• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard, numeric keypad, 2 USB ports

    • Written by from Denver

    I have a wire, but along with that comes two (2) extra USB Ports up close and easy to use. Also, a numeric keypad to make my life much easier when entering numbers. No batteries to change and recharge. That's good for me. As well as no bluetooth dropping problems I had with the wireless one.

    The keys in the seamless housing are so smooth to type. What an improvement over the older plastic models! So much easier to keep clean. This was a great choice.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for typing enthusiasts--soft, mushy keys, be warned!

    • Written by from New York

    I purchased a new 27" iMac in July 2011 and the machine is a beauty. I opted for the bluetooth keyboard and it's amazingly stylish and typing on it actually feels relatively good (keys click but not loudly and keys are fairly responsive and tactile so typing feels pretty good) but I'm over 6 feet tall and have hands to match that height so my fingers felt somewhat crowded on the small keyboard. I also missed having a number pad, full-sized up/down/left/right arrow keys, home button, etc. Though it was hard to say goodbye to my cordless desk area, I bought this apple keyboard with numeric keypad to address these shortcomings...

    But I am returning it this week because, try as I might, I can't deal with its mushy, unresponsive, click-less keys. It feels horrible to type on this keyboard. I would much rather type on my relatively small bluetooth keyboard than type on this full sized keyboard. For those who want their keyboards to be responsive and feel good, step away from this one! I'm actually going to try one made by Matius.

    23 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    • Written by from Needville

    I have never owned a Mac but after typing on one at my school's resource center, the keyboard sold me! I have always been a keyboard person and this keyboard is magnificent. It is even better than my old IBM click keyboard and I didn't think that was possible.

    By the way, I am loving my new iMac with this keyboard. Looking forward to a wireless version.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboards,routers......

    • Written by from boston

    I have found that Airport Express is very un- reliable.Within a few months,it has stopped working many times.Sometimes it would stop working,then several hours later ,without trying to solve the problem it would resume working.I have contacted Apple Care a # of times.They got it working, but after a while I would have the problem again.
    So, I would advise anyone that wants a wireless keyboard etc. to consider it carefully.

    22 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost The Best

    • Written by from Homestead

    I have been using Apple keyboards for almost 20 years. This is the best, by far. Smooth, fluid and simple, effortless keystrokes at a twitch of the finger, BUT...the decision to make the "extended" keyboard, only in a wired option really stinks. I would really like to see a wireless extended keyboard.

    64 of 69 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!

    103 of 113 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great solution

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I purchased the wired keyboard for the MAC with the ten key pad. I needed this specifically for Quickbooks and Excel that I use in the Windows environment through VMware Fusion. My problem is the ten key pad does not work when I am in VMware Fusion. That is serious enough to send me back to a PC because that is where I do my work. While I love the MAC, I use it for personal and fun. I am beginning to understand why accounting and financial people strongly advised I not make the switch from the PC to the MAC.

    46 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but not perfect

    • Written by from Campbell

    It's very comfortable to type on, specially that you won't need to work your fingers too much - I guess that helps preventing micro trauma quite a bit. But the fact that the first row containing the function keys is right next to the rest of the keys makes it very difficult for me to locate the digit keys easily.

    I usually type with the keyboard tray retracted all the way in and seldom see the keys. Once I get the home keys F and J, I can easily find the alphabet keys, but locating the correct digit key on the top row is usually a bit of a hassle for me. If the function keys had a little bit of a distance from the rest of the keys, it would've been easier for me to locate them.

    Same goes for the numeric keypad and the top row of function keys.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, why is there no wireless version?

    • Written by from Ooltewah

    I effing love this keyboard. It's so easy to use, but seriously, why do we have to choose between having a complete keyboard and having wireless? MAKE A WIRELESS VERSION ALREADY. There are enough people asking for it.
    I'm a PC girl, and I would still go out and buy the wireless version of this even though I already have the wired one.

    The cord is rather short, even with the extender. Once again, problem solved by wireless version.

    157 of 172 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever Owned

    • Written by from McKinney

    I bought a Mac in 2008. I loved the keyboard so much that I bought another for my work PC. It's the best keyboard I have used - Mac or Windows.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Evolution

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is absolutely the most impressive typing tool I've ever used. The effort required to depress a key is cut by more than half, allowing the user to double their typing speed. As odd as it sounds, I feel honored to have unlimited access to this keyboard. The price isn't bad either! Get some compressed air if you're going to buy this.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 24 hrs, cord too short

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    The cord is way too short - I usually run the cord through the back of my keyboard tray, up through my desk, then to the back of the computer. Can't do it now.

