• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stop working

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I liked this keyboard until the j, u, 7, and F6 keys stopped working one day. I don't know if I'll be buying another one. I don't think I've ever had a keyboard stop working like that before.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Keyboard has 4 star rating?

    • Written by from MORGANVILLE

    I just bought this Apple keyboard today (2015) and it is USB 2.0 with two USB 2.0 inputs - you can't even connect the superdrive to it. This is really useless and now the new laptops come with only 1-2 usb ports at all - how about a Thunderbolt keyboard and superdrive Apple? Can we get something for our 1 billion dollar investment? Or at least make a dock of your own so I can tie in all these antiquated accessories left in the dust of Apple Madness.....

    - Come on people revise your vote for the 21st century -

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    • Written by from Maryville

    I've just had my second keyboard fail within a year...very frustrating. I like the numeric keypad feature, which is why I purchased it...but now I've got to revert back to my bluetooth keyboard until I get this one replaced...AGAIN! There is obviously an issue with this keyboard from what I read in the message boards. Apple - please fix or replace this keyboard, this is extremely disappointing!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Lynn haven

    Awesome product just wish they would make it wireless.
    Besides that best keyboard I have ever owned.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have been using computers and keyboards since the 80's as a kid. In all my years I have never encountered a more comfortable, stylist, efficient and cleanly designed keyboard.
    I can type for hours and even days with no stress or fatigue, and I love the response of each keystroke.
    I simply cannot go back to any other keyboard model or make, and believe me I have tried.
    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards, and something tells me they will outdo themselves again.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from LONG BEACH

    I had to write a review to let anybody who is hesitant to purchase this product because of bad reviews know that it is fantastic. I seriously do not know why Apple insists on shipping keyboards without number pads with all of their Mac products. It makes no sense. So this keyboard is the answer for anybody who relies on that little group of numbers to the right of the letters like me. I also love the fact that it has two USB ports. It makes plugging in flash drives much easier (as opposed to reaching behind an iMac). The fact that it is not wireless is slightly annoying but it comes with a handy dandy USB extender which allows the keyboard to be placed well away from the computer if needed. Great job Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it wireless already

    • Written by from Gilbert

    I've had the wireless and wired versions of the Apple keyboard and I could really use the full numberpad keyboard to be wireless. It can't be that hard Apple!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes the distance, durable, still going strong after 7 years

    • Written by from San Jose

    I got mine when I bought my first Mac in 2008. It's been solid ever since. It's been used with an iMac and 3 Macbook Pro's. In the last 7 years, it's survived grad school, 2 kids pounding on it, my wife's photo editing with Aperture, and my video editing with Final Cut Pro. The numeric pad is a great convenience and it's a solid keyboard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 12 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.

    25 of 31 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    3 of 4 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!

    5 of 6 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

    9 of 10 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.

    8 of 9 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 !

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful