• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it or hate it

    • Written by from Olathe

    This keyboard came with my iMac I purchased a year and a half ago. At first I was taken aback by the typing feel, but after a day or two, I couldn't go back to my split, ergonomically correct PC keyboard. I type quickly and accurately and love the feel. The USB ports are a little unhandy, but a hub fixed that. That was the only drawback that I could think of. As far as getting sticky keys if something is spilled on it, well jeezo-pete, it is a keyboard. I have a bad habit of eating at the computer and try to be careful about crumbs and sticky stuff finding its way to my keyboard. I never type on my lap because a cat frequently occupies that spot. So I find typing at the computer desk very comfortable and efficient. Keyboards and mice are very personal, and just because I love this one, you may not. If you can, try it out first.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A big surprise.

    • Written by from Corona

    Keyboards are fairly personal items, and what I like others may not. I was use to a keyboard with standard-type key structure and feel, so when I took a look at this slab of aluminum with flat, chicklet keys, I said a silent, "oh oh". Within 5 minutes of using it, my "oh oh" became "wow!"

    For me, the test of any keyboard is how well I can type on it. There is no doubt that I type much, much faster with far less mistakes than I did on any keyboard previous to this one. It's almost effortless, and I do a tremendous amount of writing.

    There is only one thing I found that was a minor annoyance. I find that the USB ports are much harder to get to than on the older standard-type Apple keyboards. I sometimes pop in a flash drive, but to do so regularly is cumbersome (I need to pick up the keyboard and turn it over to accomplish this simple task). This really isn't a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it. And since I've added a USB hub, I now only use the keyboard USB ports for the mouse.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer this over the wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Concord

    Last week, I picked up the new Wireless Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. I was not sure if having a smaller keyboard without a numeric keypad would be worth the benefit of having a wireless keyboard. After trying it out for a week, I returned the wireless keyboard for the wired keyboard with Numeric keypad. I do a lot of work with Numbers/Excel and other financial programs, and it was too difficult for me to use the number keys at the top. It is just a personal preference. Both keyboards are awesome. I love the short keys....they make it so easy to type and so quiet too. I do not have a problem typing lengthy documents quickly even though the keys are flat. Some people may be bothered by the flat keys, but they work fine for me as long as you start your hands properly in the home position. You will love either of these great Apple keyboards, but if you type a lot of numbers, you might just want to stick with the wired version and make your life easier. Even with the wire, the new keyboard is a sleek, streamlined and minimal looking addition to my already-beautiful looking iMac.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard For Some

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I bought this along with a Samsung monitor to create a desktop for my MacBook Pro. Many people complain it doesn't type well, etc, but when you actually type correctly it works great. The key depth is perfect to type quickly and the 2 USB connectors are convenient and useful. Overall, a great keyboard when you type like a normal person would, NOT ON YOUR LAP!!

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Wylie

    Works great. Used mine for over 3 years.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much prefered over other Apple Keyboards

    • Written by from Walpole

    I love it. I prefer it over the smaller, newer keyboard, regardless of the BlueTooth capability. It makes a very big difference over the speed of your typing. I love it. Greta buy. Great investment for a typist or writer.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Since WHEN anodized aluminium CAN be attracted to a magnet???

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    Ok guys I know that Aluminium sounds GOOD...
    But Hey Since WHEN anodized aluminium CAN be attracted to a magnet???

    The wireless version is alluminium ok!!! But this one IS attracted from magnets!!!
    Rings a bell ??

    7 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I asked the Apple store to substitute this one for the smaller wireless on the 27" iMac and they wouldn't do it at first. After asking to speak to a manager they actually included this keyboard and the wireless one for free!

    I have used a lot of different keyboards in my life and for some reason I can type faster and more accurate on this one. I have also found that it doesn't slide all over your desk as you type which has always been annoying with others I have used in the past.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great ergonomic design!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought this keyboard (and a mighty mouse) when my hands were hurting from using the keyboard and touch pad on my MacBook. I really wanted the wireless keyboard. But after trying both keyboards at the store, the wired keyboard came home with me. It has a lower profile so my wrists don't have to bend up as much. The numeric keypad is a huge plus, something the wireless keyboard didn't have. I also liked the extra USB port on the keyboard. It makes connecting my camera for downloads a breeze!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by from Flemington

    I this is the keyboard that came with my imac! I really like how it feels like a laptop keyboard. i also would recomend this keyboard for an upgrade from an older apple keyboard! overall, Best keyboard I've ever owned!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Brunswick

    I bought this keyboard at the Apple Store in the Maine Mall. This is a really nice keyboard. it is very thin. I like the anodized aluminum design, giving the keyboard a tough design. The keys are thin and flat, and easy to press, and much quieter than my previous keyboard. This was what I wanted for a keyboard: Not made of cheap materials, nice design, and does not have a bunch of shortcut keys, which i never use anyway. Either way, if you are looking for a good keyboard, it is worth the $50 price tag.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible!

    • Written by from Lindsay

    Flat, slightly slanted keyboard, responsive lightening-fast keys, absolutely SILENT performance! Smooth operation, lots of function keys placed in useful and convenient positions. Easily useable with my gel wrist support. Able to type faster and more accurately than ever. WOW!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the BEST

    • Written by from North Canton

    I got a new iMac at work 7 months ago and it came with this newer version keyboard. It took a few days to get used to, but I absolutely LOVE IT! I'm a graphic designer and have no problem with the design. In fact, I type faster. I have an older iMac at home with the white keyboard and will order this new design for home. The older style takes more "finger punch." I think it must be similar to the feeling Liberaci must have had when he practiced with weights on his fingers and then, when removed, his fingers seemed weightless and just flew over the piano keys. I have worked as a full-time graphics person for over 20 years and have no carpel tunnel problems. For those with problems with the tilt of this keyboard, you may want to look at the height of your keyboard in relationship to the degree of bend in your elbows.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by from Littleton

    I purchased this keyboard because I needed a keyboard with a numeric keypad. I own a MacBook Pro and being a recent switcher from Window's, I can't live without that numeric keypad! I already enjoy the keyboard on my MacBook Pro, and this one has pretty much the same response and feel. Although very thin, the keyboard is very rigid. The two USB ports on either end of the keyboard are a great bonus. It is nice to be able to charge/sync my iPod if all of the other USB ports are being used. I could of gone with a cheaper alternative, but I would not of had a product of this quality, functionality, and durability.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've ever used.

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    Beautiful, great key-feel. My only issue is that the keys discolor easy.

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    sturdy and svelte

    • Written by from New York

    the perfect keyboard, feels solid as a rock, the keys are just the right size, and you don't have to press the keys super hard. it's also quiet, and looks pretty stylish.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever

    • Written by from Ridgewood

    Just got the keyboard today and it works like magic.

    I hooked it up to my pc and as all the reviews tell, it is one smooth and thin keyboard with no errors other than the eject button and the F13-F19 which is the norm on a pc!!!

    Go Apple

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Just like the one I had before but offers a numeric keypad which is great for folks who punch numbers all day...

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Ho Ho Kus

    Everything is great. Only time you cant use video ipod is if the ipod has very low battery I updated my 160 gb classic through the keyboard usb yesterday, no problem.

    21 of 30 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