• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to touch, pitty bout the keys!

    Not sure how others have fared with this keyboard, but I bought it to replace my worn out board on my G5.
    Ive had it about 4 weeks and already the A and E key are almost invisible. Yes the type is coming off. Just as well I can type and know where the keys are. Sorry, but that gives it a lower rating for me. The keyboard is way to young to be losing its letters.
    Careful Apple, your quality is starting to slip. Stop getting your stuff make in 3rd world countries!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good, but not for drink-around-desk lovers

    This keyboard provides nearly perfect feeling when typing and even looks diligent!
    But I would say, as a man who have just done cleaning the keyboard, you don't buy this keyboard unless you are 100% avoidable from spilling sticky drinks on it.
    It is nearly impossible to disassemble this keyboard, and REassembling disassembled keyboard is even worse than IMPOSSIBLE.

    I could've covered it with skin, but I couldn't find it at reasonable price. If you know one and planned to get this keyboard, make sure you buy key skin first.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If you are a designer...BEWARE!!!

    Whilst the new keyboard is great for typing, the Function keys have been reprogrammed. If you're like me and are working in InDesign or Quark and turn the guides on and off on your layouts a billion times a day, this shortcut is now a two button action (fn>f7 instead of just f7) slowing me down considerably...WHY does Apple have to go changing things for no good reason, there's now a bunch of f-keys sitting largely redundant (and Quark or InDesign won't accept reprogrammed f-keys) so f13 - f19 aren't being used....sigh!

    24 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looked great, but limited

    At first glance I loved the sleek look, but after trying it out found that the flatness of the keys made my fingers get lost on the pad. On old keyboards with their slightly raised edges, I can feel when my fingertips are getting off target. Not so with these. It's like being blind.

    When I got home I was doubly glad I had not spent money on it as realized the new placement of the usb ports would have made maneuvering my wired mouse impossible. I have extremely limited space for the mouse as it is, but a usb plug sticking out right into the mouse pad would allowed naught but the tiniest of movements. My old apple keyboard has the ports in the back where there is plenty of room for wires. Sure, I could go wireless, but I use the numbers keypad almost as much as I use the rest of a keyboard.

    Now I see other people having trouble with the dedicated F keys and I'm triple glad didn't purchase.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth It

    This keyboard is not ergonomic although it looks good. I hate the feel of the keys because they are so flat. When I can afford it, I am going to get a Kinesis (very expensive). It is so much better than anything Apple or other manufacturers come up with. In the meantime, I am stuck using this flat keyboard. Ugh.

    41 of 83 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with KVM Switch emulators

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this keyboard tonight, but have to return it as one of the keys is broken. The keyboard is fine, I have a MacBook so I was used to the keys. I'm typing this review on the broken unit, it feels fine, but the broken key is a pain ... I'm asking for my money back - Spent more gas on getting to the apple store and returning the thing than it's worth!

    16 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    There are better keyboards for less.

    I have been a touch typist for over 25 years. My Mom has been a touch typist for over 50 years. We both agree -- the keys on this new model have no natural weight to them and this causes us to make more errors.

    Apple, please bring back the previous model with normal sized keys and spring tension. That was an excellent, inexpensive keyboard.

    54 of 82 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard lacks functionality

    Finally broke my work keyboard. Three years is a pretty good run. The new one I got as a replacement isn't as good. Here's why. Apple has removed the function keys, or maybe made the common ones so that they are geared for Mac functions. The main thing I don't like is the disk eject button. If I have to boot up from a disk utility disk, on restart the disk eject key fails to eject the disk. So, I go through a lot of restarts trying to get the disk out of my superdrive before I have to crawl under the desk and hook up my old, broken keyboard, so I can get the boot disk out of my drive. Not cool.

