• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I am very disappointed with this keyboard. SO far the apple products I have been buying were amazing. I had no issues with any of them until this keyboard came along. It worked fine for a couple of months, and then one day decided to not work anymore. Why? I have no idea why. I tried all the online procedures to fix this but came at no prevail. I looked deeper into the reviews (I wish I had done that the first time) and found people had the same problem and could not resolve it. This is my second keyboard, and it hasn't been a year yet! Apple if you really want to please your customers look at AlienWare or Ironside for adivce/help.

    Thanks:)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard doesn't work

    I'm this right moment using a the keyboard of my macbook pro because my work station is stopped. Sometimes the keyboard doesn't work, if you restart doesn't work, if you connect usb in other entrance doesn't work.... However, if you connect the same keyboard on 150U$ PC it works perfectly. I'm very upset with Apple on this product. I have Iphone, Ipods, Ipads, Macbook and others...

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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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dysfunctional Space Key

    I have found the space key on my brand new keyboard to be dysfunctional. It does not recognize my right thumb when it hits the key. The stroke is recognized only when my thumb is perfectly centered on the keyboard or a I use my left thumb, thus I say this is not a writers keyboard. Ernest Hemingway would have used this thing for target practice and I'm considering switching to a typewriter too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Always Work

    This would be an amazing keyboard if when you connected it it worked. I use this keyboard in a docking station type set-up with my laptop. As Apple doesn't actually offer a docking station, I had to create my own. I use a macbook pro 13 inch retina. I plug this keyboard in and out depending on where I am working, at my desk or on the move. However, the keyboard (or my mac) fairly regularly fails to recognize the fact that the keyboard is plugged in. Restarts don't work. Plugging and unplugging doesn't work. The extension cable that people suggest worked for a bit then stopped. Above all Apple tech support couldn't help. I highly recommend staying away from this keyboard if you plan on using it with a laptop. It could be great, but isn't. :/

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Legit Kboard in USA or EUROPE!

    Great and efficiency physics to inter-act with OSX at a democratic price!
    My experience is I push vertically keys too much deeply and it hurts!

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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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, but has some quirks

    This keyboard is the perfect accessory for those of us who are willing to trade a USB port for the number pad - myself included :) Been using it for 3 weeks, and I am quite happy with it, although, like all Mac keyboards, it tends to be on the small side, and takes some getting used to for us large-handed long-fingered types (after a full-size Windows keyboard).
    Two points I want to make about it, though:
    * The two USB 2.0 (yes, 2.0) ports that it has are NOT powered - can't charge your devices on them
    * Once you plug something into either of those ports - it's IN! As in - not coming out without a pair of pliers - literally! I had to use pliers to remove a USB extension cord from there.
    They really aught to add power to them - no reason for a wired keyboard not to have that, and make them a lot looser :)
    And, of course, I add my voice to those who are asking for a cordless keyboard with a number pad - it is long overdue.

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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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 5 weeks

    Mac does not detect

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it reeks

    It might be a good keyboard but it will have to go back because it reeks. Its smells strongly of a mixture of acrylic nails and a touch of ammonia?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Am I just unlucky or is it just that the quality dropped

    I am a web-developer and I travel a lot.
    I tend to take really good care of my products as they're the tools that bring food on my table.
    I've got my first keyboard about a year an a half ago, which died after a year, for no reason at all (never spelt anything on it, had a cover to protect it if such things were to happen) the keys started failing one after the other.
    So i decided to purchase another one. Delivery was fast, so at least one thing to be happy about. The keyboard by itself feels great but after only 6 month of use, never dropping it, never spilling anything on it, again the keys started failing.
    This time it was the light on the caps lock. Went to take my brake, locked my computer, came back and the "A" key stopped working, out of nowhere, which resulted in being locked out of the computer until i've found somebody to lend me a backup keyboard (one day of work lost as i didn't activated the digital keyboard so no way to bypass the password).
    So so far i've spent about 200 dollars on keyboards that keeps failing one after the other... Seriously ....
    On top of that the keyboard on my Mbair failed a week later, which then leaded to the screen failure according to the apple official retailer who offered me to fix the keyboard and the screen for the little price of 2800 dollars ... Yeah 2800 dollars for a Mbair that is only 3 years old.
    Fortunately i still have my Macmini for backup. So now i'm gonna have to purchase another keyboard, wait for you guys to release a new Mbpro which i hope will be a nice upgrade otherwise i'll have my two employees and myself to switch over another company because it is really exhausting to have products failing one after the other.
    I know i use them intensively but that is my job and i remember a time where my apple products would last and where the customer service would see me as a valuable customer ( 2Mac mini 2Mbpro13inch 1mbpro15inch and 1mbair + the numerous keyboard over the years).

    Anyways i'll give this guy another chance but if it fails again for no reason I swear i'll switch over another brand !

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Perfect complement. Worth the wait.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just not reliable...

    Like so many others who have complained about this very thing, I too have had this keyboard get flakier and flakier until now it just doesn't work. It starts with you noticing it doesn't work and have to unplug it and plug it back in again. Over time that becomes more and more frequent and in the end the functionality is pretty much the same whether it's plugged in or not :-/.

    Now if this was a Bluetooth keyboard (with ALL of the existing keys) I'd be all over this. But everybody says that too, and nobody's listening...

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  • 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.

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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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the quality?

    I had one of these keyboards for years and it always worked perfectly. I had to buy a new one as I lost the old one in a house move. Well, I should have listened to the reviews. Just after the 90 day warranty expired, it failed. And I hardly even used it - maybe 10 times tops. Some keys no longer work, some keys do things they shouldn't do and basically, it's now useless. 3 month life for a barely used keyboard? Shame on you Apple. Sort your manufacturing and quality control out. Total waste of money. If I could give it no stars I would.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $20 price increase? What for?

    Went to grab another one of these as I go through ~1 every 2 years and found the price had increased by $20. So, what are the new features? There aren't any. Here I was thinking they'd added backlighting, a feature I'd be willing to pay the extra for, but nope. The keyboard was already priced at a premium so I scoffed at the team member at my local Apple store once I was told of the price hike. Poor form, Apple.

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  • 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.

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