• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB is High Power!

    • Written by from Troy

    I'm using this right now with a Macbook 13" (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo) that I purchased in the summer of 08. For those worried about whether or not the USB can power anything, I am happy to report that I've thrown everything at it and they all work. I've used the USB ports to power and charge my ipod, run my external harddrive, flashdrive, wireless mouse, and SD card reader.

    The reason why I rate this 4 stars are for various reasons. The ergonomics of it aren't exactly the greatest with my palm having to rest on the table and not some external padding that I'm used to with Logitech keyboards. Also, $50 for a keyboard seems pricey but this is Apple and to have the Fn buttons just work without having to hack or modify a PC keyboard does make up for it.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, but...

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    ......I wish it was wireless, I use the number pad a lot and don't like being tethered. Maybe Mr. Jobs. will help us out with a wireless version of the full keypad real soon.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apples Peripherals Are Made To Be Looked At, Not Used.

    • Written by from Venice

    Extremely disappointed with the keyboard. First off the side USBs get in the way when you're trying to use them. Second, the USB ports couldn't even power a USB mouse and USB headset. But somehow the predecessor white USB keyboard had no problem with it.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    • Written by from Fenton

    Much nicer than the previous keyboards. I can actually type so much faster and more accurate.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect (Almost)

    • Written by from Papillion

    This is, yet another, fantastic product from Apple. The wired keyboard is fast, silent, accurate, and a pleasure to use. While I was in Germany for five months I used, and got used to the keyboard from my MacBook, and when I returned home to my Windows based PC (Which I am very displeased now that I used the Mac OS for Five Moths) the Keyboard was just not doing the trick, so I took the next logical step and purchased this fine example of a Human Interface Device. My one complaint, and the reason the Keyboard only got four stars, It is not backlit. So in conclusion, if you are used to, or like the keyboards from your or other MacBooks, I highly recommend this keyboard, and if you are bugged by backlights, then this keyboard should be perfect for you.

    72 of 126 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appearance won out over ergonomics

    • Written by from Vernon

    This keyboard is attractive. Unfortunately that is the only positive thing I have to say. It was obviously designed with appearance in mind and no regard to ergonomics or usability. You have to tilt your wrists up in order to use the keyboard because it is so thin, leading to wrist pain. And the keys are so shallow in depth, that they are difficult to press and lead to strained fingers. If you are prone to wrist pain, and need to do a lot of typing I would pass on this keyboard.

    29 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    As a fast typer I was worried about the reviews stating that this keyboard easily produces typos, etc. However, I've been using one of these bad boys for several weeks and I love it. No problems, very smooth typing as little pressure is required..my hands pretty much feel like they are flowing and it is quite comfortable. I had been using the older apple keyboards for years (as well as apple laptop keyboards) and found no difficulty in switching to this newer layout-no adaption "phase" required at all. I even find that little things like eraser dust and other small particles do not get stuck in the keyboard as there are really no gaps, thus this keyboard stays clean and operational.

    I highly recommend it..no issues with it at all although since it is not highly slanted, some people may find that the keyboard is better placed low down. Also, a wrist guard makes typing on this keyboard even more comfortable.

    39 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful keyboard, but

    • Written by from Sandnes

    with what seem to be a couple of bugs.

    First, just let me contribute to the applause regarding this keyboard - it is beautiful, amazingly sleek and wonderful to write on. I just love it.

    However, like a couple of others I have discovered that there is something strange regarding the function keys (F1 and so on). The F3 and F4 does not work according to symbols on them (Expose All windows and Open Dashboard), while the other keys with symbols on them work as indicated by their symbols.
    Instead, Expose All windows and Open Dashboard are still under F9 and F12, but has to be released with the "fn" key.

    And unless I check "Use all F1,F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" (System preferences - Keyboard & Mouse - Keyboard), a lot of the other shortcuts stop working. But by checking this option, the "fn" key has to be pushed to adjust the volume on the F11-F12 keys and so on. Then again, the Expose, Dashboard and other keys work as they did on the old keyboard...

    Something is not working as it should... :-)

    Rating: 5 stars for the keyboard, 3 stars for what seems to be a driver/software problem

    PS: Yes, I have installed the update for this keyboard.

    iMac 2,1 ghz G5, 1,5 gb ram, OS X 10.4.10

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Windows Compatible!

    • Written by from Westport

    Even works on my PC!! (....no choice, have to use Win at work)

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I love the style of this keyboard, but ergonomically it is terrible. I wish Apple would come out with an ergonomic keyboard with style.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with older hardware

    • Written by from Holbrook

    Oddly enough, this keyboard does not allow boot options with my older Mac Mini. Holding down the option key, c key, or firmware boot does nothing. I needed to purchase an old keyboard and swap it out whenever I wish to boot with options. Otherwise, the keyboard will work once the system has already been booted.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even spilling red wine on it...

    • Written by from Miami

    It still worked for about 2 months after the incident, actually it is still working but I am getting a new one since some keys are sticky but then again it works. Two suggestions for Apple, as many others have done, make the same version with the numeric Keypad but wireless and backlit keys would be very nice.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    The best keyboard I have ever used!

    • Written by from Eugene

    I originally purchased this keyboard (over a year ago) to go with my MacBook as I prefer not to use the laptop keyboard. I have used it on windows xp and more recently windows 7 in addition to Leopard and Snow Leopard. No problems with it ever. It is super comfortable to type on and very easy to keep clean. I have used loads of different keyboards in nearly every price range and this one beats them all. (If they sold them at office max so I could get one to use at work, that would be great.)

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pet Peeves got the best of me...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Overall good keyboard. I bought this keyboard because it was easier to type on. I previously had the old white wireless keyboard with numeric pad, but I was getting tired of all the typo's I was having because I have to put more effort into pressing the buttons down hard. And when time is an issue (which is always the case for me) and you need to type up a template or respond to an email quickly, it gets really annoying.

    So I bought this wired keyboard because of the numeric pad (I don't know why the aluminum wireless ones don't have 'em; very unprofessional) and the issue was resolved. I could type with speed and ease without the worry of typo's due to the actual keyboard. Better yet, I was super excited to have two USB inputs on either side of the keyboard. Hoping to use it for misc. electronic appliances (ie. both my blackberry and iPhone, IPod, Flash drives, etc.)

    But alas, the USB ports on the keyboard do not support power to any appliance plugged in through these slots and because of this it didn't recognize the plugged in device at all. Therefore, plugging my little gadgets through the USB ports on the keyboard was USELESS because everything draws power through the USB nowadays. That was a huge pet peeve for me because I lost an extra USB port on my iMac to support this keyboard. Hence, the loss of two stars (one for each USELESS USB port).

    I returned it and bought the bluetooth MacAlly keyboard with numeric pad.

    26 of 35 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