• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great KB, only wish there was a wireless version

    I've had this KB for three years. Wife and I love everything about it. A year ago our iMac stopped going to sleep so after numerous diagnostic calls to AppleCare, the tech's last ditch effort was to try another KB. Luckily we had our little wireless KB which we never used as we need the full numeric KB. Long story short, the KB was the cause. I guess one of the keys somehow became defective and it was only evident from the iMac's sleep behaviour. Apple replaced it and it's been great again since.

    This is the first time we've ever experienced a KB failure which makes me a little leery about its long term reliability but outside of this issue it's been fantastic so we're happy with it. Our only wish is for Apple to make a wireless version of this.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics

    I love the style of this keyboard, but ergonomically it is terrible. I wish Apple would come out with an ergonomic keyboard with style.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but fragile keyboard

    There's two sides to this keyboard.

    The good side is when it's brand new, if you're used to laptop keyboards, you will feel right at home. If you're not used to laptop keyboards, once you get used to the Apple aluminium keyboard, you will have a hard time to go back to regular-sized keys which have "stairs" in each row, it will feel like going back to a 1980's keyboard. That's how good the Apple aluminium keyboard is, anything else feels like a step into the past.

    The bad side of this keyboard is that it will get clogged. It's not a question of it, it's a question of when. The problem is that removing the keys to remove dust, fur, hairs, etc. will probably break the keys if you're not careful. The larger keys are especially problematic, the space bar doubly so. The way the keyboard is designed, mechanically, is really great but the actual product could be more sturdy, especially the small metallic loops that hold the keys to the keyboard.

    If those small metallic loops could be more sturdy and the whole thing easier to clean, this keyboard would deserve six stars out of five. Unfortunately, since it's designed to be good-then-throw-it-away (recyclable or not), it only deserve three stars.

    I would buy one again if those two flaws could be fixed. Actually, with those flaws fixed, I'd probably buy a few to have spares for a few decades.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product - Very Durable

    Have had this keyboard for 4 years. Still like new. A very durable and nice keyboard. I've used mine in not the cleanest of atmospheres and it has kept on ticking. A great product for the price. Makes me wonder how those who have gave it such low ratings have used it.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    This is the best keyboard i have owned, i have use this with my pc's and now i have a mac it's all the better. This is the only keyboard I use anymore.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfecto!!!

    Best keyboard had it for 4 years now and its just like new love it!!!!

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Died within a year

    It's a nice looking and feeling keyboard but this was my second one in 3yrs. Keys just stopped working. the caps/shift keys are slow to respond which makes it hard to type just about anything. Can't open it to clean/repair since it's glued and doesn't have screws. I like the general feel but the other things are a big bummer. For $50 I don't want to have to buy a new one every year!

    39 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy a new one every year and a half!

    After 18 months of use, the entire middle row of this keyboard stopped working. I tried to fix it using all the methods outlined in the keyboard troubleshooting pages on the Apple site to no avail. It had to be replaced. There was no spillage, no Windex sprayed into it, no dropping it on the ground, nothing to warrant it breaking. Just normal, regular use. Obviously after reading some reviews I find that I am not the only one with this issue. Furthermore I find it very odd that all of the similar, negative reviews of this keyboard mentioning reliability are found less "useful" with more "thumbs down." I would think that a "my keyboard died in 18mo of regular use" review is much more useful than an "zomg I just got it it's so cooool" review.

    Honestly I find a keyboard that dies in such a short amount of time unacceptable, especially from a company that sells expensive products. I have never, EVER had a keyboard die on me. I'm pretty sure my first one from '95 still works. There's obviously something faulty with this model and Apple should care to look into it as I don't feel like buying another faulty replacement. Honestly, I'm not going to comment that it is nice, because it doesn't matter how nice it is if it dies so quickly. What an absolute waste!

    163 of 179 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasure

    Bought this Keyboard a few months ago mainly for the numeric keypad for entering accounts info, looked at the stand alone numeric one, but thought for the small amount of extra money and extra usb ports might aswell go with the full version, glad I did what a pleasure the keyboard is to use and the quality is excellent, a good product!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... BUT some keys just stopped working

    This keyboard is almost perfect. I loved it. Nice and sturdy. No need for recharging batteries. Keys are nice and easy and doesn't make a noise when you type, like the previous white keyboard. So
    Had it for two years now and all of a sudden the "m" "j" "u" and "7" keys just stopped working. No damage or fault on my side caused it. Through a bit of online research, it became apparent, that I'm not the only one with this problem. All the keys are in a row, and the apple store said there's nothing they can do, I must just buy a new one. :( Now it doesn't matter that I love it. It's not possible to work on it.

