• 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.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!

    I found this particular keyboard to be great. The slimness of the keys allows for easy movement across the board and the addition of the numberpad allows for easy mathematical calculations. My only complaint is that there isn't a wireless keyboard with a numberpad.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard, one small problem.

    I just bought this keyboard the other day and it is wonderful i can type faster and it looks fantastic.
    it comes with a usb cord extender and one problem i have found is that if you use the extender when i plug my mouse into one side usb port, there is not enough power to power a usb in the other usb port.

    but other than that fantastic keyboard well done apple

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but its wired!

    It looks great, it types great, BUT WHY is it not wireless? The Apple Keyboard Pro is awesome and because it is wireless. (I am going back to it.) Apple please get back to a full size wireless keyboard.

    56 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great KeyBoard

    This is a overall great keyboard i just got it today and i love it!!! It is the best keyboard i have ever useed.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard.

    I've been using this keyboard for just under 2 yrs. My typing skills are lousy. But the feel and design of this keyboard is nice. It has a small footprint, and the spacing between the keys makes typing on it easier. If Apple made this keyboard in a Bluetooth wireless version, I would own it tomorrow.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    is a great keyboard

    this keyboard is the best yes i am a apple fan the biggest fan or all apple history if I had to chose a keyboard I would choose this keyboard it is very thin and powerful and really easy to use this keyboard is number one this is the best keyboard I have ever used so if you want to buy a keyboard I prefer this one if I had to give stars I would give a billon of stars.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Keyboard but...

    This is a wonderful keyboard and I just love it but I would like Apple to make a wireless one with the numeric keypad

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I've been using this keyboard for just under 2 years and I've never had any problems. It's a great design ... very easy to use and very comfortable.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was loving it until...

    Although it looks great, I was against this keyboard for a long time. I picked one up anyways and once I got used to it I fell in love with it. However, after only 4 months it started going haywire and causing glitches in programs before completely shutting down. I thought it was my iMac that was dying because I couldn't see how a keyboard could cause so many frightening problems (screen flashes, apps randomly opening and closing, full freezing...). Thankfully, I switched back to the old white plastic keyboard and everything worked fine. Needless to say, I am taking this back. Hopefully, I can find the receipt and swap it out. I am on the fence about replacing it otherwise. Maybe I just got a bunk one. In any case, I am disappointed.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apples Peripherals Are Made To Be Looked At, Not Used.

    Extremely disappointed with the keyboard. First off the side USBs get in the way when you're trying to use them. Second, the USB ports couldn't even power a USB mouse and USB headset. But somehow the predecessor white USB keyboard had no problem with it.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant!

    Great design! Compact and useful! Wonderful touch! I love it. It's brilliant!

    I am using this keyboard with my Mac Book Pro and a 23" monitor. Turns my laptop into a full featured desktop.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard in both form and function

    This keyboard is stylish and responsive. My wife used to type out notes for her job and she loves how smooth and fast the keyboard is. It has increased her typing speed noticably. Also I love the itunes controls on the top and the eject button for my Mac mini being on the keyboard. All in all this is a great buy.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple but Powerful

    I have recently bought this keyboard to allow me to clear up not only my desk but to use it specifically with final cut pro. I really love the fact that this is very useful and that the usb works perfectly with my portable external drive and also my ipod touch at the same time. Thanks apple for once again coming up with a useful and powerful at the same time beautiful product. Im please. Buy this is you want the best wire keyboard ever, you won't be disappointed.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why rubber keys?

    It came with the iMac 24 I bought this past Summer. I opted for the usb with the numeric keypad...don't know why anyone would not want a numeric keypad
    It couldn't handle most usb devices I plugged into it. So that's a waste.
    The soft rubber keys with tight clearences simply invited trouble. I got a grain of sand stuck in the Control button once. It took me hours to figure out that problem.
    It has no back light. Something that would have gave it another star. The command button is awkwardly placed, making it impossible to enjoy Microsoft office applications.
    It was lightweight and moved around too easy

    After 4 months maybe, it failed completely. I was getting FS when I hit the F. VR when I hit the V, and a host of other double keys strokes. I unplugged it form my Mac and tried it on my Dell. Same issue.

    My microsoft natural keyboard failed after 3 years. Microsoft sent me a new one imediately without question. I still use that keyboard 9 years later.

    I've had a few other keyboards and none of them have ever failed or had stuck buttons.

    Mac refuses to even talk to me and there is no Warrentee info on the keyboard on this site or in the box it came in. So, enjoy this peice of.... or throw it in the trash when it shows up.
    I would recommend if you want practical and reliable. That you avoid all Mac input devices as a whole...I'm off to write a review for that useless power mouse next.

    If you want sleak, cute, and soft on the eyes. This is the keyboard for you. If you want to get some work done. Buy a Microsoft Natural keyboard and get-er-done

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid keyboard with solid platform

    We have used our Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad for over a year and have done much day to day work with it along with it handling the rigors of five children learning to use the machine day in and day out. Other than it getting a dirty face periodically that requires some mild cleaning, the keyboard has never failed us and works and continues to behave like a champ.

