• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Ever Used!

    This is the best keyboard I've ever typed on, including the incredible Kensington Slim Type keyboard. The Apple keyboard appears quite a bit wider than the Kensington because of its more traditional layout, but when measured the Apple keyboard is only 1/2 inch wider than the Kensington but a full 1-3/4 inches shallower and definitely thinner in height.

    The keys are VERY quiet and have a much shorter "throw" than the Kensington, making it a whole lot easier to type faster and more accurately.

    Since I rarely use function keys I like the way Apple has dedicated some of the top row keys to Dashboard, Expose, iTunes and sound controls but still given people (I think) the option to reprogram all the keys if they want.

    The keyboard is SO thin, almost flimsy-looking, that on first glance it seems like it would move around during typing or even bend in half if you looked at it funny. But with its thick aluminum core it doesn't budge at all. In fact after the first look at the keyboard it's a surprise to actually pick it up and feel how weighty and substantial it really is.

    Intelligent, elegant & highly useful design!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad Keyboard, could use some improvements.

    Just test out the new apple keyboard and I love it. I wonder what all the big stink is about? I think it is very responsive and it feels great when I type. It's light to the touch and the usb stick works, I like the fact that the usb port is recessed, however I don't like the fact that when you have both usb ports in use, it makes the keyboard hard to maneuver.

    I found that it worked great on my Imac G5 isight, but when plugged into my 17" Macbook Pro, I found that some of the quick keys didn't work, like the Dashboard and Expose quick keys. Also the keyboard could be more functional if it had iPod support. Aside from these small quirks I would rate this keyboard and 4/5. Good job apple, but not an awesome one.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    F@CK YOU

    I Love this new keyboard the old keyboard suuckks

    2 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    I must admit. I really did not like the previous keyboard. To me it looked cheap, was hard to clean, plus I didn't like response feel of the keys. The new design is outstanding. Apple removed all my complaints. The keys response is very good. The low angle is feel natural. If anything I would add it would be to return the Apple key. Anyway, it well worth the cost.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    I hated the old white keyboard that came with my PowerMac G5. The keys seemed to stick and weren't spaced correctly. I commonly misspelled my own passwords. On the other hand I loved the keyboards built into my PowerBook G4 and MacBookPro. They had a nice touch. The new keyboard (I purchased the USB version) has that same touch and feel as my laptops. Thanks Apple.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Touch

    I was using the previous Apple keyboard with my Mac Book Pro setup and was rather skeptical of the new super thin keyboard, thinking how could it good to use with such a thinl design. I tried it out at the nearby Apple store and immediately bought it. They have done a great job designing this. My desk is too high and not egonomically right, so the lower profile is a big boom for me. I find the touch on the keyboard just right.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    wow

    love the new keyboard.

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard

    If you don't like notebook keyboards, stay away. This keyboard has little resistance on the keys. It is the exact opposite of the last Apple Keyboard.

    Another negative of this keyboard is the placement of the USB ports. having them right on the side increases the overall space that is concerned, especially with my small college desk. I wish they would of been able to put them on the back again.

    Other than that I love this keyboard! The media keys are extremely useful. The dashboard and expose keys aren't really that useful, my mighty mouse takes care of that. I would say this product would be a nice addition to any Apple Computer set up.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice smooth design

    I was initially afraid of the "PC Junior" Chicklet-keyboard look of this keyboard, but a few test typings pretty much cured that.... Nice keyboard (other than the current F3 F4 quirk) and I'll buy another for use with the Macbook pro... I'm sure the cure is only a software update away! Thanks, Steve et. al, for this wonderful visual/kinesthetic leap forward ! Cheers...

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Wow. This keyboard is truly a great addition to any mac you already own. The keyboard reminds me of a mix between a laptop and a desktop keyboard, in a good way. The keys have a nice, crisp feel, and the key response is great. Its solid as can be, and doesn't move around at all while typing. For around $50, its truly a steal.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Money!!!!

    I have been a happy Apple customer since my first Apple II+. Their products have always been of the finest quality and easy to use. I sure hope this new keyboard isn't an example of their new products. The space bar is very touchy and I have been typing run together words constantly. It seems that you have to press some of the keys very precisely or they don't work. I am now using my 'old' keyboard and my speed has increased about 3x over the new thin keyboard.

    Nice try guys, but this product stinks! P.U.

    33 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a "thought different" keyboard

    The keys require very little force to press and this I believe will help to stave off carpal tunnel a little longer. So, this keyboard will require an adjustment period but I think it'll be a welcome adjustment to make. I do find it quite irritating that the USB ports on the keyboard operate in low power mode with the keyboard plugged into my MB pro. My USB memory keys don't work and that was quite a let down. Also the key surfaces seem a little slippery to the touch but as of yet I can't determine if that's a Bad Thing™ or just part of the adjustment to a different keyboard.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome!

    Yes, it looks great. But using it is the best part. Only downside is the location of the USB ports. They are a little hard to access, but a short USB extension cord comes with the keyboard.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes my fingers move faster...

    I just bought the new imac and this keyboard works great! It not only looks very sleek like others are saying but it really feels like I'm typing faster while using it. My fingers are like lighting. I'm a graphic designer and on this thing like 8 to 10 hours a day so I have alot of hours logged and I'm happy with this one. No problems whatsoever.:)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Product - A+

    Apple again has come up with a great product. This keyboard works great. The USB hub works with all of my devices ( No idea why people say it doesnt?) I cant wait till the wireless version comes out.. I liked this keyboard so much I purchased 3 of them to replace my regular keyboard for my Windows Desktops..

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Crummy responce to space bar strikes

    The keyboard is very nice in appearance but the fact that you have to hit the space bar perfectly every time drives me to distraction. I will probably return the keyboard.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry Apple, please try again.

    Sorry but I think this keyboard is woefully bad. I'm returning it to the Apple Store today. I have 6 Macs in the house and love Apple products, but sometimes Apple designs things that are sexy and flashy but don't work well. Witness the "hockey puck" mouse. Ditto on the keyboard this one replaces. For those of us that like a responsive keyboard with a solid touch, this keyboard doesn't cut it at all. Typing on this keyboard is like typing on a laptop keyboard. Some people like that mushy feel; I don't. I'm reverting to my Matias keyboard with its more substantial, more solid, and springier feel. Sorry folks. I give this keyboard one star at best, and that's only because it looks so different.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    Being a guitar teacher I use iTunes and keyboard shortcuts all day. The new keyboard is fantastic to use it's small and sleek and easy to keep clean. A must for anyone using a computer all day.It reminds me of my Macbook keyboard.As always Apple is an innovator!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I've had my keyboard for just under a week and it's a joy to use. Unlike what other users have reported my keyboard Function keys (F3 etc) all work fine and open the appropriate things - maybe you guys have dud keyboards and should take them back.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just can't stop typing ...

    okay, i hate typing. I can't stand it. I just can't believe how much I like this keyboard. It is very satisfying. It is just perfect. You really feel like you are accomplishing something when you press the keys. They new function keys are great too -- dashboard, etc. I love this keyboard.

    6 of 7 people found this useful