• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    I've only had this keyboard for a few hours, but I absolutely love it. I am using this keyboard with my MacBook while it is on my desk. Obviously the transition to this keyboard was very easy, as I was already familiar with the MacBook keyboard, but I feel that this keyboard is even better. Of course, you get more keys, like the numerical keypad, which is a nice thing to have sometimes, but I think the tactical feedback on this keyboard is even better than the MacBook's.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, out of the box - and on Linux

    I just bought one of these beautifully minimal keyboards and it worked PERFECTLY right out of the box - and I'm using Ubuntu. Works just as beautifully on my wife's Windows box.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE IT

    I needed a keyboard with my macbook, due to having a glass desk. The raised macbook keyboard killed my wrists when my hands hit the edge of the desk. This has helped a lot, and i also needed the numeric keypad and extra usb ports.!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flattened design not suitable for all

    I am an avid supporter of Apple products and welcome innovation, but this slimline design is not suitable for all. As a conventionally-trained, very fast touch typist, this design forces me to use my fingers in a 'flattened' way, which is both tiring and increases the incidence of typing error. This is compounded by the fact that I have arthritis in my hands and wrists.

    I have used the new keyboard at work since its introduction, so I have not drawn a hasty conclusion on this subject. At home, I continue to use an old-style Apple keyboard, and at work, I shall soon reluctantly be obliged to switch to a non-Apple, ergonomic keyboard. Surely it would be within Apple's means to offer a choice of keyboards for people such as myself, and others with a range of disabilities for whom the new keyboard is unsuitable, rather than force us to use a non-dedicated product?

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    Not only is this by far the best-looking keyboard on the market,it also is a pleasure to type with and is much easier to use then the keyboard on my macbook. Keys are very responsive

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard

    The new Apple keyboard looks very nice - however, if you want to use it to type then forget it - it is ergonomically flawed. Forget this one - it's pretty useless.

    15 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you "hunt & peck," DON'T BUY THIS KEYBOARD!

    There is NO give on this poorly designed keyboard, which I hope Apple is redesigning, so if you "hunt & peck" you are going to get repetitive motion stress and/or carpal tunnel syndrome from slamming your fingers into this no-give horror. There is hardly any lift to the angle of this keyboard, you will have to put wedges under it if you're used to the old style, and the placement of the USB receptacles is terrible if you need your keyboard to but up against a left or right edge of your underdesk tray.

    23 of 129 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great w/ Late 2008 Macbook

    This wired keyboard works great with my Late 2008 Macbook. Plugged it in and was immediately able to use it; no problems whatsoever.

    I was even able to charge/sync my 2nd Gen iPod Touch with the USB ports on the keyboard. Before buying this, I had read reviews of people having issues with that. Works with mine with no problems.

    I went back and forth between the wired and the bluetooth keyboard, before finally buying this. I'd recommend this is any Macbook/Pro/Air user. If you aren't planning on projecting the screen image onto a screen that is far away (TV?) then the bluetooth keyboard isn't worth the extra money IMO. Especially since the wired keyboard has a number pad.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS on MBP (early 2008 at least)

    I have an early 2008 MBP (15", 2.4GHz) and it works fine. Haven't had trouble with any of the USB ports either. I usually use an external hard drive, iPod, flash drive or M-Audio keyboard with the keyboard USB slots and haven't had any problems with them.

    The only thing I'd change about it is that you need to use the Fn key to activate the F buttons. I'd prefer it if it were reversed so that you would have to hit the Fn key to change the settings such as brightness of the screen or sound level, etc. It's not that big of a deal; the only time I notice it is when I'm gaming, but you can usually reassign the key shortcuts.

    Other than that, it looks real nice, it's easy to clean and I really like the feel of the keys when I'm typing. In fact, my typing seems faster on it when compared to the PC type keyboard I'm using now, at work. I suppose that's a personal preference thing though, so other people might find it difficult to type on.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a keyboard snob

    and this is a very nice keyboard. It feels very similar to the current laptop keyboards, with a very short-travel keypress. Anecdotally, I think that makes the keyboard faster than others I have used. The Keyboard also has several more F-Keys that previous apple keyboards, which gives real flexibility for applications. Oh, and of course, it also has a full 10-key and big arrows, unlike the wireless version.

    Its worth noting that the keys themselves are slightly rough, and since they are white, attract dirt like it is going out of style.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problemo with 10.4.11!

    I use this keyboard on my old G4 running 10.4.11 and I have not noticed anything wrong with it, all functions ok. Download the keyboard software update 1.2 dmg if necessary. If you "lost" some keys, just check the keyboard viewer button in the inpout menu of the international pref pane, and you'll discover that to get the £ (yes, this one!) you just have to press shift-3... Otherwise great built quality, superb looks and really nice feeling under the fingers... I better stop...

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Keyboard doesn't with with excel 2004

    I like the way it looks but if it doesn't work with Excel what use is it. Haven't been able to get the arrow keys to move selection - a real slow down in effectiveness with Excel

    11 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product with £ key!

    This keyboard it just fantastic. It is beautifully designed and MUCH better than my old white heavy 'clacky' keyboard. Typing is now a pleasure rather than a chore. Delivery was super fast.

    Contrary to other reviews I can confirm that my keyboard does have a '£' key. However, make sure you order the United Kingdom version and not the International English version. There's a drop down list on the right hand side of the page where you can make your choice.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    This keyboard has full functionality with Mac Mini running on Leopard with absolutely no problems.
    Great feel and great looks.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Like an earlier review - I didn't think I would like the new low profile design but I was WAY wrong! It is amazing. The ergonomics make it much easier and effient to use. It is also much faster to type with. Looks cool too! I opted for this model as I need a 10 key pad and the wireless feature is cool but I just use it at my desk. Never thought I would be so crazy for a keyboard!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In response to "Where is the £ key?"...

    If your keyboard came without a £ key then you must have ordered the International English language version.

    You should have selected British English as the language, this version of the keyboard does have the £ key in the usual place.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Excellent keyboard just easy plug and play, easy to transport around with my laptop and very robust. Just commenting on mac OSX 10.4. the normal F key functions do work if you go to system preferences and go to keyboards and mouses and tick the box for the use of all F keys so you can use the F9, F10, F11 and F12 keys all as normal and to use printed on picture keys press the function key and F9 and it will skip tracks for example.
    If you can work your mac you can work this!
    Enjoy

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My Mac Wont Sleep!

    Great feel, nice extra functionality, but I am typing this on my old keyboard :-(
    After many hours of fiddling I discover that the new keyboard is the reason that my G5 iMac wont sleep! As soon as you put it to sleep it wakes up again. Plug in old keyboard and viola it sleeps. (Yes the aluminium keyboard firmware update has been installed)
    Most disappointing.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD ... BUT ..

    Great feel! .. But if you have a WHITE imac .. the USB 2.0 from the keyboard won't work .. It only works with the aluminum iMac .. BOOOOOO!!

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    full size but missing something

    This keyboard is great, I like the low profile design and aesthetic appearance. I would have gone with the wireless to replace my old wireless one, but it doesn't have the numeric keypad thus I chose this one.

    I was tickled to know it had USB ports on both sides, only to be disappointed by them. The problem? They are NOT USB 2.0, thus they aren't compatible with any of my peripherals that could have benefited from them (ie charging an iPod, etc). They pretty much only work with a wired apple mouse, if your into that sort of thing.

    31 of 39 people found this useful