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 or later
- USB 1.1 or 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
1237 of 1707 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
805 of 1166 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
733 of 1123 people found this useful
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 u 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? …
- Written by William B from Ely
2 of 2 people found this useful
Bought this along with a Trackpad to use with my MacBook pro & Cinema Display. Excellent functionality, good positive feel to key 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. …
- Written by Christopher A from London
1 of 1 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 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. …
- Written by Robert S from Brighton
2 of 3 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
- Asked about: Apple Wireless Keyboard - British
fn + Backspace will achieve what you want. The 'fn' key is at the bottom left of your keyboard.
Del fn + Backspace will achieve what you want. The 'fn' key is at the bottom left of your keyboard.
Deleting text in front of the cursor with the regular Delete key can be done by holding down the Function, or fn key while pressing it.
You can also do this by pressing Control + D.
You can delete the entire word behind the cursor by pressing Control + Delete or Option + Delete.
You can delete the entire line of text or paragraph behind the cursor by pressing Command + Delete. …
- Answered by Mikulas J from Mount Kuring-gai
Where is number lock on this keyboard?
- Asked by Mary O from Pasadena
I just found out the "CLEAR" button above the number pad acts as NUM LOCK for the keyboard. I'm usin I just found out the "CLEAR" button above the number pad acts as NUM LOCK for the keyboard. I'm using this keyboard on a PC (at work). …
- Answered by Christophe M from Lansdowne
Can you set up the keyboard in two languages the way you can on a iPad
- Asked by Daryle G from Tucson
which function is equivalent to the PC "scroll lock" key
- Asked by Doris D from Antipolo City
Scroll Lock is F14 on the Apple Extended Keyboard
- Answered by Yohsuke M from San Francisco
what is the connection for on the right side of the large keyboard?
- Asked by Derek S from Frisco