• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid, large keys, low profile and every key you need

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I have to say I was impressed by how thin yet very solid and stable this keyboard is. It is reasonable light without feeling cheap, the keys are what I think of a low press. (IE you have to go down about the same as on a laptop.) The key are clearly labeled without anything fancy. The disappointment is the side usb ports which look like a wonderful place to put you flash drive or other powered in and out devices but it does not support them. :( The other thing I do not understand is why apple did not just put a USB port on the end rather then dangle for usb??? (The dangle is included.)

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    after the download---

    • Written by from BEVERLY

    ----of the software upgrade all was well. at first my eject cd key was triggered by the F13 key and the eject key.

    a great looking, and great feeling new keyboard--brilliant

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    This keyboard has a faster, lighter touch, especially when compared to the original plastic version, which always seemed to jam laterally. It's similar feeling to my PowerBook keyboard, which I really like. The one "missing" feature: Apple should have sculpted the keys a bit more. These are flat feeling and my finger tips would like a bit more landing zone. Otherwise, we're very pleased!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's decent product

    • Written by from Falls Church

    I find all the negative reviews odd. I mean sure if you have a preference of keyboard that's one thing, but to call this the "worst keyboard" is quite a stretch. I like it, it feels much more like a laptop keyboard but with a little more space between keys. The keys are sensitive enough that it requites just a little tap. Normal keyboards make me feel like I'm playing "whack-a-mole." Additionally I've seen some people comment about having to "hit the space bar just right." Not sure what that's about as I haven't experienced any problems like that. Long story short... if you like laptop keyboards I think you'll dig this. If not, stick with your "whack-a-mole" keyboard.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    • Written by from LONDON

    I dont understand why Apple changed the F keys layout. Its nice having a little icon for dashboard and All windows, but what about the Desktop and Application windows buttons. Possibly they will not feature in Leopard, but how about a button for spaces?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice with some problems

    • Written by from San Marcos

    I love the look and feel. I especially love the upper function keys for dashboard. Apple overlooked a very important shortcut. The option key no longer works when you boot the mac to choose partitions to boot from. This is big for me because I actually use mine as a PC for work. Just a minor one that is big for me. Hopefully they will fix this soon!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not perfect.

    • Written by from Riverside

    The apple software update did not fix the broken dashboard/exposé keys as it should have, and others are having a similar problem.

    The keyboard is one of the best Ive ever used. However, my other gripe with besides the broken Fkeys is that the USB ports a placed in a way that many things like USB Audio adapters or key drives simply won't fit. And the extender cable that apple provides is notched to intentionally prevent using it for any other reason other than to extend the keyboard.

    It's a great keyboard, but I'm slightly disappointed in these software/design errors.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Keys!!!

    • Written by from Provo

    I think this keyboard is great. I really like its formfactor. Having said that I have one complaint. The keys get dirty very fast. My space bar, return, delete, O, P, L, and ; Keys are all dirty from use. I clean them with a slightly damp paper towel and they get dirty again within a day or two. I have not heard of this problem from anyone else. I wonder if I got one with out some sort of coating on the keys that keep them looking nice.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bowie

    I use my new keyboard with my powermac g5 and i love it. nice and thin, takes up even less space than the previous keyboard and it has a great touch. i still kinda miss my light click noises, but who cares with a keyboard this nice, right?? Way to go Apple!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A big improvement

    • Written by from Berkeley

    It seems a lot easier to type on this than on the previous Apple keyboard (of which I somehow have acquired 5 over the years), and it looks cooler to boot. I used to think that more key travel = better, but now I realize that the opposite is true. It's got the nice crisp feel of some of their notebook keyboards, but a bit better even, and the keys are nicely spaced to minimize unintended keypresses.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting used to it...

