• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait

    • Written by from Dagsboro

    I have been using the aluminum keyboard for 4 years now and always wanted to have a backlit board so i can work without disturbing my wife. I was always jealous that the laptops had this option but it was not really available for the desktop. I have seen some others but the reviews were never good enough to buy one. Then came the Luna. Every review I saw was 5 stars. The design is elegant and the look in want to have for my desk. Now for the real reason I bought this board the backlit keys. All I can say is awsome. It is exactly the look and feel I was looking for. A perfect replacement for my aluminum board. .

    101 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish - Perfect for OSX and Bootcamp Users

    • Written by from Milpitas

    This keyboard is amazing. I use it at home with my MacBook hooked up to a second monitor. I play a lot of games on my MacBook so Windows is essential, and the luna makes it really easy.

    The luna has a nice little function button that lets me use the F1-F12 keys like they're intended when I have bootcamp running Windows. When it's running OSX, I can just hit the function key again and bring up my dashboard and all the other functions as normal.

    What I love about the luna is that it's both beautiful and functional. The keys are really responsive and the texture is great. They have the perfect amount of resistance so I can rest my fingers on them without fear of accidentally pressing them. The layout has perfect spacing and it's at an angle that's comfortable for my wrists.

    Really, it's just a great keyboard all around. It has different light settings for my eyes, whether there's light in the room or not. The clear border has a really nice glowing effect in the dark and the black keyboard contrasts well with it, which is really important when I'm gaming. Fingerprints may appear on the clear part, but they're really easy to wipe away.

    94 of 100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard!

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    This keyboard is awesome. Lights up just like my MBPR. It also works great through my thunderbolt display I know another reviewer said they had problems with this but I can confirm that it works great with the thunderbolt display and the new macbook pro with retina display. All the keys work in windows and osx for those of you that bootcamp like me. Illumination/Backlights work great. All around feel is solid and excellent for long typing periods. Definitely recommend the keyboard.

    76 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My quest for the perfect backlit keyboard is over.

    • Written by from Henrico

    I have tried a half dozen, at least. Moshi replaced my Razer Black Widow. Seriously. Back-lighting control is exquisite, and the keyboard is visually a thing to behold. Keys are solidly set and the board itself is quite heavy and substantial. There are 4 levels of back-light strength. #4 is very bright but not overwhelming, although I normally find #2 perfect. There is a clear plastic "flange" that borders the left, right, and bottom of the keyboard, that casts gentle back-light in a useful working pattern along the perimeter. Elegant and clean. I love this keyboard. I am using this keyboard on my Mac Pro, but I plan to buy another one for my PC as well.

    It's that good.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard But!

    • Written by from Orlando

    Well, I went ahead and bought the Moshi Luna Keyboard, and here are some of my observations. I noticed that the Moshi Luna Illuminated keyboard can't perform a Pram reset by holding the p,r,option, command keys on restart in lion. Other than that one issue the keyboard is simply a joy to use! The key's have a better more solid tactical feedback than the standard Apple keyboard. A much better height angle at 9 degrees feels very comfortable, and totally brilliant white backlighting. The construction is really first rate. even though it is plastic, it is a very high grade thick plastic. The keyboard is actually quite a bit heavier than the Apple keyboard. I'm very pleased so far. Guess I'll have use my Apple keyboard to perform a Pram reset. No biggie really. The benefits far out weigh that. If you can live with the Pram thing, I would recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a solid illuminated keyboard. Oh, and every function key works perfectly!

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down the best rubber-dome backlit keyboard for Mac.

    • Written by from Walnut

    I wish this was a mechanical keyboard with Cherry Red MX switches, but maybe I am asking for too much. As rubber-dome keyboards for Mac go, this is one of the best keyboards out there. One, the look and feel of the keyboard is slick and very Apple-esque. Two, the backlights are fantastically laid out and just look downright sexy in the dark. The white light bleeds to the edges of the clear plastic and looks like something out of Tron. Three, it is a full sized keyboard, meaning all buttons are given proper size. One thing I hate, is how small the arrow keys are on official Apple keyboards. This Moshi Luna offers a full size numeric pad as well.

