• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel; needs wireless

    • Written by from BLACKHEATH

    Pros need full size arrow keys and page up/down. But cables are ugly. Right now Apple only has compromises to offer you. Where is my wireless version?

    All that said, both this and the little wireless sister are the nicest keyboards I've typed on.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I have ever used!

    • Written by from Eugene

    I originally purchased this keyboard (over a year ago) to go with my MacBook as I prefer not to use the laptop keyboard. I have used it on windows xp and more recently windows 7 in addition to Leopard and Snow Leopard. No problems with it ever. It is super comfortable to type on and very easy to keep clean. I have used loads of different keyboards in nearly every price range and this one beats them all. (If they sold them at office max so I could get one to use at work, that would be great.)

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pet Peeves got the best of me...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Overall good keyboard. I bought this keyboard because it was easier to type on. I previously had the old white wireless keyboard with numeric pad, but I was getting tired of all the typo's I was having because I have to put more effort into pressing the buttons down hard. And when time is an issue (which is always the case for me) and you need to type up a template or respond to an email quickly, it gets really annoying.

    So I bought this wired keyboard because of the numeric pad (I don't know why the aluminum wireless ones don't have 'em; very unprofessional) and the issue was resolved. I could type with speed and ease without the worry of typo's due to the actual keyboard. Better yet, I was super excited to have two USB inputs on either side of the keyboard. Hoping to use it for misc. electronic appliances (ie. both my blackberry and iPhone, IPod, Flash drives, etc.)

    But alas, the USB ports on the keyboard do not support power to any appliance plugged in through these slots and because of this it didn't recognize the plugged in device at all. Therefore, plugging my little gadgets through the USB ports on the keyboard was USELESS because everything draws power through the USB nowadays. That was a huge pet peeve for me because I lost an extra USB port on my iMac to support this keyboard. Hence, the loss of two stars (one for each USELESS USB port).

    I returned it and bought the bluetooth MacAlly keyboard with numeric pad.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with any computer

    • Written by from Glen Rock

    I have a Alienware desktop and i took my parents mac keyboard, and tried to see if it would work with my computer and it turns out it does.
    So i am going to buy myself one tomorrow. Just thought i would say this for everyone who wants one that has a PC.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Old School User Immediately Impressed

    • Written by from Asheville

    I've been using Macs since 1985. The tactile feedback on this puppy is my favorite since the very 1st Macintosh keyboard, which we dubbed the typing brick, back in the day. The Apple Extended Keyboard on my Q840AV was a solid piece of work. The Bondi keyboard with the black keys with my G3 450 was an ergonomic disaster. The white, mushy thing with my G5 2x1.6 tower had a terrible feel, and the keys stuck like crazy, littering my typing with double letters. My typing speed became perceptibly slower on it. Not so with the aluminum! I'm flying again! It's everything I could want and I want to get one for my G5 at work! Nice one, Apple!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice at first but .......

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Have had my iMac for about 6 months and LOVE it. The keyboard was cool at first--great looking. Only real complaint—and Apple, are you listening?—is that it gets absolutely filthy within just a short time of use. And you can't just brush or blow away the dirt. You must use water and a rag. Just thought I'd contribute this opinion for those out there who value a consistently good look and easy-clean option. Great keyboard otherwise.

    38 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with KVM Switch emulators

    • Written by from Portland

    This is a great keyboard. I love the feeling of the keys and the slimmed down design; it's spoiled me for other keyboards. That said, form is one thing Apple did well, but they failed at function. This keyboard is incompatible with KVM switches that use emulation. It won't work with IOGear KVM's. I don't know if the keyboard works with Belkin KVM's, but I read that, if the KVM uses emulation (a common practice), you won't be able to use it with the KVM switch. Big, bummer.

    38 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard. Ever.

