• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last Lone!

    • Written by from Vail

    Worked for 2 years than quit on me and I am very disappointed. Not eligible for return. I love my Mac but maybe Apple keyboards need improvement in workmanship.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yosemite does not recognize this wired keyboard

    • Written by from New Castle

    if you are on yosemite, i would not advise buying this keyboard. there are documented issues. after i upgraded yesterday (to 10.10.2), this keyboard does not work. i have tried all the fixes on the support boards to no avail. how can an apple product + an apple product = non-functioning? color me unimpressed.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm happily buying a new one.

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    I bought this in 2008. I prefer the cable, because I find batteries disagreeable, and Apple stopped selling a wireless keyboard with the keys that are on this one (full size arrow keys, numeric keypad, &c.). After 7 years of brutal use, the plastic sleeve of the cable just as it exits the keyboard failed and at least one conductor inside it failed, so it no longer connects. It has been dropped more times than I could count, has dents, and still lasted for 7 years.
    I always used mine with a keyboard protector cover, so no fluids, whether from beverages or cleaning products ever entered it. I like this keyboard better than any other one I have ever used, and I first used a keyboard when it was on a typewriter, in 1965.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't clean it!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Do not clean the keyboard. If you spray cleaner on it, it will break. If you use a bleach wipe, it will break. Apparently, it you spray a small amount of cleaner on a paper towel and clean the white keys..... it will also break. The last method worked great for about a year. I love everything about this keyboard, the feel, the look, the size, everything. But, I do not work in a sterile environment and I cannot look at, or use, a keyboard with dirt on it. I would love to give this 5 stars, but I just cannot because it cannot be cleaned without breaking.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many Problems

    • Written by from Crown Point

    This key board came with my home computer (iMac) and we had problems with it since day one. Returned it to the store once and the second broke about a year later. Went back to the store after spending $1500+ on the computer and they said they would not replace it. Now I just use my old Dell keyboard and mouse. Maybe it's just my luck!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i like the keyboard but mac pro doest....

    • Written by from redlands

    i like this keyboard very much. but my $5500 mac pro won't even recognize it. my mac air sometimes will, sometimes won't. I'm so sick of paying such premiums for apples stuff and it just sits there and looks pretty. nothing else. now using a logitec keyboard. works flawlessly. learning to loathe apple

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard Good, Cord Too Short

    • Written by from Cary

    I like the look and the feel of the keyboard. It works well when my Macbook decides it wants to connect to it (not the keyboards fault). My main complaint is the length of the cable. I think its too short. I can't have the keyboard in a keyboard tray and run it to the mac or my display unless they are all super close. Its a frustrating thing. Otherwise, its a great keyboard.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Going on 8 years of use

    • Written by from North York

    I've been using this keyboard since '07 without any reliability issues. A selection of keys are discoloured, and I do remember having some trouble activating certain USB drives, but my Sony Microvault works well with this keyboard.

    I recommend this keyboard!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Victortia

    Keyboard failed after two years light usage. Beautiful Trash.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome when new, but not very rugged.

    • Written by from Dublin

    This is an awesome looking and wonderfully functional keyboard when it works. But it is not made very well, the white keys get way too dirty too fast, and it appears that even a drop of liquid destroys it. I thought it was just mine, but looking at this forum and at many of the others on the internet, this problem persists throughout the product line. There is no way to clean the white keys without destroying the keyboard. According to apple support and other forum posts, the only solution is to either the dirty or broken keyboard is buy a new keyboard, or change it out for another less aesthetically pleasing brand. The iMac it was used on is 7 years old and still going strong. Better than any windows PC I have owned. But the keyboard lasted much shorter than any windows computer keyboard I have used.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    superb device

    • Written by from exeter

    So you may see some bad reviews, well i think folk are more likely to do a review when angry than if sat happily playing with new device.

    Some say 2 usb ports are only suited for low power use, obvious or what its NOT a POWERED usb hub so it Should only be used with low power usb extras - and what other keyboard even offers this feature eh?