    87 of 101 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive for a consumable!

    These keyboards are the nicest to use I have ever tried - smart, tactile and accurate.
    If they lasted I'd never use anything else.

    Unfortunately I am currently using a nasty PC keyboard once again as my second apple keyboard in approx. 3 years has just gone mad! Same symptom with both keyboards - one or more keys stop working, and then starts sending all sorts of spurious characters when typing. Impossible to put mac to sleep as the keyboard keeps waking it up!!
    Plug in this (the one i'm typing on) nasty cheap keyboard and all the problems are gone! :-(

    At this price point I expect the keyboard to last at least as long as the cheaper keyboards i have - i.e 6-10 years

    So beware! This is an expensive 'consumable' that really taints the general Apple experience

    I am having to think very hard about whether I buy another one or go for a cheaper decent replacement that might last longer.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in 7 Months

    Worked great for 7 months of very light use - residential a couple days a week about an hour each time. Yesterday a warning window popped up saying "USB drawing too much power".
    The keyboard was the only thing I had plugged into the back of the IMac USB ports. At that point the keyboard died. Dead. As in not even the little caps locked light will not work. Checked the USB ports with other device and they work fine, so I have to assume that when the keyboard started to fry/die it started to pull too much power from the iMac. Love the bigger keyboard but wish they made it in a wireless version.

    68 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure prone

    In the past few months I purchased 2 new iMacs with these wired keyboards. I prefer the wired models over the battery powered ones. Both of these keyboards failed quickly with similar issues of stuck keys or non functional keys. This forced me to buy a replacement keyboard due to the extensive time it takes Apple to replace failed components. Neither keyboard had extensive usage, just normal residential use in the evenings. I do like the feel of these keyboards but the poor quality is not acceptable. I would not recommend anyone buy one of these outright but select Logitech units which have never given me problems.

    59 of 70 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard - but the white keys get dirty!

    I love the keyboard, but white keys? While they look pretty they get dirty very fast and require regular cleaning. I think using black keys like on my MacBook Air would be much better.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing keyboard

    I like this keyboard a lot. Have it hookup to MBP and it works great with all the features. Main reason I bought this over the wireless was because of the keypad.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    Wonderful keyboard. Looks great and performs just as well.

    The USB ports support all of my devices; iPhone, iPod, iPad, Flash Drives, so on.

    It even works in BootCamp!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    I have experimented with lots of keyboards and this is my favourite.
    It isn't too light like most keyboards so it doesn't slide around while you type. The keys have excellent feedback and are soft to touch. It includones USB port on either side, one of which I use for the small USB adapter for my mouse.
    One thing that would make it better though would be if I was backlit.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!!

    This is an awesome keyboard, no flaws for me!
    Worth the money!!!!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've had

    This keyboard is excellent with just enough spring in the keys. The low profile keys cause less hand fatigue than standard keyboards.

    A minor problem is that the Moshi cover stains over time (presumably from hand lotion or finger oils). However this does not detract from its functionality, and I am still very happy with this keyboard + cover purchase from 2 years ago.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboard with numeric keypad and 2 usb ports

    Although I really like the keyboard, the usb ports are not very good. There is not enough power to support a memory stick. It may support a mouse, but my apple mouse is wireless. I was given a lead with the keyboard, but cannot find out how to use same, as the usb at one end doesn't fit anywhere.
    . When I purchased the keyboard I was told the usb ports had improved and worked well with a usb 2. This is definitely not the case, so anyone purchasing one should know.. I cannot understand why Apple would put a usb at each end of the keyboard when there is not enough power.
    There are 4 usb ports on my Apple computer, and the keyboard uses one of them. So I really believed that the 2 extra ports were an asset.
    If there is a solution I would like to hear from anyone who has one. I purchased a 4 port hub, and it worked at first, but then refused.
    I must add that there is very little data on my memory sticks, so there should not be a problem with the latest computer keyboard.

    27 of 36 people found this useful