• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great w/ Late 2008 Macbook

    This wired keyboard works great with my Late 2008 Macbook. Plugged it in and was immediately able to use it; no problems whatsoever.

    I was even able to charge/sync my 2nd Gen iPod Touch with the USB ports on the keyboard. Before buying this, I had read reviews of people having issues with that. Works with mine with no problems.

    I went back and forth between the wired and the bluetooth keyboard, before finally buying this. I'd recommend this is any Macbook/Pro/Air user. If you aren't planning on projecting the screen image onto a screen that is far away (TV?) then the bluetooth keyboard isn't worth the extra money IMO. Especially since the wired keyboard has a number pad.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a keyboard snob

    and this is a very nice keyboard. It feels very similar to the current laptop keyboards, with a very short-travel keypress. Anecdotally, I think that makes the keyboard faster than others I have used. The Keyboard also has several more F-Keys that previous apple keyboards, which gives real flexibility for applications. Oh, and of course, it also has a full 10-key and big arrows, unlike the wireless version.

    Its worth noting that the keys themselves are slightly rough, and since they are white, attract dirt like it is going out of style.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problemo with 10.4.11!

    I use this keyboard on my old G4 running 10.4.11 and I have not noticed anything wrong with it, all functions ok. Download the keyboard software update 1.2 dmg if necessary. If you "lost" some keys, just check the keyboard viewer button in the inpout menu of the international pref pane, and you'll discover that to get the £ (yes, this one!) you just have to press shift-3... Otherwise great built quality, superb looks and really nice feeling under the fingers... I better stop...

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product with £ key!

    This keyboard it just fantastic. It is beautifully designed and MUCH better than my old white heavy 'clacky' keyboard. Typing is now a pleasure rather than a chore. Delivery was super fast.

    Contrary to other reviews I can confirm that my keyboard does have a '£' key. However, make sure you order the United Kingdom version and not the International English version. There's a drop down list on the right hand side of the page where you can make your choice.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    This keyboard has full functionality with Mac Mini running on Leopard with absolutely no problems.
    Great feel and great looks.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Like an earlier review - I didn't think I would like the new low profile design but I was WAY wrong! It is amazing. The ergonomics make it much easier and effient to use. It is also much faster to type with. Looks cool too! I opted for this model as I need a 10 key pad and the wireless feature is cool but I just use it at my desk. Never thought I would be so crazy for a keyboard!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In response to "Where is the £ key?"...

    If your keyboard came without a £ key then you must have ordered the International English language version.

    You should have selected British English as the language, this version of the keyboard does have the £ key in the usual place.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Excellent keyboard just easy plug and play, easy to transport around with my laptop and very robust. Just commenting on mac OSX 10.4. the normal F key functions do work if you go to system preferences and go to keyboards and mouses and tick the box for the use of all F keys so you can use the F9, F10, F11 and F12 keys all as normal and to use printed on picture keys press the function key and F9 and it will skip tracks for example.
    If you can work your mac you can work this!
    Enjoy

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Keyboard

    I bought a new iMac, I love the keyboard, it's so easy to type on! :) It also looks sleek and clean. This is a definite buy for anyone who wants a better keyboard to type on!! GO APPLE!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was surprised...

    I didn't think I would like this keyboard at first. Just by looking at it, I thought it would be uncomfortable to use, and I wasn't sure how satisfying of a click you would get when you press on the keys, you know? But, it actually works well, and is one of my favorite keyboards now.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A little difficult to get used to ...

    Apple's new low profile keyboard is so different from the previous model that transitioning to it was challenging for a few days. I have heavy hands and was used to banging away on the old style keyboard. It creaked and clacked and the keys occasionally stuck, but, this was keyboarding as I knew it.

    Then, a left shift key blew out. I thought, hmmm, probably dust bunnies and cat hair stuck under the key cap. So, I popped all the key caps off and sure enough, there was enough dust, hair and dirt to start a small apartment garden. I cleaned not only the keyboard, but the key switches and caps. Then, I carefully reassembled the keyboard. Looked great. The left shift key was still dead.

    I had been secretly lusting after one of these new low profile keyboards for some time and given the recent death of my left shift key I now had a legitimate reason to purchase one.

    This keyboard requires much less pressure and the low profile took some getting used to as well.

    I've been typing on it for about a week now and the more I use it, the better I like it.

    The only negative that I have found is somewhat minor, but, irritating nonetheless.

