• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've ever used - but

    • Written by from Holland

    I wish I could have the exact same model, but with backlit, black keys (to match the newer laptops), and bluetooth.

    I like the short travel of the keys, ultra-slim profile of the whole device, and rigid backbone. But I hate the cord, and I wish it matched my company's MacBooks. In comparison, the only model out there approximating what I want is the wireless mac keyboard from Logitech - which has a squishy plastic backbone that makes it feel cheap, and makes typing unpleasant.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My new favorite keyboard

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm a new convert to Mac from the PC world, and I use a Macbook Air at home (unfortunately, I still have to use PCs at work). I picked up this keyboard at a local Apple store a few days ago, and I like it better than any keyboard I've ever used - which is significant, because I've been working with computers of various types since the 1970s and I've probably used just about every keyboard invented at one time or another.

    For typing, a keyboard is all about the feel. Some people like an audible click, others prefer quiet keys, some are ok with soft, no-feedback keys, while others need to feel a click, and so on. Because keyboards are such personal things reviews may be of limited value, but I'll do my best.

    I like this keyboard's metal construction, mainly because it gives it weight. It stays put, which is a problem for me with lighter keyboards. It's compact, in spite of the complete key complement. I like the flat keys, although other reviewers disagree with me. Someone said that it's impossible to be sure that your fingers are centered on the keys because everyone knows keys should have concave surfaces. Maybe it's just because I've been typing so long, but that's a complete non-issue for me. I like the slight key travel, and I appreciate that in spite of it, the tactile click from these keys is perfect, in my opinion.

    Several reviewers have commented that these keyboards fail quickly, and obviously I don't have enough time with this one to comment on that - but if it fails in the near future I'll revise this review.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful piece of kit SOMETHING ONE CAN ADMIRE when not in use

    • Written by from llandudno

    We all know Apple design products that are user friendly and a thing of beauty, but their Numeric Keyboard can be placed on anyones desk and simply admired for its aesthetic charms and over all design.

    I ordred mine when initially configuring my iMac online so that i could have the computer just the way i wanted it.
    I had the choice of either the standard wireless Bluetooth keyboard or the Numeric keyboard, i am very pleased i went with the larger Numeric version..

    I now own both and for some reason the keys on the Numeric version feel softer to the touch and more responsive, there's not much in it but the extra facilities on the Numeric version as well as its extra width on my desk make it more visually appealing.

    Place it on the desk of someone who is unused to an over engineered computer work tool and they will simply admire it.

    Those who have never seen a Apple product in the flesh so to speak will pick it up and admire it's construction, beautifully turned aluminium alloy and ever so lite keys that never punish the fingers over extended use.

    For me having a wired keyboard gives me the added security that i will not loose the signal like the Bluetooth alternative, but its only when you place both keyboards side by side, the Numeric pad looks more attractive but how does one separate an Apple product by looks alone.

    The length, extra keys and more gorgeous aluminium alloy for your money makes it my firm favourite.

    What other computer keyboard is as aesthetically pleasing to the eye than one designed by Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Backlit

    • Written by from VISTA

    I don't understand why this Apple keyboard is not backlit. Someone in the design department did not put common sense.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it is bad

    • Written by from Longueuil

    The key rollover is so bad If you plan to play any game on your mac (such as minecraft) don't ever buy this thing you cant press more than 4 keys at the same time and it result in so much fruxtration in game. don't ever buy that thing. On the other hand for typing it's great!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No decimal on numeric keypad....

    • Written by from Cabo San Lucas

    I just got my keyboard yesterday and I am happy to say it is really awesome. It's a Spanish version since I live in Mexico. However, the reason I got it is because of the number keypad, only problem is, that it does not have decimal. It has a coma instead. Am I missin sth here?how do I get that decimal on the numeric keypad?

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad 2.0

    • Written by from BARRIGADA

    Very comfortable keyboard. And this - the only option for people who work with numbers. For example, in accounting or communications. What I expect from Apple?
    First, the new interface USB 3.0.
    Second, backlit (!) keyboard with numeric keypad like Macbook keyboard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's alright

    • Written by from la mirada

    Okay, I'll admit, the keyboard looks nice, but if anyone is planning on using this keyboard for typing keyboards then do not get this. I would recommend going with a mechanical keyboard instead since they give you a nice satisfying tactile feel whenever you press down a key.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless--Unreliable

    • Written by from 中頭郡中城村

    I've had two of these keyboards fail so far this year. The second one lasted less that six months. I bought a mini with a fusion drive, so everything is open on my desktop in seconds, but then I spend two or three minutes trying to get this stupid keyboard to work. The latest problem is in the USB connector. It is cheap and flimsy and does't fit tightly. I was initially able to shift to different slots to finally get one to work, but today none of them worked. Fortunately, I had a wireless keyboard available and already set up. When the previous one failed, I couldn't log into my computer to set up the wireless keyboard, so I ended up borrowing a Windows keyboard from a colleague. I later found by testing the key function with a word processing program that some keys were producing two different characters with each keystroke. Complete junk. I bought this because I want the number pad and had had trouble on a regular basis with my wireless keyboards being able to connect on startup. I've been solely a Mac user for more than 20 years. I love the computers, but the peripherals are just increasingly bad.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Most Favorite Keyboard--EVER!!

