• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BOO

    this is a nice keyboard, lovely ... doesnt ever get that 'you need a hazmat suit to sit there' look to it .. BUT ..if you have an iMac and try to eject a stuck DVD or CD forgetaboutit .. it doesnt work. We had to schlep our iMac into the Apple Store after a very competent phone tech walked us thru several ejection processes none of which worked ... the genuis at the Apple Store on 5th Ave in NYC said 'you have the wrong keyboard, this one wont eject stuck DVD/CDs' ...HELLO .. Apple doesnt sell the 'old' ones anymore ... so Apple .. why doesnt this keyboard eject stuck DVDs??????????

    11 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work of art.

    This keyboard is a work of art. Its near silent to type on, feels incredible, and works perfectley under Windows (if you would do such a thing!)

    Also, their is only one problem. The caps lock is not very sensitive, and it becomes quite annoying as I use it instead of Shift.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    such a great keyboard

    i have had this keyboard for like 7 months and i love it. it makes me able to type so fast. and it feels relaxing when the second i put my fingers on the keyboard i can't take my fingers off of it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I bought this to compliment my ubuntu look and out of the need for a better keyboard. The keyboard is absolutely amazing, Came in great packaging and was easy to set up, typing is a lot easier and faster and the keyboard looks amazing, not to mention doubling up as a really useful USB hub. In the words of Steve ballmer,
    "I love this company!!!"

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    Much nicer than the previous keyboards. I can actually type so much faster and more accurate.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    well worth it

    Bought this about 3 weeks ago. I'm a PhD student so I type a LOT. Had a hard time deciding if I could compromise on the wireless and keep the num pad. In the end since the keyboard never leaves the desk I don't miss it. Turns out a wireless mouse to me is key, but a wired keyboard is fine. Using the laptop style keys has been fantastic. My typing is now faster and much quieter. The full size keyboard is a must for me...page up, page down, fwd & back delete, and nbr entry is necessary for me. Great keyboard, great quality, and USB ports to boot. Work the $. Giving it 4 stars only because I think Apple could have a wireless version of this but for some reason chooses not to. That would be a 5-star keyboard, to me.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    you may have problems with the usb because...

    It clearly states on the mac website, when looking at a new mac keyboard, that the usb ports will not support iPods or other attachments that require more power than a flash drive unless hooked up to an aluminum iMac

    So before writing a review, do your research.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best out there!

    Folks, look no further. Get it home and enjoy. You'll feel like you are in Star Trek space ship. Rock on Apple!
    I just hope they have these full-size keyboard in wireless/bluetooth version.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    This is a keyboard that I would recommend to any Apple user. It's light, stylish, and is comfortable. I bought my keyboard yesterday and it works well especially when I'm gaming.

    Apple gets two thumbs up for this product!!!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Invention

    Thought I was buying this keyboard because I needed a numeric keypad for my new 17" MacBook Pro. The price was less than $20 more than a plain numeric keypad that didn't even do the job correctly. Took it back and bought this keyboard. I love it! I had no idea how convenient it would be for not just typing numerics, but sitting with my feet propped up, this keyboard on my lap typing away . It is incredibly light and easy to use. The touch is light and easy. It is worth every penny. I give it a 5 out of 5 rating.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with great design features

    I find this a wonderful upgrade from the older style keyboards (clear body w/white keys). The other was find as well, but I always hated the fact, with any keyboard, that dirt, dust, crumbs, etc would always find their way down under the keys and the hassle of tearing the keyboard apart to clean it, etc. was a real pain and it left the keyboard unsightly, in general.

    This keyboard does away with that issue. It is thin and the clearance between body and keys is very small, so it definitely minimizes small particles from falling into the body. Easy to clean with just a few wipes of a damp cleaning cloth, too.