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    This keyboard takes a while to get used to, but once you do - it's a nice change. It's super small and takes up very little desktop real-estate, which is nice. 2 USB ports make it easy to connect a mouse, or whatever else you need. I will say that using one of the USB ports to copy to a USB jump drive / memory key was extremely slow. I would rate it around USB 1.1 speeds, however I am not 100% sure they advertise this keyboard as a USB 2.0 complaint device. It would be nice to be able to adjust the height of the keyboard, but ultimately, it's a minor complaint. The keyboard itself has a heavy feel to it, and I like that - it doesn't slide around when you type. I don't know if this keyboard is for everyone, I actually hated it when I tested it in the store, but I needed a new keyboard, so I figured I'd give it a shot...it has grown on me and I think I like it now...but then again, I am open to change a bit. If you don't like geting your feathers ruffled, this might not be the best keyboard for you.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the keyboard, and works on Ms Windows Vista too...

    • Written by from Singapore

    I just bought the keyboard, and I must admit, I love it so much, cool design, cool style, and the most important, it works and can type. The guy at the store told me it won't work with Windows, well, I plugged it to my PC with Vista, and now I am typing this review with it on my Vista PC. Not that I don't have Mac, I have MacBook and I bought the keyboard for the MacBook. But, one problem, the function key not "same" as MacBook keyboard, the expose,the dasboard , volume control shortcut keyy differ as they are in MacBook keyboard. Nevertheless, awesome product....

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad Keyboard, could use some improvements.

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Just test out the new apple keyboard and I love it. I wonder what all the big stink is about? I think it is very responsive and it feels great when I type. It's light to the touch and the usb stick works, I like the fact that the usb port is recessed, however I don't like the fact that when you have both usb ports in use, it makes the keyboard hard to maneuver.

    I found that it worked great on my Imac G5 isight, but when plugged into my 17" Macbook Pro, I found that some of the quick keys didn't work, like the Dashboard and Expose quick keys. Also the keyboard could be more functional if it had iPod support. Aside from these small quirks I would rate this keyboard and 4/5. Good job apple, but not an awesome one.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    • Written by from Evanston

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from sherman oaks

    love the new keyboard.

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard

    • Written by from Peotone

    If you don't like notebook keyboards, stay away. This keyboard has little resistance on the keys. It is the exact opposite of the last Apple Keyboard.

    Another negative of this keyboard is the placement of the USB ports. having them right on the side increases the overall space that is concerned, especially with my small college desk. I wish they would of been able to put them on the back again.

    Other than that I love this keyboard! The media keys are extremely useful. The dashboard and expose keys aren't really that useful, my mighty mouse takes care of that. I would say this product would be a nice addition to any Apple Computer set up.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a "thought different" keyboard

    • Written by from Georgetown

    The keys require very little force to press and this I believe will help to stave off carpal tunnel a little longer. So, this keyboard will require an adjustment period but I think it'll be a welcome adjustment to make. I do find it quite irritating that the USB ports on the keyboard operate in low power mode with the keyboard plugged into my MB pro. My USB memory keys don't work and that was quite a let down. Also the key surfaces seem a little slippery to the touch but as of yet I can't determine if that's a Bad Thing™ or just part of the adjustment to a different keyboard.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with PC

    • Written by from Toronto

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Montreal

    ...the best keyboard ever made!

    Why four Stars? Because there is a localization bug that make impossible for users with foreign language System setting (non-english) to access the Keyboard Shortcut Preference Pane.

    But there's a workaround: Set your System language (System Preferences/International) to "English", log out and in again and you'll get access to the Keyboard Shortcut Preference Pane. Make your setting, replace the System language to yours, log out and in again, et voilà!

    Keyboard software update 1.1 doesn't correct the bug. Will see with 1.2!

    Besides all this, it's the best keyboard touch I ever felt, well done Apple.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design/under powered USB ports

    • Written by from TRAVELERS REST

    The original description of this keyboard said you could connect iPods, cameras and printers to the USB ports. They have since corrected the description to say that you can connect all those things but only if the keyboard is connected to a new iMac. Hopefully Apple will realize that more people than the new iMac users want a good keyboard. Until then, I guess I'll go back to my old clear and white "crumb-catcher"... at least it will let me connect flash drives and cameras.

    8 of 11 people found this useful