• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from Westford

    Well, i was very excited to get this keyboard because i spilled water on my old one. The thing that i was most looking forward to was the "USB 2.0" ports...which i thought i could charge/sync my ipod touch with, but i get a low power notice. Its a great keyboard itself, but the false advertising dissapoints me.

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Addictive

    • Written by from Skokie

    My family and I own three of these--one for each of our Macs. There was just one thing I was disappointed about--the function keys didn't really work with my (ancient) iMac G4, which has 10.2.8.

    But we never use that computer, so it's okay.

    Other than that one quibble, this keyboard is AMAZING. I'm not exaggerating. I tried to use the keyboards at my school, which are normal keyboards for PCs, and I realized I was uncomfortable typing, the keyboard at home was so great!

    I love this keyboard because it is sleek, attractive, and effortless to use. I prefer it to the wireless keyboard that now comes with the iMac because the other one is tiny and has no numeric keypad. Since some people like to type from their lap or other places, I see why they might prefer the wireless version, but since I like typing with my (long) forearms flat on the desk in front of me and the my hands stretched to the keyboard, I lose no convenience by not having the wireless keyboard.

    This keyboard, though expensive, will go perfectly with your Mac, be easy to type with, and look great on your desktop. If you don't mind the wire, I recommend this more than any other keyboard I've owned.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing

    • Written by from Everett

    I really love this keyboard and as a recent convert to Mac computers I find the longer keystrokes on non-Apple keyboards very noticeable now when I'm out and about and have to use them (the fatigue happens quickly). My only suggestion is to make a wireless version of the full keyboard PLEASE!! Then it would get a 5-star rating from me.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard ever

    • Written by from Nordhorn

    Thats the best Keyboard ever.

    But:
    I want it wireless !!!!!!!!!!

    47 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product, but why no Wireless Option?

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I love this keyboard, but why not provide this in a wireless option? You already make a beautiful wireless keyboard, but it doesn't have the full size arrow keys or numeric keypad - why not update this product to be wireless?

    Otherwise, this is the single greatest keyboard I've ever owned. I have two so far and am thinking of stockpiling several in case it's ever discontinued.

    154 of 162 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    • Written by from Somerville

    I love this keyboard. It's beautiful, minimalist, and functional. It's a dream to type on - the keys have reasonable travel distance; the keyboard itself sits low to your typing surface, reducing risk to repetitive stress injury; keys are spaced well (it uses the same key spacing as all keyboards since the original MacBook was introduced in 2006); and its full layout with numeric keypad lets me do rapid data input on the few occasions I need to (I'd rather not fiddle with pairing my iPhone just to get keypad functionality).

    As a PC user, I use the BootCamp drivers to get additional functionality out of the keyboard without having to add more of those unsightly media keys that began to invade our keyboards in the '90s. I've purchased three of these and use them on my various desktops. I can't ask much more from this keyboard...except for maybe a version with backlit keys like on the MacBook Pro...

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Honest Tough Keyboard

    • Written by from Southfield

    i bought 4 so far, i sell computers and the customer loves it so much they want it, so i sell it to them and just buy a new one.

    a mac is not a mac, with out this keyboard, it just not the same.

    if you type properly then you should have no issues with this.
    if you have really large hands ... or maybe really small hands you may have issues,

    i like it ... and enjoy typing on this bad boy.

    my wife always has a manicure, she loves it. no issues with nails and such.

    its worth the 50 bucks... you will go through 2 or 3 30 dollar keyboards before you will wear this one out... that means its acutely cheaper keyboard because of how long it lasts you...

    spill pop or coffee in your keyboard? no worries... just immerse it in warm water... run warm water over it for about 30 to 40 seconds... then get a towel and dry it the best you can.
    then set it upside down on a clean dry towel over night... by morning it will be good as new.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I have ever used before.

    • Written by

    This keyboard really is amazing. When you press on the keys, it just feels so good and the sound it makes enhances that feeling. And like all Apple products, it looks really nice.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB ports do work on new 2010 MBP's

    • Written by from Utrecht

    I just got it and it types just like the MBP keyboard.

    I also tried to hook on my ipod and it worked! it just started syncing.
    It seems like the new MPB do deliver enough power to do this. (I got the MPB 15" i5 2.4 GHz).
    I just wanted to let you know because I couldn't find anyone writing about it!

    It's a great product now!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic MacBookPro accessory.

    • Written by from Oswego

    I've recently set up an office with my 15" MacBookPro as a desktop. This keyboard is an excellent addition, one that preserves all the functionality of the laptop and adds much-needed functionality in navigation and numbers. As a finance guy, the number pad is an absolute must. The "page up/down", "home/end" and "forward delete" keys are a really useful bonus.

    For a keyboard that sits in front of a notebook on a stand, the USB cable is certainly long enough. I suppose I'd like a wireless version like many other reviewers have noted, but the cord actually is long enough to reach me in a slightly reclined position in front of my desk. Actually, what I'd really like is an earphone jack since the cord on the keyboard is so much longer than the cord on my earbuds w/mic.

    The tactile sensation takes no adjustment if you've been typing on the MacBookPro (especially the 15"), and the (unadjustable) angle is quite comfortable after typing on a flat laptop keyboard. I have not had any long-term comfort issues.

    I recommend this keyboard without reservations to MacBookPro owners.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW KEYBOARD DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY

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    I never liked my wireless keyboard I got with my imac last year because it ate batteries like crazy so when i accidently got it wet and it died I went to the nortridge ca store and got the usb model with numeric keypad I was told to just hook it up to any usb port and it would work fine. I followed the directions in the booklet that came with it, there was no software included and was told to download the "apple keyboard software" and install it. well there is no such software to make this keyboard work right, the delete button doesn't work, the volume controls don't work all the fuction keys are screwed up...its a real mess and after several hours trying to find a fix .... I'm feeling as frustrated as I was so often when I owned microsoft products....I give it a 1 star because it does look nice....

