• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard lost it's 'snappiness' after about 18 months!

    • Written by from Pointe-Claire

    I was shocked that after 18 months, the nice feeling you get from a key when you press it and it rebounds was gone! On my keyboard, the space and Mac keys both don't spring back anymore. Shame, cuz it's otherwise an amazing keyboard!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What's up with F13-F19 keys?

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    There appears to be no way to assign anything to these keys using Keyboard preferences. Apple support acknowledged that to be the case after spending about 45 minutes on the phone while they tried to figure it out. The keys do at least look impressive!

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with older hardware

    • Written by from Holbrook

    Oddly enough, this keyboard does not allow boot options with my older Mac Mini. Holding down the option key, c key, or firmware boot does nothing. I needed to purchase an old keyboard and swap it out whenever I wish to boot with options. Otherwise, the keyboard will work once the system has already been booted.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent touch, too much metal

    • Written by from Boulder

    I love this keyboard ergonomically - fantastic tactile feedback, low-impact keys, optimal spacing, etc. There is none better, and it feels much more grounded and solid than the iMac wireless keyboard.

    BUT...it is ***quite*** wide and the right edge is rather sharp metal. What that means in practice is that my right (mouse) hand is constantly abraded by that metal edge. To clear it while using the mouse I have to extend my arm farther to the right than is comfortable or ergonomically sound. What happens in practice is that I keep banging against that edge in the course of a day and causing low-grade irritation to my hand. Not pleasant.

    There should be a version of this keyboard that eliminates the side numeric keypad. I use that thing once a week at the most and it extends the width of the keyboard by 2+ inches. Get rid of that, knock $10 off the price for that version, and this would be a perfect product.

    OR put some kind of padding or bumper on that sharp edge. It looks nice and clean now, but I don't like being a fashion victim.

    9 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost The Best

    • Written by from Homestead

    I have been using Apple keyboards for almost 20 years. This is the best, by far. Smooth, fluid and simple, effortless keystrokes at a twitch of the finger, BUT...the decision to make the "extended" keyboard, only in a wired option really stinks. I would really like to see a wireless extended keyboard.

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac keyboard

    • Written by from North York

    I really love my keyboard but hate that it is wired. I need the numeric functions, does make make the full alpha numeric keyboard in a wireless version and if not WHY?

    Just purchased a trackpad as well and love that too...

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    major Carpal Tunnel syndrome

    • Written by from New York

    This keyboard is beautiful, definitely one of the best-looking products Apple has made.

    But I am having really bad Carpal Tunnel syndrome with my left wrist.
    I wonder if it's because everything is lower and a bit narrower that my hands, esp. my left hand has to bend as it's typing, thus the carpal tunnel.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Benign Neglect

    • Written by from Anthem

    A keyboard with a numeric keypad seems like a core element of a power user's system. Apple seems to have relegated these users to the first-generation archaic users group by choosing not to release a wireless version of this keyboard. Maybe Apple's marginal profit position does not support the return on investment for bluetooth product development of this item.

    60 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to the perfect keyboard

    • Written by from Calgary

    I needed a keyboard for my MacBook and even though I really wanted a bluetooth keyboard, like the one that came with my iMac, I also really needed a numeric keypad do do my work. Apparently I can't have both. I feel like I had to settle when I bought this keyboard. I've never felt that way with any other apple product.

    Apple, what is stoping you from making a wireless keyboard WITH a numeric keypad?

    Also, the USB extension cable that is provided with this keyboard has a serious design flaw. The female end of the cable has a "nub" to help hold the male end of a USB device. Unfortunately this "nub" is a little too large and actually makes it difficult to insert a male USB connector, and even harder to remove it. In fact I actually broke a USB stick trying to pull it out! I had to wedge a paper clip into the female end of the extension cord to pry the broken USB stick out!

