• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Selling low quality product with very high price

    OK Apple. This is just an another wired keyboard. You don't have to charge that much because your keyboard doesn't last long. Now, some of my keys are not working anymore. It should last much more longer with this much price. Really disappointed. I am going to buy cheaper classic PC keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Keyboard > More Expense Magic Keyboard

    I cannot believe this keyboard is half the price of the wireless one that has less keys and is less user friendly. I love that the keys are springy and raised up higher than the magic keyboard. It makes it so much easier and faster to type, especially if you have long nails like myself. I struggled to type on the magic keyboard but it is truly a breeze and pleasure on this keyboard. The keyboard is also physically raised up higher versus the magic keyboard, in my opinion making it much easier on your wrists and more effective for quick typing, which is what a keyboard's function is. This keyboard is sturdy and reliable, unlike the magic keyboard that loved to disconnect at times or act strange where I would have to disconnect the bluetooth and reconnect it again.

    The only con would be if you have a small work space, the keyboard is pretty long, and competes for space with my mouse and trackpad.

    ALL IN ALL, I love this keyboard, I never thought I'd genuinely enjoy a keyboard until I got my hands on this one. Highly recommend it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyboard Until It Stops Working

    I've had my Apple USB Keyboard with Numeric Keypad for 17 months. It worked great until yesterday when, inexplicably, the 'esc, tilde, tab, and caps lock' keys simultaneously stopped working. My wife has the same keyboard, which I plugged into my MacBook Pro to confirm that my computer was not the source of the problem . . . it wasn't. I tried all of the other tests suggested by online techies to no avail. So, now it appears that I have to go out and buy a new keyboard. I thought Apple products were engineered to last more than 17 months . . . not so, I guess.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    Super keyboard, responsive and a pleasure to use.
    I use it with a MacBook PRO and I can't fault it.

  • 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lot of money for something that won't last

    Nice looking keyboard but iMac won't acknowledge it exists. Just something that happens after a year or two. It of course does this on startup so i couldn't log in until I brought an old pic keyboard from work.Imay just stick with that keyboard instead of spending another $50

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks good feels good but does not last

    keys get really dIrty really fast so proper care Is requIred. whILe cleanINg my keyboard wIth a damp clothe some keys stopped workINg. so I got a new one. 6 months later same thINg happens. I guess you should never clean your apple keyboard

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifespan

    I'm sorry I have to join the negative club, as it's a very nice keyboard while it lasts. But I've had to replace one for all the reasons listed by others. Keys lose their spring, and just lie flat. They lose their electronic connectivity, and no longer function. They lie lopsided, and cue multiple strikes whenever touched. These things should not occur as they do, at the age of the product that they do (and without warranty support that lasts long enough; unless you're okay getting just one year of protected use from your product).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE! Apple needs to update and improve external keyboards!!!!

    I am now on #6....all within 3 years. I am an author who makes her living writing. This keyboard will work one day, and the next, one or two of the keys just stop working. Nothing brings them back. No spills, no drops, no cat or dog hair....it just stops working. Happens EVERY time... these things are EXPENSIVE!!! What is wrong with Apple that they can't produce a reliable external wired keyboard? Tried the Apple wireless keyboard as well - it stopped working after 6 months.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Keyboard

    This is definitely my favorite keyboard of all time. I've purchased 3 or 4 over the years for my various computers, and it has never disappointed. The keys have the perfect amount of travel, and the widely spaced arrow keys are great for gaming. The USB ports on the side are excellent for a wireless mouse dongle or a speaker. It's also well-built, durable, and looks great. I can't recommend it enough!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure Rate

    Granted we are protools operators that use the keyboards daily, however I'm looking at a pile of keyboards in my office. I've had over 10 of these die within 3 years. The previous models have lasted 3 time as long. What gives Apple?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, sturdy, spill-proof and very reliable

    Had to use a keyboard with numeric pad in France - otherwise you need the shift key to get numbers. On return to the UK finally moved back to a QWERTY keyboard after trying this second-hand purchase. That was in 2013 and still haven't bought a new one!

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use one USB port

    The keyboard itself is nice; however falls short in 2 places.

    The 2 USB ports on the keyboard cannot be used together. I plugged my iphone to charge in one side and a wireless mouse on the other side the phone continuously vibrates or chimes and the mouse freezes. If I unplug either the other device works fine :(

    Cord is very short

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Specious, overpriced, poorly designed and short-lived.

    Do not buy one of these! I have had four and they all fail after just over a year - whence cannot be exchanged. They are, like almost all of Apple's new products, cynically contrived to be un-repairable. Even when useable, they hardly offer a good tactical experience.

    Instead buy a simple Microsoft 600 for less than a quarter of the price. It can be cleaned and repaired and, for that matter is more pleasant to use.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard...USB ports Pointless

    Bought this keyboard so I could have a desktop set up with my new 2015 MacBook. The keyboard itself looks great and is nice type on. The keys are laid out well and has all the apple fiction keys you would expect to find on a Mac keyboard. However the USB ports on the keyboard have so little power going to them that I can't even plug in a USB Flash key without getting the low power warning. As the new MacBook only has one usb-c port I would have thought that they would make its power output enough for the keyboard ports to be fit for purpose. Very disappointed.

    In a nutshell, if you are buying this keyboard to work with your new mabook, don't even think about being able to use the 2 USB ports!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Nice form factor, really welcome having all the keys.
    But, a few disappointing points.
    Moving the fn key is a pain because on the laptop I had finally gotten used to it being bottom left. Now that is gone again.

    But the worst thing is the actual typing. 1 in 3 words, at least 1 letter will be mised. Makes you think you're typing wrongly, then you go bak and realise you DID hit the key, it just didn't respond. Looks like the macbook chiclet keyboard but is Nowhere near as good. The keys are wobbly and rattly and unresponsive.

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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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac External Extended Wired Keyboards

    I have 3. The oldest, 2010, I use at work because the company supplied ones are nasty. Works perfectly. No2, 2014 lost a line of keys after 1 year, No 3, 2015, has just lost 3 numeric keys. Tried it on a different computer to no avail. I notice that the 'feel' of the newer ones is not as good as the 2010 version. I have been advised to take the failing ones to an Apple store, but at the price they are I really resent having to appeal to Apple to back products just out of warranty. I can buy a cheap and nasty keyboard that lasts for years, Apple ones, sleek, impressive and nice to use appear to be sub standard on the longevity test.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 5 weeks

    Mac does not detect

    7 of 13 people found this useful