    15 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    funcion keys not workflow compatible with volume control

    • Written by from San Francisco

    the keyboard itself is okay. it works. it doesn't collect crumbs like the last model, which is nice. I do a lot of imaging work that requires use of the function keys. I like to listen to music while I do said imaging work. Say the phone rings, and I want to turn down the volume, it is not all that easy to turn down the volume or mute the volume. Not the fault of the keyboard, it's Snow Leopard—No way to remap those keys. Apparently there is some additional 3rd party software that can help a person create applescripts to remap the volume keys. It doesn't seem like I should have to spend an hour researching this, trying all kinds of system preferences to no avail and still not be able to use my new keyboard to its full potential.

    One more thing. It's been 3 days since I removed the keyboard from the packaging and it still has that "new keyboard smell". Ya it's kind of funny, but as a FYI for the chemically sensitive folks, it does smell really strongly of outgassing plastic, even after 3 days.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from Fresno

    PROS: Keyboard

    CONS: USB extension cable. WARNING - for Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad ONLY !

    A sort of proprietary USB 2.0 connection that will not fit any other USB device or cable. As a result physical damage can occur if connected ( I damaged a cable itself and a 4 Gb drive due to this)

    Apple please provide an additional replacement and supply via store of extension cables alone. I will gladly pay to get a new one...

    Thank you

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At last the perfect keyboard.

    • Written by from charlemagne

    I got this keyboard about a week ago, and it is quite possibly the best keyboard ever made. Well, not everyone will agree with me I guess. But if, like me, you're tired of hearing noisy keys, and keys with too long a travel, keys that get stuck over time because of poor plastic components, and keyboards that take a lot of space on your work area, then this one's for you.

    This keyboard takes very little space, is virtually silent, keys feel great without too much travel, and it looks amazing too! The touch can be compared to a laptop computer.

    I am not a pro, nor do I possess a professional typist technique, so I guess people who are used to "full size, standard-typewriter-type" keyboards will have to adjust a little, as the spacing of the keys is somewhat closer.

    My only (small) complaints: the "return" or "enter" key is a little too small to my taste, and the two USB connectors provided are not powerful enough to use recharge my Ipad while I'm using it. They still can, however, recharge it very slowly if the Ipad is in sleep mode.

    Overall, for me it's the best $50 I've ever spent on a keyboard. But I understand people who might disagree with me. So my best advice to you is to go to a store which has one on display, and try it out for yourself before buying it.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    fn keys functionally incompatible with "one touch" keys

    • Written by from Redwood City

    I use function keys all the time; in games, and in VMware. I also constantly adjust the volume and brightness, and use Expose and Dashboard.

    On this keyboard the top row of keys must be set to one of two modes (function keys or "one touch" keys), requiring use of a "fn" modifier key to get the alternate feature/behavior.

    Unlike the short keyboard or the MacBook Pro, the "fn" key is in a random location, below the F13 key. Similarly, the eject key is placed bizarrely between F12 and F13 instead of at the right end of the top row, as on all my other Apple keyboards.

    On my old iMac extended keyboard, the "one touch" keys were on the rightmost 13 keys of the top row, mapped onto F8 through F15 where they overlapped. There was no "fn" key, nor any need for one, in my experience.

    The choice of locations for the "one touch" keys here is odd, too. They were easy to find by touch on the old keyboard, because audio was on the rightmost 4-key cluster above the numeric keypad and brightness on the 3-key cluster above the arrow keys. On this model they are lost in the crowd above the main keyboard.

    I spent an hour trying to figure out how to remap the keyboard in System Preferences, and eventually gave up.

    I'm at a loss to identify even one benefit from the new layout and dual-mode top row keys. It seems to be an example of "change for the sake of change" and a concept of "one touch" keys that doesn't exclude the need for a "fn" modifier key.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Disappointment!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have a lot of Apple products which I'm very happy with, but this is a total disappointment! I just got it Friday, used it for a couple hours, put it back in the box and am going to return it.
    The design is really bad. Apple totally missed the mark with this thing. Its much much too small, its too thin, its not height adjustable, and the keys don't have much give.
    It made my back and arm sore. Hopefully, they'll rethink this, and while they're at it, they should seriously think about giving the wireless keyboard a numeric pad.

    27 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    its great

    • Written by from HOLLISTER

    i lovve the usb thingys on the side there sooooo helpful i use the jack thing to

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not include a headphone jack port as well?

    • Written by from Chicago

    Great keyboard. I love the USB ports to have the mouse directly connected. One cable computer to keyboard, and one cable keyboard to mouse makes it really clean.

    Now, please add a headphone jack to it and I won't have this headphone cable all across the desk!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    aggravated carpal tunnel

    • Written by from White Bear Lake

    After using the new keyboard for just a couple of weeks I was in so much wrist pain that I had to stop using it. After switching back to my old keyboard, the wrist pain went away. Just a warning for others that may have carpal tunnel issues.

    17 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant keyboard!!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    Apple raises the bar once again. This flat keyboard is another brilliant design from Apple! I purchased the iMac about a month ago as a companion for my MacBook and although, I loved the wireless keyboard that came with it; I needed the numeric keyboard to quickly pay bills and entering the daily spending into my monthly budget. It was easy to adjust to, from the bulky PC keyboards that I am accustom to using at the office. I suggest pairing it with the Magic Mouse.

    4 of 8 people found this useful