• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch-typist-optimized

    • Written by from BOULDER

    If you're a hunt-and-peck typists or consider typing an aerobic exercise, this probably isn't the best keyboard for you. But if you like the idea of quiet operation, shallow key dip -- those qualities appreciated by many touch-typists, you couldn't ask for more. I've had this keyboard for ten months now and couldn't be happier. Far and away the best keyboard I've ever had.

    For those looking for the "NUM LOCK," it will come to life by simply pressing "FN" + "CLEAR". There's several programs that otherwise refuse recognize the numberpad input. If you're unfortunate enough to be running Windows and AutoCAD, this is essential.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    • Written by from North York

    This is my far the best keyboard I have ever owned. The two side USB ports are very handy for my constant USB Key plug ins and outs. The keyboard keys are very "soft" to press and it is extremely easy to type for prolonged periods of time without much fatigue, unlike other keyboards. One advise for this keyboard is to get a keyboard front pad where you can lay the bottom of your palms. It is much more comfortable that way.
    Thanks Apple for another great product.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Conowingo

    The only thing better would be to add backlighing like the MacBook pro's have built in.
    (And the Wireless KB could use a Number pad too)

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard Ever.

    • Written by from kalamazoo

    Had this keyboard for about 6 months now. works better than any keyboard i have ever used. Love it because of the number keypad

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    • Written by from Round Rock

    After using ergo keyboards with PCs for the past decade, transferring to a straight board was a bit scary due to my arthritis. However, they keys are easy to press but not too sensitive.
    Also, being an accountant, having a 10-key is extremely important. The placement of the function keys are a bit different but easy to get used to.
    The keyboard without the 10-key is similar to using a laptop.
    All-in-all, the full keyboard is a great investment.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    quiet keyboard

    • Written by from NORMAL

    the most striking thing about this keyboard, other than its good looks and its physical thickness is that it is SO quiet when typing. there is basically no sound, which is great if you have a computer in the corner of a shared bedroom. the roommate/spouse can sleep while you type. before, with the old keyboard, it was constant complaining "STOP TYPING--SHUT THAT STUPID THING OFF."

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    • Written by from Fairfax

    Honestly I have no idea why this keyboard doesn't come standard with every mac--I can't be the only one who thinks a numerical pad is crucial... can I?

    Besides the fact that I am a numeric-keypad conservationist, this keyboard types great (it does take a little getting used to initially) and feels good to your hands and wrists.

    Apple, this is your best keyboard. Please don't ever eliminate the numeric keypad!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, Great

    • Written by from VEJEN

    It could not be more easy to just go to the Apple store, buy it!
    Take it home, take it out of the box, and use it!
    Cant wait to get home and type on it, cause its simply AMAZING! Love it..

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Keyboard!

    • Written by from Brighton

    My oh my - this is one helluva keyboard. I can't stop running my hands over it – I've even typed up a page of complete nonsense because the feel is so satisfying. It's gorgeous, light, clean and slim. For those of us with a lightning-fast keystroke, it's a dream to have such a short depth of key. It's quiet, as well. Highly recommended. Thank you, Apple product designers, for making me feel so refined and elegant when I type my emails!

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    exceptional keyboard

    • Written by from Suttons Bay

    wow was that quick! ordered it, expecting it to take some time probably the fastest shipping that i have ever had from anyone. Friday placed the order Monday had the mouse and keyboard connected in seconds and using it by 1! what great shipping! for the mouse, works on any surface exceptionally well! and the keyboard is the nicest feel that is comparable to no other keyboard! thin, buttons feel exceptional, i think i am in love with apple for being so great! they have one style of keyboard and mouse that is perfect for any type of user were as Microsoft has a crazy amount of options to choose from and apple just 1 and it works perfectly! what a great addition to the desk space to have this keyboard. i would have liked to go wireless but also really like the forward delete and numeric keypad... apple- extend your accessories and find a way to make this wireless, but dont get me wrong the wire is not that bad it would just be nice...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by from Sofia

    I'm a programmer and I've been searching for a while for a good and easy to use keyboard. At first the Apple keyboard seemed too flat and uncomfortable but when I tried it - it's nothing like it! The large crispy keys speed up typing, the distance between the keys prevents typos and the bigger and easily reachable modifier keys make using key shortcuts easier than ever! Except that the elegant grid-like rectangular design makes the keyboard intuitive and easy to use without even looking at it. Another great product by Apple! Thank you!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect.

