• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just want to clear up a few things

    To people saying stuff about ipod etc not working, read this

    Devices that draw high power from the USB connection, such as iPods, hard drives and some flash drives, can only be used with the new keyboard when it is attached to the aluminum iMac.

    that is from the page in the mac section on the keyboard. At the bottom.

    So, it only works if you have an aluminum imac to run high power stuff.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Simply an excellent feel, nice ergometrics, doesn't get in your way. Key layout is intuitive as well. I use it when my MBP is in closed lid mode. Small quibble...I can never find the fn key, since I don't use it often. I'm used to it being by the control key.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard

    I LOVE this keyboard. It is very comfortable to use and very accurate. Have used it for about 1 year now and I still love it!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely fab BUT

    Until yesterday I was using my very old blue Apple keyboard. Everyone in the house knew when I was at the computer - you could hear the clicking. This is silent and quite gorgeous to look at. Keys pressure is taking a little time to get used.

    BUT it has to go back. The letter T and the space bar need to be thumped - which makes touch typing a bit difficult. Hence only 4 stars

    Judging byoher comments I don't doubthat I shall be awarding 5 sars o the replacemen

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spongy Keys

    The original IBM keyboards are still unequalled in my opinion. The keyboard that came with my Mac Pro is far more stylish, but far less pleasant to actually type with! Please Apple, can't you commission Unicomp or someone to make a new version with a USB connection, Apple specific keys, and maybe even the fancy aluminium fascia, but retaining the original reliable contactless clicking keys for those of us who don't regard the keyboard as an afterthought and are willing to pay extra for some real quality rather than an elegant but ultimately rather useless appendage.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard EVAR

    I'm a writer and I swear this keyboard ups my WPM's by 20%. Key travel is practically nonexistent. This was ripped right out of the bridge of the Enterprise. This is without a doubt the best keyboard I've ever used.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I liked the old keyboard, but my Tab key wasn't working well, so buying this new keyboard for $49 was cheaper than fixing the old one. I use it with OS 10.4.11, so some of the F Keys don't work as they would if I had the newer Operating System (10.5). My greatest disappointment was that the control-F2 key combination no longer worked as it had on the older keyboard (that F Key combination allows control of the menus from the keyboard). I discovered that if I press the "fn" key (next to the "Home" key), & then press "control-F2," the key combination works just as it used to. This might work for other F Keys as well, I haven't tried it. Other than that, I love the positive feel & short stroke of the new keys, & the extra 3 (19 instead of 16) F keys, & the small symbols on some of the keys (particularly on F3 & F4). Many of the F Keys are pre-programmed by Apple, but 9 of them are not, so you can program those keys yourself if you wish to. Overall, a great buy for a very well-made keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    This is a great keyboard in my humble opinion. I actually purchased it to use with my PS3. It paired with no problem and works flawlessly.

    The new style of the keys is intimidating at first but proves to be an easy adjustment once you begin to use it.

    I love that it's light weight and portable and believe that was the idea in the design. This, to me, explains the lack of a 10 key.

    Apple, once again, is setting the standard for style and functionality.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would rather have the older design keyboard

    I bought this keyboard when my original got damaged by water. I do not like the flat keys. I liked the dipped shape of old ones that fit the curve of your finger. I think the keys on the new one are too tight together. It is like using a laptop keyboard. If I wanted a laptop I would buy one. I wanted a big full sized keyboard that I can type fast with. I make so many typing errors with this one that it is frustrating. I am not impressed!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word... Marvelous

    If you set aside the fact that it has a lower profile that the normal PC keyboard, or even an older Mac keyboard, you find it a pleasure to type on. Each touch is crisp, and responsive.

    It takes a bit of getting used to of course, as do all changes, but you eventually get used to it. The main change I felt was the hardest to get used to was the smaller "return" key, which I am used to being larger.

    Aside from these minor points, I am extremely pleased with this product, and hope to use it for a great many years to come. Unless, of course, Apple bring out a better keyboard. Although, how it could be better I can't imagine.

    Thanks Apple, for another amazing product!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Just moved from a wireless logitech keyboard to the wired apple keyboard to use with my laptop while it is docked during the day. The logitech was a typical pc keyboard and I couldn't use it while on the phone as it was just too loud. Also, there was a lot of travel in the keys. The apple is gentle on the fingers. Typing is crisp. It is very small and doesn't take up a lot of space either. I had thought about the bluetooth keyboard, but do like having the numeric keypad. Highly recommended.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Windows

    I know this sounds kinda stupid. But I do not own a Mac. Just purchased the wired keyboard today and it works perfectly with PC as it should with a mac. Very impressed with the response time and hardware. easy to use and looks beautiful.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard shortcuts

    My old keyboard has an easy F9 to reduce the size of all open windows and F11 to eliminate all open windows to display the desktop. The new one has a new key for F9 (it is now F3) but where is the F11?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly annoying! LITERALLY.

