• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be standard with iMac

    I love it! Low profile keys took some getting-used-to, but my fingers are flying over those babies now, mostly typo-free. I use the extra USB ports daily for a flash drive. It's easier than reaching behind my iMac monitor.

    My beefs:
    1. It should be bluetooth (even if that means sacrificing the USB ports).
    2. It should be included with a new iMac.

    It really bugs me that my new iMac came with a keyboard minus number pad. I find the number pad essential for everyday use. I'm just a regular guy, not a financial professional. Makes sense to chop if off of a laptop. Laptops travel, so they need to be frugal on space & weight. I didn't buy a laptop. I bought a desktop. I also think the longer keyboard looks better under the widescreen iMac. For the next version, I suggest concave keys and if wireless, the keyboard should be solar-powered, like the Logitech that I came extremely close to buying, until I found one of these for half price on craigslist.

    Bottom line: Great keyboard.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac keyboard

    I really love my keyboard but hate that it is wired. I need the numeric functions, does make make the full alpha numeric keyboard in a wireless version and if not WHY?

    Just purchased a trackpad as well and love that too...

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good product great design

    When it was first announced I was dubious that it would be up to the task, after all it was not a return to the much beloved, aircraft carrier sized, Apple Extended Keyboard or the stylish Apple Pro Keyboard and it didn't even have the full key travel of the infamous "crumbcatcher"

    after 3 years I can honestly say that it is my favourite keyboard, once I got used to the short travel of the keys and then go back to the long stroke traditional keyboards I realise how much more comfortable this keyboard is for normal every day use (I'm sure a typist would still prefer a more dedicated ergonomic keyboard though).

    Very easy to clean, easy to discretely stash away behind a monitor or on a shelf.

    and yeh it looks stylish which is important for a system that's used in your living area.

    one star lost because it can, sometimes, if you eat around it get food crumbs stuck between the keys and the housing which makes key pressed a bit clunky.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless 10 key keyboard please

    I have the wireless keyboard with my iMac quad core i5, but needed the 10 key functions, so I pennied up and purchased the wired 10 key keyboard. It feels great and is super quiet. It looks awesome with the iMac [if you don't look at the wire :-) ]
    OKAY APPLE, make a wireless 10 keyboard so I can be one of the millions with a wireless keyboard without 10 key, a wired 10 key keyboard, and (hopefully) a wireless 10 key keyboard. How cool would all three keyboards next to each other on my desk? If you build it, they will buy it.

    49 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Benign Neglect Contd

    ...Agree. This is the perfect keyboard but why Apple do you not make a wireless version??? This just doesn't make sense. You're the world leaders in electronics design & the ultimate in form & function. Why then am I tethered to my imac when i could be lounged back away from the desktop? Please consider a wireless version. I'd even wait another month for the next iPhone. :<]

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    major Carpal Tunnel syndrome

    This keyboard is beautiful, definitely one of the best-looking products Apple has made.

    But I am having really bad Carpal Tunnel syndrome with my left wrist.
    I wonder if it's because everything is lower and a bit narrower that my hands, esp. my left hand has to bend as it's typing, thus the carpal tunnel.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish but super cheaply made

    I have bought two of these in the past year. now as of this mornings attempt to clean the current one I have, I am in the market once again!

    I have used many a keyboard over the past 20 or so years and these, while nice to look at and for the most part easy to use, has to be one of the cheapest made and one made to be easily broken so as to keep us coming back with credit card in hand. not this time.

    Thanks Scrapple!

    48 of 87 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Benign Neglect

    A keyboard with a numeric keypad seems like a core element of a power user's system. Apple seems to have relegated these users to the first-generation archaic users group by choosing not to release a wireless version of this keyboard. Maybe Apple's marginal profit position does not support the return on investment for bluetooth product development of this item.

    60 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple keyboard ever!

    This is the best Apple keyboard ever, and certainly ranks better than the previous "white" keyboard. I use it for about half of my computer time, plugged into my MacBook Pro. What I like best is the design with the exact same form, size, and feel as my laptop. I was simply bowled over by it.

    The key response is crisp and tactile. Keys are big and forgiving of off center hits. The wrist angle is even more comfortable, as I can now hold my wrists flat on the desk to relieve stress. Much better than the foam wrist braces I have occasionally had to use.

    It even feels better than my old extended keyboard II, which I have missed since I sold it 15 years ago.

    Well, not any more. This sleek beauty preforms as great as it looks. The only keyboard I like better is the one on my MacBook Pro, but then, nothing can touch my MBP!

