The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an elegant, ultrathin anodized aluminum 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 finance 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
Great new keyboard
Apple has another hit on their hands and is definitely on a roll. I replaced my original apple keyboard with the new one for my M ac Pro since the original did not have a crisp enough key stroke...it seemed "mushy" sometimes...but now....amazing! …
- Written by Alex R from Carlsbad
4106 of 5690 people found this useful
Apple New Wired Keyboard
Hooked up the new keyboard today and its is a real site to behold. Very thin and lite weight. The new key design has a great fee l and very large keys so you don't make many mistakes.
THE ONE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IT IS the two usb ports will not support an ipod. I have the video Ipod and I get a warning that the USB power is too low to power the attached device. I bought this key board to clear away clutter on my desk and hopefully eliminate a few cords. Unfortunately its not true and I was disappointed. I am very much an apple fan but the low USB ports were a not as advertised on the website. …
- Written by Steve G from Foothill Ranch
4109 of 6151 people found this useful
Well, on the OS X side this is the best keyboard I've ever had. Took a little while to get the feel of it, but now it's second-na ture. Once problem...Boot Camp. This little baby uses Function keys for audio up and down and brightness, and Vista really didn't like it. Sadly, I'm going to have to keep using my old keyboard until they update BootCamp to work with this new keyboard. That's why I'm only giving three stars. Otherwise, it'd be a full FIVE, baby!
- Written by Steven R from Altadena
3524 of 5409 people found this useful
Great but not Wireless
I have got the new 27" imac everything expect the power is wireless, trakpad, mouse keyboard: Great! Only I'm missing the numeric part of the keyboard, I'm ready to order but wait this is wired. Why, prop[ably because of the USB hub but I would like to trade that for wireless any day. Only alternative that I have found until now is the logitech wireless k750 solar powered, but it is just not the real thing. I hope that a new keyboard will be announced soon otherwise it will need to be the alternative version. …
- Written by Carl H from Zwaag
1 of 4 people found this useful
Prepare for arm injury if you are right handed
Great keyboard except for one fundamental flaw if you are right handed. The keyboard is long with all the additional numeric elem ents to the right side, which is where your mouse would normally live, so you'll end up with your mouse arm extended at an unnatural diagonal angle if you place yourself in front of the main keypad area. This over time will result in the twisting of the bones in your lower arm and lots of pain. I've been there.
The small Apple keyboard in this regard is BETTER than most normal keyboards because it doesn't have a keypad on the right at all, so gives a perfect natural arm angle. In fact, the small keyboard with a separate numerical keypad is the perfect solution and probably the best solution you'll find anywhere.
Just think about it for a moment and look at the keyboard and you'll see what I'm on about. …
- Written by Robert S from Brighton
Nice but wish it was backlit like my MBP
I like it, and works great, but it's a bit dated. I want an update with black chiclet backlit keys like my MacBook Pro. Would lo ve another USB port or two and maybe an SD card reader, as well. …
- Written by Gary C from Victorville
0 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are Apple keyboards, with only a delete key, less efficient in making deletions than conventional keyboards with both a backspace and a delete key?
- Asked by Robert J from Granger
- Mar 1, 2012
- Asked about: Apple Wireless Keyboard - German
The short answer is yes, but as with any other kind of switch, it takes a little getting used to.
As we may already know, the Apple-style delete removes characters backwards, akin to PC's backspace. However, if you hold down the fn key on an Apple keyboard while you press the delete key, it removes characters forward, akin to the PC delete that we all know.
I'm not sure if an Apple keyboard implements a PC keyboard's Insert, but then again to me it really doesn't matter, since I never use that key anyway.
Other useful PC-to-Apple keyboard translations:
Home on PC => fn + left arrow on Apple
End on PC => fn + right arrow on Apple
Page Up on PC => fn + up arrow on Apple
Page Down on PC => fn + down arrow on Apple
Windows Key on PC => Cmd Key on Apple (in Windows only)
Naturally, all of these keystrokes on the Apple keyboard can be combined with Shift, Ctrl/Cmd, and/or Alt as necessary, so for example, Ctrl+Alt+Del on PC would translate to Ctrl+Alt+fn+Del to get the same effect using an Apple keyboard.
I have not yet found a translation on an Apple keyboard for PC keyboard's Print Screen key, which is useful for capturing screenshots quickly. Does anyone here know how to send such a code with an Apple keyboard, assuming it can actually do that? …
- Answered by George H from Dayton
- Sep 7, 2012
- Asked by Joel A from Murfreesboro
- May 9, 2013
- Asked by Juozas L from Orlando
- Jun 17, 2013
No answers yet
- Asked by Elizabeth O
- Jan 26, 2010
no Apple macbooks, air, or pros do not have a numeric keypad, only the row of number keys
- Answered by Bryon W from Estill Springs
- Jan 29, 2010
I am looking to purchase an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad with additional Russian keyboard layout. Are those available?
- Asked by Pavel G from Pepperell
- Mar 23, 2012