• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard for Mac or Windows PC

    As someone who bought a macbook last year for the first time, I quickly fell for the soft touch keyboard and now hate using standard clicky keyboards you normally get, even the so called expensive one's with all the bells and whistles just don't cut it.

    I bought this keyboard a couple of months back to use with my windows based work PC and I absolutely love it. I now use one at home and work! I found the additional function keys great for mapping special commands with work based PC, no special software required either which was a bonus.

    Hopefully Apple will bring out a backlit keyboard option in the future, that would really be fantastic...

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth, Fast Keyboard

    I just bought this keyboard a couple of days ago and it is, without a doubt,
    the smoothest and quietest keyboard I have ever used. It's short key
    travel makes it fast and responsive and a real pleasure to use. It is
    so sleek and takes up a lot less room on the desktop than other keyboards.
    Apple, you have made another great product to accompany your
    great computers! Thanks!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I have ever used

    Best Keyboard I have ever used. It makes using other keyboards look and type like big clunkers

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful if you actually work for a living!

    So it looks cute. So what? When is Apple going to come up with a keyboard that does not leave me hands/forearms etc in pain? Don't get me wrong, the computers and players are great, but all their keyboards are not. All the other brands with ergonomic keyboards/mice don't actually interface well with Apple so it's either have a well designed keyboard that won't work with my computer or have a teeny, tiny really cute and shinny keyboard that makes my hands cramp up at the end of the day! Thanks.

    4 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It like a laptop only better

    I love the light weight design and the fact that it is so nice to use, much better than old chunky keyboards of the 90s! Only one problem, the ones at my uni that are about a year and a half old are really really dirty and you cant clean them. I think it is because of the number of people who have used them. My own personal one tho is still nice and white after 10 months.
    *To the person who said about it not being wireless there is a wireless version available.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    keys stick

    I really have had trouble with this - the space key sticks all the time and it took me a long time to figure out that was the problem. I cannot recommend it - has a weird feel also.

    6 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    I cant not fault this keyboard it looks great, its easy to type fast on, it feels great and its at the perfect angle. Not to mention the 2 USB ports in perfect places for not only the mouse but a memory stick in the side. My main problem with other keyboards is how far you have to press the buttons in for the to register but with this keyboard that isn't a problem. The function buttons: the volume, eject and so on are a great idea so much easier than most other desktop keyboards. This keyboard seems as close to perfect as you can get. I'm considering buying the wireless version....

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good

    I bought this keyboard to help make my workspace more ergonomic, which also involved putting my laptop on a stand and further back on my desk. The keys are not as tall as the mid-2007 Macbook Pro, so I'm adjusting to that. In addition, the fn key is not to the left of the left control key as it is on the laptop's keyboard, which is an annoying adjustment to have to adapt to: instead, it's to the right of the delete key.

    On the bright side, I love how there's a number pad as a proper keyboard should. The sensitivity level is perfect, and the slight incline is hardly noticeable. And two USB ports tucked away adeptly on either side of the top of the keyboard are very useful for a laptop with only two ports to begin with.

    Overall, I really like this keyboard. The biggest qualm I have is the location of the fn key, but I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST!!!

    i have had this for two weeks now and the funny thing is i have a windows and it still works XD

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price!

    As a fairly new Mac convert, I am always amazed by the research and quality inherent in every Mac and peripheral. I know it sounds gushy to be awed by a keyboard, but this honestly is the best keyboard I've ever typed on. I have a 1.5 y/o iMac at home and spilled fruit juice on the keyboard (old style with lift off buttons and wedge-shaped plastic bottom). For months, I typed only being able to use about three-quarters of the butttons/functions. I finally gave in and bought a new one, glad I did and wish I had done it sooner. This keyboard has a light, airy feel and actually aids in being able to type faster. Everything lays nearly flat, which makes it impossible for a klutz like me to fat finger keys. My fingers glide over the keys, and, best of all, my wrists don't feel tired and overworked after typing long documents. It also comes with an extender for extra reach, which I don't use and thank goodness for that because my puppy has chewed it up! I highly recommend to everyone that doesn't own this keyboard that you spill fruit juice on the one you have then go out right away and buy this one! It's one purchase you won't regret.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not always durable

