• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard...USB ports Pointless

    Bought this keyboard so I could have a desktop set up with my new 2015 MacBook. The keyboard itself looks great and is nice type on. The keys are laid out well and has all the apple fiction keys you would expect to find on a Mac keyboard. However the USB ports on the keyboard have so little power going to them that I can't even plug in a USB Flash key without getting the low power warning. As the new MacBook only has one usb-c port I would have thought that they would make its power output enough for the keyboard ports to be fit for purpose. Very disappointed.

    In a nutshell, if you are buying this keyboard to work with your new mabook, don't even think about being able to use the 2 USB ports!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac External Extended Wired Keyboards

    I have 3. The oldest, 2010, I use at work because the company supplied ones are nasty. Works perfectly. No2, 2014 lost a line of keys after 1 year, No 3, 2015, has just lost 3 numeric keys. Tried it on a different computer to no avail. I notice that the 'feel' of the newer ones is not as good as the 2010 version. I have been advised to take the failing ones to an Apple store, but at the price they are I really resent having to appeal to Apple to back products just out of warranty. I can buy a cheap and nasty keyboard that lasts for years, Apple ones, sleek, impressive and nice to use appear to be sub standard on the longevity test.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel but spotty reliability

    This keyboard is slim and feels great to type on. I prefer it to the wireless version because the design is a full-sized keyboard and I like having a separate numeric keypad and full-sized cursor and editing keys. Why Apple doesn't make a wireless version of this remains a mystery to me, particularly as the increased length would allow for the use of additional batteries and thus a longer life before needing to recharge. However, my biggest issue with this keyboard is that I've had two of them die on me for no apparent reason, the most recent one being barely a year old. Sometimes Macs will simply stop recognizing them. Some people have had luck by inserting a USB extension cable between the keyboard and the computer but that doesn't always work and shouldn't be required in any event. I do wish they'd work out the reliability of these as it's otherwise a great keyboard.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks just after your warranty ends

    I've bought this keyboard twice, and with both purchases, they've worked tremendously well, the best keyboard i've ever used. Unfortunately, it spoils just after a year of purchase, at least it did for me twice. Particularly the bottom left keys become unresponsive. Overall a great keyboard, but be willing to pay for a new one every year. I know I will be.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keypad does not work in PC mode

    I am using the Parallel software and have found that the keypad does not work in Excel when running in Windows.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad!

    Love the feel of the keyboard: I can type really quickly on it (much nicer than my Microsoft one).
    I wish it had two 'things' at the back to enable it to tilt, however. It would also mean that the mouse/keyboard cables don't catch underneath it. There can be quite a bit of wobble if this happens. Worst thing, though, is the very short length of the mouse cable. It twists incredibly easily and that, too, gets caught beneath the right side of the keyboard. The place where or near where - the cable goes into the mouse also easily sits on top of the rest of the cable, result no mouse. It only takes a moment to sit it on the desk again, but it's still a nuisance. Apart from that, though, really good.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nine keys stopped working.

    I am a power user and treat my equipment very well, unfortunately this keyboard had nine keys stop working. I have absolutely no idea why they stopped working. Anywho, I loved the keyboard so purchased a replacement which will hopefully last longer!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but also rubbish.

    This keyboard is good, when you're typing, however, it can all go wrong very quickly. For example, though most keyboard ain't that good with water, they'd at least work even a drip were to enter the keyboard. However, the Apple one doesn't even perform the most basics, like for example, typing, when a drip enters it.

    And once it goes wrong, that's it. You'd need a new one, which costs £40! For a replacement?! That's just ridiculous! There's a limit to charges!

    So overall, a good product, could be made better however.

    34 of 97 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until keys fall off

    This was a great keyboard until the keys started falling of randomly. I'm not talking about heavy usage just general home use.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    PROS: Keyboard

    CONS: USB extension cable. WARNING - for Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad ONLY !

    A sort of proprietary USB 2.0 connection that will not fit any other USB device or cable. As a result physical damage can occur if connected ( I damaged a cable itself and a 4 Gb drive due to this)

    Apple please provide an additional replacement and supply via store of extension cables alone. I will gladly pay to get a new one...

