• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent touch, too much metal

    • Written by from Boulder

    I love this keyboard ergonomically - fantastic tactile feedback, low-impact keys, optimal spacing, etc. There is none better, and it feels much more grounded and solid than the iMac wireless keyboard.

    BUT...it is ***quite*** wide and the right edge is rather sharp metal. What that means in practice is that my right (mouse) hand is constantly abraded by that metal edge. To clear it while using the mouse I have to extend my arm farther to the right than is comfortable or ergonomically sound. What happens in practice is that I keep banging against that edge in the course of a day and causing low-grade irritation to my hand. Not pleasant.

    There should be a version of this keyboard that eliminates the side numeric keypad. I use that thing once a week at the most and it extends the width of the keyboard by 2+ inches. Get rid of that, knock $10 off the price for that version, and this would be a perfect product.

    OR put some kind of padding or bumper on that sharp edge. It looks nice and clean now, but I don't like being a fashion victim.

    9 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great but...

    • Written by from Naperville

    I love this keyboard. The size and spacing of the keys fits my hands just right. I don't make a lot of typing mistakes.

    My only real complaint is this, I wish the keyboard would light up!!! I use it plugged into my MacBook Pro as my computer sits on a raised platform on my desk. I mean, if it can be done for a laptop keyboard, why can't they have the external keyboard also have back-lit capability? Kinda surprised that Apple hasn't jumped on this.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorely Missed

    • Written by from Pouce Coupe

    A wonderful product. I was a little put off by it when I first received it, since I had the old white plastic Apple keyboard previously, and it was much higher, but it is lovely and stays cleaner much better than the old one.
    However, it does not stand up to having a glass of milk poured on it by a toddler, so I am typing this review from a horrible cheap keyboard while I wait for my new Apple keyboard.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Quiet and Elegant

    • Written by from Cranston

    When I spilled coffee on my original Apple wireless keyword I suffered for a few days with a generic keyboard someone had passed on to me. It was so noisy and clunky. It is with pleasure I write this review on my new quiet and elegant Apple keyboard.

    One suggestion- I hope Apple brings back a wireless with a numeric keypad.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Portland

    Very Responsive. Nice Sound and Feel. Only problem is spare usb ports dont supply enough power

    20 of 22 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for typing enthusiasts--soft, mushy keys, be warned!

    • Written by from New York

    I purchased a new 27" iMac in July 2011 and the machine is a beauty. I opted for the bluetooth keyboard and it's amazingly stylish and typing on it actually feels relatively good (keys click but not loudly and keys are fairly responsive and tactile so typing feels pretty good) but I'm over 6 feet tall and have hands to match that height so my fingers felt somewhat crowded on the small keyboard. I also missed having a number pad, full-sized up/down/left/right arrow keys, home button, etc. Though it was hard to say goodbye to my cordless desk area, I bought this apple keyboard with numeric keypad to address these shortcomings...

    But I am returning it this week because, try as I might, I can't deal with its mushy, unresponsive, click-less keys. It feels horrible to type on this keyboard. I would much rather type on my relatively small bluetooth keyboard than type on this full sized keyboard. For those who want their keyboards to be responsive and feel good, step away from this one! I'm actually going to try one made by Matius.

    23 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever

    • Written by from Needville

    I have never owned a Mac but after typing on one at my school's resource center, the keyboard sold me! I have always been a keyboard person and this keyboard is magnificent. It is even better than my old IBM click keyboard and I didn't think that was possible.

    By the way, I am loving my new iMac with this keyboard. Looking forward to a wireless version.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wireless keyboards,routers......

    • Written by from boston

    I have found that Airport Express is very un- reliable.Within a few months,it has stopped working many times.Sometimes it would stop working,then several hours later ,without trying to solve the problem it would resume working.I have contacted Apple Care a # of times.They got it working, but after a while I would have the problem again.
    So, I would advise anyone that wants a wireless keyboard etc. to consider it carefully.

    22 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost The Best

    • Written by from Homestead

    I have been using Apple keyboards for almost 20 years. This is the best, by far. Smooth, fluid and simple, effortless keystrokes at a twitch of the finger, BUT...the decision to make the "extended" keyboard, only in a wired option really stinks. I would really like to see a wireless extended keyboard.

    62 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard but....

    • Written by from Fareham

    This is a fantastic keyboard, most comfortable i've ever used. I have 3 of them. But.. please produce a wireless version! The smaller wireless one is fine for casual typing, but not so great for when using Pro apps or for number crunching.

    Make a Wireless one and you'll have more of my money!

    95 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great solution

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I purchased the wired keyboard for the MAC with the ten key pad. I needed this specifically for Quickbooks and Excel that I use in the Windows environment through VMware Fusion. My problem is the ten key pad does not work when I am in VMware Fusion. That is serious enough to send me back to a PC because that is where I do my work. While I love the MAC, I use it for personal and fun. I am beginning to understand why accounting and financial people strongly advised I not make the switch from the PC to the MAC.

    46 of 65 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