• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but not perfect

    • Written by from Campbell

    It's very comfortable to type on, specially that you won't need to work your fingers too much - I guess that helps preventing micro trauma quite a bit. But the fact that the first row containing the function keys is right next to the rest of the keys makes it very difficult for me to locate the digit keys easily.

    I usually type with the keyboard tray retracted all the way in and seldom see the keys. Once I get the home keys F and J, I can easily find the alphabet keys, but locating the correct digit key on the top row is usually a bit of a hassle for me. If the function keys had a little bit of a distance from the rest of the keys, it would've been easier for me to locate them.

    Same goes for the numeric keypad and the top row of function keys.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, why is there no wireless version?

    • Written by from Ooltewah

    I effing love this keyboard. It's so easy to use, but seriously, why do we have to choose between having a complete keyboard and having wireless? MAKE A WIRELESS VERSION ALREADY. There are enough people asking for it.
    I'm a PC girl, and I would still go out and buy the wireless version of this even though I already have the wired one.

    The cord is rather short, even with the extender. Once again, problem solved by wireless version.

    137 of 148 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, lightweight keyboard

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Keys are responsive and comfortable for typing emails, documents, etc... It's incredibly lightweight and takes up little space on a desk and the USB cord is long enough to be used in the lap/lap desk if needed. My only gripe is with the spacebar and I've seen other reviews about this issue as well so I guess it's just something to deal with but the spacebar makes a WEIRD noise depending on where you strike it. Seems to get better with each use though so it could be an issue that improves over time. Overall, it's great but I can't give it 5 stars due to the spacebar and also the fact that the bottom is rather sticky, meaning it can't be easily moved across a surface; you have to pick the whole thing up.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, but why not Wireless?!

    • Written by from FARNHAM

    It is the best keyboard I have used. It is quiet, the keys are perfectly spaced and great to type on - the speed and accuracy with which I type has increased immediately simply because of the keyboard. It also looks great.

    BUT. Why on earth is it not wireless? They layout and numeric pad are so perfect, that surely it would not take much to create a wireless version! It would sell. people would buy it. So make it! There are millions of people out there who do need to be able to input numbers rapidly into their macs, and it is a shame that there is not a version of this keyboard in wireless. Show your customers that you listen to their suggestions, and please bring out a wireless version!

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be standard with iMac

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I love it! Low profile keys took some getting-used-to, but my fingers are flying over those babies now, mostly typo-free. I use the extra USB ports daily for a flash drive. It's easier than reaching behind my iMac monitor.

    My beefs:
    1. It should be bluetooth (even if that means sacrificing the USB ports).
    2. It should be included with a new iMac.

    It really bugs me that my new iMac came with a keyboard minus number pad. I find the number pad essential for everyday use. I'm just a regular guy, not a financial professional. Makes sense to chop if off of a laptop. Laptops travel, so they need to be frugal on space & weight. I didn't buy a laptop. I bought a desktop. I also think the longer keyboard looks better under the widescreen iMac. For the next version, I suggest concave keys and if wireless, the keyboard should be solar-powered, like the Logitech that I came extremely close to buying, until I found one of these for half price on craigslist.

    Bottom line: Great keyboard.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard ..... if only it was wireless

    • Written by from Somerville

    very good keyboard. but felt as if I was settling.

    would have gladly bought a wireless version if it was available.

    not sure why it is not

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    • Written by from Reidsville

    I got this keyboard and it kind of scared me. I plugged it into my computer and it didn't work. My mouse was plugged into a USB port on the keyboard and it didn't work either. I unplugged the included extension cable and plugged the keyboard directly into the keyboard and it worked! The extension cable works too! Don't know what happened. Works great now.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Durable and convenient

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Although the USB ports on this keyboard don't have enough power to charge your iPod or allow you to run your backup disk seamlessly, its great for thumbdrives and computer mice. This keyboard is surprisingly durable, the entire thing still works after I spilled a glass of water on it.

    In addition, its quiet no matter how hard you hit the keys and it significantly increased my typing speed!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard for gaming!

    • Written by from Athens

    I purchased this keyboard at a MicroCenter for 50$ a few weeks ago and I love it! Along with the college papers I've written with it I love to play World of Warcraft with it. The F keys go all the way across the top up to F 19. It's awesome to have extra hot keys. The home, end, page up, and page down don't seem to work like I remember them working on my old PCs. Aside from that little flaw I love the extra F keys and the over look and size of it. The extra USB port is cool too. A must have for WoW players that have Macs!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Important safety tip.

