• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed!

    • Written by from Bel Air

    As a two-fingered typist, the new iMac keyboard was appealing to me as the space between the keys seemed larger than in other keyboards (a common source of typos for me). Thus, for $49, it was worth a shot.

    My first impressions was wow!- really small keyboard-can I type on this thing? The answer is a resounding yes, and better than on other keyboards I have tried. My error rate is way down, the keys are quiet and very comfortable, and it takes up virtually no room on my desk.

    I have not tried the upgraded software, as the keyboard works just fine without it. All my function key shortcuts worked without a problem, so I have to give this a very strong thumbs-up.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by from SHREVEPORT

    This is a great keyboard. I have to have numeric for work and it is very easy to use like every apple product. No other keyboard can compare.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - brilliant

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    This is the best keyboard I've ever typed on, and I've been typing on Mac keyboards all day long for the past 25 years - literally. It's even better than the previous model, the "pro" keyboard was bad; that thing was absolutely unusable (so I used a MacAlly iKey).

    This keyboard has the side effect of making the transition to typing on a MacBook Pro keyboard seamless; it used to be hard not to make mistakes all the time after typing on a keyboard with the normal amount of travel.

    I wish they made a wireless version with a 10-key pad.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but flawed.

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    The keyboard itself is brilliant- a great size and very nice to type on. However, the cable is too short and the USB ports on the back are NOT a real USB hub. You can only really use a low-power device like a mouse with it and usually only one at a time.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars for Style...

    • Written by from Houston

    ...but minus 2 for not having a wireless keyboard WITH numeric keypad. It's kind of a given that this is what would satisfy the majority of users.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!! Just love it

    • Written by from toronto

    Sleek in design, really nice. Only if they made the keys in silver as-well.. white tends to get dirty fast.

    66 of 107 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.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT!!!!

    • Written by from New York

    Can't go back to any other keyboard! Not sure why they write the requirements are OS 10.6.8.. I've been using this keyboard since 2008 (Tiger). Anyway - perfect!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product - Very Durable

    • Written by from Elkhart

    Have had this keyboard for 4 years. Still like new. A very durable and nice keyboard. I've used mine in not the cleanest of atmospheres and it has kept on ticking. A great product for the price. Makes me wonder how those who have gave it such low ratings have used it.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic & Full Featured!

    • Written by from Villa Park

    I'm a professional photographer who's been a mac user for 15 years. This has been my favorite keyboard of all time.

    The low profile is a joy to type on. I love having the number keys and custom f keys which I use all the time. I also prefer a cable connected keyboard to a wireless any day. Who wants to change batteries every month? It's been nothing but a headache. I've been there.

    Unlike a prior review my iPhone 4 syncs beautifully over the USB 2.0 Ports on this keyboard with no 'low power' warnings or what have you. That may have to do with the power of the port the keyboard is actually plugged into. I'm using the new quad-core 27" iMac. I know that my 5 year old white 20" core due iMac has given me such low power warnings when plugging into that keyboard's USB port.

    I recommend this to anyone with a mac. I ordered mine as an election for my iMac but my wife wants me to order another one for her to use on our white iMac with the old style high profile keys.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Apple Keyboard w/Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from seattle

    I love the new apple keyboard. so thin my desk looks so uncluttered it's amazing. I don't mind the fact that it has a cord and find the numeric keypad very useful. I replaced my old iMac keyboard with it as soon as i got it and am now typing on it.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Waterproof?

    • Written by from Astoria

    I just spilled water in the keyboard at work and it's working like nothing happened! It was a lot of water. I'm quite impressed! :) YAY! Good stuff, I have this keyboard @ home and I'm happy as always. More now!

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly low profile and very smooth

    • Written by

    I love the 1/4 press keys and the ease of use, and I have had it for more than a year and still love it. I type at least 12 pages a day on this aluminum keyboard and i have never experienced any cramping and my tendinitis never flares up. I find myself wanting to take it to work because the win pc's that we have at work still use the full key bulky keyboards and I'm always getting cramps and my tendinitis is killing me.

    Until mac comes out with a keyboard that improves on this one i will never switch back.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Glen Allen

    I've been using this keyboard for just under 2 years and I've never had any problems. It's a great design ... very easy to use and very comfortable.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was loving it until...

    • Written by from Nanaimo

    Although it looks great, I was against this keyboard for a long time. I picked one up anyways and once I got used to it I fell in love with it. However, after only 4 months it started going haywire and causing glitches in programs before completely shutting down. I thought it was my iMac that was dying because I couldn't see how a keyboard could cause so many frightening problems (screen flashes, apps randomly opening and closing, full freezing...). Thankfully, I switched back to the old white plastic keyboard and everything worked fine. Needless to say, I am taking this back. Hopefully, I can find the receipt and swap it out. I am on the fence about replacing it otherwise. Maybe I just got a bunk one. In any case, I am disappointed.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Loads of Data Input

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'm a therapist and I have to write so many progress notes, I swear I spend more time with my keyboard than I do with my actual clients! Literally, I spend nearly 3-4 hours a day typing. I bought this keyboard spur-of-the-moment after getting tired of my old keyboard's buttons sticking, and having to pound them to get each letter on the screen. This was the best instantaneous purchase I've ever made. The low-set keys require much less finger-lift and barely any pressure at all. I'm not really pushing the keys, but simply allowing my fingers to fall on the key pads. Had I know this would have made my typing so much easier and quicker, I would have bought it the day it came out. The 'complaints' about this keyboard in other reviews are technical and extraneous. If you're looking for something that makes typing a breeze, then this is definitely it.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this keyboard! No debate, just get it!

    • Written by from Stoney Creek

    I recently started a new design job and had the old "push key" keyboard. Not only were some of the keys sticking but it looked dirty and was impossible to clean! I insisted I get this new one and it was worth asking for! It's sleek, SO very easy to type on — it's like gliding! — quiet and so slim it takes hardly any space. I actually like typing more now!

    Only con is that like the MacBook Pro's casing, the anodized aluminum smudges easily, BUT unlike any other keyboard, this one is actually EASY to clean. All you need is a shammy cloth. Then again it looks so darn nice, you won't want it dirty!

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I want it BLACK!!!

    • Written by from Roma

    Why don't you plan to make a BLACK Apple Keyboard?

    This is one of the most astounding keyboards on the planet, great feeling, amazing typing speed. But the white version becomes quickly dirty, a BLACK version would be a great improvement, a great look for sure!!!

    Make a black keyboard, please!!! :-)

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    usb 2.0?

    • Written by from Dayton

    The feel of the keys is great, but the usb ports are completely useless. I get an "underpowered" warning when I try to use my sandisk flash drive. This is the same flash drive that worked fine on my old wired keyboard with usb 1.1.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    May not work with your KVM

    • Written by from Scotts Valley

    Sexy and nice feeling keyboard. However, I was unable to get it to work with my KVM switch (Iogear MiniView Micro USB PLUS).

    29 of 34 people found this useful