    Typing on the new design for some reason, rather it be the height change, etc. took a few days to stop making typing errors, but once I got used to it, it's fine and types very smoothly. I like the numeric keypad on the right side, but have noticed that they have removed that on the new keyboards. I hope they continue to offer the extended version for those that want/need that numeric ability.

    Overall, I love the design and overall user-friendliness of this keyboard and will be using it for a long time coming.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, takes some time getting use to

    This is a great keyboard. I spend at least 10 -12 hours a day typing on this keyboard and I don't have many problems with it. The only problems that I have with the keyboard is that the number pad is slightly different that the keypad on the standard PC keyboard, but I know that I will get use to that and it is WELL worth the slightest bit of "trouble" (if I would even go that far to call it that) that it has caused.
    As to the issues with the height of the keyboard-i haven't had any trouble with that as I simply use a Keyboard drawer that allows me to adjust the height of my keyboard. I have been using this for years (even before this keyboard) so it was never an issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb!

    There aren't many products that earn a five star rating from me. But this keyboard is the exception. For me it has excellent feel which has improved my typing. Its low profile prevents my wrists from getting sore. And it's super easy to keep clean. I can understand how people with long finger nails may have difficulty with it, but my nails are trimmed short, so that's not an issue.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to my old keyboard

    I find it extremely uncomfortable to use. It is 1 inch lower at the top than my old one. In less than 24 hours I've gone back.

    I wanted to give it no stars, but the system won't let me.

    5 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    16.9" x 4.46" x 0.65" (W x D x H)

    Just in case you're wondering what the size of perfection is.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Old ones are great, new ones are noisy!

    Sometime in 2009 Apple made a poor revision of this keyboard and the spacebar is really noisy! My wife bought one in September 2008 and it's awesome. I just purchased a Unibody MacBook Pro and picked up one of these keyboards, but the keys now feel different and the spacebar is super noisy! A side by side comparison to my wife's keyboard makes it very obvious. Too bad!

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Lovely keyboard. Simple, clean, crisp. I love the keystroke action, very responsive. Well done apple!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Amazing keyboard. So amazing in fact that I bought one to take to work to use on their PC's. The keyboard allows me to type a lot faster, and effortlessly. Going back to a regular keyboard is a pain. You realize how much better you can glide over the Apple "Flatboard" than you can with a conventional keyboard.

    It's ultra quiet, extremely solid, has the USB ports on either side (great for quick camera or flash drive connectivity) and best of all, it looks amazing. I get so many compliments at work on how cool it looks. I just hope they eventually come out with an illuminated version with black keys. Call it the "Flatboard Pro" if you will.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks great, but that's pretty much it...

    At first, I found this keyboard to be eye-pleasing. It's slim design and nice white keys struck me as nice. However, after taking it home, I found that the keys are very similar to those of a laptop (by that I mean that it feels like it's going to break in the near future). This presents as a problem to me because as I'm typing, I feel as if I'm typing too hard. It feels as if over time, the keys will just give out due to my typing style (I tend to have heavy fingers). The only reason why I'll probably keep this keyboard because there's not much of an alternative to a nice Mac keyboard out there. Like another reviewer had stated, it seems as if Apple has chosen form over function once again. Ideally, I would like someone to come out with a keyboard that's comfortable, provides nice feedback from the keys and, being the student that I am, ergonomic. And oh, it'd also be nice if the keys felt as if they were sturdy and could withstand my typing.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    In the beginning I was a fan of this keyboard. Slim, stylish and it doesn't take up much room.

    However style soon gave way to function and this is where this keyboard starts to show a darker side.
    The metal frame especially around the lower section is very sharp. Prolonged use of this keyboard will cause a nasty RSI problem. I tried to fix it the ole fashion way, with a grinder, smoothed the edge off, but alas the damage to my overworked fingers is too great and I had to switch to a logitech.
    Form over function, not a good compromise, it's like a good looking girlfriend who is lazy, the good looks soon wear off.

    23 of 50 people found this useful