• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    This keyboard just arrived in the mail and I love the super feel to it. I was previously working on a G4 keyboard but the short depth to each key is exactly like working on a laptop key and so little effort is needed to type. The keys snap quickly back into place for a super quick type.
    And it looks great too.

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful.

    Been using the new keyboard for a day now. What the photos don't show is the compact size of the keyboard. It's slightly smaller then a standard keyboard... but it is absolutely beautiful. The keys are a pleasure to touch. The shortcut buttons on the function keys are convenient and the option of going all the way up to F19 enables you shortcuts galore!

    My only gripe is that the keyboard does not show the currency symbols over the number keys (apart from the USD). They are there and function fine; they are just not printed on the keys. I have the English International keyboard and was hoping that this would mean there would be all the currency symbols displayed across the keyboard. However, it's hardly an issue.

    Other things I should point out. The USB ports on either side are slightly recessed into the keyboard- which looks great. The cord is quite short but is provided with an extension cable. I thoroughly recommend it. Gorgeous.

    180 of 323 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slap Bang Wallop What A Keyboard

    Sleek but sensual the all new Apple Keyboard provides the performance and reliability sorely missed in the modern typing market. With all the durability and tactile responsiveness from a top market brand it delivers more then just a writing utensil. Recommended by top celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Nick Bird i join them in saying this is perhaps the most important technological discovery of the 21st century. I urge you to spend your hard earned pennies and wish you all the luck and lust i have had with it.

    151 of 301 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard ever?

    received one of these babys for my birthday and i have to say its perfection. perfect look ,perfect feel and perfect price.the aluminum is a really nice touch to the keyboard.i personally prefer this over the wireless version.couldnt recommend enough!

    156 of 269 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for occasional use

    This is an elegant, very light-weight keyboard, unusually quiet to use. For travel purposes or occasional use it is perfect, but for anyone who wants to do some serious - or full-time - writing, it is far from ideal. Its keys are to shallow and close-spaced for comfortable use and the overall effect is markedly flimsy.
    Yet another triumph of design over function, presumably

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great set of keys!

    I have had my Acrylic apple keyboard when I first got my MacPro...i like the way it feels still, has a nice grip with the keys and positioning.
    However when using the new keys it was a nice transition between labtop functionality and desktop, it fits nicer on my mid sized desk and definitely matches my other Apple Products (Display, MacPro, MightyMouse etc).

    Using this on Windows is great too! BTW for anyone (particularly windows users) the CLEAR KEY is the NUM LOCK key. there just is no indicator light regarding that.

    NOW if only the keys were silver and/or BACKLIT! that would make my day! (well NIGHT! heh)


    Thanks!

    34 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    This keyboard is junk. Read the 1 star reviews. Why they still let this keyboard to be sold I cannot understand. The SPACE bar is the worst of its problems, works and then does not.. The feel of the keyboard will make anyone using it for more than a few mins wanting to soak their hands in a warm water. This is not a problem with just my keyboard read the reviews.

    Apple bring back the old keyboard.

    36 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simplicity, but with More!

    Design wise, I love it. I'm not much of a 'fan' of keyboards, and I don't think many people are really, but when you see this it's hard not to be impressed! It has a beautiful finish - it looks precision engineered and feels it too.

    Using the keyboard excellent. Gone are big, clunky noisy keys of old, and you now get a much more sensitive, responsive feel. It really is nice to work with!

    If I was to pick something to complain about, I couldn't. Put it like that. A great piece of Apple design.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great on a PC

    I actually bought this to work on my Dell Dimension E520. Aside from no Number Lock, it actually works great on my Windows XP machine! I'll soon be purchasing the wireless version for my Dell Latitude D600. (Yall get the 5th star when you fix the number lock issue, though it's not logical that you would).

