• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyoard BUT, not backlit yet? c'mon it's 2013 already!

    I work in a dark environment most of the time and really wish this keyboard was backlit. After all, this is a wired keyboard so there no issue with power. The backlit keyboard was one of the main reasons I bought a Macbook Pro in the first place.
    Alas, I had to sell this keyboard and get a logitech with backlighting.


    Please Apple, Please make us a wired backlit keyboard:
    -Full Size Numeric
    -Backlit (of course)
    -USB hub
    -Awesome Apple Design
    -No batteries required

    Make this, and I will have no choice but to say," Yes please."


    P.s. why all the comments about making this wireless. Apple already has a wireless keyboard.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 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 36 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please move the USB ports

    I use this keyboard with a Mac Mini. The main reasons for buying this keyboard were the full size keyboard with a numeric keypad, and the fact that 2 USB ports are included.

    Good enough keyboard. Nice feel to the keys, but the USB ports are stuck underneath where they can't be seen! The only way to connect a memory stick etc is to pick up the keyboard to find the ports. This is not ideal. Nice idea to have them on the keyboard, but the location could be much better.

    14 of 19 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard since the IBM Model M.

    This keyboard is the best keyboard I've used apart from the Model M. It looks brilliant, works well and is comfortable to use. The numeric keypad is great.
    The fact it's wired won't appeal to everyone however as I was adding this to a Mac without Bluetooth this was the only option.

    11 of 12 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

    Best Keypad I've ever used

    Love my numeric keypad. So easy to use. I'd like to know if there is a cover available??

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    After 3 months, it stops working
    cheap quality
    Please don't buy

    81 of 150 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply The Best - Get This Keyboard Over The Smaller Wireless One

    Received my very first Apple product a few days ago - an iMac (I have never owned any Apple product before, not even an iPod or iPhone).

    This keyboard is beautifully made and is so lovely to use. They have clearly looked at the designs of keyboards and rethought it (eg: why are keys so high on other keyboards? Do they really need to have a tapered shape to them? No they don't). The keys are flat and low, perfectly spaced etc, so they are a joy to use.

    Why would anyone want the smaller wireless keyboard, when this one has the extra numeric keys and the arrow keys as well as the delete key? It is so much better to use and much more useful in everyday use than the smaller wireless keyboard.

    Perfect!

    98 of 102 people found this useful