• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put: Amazing

    Where to start? Short Stroke,Very Good Function Keys, Water Damage and it still works!!! :D First, It feels very good to the touch it's a short stroke touch, so its like the beautiful Apple Laptops. Second all the function keys are very useful, for example I have F13 program with this application to open iTunes. Third, the most amazing thing occurred, I had water spilled on it, the number pad, and Amazing it works 100% perfect, now my advice is not to spill water on it, but if you do, dry it, what i did was a little harsh but hit it softly against the mattress, then with a hair dryer dry the area front and back, in my case it worked Perfectly. Simply Amazing a Keyboard can do that. I LOVE this Keyboard, definitely buy it.

    P.S I Wouldn't write such a long review, if it wasn't good :D

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Big on Feel, Small(er) on Features

    The thinness is sensational for this keyboard. I have a MacBook so the Keyboard was a natural extension for when I am at a desk. It really helps me type more quickly, but for you it would probably come down to a simple personal preference. I also like that the metal is cool to the touch and feels like a quality item (over the usual plastic used on keyboards).

    Now for anyone using this in conjunction with a MacBook Pro or MacBook:

    I also liked the inclusion of the media player keys, but they have a slight drawback in that they do not actually launch the media program (like iTunes). They just play/pause and change the track for the program once it is open. In this case, I still have to use the SizzlingKeys preference pane to launch iTunes (and use the media features when my macbook is not connected to the keyboard).

    The bad here comes in a few flavors. First, the keys for spaces, expose, and dashboard are all moved. This change is really annoying because now I have to change the shortcuts for two of them and get used to the new location for the other two. Also, if I change the shortcut in the keyboard preferences, it changes the shortcut on my MacBook's keyboard too, and that is confusing!

    In all, I think the form factor makes up for the loss in functionality so I gave it 4 stars.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the nicest keyboards around

    At first, this keyboard may look like just a basic keyboard, but it's much more than that. Even though I own a hp elite m9300 PC, I still prefer this keyboard over the standard one that came with my PC. It's a lot easier to type with this keyboard. I now type 11 words a minute, as opposed to 9 words per minute on my old keyboard. It's got a great design. It's sleek and stylish, though I really don't perfer the color of the keys. All in all, this is a great keyboard that is well worth investing in.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best in the West

    This is one of the reason Apple continue gaining market share because they make this kind of product. Thin, light with easy access to usb port. Whether you are right or left handed the port are easy to access. Keep coming up with good product and consumers will continue buying apple products....

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZINg

    This is the best keyboard I have ever used! I can't believe how amazing it is! That's it short and sweet! One thing though, the usb on the underside makes it hard for fatter usb devices to fit.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple design does it again!

    I must admit I’ve had my new keyboard barely 24 hours but I feel compelled to share my thoughts.

    First, the design. Sleek...simple...elegant. All Apple products are rapidly moving in this direction and this new keyboard compliments that design strategy. The feel is hard to describe. The key stoke is very short and each key “bottoms out” with a decisive firmness. It’s taken no time at all to get used to the new feel.

    Some of the function keys have been moved around so you’re going to have to look a fraction of a second longer for the sound keys, for example.

    If you own an old keyboard, spend the 50 bucks and upgrade. Like all new Apple products, you’ll wonder how you lived without it!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my favorite keyboard

    I have used many window's keyboards, a macbook pro's keyboard, and the older imac keyboard. When i first tried the macbook's keyboard, i was amazed when i noticed how much faster i could type with it, and the design seemed so simple. When i saw the new imac, i knew this keyboard must be good. I finally bought it a year later, and it is better than i expected. They keys are well spaced, and the result is reduced errors in your typing. the height of each key allows for less time for typing, and your fingers to move quicker through out the keyboard. This is a product i would recommend to anyone looking to get a keyboard, wether it is for a mac, or for a pc. This is one great keyboard.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE DNA provides yet again

    At first glance at the new Versatility sculpted in Aluminum Keyboard I fell in love. The absolutely simplicity of this new input device capture not only my imagination of the barely there, it sparked that old love I have with space saving devices, and now that I think about it those two emotional reactions are probably one. See I ramble because this keyboard is the EFFIN BOMB to be quite honest.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It was good

    Well, I had been using it for about 3 months. It was a fantastic keyboard. (while it worked) Well, just recently several keys stopped working. I tried everything I could to get it to work. Now after dealing with those messed up keys for about a month, more keys stopped working. So now i have an expensive paperweight.

    The keyboard was fine when it worked like it was supposed to.

    It pains me to do it but I give this keyboard a 2/5

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst keyboard I ever used

    While the design is sleek and trim looking, it is andexample of form over function. The result is a keyword that is just plain awful. It's like the keyboard from a cheap laptop from a company you never heard of. The Apple keyboard it replaced was much, much better. The product managers at Apple must have decided that it was better to have a cool looking keyboard than one that incorporated basic principles of ergomonic design. And to be honest, the more you look at it the more it just looks like a cheap piece of hardware.

