• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, yes, reliable, no.

    I have a lot of admiration for Apple's computers, which is saying a lot because I am hyper critical, but I would recommend going with a 3rd party keyboard (and mouse, but that's another review). These keyboards are beautifully designed, but I've never had one last even a year and at $70 that is pretty shameful. If your usage is minimal it's sufficient and will extend the aesthetic pleasure of your Mac, but it isn't up to professional use. I buy $30 PC keyboards and haven't had one quit yet. We've had the same experience in our computer labs at school. ESPECIALLY if you are making the switch to Mac, don't let one of these sour the experience for you, because the Mac platform is great. It just deserves a better keyboard. If the aesthetics are that important to you I would suggest investing in a cover as well, thought I can't vouch for how well those work, since I can't bring to throw more money after a keyboard this expensive.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and comfortable...

    I am a new Mac owner. I have worked on many before that have belonged to friends and family. I have had to completely remove all the buttons due to normal debris and dust to make them look clean. This keyboard does not have that problem. The spacing is very tight and looks good. The keys require very little pressure to register. To agree with other people who have posted here... USB - it is there, it is usable but not convenient. My other complaint will be the power provided. I think this is a USB specific design issue. Any USB item that requires any power will get a notification. I have not owned a wireless keyboard from Apple. I have this one because of the 10 key. That said, I do wish this one was wireless. Next release maybe.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic but needs wireless

    I've bought about 3-4 of these keyboards over the years because I like them so much. Great quality, easy to clean, look sharp, and have all the key functions I want and the current wireless keyboard lacks. Unfortunately, I see no reason why Apple shouldn't have already released a wireless version of this keyboard while keeping the existing layout and features including the extra USB ports (if possible). For that reason, I'll rate it 4/5 stars. Hopefully Apple will listen.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An impressive keyboard for the price!

    I just bought this wired keyboard to use with my MacBook Pro + 22" secondary monitor. This product is impressively low profile, and as a regular Apple user, I must say I'm very happy with the design and functionality of this particular keyboard. The only drawback that I can foresee with it is that it doesn't have a backlight, nor does any keyboard Apple sells...so I'll have to wait and see!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Near perfect

    This keyboard is probably the best keyboard a Mac owner can own. It's responsive and quiet and it has good travel, nicely finished matte keys, and solid build quality.

    14 of 20 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard!!!

    I don't know why doesn't include this keyboard with there iMac's, i much prefer having a number pad. At first when I was at the store looking at the keyboard, i was looking at the wire hook up, it is very short, so i was going to rate this a 4 star because of the shortness of the cable, but then i got home and to my surprise they added a extension USB cable. I love the slimness of the keyboard and the keys are very nice as with any mac keyboard.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, but USB port of limited use

    The keyboard itself is great, though black keys might help it remain looking clean and shiny for longer.

    My only complaint is the fact that I have had significant difficulties using the USB port to run my external hard drive which very much limits the usefulness of the port.

    23 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard from Apple so far!

    This keyboard is the best keyboard I got from Apple for my mac. I got both mini wired and wireless keyboards but this one with numeric keypad and all extra function keys made my life a lot easier as a programmer. Typing on this keyboard feels great and having 2 USB ports (1 each side) like wired mini keyboard is a very nice touch and very practical too. It would be a dream come true if Apple made a wireless version of this keyboard. So if you are a programmer or some one who types a lot, give this keyboard a try, I promise you gonna love it. The combination of this keyboard and magic mouse is just great. It makes you feel you are in programmers heaven. :)

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's so good, I bought another (wireless) keyboard

    After over 5 years with my iMac (heavy keyboard), I was concerned that this keyboard would not be very enjoyable.

    Glad I was mistaken with my thoughts because typing on this keyboard is a dream come true!

    The keys click as they are pressed, providing immediate feedback allowing me the confidence to type faster.

    Another cool feature is the ability to sync (and charge) my iPhone with the built-in USB hub.

    I love this so much, I bought another (wireless) keyboard for my iPhone!

