• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Glen Allen

    I've been using this keyboard for just under 2 years and I've never had any problems. It's a great design ... very easy to use and very comfortable.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Jenkintown

    Great design! Compact and useful! Wonderful touch! I love it. It's brilliant!

    I am using this keyboard with my Mac Book Pro and a 23" monitor. Turns my laptop into a full featured desktop.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard in both form and function

    • Written by from Horsham

    This keyboard is stylish and responsive. My wife used to type out notes for her job and she loves how smooth and fast the keyboard is. It has increased her typing speed noticably. Also I love the itunes controls on the top and the eject button for my Mac mini being on the keyboard. All in all this is a great buy.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple but Powerful

    • Written by from HAWTHORNE

    I have recently bought this keyboard to allow me to clear up not only my desk but to use it specifically with final cut pro. I really love the fact that this is very useful and that the usb works perfectly with my portable external drive and also my ipod touch at the same time. Thanks apple for once again coming up with a useful and powerful at the same time beautiful product. Im please. Buy this is you want the best wire keyboard ever, you won't be disappointed.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid keyboard with solid platform

    • Written by from Houghton

    We have used our Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad for over a year and have done much day to day work with it along with it handling the rigors of five children learning to use the machine day in and day out. Other than it getting a dirty face periodically that requires some mild cleaning, the keyboard has never failed us and works and continues to behave like a champ.

    One issue we have noted is the difficulty in plugging in USB peripherals thanks to the tight profile beneath the top face of the keyboard. This means that while most Apple as well as many third party USB cable connections work, many USB flash drives may not fit these ports that are beneath the keyboard face. While that is unfortunate, thanks to the numerous USB ports on our machine that has not been a problem in our case.

    This is a solid, ergonomic, well engineered product that we are happy to use every day.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A reply to the frustrated interior designer.

    • Written by from Antioch

    I have a MacBook Pro, and this keyboard is almost exactly the same. So why did I get it? Because it offered the number pad. I work with the number pad very frequently on computers so I decided to get this one. I love the soft feel of pressing on the keys in laptops, and this is exactly like that--except it's a keyboard!

    The spacing was never a problem for me, but I have heard complaints about over spacing the keys. Why your function keys did not work is a mystery. In Mac OS X Leopard, you should be able to configure the keyboard any way you like, whether it's shortcuts, spaces, or expose. This allows any user to use shortcuts without having to press on the "fn" key.

    Comfy typing
    Customizable shortcuts
    Two USB ports
    Ultra slim

    No illuminated keyboard
    Keys too spaced out (for some)
    No wireless version

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To the architect, HB, from SOUTH WINDSOR

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    You are clearly not quite up on the functionality of the Mac OS system because if you were you would know that if you go to >System Preferences>Keyboard> you can set > Use all F keys are standard keyboard functions. Since that's the way you are used to. You can then use the fn key for the secondary controls, itunes, britness ect...

    As for typing, this keyboard is great for anyone who is used to typing on a laptop, or people like me who use it for photo shop, and have to hit various cross the keyboard combination to for different short cuts. You and your wife probably have trouble because you have been soo used to typing on standard style keyboards for soo, long and your fingers muscle memory is fixed to that configuration. And of yes, its a great keyboard, and I love it.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recovery from Disaster

    • Written by from Austin

    I have two of the new low profile keyboards; one for home and one for the office.

    Over the years I have consistently violated the number one law of keyboarding: keep your drinks away from your Mac. Good advise, but advise I frequently ignore.

    Every now and then, Murphy steps in to remind me that rules are generally born from experience.

    I was at home, on the phone. A full tumbler of sweet tea on my desk. I spun my chair around and inadvertently knocked over my tea.

    Splash. My keyboard was swimming in sweet tea. Emergency procedures. I unplugged it immediately and wiped it down as best I could.

    Two days later, keys started sticking. Uh Oh. I saw another $49 coming out of my budget. Given that option, I decided to perform radical surgery.

    I filled my kitchen sink with hot water and completely submerged the keyboard. Then, I worked the keys under water to loosen the dried tea. I left the keyboard submerged for about 15 minutes, worked the keys again and then pulled it out, dried it off as best I could and placed it on my whiteboard tray on end. At the end of the first day, I pulled it off the tray. Some water had accumulated, I wiped down the keyboard and stood it back on the tray, reversing the original position. At the end of the second day, same thing, I wiped off the residual water and reversed the position.

