• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WORTH IT

    There are reviews on this product that trash how it's made. Saying that there are design flaws. I feel, now that I've had it for about a month now, that I couldn't do without this product. I agree that the keys can sometimes be a little disorienting at times because they are all flat and have no contour. I mean, even the MB's have contoured keys. However, since I do own a MB and cannot find a compatible ten key pad ANYWHERE, this keyboard is a must. I write music using notation software, and the ten key pad is necessary. That reason is enough to make me love this product, but I believe that if you need a small, sleek, and just want a 'futuristic' computer keyboard, THIS IS YOUR KEYBOARD!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally A Usable Keyboard!

    I had multiple strokes a couple of years back and it has been very difficult to type with a regular keyboard with raised keys. Apple's new slimline keyboard lets me type like I used to be able to. Thanks Apple!

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If only Apple's mice were this well designed.

    I gotta admit, I was a little skeptical to begin with, given the price tag for this jewel, but I'm seriously considering just buying one for my work Mac as well just so that I can have a great experience there too.

    Whoever said it in a review is right, you just touch these keys. No effort is needed to use this keyboard, just the lightest touch. It makes me want to write more, type more, keep using it. When has a keyboard ever given you that feeling?

    If only Apple would pay as much attention to their mice devices. The Mighty Mouse now looks so out of place next to this pristine wonder. Maybe they'll soon come out with a new wireless Mighty Mouse that matches and is as much of a breeze to use ... and that lets me right-click easily.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Walking on water for your fingers delight!!!

    The new Apple keyboard is the best input device design in the world. With keystrokes as smooth as wind over your skin and just as pleasing to the eye as the finger. A definite five star product!!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with PC

    I got this keyboard because I loved the light feeling of a laptop keyboard with a numpad. This keyboard delivers that very well. It works just fine with windows xp except for the multimedia buttons. As for the USB ports it is no different than what everyone else has experienced. I can use it to transfer files from my USB keys but not for my Ipod or anything else that requires power. If you are looking for a slim keyboard with a very light touch this is a great option.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Keybaord - Well Worth 49

    This usb keyboard is fantastic! I wish my iMac Retina had included this in the box instead of the BT keyboard which is tiny and cramped to type on, and totally nonfunctional to use all day for real work.

    Its surprisingly affordable for an apple add-on at 49. Great keys, great typing angle, and all metal! The keypad really is a necessary feature in my opinion. Of course since this keyboard in USB is has a cable (yikes!) and it seems this one should be backlit but its not.

    Even the solar keyboard from logitech is not backlit -- whats up with that?

    Ideally, Apple should allow an exchange with a new iMac - the tiny wireless one for this one imo.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great keyboard, but do your maintenance!

    This keyboard works wonderfully, but you do have to perform routine maintenance periodically in order for it to continue to work well. It is very responsive and actuators are made for years and years of use. I have had this keyboard for 4 years and it is still going strong with no signs of giving up anytime soon. But I do the maintenance to keep it working well.

    I know a few people who had problems with this keyboard version and the first question I would ask them is: How long has it been since you vacuumed out the keyboard. their answer: "huh.." Real Answer: You should vacuum out the keyboard every 3 months at a minimum. Take a small hand vac (with the computer turned off) and run it across the keys (not pressing the keys down) Reason: there are small cracks where dust, small hairs, etc. will fall into (just like any other keyboard) and you don't realize how much accumulates over the weeks but if you never vac your keyboard then the gunk just accumulates eventually being forced further and further into the mechanism until keys start to stick and then get stuck in an up or down position where pressing they key does nothing. question #2: Have you ever spilled water, soda, beer, etc on your keyboard. answer "yeah, but I wiped it off and plugged it in and it worked fine." duh, it worked fine because the liquid hadn't made it's ways to the mechanism. By continuing to use the keyboard you worked the liquid down further into the mechanism. the liquid then dried (if it was beer or soda) and left a compound that was detrimental to the mechanism and over time corroded that area of the components. Spill something on the keyboard? Flip it over immediately, place it on a towel and let it sit where there is good airflow for 24 hours (no less!) so the liquid can dry without you working it into the keyboard components. if you spilled too much or didn't turn it over immediately this may have no effect, but it's your best chance at saving the component. My computer won't recognize my keyboard. Is it plugged directly into the mac or into a hub. answer: a hub. if it's not a powered hub or doesn't have fully usb compliant hardware then it may not communicate all data through to the mac resulting in it being unidentifiable.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hooked to my PC at work...everyone is jealous.

    This is a beautiful keyboard. the super thin deisng seems to beldn into the desk, making it incredibly comfortable to use. As a tall person with large hands, I appreciate the increased "dead space" between each key. Additionally, the keyboard FEELS great under your fingers. The keys feel substantial, and the motion is very crisp. The low power USB ports are handy for mice, but most peripherals draw too much power to use with them.

    The short key travel is a bit of an adaptation, because it is slightly longer than a usual laptop keyboard. The motion feels crisp, but when you first switch over, your fingers want to press the keys to far, and I felt a little sore the first day till I got used to the motion. Now, I find that I can type considerably faster on this keyboard than any I have had before.

    Like all keyboards, there is a simple matter of comfort and preference, and this may not suit your tastes. But the construction is very solid, and the keyboard has a very high-quality feel to it, and definitely merits consideration, even for PC users.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsome Keyboard. Money well spent!

