• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Indestructible, Superior Key Feel, Immune to Liquid Spills

    • Written by from Hughesville

    The touch and feel of the keys and keyboard are the best of any keyboard that I've ever used. Everyone in the family remarks about how good the touch and feel of the keyboard are.

    I spilled a full glass of orange juice directly on the keyboard, Held it under the kitchen sink faucet until the water ran clear. Set it on end on paper tiles for 30 minutes then propped each end with books over an air conditioning register, keyboard side down for an hour. Plugged it in and it worked great. No effect on the keys, no stickiness.

    Great for klutzes like me.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Want to Like it

    • Written by from Seattle

    I want to like this keyboard. It's a gorgeous object and looks great on my desk.

    Unfortunately, the low profile flat keys make maintaining a consistent typing position more difficult than it should be, and their extremely short travel provides little positive feedback. I find the half-size function keys impossible to hit without looking.

    The fn key is badly located for a modifier key, and requires weird contortions to use it. And Apple's habit if using standard icons to represent the other modifier keys but not printing them on the relevant keys continues.

    Worse, the handsome matte white keys don't stay handsome long. They're dirt magnets, and quickly stain to a uniform level of dinge that defies cleaning.

    Finally, I've been through three of them in 18 months. Admittedly, I pound on them 8-12 hours a day and no doubt need to get a life, but still... a keyboard, like a shoe sole, should be designed to take some pounding.

    Guess I'm just a sucker for a pretty face...

    55 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard A Must Have

    • Written by from Sammamish

    One of the most valuable "features" of this amazing new design is the quietness factor - these keys barely make a sound when you press them. This really pays off if you are in a work environment where several computers are near by. That doesn't mean Apple sacrificed responsiveness - they managed to improve on that as well. The key stroke distance traveled is much less than earlier designs, so you can really type fast with this thing. Another amazing piece of design work by Apple!

    131 of 224 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Order an extension cord with it

    • Written by from Joelton

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I purchased this keyboard to replace the bulky wireless keyboard that came with my iMac and honestly give props to Apple on this one. The keyboard is ridiculously thin and feels great to type on. The keys themselves are smooth, elegant and evenly spaced, a perfect combination for someone with large hands like myself. I was considering the other wireless aluminum keyboard, but it's no larger than a MacBook's keyboard and feels sorta funky for a desktop. In addition to this, the wired keyboard saves money on battery replacements, so it's a sound decision in terms of ergonomics and economics.

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Break... A lot...

    • Written by from Lake Forest Park

    * Looks great
    * Quiet, a very nice keyboard to use
    * USB ports

    * Gets dirty very quickly
    * THEY BREAK OFTEN (see below)

    I love this keyboard, it is easy to type on, fairly quiet, and just feels nice to use. On top of that it looks great. The problem is they break very easily and Apple does not even have the option to request support for them. At my office we have been through 3 of these, as well as one of the ones without the numeric keypad, and one bluetooth version as well. The issue is that keys just stop working without explanation. Apple offers trouble shooting on their website, but it is never the case that it is a software problem, and their solution is "replace it". Which gets costly when these run $50 each. We've spent close to $250 on replacement keyboards in the past year, with no remorse from Apple whatsoever.

    I would love to say don't buy this product, but they are great while they last.

    (Please note that any punctuation in this review had to be inserted using the On-Screen keyboard functionality in OS X, as I've recently had another one of these keyboards break on me).

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Strathmore

    Fantastic key board use it all day every day and does not miss a beat, keys all very easy to use leaves standard keyboards for dead. A bluetooth keyboard with numeric keyboard would be even better.

    44 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys are flat and slippery

    • Written by from Austin

    I work on a computer almost 8 hours a day, and do extensive typing. This keyboard seems cool and satisfies me for a couple of days. However, the practicality is doubtful at best. The keys are flat, and hence, while doing fast typing my fingers often slip and press wrong keys.

    Also, the white keys are easily stained. For that reason, I cannot return this product now, and I am using it as a 2-port USB hub. I am very satisfied with a much cheaper other-brand simple keyboard.

    55 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable for Older People

    • Written by from Fairfax

    When you get older you tend to develop a hand tremor. The old keyboard anchored the fingers and did not interfere with typing. The new keyboard design causes my fingers to slide from key to adjacent key, requiring lengthy editing and enormous frustration. It is incredible to me that Apple's great design staff did not do its market research with the older population. Everyone who buys computers is not under 50. Apple should have made its old keyboard available to those who need it. I had to spend another $79.95 to buy a Logitech wireless keyboard that still featured raised keys.

    58 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe this is only keyboard offered

    • Written by from ARCADIA

    I'm a high volume/speed typist and this keyboard has cut my typing speed in half. Too much time correcting errors. And this style is the only thing on the Apple website and it is terrible. After market alternatives do not meet the criteria that high-volume typists want: Soft but quiet click and a decent travel distance. Very disappointing.

    78 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Macbook Pro!