    I've had mixed experience with this keyboard. The one that came with my iMac is still going strong after one year. But I bought one to replace a bad keyboard on my PowerMac at work and after only six months, one of the keys (up arrow) no longer works. And (interestingly enough) it stopped working while I was out of the office for a month of paternity leave and the computer was not in use. I was easily able to pop off the key and clean out dust but it still will not work. I don't think I've ever had a key on a keyboard stop functioning. So this will probably make me think twice about buying an Apple branded keyboard in the future, when I could have a decent generic one for half the price. I mean, I have 10 and 15 year-old keyboards that still work. What gives, Apple?

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever

    good-
    looks great works great with windows. feels great and type a lot faster and the USB is nice but not great the metal keyboard just makes you feel like you have somthing and almost like you cant break it but dont go slamming it against the wall might not be a good thing to do

    bad-
    the USB ports will only power a device that has another power divice but it is very nice to have.

    overall
    just go buy this keyboard cause i think that you will like it very much

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    50/50

    Pretty much agree with most on ease of use and the top row keys for specific tasks are handy and well arranged with a good lay out but i also agree with others that i spend more time missing letters that don't register and the shift key works once in a blue moon. It works less due to nearly throwing the thing across the room, and i'm laid back. If you use it constantly at pace for typing then forget it, use the old one. This needs a re-think, mix the two designs and get a happy medium.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Keyboard!

    This Keyboard is Epic for a Million Reasons. First, its USB. that means it works for My PS3 as well as my PC. Also, it has 2 extra USB ports so I can use my Flash drive without snapping my Spine Plugging it in to the back of my computer. it is also very lightweight and thin, making it easy to bring from the computer room to my Game room. last and certainly least, it has an extension cable, so even though my Computer is a mile below, I can still make that cable reach it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome.

    This keyboard is excellent....if you know what it is.

    Its the same type of keys found on all Apple laptops (the chiclet-style keys)...just be aware that it is essentially a laptop keyboard.

    That said, I migrated to one after years of hating laptop keyboards and it is without a doubt the best keyboard I've ever used....for Windows! I don't even own a mac (...yet?)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    Great keyboard, nice feel when typing. Love the thin and easy to push keys. Why is it not available wirelessly?! Were it not for that, it would be perfect.

    It would be nice if it came in black as well.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love

    This is definitely the best keyboard I've ever used. Some people probably don't like that it's so flat, but that's the main reason why I love it. It's almost flush with the surface, and yet it still has 2 USB ports. The keys are flat also, and are thus quiet. I like the dedicated keys for volume and playback, but I don't really use any of the other function keys. I hate going to work and using my Dell keyboard. It's so loud! I love this keyboard and would buy it again in a heartbeat.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best I've ever owned!

    I own 4 of these and love them. On my new iMac 24 I even selected this unit over the unit without a number keypad. About the only thing I can think of that may be an issue is the white keys need a little wipe after my kids use one of the computers since the white shows dirt easier. Overall I love this unit and the non powered USB is not an issue at all for me as I plug most of my USB stuff to a MacBook Pro.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best and much better than the last

    I used the a1048 keyboard until it drank a whole cup of coffee and simply stopped working. I really didn't care much for that one anyway, and bought a cheapo Logitech to fill the gap. Still dissatisfied, I sprung for the slim aluminum version and...WOW. It feels solid and has a little weight to it. The keys are responsive and quiet, and with the slight gap between them have improved my typing! The extra function keys for brightness and expose are great touches and work well. I was a little skeptical at first, but this is the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used...and I don't really care for typing on notebooks. I would buy it again without a second thought.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this design and style of this keyboard.

    Love this design and style of this keyboard, there's nothing else that can touch it! even those PC keyboards. Just wish is was wireless so, come on Apple bring a wireless full sized keyboard out.

    2 of 3 people found this useful