• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Portland

    The only way to make it better would be to make it wireless. Love the sleek feel. Matches my new iMac nicely.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard, but would like a wireless version!

    • Written by from Quesnel

    I love typing on this keyboard and everything about it is great except the cord! I know there is an Apple keyboard that is wireless but it would be nice to see this design in a wireless version.

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great

    • Written by from BESSEMER

    Like all mac products it looks great sitting on the desk. The keys work much better then they appear at first. Feels very heavy and worth all the cost. Single gripe I have with it is that the USB extension cable can only be used for this keyboard. There is a notch in the ends of the cable not allowing you to plug it into the keyboard side USB ports, then plug in a thumb drive, or other device. I'm not sure the reasoning behind the notching of the cable, so it gets a 4.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love this keyboard

    • Written by from Grass Valley

    it is just about perfect...the only thing I would change is the design, it would be more ergonimic if it were entirely flat on the desk vs. the slight incline (though this incline allows you to have 2 usb ports and that is very helpful).

    16 of 32 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

    A very nice Keyboard

    • Written by from Contoocook

    Ever since they came out with the flat design a couple years ago, I have been in love with it. When I got my MacBook Pro, then bought accessories for it so I could use it as a desktop computer, I was very excited to get this keyboard. I like that it has the extension cable, because I don't always need the longer cable, depending on how I'm set up, and it's nice to take it off. I don't seem to have the same issue as other people regarding the iPod connections. I plug my iPod Touch in through the keyboard's USB slots all the time because I don't have much room on my actual computer. The only thing that keeps this from being a full 5 stars is the fact that there is no wireless version. I really wanted a bluetooth keyboard, but I had to have the number pad also. So the bluetooth version lost out to this one for that reason. If they ever come out with a full size bluetooth keyboard, I will upgrade to that.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, but WHAT THE!?

    • Written by from Jesmond

    This is a great keyboard. The key layout and spacing is fantastic and makes for very accurate typing. It's also nice and quiet to type with, which is important as I tend to press keys hard when I type, which can be very noisey on different keyboards.

    .......but when it comes to the USB ports all I can say is 'WHAT THE!!!!'.

    The two USB ports on either side of the keyboard are STILL lower power ports, and cannot even run a USB 2.0 memory stick!

    Seriously Apple, nobody uses USB 1 memory sticks anymore, and you cannot even buy a wired version of the Magic Mouse so why on Earth would you include LOW power USB ports!?

    If providing sufficient power to the USB ports is an issue, Apple should add support for an auxiliary USB cable from the Mac to the keyboard, or even add an AC power adapter, which would allow the ports to run at high power similar to USB ports that are now present on many monitors.

    So this keyboard is great, but could be better with high power USB ports.

    93 of 100 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My keyboard with numeric keypad

    • Written by

    I have had this keyboard for almost 1 year and most of that time I have been very pleased with its performance. However, during the last 2 or 3 months a number of the keys have lost their smooth, quiet operation and are now what I call sticky. I have been trying to find an on-line fix for this condition with no success. It is difficult for me to get to the Apple Store near me because I am no longer driving. If there is an on-line fix I'd like to hear about it.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    technical difficulty

    • Written by from Mount Clemens

    I love this keyboard, easy to type and much less finger fatigue. Unfortunately when I turn on my printer,,,, It doesn't work. Then when I turn off my printer, I have to unplug it and plug it back in before it will work, very annoying, wish there was some fix, haven't found one yet.

    13 of 19 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

    • Written by from SAINT ROSE

    I love this keyboard. It's the best keyboard I've ever used.
    The touch of the keys is perfect. I'm not a typist but I've gotten quick with just 4 fingers. I type faster on this keyboard than any other I've used.
    I have 2 minor complaints about it.
    One...The function keys are small. I'm used to full sized function keys. The size and lack of grouping of the function keys slows me down.
    Two...The built in USB ports are a little difficult to access. It's a little more difficult to get my flash drive connected than on previous Apple keyboards.
    I don't use the USB ports very often so it's not a major problem.
    All things considered this is my favorite keyboard.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from La Mirada

    I type for long periods, and I've had to change to this keyboard since my wrists and hands started hurting from using my mac pro's keyboard, and I'm glad I changed. Less pressure is needed to hit the keys, compared to the mp keyboard, and I've noticed an increase in typing speed. Though I'm still getting used to this keyboard, I think I might need a keyboard pad for my wrists since the keyboard is almost flat against my desk. Delete keys work continuously for me. My only problem is that the USB port (though nicely hidden underneath) gets difficult to disconnect my peripherals from it.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    At a desk, wired is better than wireless and here's why...

    • Written by from Bedminster

    For most Mac users, we delight in the fact that Apple products are SMART and INNOVATIVE. Well, once agan, that is just what THIS FULL KEYBOARD is. It's only as wide, long and thick as a keyboard needs to be. Due to the fact that it 2 has built-in USBs, it automatically comes raised/angled due to their design as compensated underneath the keyboard (so for all of you worried about ergonomic design, the keyboard is titled nicely).

    Now, I'm a HUGE advocate of having "extra space" on my desktop, so at first I only wanted the keyboard that's the exact same size/build as my MacBook Pro 13" 's...Much to my surprise, I bought the full wired keyboard because of the additional KEYS [ex: "delete >" (RIGHT) and delete (regular backspace), Arrow keys, sperate numerical pad!!] and they have DEFINITELY come in handy. (pun intended).

    If your needs are based on using any external keyboard at your desk (and you the additional keys/features appealing in a full keyboard) get this keyboard over the wireless. It even comes with an extension-cable (that I needed to utilize, in addition it's the regular wire, for the keyboard to reach from under my desk's keyboard tray, up and around to the back of desk and finally to my external monitor's USB plug). As set up in the manner which I have it, the cable NEVER gets in the way and I never even realize that it's there. If you MUST have the keyboard on top your desk, then I can see how a wire would be annoying: both noticeable and in-the-way. Also, if you want to use the keyboard to control your computer for strict multimedia use (say, from your bed or from livingroom couch/table with Apple TV) then the wireless version obviously suits your needs better.

    In my opinion, this keyboard is for the desk-worker who will utilize all of it's full features and also doesn't want to worry about batterie in a wireless keyboard. (That said, if Apple ever did make this same full-featured wired keyboard wireLESS, it would be the ultimate for everyone I imagine- but for now, this is what is available, I love it so far and I'm glad that I bought it over the wireless - again, it truly suits all of my desk-working needs and setup, perfectly).

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No backlighting

    • Written by from El Paso

    This is an excellent keyboard, the nicest touch of any keyboard I've ever used. The only drawback is no lighted keys, which have been available on Mac notebooks for years, which is a great feature for those of us who prefer to - or are able to only - work by the computer screen's light. Backlit keys would make this the perfect keyboard.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but flawed.

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    The keyboard itself is brilliant- a great size and very nice to type on. However, the cable is too short and the USB ports on the back are NOT a real USB hub. You can only really use a low-power device like a mouse with it and usually only one at a time.

    31 of 37 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    too thin?

    • Written by from San Jose

    at first this keyboad was too thin. i went 2 radio shack and got some feet for it to raise it up a bit.. much better!!!

    10 of 11 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