• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard but sharp edges which makes mark on my finger

    Nice keyboard but sharp edges which makes mark on my fingers skin. Suggest to make the edges rounded that person fingers which are partially on keyboard doesn't gets the mark.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning Not all keys function correctly

    The Keyboard is OK but Not All Keys function correctly. The Home and End keys do not reference the individual typed line. Home and End keys are the same as Page up and Page down in a small pages document. This is a Real Bummer if you are at the the beginning of a line and need to go to the end of the line to add a new carriage return.
    It is also Not a full travel keyboard.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine since '09

    Came in Jan 09 with my 24" iMac. Both continue to work fine. I'm on OS 10.5.8. The numeric keypad is essential for me.
    PROs:
    1. Key height – top row shorter, bottom row slightly longer (Apple screwed this up on the new Magic Keyboard).
    2. Tilt angle, tactile feel, ease of cleaning (always turn the keyboard upside down).
    CONs (makes keyboard awkward to use – PC influence):
    1. The registration bumps are on the wrong keys. Apple's original approach was better.
    2. Middle block is wasted. Move the cursor keys to the main keypad (like wireless keyboards) and lose the others.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Key Action

    We have had one of these for quite a while on our home computer, and it works fine except for one thing: the "r" key occasionally pops off the base and you have to snap it back on. (There have been some complaints here about quality control.) Unfortunately, I never bothered to take it back, even though it happened within the first week or two we owned the thing.

    I just bought another for my work machine, and the quality control issues seem to have been solved. It's a handsome piece of equipment. I love the key action. And everything stays where it's supposed to. So much better than the old Apple white extended keyboard, which was stiffening up beyond my ability to clean it. I can fly on this baby!

    I only wish it came wireless with Bluetooth.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a good keyboard

    I would love this keyboard even more if Apple made it wireless.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but flawed.

    The keyboard itself is brilliant- a great size and very nice to type on. However, the cable is too short and the USB ports on the back are NOT a real USB hub. You can only really use a low-power device like a mouse with it and usually only one at a time.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, but...

    ......I wish it was wireless, I use the number pad a lot and don't like being tethered. Maybe Mr. Jobs. will help us out with a wireless version of the full keypad real soon.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    too thin?

    at first this keyboad was too thin. i went 2 radio shack and got some feet for it to raise it up a bit.. much better!!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Old vs. New

    I like having the numbers on the right like I am use to. I am, however, having trouble getting used to the keyboard itself. It is so sensitive and very easy to hit the wrong key although I am proficient at typing on the "old style" keyboards. But, since this is what comes with it, I shall prevail.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless with Numeric would be better...

    This is a great keyboard, it is beautiful and sleek-looking, but works really well also. The function keys are very useful, and since it is an Apple Keyboard I know I can expect the best from it. The USB ports on it are handy as well. However, I wish it was Wireless. The only thing that kept me from buying the Wireless Keyboard is that it doesn't have a Numeric Keyboard, which I use very often. But overall this is a great keyboard, it is thin and durable, and I love it. This is a good buy for anyone with a Mac, but if you don't need the Numeric Keypad I suggest buying without it to save the money. The Bluetooth Keyboard is the best way to go in my opinion if you don't need the Numeric Keypad and your Mac is Bluetooth-enabled.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard... and look at the price!! its amazing

    I bought this keyboard for my Sony Vaio and I plugged it in and it worked straight away. Also I think that this keyboard is great for people who touch type like me.... so overall great keyboard with nice feeling keys.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    While only a 4 and not a 5

    Lighed keyboard and this would be the best.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple aluminum keyboard

    i use this keyboard at school and on my aluminum mabook at home i like it but can live witout the keypad and if i get it it will be getting the keyadless one and use the upper one
    other then that love it

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Might be the best keyboard I've ever had

    This just might be the best keyboard I've ever owned. Sleek and quiet. I keep forgetting there are two extra USB ports in it too. I just wish there was a wireless version of it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don't need a wrist rest...

    This is a great keyboard and the number pad is a necessity. The new Apple keyboards? No thank you. This keyboard is nicely laid out and has good action. The only flaw I can see is there is no way to put a wrist rest in front. This simply makes using the keyboard clumsy and awkward.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Great keyboard, I love it, no problems at all, Great feel and makes typing a joy. Only reason why i don't rate it 5 starts is because there isn't anyway if you have the small one, you can't use the numbers up top as the numbers on the right, like you can't compensate. That kind of stinks
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    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely What All Keyboards Will Be Like In The Future

    I have a PowerMac G5 Dual and was using one of those cheapo external USB Bluetooth adaptors in combination with a Rocketfish keyboard that I acquired from a coworker. After a night of too much red wine, I walked past my G5 tower and my leg caught the BT dongle and snapped it clear in half, beyond repair. Desperately in need to have my computer back up and running, I swore I'd get a wired solution for now until I had the time to get the correct Apple built-in BT card (and then still keep the wired keyboard as backup in case the batteries died, etc.). What an excuse to buy the latest Apple keyboard, right? I went to the local Best Buy since it was closer than the Apple store and I was fortunate enough that they only had the large keyboard since I was torn between the large and small. I then justified it further by stating if I ever got the built-in BT adaptor, I would have the small-form factor Apple BT keyboard anyway.

    Anyway, I LOVE the feel of this keyboard. I haven't had any of the "spacebar" issues that others have complained about. The keyboard feels very comfortable and natural to type on. I would never go back to the Rocketfish even though the Rocketfish technically has more features with a built-in cushioned wrist pad, etc. I think I just prefer Apple keyboards with Macs. I'm sick of having to guess which key will perform "command", "option", and "control" and always being wrong. The Windows key always bugs me too. The "wondering which key will eject the drive" bugs me. I think the simple design of the Apple keyboard wins out. From an aesthetic point of view, It totally compliments my 30-inch Cinemascreen and my Powermac tower too. And I have two extra USB ports too (even though they would not power my iPhone no matter what port I plugged them into). Ah well. Fix that issue and add some backlighting (it's a wired keyboard after all), and you have a five-star product instead of the current four stars I'm giving it.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent keyboard

    with the numeric keypad it becomes very cable, in addition to being beautiful. the keys are much easier to type on than the old tall-profile keyboards, and even easier than my fall 2009 macbook pro. the only problem is that it is too low to be kept on a bare desk - my hands seem to be in an awkward position. i remedied this by placing a mousepad underneath, and now it is perfect. :-D

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate that it is not cordless

    Don't understand why Apple have turned away from the bluetooth keyboard. It is a shame that no numeric keyboard from Apple is avaliable. Such a shame, and besides USB ports are used very rare cause of the internet.. Could easily live without the USB ports.


    Never the less, the keyboard is more than fantastic!!

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless version pleeeese....

    Great keyboard; if only there were a wireless keyboard with numeric keypad!

    4 of 4 people found this useful