    If you look at most well-designed keyboards you will see that each individual key is slightly concave so your fingers settle into the keys. You will also notice the keyboard itself has a gentle curve as the keyboard rises toward the back. Not this one. It is not easy to type on and you end up making more typos. I really hope Apple replaces this with a keyboard that is designed to please the human body not just the human eye.

    41 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard with one drawback...

    I've owned and used my Apple keyboard since May, and after three months of use I've not only acclimated to the thin profile but am typing about 10 words per minute faster now on average than I did on previous keyboards (your mileage may vary.)

    The one thing I do find fault with is cosmetic -- the white keys take stains from the oils in human fingers easily, regardless of how frequently hands are washed. Apple would do well to offer this keyboard with black keys - and if they want to get REALLY fancy, black backlit keys for us low-light writers would be indispensable.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    I have used many keyboards in my time but this keyboard is the best of the lot. It is by far the best one. It is so much more easier to use and far better to type. I will recommend this keyboard to anyone on a mac.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love to type now!

    I have this keyboard at work and I hate going home to my old Mac keyboard. The old one is terribly cumbersome and awkward compared to the near-effortless ease with which my fingers are allowed to glide around on this new one. Well done!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great w/ few downfalls

    There are three main problems that I have with this keyboard.

    1. The keyboard is so thin and close to the table that the letters that require you to move your finger almost directly down (M, X, Comma, etc.) to type makes me scrunch my hand to type them, which is troublesome after a long time. As a solution, I put a notepad under each side to lift it up.

    1. Do not be fooled by the image if you have never seen the in person. The USB ports arent on the edge of the keyboard but rather it is farther in. Because of its placement, I have to lift my keyboard up to plug something into it.

    2. The ports themselves are extremely tight, requiring some forcing to insert the USB into the port and requiring even more force to pull it out.

    (I'm not sure if this is a defect or it is meant to be like that, but because I have already had to replace this keyboard once because of a different defect and they both had these problems, it's most likely its meant to be like this.)

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    fingernails

    Many typos due to fingernails (and mine are not long at all)! I touch-type and have for many years, and my error rate has gone up significantly. I thought it would pass after I adjusted to the new keyboard, but so far no luck. Especially on the bottom row, I find myself having to type on the tips of my nails, which slide easily over the flat keys. I am a writer, and spend a lot of time on my keyboard so functionality is all I care about. I do like that the "F" keys are permanently labled.

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice to touch, pitty bout the keys!

    Not sure how others have fared with this keyboard, but I bought it to replace my worn out board on my G5.
    Ive had it about 4 weeks and already the A and E key are almost invisible. Yes the type is coming off. Just as well I can type and know where the keys are. Sorry, but that gives it a lower rating for me. The keyboard is way to young to be losing its letters.
    Careful Apple, your quality is starting to slip. Stop getting your stuff make in 3rd world countries!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant wonderful keyboard

    I didn't know what to expect based on some of the less than inspiring reviews, but from the first typed sentence, I knew this was the best keyboard I have used since my first Mac in 1988. I type faster and with fewer mistakes. The elegant anodized aluminum enclosure gives a feeling of rock solid stability which is lacking on the plastic ones I have used over the years. Kudos to the designers.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If it where a women, I'd date it!

    I just bought this from Best Buy today. So much better then the old one. Looks cool too. Kind of confused about the F Keys. Why did they move stuff like dashboard to F4. Well what ever, I'll get use to it. Because it Freaking ROCKS.

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    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the last keyboard.

    After using the previous white keyboard for a year I wanted to upgrade because some of the keys started sticking. I have a feeling that won't be a problem with the new one.

    The first thing I noticed is that this keyboard is much easier to clean than the last one. It takes a while to get used to typing on it, but things are fine after that. A lot of the hotkeys have been moved around, so get used to that.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great, some XP issues & no back lit keys

    This Keyboard is awesome the only things that I do not like about it is that it doesn't have back lit keys which are awesome for night time typing, you can use this keyboard with windows xp right out of the box and to get the print screen buttons and so on you need a program for windows called sharpkeys. With VMware or Parallels I'm positive this keyboard works 100% and I would advise turning on the F1 thru F12 since windows has issues with the "fn" key. there are some issues with the control button not being control in windows but a right click due to mac OS X, and there are no settings to change it to a windows CTRL key.

    Other then these dissapointments, this keyboard is the best keyboard i've ever used for button layout crisp button pressing and size. For gaming though I would use a G15 Logitech just because of the macro and back lit keys.

    I give this keyboard a 9 out of 10

    14 of 20 people found this useful