• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I just got this keyboard and really like it a lot. Everybody has their own keyboard preferences, and I happen to like flatter keyboards better - I also tend to like my powerbook's keyboard better than my old Apple desktop keyboards (this should give you an idea of what this keyboard is like it you haven't had a chance to test it). So, while it might no be for everyone (see other comments), function and form really work for me on this one.

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    this keyboard is awesome!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to get dirty

    The keyboard is nicely engineered slim and heavy weight sturdy.
    The keys seem to get dirty easy on the left & is hard to clean if you would have put a finish on it, wouldn't get dirty so easy over all its been good over the few months, but I hear that the keys tend to break but that is if you mistreat it. SO overall I give it a 4/5.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like this keyboard.

    Its works great and came with my imac when I bought it at the store although I replaced with a wireless one I still use it for when I need the extra keys but for people who aren't obsessed with only have a power cord coming out of the computer than this is a good buy.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple function over form over real-life function...

    It's taking some time to get used to ergonomically- but that's not my main concern - Jamming all the system control keys onto the F-Keys and defaulting them to the system - feh!

    The keys don't keep up with me, or sometimes will repeat themselves - usually just hitting the repeat offender will stop that, but as a touch typist, this is bad... (maybe just a bad keyboard?).

    Other than that tho, I do like the form factor, and feel I may get used to it... although I like keys that register a click audibly - I've also got relatively large hands and thought this would be a problem - but the space between the keys makes up somewhat for their seemingly smaller size and definitely shorter travel.

    I'm surprised it's not backlit, being hardwired - if there is one thing I would ask all keyboard mfg's to do - please leave the F-Keys alone, or default them to F-keys in the driver.

    In the case of the Apple here, there is enough space between the arrows and the upper set of keys to have 6 or 8 buttons for all their built in "functionality" (if one wants it) - brightness, Expose, volume, dashboard, etc.. while still keeping the same form factor.

    I like the keyboard overall, mostly due to the external USB locations, but it's like finger twister at times, depending on how I use it, or want to configure it... I'm an old schooler, hey, maybe that's all there is to it.

    The little rubber nubs on the plastic bottom are not enough to keep it from sliding off an ergo slope, actually even on a flat surface - put some more traction down there.

    It does look good tho, so even if I don't get used to it, and replace it with an "old schooler", I might mount it on a wall or something..


    19 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than a split-key

    My previous keyboard was a split-key style ergo keyboard, with leather-like wrist rest and such. Made by a very prominent software company better known for their operating system. I was initially hesitant about this, but since it came with my iMac I thought I'd give it a try. The thinness of th keyboard makes it very comfortable to use. It also has all the controls for all the media stuff with looking cluttered and bulbous. I'd recommend it. The USB ports are great, too. A wireless version _with the number pad_ would be nice..

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet

    At first I wasn't sure about the new keyboard because it felt entirely different than my old one.
    After a month of using it I can hardly type on my old one! This new keyboard has a super feel and the keys have wonderful sensitivity. My old keyboard required about 1/4 inch of travel to enter data. The new one has far less travel but is not too "touchy".

    I like the following-
    1- low profile
    2- key travel
    3- USB port locations are superior to the old ones being on the rear.
    4- ease of cleaning.

    You'll love it. Really, a big leap in keyboard technology IMHO.

    52 of 104 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love It!!!!

    Well I Just Picked Up This Awesome New Apple Keyboard, And It Works Fantastic. I Type Wat Faster And Its Much An Improvement. I Love That It's Thin And Great Looking, And At The Price That It Has, You Can't Beat It.

    37 of 78 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth It

    This keyboard is not ergonomic although it looks good. I hate the feel of the keys because they are so flat. When I can afford it, I am going to get a Kinesis (very expensive). It is so much better than anything Apple or other manufacturers come up with. In the meantime, I am stuck using this flat keyboard. Ugh.

    41 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook for your desktop

    I fell in love with this keyboard on my MacBook, and finally bought the wired desktop version for my G4 to replace an aging Apple Pro Keyboard. In short, I love it. Amazingly crisp keystrokes, the short travel (either you love it or your hate it), and the lack of practically ANY chin make this keyboard a true winner. And, you can have all your function keys work just the way you're used to having them work with a click of the mouse in System Preferences, and the more useful controls are just a Fn keystroke away. A real winner.

