• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    II too touch type around 70-80 wpm and personally
    I don’t find it easy using this keyboard. I’m going to be buying my new
    apple imac in the next couple of weeks and a really nice chap in my local
    computer shop showed me the new keyboard after I told him that I wasn’t sure if I would like the
    response of the keys as I touched typed. After having a go of this keyboard straight away
    I didn’t like it because you really have to press the keys and it felt as though I was pressing
    buttons instead of the usual response you get from a regular keyboard. So Sorry Apple I don’t
    think you did enough research for those of us who can touch type. I personally would have
    preferred using the keyboard that came with your
    earlier Apple macs and loved the sound of them too.

    21 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best key board ever

    Simply plug it in and go- it looks wonderful on your desk and it shines and works great. Every key works without effort. It GREAT, you need to get one.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing too exciting, but no doubt Solid

    USB ports and a keypad were a must have, and in Apple's lineup, this is the only option and its up to the task. If they were to make a bluetooth wireless version w/KP they would have to ditch the USB ports. Easy to type quickly. I don't like how I can't use F13/F14 to adjust the iMac screen brightness (by default) anymore. Nothing really innovative, its a keyboard that works quite well, yes you may like some 3rd party ones better, but this ones good enough to keep me happy.

    My only real gripe (which I didn't deduct for) is that my "N" key was smudged during Apples printing and a streak runs along the whole key and somehow this slipped by Apple's QC dept. Hopefully they will send out a new one, its a bit of an eyesore with such an otherwise great looking keyboard.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable for Older People

    When you get older you tend to develop a hand tremor. The old keyboard anchored the fingers and did not interfere with typing. The new keyboard design causes my fingers to slide from key to adjacent key, requiring lengthy editing and enormous frustration. It is incredible to me that Apple's great design staff did not do its market research with the older population. Everyone who buys computers is not under 50. Apple should have made its old keyboard available to those who need it. I had to spend another $79.95 to buy a Logitech wireless keyboard that still featured raised keys.

    58 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars for Style...

    ...but minus 2 for not having a wireless keyboard WITH numeric keypad. It's kind of a given that this is what would satisfy the majority of users.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite keyboard by far

    I went with the wired keyboard for the full-size layout and it is absolutely worth being "tethered". This is the most pleasant soft-touch keyboard I've ever used, just enough feedback to feel like I'm really typing, while light enough to let my fingers fly. Why isn't there a wireless version of the full-size layout?

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    This is an excellent keyboard. My only 2 regrets are:

    - No wireless keyboard with numeric keypad available

    - No keyboard with extended characters printed on the keys available

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the BEST KEYBOARD EVER!!!!!!

    I purchased this keyboard a few hours ago and it is GREAT! The keys are very quiet when you type and it works with Windows. Just the Function buttons don't work.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, Practical, WONDERFUL!

    This is the most wonderful keyboard I have ever typed on! The USB 2.0 ports will let me connect anything I like, including my external hard-drive. The function buttons on the top row work perfect with any newer mac computer. The only thin i have to say is that I regret getting this one and not the bluetooth one... Just because I never use the numeric keypad. But that was a mistake on MY part. Apple has done a wonderful job designing this keyboard. The keys give me that familiar MacBook feel which I'm used to when I'm on the go. This is the first keyboard I have seen that the function keys actually work good, like the "media" keys (play/pause, back and forward) are very handy when listening to itunes music. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone with a mac.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just another pretty face...

    This keyboard does more than make people go "Ooooooh!" I was able to "test drive" this keyboard for a week about a year ago an fell in love with it after about an hour of use. I'm no speed typist, but adjusting to the lower profile made typing easier. As a PC user it's refreshing to have something that so slim compared to most standard factory issued keyboards. After my brief trial I switched back to my conventional keyboard and was quickly disappointed by how clunky it felt. Most importantly, however, I noticed that I was experiencing increased amounts of discomfort in my wrist, which eventually became quite severe, especially after a particularly busy summer. I made the decision to switch to Mac keyboard and over the course of a week my pain lessened considerably and now, two months later, I am pain free and as comfortable as ever.
    There is a downside to using this on a PC, however, as some of my more frequently used keyboard shortcuts don't translate, but this is more an issue of me learning to use it properly than Apple not providing these features. It's a slight learning curve, but shouldn't be enough to deter anyone looking to make the switch. Help can easily be found on-line for users facing the same issue.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard but want Wireless