    26 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the touch, hate the shape

    As an ergonomic specialist who studies bodies for a living and has used Apple products for over twenty years, I can only say I really dislike the shape of this keyboard and WISH Apple would provide the same touch on a split keyboard. Apple was the FIRST company to understand the need for a split keyboard. Unfortunately, they abandoned the design too soon. It took longer for many of us to understand why a split board was necessary. The engineered positive tilt to the keyboard is a problem as it REQUIRES wrist extension. A second problem with this keyboard is getting it properly set on keyboard trays. The slight positive angle of the board and its 1/8? inch height makes it difficult to put the wrist in a healthy position.

    62 of 103 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Thin for anyone with fingernails

    I have been using this keyboard for about a month now and I am ready to put my old one back to work. I guess everyone else that has reviewed this product have very short fingernails. Since there is no depth to the keys, I keep striking more than one key at a time as there is no overhang area. My fingernails are natural and not that long. I do not want to type with the tip of my nails, I want to type with my finger tips.

    29 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really icky

    I like the bigger keys, but that's about it. The keys have no tactile response. Also the whole thing is too flush to the desk top. Really uncomfortable to type on.

    21 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Yes the design is nice. But when you must space between words you actually have to hit the space bar pretty hard. A little hard with the typing. Meaning you have to press harder then you you should.

    36 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    All touch (I mean pound), no action

    LOVE the look, but give me my old key board back..... This is a keyboard that wants to be all touch, but lacks the sensitivity - drops letters everywhere. I would stay with the old deep seated keyboard until they get the action right. We have an office with multiple keyboards that have been replaced with the old style or (worst yet) MS keyboards.

    31 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    space bar needs revamping

    I have used this keyboard for over a month now.
    Many good things here.

    But I continue to be frustrated with the space bar. Maybe my touch of the space bar is light and it doesn't trigger moving one space. I am not sure why this works so much different than other keyboards I have used.
    Maybe the space bar needs to be raised one eight of an inch or made more sensitive.
    But it continues to be frustrating to look at a few sentences that I have typed and a fair number of word have no separation between them (in spite of taping on the space bar).
    And I can say the same thing about the shift key as it has the same problem.
    I can not rate this keyboard higher because to me this is unacceptable.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, but too small

    I'm with another reviewer - too small, too flat, very uncomfortable to use - like a laptop keyboard. I am always fixing mistakes. I'll be using the wireless keyboard that came with my old mac, and give this to the buyer of same.

    Mac stuff IS elegant, but sometimes I wish they would consider function, too. I sold my iPod touch for the same reason - keyboard almost impossible to use.

    187 of 367 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too small for me

    I recently bought a new imac which I love, but the keyboard is so small that I am constantly hitting the wrong keys and having to go back and correct what I write. I don't know if I am going to try to get used to it or get a new, bigger keyboard. The features are very nice otherwise and for that reason hate to give it up. I've been looking at the Mcally full sized one on Amazon.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Order an extension cord with it

    The keyboard itself is fine, but unless you plan on using it directly under the monitor, the cord is at least a foot too short. My desk has a keyboard tray that requires the cord to go around the back edge of the desk and up to the computer. There needs to be another 12 inches (18 would be even better) for this to happen. I'd go with the wireless, but I need the 10-key. An excellent product made useless for lack of 3-cents worth of wire.

    69 of 100 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eject button placement...stupid

    I love the keyboard... except for the location of the EJECT button in the F keys??? I've hit Eject a couple of times now while burning when I only ment to hit the backspace button under it. Why didn't the freaken EJECT button go at the END of the F keys and not in the middle of them?? VERY frustrating if your in the middle of a burn. The other thing... you can't turn the monitor brightness buttons off on the keyboard!! Our 23" Apple monitors are calibrated with the brightness buttons on the monitor turned off! One mistake on the keybard and BAM... recalibration time.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, when it works.

    The keyboard looks great, feels great, but doesn't work great. Occasionally the keyboard will stop responding, and will have to be unplugged and plugged back in, or will miss keystrokes, or will start sending the same keystroke over and over. For a programmer, this is enough to make you want to throw the device full force into a concrete floor.

    Perhaps I just got a bad one, but I can't justify buying another one to find out, and I can't return this one now. Luck of the draw.

    4 of 6 people found this useful