    Also, works great with my Belkin Flip KVM.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with KVM Switch emulators

    This is a great keyboard. I love the feeling of the keys and the slimmed down design; it's spoiled me for other keyboards. That said, form is one thing Apple did well, but they failed at function. This keyboard is incompatible with KVM switches that use emulation. It won't work with IOGear KVM's. I don't know if the keyboard works with Belkin KVM's, but I read that, if the KVM uses emulation (a common practice), you won't be able to use it with the KVM switch. Big, bummer.

    38 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you use F-Keys for other apps, this keyboard Stinks

    The brightness, volume control, etc are all taken up by the F-keys.
    I have many custom shortcuts and scripts set up in photoshop that are activated by pressing an F-Key. Now i have to turn off my system's ability to change volume and brightness from my keyboard (which is frustrating to NOT have on a keyboard level) or sacrifice all my F-key shortcuts.

    Plus, while typing, this keyboard does not always recognize the keys you press. This keyboard stinks. I am going to take my old keyboard off my 2 year old G5.

    I love apple but they always miss the boat when it comes to this stuff... their Hockey puck mouse is another great example of their follies...

    42 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing...

    This keyboard is really good. It works like a charm. I use it with my MacBook, and the sleek design almost makes me forget I'm using anything. My only comment is that this keyboard does not work with PC's, at least the number pad. It deserves 5 stars... Yea for Apple!

    32 of 58 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken

    Bought this keyboard tonight, but have to return it as one of the keys is broken. The keyboard is fine, I have a MacBook so I was used to the keys. I'm typing this review on the broken unit, it feels fine, but the broken key is a pain ... I'm asking for my money back - Spent more gas on getting to the apple store and returning the thing than it's worth!

    16 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the upgrade

    I spend a lot of time having to type in awkward positions - semi-touch typing, not hunt and peck. Due to that, I had noticed my old white keyboard was developing a 'catch' if the keys were not hit absolutely square.

    As soon as I put this on my Mini I noticed an improvement. Not only does it accept off-center strokes without errors, but the keys have just enough travel to prevent mistypes while still not requiring excessive movement to produce output.

    This is the best full-sized keyboard I have seen in a long time - HIGHLY recommended for anyone not tied to a desk!

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for hardcore users

    It looks great and feels great but if you are going to use it for a long period of time, such as coding or gaming, I'd say don't buy it. IMO it's not ergonomic and on long usage you will quickly feel the strain on your fingers and wrist.
    But if you want to impress your friends or the hot date you managed to bring into your flat, it's the best :)
    Even getting a wrist rest won't help since the height of the keyboard is too low.

    30 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful terrible idea

    Why would anyone want to use a bad notebook keyboard with their desktop pc? This thing is just like the MacBook keyboard with the chiclet keys! A keyboard, like a mouse, must be functional before you make it cool. This on is totally cool but the function is awful.

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst keyboards I've used

    For those of us who really can type versus hunt and peck ~ this has no redeeming recommendations. Keys aren't responsive ~ you have to go back and hit the dang thing a couple of times. I've talk to the store who said they've had several return. If they would sell the old white classic keyboard, I've buy it. This is a REAL PIECE OF JUNK. If I could rate this with negative stars I would.

    22 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice.

    A nicely built keyboard, sturdy and light. Great for those who like the feel of keyboards on laptops but dont want to deal with cramped conditions. I wish Apple had the option of a back lit keyboard, but I guess that is down the road.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    sleek but ... grubby

    love the design of this keyboard, it's sleek, low profile, has nice feedback on the keys ... my biggest fault is that the hard, white textured keys are IMPOSSIBLE to clean - I work in a relatively clean environment, and wash my hands on a fairly regular basis, but after 1 week my new keyboard looked horrible - when I tried to was it the nice textured keys held on to the dirt like crazy. soap and water? mmm perhaps not - archival gloves? now that would work!

    7 of 9 people found this useful