    Cons? Not every keyboard is perfect. Due to how shiny and reflective the black and clear plastic surface is, this keyboard is prone to finger prints and hand smudges. If you care how your keyboard looks, you might be finding your self wiping this keyboard down more often than not. As a plus, in the box, they provide a nice micro-fiber towel that covers the keys on your keyboard while you are away.

    There are a total of 5 light settings for the backlights on the keyboard. [f5] lowers the brightness setting while [f6] increases the brightness.
    1 - OFF
    2 - 25%
    3 - 50%
    4 - 75%
    5 - 100%
    Pressing [f6] over 5 times does not forcibly cycle through the brightnesses. Instead it just stays at 100% until [f5] is pressed, and vice versa.

    The keyboard requires a quick set-up when plugged into my Mac. The Mac kept detecting the keyboard with a Japanese layout, but just forcibly selecting US Keyboard was easy enough. I've been using it for a few days now and haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.

    I have the philosophy that user interface peripherals need to be comfortable and functional. Don't worry about the cost; buy the best you can possibly afford and make sure your typing experience is a good one.

    This review was typed with the Moshi Luna Backlit Keyboard and I am loving every keystroke.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to get it...get it!

    • Written by from Whitby

    i just purchased this keyboard and so far so good. The keys are a little lighter than typing on a macbook pro keyboard so it takes getting use too, nonetheless, having a backlit keyboard is great! You can't lose with that! It makes typing in low lighting much easier. The design is very sleek and contemporary and very light weight. Also, having the keyboard on a slant is easy on the wrists.

    And for those that are having trouble with using the MAC quick keys for LION OS: the mission control key works fine on its own; but to use the dashboard icon you have to hit function before pressing the key. I

    All in all I think it was worth getting this keyboard because it is compatible with both windows and mac for those boot campers out there. No weird performance issues to report.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The keys aren't really backlit.

    • Written by from Sturgis

    Maybe I'm just not easily impressed - but this keyboard seems like a completely average piece of equipment to me. I give it a downgrade for deceptive advertising though. I bought it thinking the actual characters on the keys were backlit - little glowing letters and symbols. They do not. What is "backlit" is just the base of the keyboard - which actually makes the characters on the keys harder to see if you should ever like to glance down at them. Otherwise, what it is is a bunch of poorly marked black keys suspended in a silly light-up base. And even the light-up base is pretty underwhelming.
    It functions otherwise as any plain old keyboard. *yawn* I returned mine. If the characters had REALLY been backlit - THAT would have been cool and improved functionality. As it is, it's an overpriced bauble for those who just are awestruck by most anything.

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard

    • Written by from Castle Rock

    If you want a backlit keyboard, the Luna is the best one for a Mac. It feels natural, in fact better than Apples's own keyboard. The lighting is great. It is a USB keyboard because of the backlighting, the only drawback I see. Much better than Apple's own keyboards, especially if you want to have the keys backlit and see them while you are typing at night. I got used to backlit keyboards with my Macbook Pro and must have a backlit keyboard. Packaging is as good as Apple's and instructions are clear. Highly recommended.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Close, but not quite

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have waited years for an illuminated keyboard with Mac keys, and the Luna does not disappoint. I like the keyboard very much, and I can now work with dim lighting ion my office as I prefer.

    It's not perfect, however. There is one design "feature" that is causing me problems. That is the illuminated "luna" in the bottom left corner of the space bar. The problem is that when I want to press the Command key I am used to looking for the first symbol to the left of what is normally a blank space bar. I am using my peripheral vision, so I am not seeing details, I am just seeing the symbols on the keyboard. Because the space bar has "luna" on it, I see that as the first symbol and end up pressing the space bar instead of the Command key. Or I end up pressing Command instead of Option when I'm looking for the second symbol to the left of the space bar. I'm going to have to figure out how to cover over the illuminated "luna" without making the keyboard look ugly in daylight.