    I get the same quality and I just love the aluminum look!
    The quality is absolute perfection!

    This keyboard was purchased with my new Mac mini.

    Recommended: Highly

    46 of 51 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard!

    This Nice Keyboard Matches The Power Mac G5 & the Mac Pro!!!!

    65 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful keyboard, but what's with the extension cable

    I love Apple keyboards. This is my third along counting my 2 wireless keyboards. I just don't understand why it's so difficult to insert and remove usb devices from the extension cable that connects to the side ports. I'm a big guy and it took me quite a bit of strength, some cloth to improve my grip, and about 10 - 15 minutes to get it loose.

    84 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    French Apple Keyboard

    Great little keyboard. I use it to enter a lot of numerical data in Number spreadsheets; so the numeric keypad comes in very handy. I love the feel of the keys and the appearance of the keyboard. The convenience of the numeric keypad cannot be understated.

    65 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast Typing, Light Touch

    I love this keyboard and now I need another one. I wore it out through writing and fast typing and also playing word games online. It is the most responsive keyboard I have ever used. This keyboard with a KB Large Type Keyboard Cover made my typing quieter and faster.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I commit every possible keyboard sin from gaming on this little guy to eating and drinking on him. I've been with this keyboard since December mid 2011. My Mini is a mid 2011, 2.5Ghz machine and I love it This is my second OSX mac and I like this keyboard far better than the old lucite looking keyboard.

    The difference between this and the $20.00 keyboard and mouse combos I used to get for my PC's is incredible. In fact, I can't think of a keyboard I like better than this, except for may be the wireless version. I pair this keyboard with a magic mouse and an Xbox 360 controller to make for a very pleasant user experience.

    Right now, this keyboard is a bit darkened, has been sweat dripped, coffee shot and had sandwich crumbs blown out of it, and still, it is the best keyboard I've used in the 30 years I've worked with computers.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not backwards compatible??

    I had the previous version of this keyboard, and I love the design. Now, three years later I needed another for work, so I bought one new this week, assuming it was the same product.

    I find that it works fine, except for the top row of function keys, which are no longer correctly recognized by my Snow Leopard OS X. Reading the product details more closely I now see that this was never guaranteed. I didn't even think to look at the OS X compatibility previously, since... it's a keyboard. My mistake.

    For those of us who code with highly customized MacBook Pros, upgrading to a new OS X can be a time consuming and not always worthwhile undertaking. So it's irritating when Apple's own products (especially something so simple as a keyboard) are no longer fully compatible with an operating system of their own design that is only 3 years old.

    For now I will just deal with the top row of keys being unusable until I have time to try updating my OS X. But, this is both frustrating and disappointing.

    50 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    usb hub took out wired keyboard

    I love the Duo core Intel iMac, except it has only 3 usb ports, so tried to use an old usb hub we had. The hub was "drawing too much power" so the Max "disabled" the port. The result was a nonfunctional wired keyboard. The caps lock stays on, but all keys are unresponsive, even on another computer. No answer from my inquiry on the forum as to whether it is dead or not. I guess I have to buy another. Grr. The wireless one gave up the ghost after just 1 year of use, and now I have to purchase another wired one.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Try This...

    A week ago I moved from one house to another. After the move I could not find my keyboard, anywhere. I was about to buy another. Then, I had to move a bunch of stuff off the back patio to make room for a delivery and there she was, sitting bright and shiny as could be...except...it had rained, hard, for several hours, for several days. I had no hope. I shook off the drops of remaining water and figured I could do no wrong if I plugged it in. Or could I? It worked without flaws. I am typing on it now. Go figure. And I refuse to answer any questions about how I could possibly not see it out there on the patio getting wet.

    72 of 90 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great. But...

    ...the USB extension cable is useless. It has a flange on the female that prevents it from hooking into anything. Why would Apple design a cord that cannot be connected to a flash drive or other standard USB devices? Strange.

    35 of 48 people found this useful