• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "o" key broke after 1 year

    • Written by from Winchester

    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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it

    • Written by from Lynmouth

    Mucked about with a couple of aftermarket keyboards, one wired and one wireless. Ended up buying this. A little more expensive but lovely to use, built for Mac. I spend 8 hours a day using it, so important that it makes me happy...!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fairly good keyboard - needs backlighting though

    • Written by from FELTHAM

    As a touch typist it has a better response than I thought it was going to have. I normally go for 'Ye Olde' style mechanical keyboards from Cherry and Keytronic, but I'm quite pleased with this one. It feels good to type on (I know that's a personal preference) and it's not a flimsy little toy like the wireless keyboard. I like having the numeric keypad as well.

    The only thing stopping it having 5 stars for me is the lack of backlighting.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good except for letter visibility

    • Written by from PONTYPRIDD

    When I first got this keyboard with my new Mac I was dismissive of its toy-like appearance, and thought it was a triumph of style over substance. A foolish verdict, as I soon discovered. I type a great deal in connection with my work (amongst other things I write textbooks). The keyboard is a joy to use and gloriously fast. Other keyboards feel clunky after using it. Admittedly my first keyboard did eventually wear out - I reckon after typing about 1.5 million words (as I said, I do a LOT of writing).

    The only complaint I have about the keyboard is that the printing on the keys is not sufficient contrast for me, nor I suspect for many people aged over 50. Presbyopia is something that affects *everyone* as they get older, like it or not, and a key feature is inability to see low contrast displays in dim light. Luckily for me, I touch type for most of the time, but even so I have to look at the keyboard once in a while for the more obscure characters like the ampersand or hash tag. And when I do, it can be frustrating, particularly in a darkened room. I'm not saying that Apple should abandon the current keyboard, but couldn't they also offer as standard a keyboard with large high contrast print for those who need it? There is clearly a demand for such an item (look at the overlay sheets available) and I cannot imagine that Apple wants to exclude the grey pound.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard that works perfectly!

    • Written by from Skegness

    A fantastic keyboard that is a pleasure to type on and is well designed - meaning it is easy to type on!
    Keyboard is same design and feel as my Mac Book Pro keyboard and is designed just as well!
    I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for an apple keyboard to use with a Mac.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Ely

    I bought this with my previous macbook for two main reasons which was to have the numerical pad and so I can carry it with me to use on my work machine to keep the same key layout and because I really like how the keys work compared to standard PC keyboard.

    It accomplishes those tasks well. I've carried mine around for years and it still looks mostly new (disregarding occasionally needing to clean it from my dirt fingers) and it's nice, light and thin.

    What I would really want to see is this exact keyboard but in a wireless version. The other wireless keyboard is sort of pointless for a macbook (no additional keys) and I don't like the idea of having numerical keypad separate even if the Belkin option is a nice option.

    There's not much else to say. It's a keyboard, it types well and it holds up well. What more can you ask for?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from London

    Bought this along with a Trackpad to use with my MacBook pro & Cinema Display. Excellent functionality, good positive feel to keys and it is great to have 2 extra USB ports.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prepare for arm injury if you are right handed

    • Written by from Brighton

    Great keyboard except for one fundamental flaw if you are right handed. The keyboard is long with all the additional numeric elements 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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, but...

    • Written by from London

    I purchased this because most vector design programs require a degree of number entry, I use AutoCAD a lot and need the numeric keypad. My new iMac shipped with a the tiny wireless keyboard – I sold that on eBay for £63 [god knows why people will pay above rrp on there!]

    They alpha-numeric keyboard is lovely to use and is every bit as stylish as Apples usual offerings, however; it comes with 2 USB ports which are only USB 2.0 support – there is no reason this shouldn’t be USB 3.0 in this day and age, additionally the ports are recessed so far into the board that you have to use the ugly extension cable the keyboard ships with in order to actually connect a memory stick to it.

    Personally I have no issues with the keyboard being hardwired but it does seem a little strange not to offer a wireless version without the USB connectivity.

    Just need to replace the world’s heaviest and un-ergonomic mouse [the magic one] with something useful now.

    In other news the new 27inch iMac is amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wired keyboard

    • Written by from HORNCASTLE

    Beware I got this with my new iMac and after a soft ware update & reboot will not see the keyboard iMac keeps asking to plug in Bluetooth keyboard, tried to get help but no one knows what the problem is went on a forum and the same issue been found with other Mac users you need to turn of the Mac unplug from the mains and wait 1/2 hour then it might come back. Apart from that keyboard great

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The only keyboard that doesn't give me RSI.