    Why did Apple change the F-key layout and special key assignments? Weird. Doesn't make any sense. Apple has been using exactly the same layout for years; it is a de facto standard. Oh well, I'll adapt.

    But the quality of the keyboard is excellent. I really love the low pressure keys which make 1/10th the noise of the older keyboards. I also find that my hands feel better after a few hours on this keyboard. Great job Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Board - would prefer a larger version as well

    I liked this keyboard so much I bought one for me 'dirty rotten PC' as well. It's quite, small, responsive and looks great on the desk.

    I would however, love to see a larger alternative. As a touch typist the small layout is fine for regular tasks, but when I'm working in Photoshop I tend to have one hand on the Cintiq. This leaves only one for the keyboard and having all of my function keys so close together means this keyboard is unusable for the majority of my work. If we could get a larger format with the typical spacing between each 4 function buttons it would be perfect.

    That being said I'm looking for an alternative, I wouldn't change the current keyboard as it has a place as well.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite keyboards

    I had one of these on an iMac and decided to get a separate one for my Powerbook G4 12-inch. This keyboard now comes with an extension cord about a meter long just in case your computer is a little farther away than usual. What I like about this keyboard is that the keys have a very short travel so that I do not need to use as much effort when typing. Also, it is fairly quiet unlike some of the keyboards that I used in the past. Also, the thin profile eliminates the need for a thick wrist pad that I used to use with my keyboards.
    The main reason why I got this instead of the wireless keyboard is that if you have desk space and do a lot of editing, you will enjoy the dedicated forward-delete key, home, end, and page up and down. Now to delete whole words in front of the cursor, I just need to press option forward delete instead of pressing fn option and the normal backspace key like I used to. Although some other people don't like the style of the keys, I find that at least for me it reduces typing errors because I often strike keys off-center and this design keeps me from pressing the adjacent keys when I do this.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A big improvement

    I have a PowerMac with the old style keyboard and that keyboard is so difficult to type on compared to this keyboard with my new iMac. Very impressed with it, it's just so comfortable.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable

    I have tendonitis in my wrists from typing improperly for years. Because of the slim nature of the keyboard, it takes little pressure to type, and does not aggravate my tendonitis like the heavy, clunky keyboards on other computers.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Price is Definitely Worth It!

    Likes: Slim, Laptop-Like Keys, Metal Finish, White Keys, Feel on Keys, US Ports on each side, Price, Dashboard & Expose easy access keys, etc.
    Dislikes: Absolutely Nothing

    I think, considering the fact that the design and materials used are flawless, the prices is well set and even better than some of these other slim keyboards that sometimes go all the way to $150+. It's a great investment.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best keyboard ever.

    The new apple keyboard is wonderful! The keys are the perfect hight, and have just the right amount of resistance when you push them down. The finish on the keys feels great on your fingers, and the anodized aluminum just gleams. the best part of this keyboard though, is that its just easy to type on! I can type faster and with less errors simply because of the way the keys are placed. You need to try it! Definitely the best keyboard I have ever used.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard

    I just bought my keyboard today (Nov. 18, 2008),as soon as i hooked up I felt the difference with my old keyboard, it is soft touch and looks good. It's a great add-on to my MAC. Get it now MAC Manias!!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Learn to READ!!! ...then rate

    First of all this keyboard is awesome... especially for anyone that is used to using a notebook keyboard. Feels like a brand new macbook keyboard... but bigger.

    Don't listen to anyone that is complaining about insufficient power on the USB ports for iPods and external HDs that draw power from only the USB port. This is the case with ANY keyboard with USB ports on it; there is even a disclaimer for this in the product description!!!

    Bottom line: get this keyboard. If you need to plug in power-hungry devices; those belong on the back of the computer or on a powered USB hub anyways!!!

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this keyboard! No debate, just get it!

    I recently started a new design job and had the old "push key" keyboard. Not only were some of the keys sticking but it looked dirty and was impossible to clean! I insisted I get this new one and it was worth asking for! It's sleek, SO very easy to type on — it's like gliding! — quiet and so slim it takes hardly any space. I actually like typing more now!

    Only con is that like the MacBook Pro's casing, the anodized aluminum smudges easily, BUT unlike any other keyboard, this one is actually EASY to clean. All you need is a shammy cloth. Then again it looks so darn nice, you won't want it dirty!

    27 of 30 people found this useful