    Great Keyboard, i bought one for all my computers, PC and Mac's in the studio, love them so much but wish i could have a wireless option with numeric keypad, the wireless options are useless to me with out the keypad so i sent it back and bought another wired keyboard with numeric keypad. In the Audio recording i need the options of markers and edits and having the keypad makes that much simpler.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with any computer

    I have a Alienware desktop and i took my parents mac keyboard, and tried to see if it would work with my computer and it turns out it does.
    So i am going to buy myself one tomorrow. Just thought i would say this for everyone who wants one that has a PC.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard .. Awesome Aesthetics .. Excellent Feel

    Coming from a PC user who loves his Logitech wave keyboards, this Apple Keyboard with keypad was a quick and easy transition.

    The look of it is what got me thinking. I returned the wireless keyboard in favor of the numbers as I use spreadsheets quite a bit and the keypad comes in hand.

    The keys feel great as i type along with my clackety clack style of knowing where the keys are. I am not a 'typist', but once I know the layout, I can type really fast. This keyboard makes that process so much more easier for me. All the function keys work great, and I would have missed the extra USB ports without this keyboard.

    This is good for anyone who has a little space to spare of their uncluttered desks!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad: critical

    The full keyboard, with the traditional numeric keypad is a gotta have. I paid the extra $49 and stored the in-the-box shorter version when I bought my new iMac early September. I tell ya, I need the full board for two reasons. 1) For minor on-line computations the across the top layout just doesn't get it. I need the "numeric keypad" to complete my work. 2) The new keyboard is painfully small as a useful layout; may be my hands but it's too cramped to be functional. Tom

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it.

    Overall this is a slick keyboard. Though the keys require a firm stroke, no more force is required than with any other keyboard, and the typing feels nice. Wireless and back lit keys would be a sweet option for this keyboard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Using this keyboard on a PC, bring it back and forth to work and home. Love it! the only problem i have is not having a print screen key or an insert key but otherwise it is a very nice keyboard for use with a PC.

    As mentioned before the two usb ports can not be used to power much of anything. They wont run my iPhone. I have my wireless stick for a mouse plugged in and one device seems to be all it can do. If it plug in a flash drive or camera it says power exceeded.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes an extra six inches is undesirable

    After using an Apple wireless keyboard for two years, I decided to move the wireless keyboard into the living room to control another Mac in my home entertainment system. So I went to the Apple Store to get a new keyboard for my desktop. They were out of the wireless keyboards, and all they had were this extended wired keyboard and the smaller wired keyboard that mimics the wireless keyboard. I thought, "Once in a while I miss the number pad. I'll get the extended wired keyboard." It was a mistake. I now have to move my mouse six inches farther over to the right, which is uncomfortable. I still hardly ever use the numpad. And the USB ports on the side are useless. No matter how small a device I plug into them, I get the message, "A USB device needs more power." Even when I just plug in a little SD or CF card reader or a jump drive. It's ridiculous. It seems that the only thing the two USB ports might be good for is a mouse. And I already have a wireless mouse.

    Let me clarify that I love the looks of it and the ease of typing and cleaning. But these qualities are present in the smaller wired and wireless keyboards, so I recommend those instead, unless you *really* need the extra six inches for 10-keying.

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How about - wireless - numeric keypad for the new iMacs !

    It's the best keypad i've ever had and used. And the new iMacs should have it available too, for sale at least - wireless off course - and that cannot happen soon enough :¬)

    Alle the best

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'M AMAZED!

    This is the best keyboard I have ever had. Thanks for the great product Apple!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    Pros:
    I love the slim profile of the keyboard and the aluminum structure.
    It takes up way less desk space.

    Cons:
    You really have to strike the keys firmly to make sure they register.
    I would like to the keys back lit for night typing.
    The full size keyboard needs to be wireless.

    28 of 33 people found this useful