• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed USB ports

    • Written by from Barrô AGD

    The Apple keyboard is a superb product except for the USB ports: they're underneath the keyboard so you cannot connect a larger pen disc. The USB slot should be located much closer to the edge of the keyboard, or on the back, as in previous keyboards.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible!

    • Written by from Lindsay

    Flat, slightly slanted keyboard, responsive lightening-fast keys, absolutely SILENT performance! Smooth operation, lots of function keys placed in useful and convenient positions. Easily useable with my gel wrist support. Able to type faster and more accurately than ever. WOW!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the BEST

    • Written by from North Canton

    I got a new iMac at work 7 months ago and it came with this newer version keyboard. It took a few days to get used to, but I absolutely LOVE IT! I'm a graphic designer and have no problem with the design. In fact, I type faster. I have an older iMac at home with the white keyboard and will order this new design for home. The older style takes more "finger punch." I think it must be similar to the feeling Liberaci must have had when he practiced with weights on his fingers and then, when removed, his fingers seemed weightless and just flew over the piano keys. I have worked as a full-time graphics person for over 20 years and have no carpel tunnel problems. For those with problems with the tilt of this keyboard, you may want to look at the height of your keyboard in relationship to the degree of bend in your elbows.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    • Written by from Thomasville

    I have this keyboard at my house. Even though I use a Macbook instead of an iMac I still switch keyboards when at home. The only reason I'm giving this review 4/5 stars is because I think that Apple should incorporate the backlight technology into these keyboards! I would definitely buy another

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad in Bootcamp Vista

    • Written by from Eden Hills

    I've read a few reviews complaining that the numeric keypad doesn't work in Bootcamp because there is no "num-lock" key... All you have to do is navigate through windows' clumsy start menu to find the "on screen keyboard" and click on the num-lock key on that.

    With this little annoyance out of the way this keyboard is fantastic. I love the low profile keys because it feels the same as my macbook air keyboard.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST!!!

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    i have had this for two weeks now and the funny thing is i have a windows and it still works XD

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a GREAT Keyboard!!!

    • Written by from huntington

    I was very hesitant on purchasing this keyboard, but after much personal debate...I got it. And I have to say that I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED!!! I mean it's only a keyboard but it works great and I have had none of the problems that have been listed. Maybe beginners luck. It started out without any problems and I happen to like the 2 USB ports. I plugged my mouse into it and off I went.
    If you're debating between this keyboard and another, you should really give this one a try. It's also very comfortable if you have Carpal Tunnel due to the low profile of the unit.
    Maybe a lttle pricey for a keyboard, BUT WORTH EVERY PENNY!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS on MBP (early 2008 at least)

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    I have an early 2008 MBP (15", 2.4GHz) and it works fine. Haven't had trouble with any of the USB ports either. I usually use an external hard drive, iPod, flash drive or M-Audio keyboard with the keyboard USB slots and haven't had any problems with them.

    The only thing I'd change about it is that you need to use the Fn key to activate the F buttons. I'd prefer it if it were reversed so that you would have to hit the Fn key to change the settings such as brightness of the screen or sound level, etc. It's not that big of a deal; the only time I notice it is when I'm gaming, but you can usually reassign the key shortcuts.

    Other than that, it looks real nice, it's easy to clean and I really like the feel of the keys when I'm typing. In fact, my typing seems faster on it when compared to the PC type keyboard I'm using now, at work. I suppose that's a personal preference thing though, so other people might find it difficult to type on.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable

    • Written by from East Bethany

    I have tendonitis in my wrists from typing improperly for years. Because of the slim nature of the keyboard, it takes little pressure to type, and does not aggravate my tendonitis like the heavy, clunky keyboards on other computers.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from York

    I am a new MAC user and I must say this keyboard rocks.

    1. It is virtually quiet.
    2. The USB ports are a big plus.
    3. I like the size. Much smaller then what my DELL's was.
    4. I like the laptop style feel.

    Overall this is an amazing little keyboard that just brightens me day to use.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put: Amazing

    • Written by from Pomona

    Where to start? Short Stroke,Very Good Function Keys, Water Damage and it still works!!! :D First, It feels very good to the touch it's a short stroke touch, so its like the beautiful Apple Laptops. Second all the function keys are very useful, for example I have F13 program with this application to open iTunes. Third, the most amazing thing occurred, I had water spilled on it, the number pad, and Amazing it works 100% perfect, now my advice is not to spill water on it, but if you do, dry it, what i did was a little harsh but hit it softly against the mattress, then with a hair dryer dry the area front and back, in my case it worked Perfectly. Simply Amazing a Keyboard can do that. I LOVE this Keyboard, definitely buy it.

    P.S I Wouldn't write such a long review, if it wasn't good :D

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality, nice design

    • Written by from MÜNCHEN

    A beautiful design and it looks impressive on your desk. However, this is not a keyboard for serious work. you can push down a key beyond the touch point without seeing a response. This is unacceptable for a professional user. Especially the return key is a design error.
    if you hit this key on its vertical part or a bit off center you often see no response.
    The keyboard I bought also had one faulty key ("3") with a wobbling response, an unprecise touch point.
    Although I got used to the exrtremely short key hubs, a keyboard with short hub needs to have a precise, reliable touch point, and this keyboard is not precise enough. If you are trained and type fast, you will get annoyed very soon.

