• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it for XP

    I needed a good keyboard for programming while at work because my PC keyboard just wasn't cutting it. As far as keyboards go, I'm looking for a short throw and good tactile feel. This keyboard is solid and feels really good beneath my fingers. My typing on this keyboard is much more accurate and my hands don't feel fatigued after a long session. I'm using the keyboard with a Windows XP box and have no problems. I considered buying an IBM M series (billed as the "ultimate" keyboard) but after checking one out recently, I decided that I prefer the Apple keyboard's action and quietness. If there were one change I could make ... I would switch the 'caps lock' and 'control' key positions, but I'm sure I'll manage.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Great!!!

    I have had my Macbook for about 3 months now, and I really liked the keyboard on it, so I decided to buy this keyboard to go along with it. I decided on the wired one because I love having the ten key (which is absolutely great). Anyway this keyboard is simply superb I can already feel my typing speed increase a great deal, and my hands never get tired typing on this keyboard, I feel like I can get a considerable amount more work done with this keyboard, and that is why I am able to write a review on it, because I finished with all the work I was aiming to this evening, so I figured why not it deserves a pretty sweet tribute.

    This keyboard reminds me about the character Frank in "You've Got Mail". He is absolutely in love with his typewriter and I feel the exact same way about this keyboard which is ever so wonderful.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine, so long you have short fingernails

    It looks great and is perfectly functional if you keep your fingernails really short. If not, even moderate length nails will give you big problems on this keyboard (and the wireless version). If you're near an Apple Store, try out the ones on display and you'll see exactly what I mean. This wasn't designed by a woman, that's for sure.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Form & Function

    A slim, beautiful and very useful design. Once I became accustomed to the feel of the keys (took me a couple days), I much prefer it over the older "typewriter"-style Mac keyboards.

    Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it EXCEPT...

    Doesn't play well with early Intel iMacs running Tiger. I cannot boot from the DiskWarrior CD which may mean I can't boot from the iMac disk, either. I am finding others having problems with this. It works fine on the newer iMacs running Leopard. There is no info on the Apple site that I can find that tells you this and I was told the keyboard was compatible with my setup. I'm a little unhappy because now I can't buy the older keyboard that worked fine with my Mac.

    Of note, I was able to boot from my MacBook Pro just fine.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    This keyboard is just what i needed for my desk. My desk has a lot of junk on it and this keyboard fits perfectly. The keys are very easy to press yet they maintain feedback. Though the keyboard is smaller the keys are a little larger than on a normal keyboard. I think the USB ports are fine, though it would be nice to be able to charge my iPod touch with them. The most annoying thing is that when i hit a key my mouse vibrates due to the keyboard being so solid.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard, but boot shortcuts don't work.

    I love the feel of this keyboard and don't regret buying it.

    But... none of the boot shortcuts work, so I can't boot with the install DVD or in Firewire Target Disk mode.

    I've done some reading on various forums and this seems to be a problem with many Macs that did not come with this keyboard as original equipment.

    I'm using an Intel core duo iMac, the first model of Intel iMacs.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim and so clean But...?

    This is a nice keyboard the only problem is that it cannot turn your computer "ON". It is the only button missing from the board.Maybe one less Function button and wa la an "ON" button. that appears to be the only disappointment...

    15 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wired Keyboard

    This new, Apple wired keyboard, is really, a step forward in relearning to classically, “type,” and I, being a daily writer, am starting to feel better, comfortable now, that it’s being slowly, broken in, but, still, there’s still some strangely shallow “rough” response with the keys that I can’t, quite, “put my finger on.” It’s as if these newly designed, “laptop keys,” sit more than a bit too shallow, on what the keyboard, properly, was meant to be, and annoyingly, when typing, I find that I have to quickly push, instead of deeply strike, punching down in that firm, buttery feel, that seemingly, is absent. Still, there’s a lot to be said for this keyboard, negativity aside. (Would Raphael’s critics, have whispered, also?) Since the keys sit so low, it’s easier now than on a regular keyboard to, “find” a key. And it…it feel as if I’m caressing, the 4-cylinders of a Hot, Lotus Esprit, it’s that beautiful, and I will learn, I promise the designers, to make it functional!

    41 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    I love the sleek look and feel of this keyboard. The keys are gritty yet smooth and is less noisy than some other keyboards I've used.

    And if the product wasn't enough, I had a great purchasing experience. Apple continues to embarrass the competition by simply thinking of the consumer and what is the easiest, most convenient process for them. I was in and out of the store in less than 5/10 mins (which is what I wanted). I didn't have to bother with lines (despite the number of customers) or someone trying to "up sell" me.