    It's lovely, as are all Apple products, but I'm constantly shocking myself with static electricity every time I come back to my desk after walking even a few steps. Also, because the keys are so flat, I can't locate my hands relative to the keyboard and regularly transpose one hand or both one key to the left or right. Overall, this keyboard is just terrifically annoying.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Period

    I first used one on a new Imac at a second job I had. I was using a white Imac at my regular job with the white plastic keyboard. I had heard about it being hard to get used to etc. Well, I ll tell you it was a delight to use from the from keystroke. The tactile touch of the keys is superb and the short throw of the keys makes typing for me faster. I went out and bought one for my personal use, and I use mine as a keyboard for an old Powerbook G4 as well as my new MBP. Its a great keyboard.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but I don't like the feel

    I was bought one of these keyboards at work, and although it looks very nice and it's nice that it has USB ports (unlike most non-Apple keyboards) I found typing on it very unpleasant. This is mainly due to the keys having very little travel, but I think that the fact that the keys are flat (not slightly recessed like the ones on most other keyboards) didn't help. I wouldn't recommend buying one without trying it first; if you don't like it you might want to buy the previous model of Apple keyboard (A1048) instead second hand - I have one of these at home and find it much more pleasant to type on.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Steinway for typing

    Thin slice of aluminium, which is so beautiful I couldn't start using it for the purpose it was made. Eventually I attached this to my MB and... Oh, God! I can't take my hands off! It's fantastic! I never wrote new txts so fast, confident, strainless. It's so flat, but sure with the keys! Pure pleasure. I'm gonna carry it everywhere together with MB. It's (i guess) 0.5kg of beauty and comfort. Gorgeous looking and made for typing.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome keyboard, and some responses to the criticisms.

    This is really a perfect keyboard for most people. The slim design is incredible, it looks beautiful and responds great. After using this keyboard for a while, when I go try to use a dell keyboard or most other keyboards that come with PC's the keys feel really fat and clunky and it's actually kind of hard to type on because I'm so used to the thin keys that you don't need to depress very much to register. It's much easier to type on, even though it takes a little bit to get used to at first for some people. Trust me, it's worth it.

    The review that I read that stuck out the most to me is complaining about "significant design flaws" like the fact that the key's aren't curved so you can't feel where the center of the key is and also that the spacebar is slightly unresponsive. I don't know where he/she is getting that information. I literally have never had it not register the space bar, even if I just push it lightly or in one corner or the other. To be honest, it's the most sensitive keyboard I've ever had. Every key, including the spacebar is just as responsive as it can be. As for the curved keys, I can't think of any reason that those are necessary. First of all, I don't understand why the center of the key is so important... you can hit it anywhere on the key and it works, second of all, it's all the same spacing between keys as any other keyboard so anyone who types on a semi-regular or regular basis will be able to type no problem at all, it will just be second nature... you don't need curved keys.

    The other complaint that doesn't make sense to me is people complaining about the fact that the 2 USB ports on the side aren't full function. First of all, it works for most things, I've had it work for my iPod no problem at all, and it works with flash drives and everything. That being said, I know there are certain times where iPods and stuff won't work, such as when you plug this keyboard into an apple monitor instead of directly into the computer. You have to realize when you plug it in to a monitor, that's already acting as a hub... so you're plugging this keyboard (another hub) into a hub, and it's basically splitting the signal multiple times, making the signal weaker every time. A lot of USB hubs won't work for things like that unless you plug them in to the wall as well as the computer, so I don't know why it's a surprise to have the keyboard be that way. The USB ports are nice to have for simple things, but if you buy this don't expect it just to be complete new USB ports.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Good, Bad Utility

    I like the way this keyboard looks, but I tend to have a light fast touch. This keyboard seems to require pounding of the keys (some harder than others). I loose characters often. I will be throwing this in the trash and buying something that has better utility.

    15 of 58 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    I purchased this keyboard to use with a Windows XP PC. After two weeks of use, my hands and palms haven't felt this great in a long time. In the first few minutes of use, you can really feel your palm muscles relaxing. Yes, it does take some time to get used to typing on this keyboard and there are the occasional hangups when using with a Windows PC, as others have mentioned, but these are insignificant when considering the overarching ergonomic benefits.

    25 of 27 people found this useful