• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Period

    I first used one on a new Imac at a second job I had. I was using a white Imac at my regular job with the white plastic keyboard. I had heard about it being hard to get used to etc. Well, I ll tell you it was a delight to use from the from keystroke. The tactile touch of the keys is superb and the short throw of the keys makes typing for me faster. I went out and bought one for my personal use, and I use mine as a keyboard for an old Powerbook G4 as well as my new MBP. Its a great keyboard.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Steinway for typing

    Thin slice of aluminium, which is so beautiful I couldn't start using it for the purpose it was made. Eventually I attached this to my MB and... Oh, God! I can't take my hands off! It's fantastic! I never wrote new txts so fast, confident, strainless. It's so flat, but sure with the keys! Pure pleasure. I'm gonna carry it everywhere together with MB. It's (i guess) 0.5kg of beauty and comfort. Gorgeous looking and made for typing.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard, and some responses to the criticisms.

    This is really a perfect keyboard for most people. The slim design is incredible, it looks beautiful and responds great. After using this keyboard for a while, when I go try to use a dell keyboard or most other keyboards that come with PC's the keys feel really fat and clunky and it's actually kind of hard to type on because I'm so used to the thin keys that you don't need to depress very much to register. It's much easier to type on, even though it takes a little bit to get used to at first for some people. Trust me, it's worth it.

    The review that I read that stuck out the most to me is complaining about "significant design flaws" like the fact that the key's aren't curved so you can't feel where the center of the key is and also that the spacebar is slightly unresponsive. I don't know where he/she is getting that information. I literally have never had it not register the space bar, even if I just push it lightly or in one corner or the other. To be honest, it's the most sensitive keyboard I've ever had. Every key, including the spacebar is just as responsive as it can be. As for the curved keys, I can't think of any reason that those are necessary. First of all, I don't understand why the center of the key is so important... you can hit it anywhere on the key and it works, second of all, it's all the same spacing between keys as any other keyboard so anyone who types on a semi-regular or regular basis will be able to type no problem at all, it will just be second nature... you don't need curved keys.

    The other complaint that doesn't make sense to me is people complaining about the fact that the 2 USB ports on the side aren't full function. First of all, it works for most things, I've had it work for my iPod no problem at all, and it works with flash drives and everything. That being said, I know there are certain times where iPods and stuff won't work, such as when you plug this keyboard into an apple monitor instead of directly into the computer. You have to realize when you plug it in to a monitor, that's already acting as a hub... so you're plugging this keyboard (another hub) into a hub, and it's basically splitting the signal multiple times, making the signal weaker every time. A lot of USB hubs won't work for things like that unless you plug them in to the wall as well as the computer, so I don't know why it's a surprise to have the keyboard be that way. The USB ports are nice to have for simple things, but if you buy this don't expect it just to be complete new USB ports.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This Keyboard

    I purchased this keyboard the first week it was in the Apple Store. I have had no issues with is thus far. I am a Web Developer and am always coding something. I do not fumble around like I did with my previous keyboard. In my opinion Apple did a wonderful job on the design and and the placement of the keys.
    The only issue i have had in the past was sometime early last year (feb-march 2008) Apple changed the Firmware and I had to rearrange all my hot keys to accommodate the change. That was an annoyance but i got over it and moved on.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    The keyboard is super thin, en the keys are easy to type with!! And The keyboard looks great too!!

    In short: it's a great keyboard

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and functional

    A wonderfully portable keyboard that saves space without compromising functionality. It has all the necessary shortcuts (brightness, show all windows, play/pause forward and back for iTunes). Keys respond very well and feel nice under the fingertips. Don't let their shallowness turn you away. Highly recommended and very useful.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good if you have Fine Motor Difficulties

    I got this keyboard with my new iMac and use it with a word prediction program due to me having difficulties with my co-ordination.

    I find it easier to type on than my PC keyboard where I was constantly hitting two keys together. As there is a space between each key (around 3mm) and the flatter wider key I find it easier to hit an individual key with more accuracy without needing a keyguard on it too.

    I would recommend it to others.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best...Keyboard...Ever!