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to the perfect keyboard

    I needed a keyboard for my MacBook and even though I really wanted a bluetooth keyboard, like the one that came with my iMac, I also really needed a numeric keypad do do my work. Apparently I can't have both. I feel like I had to settle when I bought this keyboard. I've never felt that way with any other apple product.

    Apple, what is stoping you from making a wireless keyboard WITH a numeric keypad?

    Also, the USB extension cable that is provided with this keyboard has a serious design flaw. The female end of the cable has a "nub" to help hold the male end of a USB device. Unfortunately this "nub" is a little too large and actually makes it difficult to insert a male USB connector, and even harder to remove it. In fact I actually broke a USB stick trying to pull it out! I had to wedge a paper clip into the female end of the extension cord to pry the broken USB stick out!

    The keyboard is nice (despite the antiquated cord) but that USB extension cable went straight into the garbage.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard ..... if only it was wireless

    very good keyboard. but felt as if I was settling.

    would have gladly bought a wireless version if it was available.

    not sure why it is not

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit to be an Apple product....

    This keyboard came with my new Mac Pro. Sure, it looks pretty,but it's a piece of garbage and not fit to have the Apple name on it. Don't get me wrong. I love Apple products just not this one. All of the larger keys (shift, control, command, return, and the 0 and enter on the keypad) make clicking noises unlike all the other keys which feel and sound pretty much okay. It's the space bar that really gets me. It clatters like crazy and is finicky about where you press it to enter a space. I took my keyboard into the local Apple store and they replaced it, saying "They were all like that." Well, the second keyboard is worse than the first. I found a new replacement keyboard (M9034LL/A) same as came on my original G5 Quad tower. I used that one for almost 6 years without any problems. I'm now happy and feel back at home. I guess newer isn't always better.

    Doing this review, it won't allow me to post with zero stars. So it gets one undeserving star.

    34 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    I got this keyboard and it kind of scared me. I plugged it into my computer and it didn't work. My mouse was plugged into a USB port on the keyboard and it didn't work either. I unplugged the included extension cable and plugged the keyboard directly into the keyboard and it worked! The extension cable works too! Don't know what happened. Works great now.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 1/2 months

    Kids got me this keyboard for Christmas to replace the grimy looking original (5 years old) keyboard I got with my Powermac. I put the old one in storage and used this (with my old mouse) until last week. Keyboard function wandered off (actually the mouse function got weird) so I rebooted. Powermac wouldn't recognize the keyboard and fans went into overheat mode. Tried it with my Powerbook and same thing, sans fans. Got my old keyboard out of storage and everything is fine. No problems with mouse.
    Cheap is cheap. Don't save me money, screwing around with junk equipment costs more than the few bucks I save, time is money.

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Durable and convenient

    Although the USB ports on this keyboard don't have enough power to charge your iPod or allow you to run your backup disk seamlessly, its great for thumbdrives and computer mice. This keyboard is surprisingly durable, the entire thing still works after I spilled a glass of water on it.

    In addition, its quiet no matter how hard you hit the keys and it significantly increased my typing speed!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard for gaming!

    I purchased this keyboard at a MicroCenter for 50$ a few weeks ago and I love it! Along with the college papers I've written with it I love to play World of Warcraft with it. The F keys go all the way across the top up to F 19. It's awesome to have extra hot keys. The home, end, page up, and page down don't seem to work like I remember them working on my old PCs. Aside from that little flaw I love the extra F keys and the over look and size of it. The extra USB port is cool too. A must have for WoW players that have Macs!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish

    Got this keyboard with my imac, within days keyboard would begin to type randomly. Took it to Apple store in London, they did not want to know and told me to buy another.
    Not worth $49 and from reading technical forums on the web is fraught with problems due to it's design. Sadly a $5 traditional plastic keyboard is doing a much better job.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish

    apple have made a lot of mistakes in their time but this is deffinitly the biggest.1 it is rubbish to type with because keys do not go the whole way down.2 it is extermly ugly.3 it sometimes does not connect to youe mac

    25 of 222 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking!

    Live in a dry environment? If you do, get ready for the shock of your life...plus you get the bonus of your mouse or anything else plugged into it not working until you unplug and replug in the keyboard...

    C'mon, aluminum keyboard, carpets, shoes, dry humidless places? Who couldn't have seen this coming from a mile away.

    Nice look, but needs to be fixed or at least grounded through the chassis of the computer!!

    23 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    After less than 2 years, the space bar doesn't work anymore. (Nothing was split on it.) I have to try really hard for a minute at times to get it working. Here is an example line if I don't try hard enough:

    Someotherkeysalsogetstuckbutthisonereallytakesthecake.

    The mouse didn't even last that long...

    5 of 7 people found this useful