The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an elegant, ultra thin anodised aluminium enclosure with low-profile keys that provide a crisp, responsive feel. It also has function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, fast-forward and rewind, Mission Control, and Launchpad. Its extended layout includes document navigation controls — page up, page down, home, and end — and full-size arrow keys for playing games and scrolling through documents. Its numeric keypad is perfect for spreadsheets and financial applications. And two USB 2.0 ports enable you to connect your mouse as well as a high-speed peripheral such as a digital camera or printer.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
- USB extension cable
- Printed documentation
- Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later
- USB 1.1 or 2.0
- Aluminum Keyboard Software Update 2.0
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful keyboard, not for everyone...
I bought this the morning it came on the site - my older apple keyboard whilst responsive was too clunky and heavy. and sitting 8 I bought this the morning it came on the site - my older apple keyboard whilst responsive was too clunky and heavy. and sitting 8 hours a day at it, I started to get tired wrists from the height.
Let's set aside the looks - they're fantastic. And the anodysed look closely matches my monitors and mac pro case - good job apple!
The response takes a very slight getting used to, but once you have it's far easier to type from and completely comfortable during long sessions.
This keyboard might still not be a replacement for everyone though:
the additional shortkeys at the top may be great for the casual user, but if like me you're a pro apps user, beware that such keys as the volume controls have been stuck onto the F keys. F keys that you may use constantly in Final Cut Pro.
You can turn the volume controls off when you use such apps, but personally I find it a little tricky to juggle between the two.
Just a word of warning if you are a heavy apps user, otherwise a very solid product that combines great looks with impressive functionality.
- Written by Adam B from London
1279 of 1764 people found this useful
Fabulous, an absolute joy to use
This is the best keyboard I've ever used. A bit like the MacBook keyboard but more positive in use and the keys feel really solid This is the best keyboard I've ever used. A bit like the MacBook keyboard but more positive in use and the keys feel really solid and responsive. It's supermodel sized (wafer thin and no excess around the sides of the keyboard), quiet and is a full keyboard with a proper numeric keypad and cursor key cluster.
The one I'm typing on is connected to a MacBook Pro and I'm just about to go and order 2 more, one to keep at work to save me carrying this one around and another for my Mac Mini. It's just a shame the wireless version doesn't have all the keys otherwise I'd be ordering one of those too!
As for the comments about missing anti slip pads, the one that arrived here today has 4 rubber feet underneath and I haven't had a problem at all with it slipping around on my laminated desk here. All the keys work as expected as well.
Apple, Well done on a genius keyboard, I'm gonna miss it when I'm travelling with just the MacBook pro. …
- Written by Jeff J from EASTLEIGH
841 of 1210 people found this useful
You know aside from the design the best thing about this keyboard is that it is very quiet. Much more so than the old ones. I am n You know aside from the design the best thing about this keyboard is that it is very quiet. Much more so than the old ones. I am now finally able to type while on the phone without people hearing the tapping noise!!! …
- Written by Sascha K from East Grinstead
757 of 1155 people found this useful
By far the best keyboard
For the first few weeks I found the keyboard really strange but then I got used to it and now any other keyboard just feels incred For the first few weeks I found the keyboard really strange but then I got used to it and now any other keyboard just feels incredibly clunky and slow to use. I’ve had mine for 6 years now and it’s still absolutely fine. Note that the USB ports are low-powered so don’t work for some devices (e.g. the cheapest USB sticks) but that’s because a keyboard itself is low-powered. I'm using one of mine for an IR receiver for a wireless mouse.
I still don’t understand why the hash symbol (#) isn’t printed on the key, though! …
- Written by Jamie S from Witney
I have been using this keyboard for five months now without any problems - it is as others have written here a joy to use. It is I have been using this keyboard for five months now without any problems - it is as others have written here a joy to use. It is solid and well made with the addition of useful USB sockets located on each side. The keys are light and responsive and in my opinion it is far better than the wireless keyboard originally supplied with my iMac. Recommended. …
- Written by Darryl F. W from FAREHAM
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"o" key broke after 1 year
After having bought this keyboard the o key stopped working shortly after a year from purchase.
It also arrived bent near the e After having bought this keyboard the o key stopped working shortly after a year from purchase.
It also arrived bent near the escape corner from its delivery. Too much money for a keyboard that's only lasted one year! …
- Written by Alexander H from Winchester
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