    • Written by from Kansas City

    I loved this keyboard from the first touch. I have typed professionally doing medical transcription since 1975. I love the touch. It is extremely quiet. I have long gel fingernails and I have not scratched or dented these keys. I have literally worn off the letters on many other keyboards. I will never use anything but this one! It is clean and sleek, and hands down the best I have ever used.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have had 3 keyboard failures. All less than 2 yrs old, one less than one year. I've got a MS keyboard that's 15 years old and still works perfectly. For 50 bucks, I expected a lot more reliability. And no, they haven't been abused or drenched or anything beyond typing and the occasional wipe clean.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wireless keyboard only 2 years old but failed

    • Written by from Newbury

    Our keyboard failed today-the "m, backspace, space bar and shift" keys all stopped working and the keyboard is only 2 years old. Is it worth the money?

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going wrong after less than a month

    • Written by from Whitehouse

    Keyboard feels solid with nice low profile keys. Two USB connectors on the underside. BUT, I've had this keyboard just under a month, and the 7,8,9, and - keys on the keypad are no longer working.
    Between this and my MBP, I'm having serious concerns about Apple quality control. Going to opt for returning this one rather than replacing it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from PORT COLBORNE

    I bought this keyboard in early january of this year along with a monitor and mouse for my macbook pro. I opted into the wired model because I didn't need the range of the wireless one, and the number pad at the side is a nice addition for a student. I was skeptical as to weather or not I was going to like the keyboard, and it turned out to be an incredible investment. In my experience, the keys have just enough resistance to give a solid, undeniable "click" when pressed, but not so much as to make typing a chore. The inclusion of the OSX keys nested along with the function keys along the top is an invaluable feature in my opinion. I do have a few complaints however; first off, the key board is not backlit, which while it would be a nice feature, can be compensated for by turning a light on. Second, the builtin USB ports haven't had enough juice to operate anything I own, besides my iPod shuffle. Finally, the keys (being the white matte plastic) get dirty, I have never eaten at the keyboard, and all the keys are getting to the point where they wont come completely clean anymore. All in all, however, it is a nice keyboard

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a miserable piece!

    • Written by from los angeles

    On my former PC, I had a Logitech keyboard that outlasted 2 computers -- six years! this miserable keyboard died after 9 months. NEVER wet or abused.

    I could not get into my iMac after restarting! Why? regardless of the state of the caps lock key, it was feeding ALL CAPS -- all the time. Whichg does NOT work with my all lower case master password.

    So I was DOWN!

    get something -- anything else!!

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pourous Material attracts dirt...

    • Written by from Idyllwild

    I recently had to replace my apple numeric wired keyboard due to my space bar being bad. It's OK though...it lasted a good long time. My new keyboard has a different material that the keys are made out of. It's kind of gritty or porous and it gets dirty really fast. I have to clean it every couple days. The good news is I read somewhere the best way to clean a keyboard was with a "magic eraser" and it's true...it works great. But the keyboard still gets really dirty way too fast. I hope Apple will consider going back to the glossy material they used to use.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable

    • Written by from Portland

    I cannot believe that this Apple keyboard gets a five-star rating. I have to order my THIRD keyboard today because they keep crapping out on me. One key goes out and I'm told, "Nope, can't fix it." Wow. They seem to be very cheaply built so it's no wonder they don't last. I think this last one may have lasted 2 years, maybe a little more. Yuk.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No BACKLIT >_<

    • Written by from Manhattan

    Could've rated 5 stars, but minus 1 star for no LED backlit, 1 more for the price (as for every other Apple accessory) =='' On the good side, i gave 3 stars for the thinness/design (still the best keyboard by far), usability (num keys for gaming + usb ports for charging my iPhone and gaming controllers), and compatibility (PC, even PS4)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make a backlit iMac keyboard please!!!

    • Written by from Rockledge

    I have both the new iMac keyboard and the wireless keyboard. Both are superb quality, but I have to wish that Apple had made the wired version backlit like the Mac laptops. My wife's new Mac Pro Air is terrific, and the keyboard is so much nicer to use in dimmed lighting (such as you might use when gaming on your iMac.) Please take this as a suggestion, and not as a complaint--this is the best keyboard I've had in thirty years.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but I wanted a black-key version

    • Written by from Campina Grande

    I wonder if Apple would launch a black-keys version of this awesome keyboard... One thing I don't like on the one with white keys is that the keys eventually get dirty. I have a Macbook Pro Retina and its black keys are just what I would like in a keyboard. Please Apple, give us a black-keys keyboard!