• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice tactile feedback, and works well.

    Unlike the apple wireless peripherals, which in my experience tend to not work 100% or generate random input blips, the wired approach works every time. Apple have successfully made a product here with good tactile response and excellent typography on the keycaps. There was one small problem, with electrostatic discharge. Of course, the whole case of the keyboard being aluminum means that if you get a charge by walking around your office or whatever, you'll discharge it the moment you sit down again. But not to worry, I picked up an anti-static mat for about $16, a silicone shield to go over the keys for a few bucks and then all I needed was some cheap silicone glue for $6 and I could completely encase the aluminium chassis in silicone. Now I still have the great tactile response and full MacOS X key layout, with no electrostatic shocks. 5 stars!

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with older hardware

    Oddly enough, this keyboard does not allow boot options with my older Mac Mini. Holding down the option key, c key, or firmware boot does nothing. I needed to purchase an old keyboard and swap it out whenever I wish to boot with options. Otherwise, the keyboard will work once the system has already been booted.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even spilling red wine on it...

    It still worked for about 2 months after the incident, actually it is still working but I am getting a new one since some keys are sticky but then again it works. Two suggestions for Apple, as many others have done, make the same version with the numeric Keypad but wireless and backlit keys would be very nice.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid if using a keyboard for more than 1 hour/day

    After using this keyboard for a week (6 hours a day), my left thumb started hurting.
    It's very uncomfortable doing cmd-T, cmd-G etc. I know Apple puts design first,
    but keyboard is one thing where they should care about ergonomics at least a little.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I really like this keyboard, I've been using it for many many years now. I like how you don't have to cram your fingers down on each key like most desktop keyboards, it has the thin key design you see on laptops which I like.
    Many complain that it isn't wireless, but it comes with 2 USB ports on either side I plug my mouse in to. My only complaint is that when I upgraded to Lion, the icons printed on my function keys were inaccurate, as I have the older model specially made for Leopard. That's not really too much of an issue.
    Another thing is that the USB ports only have enough power to them to use my mouse in it; most flash drives or my iPhone claim there isn't enough power when I plug them in. Not really a big issue either, I still recommend this keyboard.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was wireless

    My family just made the "switch" from PC to Mac. We love it, however, I am FORCED to use a PC for work. I bought this keyboard because I love the action while typing. HOWEVER, why not wireless? ugh. I would give me 5 stars if it was wireless. Other than that, is awesome and it works with a PC too.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Three Years Running

    That's right, three years. I bought this keyboard in 2008 to use on my white MacBook and it's lived through two moves, a career change and a return to school.

    It's taken quite a beating because I used to carry it to work with me daily for several months, where I used it (ten hours a day, four days a week) while taking troubleshooting calls.

    Now as a student I write code in PHP and HTML5, and I use the keyboard constantly for that. Much more than I use the built-in keyboard on my MBP. Additionally, throughout all that time I have used it for near constant communication online, through Internet Messaging and Internet Relay Chat, as well as gaming (WASD or arrow key movement for the most part).

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovin' it

    I think I virtually like everything about it!
    To start, it has a very sleek look.
    The feel of typing on it is great
    I work a lot on MS Excel, so the combination of MS Excel installed under virtual machine + this keyboard = you can do financial modeling on your macbook as speedy as on your work laptop

    The only thing not that satisfactory is that it's not wireless, but the trade off is that the keyboard comes with 2 USB ports. So your net gain is an additional USB port!

    That being said, I still hope apple could make a wireless version of this amazing keyboard!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEEDS TO HAVE WIRELESS OPTION

    I REALLY WISH THIS SPECIFIC MODEL CAME WIRELESS, WITH NUMERIC KEYPAD AND ALL, NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT. The attachment is cool for the wireless keyboard, BUT... on the ( current ) mac wireless keyboard the control, option, and command keys are smaller and the "fn" key is a pain to use. PLEASE APPLE CONSIDER THIS! Thank You!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard

    Nice keyboard, they should have made a wireless version.

    53 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever!

    Been using this keyboard for about 8 months or so and it is by far the best keyboard I've ever used! The low-profile is great and it has a solid, quality feel to it as I type. I love it!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well made

    Really flimsy - the wireless keypad that is included with the imac is better. Numeric keypad is great for excel, but otherwise not such a good product.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died with no warning

    Worked a while, then, one day, with no warning it just went kaput.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but stinks

    I've loved this keyboard (came w/ MacPro, 2008?) but spilled coffee on it. It then quit working, so I bought 2 more (one for another computer.) However, the plastic used to make the keys smells horrible and gives me a headache. I've had them 4 days and it's still strong.

    22 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, stylish... professional

    This is an amazing keyboard. The design is excellent as you would expect from any Apple product. The two USB 2.0 peripherals are very useful for plugging in USB thumb drives and headphones without having to reach behind my iMac. The short travel keys are excellent and have a good, crisp feel. My keyboard does not have the launchpad icon on F4 but using keyboard preferences, I have made F5 open launchpad. I then printed out a launchpad icon and stuck it on F5.

    The full size numeric keypad is excellent and works amazingly well with Calculator.app, "/" pressing the divide button, "clear" pressing the C button etc. One problem is that the numeric keypad does not work with Bootcamp. probably because I haven't pressed Number Lock but I don't know which button is the equivalent of that on this keyboard.

    As always… backlit keys would have been amazing especially since you don't have the limit of battery life on a wired keyboard.

    36 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    This keyboard is amazing...every key you need is here...unlike on the wireless keyboard. Also, this wired keyboard has larger arrow keys, a number pad, and NEVER runs out of power ( no batteries! ).

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard

    I'm loving this keyboard much more than the wireless one, which I also own. I especially like the additional navigation keys and numeric key pad which is a great advantage if you type numbers frequently, like I do. I also find the two USB ports on the keyboard extremely useful. It allows me to attached my portable scanner and other items right on the keyboard. Highly recommend.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I love this keyboard way better than wireless verison! Wired is the way to go. Perfect keyboard for Video Editing, and everyday home-use. 100% Recommended. Love the style of the keys :) <3333 Apple

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why didn't I buy this before?

    In early 2010 I bought a new iMac to replace my old G5. I had bought the G5 with the extended keyboard. The iMac came with the smaller, wireless keyboard. I really missed the numeric keypad, especially with spreadsheets.

    Two things happened recently. I had wireless problems (solved, but requiring the temporary use of a wired keyboard and mouse) and I bought an iPad. I figured that if I bought a wired keyboard, the wireless one could be used with the iPad and the wired one could stay with the iMac (and I would still have the wireless one if preferred). Plus, I would have a wired keyboard (and I also bought the Apple wired Mouse) as a backup in case of future wireless problems.

    Well, I was very pleased to find that not only could I buy a reasonably priced wired Apple keyboard, but it had the numeric keypad, too! Perfect. Should have bought it months ago.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    I love this Apple Keyboard with the numeric keypad. It feels really good the only thing is I wish it was wireless.

    20 of 24 people found this useful