• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Keybaord - Well Worth 49

    This usb keyboard is fantastic! I wish my iMac Retina had included this in the box instead of the BT keyboard which is tiny and cramped to type on, and totally nonfunctional to use all day for real work.

    Its surprisingly affordable for an apple add-on at 49. Great keys, great typing angle, and all metal! The keypad really is a necessary feature in my opinion. Of course since this keyboard in USB is has a cable (yikes!) and it seems this one should be backlit but its not.

    Even the solar keyboard from logitech is not backlit -- whats up with that?

    Ideally, Apple should allow an exchange with a new iMac - the tiny wireless one for this one imo.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great keyboard, but do your maintenance!

    This keyboard works wonderfully, but you do have to perform routine maintenance periodically in order for it to continue to work well. It is very responsive and actuators are made for years and years of use. I have had this keyboard for 4 years and it is still going strong with no signs of giving up anytime soon. But I do the maintenance to keep it working well.

    I know a few people who had problems with this keyboard version and the first question I would ask them is: How long has it been since you vacuumed out the keyboard. their answer: "huh.." Real Answer: You should vacuum out the keyboard every 3 months at a minimum. Take a small hand vac (with the computer turned off) and run it across the keys (not pressing the keys down) Reason: there are small cracks where dust, small hairs, etc. will fall into (just like any other keyboard) and you don't realize how much accumulates over the weeks but if you never vac your keyboard then the gunk just accumulates eventually being forced further and further into the mechanism until keys start to stick and then get stuck in an up or down position where pressing they key does nothing. question #2: Have you ever spilled water, soda, beer, etc on your keyboard. answer "yeah, but I wiped it off and plugged it in and it worked fine." duh, it worked fine because the liquid hadn't made it's ways to the mechanism. By continuing to use the keyboard you worked the liquid down further into the mechanism. the liquid then dried (if it was beer or soda) and left a compound that was detrimental to the mechanism and over time corroded that area of the components. Spill something on the keyboard? Flip it over immediately, place it on a towel and let it sit where there is good airflow for 24 hours (no less!) so the liquid can dry without you working it into the keyboard components. if you spilled too much or didn't turn it over immediately this may have no effect, but it's your best chance at saving the component. My computer won't recognize my keyboard. Is it plugged directly into the mac or into a hub. answer: a hub. if it's not a powered hub or doesn't have fully usb compliant hardware then it may not communicate all data through to the mac resulting in it being unidentifiable.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard !

    The best keyboard in the market! And with very useful USB port and extension cable.Not change it for anything

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I have ever used

    This is the best keyboard I have ever used. It is good looking and functional. I have had it for about five years and have experienced zero problems with it. It still types nicely and its easy to clean. I don't think that I will buy a different keyboard anytime soon, and if I do for some reason need another keyboard I would definitely get this one again. This keyboard has even gone so far as for me to dislike other keyboards because using this one is so satisfying.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    This is a good keyboard. I purchased is for my MacBook Pro to make it easier to work with when at a desk; it is a more ergonomic setup. As such I am leaning over a notebook trying to type while hunching forward at the small 13" screen.

    The keys have a nice touch and the additional numpad and home keys make it easier to navigate around files, and especially when navigating through and editing word processing and writing programs in C/C++ etc.

    Furthermore, the USB ports on each side are very handy for USB drives. Don't expect to use a hard drive or any high-powered USB device in one though; USB adapters simply can't carry the (electric) current necessary to power such devices.

    There is no "delete" key for reverse character deletion as is the case for Windows keyboards, however the fn key is conveniently located near the delete key to perform the fn+delete command so you can delete characters in front of the insertion point in text processing applications.

    Function keys F13-F19 are extra keys to which you can program further shortcuts in for your convenience.

    If you're into Apple computers, this keyboard is built for the purpose of navigating OSX. I highly recommend this for everyday desktop use.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Perfect complement. Worth the wait.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    This keyboard has good performance, and I have actually noticed that I type more accurately, and faster. For $49.00, this keyboard is a really good choice.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing keyboard

    This is simply the best keyboard I've had within the last 15 years.
    I've had about 3 of them (with different Macs) and haven't experienced any problems.

    It's light, responsive, very(!) sturdy and beautiful. White keys may not be the best design concept for something you touch 10h/day. But they are easy to clean even after 3 years.
    Other than that: highly recommended.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    I've had my wired Apple keyboard with number pad for a few days now and I have to say I think it's a marked improvement on the wireless variety which it replaced.

