• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac slow to adopt numeric key pad

    As a relatively new Mac user I'm shocked to discover that a wireless extended keyboard having a numeric key pad is not available. I'm a scientist that crunches numbers. If Mac wants to be considered seriously by serious users, they had better design keyboards for serious users. It's no surprise that Mac is considered a toy by most of the number crunching set. Maybe Mac wants it that way. If you are new to Mac - BEWARE; the 'delete' key is a really a 'backspace' key. Very strange indeed.

    41 of 112 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    I have this keyboard at my house. Even though I use a Macbook instead of an iMac I still switch keyboards when at home. The only reason I'm giving this review 4/5 stars is because I think that Apple should incorporate the backlight technology into these keyboards! I would definitely buy another

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the best keyboard I have used!

    I thought Apple had gone crazy when they introduced this keyboard. "A chiclet keyboard in this day and age!" I exclaimed. I fully expected to hate it.

    However, I can type faster on this keyboard than on any other, and it has an excellent feel. It is also small and looks great. If only this one came in wireless...

    I have been working with computers for over 27 years and this is, without a doubt, the best keyboard I've ever used.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever

    I love this keyboard.The keys feel so crisp,and it looks outstanding.It is better than anything I have ever seen or used.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flat apple keyboard

    hate it hate it!!! very pretty but i can't feel where the keys are.
    hate it. stupid. it is supposed to be an input device, not an object d'art
    we should at least have a choice. 6,000 worth of workstation and a keyboard i can't type on without making mistakes!!!!!!!!!!!! BAH BAH
    YUK

    26 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A typist's dream

    I've been an executive assistant for 20 years... let me tell you... I have tried them all! The straight, the curved, the ergonomically sound, flat keys, raised keys... you name it, I've tried it. This keyboard is by far the smoothest and slickest that I've ever used. After getting one at home and using it for a week, I insisted on getting one for work as well. I wouldn't use anything else. The number pad is a very nice touch, as well. If you type for a living... look no further. This is the keyboard for you, whether you're an Apple freak (like me) or not. ;)

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compliments Windows and Mac Brilliantly

    I just built a new rig running windows 7 and I was looking for a low profile keyboard. Needless to say, I couldn't resist the sex appeal of the apple aluminum keyboard. I'm happy to report that I plugged it into my PC and it worked flawlessly.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    Wonderful keyboard. Have had this keyboard for a few months now and it hasn't failed me yet!! It works seamlessly with my iMac. No problems what so ever. I absolutely love it!! I highly recommend this keyboard to anyone who wants a fantastic keyboard. Like always Apple has made the best! Get one of the great keyboards, you WILL be satisfied.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad in Bootcamp Vista

    I've read a few reviews complaining that the numeric keypad doesn't work in Bootcamp because there is no "num-lock" key... All you have to do is navigate through windows' clumsy start menu to find the "on screen keyboard" and click on the num-lock key on that.

    With this little annoyance out of the way this keyboard is fantastic. I love the low profile keys because it feels the same as my macbook air keyboard.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Keyboard Ever!

    This is by far the best keyboard I have ever typed on... Sure it has a few extra "F" keys but they don't really get in the way. I love everything about it, the construction, the look, and its a lot quieter to type on than a lot of other keyboards. Thank You Apple!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    it needs to have the curve shape like some of the new PC keybords

    3 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor functioning work of art

    There is no doubt that this keyboard is a work of art. However, there is a major problem with the space bar. You must strike it along the top edge or it will not properly insert a space. Itforcesyou toconstantlyslide yourhands upon theketboardfor your thumbs tohit that top edgeof the bar. Notice this last sentence, it gives you some ideahow pervasivethis problem is.

    11 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings.

    I really like the touch, the look, etc. But there are a couple of minor shortfalls:

    1. The specialized function keys now being combined with regular "Function" keys. I hate this. It's messed with my mind in all kinds of ways. To me, keyboard shortcuts are sacrosanct. I really liked having specific Volume keys - it was easy to understand and I don't know a human alive who has ever used an "F19" key - way too many "F" keys, there's no reason for crowding the volume keys together with F10-F12. Overriding this behavior (however you have it set) with a laptop-style "fn" key is inconvenient, to say the least.

    2. It feels like the spacing has changed significantly. I'm having to retrain my hands (again) - gettin' tired of doing that! Not a huge gripe, because most keyboards are different, but still...

    2 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    This keyboard is very stylish but lacking a bit on the practical side.

    1. I find it difficult to feel where my hands are on the keyboard since the keys are flat. This leads to many cases where I try to press one key and end up pressing 2 to 3 keys instead.

    2. The keys have a soft feel which is ergonomical but this (for me) leads to many miss-pressed keys since it is extremely easy (especially with the flatness of the keys) to trigger a key if your finger is not centered on the key you want to press.

    3. The keyboard has a low profile which some people might like but I am used to a little more height. This is also one of the very very few keyboards in existence that does not allow you to adjust the angle that it sits on the table (I'm doing this instead with a thin textbook)

    The combination of the above (be they design flaws or personal preferences) has reduced my typing speed from a healthy 95 down to about 55-60 on average. I will officially ditch the keyboard as soon my new unicomp spacesaver comes in (which is comparable in price and far better for my particular style of typing, too bad its ugly).

    13 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Please?

    This is by far the most well designed keyboard I have ever come across.
    It makes all of the others out there look like something from the early 90's.
    The ONLY thing I would want changed about this product would be a wireless option.
    (or perhaps a separate, matching, wired or wireless numeric keypad for use with the more compact version)

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tactile feel

    Love the solid aluminum construction. The keys are actually chiclet-type keys that are silent, smooth, and great for touch typists like me. I actually enjoy using this keyboard! (I've been a PC user for 20+ years and switched to Macs recently). Love it!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard for Mac or Windows PC

    As someone who bought a macbook last year for the first time, I quickly fell for the soft touch keyboard and now hate using standard clicky keyboards you normally get, even the so called expensive one's with all the bells and whistles just don't cut it.

    I bought this keyboard a couple of months back to use with my windows based work PC and I absolutely love it. I now use one at home and work! I found the additional function keys great for mapping special commands with work based PC, no special software required either which was a bonus.

    Hopefully Apple will bring out a backlit keyboard option in the future, that would really be fantastic...

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth, Fast Keyboard

    I just bought this keyboard a couple of days ago and it is, without a doubt,
    the smoothest and quietest keyboard I have ever used. It's short key
    travel makes it fast and responsive and a real pleasure to use. It is
    so sleek and takes up a lot less room on the desktop than other keyboards.
    Apple, you have made another great product to accompany your
    great computers! Thanks!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I have ever used

    Best Keyboard I have ever used. It makes using other keyboards look and type like big clunkers

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful if you actually work for a living!

    So it looks cute. So what? When is Apple going to come up with a keyboard that does not leave me hands/forearms etc in pain? Don't get me wrong, the computers and players are great, but all their keyboards are not. All the other brands with ergonomic keyboards/mice don't actually interface well with Apple so it's either have a well designed keyboard that won't work with my computer or have a teeny, tiny really cute and shinny keyboard that makes my hands cramp up at the end of the day! Thanks.

    4 of 26 people found this useful