• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Backlit

    • Written by from VISTA

    I don't understand why this Apple keyboard is not backlit. Someone in the design department did not put common sense.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it is bad

    • Written by from Longueuil

    The key rollover is so bad If you plan to play any game on your mac (such as minecraft) don't ever buy this thing you cant press more than 4 keys at the same time and it result in so much fruxtration in game. don't ever buy that thing. On the other hand for typing it's great!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless--Unreliable

    • Written by from 中頭郡中城村

    I've had two of these keyboards fail so far this year. The second one lasted less that six months. I bought a mini with a fusion drive, so everything is open on my desktop in seconds, but then I spend two or three minutes trying to get this stupid keyboard to work. The latest problem is in the USB connector. It is cheap and flimsy and does't fit tightly. I was initially able to shift to different slots to finally get one to work, but today none of them worked. Fortunately, I had a wireless keyboard available and already set up. When the previous one failed, I couldn't log into my computer to set up the wireless keyboard, so I ended up borrowing a Windows keyboard from a colleague. I later found by testing the key function with a word processing program that some keys were producing two different characters with each keystroke. Complete junk. I bought this because I want the number pad and had had trouble on a regular basis with my wireless keyboards being able to connect on startup. I've been solely a Mac user for more than 20 years. I love the computers, but the peripherals are just increasingly bad.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have had 3 keyboard failures. All less than 2 yrs old, one less than one year. I've got a MS keyboard that's 15 years old and still works perfectly. For 50 bucks, I expected a lot more reliability. And no, they haven't been abused or drenched or anything beyond typing and the occasional wipe clean.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a miserable piece!

    • Written by from los angeles

    On my former PC, I had a Logitech keyboard that outlasted 2 computers -- six years! this miserable keyboard died after 9 months. NEVER wet or abused.

    I could not get into my iMac after restarting! Why? regardless of the state of the caps lock key, it was feeding ALL CAPS -- all the time. Whichg does NOT work with my all lower case master password.

    So I was DOWN!

    get something -- anything else!!

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just had my second one of these die 12 months and one week after purchase

    • Written by from Clontarf

    I've bought two of these. The keyboard looks great but we just had the second one die. Still looks new but has stopped working. Very annoying, particularly as I bought the wired one so I wouldn't have a hassle with batteries running out. The batteries in the wireless probably would have lasted longer than this keyboard.
    Will now check legal rights and see if Apple will replace or repair.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard w/Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from Duluth

    I used to read these reviews and say "well that is not me" or "what a shame" but now I've been burned....my keyboard works fine but I have had my numeric key pad for exactly a year and today 3/28/14 it has gone bye bye...so sad...I love Apple products and this is the first product that has failed me...sadly disappointed.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard fail

    • Written by from Chicago

    The keyboard has lasted me less than a year. The space tab failed soon after I bought it and have been struggling with it since.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but junk. Keyboard worked for less than 9 months.

    • Written by from Ivins

    I bought one of these in July of 2013 and yesterday it failed. It's a wired usb keyboard for god sake, how tough can it be to make it last more than 8 months?

    How come there is no warranty information on this device? I had a similar issue with a wireless keyboard and it just started acting weird after about 6 months.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!

    • Written by from Gardnerville

    This apple keyboard crapped on me in less than 4 months. Worked when I went to bed, wouldn't work this morning. Poof, gone.

    What happened to putting out a quality product? Come on Apple, are you so focused on mobile devices that you're now blowing off us desktop users? Many of us have paid premium prices for many years for apple products which is what got you (apple) to where you are today, and you allow a piece of junk keyboard like this on the market?

    I'm typing this on a 10+ year old Dell keyboard I borrowed from my wife.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Springfield

    Beautiful but fragile. Better keep an extra on hand because you cannot clean them with a damp wet wipe. Never press too many keys at a time. The most rugged apple keyboard I've used is for a G4 (and older but they are not usb).

