• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Design, Impossible to clean without braking it.

    • Written by from LONDON

    Originally i had a wired keyboard which were very expensive within one week i cleaned it with a damp cloth, not even that wet just damp. then half the keys stopped working.

    i decided to buy another one and be careful when cleaning, this time i never cleaned it once, yet just now i dropped tear drop sized water on my new one by accident, and to no suprise broken again new keyboard broken x2

    this is a joke. i think a newspaper can handle water better than this keyboard.
    apple really need to sprt it out, maybe a little common sense like a waterproof layer under the keys maybe like what other keyboards a fifth of the price $5 do as a basic thing.

    oh well back to my old keyboard, i will never attempt to purchase an apple keyboard ever again two broken in two months with mear drips of water, your having a laugh this is a joke.

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboard

    • Written by from Markham

    It is amazing!!

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT KEYBOARD ADD TOUCH ID

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    I LOVE THIS KEYBOARD AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!! HOWEVER IT COULD BE MADE THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER MADE IF THEY ADDED THE TOUCH ID SENSOR IN THE IPHONE 5S TO IT SO THAT MAC USERS DONT NEED TO ENTER THEIR PASSWORD FOR EVERYTHING ON THE MAC!!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard

    • Written by from Tarzana

    Love the feel of it. Most comfortable keyboard I've ever used. After years of constant use works same as day I got it... Just don't spill coffee on it. It does not like liquids and will not recover after a spill.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 3 months

    • Written by from Napa

    Total POS. I have never had a keyboard go out on me in my 20+ years using computers. Stopped working in 3 months. I am done with Apple products starting in 2014.

    16 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard!

    • Written by from Niagara on the Lake

    I bought this keyboard back in 2007 with my original MacBook.

    Still works like it did on day one. Easy to clean, looks great.

    FANTASTIC to type on. The keys are perfectly spaced out so there's less errors when typing.

    Also charges your iPhone / iPod, IF your Mac has high-powered USB ports.

    There is no better keyboard for your Mac.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Repeatedly fail within a year.

    • Written by from Ipswich

    I have had 3 of these wired keyboards since purchasing my last iMac (MB420LL/A). Each one has failed completely in about a year or so.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard is problematic

    • Written by from Ellensburg

    One of these keyboards came with my iMac. I really liked it. However, one of the keys became dysfunctional. So, the keyboard was replaced under warranty. After using the replacement keyboard for a while; one of it's keys stopped working. So, I pulled out the old keyboard that came with my G3 and used it. Until today when some liquid got spilled on it. All of the bottom row of keys quit working from z-m. If I could get a replacement to the old G3 extended keyboard, I would do it.
    I am giving the keyboard 3 stars because I like the keyboard, it was fast and easy to use. However, I need a keyboard with built in USB ports and most of the Mac keyboards I've looked at do not have those ports on the newer keyboards and I really do not want to spend the money to get a keyboard identical to the ones that I had problems with.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard if Used Properly

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    After buying this keyboard for my iMac, I use nothing else. This is arguably the best keyboard I have ever used!

    The thin profile and heavy construction makes it a breeze to type on (much better than a squishy plastic keyboard) and also makes it easy to clean dirt out of. Kiss your air canister goodbye!

    The two USB ports are much easier to reach than the ones in the back of my iMac. And since the keyboard remains functional during a reboot, I can easily switch to Bootcamp Windows by simply holding down the Option key during the reboot cycle.

    The few negative reviews tend to be from people who abuse their keyboards. No matter what brand you buy, liquids and keyboards don't mix! Even a few lucky coffee drips seeping under a single key can short that key out. If you use your desk as a kitchen table and your keyboard as a napkin, steer clear. But if you can keep your workspace area free from drinks and spills, then you will have no problems with this keyboard.

