• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS PRODUCT IS GARBAGE!

    • Written by from Olympia

    I bought this keyboard because the wireless keyboard by Apple does not have the numeric keypad to the right. It is a beautiful, sleek and sexy device, but its a case of all style and no substance. I had it 4 months and it failed. The USB ports are low powered which means you are relegated to jump drives or iPods. Basically, my MacBook Pro could no longer recognize the device. After reboots and testing on another MacBook, it was confirmed it the keyboard was dead as a door nail. Very frustrating!

    With the Apple name, it is assumed there is a sense of extreme quality and ease of use. However, I am incredibly disappointed in the failure of this device. I am truly gun shy now with Apple peripherals. I ended up buying a Logitech 750 Wireless Keyboard for MAC which is really nice.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing... again

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Second keyboard fail in less than a year.
    Comfy, quiet, fast, and I love the 'thin-ness'. But it just doesn't last. I can't say it's a battery hog, because it's not wireless. It just...dies.
    So not cool.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard fail

    • Written by from North Salt Lake

    Bought one, failed within 3 months. Little over a year later, the replacement is dead. Bought another, hopefully lasts longer.... I've had cheap Logitech and Microsoft keyboards last much longer. Serious quality issues.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why even bother with the usb ports?

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    What initially sold me on this keyboard was the built in usb ports. This would've allowed me to get rid of the hassle of plugging and unplugging usb devices from my mac. It seemed like a great deal, but of course there was a catch. The usb ports are "low-powered" usb ports, so things that you ordinarily connect and disconnect from your computer, such as a phone, iPod, camera, flash drive, etc., do not work through the usb ports on the keyboard. SERIOUSLY APPLE? The only thing i could get to work through the usb ports was a wired mouse, which is interesting since Apple does not currently sell a wired mouse. But that brings the question of why put two ports on the keyboard if the only thing that will work is a mouse? It's not like someone connects two mice to one computer.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 6 hours

    • Written by from Zurich

    The keyboard failed after only 6 hours. Wow.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ...not wireless?!

    • Written by from Larchmont

    I just purchased a new 5K iMac, and opted for the keyboard with a numeric keypad (I'm a motion graphics artist and I use the extra keys regularly in my work). I was extremely disappointed to realize that this keyboard wasn't wireless upon unboxing my new machine. It really tarnished the whole experience.

    I came back to the online store to make sure this wasn't some kind of a terrible mistake. Apparently people have been complaining about this for more than 4 years?! Unbelievable. You can put a zillion pixels on my screen but you can't put batteries in my keyboard? Pathetic.

    I'm buying the smaller wireless version tomorrow, I'd rather remap my hotkeys and suffer a loss of productivity than look at this thing. Good grief.

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Backlit

    • Written by from VISTA

    I don't understand why this Apple keyboard is not backlit. Someone in the design department did not put common sense.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it is bad

    • Written by from Longueuil

    The key rollover is so bad If you plan to play any game on your mac (such as minecraft) don't ever buy this thing you cant press more than 4 keys at the same time and it result in so much fruxtration in game. don't ever buy that thing. On the other hand for typing it's great!

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless--Unreliable

    • Written by from 中頭郡中城村

    I've had two of these keyboards fail so far this year. The second one lasted less that six months. I bought a mini with a fusion drive, so everything is open on my desktop in seconds, but then I spend two or three minutes trying to get this stupid keyboard to work. The latest problem is in the USB connector. It is cheap and flimsy and does't fit tightly. I was initially able to shift to different slots to finally get one to work, but today none of them worked. Fortunately, I had a wireless keyboard available and already set up. When the previous one failed, I couldn't log into my computer to set up the wireless keyboard, so I ended up borrowing a Windows keyboard from a colleague. I later found by testing the key function with a word processing program that some keys were producing two different characters with each keystroke. Complete junk. I bought this because I want the number pad and had had trouble on a regular basis with my wireless keyboards being able to connect on startup. I've been solely a Mac user for more than 20 years. I love the computers, but the peripherals are just increasingly bad.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have had 3 keyboard failures. All less than 2 yrs old, one less than one year. I've got a MS keyboard that's 15 years old and still works perfectly. For 50 bucks, I expected a lot more reliability. And no, they haven't been abused or drenched or anything beyond typing and the occasional wipe clean.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a miserable piece!

    • Written by from los angeles

    On my former PC, I had a Logitech keyboard that outlasted 2 computers -- six years! this miserable keyboard died after 9 months. NEVER wet or abused.

    I could not get into my iMac after restarting! Why? regardless of the state of the caps lock key, it was feeding ALL CAPS -- all the time. Whichg does NOT work with my all lower case master password.

    So I was DOWN!

    get something -- anything else!!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just had my second one of these die 12 months and one week after purchase

    • Written by from Clontarf

    I've bought two of these. The keyboard looks great but we just had the second one die. Still looks new but has stopped working. Very annoying, particularly as I bought the wired one so I wouldn't have a hassle with batteries running out. The batteries in the wireless probably would have lasted longer than this keyboard.
    Will now check legal rights and see if Apple will replace or repair.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard w/Numeric Keypad

    • Written by from Duluth

    I used to read these reviews and say "well that is not me" or "what a shame" but now I've been burned....my keyboard works fine but I have had my numeric key pad for exactly a year and today 3/28/14 it has gone bye bye...so sad...I love Apple products and this is the first product that has failed me...sadly disappointed.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard fail

    • Written by from Chicago

    The keyboard has lasted me less than a year. The space tab failed soon after I bought it and have been struggling with it since.

    19 of 23 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.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!

    • Written by from Gardnerville

    This apple keyboard crapped on me in less than 4 months. Worked when I went to bed, wouldn't work this morning. Poof, gone.

    What happened to putting out a quality product? Come on Apple, are you so focused on mobile devices that you're now blowing off us desktop users? Many of us have paid premium prices for many years for apple products which is what got you (apple) to where you are today, and you allow a piece of junk keyboard like this on the market?

    I'm typing this on a 10+ year old Dell keyboard I borrowed from my wife.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Springfield

    Beautiful but fragile. Better keep an extra on hand because you cannot clean them with a damp wet wipe. Never press too many keys at a time. The most rugged apple keyboard I've used is for a G4 (and older but they are not usb).

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They do not last long at all.

    • Written by from JOPLIN

    After only 6 months this keyboard stopped working. The space, m, j, y, 6 keys all stopped functioning for no reason. Nothing was ever spilled on the keyboard, and it even had a protective cover.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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 31 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.

    17 of 35 people found this useful