• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars if I could. Worst keyboard ever.

    • Written by from Seattle

    My keyboard started out working just fine, then certain keys stopped working after a few days. Then the volume would go up uncontrollably and other shortcuts were activated through what must have been some sort of short in the wiring. Apple contested it wasn't covered through the warranty since its not the keyboard that came with my Mac. Eventually, when I did get a replacement, it did the exact same thing. I have since smashed it and ripped it apart to gain what little consolation could be gotten from removing such a horrible product from the world. No one else should have to suffer like this. I have since bought a $10 keyboard from Amazon that has worked perfectly and as advertised. Sometimes paying extra for the Apple name simply isn't worth it. Do not buy this product!

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Surprise

    I have used this keyboard for a couple of years now and have no complaints.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was wireless

    • Written by from Placentia

    My family just made the "switch" from PC to Mac. We love it, however, I am FORCED to use a PC for work. I bought this keyboard because I love the action while typing. HOWEVER, why not wireless? ugh. I would give me 5 stars if it was wireless. Other than that, is awesome and it works with a PC too.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever!

    • Written by from West palm beach

    Been using this keyboard for about 8 months or so and it is by far the best keyboard I've ever used! The low-profile is great and it has a solid, quality feel to it as I type. I love it!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why didn't I buy this before?

    • Written by from Proton Station

    In early 2010 I bought a new iMac to replace my old G5. I had bought the G5 with the extended keyboard. The iMac came with the smaller, wireless keyboard. I really missed the numeric keypad, especially with spreadsheets.

    Two things happened recently. I had wireless problems (solved, but requiring the temporary use of a wired keyboard and mouse) and I bought an iPad. I figured that if I bought a wired keyboard, the wireless one could be used with the iPad and the wired one could stay with the iMac (and I would still have the wireless one if preferred). Plus, I would have a wired keyboard (and I also bought the Apple wired Mouse) as a backup in case of future wireless problems.

    Well, I was very pleased to find that not only could I buy a reasonably priced wired Apple keyboard, but it had the numeric keypad, too! Perfect. Should have bought it months ago.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    • Written by from Chicago

    I love this Apple Keyboard with the numeric keypad. It feels really good the only thing is I wish it was wireless.

    20 of 24 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

    Apple Keyboard

    • Written by from Lexington

    Fabulous BUT..... don't discard the keyboard that came with your iMac. If you get into booting from CD or DVD trouble you just might have to hook up the original keyboard. Some keys on this keyboard don't work with the white iMac. Was my experience and others. Once you get things fixed you might be able to go back to this more fab Apple Keyboard.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless with Numeric would be better...

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    This is a great keyboard, it is beautiful and sleek-looking, but works really well also. The function keys are very useful, and since it is an Apple Keyboard I know I can expect the best from it. The USB ports on it are handy as well. However, I wish it was Wireless. The only thing that kept me from buying the Wireless Keyboard is that it doesn't have a Numeric Keyboard, which I use very often. But overall this is a great keyboard, it is thin and durable, and I love it. This is a good buy for anyone with a Mac, but if you don't need the Numeric Keypad I suggest buying without it to save the money. The Bluetooth Keyboard is the best way to go in my opinion if you don't need the Numeric Keypad and your Mac is Bluetooth-enabled.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely fantastic keyboard

    • Written by from Dearborn

    Being a writer my keyboard gets a lot of use, in fact the only reason I needed a new keyboard was due to the fact that I had worn the letters off my brand name keyboard that cost as much as the apple.
    Wearing the letters off is not a problem for me, but for my wife, it is a big problem.
    So I decided to order this keyboard and I can not tell you how happy I am. It has taken only a couple days to get used to it and now I would never giver it up.

    The feel of the keys is wonderful. Very responsive. They do not feel "touchy" nor do they require a lot of force. The feel of the flat surface of the key is a bit different and they feel smooth and pleasant.

    I am a rather fast typer and I find that with this key board I am typing faster and lighter than I have ever been able to do before.