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They do not last long at all.

    • Written by from JOPLIN

    After only 6 months this keyboard stopped working. The space, m, j, y, 6 keys all stopped functioning for no reason. Nothing was ever spilled on the keyboard, and it even had a protective cover.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Design, Impossible to clean without braking it.

    • Written by from LONDON

    Originally i had a wired keyboard which were very expensive within one week i cleaned it with a damp cloth, not even that wet just damp. then half the keys stopped working.

    i decided to buy another one and be careful when cleaning, this time i never cleaned it once, yet just now i dropped tear drop sized water on my new one by accident, and to no suprise broken again new keyboard broken x2

    this is a joke. i think a newspaper can handle water better than this keyboard.
    apple really need to sprt it out, maybe a little common sense like a waterproof layer under the keys maybe like what other keyboards a fifth of the price $5 do as a basic thing.

    oh well back to my old keyboard, i will never attempt to purchase an apple keyboard ever again two broken in two months with mear drips of water, your having a laugh this is a joke.

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 3 months

    • Written by from Napa

    Total POS. I have never had a keyboard go out on me in my 20+ years using computers. Stopped working in 3 months. I am done with Apple products starting in 2014.

    16 of 33 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.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Break... A lot...

    • Written by from Lake Forest Park

    Pros:
    * Looks great
    * Quiet, a very nice keyboard to use
    * USB ports

    CONS:
    * Gets dirty very quickly
    * THEY BREAK OFTEN (see below)

    I love this keyboard, it is easy to type on, fairly quiet, and just feels nice to use. On top of that it looks great. The problem is they break very easily and Apple does not even have the option to request support for them. At my office we have been through 3 of these, as well as one of the ones without the numeric keypad, and one bluetooth version as well. The issue is that keys just stop working without explanation. Apple offers trouble shooting on their website, but it is never the case that it is a software problem, and their solution is "replace it". Which gets costly when these run $50 each. We've spent close to $250 on replacement keyboards in the past year, with no remorse from Apple whatsoever.

    I would love to say don't buy this product, but they are great while they last.

    (Please note that any punctuation in this review had to be inserted using the On-Screen keyboard functionality in OS X, as I've recently had another one of these keyboards break on me).

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars if I could. Worst keyboard ever.

    • Written by from Seattle

    My keyboard started out working just fine, then certain keys stopped working after a few days. Then the volume would go up uncontrollably and other shortcuts were activated through what must have been some sort of short in the wiring. Apple contested it wasn't covered through the warranty since its not the keyboard that came with my Mac. Eventually, when I did get a replacement, it did the exact same thing. I have since smashed it and ripped it apart to gain what little consolation could be gotten from removing such a horrible product from the world. No one else should have to suffer like this. I have since bought a $10 keyboard from Amazon that has worked perfectly and as advertised. Sometimes paying extra for the Apple name simply isn't worth it. Do not buy this product!

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from Hopedale

    I have already gone through two of these keyboards. First the left Shift key stops working, then others follow. It also makes this terrible noise when plugged in and not being used. Almost like a key is being constantly depressed when it isn't. I'm not rough on keyboards so there is no reason I should have gone through two so far.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor workmanship....x2

    • Written by from Billings

    got one with original purchase. one of the keys broke in about 2 weeks. problems getting the replacement sent...
    got replacement it qwuits.... finally figured out must be a short in the wire some where. i turned it upside downn while on hold with support, it started working.... i still want another . this is my office computer... i cant work with glitchy equipment... oh yea, i'm still on hold .
    i have a wireless now as backup... an $80.00 spare tire, but it has saved me twice
    i would have given it zero stars but it wouldnt let me

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, never worked

    • Written by from Newark

    I am extremely disappointed. This is the second keyboard I've purchased in one year. The second one never worked unless I wiggled the USB port. Quality does not seem to be synonymous with Apple any longer.

    13 of 17 people found this useful