• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    While only a 4 and not a 5

    • Written by from Oxford

    Lighed keyboard and this would be the best.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple aluminum keyboard

    • Written by

    i use this keyboard at school and on my aluminum mabook at home i like it but can live witout the keypad and if i get it it will be getting the keyadless one and use the upper one
    other then that love it

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Might be the best keyboard I've ever had

    • Written by from Roseville

    This just might be the best keyboard I've ever owned. Sleek and quiet. I keep forgetting there are two extra USB ports in it too. I just wish there was a wireless version of it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don't need a wrist rest...

    • Written by from Lakewood

    This is a great keyboard and the number pad is a necessity. The new Apple keyboards? No thank you. This keyboard is nicely laid out and has good action. The only flaw I can see is there is no way to put a wrist rest in front. This simply makes using the keyboard clumsy and awkward.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by from RANCHO CUCAMONGA

    Great keyboard, I love it, no problems at all, Great feel and makes typing a joy. Only reason why i don't rate it 5 starts is because there isn't anyway if you have the small one, you can't use the numbers up top as the numbers on the right, like you can't compensate. That kind of stinks
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    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely What All Keyboards Will Be Like In The Future

    • Written by from Riverside

    I have a PowerMac G5 Dual and was using one of those cheapo external USB Bluetooth adaptors in combination with a Rocketfish keyboard that I acquired from a coworker. After a night of too much red wine, I walked past my G5 tower and my leg caught the BT dongle and snapped it clear in half, beyond repair. Desperately in need to have my computer back up and running, I swore I'd get a wired solution for now until I had the time to get the correct Apple built-in BT card (and then still keep the wired keyboard as backup in case the batteries died, etc.). What an excuse to buy the latest Apple keyboard, right? I went to the local Best Buy since it was closer than the Apple store and I was fortunate enough that they only had the large keyboard since I was torn between the large and small. I then justified it further by stating if I ever got the built-in BT adaptor, I would have the small-form factor Apple BT keyboard anyway.

    Anyway, I LOVE the feel of this keyboard. I haven't had any of the "spacebar" issues that others have complained about. The keyboard feels very comfortable and natural to type on. I would never go back to the Rocketfish even though the Rocketfish technically has more features with a built-in cushioned wrist pad, etc. I think I just prefer Apple keyboards with Macs. I'm sick of having to guess which key will perform "command", "option", and "control" and always being wrong. The Windows key always bugs me too. The "wondering which key will eject the drive" bugs me. I think the simple design of the Apple keyboard wins out. From an aesthetic point of view, It totally compliments my 30-inch Cinemascreen and my Powermac tower too. And I have two extra USB ports too (even though they would not power my iPhone no matter what port I plugged them into). Ah well. Fix that issue and add some backlighting (it's a wired keyboard after all), and you have a five-star product instead of the current four stars I'm giving it.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent keyboard

    • Written by from MAGNOLIA

    with the numeric keypad it becomes very cable, in addition to being beautiful. the keys are much easier to type on than the old tall-profile keyboards, and even easier than my fall 2009 macbook pro. the only problem is that it is too low to be kept on a bare desk - my hands seem to be in an awkward position. i remedied this by placing a mousepad underneath, and now it is perfect. :-D

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless version pleeeese....

    • Written by from Dundrum

    Great keyboard; if only there were a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Waiting for the next step...

    • Written by from LEXINGTON

    I have been using this keyboard now for 6 months and from the day I got it I loved it BUT I'd upgrade in a New York minute if I could just find a comparable illuminated keyboard.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    I found this particular keyboard to be great. The slimness of the keys allows for easy movement across the board and the addition of the numberpad allows for easy mathematical calculations. My only complaint is that there isn't a wireless keyboard with a numberpad.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard.

    • Written by from Erie

    I've been using this keyboard for just under 2 yrs. My typing skills are lousy. But the feel and design of this keyboard is nice. It has a small footprint, and the spacing between the keys makes typing on it easier. If Apple made this keyboard in a Bluetooth wireless version, I would own it tomorrow.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Keyboard but...

    • Written by from Sherman

    This is a wonderful keyboard and I just love it but I would like Apple to make a wireless one with the numeric keypad

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works

    • Written by from South Williamsport

    Works nicely with auto hotkey and windows vista and windows 7. Using it to replace my gaming keyboard because it takes up less space and just looks freaking slick. Only complaint is there is no driver from apple to make it work with a windows pc native. But auto hotkey fixes this for the most part by mapping the keys to w/e functions you want.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing too exciting, but no doubt Solid

    • Written by from Natick

    USB ports and a keypad were a must have, and in Apple's lineup, this is the only option and its up to the task. If they were to make a bluetooth wireless version w/KP they would have to ditch the USB ports. Easy to type quickly. I don't like how I can't use F13/F14 to adjust the iMac screen brightness (by default) anymore. Nothing really innovative, its a keyboard that works quite well, yes you may like some 3rd party ones better, but this ones good enough to keep me happy.

    My only real gripe (which I didn't deduct for) is that my "N" key was smudged during Apples printing and a streak runs along the whole key and somehow this slipped by Apple's QC dept. Hopefully they will send out a new one, its a bit of an eyesore with such an otherwise great looking keyboard.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Calgary

    This is an excellent keyboard. My only 2 regrets are:

    - No wireless keyboard with numeric keypad available

    - No keyboard with extended characters printed on the keys available

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just another pretty face...

    • Written by from San Diego

    This keyboard does more than make people go "Ooooooh!" I was able to "test drive" this keyboard for a week about a year ago an fell in love with it after about an hour of use. I'm no speed typist, but adjusting to the lower profile made typing easier. As a PC user it's refreshing to have something that so slim compared to most standard factory issued keyboards. After my brief trial I switched back to my conventional keyboard and was quickly disappointed by how clunky it felt. Most importantly, however, I noticed that I was experiencing increased amounts of discomfort in my wrist, which eventually became quite severe, especially after a particularly busy summer. I made the decision to switch to Mac keyboard and over the course of a week my pain lessened considerably and now, two months later, I am pain free and as comfortable as ever.
    There is a downside to using this on a PC, however, as some of my more frequently used keyboard shortcuts don't translate, but this is more an issue of me learning to use it properly than Apple not providing these features. It's a slight learning curve, but shouldn't be enough to deter anyone looking to make the switch. Help can easily be found on-line for users facing the same issue.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard but want Wireless

    • Written by from VICTORIA

    Great Keyboard, i bought one for all my computers, PC and Mac's in the studio, love them so much but wish i could have a wireless option with numeric keypad, the wireless options are useless to me with out the keypad so i sent it back and bought another wired keyboard with numeric keypad. In the Audio recording i need the options of markers and edits and having the keypad makes that much simpler.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it.

    • Written by from Logan

    Overall this is a slick keyboard. Though the keys require a firm stroke, no more force is required than with any other keyboard, and the typing feels nice. Wireless and back lit keys would be a sweet option for this keyboard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    • Written by from Bloomington

    Pros:
    I love the slim profile of the keyboard and the aluminum structure.
    It takes up way less desk space.

    Cons:
    You really have to strike the keys firmly to make sure they register.
    I would like to the keys back lit for night typing.
    The full size keyboard needs to be wireless.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard but Wireless option is a MUST

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I love the feel of the keys, but am disappointed that the large keyboard isn't available in a wireless version.

    48 of 54 people found this useful