• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tactile feel

    • Written by from HOFFMAN ESTATES

    Love the solid aluminum construction. The keys are actually chiclet-type keys that are silent, smooth, and great for touch typists like me. I actually enjoy using this keyboard! (I've been a PC user for 20+ years and switched to Macs recently). Love it!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    F Keys in system preferences

    • Written by from Providence

    I'm not a reviewer very often, but I do enjoy these keyboards, partly because I'm shallow and the aesthetics really appeal to me, but also I enjoy the touch and feel. I am writing this because I wanted to point out to all the reviewers that gave it a bad rating because "pro" apps use F keys that are set up for sound etc. In system preferences, under keyboard, there is a checkbox that says - Use all F1, F2, etc, keys as standard function keys. Check the box, problem solved. Enjoy.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uhg, not a fan!

    • Written by from East Fallowfield

    We have had the new keyboards at work for some time now, and I would say about 85% of us do not like them at all. It is incredibly uncomfortable to type on, the keys are flat instead of curved like a MacBook and I am constantly missing the space bar and some letters while typing. It's also hard to keep clean, since dust and debris can easily get in behind the keys. They are cool looking, but completely impractical.

    50 of 78 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only One Complaint.

    • Written by from Lake Tapawingo

    I couldn't be happier about the style and performance of my new Apple Keyboard. It is sleek, easy to use, has 19 function keys, everything that I want from my keyboard, with one exception. It comes equipped with 2 USB ports (adding one overall because it uses up one), but the USB ports don't have enough power to support an iPod or my iPhone. I suppose this is not a huge problem, just my one complaint. The keyboard is a great investment. I am extremely happy with my purchase.

    48 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice solid keyboard!

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I have just received my keyboard direct from Apple after only ordering it on Friday.

    I am replacing an 8 month old white keyboard from my Mac Pro Tower. Nothing wrong with the keyboard, I have just got used to typing on the keyboard on my Macbook at home and it puts a lot less strain on my arm (after sustaining an injury last year - not Mac related!).

    The new keyboard is nice and solid and very responsive. It doesn't move around and has a nice precise feel to the key clicks. And it's oh so quiet, much quieter than the last keyboard! My co-workers have told me so!

    As for the function keys, I don't know what the fuss is all about. In System Preferences>Keyboard and Mouse, I simply checked the FN radio button.
    So now in Quark, Photoshop etc all my usual Function buttons work as they should do and to access the 'quick key' functions printed on the keys, I simply hit FN (above the arrow keys) and then the desired key. Believe me, I use the Quark/Photoshop/Illustrator function keys a lot more than I turn up or down the volume or adjust the brightness of the screen!

    And as to the guy having a problem with the eject key not working... not a problem for me, but there is always 'apple+E' or even having the eject button sat up in the menu bar so you don't even need to have a keyboard attached.

    This is a superb addition to my desktop. I love it!

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    Worth the 50 bones. Great key response and very quiet. Would love if they made an ergonomic version though.

    53 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let me repeat what everyone else has said....

    • Written by from Tinton Falls

    I go through keyboards as fast as a baby goes through disposable diapers. For me, the keyboard is the single most important experience for the computer user. There must be absolute comfort, feel and ability to type with
    an abundance of speed.

    I have used something as bland as the Logitech S530
    keyboard/mouse combo and something as expensive as the
    Logitech DiNovo which sells for $200.

    This new Apple Keyboard is something rather spectacular
    for what it is.

    Arriving in a HUGE box that gets shipped from Apple
    (this must be their idea of a joke), beneath the mounds
    of packing paper is a small sliver of a package that
    contains this tiny marvel.

    Setting up the keyboard was easy. Apple even included
    a USB extension. Though I detest wired keyboards as
    a rule, I suddenly don't seem to mind.

    This keyboard is ultra-responsive. People were not
    kidding when they said typing speed is dramatically
    improved thanks to the spacing of the keys. The overall
    touch is firm and responsive. The keyboard is a work
    of beauty. This is a "must buy!"

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Chestnut Hill

    I commit every possible keyboard sin from gaming on this little guy to eating and drinking on him. I've been with this keyboard since December mid 2011. My Mini is a mid 2011, 2.5Ghz machine and I love it This is my second OSX mac and I like this keyboard far better than the old lucite looking keyboard.

    The difference between this and the $20.00 keyboard and mouse combos I used to get for my PC's is incredible. In fact, I can't think of a keyboard I like better than this, except for may be the wireless version. I pair this keyboard with a magic mouse and an Xbox 360 controller to make for a very pleasant user experience.

    Right now, this keyboard is a bit darkened, has been sweat dripped, coffee shot and had sandwich crumbs blown out of it, and still, it is the best keyboard I've used in the 30 years I've worked with computers.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks 10, Types 3

    • Written by from Bloomington

    So this keyboard has a great look and feels like a laptop. This is not a good choice for doing a lot of typing as the keys are too close together and don't give enough feedback - either tactile or auditory - when you type. This is a case of form being subservient to function. I made my own keyboard stand to put this keyboard in the proper angle and position to type with a wrist rest. Still not as good as some of the after market keyboards.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard

    • Written by from New york

    been using this now for about two years. I type with my wrists leaning on the table, so I love the fact that its low profile, so I don't have to bend my wrists to type. Also like the feel of the keys, with short keystrokes.

