• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Beautiful Design. Excellent performance. Sleek and Sexy! I just received my keyboard yesterday and was able to use and play with it last night, worked flawlessly. Plugged it in, then check software updates and installed the keyboard update and all works beautifully.

    the short travel of the keys is a very welcome feeling, but will take some getting used to coming from the previous 'honking big' apple keyboard (in comparison). I was afraid that it being so thin that it would not be stable enough with enough grip on the table, but the rubber feet and the heft of the aluminum and plastic is just the right amount to hold it still, for hours and hours of key banging.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and feel, but...

    I like this new keyboard a lot, but was VERY disappointed to learn that ipods and the iphone will not operate through the keyboard's usb ports. The keyboard's description on the apple site reads:

    "And two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices."

    Too bad.

    143 of 167 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Dashboard and No Expose...

    The Keyboard Update that you download from Software Update doesn't allow the keyboard to use the Expose and Dashboard Keys. Other than that it works great!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB ports really aren't full function

    "And two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices."

    The above sentence is directly from Apple's advertising material for the new keyboard. Oh, how I wish it were true. I was facing the purchase of a USB hub because I was tired of turning my iMac, unplugging one item, plugging in another. I thought this keyboard would be a great solution. But even my Nano iPod kicks up a low power warning. The keyboard is great aside from the USB function. Great feel, easy access function keys, etc.

    212 of 251 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A mixed bag

    Liked the looks of the last Apple keyboards, but they accumulated too much debris and my last one broke within a year. The keys on the new one have a better feel, albeit a little noisy. The space bar feels a little funky. I'm halfway on the looks: I like the minimalism, but not sure about the white keys on the aluminum. Seems like all white or all aluminum would've been much more attractive. In the end, it's overpriced at $49. I could see $29, or even $39, but c'mon. This is a really simple product.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Keyboard Yet

    This keyboard is really a pleasure to type on. The keys have very short action, so that you don't depress them nearly as far as on other keyboards. The long action of the keys on other apple keyboards results in miss-keying and sticky keys that don't always depress fully if they are not attacked just right. These keys require light pressure and they are big enough and spaced nicely.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Keyboard to date!

    I just got this new keyboard with my new iMac and it is fantastic! It allows me to type at least twice as fast, it has plenty of key feedback, it saves space on my desk, I love that he has the dedicated media keys (play/pause, pervious, next, dashboard, expose etc.) which saves me a ton of time because I don't have to go into the iTunes to change the song anymore! There's more surface space on the keys so that eliminates the chance of accidentally hitting the wrong key! All these great advancements and wrapped into one gorgeous design! Apple can do no wrong!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but, one bug!

    I love this keyboard it is the perfect companion for my MacBook, even better since it sits lower and allows my wrists to rest.

    One gripe though, even after installing the software update for the keyboard (from Apple) my Exposé and Widgets dedicated key DO NOT work. :-( All the other keys work, what gives!?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    I received my new keyboard today and after plugging it in and downloading the needed updates, I have nothing to complain about. It's ultra-thin design and the new USB 2.0 are wonderfully welcomed. Plus, my kids love it!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful!

    Absolutely the very best keyboard I've ever experienced!

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick!

    I got my keyboard yesterday. It is cool, sleek, beautiful and a perfect compliment to my PowerMac. I love the feel of the keys and it takes up less space on my keyboard tray than my previous keyboard.

    My arm rest position is just right due to the extremely low profile of the keyboard making for easier more comfortable typing.

    I love this!

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    This is a great new keyboard, it looks great and types wonderfully. The reviewer with gripe (one star) must have got a dud, mine has no clicky sounds and the keys have a high quality feel and finish.
    My only complaint is the letters printed on the keys (ABCDEF...)are not centered or even equally off-centre, the one shown on the site is ok, so probably I was unlucky. This wont probably bother most of you but for me (graphic designer) it irritates & takes the shine off a little - for after all the design is its most striking feature and thats more or less why I bought it... so thats why I have given a four out of five..
    I really wanted a wireless one but need the extra number keys. I think this is a bit of an oversight by Apple seeing laptops don't have this built in and its often the reason to buy a keyboard for your laptop (which already has bluetooth & wireless functionality built in).
    The new function keys are bit annoying but work ok, I prefer the older setup...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard

    I saw this at the Apple Store in Novi, Michigan last night. After about two seconds, I decided to buy it! It comes with a USB extension in case your keyboard is too far away from your computer. Apple always plans ahead! So far, it's simply the best keyboard I've ever owned!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    I detested the keyboard that came with my Mac Pro . . . it was noisy, mushy, and not very good looking. I suppose it doesn't matter that it was ugly, but whatever. This new keyboard is fantastic. Its key response is light, with a just-firm-enough click to each keystroke. It enables me to type much faster than with the older white keyboard, and the fact that it's quiet makes the faster typing easy to listen to. It is solidly built and heavy enough to not slide around your desk. On top of that, it is drop. dead. gorgeous. I don't know how they managed to make a sexy keyboard, but they did.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WICKED AWESOME

    No more gross hair and junk stuck behind the keys. I just got this today and so far I am loving it. I was worried that it would be odd to use because of the low profie but that is not the case. The keys have a nice response when pressed.

    My only complaint is with the shipping. I ordered it off the site and it came in a gigantic box (at least 5x larger than it needed to be). What a waste.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    usb 2.0?

    The feel of the keys is great, but the usb ports are completely useless. I get an "underpowered" warning when I try to use my sandisk flash drive. This is the same flash drive that worked fine on my old wired keyboard with usb 1.1.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Owned

    This is very easily the best keyboard that I have ever owned. There are no problems with it that I have experienced. It is actually thinner than you think that it will be, which is definitely a good thing. There are many programmable keys to customize your layout and its ergonomically sound. I have it set up with my Macbook and a bluetooth mighty mouse with a stand for the macbook, making my desktop setup complete. Thank you apple.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but it has its problems

    I got my keyboard today, installed the required updates, but the Expose and dashboard keys still don't function. From what I've read, people are only being told to wait for the update.

    Other than that issue, the keyboard is great. It looks awesome and feels great to type on since I've grown used to the keyboard on my MacBook.

    Besides the update issue, its great. I just hope that Apple addresses the issue sometime soon.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST PIECE OF HARDWARE I EVER HAD

    I mean every word of my review title. :) The design is clean, minimalist, functional, very pleasant to look at. Materials used feel great. VERY WELL DONE APPLE!


    (I've read someone complaining about top control buttons not working (sound, brightness etc, but that's because that silly person didn't read the user manual - to get those work, you need to download a driver from Apple website! Good idea - prevents wasting resources by producing millions of useless CDs.)

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard looks hot but strange space bar??

    The keyboard looks hot and sits on the desk amazingly but my space bar doesn't space like the old one? sometimes it misses spaces and it needs to be pressed harder than the old mac keyboards? did i just get a dud one?

    1 of 1 people found this useful