    One issue we have noted is the difficulty in plugging in USB peripherals thanks to the tight profile beneath the top face of the keyboard. This means that while most Apple as well as many third party USB cable connections work, many USB flash drives may not fit these ports that are beneath the keyboard face. While that is unfortunate, thanks to the numerous USB ports on our machine that has not been a problem in our case.

    This is a solid, ergonomic, well engineered product that we are happy to use every day.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A reply to the frustrated interior designer.

    I have a MacBook Pro, and this keyboard is almost exactly the same. So why did I get it? Because it offered the number pad. I work with the number pad very frequently on computers so I decided to get this one. I love the soft feel of pressing on the keys in laptops, and this is exactly like that--except it's a keyboard!

    The spacing was never a problem for me, but I have heard complaints about over spacing the keys. Why your function keys did not work is a mystery. In Mac OS X Leopard, you should be able to configure the keyboard any way you like, whether it's shortcuts, spaces, or expose. This allows any user to use shortcuts without having to press on the "fn" key.

    Pros:
    Comfy typing
    Customizable shortcuts
    Two USB ports
    Ultra slim

    Cons:
    No illuminated keyboard
    Keys too spaced out (for some)
    No wireless version

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    To the architect, HB, from SOUTH WINDSOR

    You are clearly not quite up on the functionality of the Mac OS system because if you were you would know that if you go to >System Preferences>Keyboard> you can set > Use all F keys are standard keyboard functions. Since that's the way you are used to. You can then use the fn key for the secondary controls, itunes, britness ect...

    As for typing, this keyboard is great for anyone who is used to typing on a laptop, or people like me who use it for photo shop, and have to hit various cross the keyboard combination to for different short cuts. You and your wife probably have trouble because you have been soo used to typing on standard style keyboards for soo, long and your fingers muscle memory is fixed to that configuration. And of yes, its a great keyboard, and I love it.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recovery from Disaster

    I have two of the new low profile keyboards; one for home and one for the office.

    Over the years I have consistently violated the number one law of keyboarding: keep your drinks away from your Mac. Good advise, but advise I frequently ignore.

    Every now and then, Murphy steps in to remind me that rules are generally born from experience.

    I was at home, on the phone. A full tumbler of sweet tea on my desk. I spun my chair around and inadvertently knocked over my tea.

    Splash. My keyboard was swimming in sweet tea. Emergency procedures. I unplugged it immediately and wiped it down as best I could.

    Two days later, keys started sticking. Uh Oh. I saw another $49 coming out of my budget. Given that option, I decided to perform radical surgery.

    I filled my kitchen sink with hot water and completely submerged the keyboard. Then, I worked the keys under water to loosen the dried tea. I left the keyboard submerged for about 15 minutes, worked the keys again and then pulled it out, dried it off as best I could and placed it on my whiteboard tray on end. At the end of the first day, I pulled it off the tray. Some water had accumulated, I wiped down the keyboard and stood it back on the tray, reversing the original position. At the end of the second day, same thing, I wiped off the residual water and reversed the position.

    After three days, I could not see any more water anywhere and put the keyboard back in service. I am thrilled to announce that my beautiful low profile keyboard is working like new.

    Incredible. Think I'll save that $49 for the next cool thing to come from Apple.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to new user's reviews, here's one after having it a while!

    One look at this keyboard (vb) and it's pretty clear it's mainly about visual design.

    I'm an architect and commercial interior designer, so for me - and especially in my office, visual design is VERY important. I will say that this is by far the best LOOKING kb I've ever seen or imagined; I'd actually hoped for something like this for years.

    Unfortunately it doesn't work!

    It's problems:

    1.) I noticed misspellings and a lot of word running together due to lack of space between them whenever I use this kb. I mentioned it and my wife said she was frustrated by the same thing (a renowned medical research scientist, she's been typing for decades). We've both been typing many years in fact w/out experiencing such a thing. (Misspellings were from missing letters, I never recall having had that with any other keyboard I've used)

    2.) The F-key keys don't follow the apple OS! Mostly I've noticed the problems are w/ the Expose' & Spaces; keys: F9 & 11, and F8 respectively. They don't follow what's given in the System Preferences > Keyboard & mouse, which has been std. since I started using OS X w/ the expose' function. I'm not on the beautiful aluminum KB right now because I've had to plug in an old KB from an iMac G4 Graphite to make things normal, but recall other irregularities w/ the F-keys that escape me now.
    You can make it behave by finding and holding the "fn" key along w/ the desired F-key, but what a hassle. I don't know about you, but I use both expose' functions constantly to find things on my desktop, and now spaces more and more since installing Leopard.

    How could apple make a KB that doesn't work w/ the OS that comes with the computer? (Note: you can make it function normally for expose' & spaces by resetting things in System Prefs., but you then loose the volume and mute keys, and I think other things printed on the keys of this otherwise fantastic looking KB's F-keys).

    Visual design credit is certainly due: Along with my 20" iMac and Herman Miller Eames Aluminum chair, this keyboard is, visually among the neatest commercially objects in my work space -or was, now it's up in my 10 year old's room on her mac because of the problems.

    I've had it 18 months. All the reviews I've read here are from people who just started using it around the time they wrote.

    Without doubt, it's a brilliant and beautiful design - can't wait 'till they fix it so it works! I REALLY love the aesthetics of it, everyone does.

    27 of 45 people found this useful