• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, never worked

    I am extremely disappointed. This is the second keyboard I've purchased in one year. The second one never worked unless I wiggled the USB port. Quality does not seem to be synonymous with Apple any longer.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but not Wireless

    I have got the new 27" imac everything expect the power is wireless, trakpad, mouse keyboard: Great! Only I'm missing the numeric part of the keyboard, I'm ready to order but wait this is wired. Why, prop[ably because of the USB hub but I would like to trade that for wireless any day. Only alternative that I have found until now is the logitech wireless k750 solar powered, but it is just not the real thing. I hope that a new keyboard will be announced soon otherwise it will need to be the alternative version.

    13 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wired keyboard

    Beware I got this with my new iMac and after a soft ware update & reboot will not see the keyboard iMac keeps asking to plug in Bluetooth keyboard, tried to get help but no one knows what the problem is went on a forum and the same issue been found with other Mac users you need to turn of the Mac unplug from the mains and wait 1/2 hour then it might come back. Apart from that keyboard great

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give this keyboard a 1/2 star but that is not one of the options

    My keyboard stopped working and I wondered if it was me or a software patch. I came online to troubleshoot (on my Dell Laptop) and saw how many people had similar problems. Quite honestly, I had no idea this keyboard had so many problems when I got my fully loaded desktop Mac-Pro. It now died with no apparent reason. It started with the delete key, then the M and now nothing. I rebooted but I can't log in because none of the keys work to log in. I can't use a Bluetooth keyboard because it can't pair. I will have to get at least a used one just to reboot. The keyboard has not been damaged in any way. Hmm. Maybe my keyboard from my Radio Shack Model I, TRS-80 will work?

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible DO NOT PURCHASE

    I have purchased hundreds of apple products for my home and my office, and I have over a dozen current apple products in my home currently. It pains me to say that this particular keyboard is deeply flawed. I have purchased two of them in as many years, and both have crapped out. The more unsettling thing is that apple in both cases refused to honor their customary 1 year warranty. I will continue to buy apple products, but my keyboards will be third party until apple pulls their head out on this front.

    73 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is far too short

    The cable is laughably short, especially when hooked up to a 27-inch iMac -- you can't get the keyboard far enough away from the monitor to use comfortably.

    59 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it if you're running less than 10.6.8

    Great keyboard, but if you are running less than 10.6.8, the volume keys will not work and you will spend hours trying to figure out why, wondering all the while how it is possible that something as simple as a keyboard should require an operating system upgrade that vastly more complicated devices manufactured by other vendors do not. Nice move, Apple.

    35 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy key contacts

    Worst keyboard ever. I am on my 2nd one. CAPS lock will not respond without 2 or 3 presses. Random keys make no contact at first. Apple, you should be ashamed (and I am a heavy typer. Never had a problem with the wireless - just got sick of replacing batteries. this is a loser! (see, that was supposed to be CAPS LOCK, but did not work!!!
    Ugh!!!! My HP is much better!

    26 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    After 3 months, it stops working
    cheap quality
    Please don't buy

    81 of 149 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Top row of letters just stopped working!!

    Only 9 months old, it hasn't had any spillages and the expose key suddenly stopped working, I rebooted and then that came back, but then seconds later letters Q to P suddenly stopped working. Tried usual troubleshooting, checked forums etc. This is my second keyboard after the letter F stopped working on my last one. Really weird as I dont think I am doing anything peculiar !!!! Can only think it must be hardware related

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy a new one every year and a half!

    After 18 months of use, the entire middle row of this keyboard stopped working. I tried to fix it using all the methods outlined in the keyboard troubleshooting pages on the Apple site to no avail. It had to be replaced. There was no spillage, no Windex sprayed into it, no dropping it on the ground, nothing to warrant it breaking. Just normal, regular use. Obviously after reading some reviews I find that I am not the only one with this issue. Furthermore I find it very odd that all of the similar, negative reviews of this keyboard mentioning reliability are found less "useful" with more "thumbs down." I would think that a "my keyboard died in 18mo of regular use" review is much more useful than an "zomg I just got it it's so cooool" review.

    Honestly I find a keyboard that dies in such a short amount of time unacceptable, especially from a company that sells expensive products. I have never, EVER had a keyboard die on me. I'm pretty sure my first one from '95 still works. There's obviously something faulty with this model and Apple should care to look into it as I don't feel like buying another faulty replacement. Honestly, I'm not going to comment that it is nice, because it doesn't matter how nice it is if it dies so quickly. What an absolute waste!

    162 of 178 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... BUT some keys just stopped working

    This keyboard is almost perfect. I loved it. Nice and sturdy. No need for recharging batteries. Keys are nice and easy and doesn't make a noise when you type, like the previous white keyboard. So
    Had it for two years now and all of a sudden the "m" "j" "u" and "7" keys just stopped working. No damage or fault on my side caused it. Through a bit of online research, it became apparent, that I'm not the only one with this problem. All the keys are in a row, and the apple store said there's nothing they can do, I must just buy a new one. :( Now it doesn't matter that I love it. It's not possible to work on it.

