• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboard with numeric keypad and 2 usb ports

    • Written by from Blackpool

    Although I really like the keyboard, the usb ports are not very good. There is not enough power to support a memory stick. It may support a mouse, but my apple mouse is wireless. I was given a lead with the keyboard, but cannot find out how to use same, as the usb at one end doesn't fit anywhere.
    . When I purchased the keyboard I was told the usb ports had improved and worked well with a usb 2. This is definitely not the case, so anyone purchasing one should know.. I cannot understand why Apple would put a usb at each end of the keyboard when there is not enough power.
    There are 4 usb ports on my Apple computer, and the keyboard uses one of them. So I really believed that the 2 extra ports were an asset.
    If there is a solution I would like to hear from anyone who has one. I purchased a 4 port hub, and it worked at first, but then refused.
    I must add that there is very little data on my memory sticks, so there should not be a problem with the latest computer keyboard.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Quiet and Elegant

    • Written by from Cranston

    When I spilled coffee on my original Apple wireless keyword I suffered for a few days with a generic keyboard someone had passed on to me. It was so noisy and clunky. It is with pleasure I write this review on my new quiet and elegant Apple keyboard.

    One suggestion- I hope Apple brings back a wireless with a numeric keypad.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I love this keyboard. It works super. I actually have 2 on my desk right now. one for my apple machine and one for my windows machine. This is the best keyboard I have ever used.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wired Keyboard

    • Written by from South Lake Tahoe

    Love, love, LOVE the new keyboard! I had a spill on my old one (first time for me) & I'm actually glad it happened - I didn't realize the new keyboard was so light and has almost silent key operation. I use the usb side ports for mice & cameras.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick keyboard

    • Written by

    Got a new iMac at work a couple of weeks ago (moving from a PC) & when I first saw this keyboard, I thought there was no way I'd be able to type on it. Took to it immediately! Now, when I have to use a PC, the old school keyboad feels really clunky. Have not had any problems with the Apple keyboard (as one use described in regards to delays when pressing keys, etc.--might be because he's using it on old Macs?). Anyway, I'll be replacing my PC keyboard at home with one of these. Good job, Apple!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great on my Windows Vista PC

    • Written by from Five Dock

    I'm please to say that this keyboard works on Windows based PCs. Chunk by chunk, I'm moving towards an Apple world!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fat and clumsy finger fixer.

    • Written by from Dallas

    As a programmer, I have been typing for a long time. I have larger fingers than an average person, and as a result when using a typical keyboard which has taller keys and which must be pressed further down, I would always end up hitting other nearby keys. This would reduce both the speed and accuracy of my typing.

    When I first saw this keyboard in the store I wasn't interested, but when I used my friend's for a project, I was absolutely amazed at the dramatic increase is typing proficiency. I immediately purchased one that day. Since then I hardly ever hit other keys when typing. The good key spacing, and shorter keys have solved my problem.

    I have never been so glad with an accessory upgrade like this. 5 Stars.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Different, but good.

    • Written by from Merriam

    At first, I wasn't sure if I liked the feel, which is completely different than any other keyboard I've had. But now that I'm using it daily, I actually like it better than any keyboard I've ever had.

    Breaking convention works in this case. I believe you'll see more of these in the future.

    38 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best Keyboard At Any Price!

    • Written by from Holtsville

    This ultra thin keyboard is absolutely the best I've ever come across... As a Windows user, integration with XP and Vista is flawless.. I highly recommend this board to anyone seeking great feel, looks and performance.

    37 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I just bought this keyboard after testing it out at the store. I love this keyboard and typing with it proves to be extremely easy. With Apples old keyboard the keys sloped upwards and it hurt typing documents for long periods of time. The curve is less a problem here and now typing is much improved.

    Another plus side to this keyboard is that I personally think that the USB ports are placed better than the old. It gives the mouse more of a free range I thought.

    37 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    mmmmm, sweet

    • Written by from GLASTONBURY

    first of: it works with PCs, a few of the keys are swapped (@, ¬ etc.) and the special function keys (dashboard, brightness etc.) don't work, but that's to be expected.

    overall this keyboard is a joy to use, i'm actually rather dissappointed i haven't had to do more typing, as it's that nice to use.

