• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard i've ever used.

    I bought this keyboard when I was in NYC at the Fifth Avenue store (one of the 2 apple stores i visited). I'm using it on my Dell laptop, becuase i hate PC keyboards. It is the best keyboard I've ever used. It's thin, light, yet durable, and the key response is great. For $50, it was a great buy!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The second coolest keyboard I've ever used

    It's not perfect, but it comes very close. The thinness and responsiveness is incredible. I have the old white version and am thinking of getting this one even though my current still works. Great design, keys feel very nice to use. Only downside is the price.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard too large and number pad is annoying

    Pros:
    Silence, good feel, clean metal look.
    The keyboard has a well made feel.

    Cons:
    Wastes a LOT of space!
    Cannot put in tray with mouse!
    I never use the number pad and it forces me to move my right hand very far to reach the mouse.

    Why do I not buy a wireless keyboard?
    Because I will NEVER EVER buy a wireless keyboard. Bluetooth devices radiate at 2.4 GHz and I do not need my joints radiated. The mini keyboard should be offered with a USB connection.

    Thanks

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for FAST TYPISTS - space bar not responsive

    This is not a keyboard for fast typists. I type moderately fast, about 65 wpm, and am now on the second replacement - the third keyboard - of the aluminum model. I'll be returning it for a refund. The other two lasted a week before the space bar started malfunctioning, not registering spaces so words would string together, forcing me to go back repeatedly and separate words, an incredible waste of time and patience. It got progressively worse.

    This third one lasted a day. I'm now back on Apple's previous white model in the plastic tray, not nearly as slick, but it's nice and I'll take function over form any day.

    I wish Apple would fix the space bar problem, because otherwise I mostly love the keyboard, the easy touch, the beautiful design. My only other problem with it (and the white model as well) is the light gray and often too small characters. The F keys are half-size with tiny numbers and icons which I find impossible to read.

    I solve the light gray problem on Apple keyboards by using permanent black marker to darken and enlarge key characters, such as X,C,V, B,U,I, punctuation and hot-key functions.

    48 of 97 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT FOR A TOUCH TYPIST

    This is the worst keyboard i have ever used in my profession. I find some keys do not work properly which means it now takes me twice as long to type something up - i have to go back because i cannot trust that the keyboard has actually written the keys i have pushed. If i tap on a certain key a few times in a row, it is bound to miss out one keystroke. I tested it.
    It is not ergonomic - being a touch typist i can type 100 wpm... it does hurt my wrist after i just typed this amount of text.
    Yes it is aesthetically gorgeous but i wish it would perform better as well as being ergonomically friendly :(
    I have gone from 100wpm to 20wpm! and i will be finding a new keyboard and tossing this one out.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    i have carpal tunnel AND love this keyboard

    i use this keyboard all day every day at work and LOVE it... before I had a bulky old style keyboard and the amount of force that it required to push in the buttons was KILLING my hands. I requested a new aluminum keyboard and have been very, very happy with my decision ever since... the amount of pressure that you need to apply with your hands is so minimal, it is wonderful for my hand and wrist pain. If this keyboard is hurting your hands, you are typing incorrectly.... you need to keep your wrists straight and hands arched when you are typing.... if you don't keep your wrists straight as you type and instead let them rest on the tabletop, well that is how you end up with carpal tunnel after 18 years of being a very fast typist.
    Since I got this new keyboard pain and discomfort to my hands and wrists has decreased IMMENSELY, which is really great since I frequently forget to wear my wrist braces ;p

    88 of 162 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard A Must Have

    One of the most valuable "features" of this amazing new design is the quietness factor - these keys barely make a sound when you press them. This really pays off if you are in a work environment where several computers are near by. That doesn't mean Apple sacrificed responsiveness - they managed to improve on that as well. The key stroke distance traveled is much less than earlier designs, so you can really type fast with this thing. Another amazing piece of design work by Apple!

    131 of 224 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    This is a great product. I've been wanting one of these for quite a while, and I finally had a good excuse to buy it. I love this keyboard. It feels so nice under your fingers, and I think its more comfortable than the older ones. I have always preferred laptop keys to desktop keyboards, and it is also very quiet. Another good thing about this that not many people mention is that, with the old keyboard, you would always get dust and stuff between and beneath the keys, and you could see it because of the clear edges. The keyboards could get very disgusting at times. I'm glad that I won't be needing to get the canned air out for this one.

    101 of 158 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect (Almost)

    This is, yet another, fantastic product from Apple. The wired keyboard is fast, silent, accurate, and a pleasure to use. While I was in Germany for five months I used, and got used to the keyboard from my MacBook, and when I returned home to my Windows based PC (Which I am very displeased now that I used the Mac OS for Five Moths) the Keyboard was just not doing the trick, so I took the next logical step and purchased this fine example of a Human Interface Device. My one complaint, and the reason the Keyboard only got four stars, It is not backlit. So in conclusion, if you are used to, or like the keyboards from your or other MacBooks, I highly recommend this keyboard, and if you are bugged by backlights, then this keyboard should be perfect for you.

