• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    While only a 4 and not a 5

    Lighed keyboard and this would be the best.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A big surprise.

    Keyboards are fairly personal items, and what I like others may not. I was use to a keyboard with standard-type key structure and feel, so when I took a look at this slab of aluminum with flat, chicklet keys, I said a silent, "oh oh". Within 5 minutes of using it, my "oh oh" became "wow!"

    For me, the test of any keyboard is how well I can type on it. There is no doubt that I type much, much faster with far less mistakes than I did on any keyboard previous to this one. It's almost effortless, and I do a tremendous amount of writing.

    There is only one thing I found that was a minor annoyance. I find that the USB ports are much harder to get to than on the older standard-type Apple keyboards. I sometimes pop in a flash drive, but to do so regularly is cumbersome (I need to pick up the keyboard and turn it over to accomplish this simple task). This really isn't a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it. And since I've added a USB hub, I now only use the keyboard USB ports for the mouse.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer this over the wireless keyboard

    Last week, I picked up the new Wireless Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. I was not sure if having a smaller keyboard without a numeric keypad would be worth the benefit of having a wireless keyboard. After trying it out for a week, I returned the wireless keyboard for the wired keyboard with Numeric keypad. I do a lot of work with Numbers/Excel and other financial programs, and it was too difficult for me to use the number keys at the top. It is just a personal preference. Both keyboards are awesome. I love the short keys....they make it so easy to type and so quiet too. I do not have a problem typing lengthy documents quickly even though the keys are flat. Some people may be bothered by the flat keys, but they work fine for me as long as you start your hands properly in the home position. You will love either of these great Apple keyboards, but if you type a lot of numbers, you might just want to stick with the wired version and make your life easier. Even with the wire, the new keyboard is a sleek, streamlined and minimal looking addition to my already-beautiful looking iMac.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    apple aluminum keyboard

    i use this keyboard at school and on my aluminum mabook at home i like it but can live witout the keypad and if i get it it will be getting the keyadless one and use the upper one
    other then that love it

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality keyboard, fantastic feel

    I bought this to replace a MacAlly IceKey scissor switch keyboard, and I have to say it's fantastic.

    I'm a writer and copy-editor, so use keyboards all day, every day. I like something that feels good beneath my fingers, has a certain audible quality, but is simple and uncluttered. I don't want any fancy bells or whistles on a keyboard. I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and as I liked the keyboard on that I thought I'd give this a try, and it's fantastic.

    Be aware that although the keys *look* smaller than those on a standard keyboard, they're not - standard keyboard keys have a bezel around the edge (which you don't touch) so there's no space between the keys; the actual key surface on this Apple keyboard is the same.

    Apple's usual quality, and highly functional. Buy.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Great

    The light weight, angle for the hands, and overall strength and flexibility of the full keyboard are really great. It could be so much better if it came in a Bluetooth, wireless model. Some applications, such as Logic Studio, work best with a full keyboard - meaning that there is a numeric keypad on the far right of the keyboard. While one can go in to the application and reprogram / redefine the keys to fit on the wireless keyboard in some fashion or another. That is a lot of pain-in-the-neck work just to get a wireless keyboard.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard For Some

    I bought this along with a Samsung monitor to create a desktop for my MacBook Pro. Many people complain it doesn't type well, etc, but when you actually type correctly it works great. The key depth is perfect to type quickly and the 2 USB connectors are convenient and useful. Overall, a great keyboard when you type like a normal person would, NOT ON YOUR LAP!!

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delight to use

    I write this review after having used the keyboard for almost two years now, and it has been great the whole time. I have never experienced any wrist or arm problems. I like the action and the look, and how it sits quite tidily on the desk. Great keyboard!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IBM PCjr "Chiclet" Keyboard all over again!!!

    Although this keyboard looks really good, it does not function well for me. Maybe it is the way I type or the way I like feedback from a keyboard, this one just doesn't feel normal. I replaced it with the A1048 (much better for me).

    Finally, for all the older users out there. Doesn't this keyboard remind you of the IBM PCjr "Chiclet" Keyboard (PCWorld's worst PC Keyboard of all time. All time!!! Why sell a keyboard close to that one)? I used to have one of those "Chiclets" and I hated it then just like I hate it now!!!

    22 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Works great. Used mine for over 3 years.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much prefered over other Apple Keyboards

    I love it. I prefer it over the smaller, newer keyboard, regardless of the BlueTooth capability. It makes a very big difference over the speed of your typing. I love it. Greta buy. Great investment for a typist or writer.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Since WHEN anodized aluminium CAN be attracted to a magnet???

    Ok guys I know that Aluminium sounds GOOD...
    But Hey Since WHEN anodized aluminium CAN be attracted to a magnet???

    The wireless version is alluminium ok!!! But this one IS attracted from magnets!!!
    Rings a bell ??

    7 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Delicate, fragile

    Get just a few drops of moisture under a key and that's it. A dead keyboard. My last one endured for one month, eight days. Then a few drops of coffee from a bumped cup got on the keyboard and multiple keys instantly stopped working. Only a fool would pay this much money for something so delicate. Too bad, I like apple products and I like the look. But unless you live in a climate controlled environment where looks trump productivity, this is not a good buy.

    37 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    its the nuts

    this keyboard is so nice to use and looks so cool

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed USB ports

    The Apple keyboard is a superb product except for the USB ports: they're underneath the keyboard so you cannot connect a larger pen disc. The USB slot should be located much closer to the edge of the keyboard, or on the back, as in previous keyboards.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever

    I asked the Apple store to substitute this one for the smaller wireless on the 27" iMac and they wouldn't do it at first. After asking to speak to a manager they actually included this keyboard and the wireless one for free!

    I have used a lot of different keyboards in my life and for some reason I can type faster and more accurate on this one. I have also found that it doesn't slide all over your desk as you type which has always been annoying with others I have used in the past.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Might be the best keyboard I've ever had

    This just might be the best keyboard I've ever owned. Sleek and quiet. I keep forgetting there are two extra USB ports in it too. I just wish there was a wireless version of it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great ergonomic design!

    I bought this keyboard (and a mighty mouse) when my hands were hurting from using the keyboard and touch pad on my MacBook. I really wanted the wireless keyboard. But after trying both keyboards at the store, the wired keyboard came home with me. It has a lower profile so my wrists don't have to bend up as much. The numeric keypad is a huge plus, something the wireless keyboard didn't have. I also liked the extra USB port on the keyboard. It makes connecting my camera for downloads a breeze!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    I this is the keyboard that came with my imac! I really like how it feels like a laptop keyboard. i also would recomend this keyboard for an upgrade from an older apple keyboard! overall, Best keyboard I've ever owned!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Oh Why Oh Why....

    I love the design of these keyboards. Sleek, modern and keys that are a delight to press. I recently purchased a 27" iMac and it came with the small bluetooth keyboard without a number pad. Why Oh Why won't Apple make a bluetooth keyboard with a number pad?! Someone really dropped the ball not making this an option. Its the only thing I absolutely hate about my new iMac. I hate that I have to go wired to have a keyboard with a number pad. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it so much so that I sometimes wonder why I got the iMac at all I hate it that much I do! And the worst part....no one at Apple who could do anything about it, will ever read this post.

    130 of 190 people found this useful