    The other problems tend to occur when people overload the keyboard's USB ports. The keyboard's USB ports meant for small items like mice or memory sticks. Neither port will charge an iPad quickly, and if you plug in stuff that draws a lot of power (like a cheap external hard drive that lacks its own power cord) you'll end up tripping the keyboard's overload circuit. (When this happens, the whole keyboard will stop working until you unplug the keyboard and plug it back in again.) Move high-powered items to the USB ports on the back of the iMac where they belong and your keyboard won't power down on you.


    PROS:
    - The shallow, metal, low-stroke keyboard is fast to type on, has excellent firmness and is highly response. This keyboard is MUCH easier on the hands and wrists of carpel tunnel sufferers than your traditional $20 plastic keyboard.

    - The keyboard remains functional during a computer reboot, allowing you to easily switch to Bootcamp Windows by simply holding down the Option key during the reboot cycle.

    - Two (low power) USB2 ports on the sides of the keyboard allow for easy connecting of USB sticks, mice, etc. Way easier than fiddling around the back of my iMac!

    - The numeric keypad is vital for serious number crunching and spreadsheet work.

    - The keyboard comes with a USB extension cord, so you can have as much or as little cord as needed to reach your Mac.

    - The flat, open, spacious design makes it a snap to clean between the keys. Kiss your air canister goodbye!


    CONS:
    - The shallow keyboard is vulnerable to spills. And keys will short out if any liquid gets into them. DO NOT clean this keyboard with a wet cloth!! And if you're probe to spilling stuff on your keyboard, stick to the cheap plastic keyboards. They're less costly to replace anyway.

    - The side USB2 ports cannot handle heavy power loads. When plugged directly into a Mac, you can get a full 500 mA of power out of ONE of the keyboard's USB ports. The remaining port will only get 100 mA (enough power for mice and memory sticks though). Overloading the USB ports will trigger the keyboard's overload circuit and shut the whole thing down, requiring you to unplug the keyboard and plug it back in again.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure about the one-star reviews

    • Written by from Redmond

    I looked through the one-star reviews to see what the general consensus was and it was all about keys not working. I've had this keyboard that I'm typing on right now for over 2 years and it still works *perfectly*. I tend to think that the ones that don't work are the ones where food or drinks get spilled on them. I can't think of any other reason. I imagine that these are probably more sensitive than other keyboards just by the nature of how the switches work and the thinness of the overall profile. So, keep your work area clean and it should be just fine.

    As far as the quality of this keyboard: I love it. Easy to type on, quiet, and fast. The tactile feedback works, even with such a short and soft stroke. I rarely "miss" on this keyboard.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Apple Keyboard

    • Written by from Montreal

    Once you get used to this flat-keyed (low profile) keyboard, you never want to return to the older-style.

    The trouble is that the most-common keys start to lose their black ink imprinted on the lettering, and the keys themselves seem to be "eroding". THe depth of the key is starting to get deeper and deeper, in terms of plastic loss.

    At $ 55.00 plus taxes, I would have expected better!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but keys need to have a black key option.

    • Written by from Oakdale

    Great action and design of this keyboard. Love how fast I can type on it and how easy it is to carry around. One thing to note is that your hands aren't perfectly clean all of the time, so the white keys start to look very dirty and takes away completely from the beautiful look that Apple is striving for. Also, Macbooks have black keys, so if they wanted to keep a standard design/look, these keys should be black and maybe back lit.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really really good

    • Written by from Singapore

    I'm read the reviews, and still couldn't believe how good this keyboard is. It's so easy to press the keys, and the footprint is so tiny and slick. Best keyboard I've ever used!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Break... A lot...

    • Written by from Lake Forest Park

    Pros:
    * Looks great
    * Quiet, a very nice keyboard to use
    * USB ports

    CONS:
    * Gets dirty very quickly
    * THEY BREAK OFTEN (see below)

    I love this keyboard, it is easy to type on, fairly quiet, and just feels nice to use. On top of that it looks great. The problem is they break very easily and Apple does not even have the option to request support for them. At my office we have been through 3 of these, as well as one of the ones without the numeric keypad, and one bluetooth version as well. The issue is that keys just stop working without explanation. Apple offers trouble shooting on their website, but it is never the case that it is a software problem, and their solution is "replace it". Which gets costly when these run $50 each. We've spent close to $250 on replacement keyboards in the past year, with no remorse from Apple whatsoever.