    A lot of people mention the short travel of the keys, some obviously hate it but personally i love it. I think it depends a lot on how used to a normal long travel type keyboard you are, if you have used a traditional keyboard eveyday for the past 10 years your going to have difficulty gettign used to this keyboard, although i think most people will find it quite easy to use.

    I would have given this 5 stars, although as a few people mention, you do get loads of typos for some reason. For example there were 5 in this review (before i corrected them!)

    32 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I must admit. I really did not like the previous keyboard. To me it looked cheap, was hard to clean, plus I didn't like response feel of the keys. The new design is outstanding. Apple removed all my complaints. The keys response is very good. The low angle is feel natural. If anything I would add it would be to return the Apple key. Anyway, it well worth the cost.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard fail

    • Written by from Chicago

    The keyboard has lasted me less than a year. The space tab failed soon after I bought it and have been struggling with it since.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great KB, only wish there was a wireless version

    • Written by from Red Deer

    I've had this KB for three years. Wife and I love everything about it. A year ago our iMac stopped going to sleep so after numerous diagnostic calls to AppleCare, the tech's last ditch effort was to try another KB. Luckily we had our little wireless KB which we never used as we need the full numeric KB. Long story short, the KB was the cause. I guess one of the keys somehow became defective and it was only evident from the iMac's sleep behaviour. Apple replaced it and it's been great again since.

    This is the first time we've ever experienced a KB failure which makes me a little leery about its long term reliability but outside of this issue it's been fantastic so we're happy with it. Our only wish is for Apple to make a wireless version of this.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Keller

    This keyboard I have used for 4 years now and it is flawless. I must say it was awkward to use at first, but after a few weeks of use this was the best i have ever used. Why I'm typing this review with this exact keyboard.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS TO HAVE WIRELESS OPTION

    • Written by from Miami

    I REALLY WISH THIS SPECIFIC MODEL CAME WIRELESS, WITH NUMERIC KEYPAD AND ALL, NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT. The attachment is cool for the wireless keyboard, BUT... on the ( current ) mac wireless keyboard the control, option, and command keys are smaller and the "fn" key is a pain to use. PLEASE APPLE CONSIDER THIS! Thank You!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great but...

    • Written by from Naperville

    I love this keyboard. The size and spacing of the keys fits my hands just right. I don't make a lot of typing mistakes.

    My only real complaint is this, I wish the keyboard would light up!!! I use it plugged into my MacBook Pro as my computer sits on a raised platform on my desk. I mean, if it can be done for a laptop keyboard, why can't they have the external keyboard also have back-lit capability? Kinda surprised that Apple hasn't jumped on this.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Portland

    Very Responsive. Nice Sound and Feel. Only problem is spare usb ports dont supply enough power

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple keyboard ever!

    • Written by from Lake Forest Park

    This is the best Apple keyboard ever, and certainly ranks better than the previous "white" keyboard. I use it for about half of my computer time, plugged into my MacBook Pro. What I like best is the design with the exact same form, size, and feel as my laptop. I was simply bowled over by it.

    The key response is crisp and tactile. Keys are big and forgiving of off center hits. The wrist angle is even more comfortable, as I can now hold my wrists flat on the desk to relieve stress. Much better than the foam wrist braces I have occasionally had to use.

    It even feels better than my old extended keyboard II, which I have missed since I sold it 15 years ago.

    Well, not any more. This sleek beauty preforms as great as it looks. The only keyboard I like better is the one on my MacBook Pro, but then, nothing can touch my MBP!

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly, the greatest keyboard ever.

    • Written by from Prairie View

    I have been through 4 keyboards for my custom built Windows PC. A Gateway, Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Logitech Keyboard K120, and my best Christmas present ever, the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. I'm using it now, and it's the best ever. Ultra-thin, awesome aluminum, thin keys, ergonomic heaven. This keyboard will help me get more homework done faster, and play online more. Thank you Apple, for descending from the heavens, and forming in 1976. To really reach your full potential with this keyboard and so much more. The only pain is I had to reconnect the keyboard a few times. That isn't even anywhere near enough to put a dent in the 5 star rating.

    21 of 24 people found this useful