• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality has gone

    We got one of these keyboards with our iMac in 2010 and it lasted and worked perfectly, including using the USB ports to charge and download from iPods and iPhones (don't know if that is really what the USB ports were for). Sadly I dropped a wee dram on the keyboard and letter E failed. So bought a replacement and had trouble ever since, we are now onto our third keyboard in a year. I also upgraded the iMac to Yosemite and that seems to have made things worse. The USB ports don't seem to work at all, or if they are used they cause the whole keyboard to fail. Pretty shambolic really. I will be looking for a non-mac next time.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Keyboard has 4 star rating?

    I just bought this Apple keyboard today (2015) and it is USB 2.0 with two USB 2.0 inputs - you can't even connect the superdrive to it. This is really useless and now the new laptops come with only 1-2 usb ports at all - how about a Thunderbolt keyboard and superdrive Apple? Can we get something for our 1 billion dollar investment? Or at least make a dock of your own so I can tie in all these antiquated accessories left in the dust of Apple Madness.....

    - Come on people revise your vote for the 21st century -

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    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!!!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both faulty within months

    Care with these keyboards. Very pretty at first sight. I bought 2 for my boys to use with their macs and both had faulty, unresponsive keys within months. So, they're back with their cheap but reliable microsoft keyboards. Now trying to return them. Really upset as they were not cheap.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect to use

    Just get one, good to look and type. I thought to buy a wireless one but when I really look at it, I can't find an idea to buy that coz it doesn't have a numeric keyboard. Considering I won't use it out of home, bigger size will be a better choice. Great Apple:)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice size keyboard

    This is a really nice size keyboard and feels great, it takes up much less space on the desk than PC keyboard and conveniently it is also fully functional on my PC so no I use this for both computers and just switch it between the two.

    I use this along with a magic mouse to turn my macbook pro into a desktop PC when plugged into my 27" screen.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Never regret to purchase this keyboard. Responsive keyboard and elegant design of it which make I love it the most. With the two USB ports, I can charge my iPhone 6, read my flash drive or even power up my USB fan. Never have to worry about getting battery dried up like the bluetooth version of it. Talk about the durability, well, I'm just using it for a month. Go for the bluetooth if you don't like cables, otherwise this could be your perfect choice.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    Awesome product just wish they would make it wireless.
    Besides that best keyboard I have ever owned.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards

    I have been using computers and keyboards since the 80's as a kid. In all my years I have never encountered a more comfortable, stylist, efficient and cleanly designed keyboard.
    I can type for hours and even days with no stress or fatigue, and I love the response of each keystroke.
    I simply cannot go back to any other keyboard model or make, and believe me I have tried.
    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards, and something tells me they will outdo themselves again.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I had to write a review to let anybody who is hesitant to purchase this product because of bad reviews know that it is fantastic. I seriously do not know why Apple insists on shipping keyboards without number pads with all of their Mac products. It makes no sense. So this keyboard is the answer for anybody who relies on that little group of numbers to the right of the letters like me. I also love the fact that it has two USB ports. It makes plugging in flash drives much easier (as opposed to reaching behind an iMac). The fact that it is not wireless is slightly annoying but it comes with a handy dandy USB extender which allows the keyboard to be placed well away from the computer if needed. Great job Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 Months

    I bought one of these in 2005 before apple was cool and that keyboard lasted 9 years with a lot of heavy use and without any issues. Eventually it died so I got another one which only lasted a couple of months before the caps lock key failed. I got that replaced and this new one has died after 3 months with the return key failing. Since my original purchase in 2005 apple has become hugely popular and obviously their quality has gone straight down the toilet, at least for their keyboards. Prior to this the quality was unbeatable, presumably because they wanted to grow their customer base. I guess it's now cheaper for them to produce junk and accept the high number of returns since they've now got a massive following thanks to the success of their other products like the iphone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it wireless already

    I've had the wireless and wired versions of the Apple keyboard and I could really use the full numberpad keyboard to be wireless. It can't be that hard Apple!

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes the distance, durable, still going strong after 7 years

    I got mine when I bought my first Mac in 2008. It's been solid ever since. It's been used with an iMac and 3 Macbook Pro's. In the last 7 years, it's survived grad school, 2 kids pounding on it, my wife's photo editing with Aperture, and my video editing with Final Cut Pro. The numeric pad is a great convenience and it's a solid keyboard.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    its perfect

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the best keyboard

    For the first few weeks I found the keyboard really strange but then I got used to it and now any other keyboard just feels incredibly clunky and slow to use. I’ve had mine for 6 years now and it’s still absolutely fine. Note that the USB ports are low-powered so don’t work for some devices (e.g. the cheapest USB sticks) but that’s because a keyboard itself is low-powered. I'm using one of mine for an IR receiver for a wireless mouse.

    I still don’t understand why the hash symbol (#) isn’t printed on the key, though!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last Lone!

    Worked for 2 years than quit on me and I am very disappointed. Not eligible for return. I love my Mac but maybe Apple keyboards need improvement in workmanship.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yosemite does not recognize this wired keyboard

    if you are on yosemite, i would not advise buying this keyboard. there are documented issues. after i upgraded yesterday (to 10.10.2), this keyboard does not work. i have tried all the fixes on the support boards to no avail. how can an apple product + an apple product = non-functioning? color me unimpressed.

    38 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm happily buying a new one.

    I bought this in 2008. I prefer the cable, because I find batteries disagreeable, and Apple stopped selling a wireless keyboard with the keys that are on this one (full size arrow keys, numeric keypad, &c.). After 7 years of brutal use, the plastic sleeve of the cable just as it exits the keyboard failed and at least one conductor inside it failed, so it no longer connects. It has been dropped more times than I could count, has dents, and still lasted for 7 years.
    I always used mine with a keyboard protector cover, so no fluids, whether from beverages or cleaning products ever entered it. I like this keyboard better than any other one I have ever used, and I first used a keyboard when it was on a typewriter, in 1965.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't clean it!

    Do not clean the keyboard. If you spray cleaner on it, it will break. If you use a bleach wipe, it will break. Apparently, it you spray a small amount of cleaner on a paper towel and clean the white keys..... it will also break. The last method worked great for about a year. I love everything about this keyboard, the feel, the look, the size, everything. But, I do not work in a sterile environment and I cannot look at, or use, a keyboard with dirt on it. I would love to give this 5 stars, but I just cannot because it cannot be cleaned without breaking.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many Problems

    This key board came with my home computer (iMac) and we had problems with it since day one. Returned it to the store once and the second broke about a year later. Went back to the store after spending $1500+ on the computer and they said they would not replace it. Now I just use my old Dell keyboard and mouse. Maybe it's just my luck!

    13 of 15 people found this useful