    • Written by from Biloxi

    This really is a great keyboard, but I do have to say there's one fatal flaw. Any other keyboard, if you spill something on it, at the very best you'll have sticky keys and at the worst it will stop working. With this keyboard, the aluminum face means that it is electrically conductive. And while as far as I know, the amperage is too low to be dangerous, having to replace an otherwise working keyboard because touching it gives you an unpleasant buzzing sensation isn't exactly fun. Definitely get a spill-proof cover for this one.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Grrr...

    • Written by from Toronto

    very good keyboard but the cord is too short

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to full sized wireless?

    • Written by from Clementon

    When I was at the Apple store today, I was puzzled by what I saw. A full sized wired keyboard. or a smaller wireless keyboard. I definitely do prefer the full sized keyboard since I do need the wireless option because my main computer is hooked up to a 65" screen in my room, not on a desk. I can't really work with a smaller keyboard, so I went with this. I really do need a wireless version of this fully extended keyboard, but otherwise this works fine and it great with all of its crisp clean strokes. It looks better than any other keyboard that I have used, and matches right up with my magic mouse. Glad it's not cheap plastic, full metal. Although it could have been a wireless full keyboard, I am still satisfied with this keyboard.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! ...except for the spacebar

    • Written by from Ferndale

    I really like this keyboard. Very simple to use and I like having the ten-key right there.

    The only problem I have is the spacebar. It seems like it's really loose and is very NOISY. Noisy to the point that I almost don't want to use it when other people are around. I had returned the first one I bought thinking it was a glitch with that individual piece, but it appears to be a common theme for this keyboard.

    Of course, anxiously waiting for a wireless version...

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing but with flaws

    • Written by from Grand Bay

    Love the function keys, design quality and feel. I can really fly on this thing! But it doesn't work with pre-OS selections like rEFlt or bios menus, despite the latest firmware upgrades. It's annoying to bring out another keyboard every time I reboot.

    The USB ports on the side are almost useless, they supply inefficient power to the connected devices, so they're only good for charging and thumb drives if you're lucky.

    Alas, its worth outweighs its faults, so I must suggest this product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it... but why not wireless?

    • Written by from Austin

    I use this keyboard with my Windows laptop at work. (I have the wireless version for my MBP.) With a key mapping utility, it works wonderfully and is one of the best keyboards I've ever used. My coworkers appreciate its quietness--I'm a keybanger, so I can also say that this keyboard is durable.

    My only complaint about the keyboard as designed is the weird delay needed to engage the Caps Lock.

    I would have paid $100 for a wireless one of these. Maybe more. Why, oh why, must I shackled with a wire just to get a numeric keypad?

    58 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    • Written by from Lexington

    Fabulous BUT..... don't discard the keyboard that came with your iMac. If you get into booting from CD or DVD trouble you just might have to hook up the original keyboard. Some keys on this keyboard don't work with the white iMac. Was my experience and others. Once you get things fixed you might be able to go back to this more fab Apple Keyboard.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Key Mistake

    • Written by from Austin

    Everything is wonderful about this keyboard except they moved some of the system control keys for no apparent reason. The disk eject and speaker volume was perfectly placed on the top right hand side of the old numeric keyboard. And the reverse, pause and forward keys rested perfectly over the other navigational keys.

    To double up function keys F7 thruF12 and disrupt the natural flow of so many applications that already use this space is stupid. I wonder which designer made this unfortunate choice. I wonder what consumer has F13 thru F19 programmed for anything.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why oh why not wireless?

    • Written by from Morristown

    Just purchased a new iMac and the lovely wireless keyboard that came with it does not have the usual attached keypad. Ok, I get it, maybe most folks don't use it. But to not even OFFER AN OPTION of this larger keyboard in wireless form? Seriously?

    The wired keyboard is great, except that it is WIRED. Why am I forced to go backwards, technology wise, due to Apple's apparent belief that the keypad isn't necessary? IT IS NECESSARY. Please provide a wireless version of this keyboard. PLEASE???? (It would be 5 stars except...it's WIRED)

    274 of 296 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, but Lacking Durability

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I really like this keyboard and enjoy using it more than other keyboards I've tried, but I got one drop of a drink under the space bar, and cleaning it with a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol damaged it to the point it is non-operational. I plan to buy another one, but it could be more durable to withstand such a tiny amount of moisture.

    40 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard

    • Written by from Davis

    I love the design of the new apple wireless keyboard with 1 huge exception. No 10 built-in 10 key..

    I do a LOT of data entry and a 10-key is essential: trying to use the numerical entry is difficult and frustrating.

    The separate 10 key that is available is an extra piece of equipment to deal with

    I look forward to a wireless keyboard that has the built-in 10 key.

    87 of 106 people found this useful