    The best part about this keyboard is that the keys are so crispy, and have such a shallow travel distance! It's so refreshing, after using one of those junker keyboards that come from a pc desktop. And I also like that there are two built in usb ports on each side. My MBPs two usb ports were in high demand, and I was going to have to buy one of those usb hubs, but then I got this keyboard which solved the problem.
    I would say something that I didn't like about the keyboard, but I honestly can't think of anything. It's just so incredible!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    Great Keyboard! I personally like the wired keyboard, not only its about half the price of the wireless, it also comes with low-profile crisp ( feels great on the fingers ) and a numeric key pad. And it is very comfortable to type with. Wonderful item!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibe Feel - effortless typing

    Sleek, Slim, and smooth key strokes. For the price you can't beat it. WOULD be nice to add back-lit keys for the next model. MUCH different than using older style keyboards - easier on the fingers and typing speed is increased.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best keyboard ever

    this is the best keyboard i have ever used in my life. worth the money you pay and it will work on windows to :)

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever

    I've had this keyboard for a few months now and it's brilliant, easy to find the keys and quiet. The style is so much better than the old, which looks dated now.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    I bought this keyboard a month ago to use with my macbook while its hooked up to my TV. I love it. The spacing is similar to the macbook keyboard and transferring between the two is easy. I actually prefer it to the wireless keyboard which a friend has, purely because it's a bit more substantial. It looks beautiful on my desk and is wonderful to type on. It feels responsive and it's ergonomically sound.

    Grand work apple, grand work.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    This is a great keyboard! Love the response, how it feels and works. Amazing design -- just perfect!

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    F Keys in system preferences

    I'm not a reviewer very often, but I do enjoy these keyboards, partly because I'm shallow and the aesthetics really appeal to me, but also I enjoy the touch and feel. I am writing this because I wanted to point out to all the reviewers that gave it a bad rating because "pro" apps use F keys that are set up for sound etc. In system preferences, under keyboard, there is a checkbox that says - Use all F1, F2, etc, keys as standard function keys. Check the box, problem solved. Enjoy.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love this keyboard

    It does take a little getting used to... but it's great.

    this keyboard is thin and light, and it doesn't take as much room as other keyboards... plus it has 2 usb ports!

    It's a great keyboard... :)

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    I recently had to replace my older-version Apple keyboard and am impressed with the sleek design and surprisingly easy-to-reach keys on this one. The keys are actually built shorter than on traditional keyboards, allowing me to type faster without having to lift my fingers nearly as high, and in turn creating less movement for my wrists. Feels very good and natural, although it did take me about 60 seconds to get used to it. :) In other words, I LOVE IT and highly recommend it!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Speechless

    After picking this little toy up, my first impression wasn't a good one.
    I thought to myself "I'll be short on keys in no time". And the portable computer design frightened me somewhat, as I tend to type awfully slow on portables.
    Plugging it in and promptly plugging in a mouse on one of it's USB ports was a delight but as soon as I plugged in my iPod Touch's sync cable, that pleasant feeling just faded in the background. (Not 2.0 USB compatible).

    However, after spending a day typing on this and playing games, all of those minor details just went out the window.
    This keyboard's layout is fantastic for typing and once used to the layout, you'll be hitting macros and running around like a pro in almost any game you try it on (WOW/Bioshock/Prince of Persia were some of the few on my end).

    I strongly recommend this keyboard to just about anyone but specially those looking to maximize their typing speed while retaining a stylish look on their keyboard.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the BEST keyboard. Only from Apple.

    This keyboard was designed beautify and it also performs responsively. The keys are just like the MacBook's so it is thin and crisp, making it a lot eaiser than typing on thicker keys. It is super easy to clean because the keys fit perfectly in their sockets so they don't let dust get in. FIVE stars because it is very unique from other keyboards, and functions perfectly.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I just plugged in my new keyboard and I'm very happy with how it works. The flat design does take a few minutes to get used to, but I can type much faster now and it is very quiet. And I found that I do not need any wrist pad.

    Besides functionality, it is very sleek in its design. After reading some negative reviews, I was hesitant to buy this new keyboard, but I'm very happy that I did.

    7 of 8 people found this useful