    There are a few other problems. The keys in the bottom row don't line up the same as they do on the Apple keyboard so I sometimes hit the wrong key because I'm not used to the spacing. The Fn key is inexplicably stuck between the Option and Control keys on the right side. The volume keys worked for a while, but now don't do anything.

    The clear plastic around the edges of the keyboards can be damaged, so it should be treated carefully. My first keyboard arrived with a chunk of the clear plastic broken off and rattling around in the box. Apple replaced the keyboard right away, but it made me a bit concerned about the ability of the keyboard to withstand any accidental bumps.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Keyboard

    • Written by from Pickerington

    I purchased this keyboard for the following reasons (in order of importance):
    -Backlit keyboard
    -Mac/Win Compatible

    While I'm pleased with the backlighting and the fact that I can use it with my A/B switch (Mac/Win), it's the "feel" of the keyboard that is on the top of my list.
    Regarding the feel, Moshi managed to strike the perfect balance between a short travel distance and the tactile response that a key has been struck.

    The only thing that I would change is the size, it's large. Personally, I'd love to see a version of this keyboard sans the numeric keys.

    Overall, one of the best keyboards I've ever used. Kudos, Moshi.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Moshi Luna Unreliable with Thunderbolt USB Port

    • Written by from New York

    I just purchased a new MacBook Pro 13" plus a new Thunderbolt Display. To finish up my new set-up, I also ordered a Logitech wired laser mouse and the beautiful, backlit Moshi Luna... both to plug-in to the back of my Thunderbolt's USBs. Within moments I noticed that the Luna started "flickering," and suddenly went black, and I lost all ability to use the keyboard. The mouse worked fine, but when I tried typing into a document or on a website on the keyboard, I couldn't create any characters.

    After switching the USB ports and temporarily bringing the Moshi Luna back to life, it would again flicker and go dark.

    This prompted me to call Apple to find out if I needed to make any adjustments to my keyboard set-up. The customer service rep said he was unaware of any issues with the Moshi Luna, and while he put me on hold to find out additional information, I plugged the Luna into one of the MBP's side USB ports. It worked perfectly, and by the time the rep returned to the phone, I had replugged the Luna back into my Thunderbolt. This brought the keyboard back to life, and for the duration of our phone call (about 10 minutes), the Luna continued to function properly.

    I also visited the Moshi site to see if there were any additional set-up instructions for a Thunderbolt Display, but was unable to find any relevant information. So I sent them an email and explained my problem.

    I started using the Moshi Luna again today for a work project, and sure enough, it flickered and failed again. Since consolidating all of the wires I used to plug in to my old MacBook Pro when it was connected to a Cinema Display and only having one wire go into my MBP, I decided to get rid of the Moshi Luna and go back to a more traditional keyboard.

    So I visited my local Apple store today, returned the Luna, and purchased an Apple Numeric keyboard, which appears to be working fine with the Thunderbolt connection.

    When I returned home and after I set-up the new Apple keyboard, I received an email response to my question from Moshi, which referred me to this "Thunderbolt" discussion forum on the Apple site.

    I would avoid the Moshi Luna if you happen to use a Thunderbolt display for your MacBook Pro, since based on my limited experience, their "USB technology" seems incompatible with Thunberbolt.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, keys feel a bit flimsy, dashboard softkey does not work

    • Written by from Amesbury

    I'd been looking for a solid lighted actual-Mac keyboard for ages now, and at around a hundred bucks I figured the Luna was worth taking a gamble on. As others have said, it looks fantastic. The lighting is perfect adn the design is great.

    Two things - one is that on Mountain Lion the dashboard softkey does not work at all, and there appears to be no real troubleshooting that I can do for it.

    Secondly - the keys feel a tad on the cheap side. I was hoping that they'd be macbook-quality in terms of build and feel, but they feel much thinner. It's not a big problem for me but if you are rough on your keyboards I think this might break pretty easy on you.

