• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean and neat

    • Written by from Havre de Grace

    Best feeling keyboard i've used.Keys are smooth and have nice feel on your fingers Looks great and cleans up my desktop!

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective

    • Written by from Davis

    Nice design, but the one I rec'd slipped through Apple with defects. The Caps Lock key doesn't work. The volume control buttons activate Expose. Yes, I know, I should return/exchange.

    28 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What's up with F13-F19 keys?

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    There appears to be no way to assign anything to these keys using Keyboard preferences. Apple support acknowledged that to be the case after spending about 45 minutes on the phone while they tried to figure it out. The keys do at least look impressive!

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great touch and feel, lousy reliability

    • Written by from Cochrane

    As soon as I discovered this keyboard on buying an earlier iMac I fell in love with it, great touch and feel, good ergonomics and very nice aesthetics. So much so that I replaced most of my existing keyboards with this unit, all told I bought four. Looks like that may not have been the smartest decision.

    About six months ago the first failed. You'd plug it in and whenever you'd hit one of several keys it would keep on entering that character as if on steroids. Because it was was hooked up to a mac mini, used primarily by my kids, I ascribed it to hard use.

    When I brought it back to the Apple store I was informed that it was outside the one year warranty (by 2 weeks) and that therefore I was just out of luck. However, the fresh faced specialist did inform me that they had a repair service. Yup I'm going to pay someone to look at a $50 item, so I not so kindly informed them to recycle it.

    Be that as it may, number 2 failed a few weeks ago, this time it was even more catastrophic. All you had to do is plug it in and it went nuts, who knows what the offending key was, it made no difference, the unit was toast. Sadly this unit was harder to dismiss as it was in it was in my personal possession for its entire life and hard use was not the term that comes to mind.

    Summation, two out the four units have failed within a period of what ..... 2 to 4 years. I have "Mac" ADB extended keyboards that are 25 years old that and still work flawlessly, not to mention various Compaq, Micron and IBM keyboards of a similar vintage.

    Learning; this is the new Apple and not the old Mac, a company that does not stand behind its product. I guess that's what happens when you "out source" your production.

    56 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple keyboard

    • Written by from Winnepeg

    this is a cool and light weight keyboard that can be taken any where and be used with almost every computer

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT USB Hub

    • Written by from fullerton

    I love this keyboard because it makes connecting my devices easy through the keyboard rather than fooling around with reaching in back of my iMac. I highly recommend this to any desktop owner.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice tactile feedback, and works well.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Unlike the apple wireless peripherals, which in my experience tend to not work 100% or generate random input blips, the wired approach works every time. Apple have successfully made a product here with good tactile response and excellent typography on the keycaps. There was one small problem, with electrostatic discharge. Of course, the whole case of the keyboard being aluminum means that if you get a charge by walking around your office or whatever, you'll discharge it the moment you sit down again. But not to worry, I picked up an anti-static mat for about $16, a silicone shield to go over the keys for a few bucks and then all I needed was some cheap silicone glue for $6 and I could completely encase the aluminium chassis in silicone. Now I still have the great tactile response and full MacOS X key layout, with no electrostatic shocks. 5 stars!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with older hardware

    • Written by from Holbrook

    Oddly enough, this keyboard does not allow boot options with my older Mac Mini. Holding down the option key, c key, or firmware boot does nothing. I needed to purchase an old keyboard and swap it out whenever I wish to boot with options. Otherwise, the keyboard will work once the system has already been booted.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even spilling red wine on it...

    • Written by from Miami

    It still worked for about 2 months after the incident, actually it is still working but I am getting a new one since some keys are sticky but then again it works. Two suggestions for Apple, as many others have done, make the same version with the numeric Keypad but wireless and backlit keys would be very nice.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid if using a keyboard for more than 1 hour/day

    • Written by from New York

    After using this keyboard for a week (6 hours a day), my left thumb started hurting.
    It's very uncomfortable doing cmd-T, cmd-G etc. I know Apple puts design first,
    but keyboard is one thing where they should care about ergonomics at least a little.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Aurora

    I really like this keyboard, I've been using it for many many years now. I like how you don't have to cram your fingers down on each key like most desktop keyboards, it has the thin key design you see on laptops which I like.
    Many complain that it isn't wireless, but it comes with 2 USB ports on either side I plug my mouse in to. My only complaint is that when I upgraded to Lion, the icons printed on my function keys were inaccurate, as I have the older model specially made for Leopard. That's not really too much of an issue.
    Another thing is that the USB ports only have enough power to them to use my mouse in it; most flash drives or my iPhone claim there isn't enough power when I plug them in. Not really a big issue either, I still recommend this keyboard.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was wireless

    • Written by from Placentia

    My family just made the "switch" from PC to Mac. We love it, however, I am FORCED to use a PC for work. I bought this keyboard because I love the action while typing. HOWEVER, why not wireless? ugh. I would give me 5 stars if it was wireless. Other than that, is awesome and it works with a PC too.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Three Years Running

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    That's right, three years. I bought this keyboard in 2008 to use on my white MacBook and it's lived through two moves, a career change and a return to school.

    It's taken quite a beating because I used to carry it to work with me daily for several months, where I used it (ten hours a day, four days a week) while taking troubleshooting calls.

    Now as a student I write code in PHP and HTML5, and I use the keyboard constantly for that. Much more than I use the built-in keyboard on my MBP. Additionally, throughout all that time I have used it for near constant communication online, through Internet Messaging and Internet Relay Chat, as well as gaming (WASD or arrow key movement for the most part).

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovin' it

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I think I virtually like everything about it!
    To start, it has a very sleek look.
    The feel of typing on it is great
    I work a lot on MS Excel, so the combination of MS Excel installed under virtual machine + this keyboard = you can do financial modeling on your macbook as speedy as on your work laptop

    The only thing not that satisfactory is that it's not wireless, but the trade off is that the keyboard comes with 2 USB ports. So your net gain is an additional USB port!

    That being said, I still hope apple could make a wireless version of this amazing keyboard!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS TO HAVE WIRELESS OPTION

    • Written by from Miami

    I REALLY WISH THIS SPECIFIC MODEL CAME WIRELESS, WITH NUMERIC KEYPAD AND ALL, NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT. The attachment is cool for the wireless keyboard, BUT... on the ( current ) mac wireless keyboard the control, option, and command keys are smaller and the "fn" key is a pain to use. PLEASE APPLE CONSIDER THIS! Thank You!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    • Written by from Painted Post

    Nice keyboard, they should have made a wireless version.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever!

    • Written by from West palm beach

    Been using this keyboard for about 8 months or so and it is by far the best keyboard I've ever used! The low-profile is great and it has a solid, quality feel to it as I type. I love it!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well made

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Really flimsy - the wireless keypad that is included with the imac is better. Numeric keypad is great for excel, but otherwise not such a good product.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died with no warning

    • Written by from Beaver

    Worked a while, then, one day, with no warning it just went kaput.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but stinks

    • Written by from Hayden

    I've loved this keyboard (came w/ MacPro, 2008?) but spilled coffee on it. It then quit working, so I bought 2 more (one for another computer.) However, the plastic used to make the keys smells horrible and gives me a headache. I've had them 4 days and it's still strong.

    20 of 59 people found this useful