• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Great keyboard- the keys have a great feel, it looks fantastic, and I love the special keys (especially for iTunes). Highly recommended!

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad at all

    I really do like this keyboard, especially the tactile feedback and short throw of the keys. Well constructed and feels very solid.

    I also like the small footprint.

    But here's the only reason I didn't rate it at 5 stars: It is just a wee bit too thin. That disallows me from using my USB 2.0 thumb drive plugged into its USB port. Apple, in my opinion has carried this thinness a bit to far. However, I solved this by putting sticky bumper pads along the top top of the keyboard to raise it up a bit.

    Overall though, I rate it as an excellent keyboard with a feel much like that of MacAlly's Ice Key boards, but without IceKey's ridiculously long connecting cable. As good as the IceKey is, and it's darn good, it still only has USB 1.0 ports.

    Between these two fantastic keyboards, I'll stick with Apple's and keep my IceKey for backup if needed.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    I've had this keyboard awhile now, but I've only recently started using it full time on my desktop.. but, I LOVE it. I've gone through many mac keyboards in the last few years, but this one is perfect so far! It is a lot like the macbook pro keyboard - low profile, quiet keys.. and small form factor overall.. but its a million times better than cheaper competitors keyboards (eg: the kensington) Amazingly I find myself having less typos than I did with my old keyboard and the "getting used to it" stage took far less time than I anticipated.

    I totally recommend this keyboard! Even for a wired keyboard, it gets the job done. Wireless wasn't a big option for me, since it is hooked up to a desktop.. and my toddler likes to try and steal the keyboard and mouse and run away.. at least this way he can't get off with it.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good, but not for drink-around-desk lovers

    This keyboard provides nearly perfect feeling when typing and even looks diligent!
    But I would say, as a man who have just done cleaning the keyboard, you don't buy this keyboard unless you are 100% avoidable from spilling sticky drinks on it.
    It is nearly impossible to disassemble this keyboard, and REassembling disassembled keyboard is even worse than IMPOSSIBLE.

    I could've covered it with skin, but I couldn't find it at reasonable price. If you know one and planned to get this keyboard, make sure you buy key skin first.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OK keyboard, volume keys could be better placed

    My one problem with it is that I use expose and the volume keys frequently. Expose is f-9 thru f-12, and the volume keys are mapped to f-10 thru f-12, requiring a fn key press. The previous keyboard model was nicer in that it had separate volume keys that didn't require a modifier to use them.

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well...

    Is the same technology used in the MacBooks laptops and works well. The Keyboard that came with my iMac 17in worked fine, but the keys began to stick and I found no solution to that; cleaning etc didn't help. This is the first time I've replaced a keyboard because I wore one out... and I'm pleased with this one. I would buy it again.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, light, but poor ergonomics

    There is no point to repeat what many have noted what a beautiful piece of work this is, and how light and small it is in foot print. However, in order to reduce its overall profile, the keyboard is nearly flat on the desk and this forces you to raise your wrist during typing. Thus it is more tiring to type on this than on the older design. I need to put a stack of cards under the keyboard to raise it. This is one good example of forms over-take functions in the design.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Keyboard!

    After seeing this keyboard in the store and how thin it actually was, I knew that it was time to upgrade to this one. The keyboard is much more comfortable to type on and it is very quiet, much quieter than the previous version. The various functions are in different places , but it can be changed to behave like the previous version . Great job Apple!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Working Product!!!

    I bought this product a couple days ago because I am using my macbook for a desktop. (My macbook screen is broken). I hooked it up to my computer and it worked great! I see all of these reviews about people who do not like the seperated keys because they are not use to them. I will tell you right now, if you have a Macbook these are the same keys and it will work great. I love the 2 USB ports on the side so I can hook my other electronics up to it!

    All and all this is a great product!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best. Keyboard. Ever.

    The review title says it all. I have been using Apple keyboards for well over ten years & this is the first one I like more than my beloved ADB Extended II Keyboard, with its high quality, individual key-switches.

    It has taken less than a day to get used to the feel of the new one, the hardest part being its extremely low profile means I don't have to arch my wrists or use a wrist rest to type on it.

    Buy one, relax, & enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Keyboard from Apple.

    This is my first keyboard from apple and I think it is the greatest! I am also getting my first mac (the mac mini) in a week and I am going to write a review on that. This keyboard is thin and makes barley any noise while typing it took me only a few minutes to get used to it's thin design and the new keys but after that I was typing faster than I was on my terrible $15 PC keyboard. I'm looking forward to leaving my glitchy PC behind. Good bye terrible keyboards we won't need you anymore.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love This Keyboard!

    Excellent product, the low profile keys provide a great feel and quick response. It makes typing breeze. Besides it looks awesome too!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing! much better than the last one

    Great product. I wish that the wireless version would come with the number pad, because that is one feature I like on the old white Apple keyboard. I would also like support for high power USB 2.0 devices on the previous models of Macs. Otherwise fantastic.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Experience I Have

    I have been hunting a great keyboard in my life. I try Microsoft, Logictech and most of the keyboard in the world. Keyboard is nice or not is up to the feeling. This KB is very nice looking keyboard. And for my personal you might get used to it. Some of the peoples think that is a rubbish. Because they didn't get use to it. When I first have this KB I feel unusually, but I believe I will use to it. After few days I feel this is the best KB I have. Serious how many KB have USB Hub at well. 2 word I have to said. LOVE IT

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Work For PC

    First of all i wanna say that this keyboard is great. The 2 usb ports the caps lock not turning on if you tap it. All great features. The question that i had was does it work for PC? It does, you dont have to download anything and my computer picked the hardware up instantly. I have an hp pavilion zt3000 running windows XP. It works fine, the only thing that wont work are some of the fuction keys, but thats just the word on the street, havent tried them out. Overall a great keyboard, Buy it

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work well on Mac and PC

    After years of really hating Apple's previous keyboards, the last all-white ones being truly terrible, the new feel came along to the Mac Book and now these keyboards. The spacing is fantastic and the feel is amazing to type with. I just wish Apple would be a little bit more expansive with their documentation. It took me a while to discover that I could turn off the pre-set function keys (Sound up/down/mute, brightness etc) in the bootcamp system panel in Windows, giving me the full range of 15 function keys to play with.

    21 of 26 people found this useful