    The keyboard is nice (despite the antiquated cord) but that USB extension cable went straight into the garbage.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Bar

    • Written by from Alberton

    I replaced my wonderful wireless keyboard with this full size one because I needed the numeric keypad for data entry. I was surprised that the space bar was so loud, and actually has a different feel from all the other letters and numbers. I called Apple to inquire about a replacement, as I assumed this was a defect. I was surprised to find out it is not a defect, they are all that way. What? I don't see the purpose. The noise it makes is a very irritating, but hopefully I'll get used to it, since other than that I do like the keyboard.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AppF Keys

    • Written by from San Juan

    i wish it had the separation between the Function Keys. Otherwise it feels great.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard BUT ...

    • Written by from Greenville

    Overall, this keyboard is great. However, I am constantly getting shocked from the aluminum. It gets very dry here in the winter and I think that contributes to it. I prefer the old school keyboard to this one.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel; needs wireless

    • Written by from BLACKHEATH

    Pros need full size arrow keys and page up/down. But cables are ugly. Right now Apple only has compromises to offer you. Where is my wireless version?

    All that said, both this and the little wireless sister are the nicest keyboards I've typed on.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost....Very Very Noisy Space Bar!

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    The keyboard is really nice. The keys have a great feel to them, they are the right size, it's easy to clean, and it looks fantastic. I read another review that said the USB ports wouldn't work with an iPod, but it certainly works with mine. I've also plugged in digital cameras with no problem.

    I have two complaints though. First, the USB ports are hidden underneath. It gives the keyboard a clean look, but you have to tilt it on end to access the USB port. Why not something easier to access?

    The USB location I can live with, but my biggest complaint is that the space bar is very very loud. Really loud! All the other keys are nice an quiet, but that space bar is unbelievable. If I get up before my wife she can't hear me typing on the other keys, but when I hit the space bar it's loud enough to get her up. I went to an Apple retail store to try and exchange it, but they opened up a brand new keyboard and it was just as loud. It's like it's missing some padding or shock absorbing material underneath. I see this as a design flaw that Apple should correct.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the wireless version?

    • Written by from Concord

    I own and love this keyboard except for one small technicality. It only connects via USB thus cluttering my desk with an extra unnecessary wire and occupying one the four USB connections on my iMac. The wireless keyboard Apple offers is totally useless for anyone who needs a ten-key for work or personal reasons. Why doesn’t Apple offer a wireless version of this keyboard like they did in the past for former keyboard models? Puzzled Apple fan.

    49 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but not great

    • Written by from laval

    My wireless keyboard came by default with my new iMac 27in system. I like the quality and fell of the keyboard. Its design is also beautiful. However its main drawback is that people like me, software developers, the keyboard is much too small, is missing page up/down buttons, and the location of the CONTROL key is just painful to use. CONTROL i s more frequently used than FN so I would have place it in the current location of FN, that way one can use the left hand pinky to easily reach CTRL-A CTRL-something combinations without doing a Houdini with the fingers.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, however...

    • Written by from DENVER

    I do like this keyboard with the one exception of its non-ergonomic style. I have used the ergonomic keyboards on PC's before changing over to Mac and they are much friendlier on the hands and wrists.

    38 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking!

    • Written by from Denver

    I have no problem with the key feel or ergonomics of this keyboard. My problem is that everytime I use it I get a static discharge, and not a small one. I don't know if this caused any problems with my computer (hope not), but it got irritating enough that I had to stop using it and I got an old plastic apple keyboard. I would love to get a wireless keyboard, but I have to have the numeric keyboard on the right, and Apple does not make one like that.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from Westford

    Well, i was very excited to get this keyboard because i spilled water on my old one. The thing that i was most looking forward to was the "USB 2.0" ports...which i thought i could charge/sync my ipod touch with, but i get a low power notice. Its a great keyboard itself, but the false advertising dissapoints me.

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from Fresno

    PROS: Keyboard

    CONS: USB extension cable. WARNING - for Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad ONLY !

    A sort of proprietary USB 2.0 connection that will not fit any other USB device or cable. As a result physical damage can occur if connected ( I damaged a cable itself and a 4 Gb drive due to this)

    Apple please provide an additional replacement and supply via store of extension cables alone. I will gladly pay to get a new one...

    Thank you

    19 of 23 people found this useful