by from Fullerton

    love it!

    18 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still the best keyboard

    • Written by from Chicago

    This is still the best keyboard I have ever used. After years of use, it's still going strong.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 6 months

    • Written by from Rancho Santa Fe

    The first keyboard lasted only 6 months. Apple gave me a replacement. Hopefully the second one works longer.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard doesnt work

    • Written by from Lakeland

    I just brought this keyboard today because I wanted the number keys on the side. It was working just fine then i was typing and all of a sudden it started typing one symbol and wouldnt stop i unplugged it and plugged it back in and it was still doing it. So i plugged my bluetooth one back in. If you want the numeric pad i would do what i am going to do tomorrow and that is just buy one that is by it self. You can buy a numeric keypad that is by itself for like 10.00 from target.

    26 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AppF Keys

    • Written by from San Juan

    i wish it had the separation between the Function Keys. Otherwise it feels great.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Grrr...

    • Written by from Toronto

    very good keyboard but the cord is too short

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard stinks

    • Written by from Bethesda

    I've had it for ages but still haven't gotten used to it. Less accurate than iPhone touchpad. It regularly skips keystrokes making it necessary to go back and clean up everything I type. Good looks don't make up for poor functionality.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboard

    • Written by

    This keyboard looks stylish and sleek to behold. The main problem arises once you start typing words. Many letters get skipped and some of the keys need some extra pressure to register while typing. This looks great but poor performance.

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to full sized wireless?

    • Written by from Clementon

    When I was at the Apple store today, I was puzzled by what I saw. A full sized wired keyboard. or a smaller wireless keyboard. I definitely do prefer the full sized keyboard since I do need the wireless option because my main computer is hooked up to a 65" screen in my room, not on a desk. I can't really work with a smaller keyboard, so I went with this. I really do need a wireless version of this fully extended keyboard, but otherwise this works fine and it great with all of its crisp clean strokes. It looks better than any other keyboard that I have used, and matches right up with my magic mouse. Glad it's not cheap plastic, full metal. Although it could have been a wireless full keyboard, I am still satisfied with this keyboard.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard BUT ...

    • Written by from Greenville

    Overall, this keyboard is great. However, I am constantly getting shocked from the aluminum. It gets very dry here in the winter and I think that contributes to it. I prefer the old school keyboard to this one.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel; needs wireless

    • Written by from BLACKHEATH

    Pros need full size arrow keys and page up/down. But cables are ugly. Right now Apple only has compromises to offer you. Where is my wireless version?

    All that said, both this and the little wireless sister are the nicest keyboards I've typed on.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product...

    • Written by from DeSoto

    This keyboard is by far one of the best keyboards that I have used. The sleek design makes desk space wonderful and looks awesome too. It would be great if Apple were to make it in different colors though. The white keys seem to pick up dirft very easy. I think the silver background would look really sharp with black keys. It would also be better for clean up. Over all I love my Apple keyboard.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! ...except for the spacebar

    • Written by from Ferndale

    I really like this keyboard. Very simple to use and I like having the ten-key right there.

    The only problem I have is the spacebar. It seems like it's really loose and is very NOISY. Noisy to the point that I almost don't want to use it when other people are around. I had returned the first one I bought thinking it was a glitch with that individual piece, but it appears to be a common theme for this keyboard.

    Of course, anxiously waiting for a wireless version...

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply...

    • Written by from Chicago

    .....awesome.

    8 of 13 people found this useful