• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome & Dishwasher safe (seriously)

    This keyboard has been great. It performs. What else can you say? It is a keyboard.

    Here is where it shines. We had a MAJOR wine spill on the keyboard. Tried to mop it up as quickly as possible while yelling profanities. Things weren't looking good when the keyboard dried and it started making the computer do funky things (presumably because the command or option key seemed to be stuck). So, we were out of luck and took a gamble with the good old dishwasher treatment. No soap. No heat dry. "Light" cycle. Wrapped plastic baggie around end of USB cable, although I am sure that was just to make us feel better about the whole endeavor. SO, keyboard survived the wash and after waiting 4-5 days for it to dry (since you can't open these keyboards us), the thing works like a champ. No problem keys whatsoever. WORD OF WARNING: Just give it enough time to dry!

    62 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard

    been using this now for about two years. I type with my wrists leaning on the table, so I love the fact that its low profile, so I don't have to bend my wrists to type. Also like the feel of the keys, with short keystrokes.

    Only issue I had was I spilt soda on it once, and the keys became sticky. Tried taking them off and cleaning them by hand and the stickiness prevailed. Then I read somewhere that you can run this keyboard through the dishwasher to fix the issue. It worked out great and the stickiness went away.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Important safety tip.

    This really is a great keyboard, but I do have to say there's one fatal flaw. Any other keyboard, if you spill something on it, at the very best you'll have sticky keys and at the worst it will stop working. With this keyboard, the aluminum face means that it is electrically conductive. And while as far as I know, the amperage is too low to be dangerous, having to replace an otherwise working keyboard because touching it gives you an unpleasant buzzing sensation isn't exactly fun. Definitely get a spill-proof cover for this one.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Bar

    I replaced my wonderful wireless keyboard with this full size one because I needed the numeric keypad for data entry. I was surprised that the space bar was so loud, and actually has a different feel from all the other letters and numbers. I called Apple to inquire about a replacement, as I assumed this was a defect. I was surprised to find out it is not a defect, they are all that way. What? I don't see the purpose. The noise it makes is a very irritating, but hopefully I'll get used to it, since other than that I do like the keyboard.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic & Full Featured!

    I'm a professional photographer who's been a mac user for 15 years. This has been my favorite keyboard of all time.

    The low profile is a joy to type on. I love having the number keys and custom f keys which I use all the time. I also prefer a cable connected keyboard to a wireless any day. Who wants to change batteries every month? It's been nothing but a headache. I've been there.

    Unlike a prior review my iPhone 4 syncs beautifully over the USB 2.0 Ports on this keyboard with no 'low power' warnings or what have you. That may have to do with the power of the port the keyboard is actually plugged into. I'm using the new quad-core 27" iMac. I know that my 5 year old white 20" core due iMac has given me such low power warnings when plugging into that keyboard's USB port.

    I recommend this to anyone with a mac. I ordered mine as an election for my iMac but my wife wants me to order another one for her to use on our white iMac with the old style high profile keys.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typist's dream

    I'm an Administrative Assistant and my boss is computer illiterate - he either handwrites or dictates his emails. I noticed that with my Mac keyboard at home, I can type like the wind, compared to the ordinary Dell/PC keyboard at the office. The distance from fingertip to electronic impulse is about half that of the PC keyboard, and therefore typing speed is much faster. Apple seems to have "reinvented the wheel" - and make my life a whole lot easier.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it!

    love it!

    18 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still the best keyboard

    This is still the best keyboard I have ever used. After years of use, it's still going strong.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    I've owned this keyboard for more than a year now, and it's still working perfectly (no bad keys, etc.), though I've never tried popping the keys out. When I try to get dust and crumbs out I just turn it upside down and I smack the back gently, and the dust comes out. What I like is that the keys are close to the metal casing, so not a lot of dust/junk go into the keyboard in the first place. I personally prefer a chicklet feel over a traditional keyboard, and I use one of the USB ports for my wireless mouse.

    One thing I think that can be improved would be to have the F5 and F6 keys dim the backlit keyboard for a mac laptop, because it's annoying to have to reach over to my actual mac keyboard to have to increase/decrease the backlight. I can't really think of other complains, though once in a while when NI press down on a key it feels like it's stuck (assume it's dirt/crumbs), and I just turn it around and smack it to clean it. I've also cleaned the keys' surface with a cloth once in a while, and it still looks like new. Over time the white paint rubs off on the bottom of the keyboard, but it's just normal wear and tear (especially since I've had it for a year now). I've also noticed some scratches on the back, though since I don't really look at the back often it's not a problem for me. All in all I'm satisfied with this purchase.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 6 months

    The first keyboard lasted only 6 months. Apple gave me a replacement. Hopefully the second one works longer.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard doesnt work

    I just brought this keyboard today because I wanted the number keys on the side. It was working just fine then i was typing and all of a sudden it started typing one symbol and wouldnt stop i unplugged it and plugged it back in and it was still doing it. So i plugged my bluetooth one back in. If you want the numeric pad i would do what i am going to do tomorrow and that is just buy one that is by it self. You can buy a numeric keypad that is by itself for like 10.00 from target.

    26 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AppF Keys

    i wish it had the separation between the Function Keys. Otherwise it feels great.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac

    Always brilliant my lovely Mac product proud to use Mac and mac big world never end

    16 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Grrr...

    very good keyboard but the cord is too short

    23 of 29 people found this useful