    I would love to say don't buy this product, but they are great while they last.

    (Please note that any punctuation in this review had to be inserted using the On-Screen keyboard functionality in OS X, as I've recently had another one of these keyboards break on me).

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars if I could. Worst keyboard ever.

    • Written by from Seattle

    My keyboard started out working just fine, then certain keys stopped working after a few days. Then the volume would go up uncontrollably and other shortcuts were activated through what must have been some sort of short in the wiring. Apple contested it wasn't covered through the warranty since its not the keyboard that came with my Mac. Eventually, when I did get a replacement, it did the exact same thing. I have since smashed it and ripped it apart to gain what little consolation could be gotten from removing such a horrible product from the world. No one else should have to suffer like this. I have since bought a $10 keyboard from Amazon that has worked perfectly and as advertised. Sometimes paying extra for the Apple name simply isn't worth it. Do not buy this product!

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't feel crisp anymore.

    • Written by from Wolfratshausen

    I bought about half a dozen of these keyboards in the past couple of years. (Different language versions, home and office use, multiple computers, etc.) I was always very happy with this keyboard and I found it unmatched in terms of build and typing quality. Unfortunately, with the latest instance I bought I totally miss the typical crisp feeling of the keys. Instead, they feel spongy and the drag for typing is much higher than it used to be. -- If you are used to the quality of the old keyboards, typing with the new one is a pain. -- Please, Apple, fix it!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple - listen to us...

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Please, somebody from Apple, for the love of all things Mac, get this message to Dan Riccio:

    The wired and wireless keyboards are great; but, in the words of Steve himself, they're not "insanely great." This is because they're not one and the same. The Mac NEEDS a new, FULL-SIZE bluetooth keyboard (preferably backlit, but not necessarily.) It may well prove to be your biggest-selling computer accessory! Doesn't it cause a few twitches that Logitech, LMP, Mobee and so many others constantly have to fill-in the massive gap in your own market with inferior solutions? I have read thousands (literally) of comments from people saying they would commit to paying $100 for one... PLEASE, either do your fans a solid or at least give us an explanation why it isn't possible.

    Thanks loads, and keep up the excellent work - your hardware has never been better!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from Hopedale

    I have already gone through two of these keyboards. First the left Shift key stops working, then others follow. It also makes this terrible noise when plugged in and not being used. Almost like a key is being constantly depressed when it isn't. I'm not rough on keyboards so there is no reason I should have gone through two so far.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Updated Keyboard doesn't fully function on OS X 10.5.8

    • Written by from Ocean View

    I should have read the fine print, the new keyboard sold on line doesn't fully function with my Mac. The increase volume control key takes me to widgets and the mute key does something else. I only had two choices of keyboards, this one, or the wireless. Since I had to replace two wireless keyboards in the last 4 years, I opted for this keyboard. It shipped really quickly, and I like the extended keyboard, just wish I knew that all the keys weren't going to function. My fault for not reading the specs. Just be warned if you have OS X 10.5.8, your $49 keyboard won't fully function.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor workmanship....x2

    • Written by from Billings

    got one with original purchase. one of the keys broke in about 2 weeks. problems getting the replacement sent...
    got replacement it qwuits.... finally figured out must be a short in the wire some where. i turned it upside downn while on hold with support, it started working.... i still want another . this is my office computer... i cant work with glitchy equipment... oh yea, i'm still on hold .
    i have a wireless now as backup... an $80.00 spare tire, but it has saved me twice
    i would have given it zero stars but it wouldnt let me

    13 of 17 people found this useful