    So 2 years and 1 month later i have 2 of these both looking brand new and both in daily use for about 10 hours per go. perfect and reliable.

    The weight is spot on, rel heavy so dont slip about, i have to have the numerical keypad so the wired keyboard was a must and i hide my wire so well you wouldnt know the benefit of a wireless one here.

    The clck of keys is natural and easy yet also satisfying which is odd that apple acheived both factors in one hit!

    I dont want a backlit one as i think that is the preserve of gaming devices so all in all its 10 outa 10 from me.

    Buy one, or two !

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed...

    • Written by from Excelsior

    This is the 3rd of these I have bought. Should have bought the wireless to begin with the second time. Works well for about 3-6 months then "undiscoverable" or stops working. Know it is not USB ports because I can plus in the wired mouse into the USB and that works just fine.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS PRODUCT IS GARBAGE!

    • Written by from Olympia

    I bought this keyboard because the wireless keyboard by Apple does not have the numeric keypad to the right. It is a beautiful, sleek and sexy device, but its a case of all style and no substance. I had it 4 months and it failed. The USB ports are low powered which means you are relegated to jump drives or iPods. Basically, my MacBook Pro could no longer recognize the device. After reboots and testing on another MacBook, it was confirmed it the keyboard was dead as a door nail. Very frustrating!

    With the Apple name, it is assumed there is a sense of extreme quality and ease of use. However, I am incredibly disappointed in the failure of this device. I am truly gun shy now with Apple peripherals. I ended up buying a Logitech 750 Wireless Keyboard for MAC which is really nice.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing... again

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Second keyboard fail in less than a year.
    Comfy, quiet, fast, and I love the 'thin-ness'. But it just doesn't last. I can't say it's a battery hog, because it's not wireless. It just...dies.
    So not cool.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST Keyboard Out There!

    • Written by from Binbrook

    When this keyboard was released I thought it looked a little funny. I tried it out and instantly loved it. I do not use any other keyboard. This has the best chiclet keys out there. The wired version is a must for music/video production, as the keypad is crucial for key commands. I routinely take this on the go - It's lightweight and durable. Great job Apple!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard fail

    • Written by from North Salt Lake

    Bought one, failed within 3 months. Little over a year later, the replacement is dead. Bought another, hopefully lasts longer.... I've had cheap Logitech and Microsoft keyboards last much longer. Serious quality issues.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why even bother with the usb ports?

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    What initially sold me on this keyboard was the built in usb ports. This would've allowed me to get rid of the hassle of plugging and unplugging usb devices from my mac. It seemed like a great deal, but of course there was a catch. The usb ports are "low-powered" usb ports, so things that you ordinarily connect and disconnect from your computer, such as a phone, iPod, camera, flash drive, etc., do not work through the usb ports on the keyboard. SERIOUSLY APPLE? The only thing i could get to work through the usb ports was a wired mouse, which is interesting since Apple does not currently sell a wired mouse. But that brings the question of why put two ports on the keyboard if the only thing that will work is a mouse? It's not like someone connects two mice to one computer.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no wireless?

    • Written by from Glendale

    I really like the keyboard, but can't figure out why Apple doesn't sell a wireless version. My iMac came with a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, which was a great setup, no wires at all! So I've gone back to the wireless keyboard and this one sits an a drawer. :( Keyboard is 5 stars, that wire knocks off two stars.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fastest keyboard on the market!!!

    • Written by from Tacoma

    Ive tried everything... Im using this for programing in Xcode and data entry. Apple makes the best / fastest keyboard. Even the old style was ahead of the game.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Mini owners

    • Written by from Titusville

    I LOVE this keyboard. I work at a desk, so wireless keyboards are useless for me. After working on a PC for many years, I really missed the numeric keypad. I am a happy man! But wait! There's more! 2 USB ports... so I don't have to reach around the back of the box to find a port... AND... they are carefully hidden! Great purchase!

    1 of 2 people found this useful