• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    I really wish i could give this keyboard five stars. The key strokes are quiet and responsive, the keys are easy to find, and the overall keyboard is gorgeous. The F3 and F4 keys work fine for me, the only reason the board doesn't get five stars is because of the iPod low power warning. I tried everything, plugging it into both sides, having it alone, with a mouse, having my MacBook Pro plugged in and not. Nothing worked. It's not a big deal because i have a monitor with an integrated USB hub, but based on the advertisement for the product, the iPod should work on the keyboard. Hopefully the issue will be resolved with a software update. If the iPod is not an issue for you, definitely buy this keyboard. It makes the transition between a notebook keyboard and an external keyboard very easy.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great.. Watch out for Cord Length

    I love the keyboard.. although I still find it difficult to type on it after using a powerbook for 3 years. I like the functions keys and the sleek design with the hidden USB ports. But the USB Cord it TOO SHORT! I can't reach my keyboard tray from the back of the iMac.. I got cords all over! I can't run it under my desk to my pull out tray (which isn't very far). Maybe a 2 foot cord. If you need any distance, go wireless.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent feel – F3 and F4 don't fully work

    I'm extremely picky about keyboards; I disliked the previous Apple Keyboard because the keys tended to be "sticky" and resist keystrokes. I tried the Macally Icekey, but that one felt "hollow" and plastic – keystrokes would resonate through the body of the keyboard and gave a cheap feel. In addition, the keys were loud.

    The new Apple Keyboard is just wonderful. The action is very solid; keystrokes resonate in the desk rather than the keyboard, making it feel reliable. The keys are about as quiet as they could be. You won't wake anyone up pounding away on this thing.

    It doesn't get 5 stars because the F3 and F4 keys don't work for Expose and Dashboard. You can program different F keys for those functions or hold down the "fn" key while pressing F3 and F4 to use Expose and Dashboard. I hope this will be fixed in a software update soon.

    I'm impressed.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but order the right one.

    Still making my mind up. Like any keyboard it probably will take a bit of getting used to. Looks very nice though. USB 2 on the port is nice so I can plug my Shuffle and Elgato turbo.264 in without reaching around the back of my iMac. Both work fine from the keyboard - no low power issues. If you are from the UK order the English keyboard not the English International. I'm so used to English meaning American and English International being for everyone else I ordered the wrong one. I know where my £ key is anyway which seems to be the only difference. Wish they'd call it a British keyboard (sorry Northern Ireland).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful! But....

    I just brought the wired keyboard. Its beautiful, and feels really good to type on.
    It took me a while to figure out that I needed to download new software from apple to make the function keys work (hint hint to the review below this) but after that it was perfect. The music control keys are especially useful as I no longer have to switch apps if I want to change what I'm listening to.
    My only complaint is that in system prefrences under the dashboard and expose tab, it still shows the old key assignments, also, there is now no obvious way to access the expose functions other than "show all windows" as there is no way to assign "show desktop" and "show application windows" to the other function keys.
    Also, i think that a key for front row would have been nice.
    Sloppy on the software apple!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    This keyboard goes far beyond my expectations. By far the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used. It actually makes typing faster and fun. Only drawback is the fn key to use some of the more elaborate F functions. For $49.00 I'll probably get another to keep at work. Good luck selling the wireless though, no numbers section. BIG mistake.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Freak out.

    Apple's new keyboard is, hands down, (heh) the best-feeling keyboard I've ever typed on, and I've typed on quite a few.

    The separation between they keys improves my typing accuracy and the small travel distance means the time between initiating a keypress and the psychological registration of successfully doing so is shortened. The end result is a crispness to the typing experience which should have been there from the get go.

    The keyboard that preceded this one is an atrocity which makes the beauty, functionality, and design of this keyboard stand out all the more starkly.

    If you have been looking for a keyboard for just that perfect feel, this is the keyboard for you.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Using with a MacBook

    I have found that I used my MB more often as a desktop unit than a portable so this keyboard is great to use along with my iCurve. For those worried about keeping the wrist/palm area of their MB in pristine condition - this is the solution.

    The keyboard is light, the typing experience is very comfortable and the design is simply elegant. I have yet to program this keyboard and whatever deficiencies I find, I'm confident Apple will issue an update.

    This was a solid $49 purchase.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Keyboard Yet

    This keyboard is really a pleasure to type on. The keys have very short action, so that you don't depress them nearly as far as on other keyboards. The long action of the keys on other apple keyboards results in miss-keying and sticky keys that don't always depress fully if they are not attacked just right. These keys require light pressure and they are big enough and spaced nicely.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but, one bug!

    I love this keyboard it is the perfect companion for my MacBook, even better since it sits lower and allows my wrists to rest.

    One gripe though, even after installing the software update for the keyboard (from Apple) my Exposé and Widgets dedicated key DO NOT work. :-( All the other keys work, what gives!?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    I received my new keyboard today and after plugging it in and downloading the needed updates, I have nothing to complain about. It's ultra-thin design and the new USB 2.0 are wonderfully welcomed. Plus, my kids love it!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful!

    Absolutely the very best keyboard I've ever experienced!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    This is a great new keyboard, it looks great and types wonderfully. The reviewer with gripe (one star) must have got a dud, mine has no clicky sounds and the keys have a high quality feel and finish.
    My only complaint is the letters printed on the keys (ABCDEF...)are not centered or even equally off-centre, the one shown on the site is ok, so probably I was unlucky. This wont probably bother most of you but for me (graphic designer) it irritates & takes the shine off a little - for after all the design is its most striking feature and thats more or less why I bought it... so thats why I have given a four out of five..
    I really wanted a wireless one but need the extra number keys. I think this is a bit of an oversight by Apple seeing laptops don't have this built in and its often the reason to buy a keyboard for your laptop (which already has bluetooth & wireless functionality built in).
    The new function keys are bit annoying but work ok, I prefer the older setup...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard, but unsure of dedicated buttons work correctly

    i just bought this keyboard today, i was very excited to use it. i brought it home, plugged it in and downloaded the update. i then started to try out its new functions and found that the dashboard and expose buttons did not work. so i went into my preferences and had to make some tweaks. after making those tweaks the dedicated dashboard and expose buttons worked only if i used the fn button. i am still unsure if this is what i had to do to get those keys to work or do i have a faulty keyboard. i will call apple tomorrow and post a new update afterwards.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    May not work with your KVM

    Sexy and nice feeling keyboard. However, I was unable to get it to work with my KVM switch (Iogear MiniView Micro USB PLUS).

    29 of 34 people found this useful