    • Written by from Boise

    Key placement, tactile feel, response, and esthetic look all perfect, A+ workmanship.

    I've used worse keyboards that cost more money. Perfect for the a minimalist's desk.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard Apple has ever made

    • Written by from Clearwater

    I've been using Macs since 1989 and the aluminum keyboard with numeric keypad is simply the best I've ever used. The feel is fast and sure. Typing is nearly effortless and key travel is short making speed typing a breeze. I have aluminum keyboards on both my business and home Macs and anything else now feels very clunky--like going back to a horse and buggy after driving a Ferrari.

    I seem to make far fewer mistakes on this keyboard, and there is no annoying key repeat problem like I saw frequently on the previous plastic keyboards. Some people pine for the good old days of "the barge", Apple's ultra-large keyboard common in the 90's before OS X came on the scene. It was a great keyboard, but the new aluminum blows it away, in my opinion. I also opt for the numeric keypad and frequently use it to enter numeric data while designing.

    The F7, 8 and 9 function keys allow instant control of iTunes without any additional software. Other function keys exist for brightness, widgets and sound volume. I work on my Macs at least 6-8 hours a day, and the new aluminum keyboards with numeric keypad make it easier and more fun than any other keyboard I've ever used. Way to go Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design

    • Written by from Dahlonega

    I bought this keyboard about three months ago at the Apple Store in Minnesota after much consideration. I'm pleased to say that I made a great decision buying this keyboard.
    Not only does this keyboard look great with it's ingenious design, but also flows and works fantastic with the thin key design that go down and pop-up with. My one complaint - although the available USB ports do work with the Apple Wired Mighty Mouse and other third-party mice it does not connect others devices such as Printers, iPods, and Cellphones.
    All in all, Great design and functional keyboard worth every penny. Apple, keep up the great work.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    hours and hours of school work gets to me, so i put my MBP on a stand and use this and the wired mighty mouse. i love this keyboard! i love the sensitivity of the keys (they're lighter than my MBP)and how easy it is to type fast and move around. the one bad thing is (as mentioned in other reviews) the caps lock seems to be harder to push than the rest of the keys, as well as the directional keys. but other than that i think it's great! i would definitely recommend it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from Saratoga

    This is a great keyboard.It came with my iMac. when I upgraded my iMac to the tower. I kept my original iMac keyboard because i like it so much better.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great.

    • Written by from Manhattan Beach

    I've got two. Like 'em a lot.

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard!!

    • Written by from Miami

    I had to replace my old Apple Keyboard after some of the keys stopped working. I was reluctant to buying this keyboard because it is so thin, and thought that I would have trouble typing on it...I was wrong. This keyboard is awesome, it's very easy to type on and looks easier to maintain if it gets dirty. Nice job Apple!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect typing tool!

    • Written by

    If you don't own this keyboard, then you should. Its sleek contemporary design is very attractive, but I think it's the best feeling keyboard I've ever laid hands on. My finger tips seriously brush against the keys like a comb in angel's hair.

    Go buy it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Indestructible, Superior Key Feel, Immune to Liquid Spills

    • Written by from Hughesville

    The touch and feel of the keys and keyboard are the best of any keyboard that I've ever used. Everyone in the family remarks about how good the touch and feel of the keyboard are.

    I spilled a full glass of orange juice directly on the keyboard, Held it under the kitchen sink faucet until the water ran clear. Set it on end on paper tiles for 30 minutes then propped each end with books over an air conditioning register, keyboard side down for an hour. Plugged it in and it worked great. No effect on the keys, no stickiness.

    Great for klutzes like me.

    41 of 43 people found this useful