• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Bedford

    Why not make it better and add wireless?

    43 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple gets it wrong again

    • Written by from liverpool

    A wireless keyboard great....no numeric keypad....what? If you want business customers to use your products, you may want to make products we can use. The store tried to sell me a separate blue tooth calculator for more money. Apple missed the boat again. Think!

    19 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bent my keyboard

    • Written by from FOREST HILLS

    After some heavy use and the occasional fist slam due to hitting too many wrong keys, i bent the aluminum frame of my new iMac keyboard. I managed to twist it back somewhat into shape, but it still wobbles against the my desk surface as I type. I now have to rest it on a mouse pad to absorb the shaking. Let this be a warning, even for those who are calmer typists. The slightest irregularity of your desktop surface will result in a wobbly keyboard which is exacerbated by its artsy design. Extended, albeit normal use, might cause the same. Another example where aesthetics overrules practicality. Perhaps larger rubber feet should be attached to the next generation of this device.

    10 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible keyboard

    • Written by

    Since January of '09 I have had a new, 24" iMac. Love the computer, but can't stand typing on the keyboard. It takes me 10 times longer to write emails. I have investigated buying a new keyboard or using the one from my old iMac, but neither a new keyboard nor the old one has the features of this one. Sometimes elegance isn't an improvement and the keyboard that comes with the new iMacs is proof.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard not powerful enough.

    • Written by from Buckeye

    Come on Steve Jobs why does this keyboard not support a iPhone connecting to the usb ports on it, someone wasn't thinking. It's only good for flash drives. Apple should of and could have done better.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IBM PCjr "Chiclet" Keyboard all over again!!!

    • Written by from Grand Blanc

    Although this keyboard looks really good, it does not function well for me. Maybe it is the way I type or the way I like feedback from a keyboard, this one just doesn't feel normal. I replaced it with the A1048 (much better for me).

    Finally, for all the older users out there. Doesn't this keyboard remind you of the IBM PCjr "Chiclet" Keyboard (PCWorld's worst PC Keyboard of all time. All time!!! Why sell a keyboard close to that one)? I used to have one of those "Chiclets" and I hated it then just like I hate it now!!!

    22 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Delicate, fragile

    • Written by from Hopkinton

    Get just a few drops of moisture under a key and that's it. A dead keyboard. My last one endured for one month, eight days. Then a few drops of coffee from a bumped cup got on the keyboard and multiple keys instantly stopped working. Only a fool would pay this much money for something so delicate. Too bad, I like apple products and I like the look. But unless you live in a climate controlled environment where looks trump productivity, this is not a good buy.

    37 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Oh Why Oh Why....

    • Written by from FORT LAUDERDALE

    I love the design of these keyboards. Sleek, modern and keys that are a delight to press. I recently purchased a 27" iMac and it came with the small bluetooth keyboard without a number pad. Why Oh Why won't Apple make a bluetooth keyboard with a number pad?! Someone really dropped the ball not making this an option. Its the only thing I absolutely hate about my new iMac. I hate that I have to go wired to have a keyboard with a number pad. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it so much so that I sometimes wonder why I got the iMac at all I hate it that much I do! And the worst part....no one at Apple who could do anything about it, will ever read this post.

    130 of 189 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    The worst thing about a laptop is the keyboard, so why make a keyboard that isn't part of a laptop just like a laptop keyboard. Makes no sense!!! Sure, some people will love it because of the look. The look is not as important as the feel. Some people will love it because they do very little typing; just push a button here and there. For serious typing the keyboard needs to be bigger, tilted, and responsive with some sense of where your fingers are on the keyboard just like the previous generation Apple keyboard. That feeling is missing on this keyboard because of its smallness, flatness, and far too slippery keys. Do you get the idea I don't like it? Your mileage may vary.

    24 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MAC Keyboard

    • Written by from Inglewood

    It is too small even with the 10-key extension. I have had it 4 months and the enter key on the 10 key does not work. THAT is awful! I use 10 key all of the time.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am disappointed with this keyboard

    • Written by from Cascais

    I have to say that I purchased this keyboard in October 2007 and suddenly last week, the "U" key stopped working.
    After calling Apple's assistance in Portugal, where I am, running some tests they've assigned me to confirm the malfunction and after taking it to an Apple's registered technician I had the response that it was not the key it is the keyboard!
    As my warranty expired 4 months ago they told me that I have to buy a new one!

    It is the first time in my years with computers and of being very fond of Apple's products, that I see a keyboard which is no longer useful after 2 years because one letter is not working.
    As I am very careful with my iMac and gadgets , it is obvious for me that this hardware is not made to last at least for a while, when it is something meant to be used on a daily basis, and it makes me wonder if Apple did not put Design and beauty ahead of the quality and resistance of this product .

