• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever!

    This is definitely the best keyboard of all time. It has a gorgeous design like the MacBook one and it feels good when you're typing. The two USB ports are good for the Mighty Mouse and something else you'd like to plug in. A must buy!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    This is a bigger version of the MacBook keyboard. Typing on it feels the same as on the MacBook. It takes a bit of getting used to because it feels different from traditional keyboards, but once you do it's much faster to type on because the keys don't have to be pushed as far in as with most other keyboards. (I am a pretty quick touch typer, 90 wpm or so.) Despite this, the tactile feel is very good. And, it's smaller than the usual keyboard while maintaining proper key size so you have more space left on your desk. I don't expect to go back to a standard keyboard.

    Apple has made some bad choices with input devices in the past (remember the hockey puck iMac mouse? Or the previous Apple keyboard, with raised sides so it was essentially a collecting tray for dirt?) but this is an excellent device.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the perfect wired keyboard. And even more so with the Aluminum iMac.

    Pros -
    -No separate power cord for USB hub like with some keyboards
    -2 USB ports
    -Amazing feel to the keyboard (while not as good as the Extended II from back in the Beige days, it's a big step up from the old Pro keyboard that dates back to the Blue and White G3 and iMac G3)
    -One USB port can power a 500 ma USB device when connected to the aluminum iMac
    -Media keys

    Cons -
    -If you don't have an Aluminum iMac, it won't let you charge your iPod or other USB device

    First things first - don't assume that unpowered USB hubs will let you charge or run your devices. That's just not how it works, kids.

    With that out of the way, I just have to say this may be the best keyboard that Apple has made since the Extended II keyboard back in the Beige days. Myself and every student I shared classes with in high school preferred that model because it's keys didn't have a mushy oatmeal feeling. Fast forward 10 years, and Apple has finally built a suitable successor to the Extended II, with good response and feel. While still not as almost perfect, it's about as close as you're going to get.

    However, if Apple did decide to make an Extended III with the clicky keys and everything else that made that keyboard so good, I would buy 2. Especially if there were to be a bluetooth version produced.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor choice for a fast, touch typist

    I think BK from MÜNCHEN sums it up nicely. I have tried to use this keyboard for about six months now after my last one wore out. I am about to give up. I love my Macs but my love does not extend to this good looking but inadequate keyboard. Apple needs to design one that is both good to look at and works.

    11 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    I LOVE THIS Keyboard!!! It works With the Old Imac G3 I got it for. It's running OSX 10.3.9 I have not seen a problem with it it works Fine. Dont Read the people saying IT does not wokr there Full of Nothing

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard - I highly recommend it.

    I've been surprised to see a number of 1 star reviews for this product. Personally, I love this keyboard. It looks good, but much more than this I've found it to be the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used, due to it's low profile causing less wrist strain. There is less travel on the keys than on other desktop keyboards, but you quickly adapt to this. I have not had any issues with missing keystrokes, as some others have mentioned.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great new keyboard

    My new keyboard makes my computer seem like it's new again. Love it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with older Mac too

    It took a little while to get used to using this keyboard (with a Mac Mini) but now I'm a fan. I bought the same keyboard for my older model Imac running system 9.2, as I still need to run Classic Apps - PageMaker in particular - and it works fine with that too. A big improvement on the previous English-Japanese keyboard I was using.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality, nice design

    A beautiful design and it looks impressive on your desk. However, this is not a keyboard for serious work. you can push down a key beyond the touch point without seeing a response. This is unacceptable for a professional user. Especially the return key is a design error.
    if you hit this key on its vertical part or a bit off center you often see no response.
    The keyboard I bought also had one faulty key ("3") with a wobbling response, an unprecise touch point.
    Although I got used to the exrtremely short key hubs, a keyboard with short hub needs to have a precise, reliable touch point, and this keyboard is not precise enough. If you are trained and type fast, you will get annoyed very soon.

    34 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard and Typos...

    Hey All.

    While the Apple wired keyboard looks great, it is by far the worst "performing" keyboard I have ever used. So many typos!! Really frustrating (like just spelled "really" as "relly") typing out a sentence; then having to go back and correct what you correctly spelled, urrgggggghhhh.

    In any case, I'm a switcher and am absolutely pleased with OSX -- long live Apple!

    Maybe the firmware upgrade will make these keys a bit more responsive; then I won't have to hammer away like on an old school type writer...

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst keyboard ever.

    This is the worst keyboard I have ever used.
    There is almost no tactile feedback, key travel is horribly short and painful to type on.

    It does look great on the desk, but thats about it.
    If you type a lot, this is not the keyboard for you.

    I regret having to even give this product a single star, 0 would be the most appropriate.


    27 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard, but I want another color...

    Yeah, this doesn't have all the bells and whistles like other keyboards, but this amazing piece of armor (as I call it) can take its share of abuse and keeps on ticking. I love its size, its simplicity, its two USB ports (this is the main reason why I love this keyboard) and the fact it doesn't take up space. Simple as that. And, this baby can take some abuse. I have pounded on it, accidently dropped it, spilled liquids on it and had my two nieces on it (6 year olds) and this baby is still rolling along. You want fancy? Go out and get one. You want reliable, durability, simplicity and rugged? This is for you.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it's design & functionality

    It's an awesome design and I most love that the mouse can be easily plugged into either side for those us who sometimes switch.

    I would love to see a keyboard cover made available. I find myself eating while working and don't want to take the chance of ruining the keyboard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    cool keyboard

    its a great keyboard, i almost never make a typo!
    thin and lightweight, easy to carry with you.
    even works on my windows computer!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard. works with vista!

    this keyboard is great. quiet and crisp to type on. i use it with windows vista and it works perfectly except for the keys made for apple computers such as the brightness settings and the volume controls. at first i thought i might have gotten a broken keyboard because the caps lock button didn't 'work' but what it turns out to be is that apple implemented a mistake-proof concept into the keyboard. you have to press the caps lock key for slightly longer before it is activated. so, according to apple: "The Caps Lock function has been modified to reduce accidental activation. The key must now be held down slightly longer in order to activate the Caps Lock function." not a big problem though....actually quite nice so that yOU DONT END UP WITH A SENTENCE LIKE THIS. yOU KNOW HOW ANNOYING THAT CAN BE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever

    Coming from previous generation Apple Keyboard.
    Feel a bit odd at first but now I fell like this keyboard makes me type even faster.
    Worth every penny.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I want it BLACK!!!

    Why don't you plan to make a BLACK Apple Keyboard?

    This is one of the most astounding keyboards on the planet, great feeling, amazing typing speed. But the white version becomes quickly dirty, a BLACK version would be a great improvement, a great look for sure!!!

    Make a black keyboard, please!!! :-)

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT! but I really want small usb version

    This is the best keyboard I've ever used over the last 25 years. It did require a little adjustment, but, once adjusted, I'm not going back to the old big key style. One thing Apple: please please please make a usb small version (like the bluetooth model). I use the bluetooth model at home ... and love the small form factor. But, bluetooth is not permitted at work, so i have to use the large one.

    I'd give five stars for a small form factor usb model.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If you are a designer...BEWARE!!!

    Whilst the new keyboard is great for typing, the Function keys have been reprogrammed. If you're like me and are working in InDesign or Quark and turn the guides on and off on your layouts a billion times a day, this shortcut is now a two button action (fn>f7 instead of just f7) slowing me down considerably...WHY does Apple have to go changing things for no good reason, there's now a bunch of f-keys sitting largely redundant (and Quark or InDesign won't accept reprogrammed f-keys) so f13 - f19 aren't being used....sigh!

    24 of 43 people found this useful