• 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

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  • 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!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Victortia

    Keyboard failed after two years light usage. Beautiful Trash.

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  • 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 !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed...

    • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS PRODUCT IS GARBAGE!

    • Written by from Olympia

    I bought this keyboard because the wireless keyboard by Apple does not have the numeric keypad to the right. It is a beautiful, sleek and sexy device, but its a case of all style and no substance. I had it 4 months and it failed. The USB ports are low powered which means you are relegated to jump drives or iPods. Basically, my MacBook Pro could no longer recognize the device. After reboots and testing on another MacBook, it was confirmed it the keyboard was dead as a door nail. Very frustrating!

    With the Apple name, it is assumed there is a sense of extreme quality and ease of use. However, I am incredibly disappointed in the failure of this device. I am truly gun shy now with Apple peripherals. I ended up buying a Logitech 750 Wireless Keyboard for MAC which is really nice.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing... again

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Second keyboard fail in less than a year.
    Comfy, quiet, fast, and I love the 'thin-ness'. But it just doesn't last. I can't say it's a battery hog, because it's not wireless. It just...dies.
    So not cool.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST Keyboard Out There!

    • Written by from Binbrook

    When this keyboard was released I thought it looked a little funny. I tried it out and instantly loved it. I do not use any other keyboard. This has the best chiclet keys out there. The wired version is a must for music/video production, as the keypad is crucial for key commands. I routinely take this on the go - It's lightweight and durable. Great job Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard fail

    • Written by from North Salt Lake

    Bought one, failed within 3 months. Little over a year later, the replacement is dead. Bought another, hopefully lasts longer.... I've had cheap Logitech and Microsoft keyboards last much longer. Serious quality issues.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why even bother with the usb ports?

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    What initially sold me on this keyboard was the built in usb ports. This would've allowed me to get rid of the hassle of plugging and unplugging usb devices from my mac. It seemed like a great deal, but of course there was a catch. The usb ports are "low-powered" usb ports, so things that you ordinarily connect and disconnect from your computer, such as a phone, iPod, camera, flash drive, etc., do not work through the usb ports on the keyboard. SERIOUSLY APPLE? The only thing i could get to work through the usb ports was a wired mouse, which is interesting since Apple does not currently sell a wired mouse. But that brings the question of why put two ports on the keyboard if the only thing that will work is a mouse? It's not like someone connects two mice to one computer.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why no wireless?

    • Written by from Glendale

    I really like the keyboard, but can't figure out why Apple doesn't sell a wireless version. My iMac came with a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, which was a great setup, no wires at all! So I've gone back to the wireless keyboard and this one sits an a drawer. :( Keyboard is 5 stars, that wire knocks off two stars.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fastest keyboard on the market!!!

    • Written by from Tacoma

    Ive tried everything... Im using this for programing in Xcode and data entry. Apple makes the best / fastest keyboard. Even the old style was ahead of the game.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Mini owners

    • Written by from Titusville

    I LOVE this keyboard. I work at a desk, so wireless keyboards are useless for me. After working on a PC for many years, I really missed the numeric keypad. I am a happy man! But wait! There's more! 2 USB ports... so I don't have to reach around the back of the box to find a port... AND... they are carefully hidden! Great purchase!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 6 hours

    • Written by from Zurich

    The keyboard failed after only 6 hours. Wow.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ...not wireless?!

    • Written by from Larchmont

    I just purchased a new 5K iMac, and opted for the keyboard with a numeric keypad (I'm a motion graphics artist and I use the extra keys regularly in my work). I was extremely disappointed to realize that this keyboard wasn't wireless upon unboxing my new machine. It really tarnished the whole experience.

    I came back to the online store to make sure this wasn't some kind of a terrible mistake. Apparently people have been complaining about this for more than 4 years?! Unbelievable. You can put a zillion pixels on my screen but you can't put batteries in my keyboard? Pathetic.

    I'm buying the smaller wireless version tomorrow, I'd rather remap my hotkeys and suffer a loss of productivity than look at this thing. Good grief.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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