• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Benign Neglect Contd

    • Written by from Batavia

    ...Agree. This is the perfect keyboard but why Apple do you not make a wireless version??? This just doesn't make sense. You're the world leaders in electronics design & the ultimate in form & function. Why then am I tethered to my imac when i could be lounged back away from the desktop? Please consider a wireless version. I'd even wait another month for the next iPhone. :<]

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    major Carpal Tunnel syndrome

    • Written by from New York

    This keyboard is beautiful, definitely one of the best-looking products Apple has made.

    But I am having really bad Carpal Tunnel syndrome with my left wrist.
    I wonder if it's because everything is lower and a bit narrower that my hands, esp. my left hand has to bend as it's typing, thus the carpal tunnel.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish but super cheaply made

    • Written by from san francisco

    I have bought two of these in the past year. now as of this mornings attempt to clean the current one I have, I am in the market once again!

    I have used many a keyboard over the past 20 or so years and these, while nice to look at and for the most part easy to use, has to be one of the cheapest made and one made to be easily broken so as to keep us coming back with credit card in hand. not this time.

    Thanks Scrapple!

    48 of 87 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard ..... if only it was wireless

    • Written by from Somerville

    very good keyboard. but felt as if I was settling.

    would have gladly bought a wireless version if it was available.

    not sure why it is not

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit to be an Apple product....

    • Written by from Gardnerville

    This keyboard came with my new Mac Pro. Sure, it looks pretty,but it's a piece of garbage and not fit to have the Apple name on it. Don't get me wrong. I love Apple products just not this one. All of the larger keys (shift, control, command, return, and the 0 and enter on the keypad) make clicking noises unlike all the other keys which feel and sound pretty much okay. It's the space bar that really gets me. It clatters like crazy and is finicky about where you press it to enter a space. I took my keyboard into the local Apple store and they replaced it, saying "They were all like that." Well, the second keyboard is worse than the first. I found a new replacement keyboard (M9034LL/A) same as came on my original G5 Quad tower. I used that one for almost 6 years without any problems. I'm now happy and feel back at home. I guess newer isn't always better.

    Doing this review, it won't allow me to post with zero stars. So it gets one undeserving star.

    34 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by from Reidsville

    I got this keyboard and it kind of scared me. I plugged it into my computer and it didn't work. My mouse was plugged into a USB port on the keyboard and it didn't work either. I unplugged the included extension cable and plugged the keyboard directly into the keyboard and it worked! The extension cable works too! Don't know what happened. Works great now.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 1/2 months

    • Written by from LIVERPOOL

    Kids got me this keyboard for Christmas to replace the grimy looking original (5 years old) keyboard I got with my Powermac. I put the old one in storage and used this (with my old mouse) until last week. Keyboard function wandered off (actually the mouse function got weird) so I rebooted. Powermac wouldn't recognize the keyboard and fans went into overheat mode. Tried it with my Powerbook and same thing, sans fans. Got my old keyboard out of storage and everything is fine. No problems with mouse.
    Cheap is cheap. Don't save me money, screwing around with junk equipment costs more than the few bucks I save, time is money.

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Durable and convenient

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Although the USB ports on this keyboard don't have enough power to charge your iPod or allow you to run your backup disk seamlessly, its great for thumbdrives and computer mice. This keyboard is surprisingly durable, the entire thing still works after I spilled a glass of water on it.

    In addition, its quiet no matter how hard you hit the keys and it significantly increased my typing speed!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard for gaming!

    • Written by from Athens

    I purchased this keyboard at a MicroCenter for 50$ a few weeks ago and I love it! Along with the college papers I've written with it I love to play World of Warcraft with it. The F keys go all the way across the top up to F 19. It's awesome to have extra hot keys. The home, end, page up, and page down don't seem to work like I remember them working on my old PCs. Aside from that little flaw I love the extra F keys and the over look and size of it. The extra USB port is cool too. A must have for WoW players that have Macs!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Got this keyboard with my imac, within days keyboard would begin to type randomly. Took it to Apple store in London, they did not want to know and told me to buy another.
    Not worth $49 and from reading technical forums on the web is fraught with problems due to it's design. Sadly a $5 traditional plastic keyboard is doing a much better job.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking!

    • Written by from Great Falls

    Live in a dry environment? If you do, get ready for the shock of your life...plus you get the bonus of your mouse or anything else plugged into it not working until you unplug and replug in the keyboard...

    C'mon, aluminum keyboard, carpets, shoes, dry humidless places? Who couldn't have seen this coming from a mile away.

    Nice look, but needs to be fixed or at least grounded through the chassis of the computer!!

    23 of 37 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!

    62 of 64 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