    Only issue I had was I spilt soda on it once, and the keys became sticky. Tried taking them off and cleaning them by hand and the stickiness prevailed. Then I read somewhere that you can run this keyboard through the dishwasher to fix the issue. It worked out great and the stickiness went away.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Waiting for the next step...

    • Written by from LEXINGTON

    I have been using this keyboard now for 6 months and from the day I got it I loved it BUT I'd upgrade in a New York minute if I could just find a comparable illuminated keyboard.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard!

    • Written by from Modesto

    I bought this keyboard when it first came out and love it to death. Took a day or so to get use to the keys but now I can type faster and more precise on the Apple Aluminum keyboard than on any other. After 1.5 years of daily use, a whole bottle of water spilled right in the poor keyboard! I was not there when it happened so by the time I got to it, many keys did not work. I tried other keyboards and could not even type on them! So I went to my local Apple Store and bought another! Nice to have my favorite keyboard back again!

    I really wish that Apple would make a Full Sized Bluetooth version with a Number Keypad for us Data Entry people!

    Highly recommended!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful!

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    This keyboard is amazing... typing feels so leisurely and relaxed after having used the fat keyboards we're all used to. Plus it just makes your desk look ten times cooler.

    I am apparently dirty because all of my keyboards start really showing the dirt after about 3 months of use, and this keyboard is by far the easiest to clean.

    I'm using this on a Windows computer and all I had to do was map the volume and playback control keys. The command key becomes the Windows key.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard EVAR

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    I'm a writer and I swear this keyboard ups my WPM's by 20%. Key travel is practically nonexistent. This was ripped right out of the bridge of the Enterprise. This is without a doubt the best keyboard I've ever used.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, light, but poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Houston

    There is no point to repeat what many have noted what a beautiful piece of work this is, and how light and small it is in foot print. However, in order to reduce its overall profile, the keyboard is nearly flat on the desk and this forces you to raise your wrist during typing. Thus it is more tiring to type on this than on the older design. I need to put a stack of cards under the keyboard to raise it. This is one good example of forms over-take functions in the design.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please are all of you kids?

    • Written by

    Is everyone posting on this board a kid who uses a blackberry or something?

    Look, the guy that designed the keyboard probably won an award, it's beautiful.

    But for anyone who 'touch types'. It's horrible. It's like typing on a huge calculator keypad. Old typewriters and YES the evil PC keyboard was designed the way it is for a reason; it's the most comfortable to type on.

    Try typing on this thing for a day or week and you will end up with carpal tunnel syndrome fast! My boss bought me a new keyboard AND mouse by the way...the minute he saw the keyboard. I work for an ad agency and I type ALL day. I can't type on this thing!

    But yes....it's beautiful! Is Apple going to keep it around like that little round mouse they had on the original Imac that was soo horrible and uncomfortable; just to prove some point? No one liked the round mouse either.

    62 of 103 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the touch, hate the shape

    • Written by from West Linn

    As an ergonomic specialist who studies bodies for a living and has used Apple products for over twenty years, I can only say I really dislike the shape of this keyboard and WISH Apple would provide the same touch on a split keyboard. Apple was the FIRST company to understand the need for a split keyboard. Unfortunately, they abandoned the design too soon. It took longer for many of us to understand why a split board was necessary. The engineered positive tilt to the keyboard is a problem as it REQUIRES wrist extension. A second problem with this keyboard is getting it properly set on keyboard trays. The slight positive angle of the board and its 1/8? inch height makes it difficult to put the wrist in a healthy position.

    62 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard - even for Windows

    • Written by from COLUMBIA

    I needed a new full sized keyboard for my Windows based PC. I wanted it to be sleek, aestically pleasing, and most of all, I wanted it to have keys similar to those found on laptops. I looked for keyboard after keyboard, and finally found this one. I've never owned a Mac (though I do have an iPhone) but I found that this keyboard was perfect for me. It had everything I needed - no more, no less (except for a few extra function keys, but that's moot.) So I bought it and I couldn't be happier.

    I had to do some searching to find drivers to get the extra keys working in Windows, including the Eject key. All you need to do is download the Boot Camp Control Panel software for Windows, and suddenly you will find that all of your extra keys are working! Trust me, this keyboard is fabulous - I couldn't be happier!

    35 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Repeatedly fail within a year.

    • Written by from Ipswich

    I have had 3 of these wired keyboards since purchasing my last iMac (MB420LL/A). Each one has failed completely in about a year or so.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing keyboard

    • Written by from Regina

    I like this keyboard a lot. Have it hookup to MBP and it works great with all the features. Main reason I bought this over the wireless was because of the keypad.

    21 of 22 people found this useful