    Keyboard worked great for the first 24 hours. Now it's dead. I opted for the wired keyboard to avoid pairing problems. How ironic.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Suggestion for Apple

    • Written by from Noblesville

    The keys are very responsive and I prefer it over my old and huge Microsoft keyboard I used with my MacBook. It is slim and even though it is wired is portable to fit in a backpack. The only suggestion I have to Apple is to completely eliminate the USB cable like they have done with the smaller one. That way I can free up an extra USB slot on my MacBook (there are only two). If you plan on doing mostly desk work, this is the keyboard for you. Not only will it save you $20.00, but it also has the numeric pad. Do not hesitate buying a wired keyboard in anticipation for this one to be updated as BlueTooth because Apple wants to sell the smaller one at the same time. I know this is the simple accessory everyone quietly hopes for!!!

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    did not even take a few droplets of fluid...

    • Written by from Chicago

    I had the first spill (tea) in 1 1/2 year of use. It was a standard keyboard that came with my MacPro. It was a small amount of fluid and I cleaned it up right away. To my surprise, three keys (space and two others) stopped working completely. I called Applecare two weeks later and was told that, due to water damage, they would not replace it for free. C'mon, my old cheapo Dell keyboard took numerous serious spills and survived longer than 10 years. The problem with this design is that it is not serviceable. You can not open up the keyboard and clean it. According to the AppleCare guy, any moist gets under the thin bezel could zap the circuit underneath and permanently ruin it. I never like this design; it is not ergonomically sound at all. Now this... Steve, you should be ashamed of this product and fire the idiot who designed it.

    86 of 174 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, lightweight keyboard

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Keys are responsive and comfortable for typing emails, documents, etc... It's incredibly lightweight and takes up little space on a desk and the USB cord is long enough to be used in the lap/lap desk if needed. My only gripe is with the spacebar and I've seen other reviews about this issue as well so I guess it's just something to deal with but the spacebar makes a WEIRD noise depending on where you strike it. Seems to get better with each use though so it could be an issue that improves over time. Overall, it's great but I can't give it 5 stars due to the spacebar and also the fact that the bottom is rather sticky, meaning it can't be easily moved across a surface; you have to pick the whole thing up.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Keyboard

    • Written by from Adelaide

    I love it,

    Great design, awesome feel, replaced my old Logitech keyboard and works well with windows as well!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, but why not Wireless?!

    • Written by from FARNHAM

    It is the best keyboard I have used. It is quiet, the keys are perfectly spaced and great to type on - the speed and accuracy with which I type has increased immediately simply because of the keyboard. It also looks great.

    BUT. Why on earth is it not wireless? They layout and numeric pad are so perfect, that surely it would not take much to create a wireless version! It would sell. people would buy it. So make it! There are millions of people out there who do need to be able to input numbers rapidly into their macs, and it is a shame that there is not a version of this keyboard in wireless. Show your customers that you listen to their suggestions, and please bring out a wireless version!

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be standard with iMac

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I love it! Low profile keys took some getting-used-to, but my fingers are flying over those babies now, mostly typo-free. I use the extra USB ports daily for a flash drive. It's easier than reaching behind my iMac monitor.

    My beefs:
    1. It should be bluetooth (even if that means sacrificing the USB ports).
    2. It should be included with a new iMac.

    It really bugs me that my new iMac came with a keyboard minus number pad. I find the number pad essential for everyday use. I'm just a regular guy, not a financial professional. Makes sense to chop if off of a laptop. Laptops travel, so they need to be frugal on space & weight. I didn't buy a laptop. I bought a desktop. I also think the longer keyboard looks better under the widescreen iMac. For the next version, I suggest concave keys and if wireless, the keyboard should be solar-powered, like the Logitech that I came extremely close to buying, until I found one of these for half price on craigslist.

    Bottom line: Great keyboard.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac keyboard

    • Written by from North York

    I really love my keyboard but hate that it is wired. I need the numeric functions, does make make the full alpha numeric keyboard in a wireless version and if not WHY?

    Just purchased a trackpad as well and love that too...

    36 of 41 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