    Thank you

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (not fully working with 10.5.8)

    KeyBoard works overall, but the Delete keys can not be held down to perform continuous delete. You have to keep hitting the delete buttons, one letter at a time.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wot, no # key?!

    Someone somewhere wasn't thinking when they designed the UK version. Spent ages thinking I had gone crazy staring at the keyboard, searching in vain. There is a work round but you would think they would include # key which is so important to programmers before they started filling the spaces with random symbols such as §!

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    Much better feel than the old fullsize. However, the old fullsize was wireless/BT why not this one? Would have been great!

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    undocumented

    This keyboard is much better that on the Macbook Pro, but the 'documentation is worse than useless - misleading, vague and intended for other keyboards, as is Apple's online information. There are 19 function keys, but what the last 6 are for or how to program, them is probably buried under some rock. The placement of the keys is easier to use than other Apple keyboards, and having page up and down, home and end keys is a relief for a professional writer. These work differently in different programs, Wish I didn't have to get the Numeric Keypad with it, but nothing's perfect. There are third party keyboards designed like that - with the middle row of keys - for the Mac, but they all work differently and most vendors won't let you try them out.

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NICE AND MODERN KEYBOARD BUT THE USB PORTS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM

    Excellent keyboard, the keys have great and crisp feel,it has great design, but one of the reasons i bought this product was because apple told us it has 2 2.0 usb built in ports so i can plug in any device i want.
    You simply can´t plug any usb flash drive or an ipod, because the system tells you that the usb ports are low powered.
    So that´s a big disappointment for me, other than that, it´s all good!!

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    style and function

    I truly enjoy this keyboard but after a few months the "6^" key went nuts and randomly types sixes. The key "7&" has failed. I can't attest to the quality of this product as I can to my other Apple products. I don't have an Apple store locally and our Apple products seller here only warrants for 10 days. Maybe you'll have better luck than I did.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pet Peeves got the best of me...

    Overall good keyboard. I bought this keyboard because it was easier to type on. I previously had the old white wireless keyboard with numeric pad, but I was getting tired of all the typo's I was having because I have to put more effort into pressing the buttons down hard. And when time is an issue (which is always the case for me) and you need to type up a template or respond to an email quickly, it gets really annoying.

    So I bought this wired keyboard because of the numeric pad (I don't know why the aluminum wireless ones don't have 'em; very unprofessional) and the issue was resolved. I could type with speed and ease without the worry of typo's due to the actual keyboard. Better yet, I was super excited to have two USB inputs on either side of the keyboard. Hoping to use it for misc. electronic appliances (ie. both my blackberry and iPhone, IPod, Flash drives, etc.)

    But alas, the USB ports on the keyboard do not support power to any appliance plugged in through these slots and because of this it didn't recognize the plugged in device at all. Therefore, plugging my little gadgets through the USB ports on the keyboard was USELESS because everything draws power through the USB nowadays. That was a huge pet peeve for me because I lost an extra USB port on my iMac to support this keyboard. Hence, the loss of two stars (one for each USELESS USB port).

    I returned it and bought the bluetooth MacAlly keyboard with numeric pad.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Great

    The light weight, angle for the hands, and overall strength and flexibility of the full keyboard are really great. It could be so much better if it came in a Bluetooth, wireless model. Some applications, such as Logic Studio, work best with a full keyboard - meaning that there is a numeric keypad on the far right of the keyboard. While one can go in to the application and reprogram / redefine the keys to fit on the wireless keyboard in some fashion or another. That is a lot of pain-in-the-neck work just to get a wireless keyboard.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed USB ports

    The Apple keyboard is a superb product except for the USB ports: they're underneath the keyboard so you cannot connect a larger pen disc. The USB slot should be located much closer to the edge of the keyboard, or on the back, as in previous keyboards.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problematic keyboard not ergonomic, more ergonomic/customizable needed

    The keyboard looks slick and has nice USB ports on the side...

    However, it is too thin at the base - causes problems for folks with large hands. You have too extend and bend your wrist to be reach first and second row of the keys. In addition, the keys do not provide sufficient level of padding.

    The old Apple keyboard was much better.

    I hope Apple design folks introduce better and more ergonomic keyboard soon. It would be nice to have keyboard that is customizable extends for different size of folks - both horizontally and perhaps vertically with thicker base or option to add padding/layer under the base.

    7 of 7 people found this useful