    • Written by from Ely

    I've used lots of keyboards, including so-called ergonomic keyboards, and this is the only one that doesn't give me RSI in my forearms.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for all tenosynovitis sufferers

    • Written by from Bow

    I have very bad tenosynovitis in my right hand. This Apple keyboard is a joy to use and presents absolutely no problems for anybody who has issues with keyboards which have a lot of travel/vibration when pressing keys

    The keyboard is soft touch and vibrationless with a tiny amount of travel. I never have problems with my tenosynovitis even if using the keyboard a lot.

    The only issue I had with it is that certain keys are in a different place when compared to a Microsoft keyboard. However once used to the difference this is not a problem. It's also the sort of issue which crops up with anything you buy new so I'm not reducing the 5 stars for this as it's a very temporary issue

    I've also had three years of no problem use out of it until I doused it with half a mug of tea yesterday which is why I am here checking the price of a new one!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful keyboard

    • Written by from Workington

    I received this keyboard with my iMac. I went for this version over the wireless version as I like to have a numeric keypad.

    Everything about this keyboard is just perfect. The keys are a good size and its a really quiet keyboard to type on. The keyboard is really well made out of aluminium (which is a nice change from the usual plastic). The angle of the keyboard I find perfect and I can type for a long time without getting any wrist pain at all.

    A nice touch as well is the two USB 2 ports on each end of the keyboard. These are ideal for connecting a USB thumb drive or for connecting your iPhone or iPad. It is possible to charge the iPhone too.

    I am totally satisfied with this keyboard and cannot fault it at all.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please move the USB ports

    • Written by from Minard

    I use this keyboard with a Mac Mini. The main reasons for buying this keyboard were the full size keyboard with a numeric keypad, and the fact that 2 USB ports are included.

    Good enough keyboard. Nice feel to the keys, but the USB ports are stuck underneath where they can't be seen! The only way to connect a memory stick etc is to pick up the keyboard to find the ports. This is not ideal. Nice idea to have them on the keyboard, but the location could be much better.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard since the IBM Model M.

    • Written by from Macclesfield

    This keyboard is the best keyboard I've used apart from the Model M. It looks brilliant, works well and is comfortable to use. The numeric keypad is great.
    The fact it's wired won't appeal to everyone however as I was adding this to a Mac without Bluetooth this was the only option.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by from london

    After 3 months, it stops working
    cheap quality
    Please don't buy

    79 of 145 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply The Best - Get This Keyboard Over The Smaller Wireless One

    • Written by from Cannock

    Received my very first Apple product a few days ago - an iMac (I have never owned any Apple product before, not even an iPod or iPhone).

    This keyboard is beautifully made and is so lovely to use. They have clearly looked at the designs of keyboards and rethought it (eg: why are keys so high on other keyboards? Do they really need to have a tapered shape to them? No they don't). The keys are flat and low, perfectly spaced etc, so they are a joy to use.

    Why would anyone want the smaller wireless keyboard, when this one has the extra numeric keys and the arrow keys as well as the delete key? It is so much better to use and much more useful in everyday use than the smaller wireless keyboard.

    Perfect!

    86 of 89 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Users of 10.5 beware

    • Written by from Corwen

    I use OS 10.5 because it's very stable in my commercial environment. My keyboard 'i' key stopped working after wiping with a damp cloth (beware) so I bought a new one. Now the volume and media keys do not work, which I have found out is due to changes in the keyboard to work with recent OS's. Whilst the brightness keys can be remapped in System Prefs, the others cannot. Come on Apple: get a grip ...allow us to remap these functions!

    74 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad!

    • Written by from Highcliffe

    Love the feel of the keyboard: I can type really quickly on it (much nicer than my Microsoft one).
    I wish it had two 'things' at the back to enable it to tilt, however. It would also mean that the mouse/keyboard cables don't catch underneath it. There can be quite a bit of wobble if this happens. Worst thing, though, is the very short length of the mouse cable. It twists incredibly easily and that, too, gets caught beneath the right side of the keyboard. The place where or near where - the cable goes into the mouse also easily sits on top of the rest of the cable, result no mouse. It only takes a moment to sit it on the desk again, but it's still a nuisance. Apart from that, though, really good.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Top row of letters just stopped working!!

    • Written by from WANTAGE

    Only 9 months old, it hasn't had any spillages and the expose key suddenly stopped working, I rebooted and then that came back, but then seconds later letters Q to P suddenly stopped working. Tried usual troubleshooting, checked forums etc. This is my second keyboard after the letter F stopped working on my last one. Really weird as I dont think I am doing anything peculiar !!!! Can only think it must be hardware related

    18 of 25 people found this useful