    After three days, I could not see any more water anywhere and put the keyboard back in service. I am thrilled to announce that my beautiful low profile keyboard is working like new.

    Incredible. Think I'll save that $49 for the next cool thing to come from Apple.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MY FIRST...

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    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best key board ever

    • Written by from Fresno

    Simply plug it in and go- it looks wonderful on your desk and it shines and works great. Every key works without effort. It GREAT, you need to get one.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite keyboard by far

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I went with the wired keyboard for the full-size layout and it is absolutely worth being "tethered". This is the most pleasant soft-touch keyboard I've ever used, just enough feedback to feel like I'm really typing, while light enough to let my fingers fly. Why isn't there a wireless version of the full-size layout?

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the BEST KEYBOARD EVER!!!!!!

    • Written by from Gloverville

    I purchased this keyboard a few hours ago and it is GREAT! The keys are very quiet when you type and it works with Windows. Just the Function buttons don't work.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, Practical, WONDERFUL!

    • Written by from Kingston

    This is the most wonderful keyboard I have ever typed on! The USB 2.0 ports will let me connect anything I like, including my external hard-drive. The function buttons on the top row work perfect with any newer mac computer. The only thin i have to say is that I regret getting this one and not the bluetooth one... Just because I never use the numeric keypad. But that was a mistake on MY part. Apple has done a wonderful job designing this keyboard. The keys give me that familiar MacBook feel which I'm used to when I'm on the go. This is the first keyboard I have seen that the function keys actually work good, like the "media" keys (play/pause, back and forward) are very handy when listening to itunes music. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone with a mac.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with any computer

    • Written by from Glen Rock

    I have a Alienware desktop and i took my parents mac keyboard, and tried to see if it would work with my computer and it turns out it does.
    So i am going to buy myself one tomorrow. Just thought i would say this for everyone who wants one that has a PC.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard .. Awesome Aesthetics .. Excellent Feel

    • Written by from Reston

    Coming from a PC user who loves his Logitech wave keyboards, this Apple Keyboard with keypad was a quick and easy transition.

    The look of it is what got me thinking. I returned the wireless keyboard in favor of the numbers as I use spreadsheets quite a bit and the keypad comes in hand.

    The keys feel great as i type along with my clackety clack style of knowing where the keys are. I am not a 'typist', but once I know the layout, I can type really fast. This keyboard makes that process so much more easier for me. All the function keys work great, and I would have missed the extra USB ports without this keyboard.

    This is good for anyone who has a little space to spare of their uncluttered desks!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad: critical

    • Written by from Spanish Fork

    The full keyboard, with the traditional numeric keypad is a gotta have. I paid the extra $49 and stored the in-the-box shorter version when I bought my new iMac early September. I tell ya, I need the full board for two reasons. 1) For minor on-line computations the across the top layout just doesn't get it. I need the "numeric keypad" to complete my work. 2) The new keyboard is painfully small as a useful layout; may be my hands but it's too cramped to be functional. Tom

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    • Written by from Ada

    Using this keyboard on a PC, bring it back and forth to work and home. Love it! the only problem i have is not having a print screen key or an insert key but otherwise it is a very nice keyboard for use with a PC.

    As mentioned before the two usb ports can not be used to power much of anything. They wont run my iPhone. I have my wireless stick for a mouse plugged in and one device seems to be all it can do. If it plug in a flash drive or camera it says power exceeded.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from HIXSON

    This is the best keyboard I have ever had. Thanks for the great product Apple!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BOULDER

    If you're a hunt-and-peck typists or consider typing an aerobic exercise, this probably isn't the best keyboard for you. But if you like the idea of quiet operation, shallow key dip -- those qualities appreciated by many touch-typists, you couldn't ask for more. I've had this keyboard for ten months now and couldn't be happier. Far and away the best keyboard I've ever had.

    For those looking for the "NUM LOCK," it will come to life by simply pressing "FN" + "CLEAR". There's several programs that otherwise refuse recognize the numberpad input. If you're unfortunate enough to be running Windows and AutoCAD, this is essential.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    • Written by from North York

    This is my far the best keyboard I have ever owned. The two side USB ports are very handy for my constant USB Key plug ins and outs. The keyboard keys are very "soft" to press and it is extremely easy to type for prolonged periods of time without much fatigue, unlike other keyboards. One advise for this keyboard is to get a keyboard front pad where you can lay the bottom of your palms. It is much more comfortable that way.
    Thanks Apple for another great product.

    13 of 17 people found this useful