    • Written by from Ventura

    I ordered one of these so I could have a full sized keyboard layout for use with 3D modeling software but when I received it, installed the required software update and tryed to use it my computer had a kernel panic and needed to be rebooted before doing anything else. Once rebooted the keyboard either wouldn't register keystrokes or would just act as though I were holding down a key until I unplugged the USB cable. Plugging the keyboard back in would then cause another kernel panic and reboot.

    Apple Support walked me through clearing the battery cache and several other vague attempts before giving up and trying to ship me a new one. They claimed it was a hardware conflict and a new one would solve the problem. The problem with that is they don't know the Product Number as their internal numbering system doesn't match any numbers on the keyboard or packaging. Finally they gave up on a normal exchange and just ordered me a new one from the Apple Store.

    I received the replacement the very next day and have the SAME EXACT ISSUES. There is apparently no way to get this keyboard to work with my year old Macbook Pro.

    95 of 154 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Love the numeric keypad... REALLY wish this was available in a wireless model....

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    • Written by from ladera ranch

    Much better feel than the old fullsize. However, the old fullsize was wireless/BT why not this one? Would have been great!

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard ever works with Windows XP!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I know that it is just a keyboard, but I love it!

    It makes typing very easy! It gives you an extra USB port, which is brilliant, and it looks so good.

    I use it with my MB Pro, and it works very well on my Boot Camp Windows XP too! Way to go Apple!

    48 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Help...I've fallen and I can't get up!

    • Written by from Newcastle

    I have fallen in love with this keyboard!
    60 year old typist with arthritic fingers, finds spatial movement is lessened and accuracy is resplendently restored. Along with many other older, foolish folks out there, I spend many mealtimes sitting over the keyboard. My frustration level has also lessened as my tea and toast crumbs are no longer interacting with my keyboard. Bonus! This keyboard is a pleasure to drive. Now, if I can just find the brakes...maybe I can get up myself.

    45 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    sleek design but sacrifices some ergonomics

    • Written by from wrightwood

    I love the way it looks and feels. key length is short making your typing noticeably quicker. I think my biggest complaint is that it is nice and sleek but it sits way to low. even lower than a standard laptop keyboard. It tends to hide under my 6"x11" wacom tablet which is already thin and low profile itself. I have to prop up the back of it on the base of my LCD. I think apple should package a simple base for it to sit about an inch higher in the back. Also I hate that apple moved around all the F-- keys. Should have left the musical controls where they were and same with dashboard.

    71 of 107 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this!

    • Written by from Singapore

    I was a 100% Mac addict until this product hit me. It's beautiful, hip and that was what I fell for until I tried using it. Typing on it feels like running a marathon on tarmac barefoot.

    I'm not a keyboard pounder, I would rate myself a light to average finger-weight typist but still l I had to stop using it after less than 10 minutes. That is not a good thing. There's very little cushioning in the keys and even less depth for rebound.

    The other problem I found was that it's additional USB ports, though very helpful, did not have enough design height to allow my very average USB memory stick to dock! Not good again.

    After three days of trying to live with this beautiful thing, I had to go out and buy another keyboard. Try the Kensington Slimtype keyboard. It's reasonably priced and works well.

    This keyboard gets no star from me if this review program allows me to choose this option but I can't post this review if I don't choose a star.

    50 of 65 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to the perfect keyboard

    • Written by from Calgary

    I needed a keyboard for my MacBook and even though I really wanted a bluetooth keyboard, like the one that came with my iMac, I also really needed a numeric keypad do do my work. Apparently I can't have both. I feel like I had to settle when I bought this keyboard. I've never felt that way with any other apple product.

    Apple, what is stoping you from making a wireless keyboard WITH a numeric keypad?

    Also, the USB extension cable that is provided with this keyboard has a serious design flaw. The female end of the cable has a "nub" to help hold the male end of a USB device. Unfortunately this "nub" is a little too large and actually makes it difficult to insert a male USB connector, and even harder to remove it. In fact I actually broke a USB stick trying to pull it out! I had to wedge a paper clip into the female end of the extension cord to pry the broken USB stick out!

    The keyboard is nice (despite the antiquated cord) but that USB extension cable went straight into the garbage.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from La Mirada

    I type for long periods, and I've had to change to this keyboard since my wrists and hands started hurting from using my mac pro's keyboard, and I'm glad I changed. Less pressure is needed to hit the keys, compared to the mp keyboard, and I've noticed an increase in typing speed. Though I'm still getting used to this keyboard, I think I might need a keyboard pad for my wrists since the keyboard is almost flat against my desk. Delete keys work continuously for me. My only problem is that the USB port (though nicely hidden underneath) gets difficult to disconnect my peripherals from it.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but its wired!

    • Written by from Salem

    It looks great, it types great, BUT WHY is it not wireless? The Apple Keyboard Pro is awesome and because it is wireless. (I am going back to it.) Apple please get back to a full size wireless keyboard.

    56 of 78 people found this useful