    • Written by from Fords

    i cannot explain how much i love this keyboard. it's just so amazing. i bought this keyboard because i wanted to make my macbook pro into a temporary desktop for when i'm just in my room. i love the fact that it has two usb ports but one is taken up because of the mouse x] . the design of this keyboard is just amazing. it's so slim, but that doesn't take away from its quality. it still is a full size keyboard, with a number pad which is just an added bonus. one thing that i really love about this keyboard is the sound that the keys make when you type. i just LOVE the sound the keyboard makes, it's just so amazing. so if you're looking for a great looking keyboard, that doesn't sacrifice quality, this is the keyboard for you. and it just looks awesome. this keyboard is way worth the 49 dollars, and anyone who is looking for a keyboard just has to get this one.

    61 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word - PERFECT!

    • Written by from Memphis

    Finally a keyboard whose keys respond without a long distance stroke path - you touch the keys rather then having D E P R E S S them. Brings new meaning to "touch typing". I LOVE this keyboard!!

    And forget about gunk getting down into the keyboard and impairing your keyclicks - or like with that nasty see-through keyboard, seeing everything that and fallen inside and you couldn't get out!. The closed nature of the keyboard is wonderful.

    Don't the let thinness fool you. This is one heavy weight, sturdy, hardworking keyboard.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice addition

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    This ultra thin keyboard is absolutely eye-catching and does a great job at catching people's attention, "Hey, wow! Look at that keyboard..." Beyond the superficial, I appreciate it's low profile. As it prevents me from aggravating my wrists after a lot of work with less of a "praying mantis" pose and more of a natural hand position. And even though the spaced keys and rearrangement of keys (function keys particularly) are different, within an hour they feel right at home with a wonderful solid response. I am completely pleased with this upgrade for my Macintosh.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    • Written by from Maryville

    I've just had my second keyboard fail within a year...very frustrating. I like the numeric keypad feature, which is why I purchased it...but now I've got to revert back to my bluetooth keyboard until I get this one replaced...AGAIN! There is obviously an issue with this keyboard from what I read in the message boards. Apple - please fix or replace this keyboard, this is extremely disappointing!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Excelsior

    This is the 3rd of these I have bought. Should have bought the wireless to begin with the second time. Works well for about 3-6 months then "undiscoverable" or stops working. Know it is not USB ports because I can plus in the wired mouse into the USB and that works just fine.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why even bother with the usb ports?

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    What initially sold me on this keyboard was the built in usb ports. This would've allowed me to get rid of the hassle of plugging and unplugging usb devices from my mac. It seemed like a great deal, but of course there was a catch. The usb ports are "low-powered" usb ports, so things that you ordinarily connect and disconnect from your computer, such as a phone, iPod, camera, flash drive, etc., do not work through the usb ports on the keyboard. SERIOUSLY APPLE? The only thing i could get to work through the usb ports was a wired mouse, which is interesting since Apple does not currently sell a wired mouse. But that brings the question of why put two ports on the keyboard if the only thing that will work is a mouse? It's not like someone connects two mice to one computer.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from Hopedale

    I have already gone through two of these keyboards. First the left Shift key stops working, then others follow. It also makes this terrible noise when plugged in and not being used. Almost like a key is being constantly depressed when it isn't. I'm not rough on keyboards so there is no reason I should have gone through two so far.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Surprise

    I have used this keyboard for a couple of years now and have no complaints.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was wireless

    • Written by from Placentia

    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

    Best Keyboard Ever!

    • Written by from West palm beach

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why didn't I buy this before?

    • Written by from Proton Station

    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


    • Written by from Chicago

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but not perfect

    • Written by from Campbell

    It's very comfortable to type on, specially that you won't need to work your fingers too much - I guess that helps preventing micro trauma quite a bit. But the fact that the first row containing the function keys is right next to the rest of the keys makes it very difficult for me to locate the digit keys easily.

    I usually type with the keyboard tray retracted all the way in and seldom see the keys. Once I get the home keys F and J, I can easily find the alphabet keys, but locating the correct digit key on the top row is usually a bit of a hassle for me. If the function keys had a little bit of a distance from the rest of the keys, it would've been easier for me to locate them.

    Same goes for the numeric keypad and the top row of function keys.

    20 of 24 people found this useful