• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not durable

    I bought this keyboard as I wanted the number pad on the side. I bought it in December 2016 and everything was working fine and I thought it was a great keyboard. It is now February 2017 and the caps key is stuck on and won't work anymore. I can't believe this only lasted 2 months. I would not recommend buying it as I have seen similar reviews about the same issue.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyboard Until It Stops Working

    I've had my Apple USB Keyboard with Numeric Keypad for 17 months. It worked great until yesterday when, inexplicably, the 'esc, tilde, tab, and caps lock' keys simultaneously stopped working. My wife has the same keyboard, which I plugged into my MacBook Pro to confirm that my computer was not the source of the problem . . . it wasn't. I tried all of the other tests suggested by online techies to no avail. So, now it appears that I have to go out and buy a new keyboard. I thought Apple products were engineered to last more than 17 months . . . not so, I guess.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks good feels good but does not last

    keys get really dIrty really fast so proper care Is requIred. whILe cleanINg my keyboard wIth a damp clothe some keys stopped workINg. so I got a new one. 6 months later same thINg happens. I guess you should never clean your apple keyboard

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifespan

    I'm sorry I have to join the negative club, as it's a very nice keyboard while it lasts. But I've had to replace one for all the reasons listed by others. Keys lose their spring, and just lie flat. They lose their electronic connectivity, and no longer function. They lie lopsided, and cue multiple strikes whenever touched. These things should not occur as they do, at the age of the product that they do (and without warranty support that lasts long enough; unless you're okay getting just one year of protected use from your product).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use one USB port

    The keyboard itself is nice; however falls short in 2 places.

    The 2 USB ports on the keyboard cannot be used together. I plugged my iphone to charge in one side and a wireless mouse on the other side the phone continuously vibrates or chimes and the mouse freezes. If I unplug either the other device works fine :(

    Cord is very short

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Nice form factor, really welcome having all the keys.
    But, a few disappointing points.
    Moving the fn key is a pain because on the laptop I had finally gotten used to it being bottom left. Now that is gone again.

    But the worst thing is the actual typing. 1 in 3 words, at least 1 letter will be mised. Makes you think you're typing wrongly, then you go bak and realise you DID hit the key, it just didn't respond. Looks like the macbook chiclet keyboard but is Nowhere near as good. The keys are wobbly and rattly and unresponsive.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts out intermittently...

    It will cut out every once in a while, which is pretty annoying.

    If it stops working on you, and unplugging it / plugging it back in, or reseting the PRAM on your machine doesn't fix it, try plugging it in to a powered USB hub that's connected to your computer. Worked for me.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina does recognize this keyboard

    Not even the latest 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina with El Capitan does recognize this keyboard in System Preferences - Keyboard - Change Keyboard Type and returns "Your keyboard cannot be identified.".

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just not reliable...

    Like so many others who have complained about this very thing, I too have had this keyboard get flakier and flakier until now it just doesn't work. It starts with you noticing it doesn't work and have to unplug it and plug it back in again. Over time that becomes more and more frequent and in the end the functionality is pretty much the same whether it's plugged in or not :-/.

    Now if this was a Bluetooth keyboard (with ALL of the existing keys) I'd be all over this. But everybody says that too, and nobody's listening...

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost connection all the time!

    After about 3 months use, the keyboard are having trouble connecting to the Macbook. I have to restart the computer do try repair. Please fix this problem. Thanks

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not gaming keyboard

    Keyboard looks amazing but if you are gamer will not last for long...

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    All show but NO GO!

    Looks good but don't start typing I've never needed to go back and fill the gaps in words this much with any other keyboard ever, it keeps missing letters. And whats with the home and end keys? Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but cable too short

    The keyboard works well, after all, a keyboard is pretty uncomplicated. However, when most keyboards ship with a 6ft long cable, Apple's is much shorter. Want to put your iMac on the tabletop and your keyboard in a sliding tray underneath? Forget it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to touch, pitty bout the keys!

    Not sure how others have fared with this keyboard, but I bought it to replace my worn out board on my G5.
    Ive had it about 4 weeks and already the A and E key are almost invisible. Yes the type is coming off. Just as well I can type and know where the keys are. Sorry, but that gives it a lower rating for me. The keyboard is way to young to be losing its letters.
    Careful Apple, your quality is starting to slip. Stop getting your stuff make in 3rd world countries!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good, but not for drink-around-desk lovers

    This keyboard provides nearly perfect feeling when typing and even looks diligent!
    But I would say, as a man who have just done cleaning the keyboard, you don't buy this keyboard unless you are 100% avoidable from spilling sticky drinks on it.
    It is nearly impossible to disassemble this keyboard, and REassembling disassembled keyboard is even worse than IMPOSSIBLE.

    I could've covered it with skin, but I couldn't find it at reasonable price. If you know one and planned to get this keyboard, make sure you buy key skin first.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible at boot with Mac Mini

    This keyboard is not supported by the current Mac Mini firmware.

    The keyboard options at boot ('C' for CD-ROM, 'Alt' for OS list, ...) with a Mac Mini (1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) do not work. Drivers render the keyboard functional during the booting process.

    The design of the keyboard is fantastic; however, if you're upgrading and you've got a Mac Mini, you might want to wait for the firmware update.

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but no wireless?

    This keyboard would be great wireless. The bluetooth wireless keyboard is too small and lacks the number pad and arrow buttons which I use all the time. The feel of the keys takes a bit to get used to but overall decent touch. Another great addition to these keyboards would be a backlight for use in dim light. I still prefer the touch/backlight of the Macbook Pro though. So until this keyboard becomes wireless, I won't be buying one. And when will Mac make a true ergo keyboard. The style on these are great but the ergonomics SUCKS!...I guess style wins over function.

    7 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Goes Stupid

    The good: Sleek design. One star or that.
    The bad: Apple goes Dell/HP in this design in that now they cater to complete morons who think that having "media buttons" is really slick. Only Dell & HP & such did that 8 years ago, Apple discovers it only now. Pathetic and stupid. F keys are assigned to silly iTunes functions, so when I need F9 in other applications, it skips a song in iTunes. If you're a serious user, get a serious keyboard like Lexington.

    17 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and feel, but spacebar and caps lock keys don't function well

    The space key often does not insert a space despite being hit vigorously. This is particularly true if you are typing fast. A real slam is sometimes (but not always) required - much harder than other keys. When typing fast the sound demonstrates the problem --- click click click click SLAM click click click click click SLAM (you get the point). This takes a lot of getting used to. Same for the caps lock key - sometimes a hit activates it, sometimes not. Very annoying. The feedback and feel of the keyboard is however outstanding. Great design and feel with one serious flaw.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor for male speedy typists

    If you've got typical male fingers -- wider than a lady's or child's -- and you are used to typing very fast (> 50wpm), you'll find this keyboard terribly unresponsive. You really have to pound on it to get the keys to register -- there is no tactile feedback.

    Also, the angle shown in the photo is very misleading. The keyboard lies almost completely flat. The rear has less than 1/2 inch rise. If you are used to even a slightly elevated keyboard, you'll have trouble getting used to this one.

    In short, the keyboard is too dainty, keys are closer together than the previous iMac keyboards, typing angle is uncomfortably flat, and the tactile response yields considerable uncertainty as to what you have typed.

    Fortunately, I still have my old iMacs, so I simply use an older, less elegant, but much more functional and superior keyboard with my new iMac.

    30 of 46 people found this useful