    I went through about half a dozen keyboards after purchasing my Mac Pro. I didn't care for the Apple one so tried models from Logitech, McAllay, Kensington, Matias and others. I kept going back to the Apple one despite my reservations because none of them were that much better for the money spent than the one that came with my computer. I was going to buy one of the Moshi Celesta keyboards, but just as I was gearing up to drop the $120 on one Apple released the new keyboard for $49! I thought wow $49? Really? How good could it be for $49? I decided what the heck..why not try one out and needless to say the search ended there. Not only is it an awesome keyboard (I absolutely love the look and feel) the price is an incredible bargain.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry Apple, please try again.

    Sorry but I think this keyboard is woefully bad. I'm returning it to the Apple Store today. I have 6 Macs in the house and love Apple products, but sometimes Apple designs things that are sexy and flashy but don't work well. Witness the "hockey puck" mouse. Ditto on the keyboard this one replaces. For those of us that like a responsive keyboard with a solid touch, this keyboard doesn't cut it at all. Typing on this keyboard is like typing on a laptop keyboard. Some people like that mushy feel; I don't. I'm reverting to my Matias keyboard with its more substantial, more solid, and springier feel. Sorry folks. I give this keyboard one star at best, and that's only because it looks so different.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but it has its problems

    I got my keyboard today, installed the required updates, but the Expose and dashboard keys still don't function. From what I've read, people are only being told to wait for the update.

    Other than that issue, the keyboard is great. It looks awesome and feels great to type on since I've grown used to the keyboard on my MacBook.

    Besides the update issue, its great. I just hope that Apple addresses the issue sometime soon.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad

    Very disappointed with this product. First 3 keyboards they changed at the store as they stopped working. Later I found out you have to use the extension usb cable and they work again. Today another one broke using a very dry damped cloth and cleaning keyboard upside down.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for touch typists

    I like the keyboard but the space bar is driving me nuts. Touch typists hit the space bar with the side of the thumb and that's just not a hard enough hit. I also find the keys spaced a little too close together. One more gripe,the keys are too pale. I complained about this two years ago when I bought the computer but I guess the folks at Apple prefer form over function.

    44 of 78 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Design!!!

    Wow, my old wireless keyboard broke today and I got this as a replacement. The design is really cool! The keys are great and it's so thin! The only downers are:

    1. The USB ports on the side ONLY support mice, not flash drives and iPod connectors.
    2. All the USB ports on my mac are full--the iPod dock takes up one, the usb connector to my printer takes up another, and of course this takes up one.
    3. The key layout is a bit odd.

    The good things are:

    1. The keys are cool and the keyboard is really easy to clean
    2. It looks nicer.
    3. I forgot the last one....it was something great though.... oh! i don't have to waste my allowance on batteries for the wireless anymore!

    worth the $50 bucks you paid.

    and a little something off topic...

    you can't stream videos or music on the iPod touch. Apple really needs to fix some bugs!

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get this keyboard if you expect to use it with a KVM switch

    Had an Iogear KVM switch. It has worked with every keyboard I've had (even the old style Apple keyboard). But not with this one. The only workaround probably would be to buy a expensive powered KVM. I work for Apple and still no one at Applecare could give me a straight answer about why this was happening. Well I figured out why. It draws way too much power (one reason the extra USB's won't work on a Mac Mini). Even Iogear was shocked when I called them to try and troubleshoot it. I've had it for over a month and tried everything. So hopefully I can get my money back or just sell it to another co-worker. But if you have more than one computer, don't waste your money on it.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    Best computer keyboard I've ever used! Fast to type on, easy to clean, hefty and stays "put" and it's gorgeous.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    I hated the old white keyboard that came with my PowerMac G5. The keys seemed to stick and weren't spaced correctly. I commonly misspelled my own passwords. On the other hand I loved the keyboards built into my PowerBook G4 and MacBookPro. They had a nice touch. The new keyboard (I purchased the USB version) has that same touch and feel as my laptops. Thanks Apple.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MOMA Material!

    This keyboard is simply put, the sexiest piece of computer gear I've ever seen and owned! It is, without a doubt, a masterpiece of indusrial art and deserves its own pedestal in the halls of MOMA! The keys are solid and have just the right amount of tactility and resistance. Aesthetics and solid performance combined! My only wish is that Apple would also release a software update for Windows users; so we too could use all of the keyboard's function keys and other special features. Best $49.00 I've spent for a long time! Well deserved kudos to Apple!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very nice, and it works fine on a KVM too

    There have been reviews claiming that this keyboard does not work with a KVM switch. I have an iogear 4 port KVM (model GCS634U) with a mac, windows, and linux system. The keyboard switches ports just fine and it works with windows just fine. Since this keyboard does not have a "Scroll Lock" you do have to redefine the "port toggle" to be the control key (see the KVM documentation). You may also need to plug the keyboard directly into the PC so windows can detect it and install the HID drivers, after that's done you can connect it to the KVM.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lot of money for something that won't last

    Nice looking keyboard but iMac won't acknowledge it exists. Just something that happens after a year or two. It of course does this on startup so i couldn't log in until I brought an old pic keyboard from work.Imay just stick with that keyboard instead of spending another $50

    10 of 11 people found this useful