• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid if using a keyboard for more than 1 hour/day

    • Written by from New York

    After using this keyboard for a week (6 hours a day), my left thumb started hurting.
    It's very uncomfortable doing cmd-T, cmd-G etc. I know Apple puts design first,
    but keyboard is one thing where they should care about ergonomics at least a little.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Aurora

    I really like this keyboard, I've been using it for many many years now. I like how you don't have to cram your fingers down on each key like most desktop keyboards, it has the thin key design you see on laptops which I like.
    Many complain that it isn't wireless, but it comes with 2 USB ports on either side I plug my mouse in to. My only complaint is that when I upgraded to Lion, the icons printed on my function keys were inaccurate, as I have the older model specially made for Leopard. That's not really too much of an issue.
    Another thing is that the USB ports only have enough power to them to use my mouse in it; most flash drives or my iPhone claim there isn't enough power when I plug them in. Not really a big issue either, I still recommend this keyboard.

    21 of 22 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

    Three Years Running

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    That's right, three years. I bought this keyboard in 2008 to use on my white MacBook and it's lived through two moves, a career change and a return to school.

    It's taken quite a beating because I used to carry it to work with me daily for several months, where I used it (ten hours a day, four days a week) while taking troubleshooting calls.

    Now as a student I write code in PHP and HTML5, and I use the keyboard constantly for that. Much more than I use the built-in keyboard on my MBP. Additionally, throughout all that time I have used it for near constant communication online, through Internet Messaging and Internet Relay Chat, as well as gaming (WASD or arrow key movement for the most part).

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovin' it

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I think I virtually like everything about it!
    To start, it has a very sleek look.
    The feel of typing on it is great
    I work a lot on MS Excel, so the combination of MS Excel installed under virtual machine + this keyboard = you can do financial modeling on your macbook as speedy as on your work laptop

    The only thing not that satisfactory is that it's not wireless, but the trade off is that the keyboard comes with 2 USB ports. So your net gain is an additional USB port!

    That being said, I still hope apple could make a wireless version of this amazing keyboard!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS TO HAVE WIRELESS OPTION

    • Written by from Miami

    I REALLY WISH THIS SPECIFIC MODEL CAME WIRELESS, WITH NUMERIC KEYPAD AND ALL, NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT. The attachment is cool for the wireless keyboard, BUT... on the ( current ) mac wireless keyboard the control, option, and command keys are smaller and the "fn" key is a pain to use. PLEASE APPLE CONSIDER THIS! Thank You!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    • Written by from Painted Post

    Nice keyboard, they should have made a wireless version.

    52 of 54 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well made

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Really flimsy - the wireless keypad that is included with the imac is better. Numeric keypad is great for excel, but otherwise not such a good product.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died with no warning

    • Written by from Beaver

    Worked a while, then, one day, with no warning it just went kaput.

    22 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but stinks

    • Written by from Hayden

    I've loved this keyboard (came w/ MacPro, 2008?) but spilled coffee on it. It then quit working, so I bought 2 more (one for another computer.) However, the plastic used to make the keys smells horrible and gives me a headache. I've had them 4 days and it's still strong.

    20 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, stylish... professional

    • Written by from UPPER COOMERA

    This is an amazing keyboard. The design is excellent as you would expect from any Apple product. The two USB 2.0 peripherals are very useful for plugging in USB thumb drives and headphones without having to reach behind my iMac. The short travel keys are excellent and have a good, crisp feel. My keyboard does not have the launchpad icon on F4 but using keyboard preferences, I have made F5 open launchpad. I then printed out a launchpad icon and stuck it on F5.

    The full size numeric keypad is excellent and works amazingly well with Calculator.app, "/" pressing the divide button, "clear" pressing the C button etc. One problem is that the numeric keypad does not work with Bootcamp. probably because I haven't pressed Number Lock but I don't know which button is the equivalent of that on this keyboard.

    As always… backlit keys would have been amazing especially since you don't have the limit of battery life on a wired keyboard.

    36 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by from Greenwood

    This keyboard is amazing...every key you need is here...unlike on the wireless keyboard. Also, this wired keyboard has larger arrow keys, a number pad, and NEVER runs out of power ( no batteries! ).

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard

    • Written by from Manhattan Beach

    I'm loving this keyboard much more than the wireless one, which I also own. I especially like the additional navigation keys and numeric key pad which is a great advantage if you type numbers frequently, like I do. I also find the two USB ports on the keyboard extremely useful. It allows me to attached my portable scanner and other items right on the keyboard. Highly recommend.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by

    I love this keyboard way better than wireless verison! Wired is the way to go. Perfect keyboard for Video Editing, and everyday home-use. 100% Recommended. Love the style of the keys :) <3333 Apple

    16 of 21 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I've used

    • Written by from Hormigueros

    It may look simple but it works. I love this keyboard. The keys respond super fast and at the lightest touch, making it easy to type fast. It's sleek, compact and looks great. It also has two usb connectors on the sides and for some people this may be convenient. This is truly the best thing that has happened to me in hardware since my 2009 MacBook Pro

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best there is

    • Written by from Eugene

    This keyboard is by far the best I've seen for any system. I wish there was a ergonomic version so I could raise the front slightly higher than the back though. I don't know that hasn't been visualized by the experts yet.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, BUT...

    • Written by from Cornelia

    Apple hardware is sexy. We're all aware. This keyboard is no different. Very thin, lightweight, in a shiny silver aluminum shell. The USB ports on both sides are a very nice touch, since Apple put form over function with my 24" iMac, putting the USB ports on the back where they are not easily accessible. The thin, modern key design is pleasant and a nice change from the standard chunky keys that have been around since before disco.

    Enough flattery. When I purchased my iMac in 2008, I opted for the bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse. Aside from the fact that the keyboard had no numerical pad and the mouse is a stupid one button design, I was very happy with their function and form. That was up until a few days ago. My wireless keyboard wasn't working. I assumed the batteries had died, so I charged them all day while I was at work. When I got home, I put in the fresh batteries. To my surprise, the keyboard still wasn't working. Apparently it was only good for 3 years worth of use. Very disappointing. It wouldn't hurt to mention that it was never dropped nor had any liquids spilled on it.

    I made the logical decisions to save myself $20 and buy a new wired keyboard this time around. Paying less and getting the numeric pad made a lot more sense to me since I don't NEED wireless. I plugged in the new keyboard, updated the software, and and was faced with yet another keyboard related challenge. NONE OF THE FUNCTION KEYS WORK!!! I had no idea that I needed Mac OS X 10.7 or later, according to the owner's manual that came with the keyboard. So now I'm expected to spend another $30 to upgrade my operating system? What a friggin' rip off. This brings "built-in obsolescence" to a whole new maddening level. Now I have a prematurely dead wireless keyboard and a brand-new one that I can't use to adjust my screen brightness, volume, or use its audio/video player controls. Not a happy customer! It's not like I could buy an older model keyboard that would be compatible with my 10.5 OS. They don't sell them anymore.

    32 of 60 people found this useful