    87 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in 7 Months

    Worked great for 7 months of very light use - residential a couple days a week about an hour each time. Yesterday a warning window popped up saying "USB drawing too much power".
    The keyboard was the only thing I had plugged into the back of the IMac USB ports. At that point the keyboard died. Dead. As in not even the little caps locked light will not work. Checked the USB ports with other device and they work fine, so I have to assume that when the keyboard started to fry/die it started to pull too much power from the iMac. Love the bigger keyboard but wish they made it in a wireless version.

    68 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure prone

    In the past few months I purchased 2 new iMacs with these wired keyboards. I prefer the wired models over the battery powered ones. Both of these keyboards failed quickly with similar issues of stuck keys or non functional keys. This forced me to buy a replacement keyboard due to the extensive time it takes Apple to replace failed components. Neither keyboard had extensive usage, just normal residential use in the evenings. I do like the feel of these keyboards but the poor quality is not acceptable. I would not recommend anyone buy one of these outright but select Logitech units which have never given me problems.

    59 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you Kidding ?

    My first computer was an abacus so I've been around these things for a long time, and I've cleaned keyboards dozens of times, always simply spraying some cleaner on it and wiping it down. Exactly what every manufacturer tells you not to do, however it always worked for me.
    So when I did the same thing with this sleek looking piece of equipment with white keys, it failed. Several of the keys quit working. Even the tried and true "blow it out with compressed air " trick did not work, even though it has worked on every other KB I've ruined.
    So after all these years of violating manufacturer's cleaning instructions I figure it's time to pay the piper so I didn't even try to warranty it, especially since i learned the hard way that it is not possible to take these apart.
    On the second one (the one on which the on-board volume control did not work from day one) I did it the right way. Dampened-down a soft cloth with cleaner and went to work. Now 2 keys no longer work. Now tomorrow I'm looking forward to making the 1 hour drive each way to the Apple store, waiting in line behind an army of "20-something's" (who conduct "peaceful" demonstrations in every city about how they can't get jobs yet always crowd the Apple store) so that I can return this one. The worst part is that on the 1-hour drive home I will have plenty of time to worry about if the logic board or power supply on my imac G5 will need to be replaced AGAIN soon, since it's been a year or so since I've had that problem to deal with. Sorry guys, I'm pretty much done with Apple.

    34 of 163 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have a keyboard from 1995. This one died after one year and a half

    Anyway, this is guaranteed to get you spending another $50 every year and a bit. It's pretty okay as a keyboard, and the usb things on the side are probably the one feature that saves it. However it won't last you. You will spend another $50 13 months from now.

    27 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked by Apple Keyboard MB110LL/B Model 1243

    Recently purchase Apple Keyboard for my my MacBook Pro. I repeatedly receive small shocks whenever if turn away from the computer (in my chair, with feet on plastic floor mat) or leave and return to the computer for any reason. I have tried grounding the metal, but that doesn't work. It is not only annoying, with a pacemaker I am scared of the impact. This is the second keyboard that has done this. Returned the first. HELP!

    34 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective

    Nice design, but the one I rec'd slipped through Apple with defects. The Caps Lock key doesn't work. The volume control buttons activate Expose. Yes, I know, I should return/exchange.

    28 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great touch and feel, lousy reliability

    As soon as I discovered this keyboard on buying an earlier iMac I fell in love with it, great touch and feel, good ergonomics and very nice aesthetics. So much so that I replaced most of my existing keyboards with this unit, all told I bought four. Looks like that may not have been the smartest decision.

    About six months ago the first failed. You'd plug it in and whenever you'd hit one of several keys it would keep on entering that character as if on steroids. Because it was was hooked up to a mac mini, used primarily by my kids, I ascribed it to hard use.

    When I brought it back to the Apple store I was informed that it was outside the one year warranty (by 2 weeks) and that therefore I was just out of luck. However, the fresh faced specialist did inform me that they had a repair service. Yup I'm going to pay someone to look at a $50 item, so I not so kindly informed them to recycle it.

    Be that as it may, number 2 failed a few weeks ago, this time it was even more catastrophic. All you had to do is plug it in and it went nuts, who knows what the offending key was, it made no difference, the unit was toast. Sadly this unit was harder to dismiss as it was in it was in my personal possession for its entire life and hard use was not the term that comes to mind.

    Summation, two out the four units have failed within a period of what ..... 2 to 4 years. I have "Mac" ADB extended keyboards that are 25 years old that and still work flawlessly, not to mention various Compaq, Micron and IBM keyboards of a similar vintage.

    Learning; this is the new Apple and not the old Mac, a company that does not stand behind its product. I guess that's what happens when you "out source" your production.

    57 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid if using a keyboard for more than 1 hour/day

    After using this keyboard for a week (6 hours a day), my left thumb started hurting.
    It's very uncomfortable doing cmd-T, cmd-G etc. I know Apple puts design first,
    but keyboard is one thing where they should care about ergonomics at least a little.

    16 of 23 people found this useful