    72 of 126 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Wireless Keyboard not up to their usual standards

    My thin Apple wireless keyboard was replaced with this keyboard and I absolutely hate it and use my keyboard on my MacBook. If I could give negative stars, I would give it minus 4 stars!

    17 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall - A delight, but with certain limitations

    A delightful keyboard to use (and look at), but with just a few limitations.

    Pros: Incredibly easy to keep clean, and very good and quiet key action. A slight adjustment to hand positioning and there's no strain at all - regardless of what other users have said. If anything, it's given me an easier time typing (I'm a professional writer and at the keyboard for around 8 hours a day) and actually helped increase speed and accuracy.

    The limitations: Bit disappointed that the angle can't be changed. Also, the USB ports on either side are set just a tad too close to the bottom. The result of this is that if you insert a thumbdrive that's on the slightly thick side, it's not totally clear of the desk. But, I suppose that's why the gods inspired someone to design USB hubs.


    It's a great keyboard and, once again, Apple designers are to be congratulated.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please are all of you kids?

    Is everyone posting on this board a kid who uses a blackberry or something?

    Look, the guy that designed the keyboard probably won an award, it's beautiful.

    But for anyone who 'touch types'. It's horrible. It's like typing on a huge calculator keypad. Old typewriters and YES the evil PC keyboard was designed the way it is for a reason; it's the most comfortable to type on.

    Try typing on this thing for a day or week and you will end up with carpal tunnel syndrome fast! My boss bought me a new keyboard AND mouse by the way...the minute he saw the keyboard. I work for an ad agency and I type ALL day. I can't type on this thing!

    But yes....it's beautiful! Is Apple going to keep it around like that little round mouse they had on the original Imac that was soo horrible and uncomfortable; just to prove some point? No one liked the round mouse either.

    62 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard ever...

    I bought this today along with the Wireless Mighty Mouse. The only reason I did not buy the wireless one is because it is missing a few buttons.. but this is the best keyboard I have ever used.. My only complaint is and its not really a complaint is that the usb powers are low power but what do you expect?

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    B-E-A-utiful

    I have been looking at this keyboard ever since it came out just wanting to go and pick it up, but I already had a keyboard so why get another one, what will I do with the old one? Well my chance came and I'm glad I switched. I have always loved the feel of a Laptop keyboard and this is as close to one that I will get for my iMac. I like the look, minimalistic and it's profile is great, the layout takes some getting used to but with a few mods of the F keys it's just like the old keyboard.

    38 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Apple has the best hardware. I have two wireless keyboards that I love, but opted to try this one because I missed the numeric keypad. It is nice looking, has a great feel, and is compact. It comes with two USB port, one on either side, which are nice features. One can serve a wired mouse. I use my Dell monitor for most USB hookup so that was not a big deal for me, but with a monitor without USB, I'd use both keyboard USBs.

    I wish it were wireless. I agree with the other reviewer that the cord is too short. This might be a problem for some people--for example, I keep my Mac Pro on the floor and it won't reach. For a Mac Mini or iMac the short length is probably beneficial to avoid tangles. I received a USB extension cord with one of my other Apple purchases, so that is not an issue for me to hook up to my Mac Pro. Also, I could plug it into my monitor if I choose too.

    The only thing I would change, is I'd like an option to illuminate the keyboard. When I work at night, I sometimes find myself getting disoriented. It is not a problem when I've been typing a while and my fingers naturally find the right keys. Most often I wish for this feature when I am searching for the volume up or down buttons, or just need to find the return key.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth

    I really like this keyboard. I use it on both MAC and PC. I've seen my typing speeds drastically improve in things like WoW and iChat. They keys are perfect and I don't have to move my fingers a lot to move about the keys, as well as not needing a lot of pressure to push down the keys.

    To the people who keep complaining as to they keyboard not working with people with longer fingernails. Why don't you just cut your fingernails? Seems like an ergonomically sufficient way to using this keyboard.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Keyboard

    I dislike the new keyboard. It is fine aesthetically, but not ergonomically. It is too low, it slides too easily. It hurts my wrists and my fingers to use it. It is not for someone who writes all day. I think it would be fine for a child's hands but not for a grown person's hands--at least not mine. The old keyboard was better. I am replacing this with an ergonomic model.

    45 of 74 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB cord too short for me

    I don't have any issues with the keyboard itself, it's great and I really like the way the keys feel. My only issue is that I have a keyboard tray that is just right for me, but the way my desk is in relation to the distance between monitor and keyboard, the USB cable is just too short. I thought about wireless, but I use the 10-key pad often, which the wireless doesn't have. I'm open to suggestion.

    30 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    Because of the design and touch of this new keyboard , I more like using my new Mac mini which is a great product too that enable me to have 2 computers (OS & win) with so little space.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    I love this keyboard! I can never hear my self type any more! This Keyboard ROCKS!! Say Good-Bye to all those loud keyboards! I Bought one for my Windows computer because I liked it so much!

    12 of 20 people found this useful