    The thing I don't really understand is why haven't Apple produced this keyboard in a wireless version for users that would prefer it.

    For my part the cable doesn't trouble me in anyway whatsoever with the exception that it takes up a USB port on my iMac but as pretty much everything else I use is wireless it's not an issue for me and considering I no longer have to be concerned with battery power/replacement and the occasional bluetooth disconnect this just isn't an issue, at least not for me. I suppose it would be more aesthetically pleasing without the cable but hey ho I think the advantages that this keyboard offers over the wireless version far outweigh any disadvantages.

    My only gripe is that although it's very pleasing to the eye as it is it would be better if it had the same profile as the wireless keyboard but only because it would then be a better match for the trackpad, perhaps an option for Apple to consider would be to produce a trackpad that matches this keyboard ... merely a suggestion ... I'm very happy with it the way it is.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad - British

    bought this keyboard for my iMac 2012 love this keyboard when typing on the keyboard its quiet and the keys don't click like they did on my Logitec Keyboard had that keyboard for 8 years nice keyboard replace i also got a Apple Wireless Keyboard and thats the same for typing on..

    Highly recommend the Apple Wired Keyboard and Wireless keyboard they're so easy to type on :D

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    Less environmental waste! Love this wired keyboard and associated wired mouse. Ordering a 2nd pair to replace my battery powered wireless keyboard and mouse.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rock Solid

    I use this keyboard every day at work and I beat the heck out of it, banging the keys as I type. It really does hold up well and it types very smoothly. I've used the Apple wireless keyboard and I actually prefer this one. It just feels more sturdy to me. And, it has 2 USB ports. I strongly recommend this keyboard!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect to use

    Just get one, good to look and type. I thought to buy a wireless one but when I really look at it, I can't find an idea to buy that coz it doesn't have a numeric keyboard. Considering I won't use it out of home, bigger size will be a better choice. Great Apple:)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice size keyboard

    This is a really nice size keyboard and feels great, it takes up much less space on the desk than PC keyboard and conveniently it is also fully functional on my PC so no I use this for both computers and just switch it between the two.

    I use this along with a magic mouse to turn my macbook pro into a desktop PC when plugged into my 27" screen.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Never regret to purchase this keyboard. Responsive keyboard and elegant design of it which make I love it the most. With the two USB ports, I can charge my iPhone 6, read my flash drive or even power up my USB fan. Never have to worry about getting battery dried up like the bluetooth version of it. Talk about the durability, well, I'm just using it for a month. Go for the bluetooth if you don't like cables, otherwise this could be your perfect choice.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards

    I have been using computers and keyboards since the 80's as a kid. In all my years I have never encountered a more comfortable, stylist, efficient and cleanly designed keyboard.
    I can type for hours and even days with no stress or fatigue, and I love the response of each keystroke.
    I simply cannot go back to any other keyboard model or make, and believe me I have tried.
    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards, and something tells me they will outdo themselves again.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I had to write a review to let anybody who is hesitant to purchase this product because of bad reviews know that it is fantastic. I seriously do not know why Apple insists on shipping keyboards without number pads with all of their Mac products. It makes no sense. So this keyboard is the answer for anybody who relies on that little group of numbers to the right of the letters like me. I also love the fact that it has two USB ports. It makes plugging in flash drives much easier (as opposed to reaching behind an iMac). The fact that it is not wireless is slightly annoying but it comes with a handy dandy USB extender which allows the keyboard to be placed well away from the computer if needed. Great job Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes the distance, durable, still going strong after 7 years

    I got mine when I bought my first Mac in 2008. It's been solid ever since. It's been used with an iMac and 3 Macbook Pro's. In the last 7 years, it's survived grad school, 2 kids pounding on it, my wife's photo editing with Aperture, and my video editing with Final Cut Pro. The numeric pad is a great convenience and it's a solid keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    its perfect

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the best keyboard

    For the first few weeks I found the keyboard really strange but then I got used to it and now any other keyboard just feels incredibly clunky and slow to use. I’ve had mine for 6 years now and it’s still absolutely fine. Note that the USB ports are low-powered so don’t work for some devices (e.g. the cheapest USB sticks) but that’s because a keyboard itself is low-powered. I'm using one of mine for an IR receiver for a wireless mouse.

    I still don’t understand why the hash symbol (#) isn’t printed on the key, though!

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