    17 of 21 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Baltimore

    The volume controls are on the F10-F12 keys while the F16-F19 keys are blank.
    F16 = vol down
    F17 = vol up
    F18 = mute
    F19 = eject

    The way was it stands is fine for the w/o keypads
    This was a lazy extension for the W/ keypads

    As the volume and ejects are not reassignable, one loses usage og them of the vital F-keys which they cramp. One has to choose wether to be forced to hold down function key half the time or throw the keyboard out the window.
    I am typing this on the clear/white plastic one from yesteryear, which was sensibly built.

    40 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not last beyond warranty period

    • Written by from miami

    I got this keyboard with the iMac I bought. I do not type much on it because I am not home very often. I do not eat, drink or smoke in front of the computer. Then after a year and 2 or 3 weeks the 'v' key started to require hard pressing in order to get the 'v' on the screen. Now being a fix-all-you-can type IT guy, I tried to open it to try to clean it. You cannot, unless you break the keyboard. Big disappointment, a disposable keyboard at a not-disposable price.

    30 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was loving it until...

    • Written by from Nanaimo

    Although it looks great, I was against this keyboard for a long time. I picked one up anyways and once I got used to it I fell in love with it. However, after only 4 months it started going haywire and causing glitches in programs before completely shutting down. I thought it was my iMac that was dying because I couldn't see how a keyboard could cause so many frightening problems (screen flashes, apps randomly opening and closing, full freezing...). Thankfully, I switched back to the old white plastic keyboard and everything worked fine. Needless to say, I am taking this back. Hopefully, I can find the receipt and swap it out. I am on the fence about replacing it otherwise. Maybe I just got a bunk one. In any case, I am disappointed.

    43 of 62 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

    Apples Peripherals Are Made To Be Looked At, Not Used.

    • Written by from Venice

    Extremely disappointed with the keyboard. First off the side USBs get in the way when you're trying to use them. Second, the USB ports couldn't even power a USB mouse and USB headset. But somehow the predecessor white USB keyboard had no problem with it.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to new user's reviews, here's one after having it a while!

    • Written by from SOUTH WINDSOR

    One look at this keyboard (vb) and it's pretty clear it's mainly about visual design.

    I'm an architect and commercial interior designer, so for me - and especially in my office, visual design is VERY important. I will say that this is by far the best LOOKING kb I've ever seen or imagined; I'd actually hoped for something like this for years.

    Unfortunately it doesn't work!

    It's problems:

    1.) I noticed misspellings and a lot of word running together due to lack of space between them whenever I use this kb. I mentioned it and my wife said she was frustrated by the same thing (a renowned medical research scientist, she's been typing for decades). We've both been typing many years in fact w/out experiencing such a thing. (Misspellings were from missing letters, I never recall having had that with any other keyboard I've used)

    2.) The F-key keys don't follow the apple OS! Mostly I've noticed the problems are w/ the Expose' & Spaces; keys: F9 & 11, and F8 respectively. They don't follow what's given in the System Preferences > Keyboard & mouse, which has been std. since I started using OS X w/ the expose' function. I'm not on the beautiful aluminum KB right now because I've had to plug in an old KB from an iMac G4 Graphite to make things normal, but recall other irregularities w/ the F-keys that escape me now.
    You can make it behave by finding and holding the "fn" key along w/ the desired F-key, but what a hassle. I don't know about you, but I use both expose' functions constantly to find things on my desktop, and now spaces more and more since installing Leopard.

    How could apple make a KB that doesn't work w/ the OS that comes with the computer? (Note: you can make it function normally for expose' & spaces by resetting things in System Prefs., but you then loose the volume and mute keys, and I think other things printed on the keys of this otherwise fantastic looking KB's F-keys).

    Visual design credit is certainly due: Along with my 20" iMac and Herman Miller Eames Aluminum chair, this keyboard is, visually among the neatest commercially objects in my work space -or was, now it's up in my 10 year old's room on her mac because of the problems.

    I've had it 18 months. All the reviews I've read here are from people who just started using it around the time they wrote.

    Without doubt, it's a brilliant and beautiful design - can't wait 'till they fix it so it works! I REALLY love the aesthetics of it, everyone does.

    27 of 45 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

    Don't waste your money!

    • Written by from Owings Mills

    Although, this is a nice keyboard, the keys are too small plus there is no wrist rest for this keyboard. It defies all the laws of ergonomics. Thanks to the keyboard, I now have carpel tunnel(ouch!)

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    #1 Digit Failed

    • Written by from los angeles

    My number 1 digit failed on the numeric keypad after only 3 months of ownership (W/ 8 core 2.26). Hopefully I'll get a freshy exchange at the Mac store. First time I've had this happen on a machine.

    But the tactile and functional design is the best evolution yet. If my #1 worked.

    6 of 15 people found this useful