• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very very good

    i like keyboard mac wired, and desain cool.

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard ever.

    Some people don't like this new keyboard because it doesn't have enough form to it so they can really feel the keys. But, this has been the best keyboard I've ever used. With other keyboards, including apple's predecessor, I feel like I have to really push down on the keys in order to type. This might sound extremely lazy, but with this new keyboard, I basically just have to touch the keys because it is so thin. It makes for more responsive and faster typing.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability, weak usb

    This keyboard lasted a few months on an Imac, then simply stopped working entirely.

    Jeez.

    It's just a keyboard.
    Yeah - it's thin and light.
    Not sure why that matters though.
    It's too light to rest anywhere other than a flat surface with warping, so what's the point of being thin and light?

    The usb ports are really not useful for much other than a place to plug in the rodent, or a flash drive.

    They lack the ability to power anything like a usb hard drive, unless it's small and ancient.

    There's probably a technical reason, though I'm not sure what it might be.

    If Apple is in spec, the usb ports provide 100ma prior to enumeration and 500ma after enumeration.

    If they can't do this, they're broken by design.
    In fairness, the ports on the kb are just dumb pass-through ports, so the fault is in the Imac.

    Ibooks also have the weak usb ports, though PowerBooks seem unaffected.

    I'm sure this is under warranty, but I can get a decent non-apple kb for half the price, and know it can take some common office abuse and survive.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good.

    I will start off with the positives. First, it looks incredible. The slim design together with a full-featured keyboard is great. I have never been able to type so fast on a keyboard due to the short-throw of the keys.

    However, as much as I tried to love it, the ergonomics are just not there. I started to develop pain in my wrists after about two weeks. Unfortunately I had to go with a split keyboard that is much more comfortable but doesn't have the looks or response that the Apple keyboard does.

    If Apple develop a split ergonomic keyboard similar to this product I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for fast typists. Requires exact hit on keys

    Right out of the box, the space bar workedinconsistently. (In this review, I will not correct the space bardefaults so you can see how frequently the space bar does not work.) Each key must be hit precisely at top center. For thisreason you can't push the keyboard forward on your desk and type, The keyboard has to be positioned just right so your fingers hit each key precisely. This is a problemfor me as a fast typist. Not every keystroke has precisely the same strength and not every stroke hits in precisely the same place on the key itself. This keyboard just drives me crazy. Requires so much backspacing to correct space bar defaults and key failures. I'll take a $15 PC keyboard every time. Unfortunately, they don't have theright labels on the buttons.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleanest Keyboard Ever!

    I really love the Keyboard it is very thin which makes it easy to clean if it ever gets dirty. I had one of the old keyboards and when i would go to clean it I would have to take the keys off one by one to make sure the keyboard is nice and clean. The process of that normally took me about an hour to do. With the new keyboard all I need to do is wipe over the keyboard and it is clean. Very comfortable, very easy to clean and maintain, that is the keyboard of my dreams, 2 thumbs up Apple.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Neat and tidy, no more crumbs

    Yes a very neat and tidy keyboard. Light to the touch, and a lower profile than the previous incarnation.

    This keyboard is not a crumbcatcher.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spilled soda on keyboard, but it washed up good as new!

    Okay, this is somewhat random, but goes as a testament to the quality of this keyboard. Several months ago I spilled a full glass of soda across the entire keyboard. A real nightmare moment. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I washed the keyboard under full running water. I turned it this way and that, making sure I got water to flow under all the keys, etc. After a good drying off, the thing is as good as new and I am still using it! I was sure it would be ruined, but it's absolutely perfect -- a bit cleaner than before!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bends...

    When I don't have the mouse plugged in, only wire being the wire from the Keyboard, it seems to wobble and I can hear a noise from the keyboard as it seems to have warped/flexed in the middle, as if I connect the mouse to the LEFT USB port and make the wire go underneath the white strip thing at the top, I no longer near this noise.
    I THINK this is because I could've... well... did... throw my phone at the keyboard and I think I've bent it.
    I'm DEFINATLEY not saying this is Apple's fault, it's mine (without a doubt). Except normal keyboard wouldn't bend that easily. (Ex: I have a chunky Windows PS/2 keyboard, it's lasted me dropping bricks on it...)
    So all in all it is a good keyboard. THE KEYS DO FEEL AS CRISP AS YOU THINK! They're responsive and don't hurt my fingers as some keyboards do (Microsoft's...).

    I love the thinness itself, I just wish it was stronger...