    38 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! BUY IT

    This was a great buy, though 50 dollars, i would still buy another. It is so, so slim and im not sure if its just me, but the keys feel so great and make my typing easier and even faster. Don't waste the money on the wireless, it doesn't have the extra usb, nor the num pad.

    I recommend 100% this keyboard over any other.

    49 of 93 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    There are better keyboards for less.

    I have been a touch typist for over 25 years. My Mom has been a touch typist for over 50 years. We both agree -- the keys on this new model have no natural weight to them and this causes us to make more errors.

    Apple, please bring back the previous model with normal sized keys and spring tension. That was an excellent, inexpensive keyboard.

    54 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it.

    I recently spilled an entire glass of tea into my beloved Apple Pro keyboard, which I went to great lengths to acquire, as it's been discontinued for many years. Heartbroken, I decided to go and buy this new Apple keyboard.

    I am very, very happy with it. It's sleek and very attractive. It matches my Powermac G5 and even my Dell monitor very nicely. It takes up a minimal footprint on my desk space. The USB ports are recessed slightly, which is nice. My wireless mouse dongle barely protrudes at all.

    As far as the action, I am really surprised. The low profile keys are something I've never liked before on notebooks. With this keyboard the keys are bigger, and more widely space than on a laptop. The overall effect is very pleasing. I've only had it a day or so and my typing has actually improved.

    I highly recommend this keyboard to everyone. Even people apprehensive about switching to a low profile design.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed with quality

    I really do enjoy this keyboard. It's slick and visually appealing, but at the same time it gets the job done and works very well. The only issue I have is that I feel there was little false advertising at play, given that the "two USB 2.0 ports [that] provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices" don't actually work with your iPod, Mighty Mouse, and so forth. OSX claims that the devices don't have enough power to connect. You'd think that, with these USB ports being one of the major selling points of this keyboard, they would have tested to make sure that the keyboard offered enough power to at the very least make their own products be able to connect. However, the USB ports do work with one device I own, a Wacom tablet, so they're not completely useless.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ver Nice Keyboard!!!

    Unbelievable keyboard probably smaller then regular laptop keyboards key wise Really NIce too Thin And Very Smooth!!!

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboards Getting Worse and Worse

    First of all, Apple is making more and more products for people who do not have longer nails. This new keyboard was a problem for me because the flat, slippery keys caused nails to slid all over the place, causing LOTS of errors. Furthermore, some keys/key combinations worked sometimes and not others, including shift-control and the space bar. In a nutshell: LOTS OF TYPING ERRORS due to 1) design, and, 2) due to key malfunctions. Let the buyer beware and let Apple produce a keyboard with "old-fashioned" mechanical keyswitches, improving typing, not degrading it.

    12 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no likey the keyboard

    I just bought this keyboard and don't like it at all. It looks cool and all, but key pads are too thin/shallow for my taste - feel like I'm typing on a flat surface. I find myself making lots of mistake. Plus, it's uncomfortable. Don't feel I have any support and my arm aches after typing for a few minutes. Anyone else experience this?

    41 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slamming my nails into this keyboard.

    I have natural fingernails of a reasonable length and this keyboard is a total horror. Completely unfunctional, and I have never had this problem with any keyboard ever before including my iBook. I'm really kinda irritated that the keyboard (and the mouse because I use a 2-button) that came with my brand new iMac needs to be replaced so that I can type comfortably.

    Does no one at Apple have fingernails?

    39 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "I command things to be awesome... awesome keyboard!"

    I fell in love with this keyboard the minute at first sight. It's got all I had been looking for... small, simple, soft keys... The option to plug in other USB devices is great. I use it to charge my mobile headset via USB.

    If you're using windows XP as I am, you can install SharpKeys (RandyRants.com) to assign windows specific keys to the keyboard. For example, you can use it to bind NumLock to the Clear key on the keyboard. Not sure if there's a version for Vista, yet.

    26 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but something is odd...

    I purchased this keyboard about 6 months ago, and have really had no problems with it... until yesterday.

    PROS: Slim, lightweight, space saving, and very attractive
    CONS: Doesn't allow for some keyboard shortcuts.

    I installed Leopard and got the dreaded blue screen (I'm a Windows convert)... I tried everything, but couldn't get the CD out or even boot in safe mode. I called Apple support and even SHE couldn't figure out what was wrong.

    For some reason I got a feeling the keyboard wasn't working with the shortcuts (i.e.: command + S) so I switched it out with my old apple keyboard. Lo & behold... it worked.

    So it works great, but it does have some quirks.

    15 of 30 people found this useful