    So in short, this is a fantastic keyboard. It looks and feels great. I could not ask for more.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No power, No glory!

    • Written by from Naples

    I just bought this keyboard and I cannot use the spare USB port for either my iPhone or my flash drive. No power for either! My old keyboard (came with my 20" iMac) at least was capable of supporting my flash drive. A $50 keyboard should be able to do it all! I am very disappointed in Apple! Are you listening Steve?

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it!

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I refused to believe that the chicklet keys and thin design would have the "touch" I liked in a keyboard but I was proved wrong by Apple. It is great to use for word-heavy emails and reports. The keys have a positive touch providing feedback to the user but also (somehow) seeming to encourage you to type faster. A cool design, doesn't need batteries, USB ports built in, and it's great to type with. I've had mine for several months now and it still types good as new.

    30 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great. But USB lacks.

    • Written by from Gilbert

    The overall product is nice. The keys are perfect and presentation matches the Mac lines nicely. My only two complaints are the little rubber feet on the bottom offer absolutely no traction. My comp is at an angle (its on an artists table) and in the morning I find my keyboard to have slid considerably. Lastly, if your looking to use the USB ports for flashdrives and such, you won't find a solution here. The only way you can connect something through the USB is if it has its own power source. Otherwise the keyboard doesn't power it. Even tiny flashdrives with light indicators won't work simply because of the light.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT...but...

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    Ok...Ok.. This is a truly beautiful thing, well done. I have used my MacBook Pro 17" as my main computer (95% of the time) for the past 3 years. Recently (last week) I updated my Pro to the new unibody 15" pro and added a 24" led screen (waw again)... So with the new 24" led well I needed a keyboard and hence this one. It works great with well placed keys and handy controls for a variety of functions. Full numeric keys and arrows. My only real surprise is that there is no backlight... hmmmm.... I just cannot understand why Apple did not put backlit keys... I use my system for a variety of things and often operate in a no light room.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Apple Keyboard, how I love thee! Let me count the ways!

    • Written by from Bremerton

    This is hands down the best keyboard I ever used! I love the keys on it and it looks great on my desk. I can type so much better and the key throws are perfect. The only thing that would make this better would be to make it backlit... Ahhh... I can dream.

    Apple hit a home run with this beauty! Now if only the Mighty Mouse was as good...

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME - will speed up your typing

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I can type about 30% faster with this keyboard since the keys have such good response. It sucked for about a day then was awesome ever since. Don't go by the very first time you use it.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim, sleek, comfortable

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I purchased the French keyboard and couldn't be happier with it. I had been accustomed to working directly on my laptop keyboard and was wondering if I'd handle the switch well... Have no fear, it rocks.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Mableton

    Great Keyboard.

    I would give it 5 stars if the USB ports on the side would actually be useful. A mouse is the only thing that can plug into them (so why have 2....)

    USB Sticks, iPods (HELLO!!??) or any powered device (camera) dont work there....

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best...Keyboard...Ever!

    • Written by from Lake Elsinore

    The best part about this keyboard is that the keys are so crispy, and have such a shallow travel distance! It's so refreshing, after using one of those junker keyboards that come from a pc desktop. And I also like that there are two built in usb ports on each side. My MBPs two usb ports were in high demand, and I was going to have to buy one of those usb hubs, but then I got this keyboard which solved the problem.
    I would say something that I didn't like about the keyboard, but I honestly can't think of anything. It's just so incredible!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a keyboard snob

    • Written by from San Francisco

    and this is a very nice keyboard. It feels very similar to the current laptop keyboards, with a very short-travel keypress. Anecdotally, I think that makes the keyboard faster than others I have used. The Keyboard also has several more F-Keys that previous apple keyboards, which gives real flexibility for applications. Oh, and of course, it also has a full 10-key and big arrows, unlike the wireless version.

    Its worth noting that the keys themselves are slightly rough, and since they are white, attract dirt like it is going out of style.

    17 of 18 people found this useful