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, especially for Macbook users

    My school bought me an iMac(which is awesome in its own right), and naturally I had one of these keyboards come with it... I never liked the old Mac keyboards, I just didn't like them at all, same with the mice. Never liked Apple mice or Apple keyboards, but after using both I now LOVE them. I have a Black Macbook and I love how similar they both are. It's a beautiful design and feels really solid and is very quiet to type with. And its easy, and feels natural to me. I love it so much, I plan on getting another one of these for home when I get my monitor(not Apple, sorry, they're just rip offs). So great keyboard, highly recommended ESPECIALLY for those Macbook/Macbook Air and New Macbook Pro users.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely keyboard, but not sturdy

    This keyboard is great - i love the action. However after a few months of use (I am a Designer/Dev) keys started popping off, the first to go was the left apple/command key - if any of you are in web you know that pretty much makes a keyboard useless. After keys come off, you cant get them back on.

    That said, it is not worth the purchase unless you think of them as disposable keyboards where you are buying them 2 at a time so you have one when the keys come off, and knowing you have to keep buying them every few months...

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality keyboard

    There has obviously been a lot of thought gone into the design and functionality of this keyboard. The thin, anodised aluminium case makes for a great looking addition to my already silver appliance-ridden desk. The white keys could possibly be prone to some staining, but, from what I've read, this can easily be cleaned off with some alcohol or the like.

    Some reviewers complain about the un-adjustable, low profile of the keyboard being ergonomically unsound. However, from an ergonomical standpoint, the flat keyboard is technically a lot better.

    The keyboard, although extremely thin, is very high-quality and strong. It has a decent amount of weight to it, and does not flex as you may imagine. This leads me to the conclusion that it has a fairly significant chunk of metal in it!

    The keys have a nice, crisp feel, but for someone who likes more of a clicky feel like that of the IBM Model M keyboard, you will probably not appreciate this keyboard. I have been typing on laptops for a while now, and so the transition to this keyboard was natural. Another thing that I thought I'd add: I read in another review that the keys sound like those from a Hollywood movie. They really do! If you can imagine a dude hacking the mainframe of a huge corporation in the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you know what this keyboard sounds like!

    Overall, a great keyboard, and definitely worth the slightly, ...shall I say... exorbitant price.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    1. looks incredibly amazing.
    2. Keys when typed have a crisp , yet quiet feling
    3. Convenient 2 usb 2.0 hubs
    Conclusion: One of the best keyboards out there! Worth the $49

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    broken key

    it is a splendid keyboard. great design, great keyboard... but keys are not one of the best, i guess...

    now i have the M key broken.. and i have no idea what to do... it kinda suxx...

    and i was so amazed by this keyboard... well... that`s it...

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT

    the best keyboard ive ever owned..wish it was bluetooth though.it would be nice to have that feature in a 10 key version..over all 4 out of a 5 and thats only cause its not wireless..;)

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, once you adapt, you can't go back

    Reading some of the reviews and knowing how particular our DTP jockeys in our office are (they all loved the old black Pro keyboards), I figured I would stay away from this keyboard. However, my wife needed a new keyboard, so I bought one for her to try. At first, she did not like it, but after a few days, it really grew on her and it became her favorite keyboard. Then, someone else from the office had to use her computer, and they got to like this keyboard too. Soon, I had to buy 5 more keyboards for everyone else in the office.

    The quality is excellent. It is not squeeky/flexy like regular plastic keyboards. The only reason It does not get 5 stars from me is because we have notice that the keys are starting to stain on a couple of the keyboards. This issue has been mentioned before in this forum. Black key tops would be a great option to claim the fifth star.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    lazy space bar

    Once earwigs took over my original iMac wireless keyboard I opted for a wired keyboard. I read all reviews and noted that the prime complaint was a non-responsive space bar. Now that I have been using the keyboard for about two weeks--I agree. The space bar is sluggish and requires a powerful tap. Purchasers be aware. You will need to retrain your entry touch.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    From the moment I got it out of the box, I knew this keyboard was going to be great. With big keys, easy to type, lightweight, and beautiful design, this is definitely something to invest your money in. Nice job Apple!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good affordable keyboard

    It's small-hand friendly with large, low profile keys that are still easy to reach without a lot of hand strain. It includes the numeric keyboard (unlike the Bluetooth one), which is indispensable if you work with data at all.
    The spare USB port is handy but I'd rather that it used bluetooth so it was more portable. I'm really spoiled by the function keys on my Macbook so I really like having them on this keyboard.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for FLASH users

    I love the feel of a laptop keyboard, and I feel this is very similar. I loved the keyboard until... I tried to use Flash. There is no function key on this thing, so even when you switch the option in the System Prefs to "use standard function keys" they still don't work. Meaning: using F5 to create frames doesn't work (as well as keys for making keyframes, deleting frames, create symbols, all of that). Hella annoying when you're trying to work in Flash.

    18 of 28 people found this useful