    For the price it's worth it, just be aware of the shortcomings.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vancouver

    Absolutely fantastic. The keyboard feel is identical to the stock Apple keyboard. Lowest light level is perfect for typing in the dark. The highest brightest is too bright for me.
    I wish it had a usb port or two.
    Fit and finish is superb and the packaging is on the same level as Apple packaging.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iMac companion

    • Written by from Taipei City

    I received Luna as a gift from my colleague cuz he really liked it and bought another one for me afterwards. I use it with my iMac at work and there is just something different using it. It feels really good typing on them as it has just the right pressure on keys and they have a great feel to it.
    Besides its functionality, I would say that it is one of the best looking keyboards I have seen. I got it as a gift and now I am going to buy one for my friend as a gift also.
    You can't go wrong with this keyboard.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Moshi Luna Keyboard Blows the Rest Away

    • Written by from Simi Valley

    I just hooked up my Moshi Luna Keyboard and the word impressed is not enough. It is the best keyboard on the market to support you iMac. I have the standard wireless keyboard from Apple and obviously does the job. Then I decided to go with an after market keyboard, two in fact. One was the Logitech K-750 Solar and the other was the smaller Logitech Wireless Bluetooth Solar. Both were O.K. but I am never satisfied until I find what is perceived to be the best so far and that is the Moshi Luna Keyboard.
    The design is well thought out (a little large) but if you have the desk space it's not a big deal. The feel of the keyboard is awesome. The illuminated keyboard is bright and makes it easy to type in a dimly lit room. The $100.00 is a little pricey but in this case you get what tou pay for. A great buy. I assume this will be my last keyboard for a long time. Buy one you will feel the same as I do.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys are not in their normal location

    • Written by from Long Beach

    If you use a lot of keyboard shortcuts...be aware that the CONTROL, OPTION and CMD keys are not in the exact same location as the standard Mac keyboard. Even the space bar is slightly moved to the left. This takes some time to re-learn the location which I wasn't expecting. There is also an additional FN key on the right side which is not on a standard keyboard. I seem to keep hitting that when trying to find the CONTROL key. Otherwise the design is cool and the quality seems to be quite good. Also, there is no USB hub like on the standard Mac keyboard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even better than expected!

    • Written by from King

    My extended Apple keyboard was quite aged and the white keys were turning yellow. I wondered why Apple didn't offer a great keyboard with black keys so I searched the net for an alternative to purchase. I found this Moshi Luna keyboard. I installed it last night... so easy. After plugging it into the USB of my display it prompted me for two keys to press and that was it. The set-up was complete. Wow, what a keyboard! The craftsmanship is immaculate. The adjustable glow from the backlight is awesome. I highly recommend this brand to anyone looking for an alternative and stylish keyboard. Functionally the tactile feel of the keys is PERFECT. I buy Apple products for their simplicity, functionality and superb quality. This Moshi Luna keyboard is all that and MORE!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth, Light, Type

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    WOW! Super nice. Totally illuminated. I love the glass extension that lights the edge all around the keyboard. I'm a heavy-handed typist, so I'm glad to have a keyboard that's "got some meat on it's bones!" Liked the keyboard that came with my mac, but I always felt that I'd snap it in two, and I could never get quite use to the feeling of the keys. But this Moshi is much Mo-Better. For someone who learned to type on one of the old "ding-slap-jobs" I can say that I appreciate the flow of this board. Great work Moshi, thanks!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!!!

    • Written by from Kennewick

    Neatly packed and Simply Beautiful to look at just plug it in and it starts glowing you can Adjust the Brightness or turn off Lights completely, the glassy part can get finger prints on it pretty easy but Im naturally a clean person and don't mind a quick cleaning every once in a while so its all good:) and they also include a handy little Wipey Rag so yea This is a must buy. Trust me its cool:]]

    1 of 1 people found this useful