    34 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for hardcore users

    • Written by from Worcester

    It looks great and feels great but if you are going to use it for a long period of time, such as coding or gaming, I'd say don't buy it. IMO it's not ergonomic and on long usage you will quickly feel the strain on your fingers and wrist.
    But if you want to impress your friends or the hot date you managed to bring into your flat, it's the best :)
    Even getting a wrist rest won't help since the height of the keyboard is too low.

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great on a PC

    • Written by from Roswell

    I actually bought this to work on my Dell Dimension E520. Aside from no Number Lock, it actually works great on my Windows XP machine! I'll soon be purchasing the wireless version for my Dell Latitude D600. (Yall get the 5th star when you fix the number lock issue, though it's not logical that you would).

    59 of 103 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    F Keys set up backwards

    • Written by from Victoria

    I bought this keyboard because I could not get the old style Apple keyboard which I have used since they came out with it for the production typing that makes my living. I especially liked the old price of the old one, because when keys starting sticking at all or anything else even marginally malfunctioned, I had the pleasure of breaking out a new one always in reserve and experiencing, once again, that smooth as butter newness. With this model, on the other hand, priced at nearly double the old one (which is very hard to find now and pricey as well) and not plug-in programmed for my essential function keys, it took me a while to even want to figure it out. When I did download the software for the second time and get it to install, I found that the function keys still would not program to my specification UNTIL I checked the box in the system preferences Keyboard pane that says it selects the functions printed on the keys (not what I wanted). Once I did this, however, the system preferences allowed me in keyboard shortcuts to set up the F keys for the menu operations I have always used them for, i.e. to customize them. This appears to be the opposite of what the check box says it does, but, oh well, I am off and running with this now. Thought others might want to know this.

    The touch is different, but I find one advantage over the old one is that striking two keys at once when an edge is hit does not happen - these keys have to be struck squarely to register. The space bar is not as responsive, but I'll adjust my stroke for that eventually. Otherwise, I do think this design will likely facilitate increased speed once I get adjusted to it. Another plus on this new one, to be fair, is it is the first keyboard I can easily see the light on for the caps lock - I've actually searched for one that would have an audible tone or some other alert feature to keep me from having to retype strings of text when the caps lock was unintentionally left on.

    In the final analysis, however, I don't think a company should simply discontinue a mainstay product for many users. Maybe I was the only one, but I was buying 2-3 of the old style keyboards a year and quite happy with them. So, that's my two cents worth on the new Apple Keyboard.

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys in Perfect Pitch

    • Written by from Washington

    This may sound a bit silly, since this a $49 part of a $2000+ iMac G5, but I love it like no other keyboard I've ever used.

    I find I make fewer tpyos, er, typos and love the short travel of each key. With previous Apple keyboard (white), keys often got "stuck" or my fingers would seek out wrong key by accident. It had poor tactile feedback. This Al beauty approaches legendary quality of Thinkpad' keyboards.

    I wonder if this 'board works seamlessly with Tiger? I want to get one for my friend.

    Happy Typing...

    28 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good looking, bad feeling

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Frank Lloyd Wright's designs were infamously uncomfortable. Human comfort and function were sacrificed for beauty, particularly in his furniture. Aesthetically perfect, it was torture to sit in his chairs. Guests at parties would go home in agonizing pain, but still unable to shake the beauty in his design.

    If Wright had designed keyboards, they might be something like this.

    The new apple keyboards are a drastic change from the old white and translucent plastic that I'd been using for so long. A new metal casing combined with a completely flattened out look really is a far cry from the old keyboards, Still, it does fit somehow. In spite of everything, it is somehow very inviting, perhaps because so much of the keyboard is actually keys. The excess has been cut and you're left with the bare essentials.

    Aside from the aesthetic, I find it a little difficult to adjust to the new layout regarding audio control, dashboard, expose, eject, and brightness. The addition of the audio controls strikes me as slightly superfluous since you could control most audio/video programs on the Mac with your keyboard already, but since they old controls still function I see no real problem with this and if it makes life easier for some then kudos to apple.

    My one major problem is ergonomics. While I love the feel of the buttons and the height of the board, I've gotten used to being able to hold my hands in a fairly natural position while typing and find it difficult to type for an extended period (i.e. this review) with this keyboard. I would think that after all these years and with all of apples designs to make things simple and easy they'd finally come up with a standard ergonomic keyboard that fits into the apple family.

    So maybe some day apple's keyboards will be as friendly on your arms and hands as they are on your eyes, but until that day I recommend getting a third-party keyboard.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Owned

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    This is very easily the best keyboard that I have ever owned. There are no problems with it that I have experienced. It is actually thinner than you think that it will be, which is definitely a good thing. There are many programmable keys to customize your layout and its ergonomically sound. I have it set up with my Macbook and a bluetooth mighty mouse with a stand for the macbook, making my desktop setup complete. Thank you apple.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BUENO!!!

    • Written by from Whittier

    Overall it's a good keyboard. BUT I WISH THAT THE WIRELESS HAD THE NUMBER PAD ON THE RIGHT!!!! Some people use that thank you very much. That's my only nag. I would have gotten the wireless but i need the number pad so i got stuck with the wired. It's solid and types well. It take s a little getting used to from other mac keyboards (besides the Macbook). But that'll pass.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but junk. Keyboard worked for less than 9 months.

    • Written by from Ivins

    I bought one of these in July of 2013 and yesterday it failed. It's a wired usb keyboard for god sake, how tough can it be to make it last more than 8 months?

    How come there is no warranty information on this device? I had a similar issue with a wireless keyboard and it just started acting weird after about 6 months.

    18 of 22 people found this useful