    59 of 103 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for touch typists

    I like the keyboard but the space bar is driving me nuts. Touch typists hit the space bar with the side of the thumb and that's just not a hard enough hit. I also find the keys spaced a little too close together. One more gripe,the keys are too pale. I complained about this two years ago when I bought the computer but I guess the folks at Apple prefer form over function.

    43 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another home run, Apple!

    After many years of faithful use, some of the keys on the keyboard on my iMac began to stick, thus seriously slowing down my work, which is paid by the word and because of which I've learned to type very quickly.

    I was facing a deadline for delivering text when this occured, and being in France (where the keyboard is different) I couldn´t go out and buy one at the local Apple retailers, who only offer French keyboards. So, a friend who was arriving the next day from abroad agreed to buy and bring me an English keyboard (not Apple because her town doesn't have an Apple store). It turned out to be one of those PC types, ugly and garishly full of bells and whistles. Furthermore, the touch was clanky. Bad enough, but very soon it began to jump up a line every time I hit the space key. And then, thankfully, I discovered that I could buy a new Apple Keyboard with the English configuration on-line from the Apple Store here. It arrived today, and I am absolutely delighted. The touch is sensitive, silent, and perfect, and it has no problem keeping up with my frantic typing. The design is minimalist and elegant, but it can be set up to satisfy
    even the most demanding variety of commands. What a life-saver!

    30 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to type on

    If you have fingernails of even short - moderate length, it's hard to hit the correct keys. I'm constantly missing keys, hitting between the keys and having to watch every word I type because there is no 'margin' - or enough height for one to feel the keys with your fingers/fingernails and I am making errors on almost every word I type. This keyboard seems more narrow than a regular keyboard. This keyboard came with my Mac Pro, but I will have to buy another with regular keys. I'm not the best typist, but It takes me FOREVER to type with this one!

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Disappointed

    Oh my gosh… HELP!! I have been typing for well over 30 years and this new keyboard has put me into a state of complete stress. I agree that visually this is a great looking keyboard but honestly my self-esteem is in jeopardy from all the errors I’m experiencing!! I had to go back at least 9 times in the first sentence alone because of mistakes I made from the keyboard. There seems to be no consistency to the way the keys react to the touch. F1 – F4 used to be my favorite keys for the type of work I do… (lots of cutting, copying and pasting) now I have to hit command c then command v to copy and paste. Not a clean flow. I know about the fn key but that still requires a stop and search move. Physically, I’m experiencing serious cramping and pain related issues in my fingers and hands. I LOVE my new iMAC but pray there’s another keyboard I can switch to. Any thoughts?

    33 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys not producing dollar or percent sign when shift clicked

    I love the touch of the keyboard but the number keys above the letters produce a 4 instead of a dollar sign when you shift and hit the number keys. I shifted and hit 4 in the previous sentence and it gave me a 4 rather than a dollar sign. The same goes for the 5 key. It produces a 5 rather than a percent sign.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Font too pale, F key identifications way too small.

    This is an elegant keyboard. Probably the designer has won an aestheics award for it. I love the look and the quiet operation. But all that beauty is useless when you're wearing yourself out trying to see determine what's on the keys!

    The names of the keys are just plain hard to see. They are made for 20-something people in perfect health in a premium workspace--not over-30 people with glasses where changing light may create an occasional shadow

    First, if you are going to use sophisticated gray to identify these keys, please go a shade darker, say Charcoal or Slate rather than Dawn Mist.

    Second, the characters on the F keys, and some of the symbols are horribly small. There is plenty room for a larger identification. Trying to rmake out "F7" that is scrunched down into the corner in what looks to be 5-point type in pale gray on white is a frustrating nightmare.

    If you are new to the Mac, it's a lot of work trying to relate the tiny symbols to those in the also too-pale book.

    A lot of Mac product info, including the pale gray on the website, is practically illegible. It makes a new Mac user feel unwelcome-- as if they're not one of the Cool People who can respond properly to the illusiveness of high-end design.

    42 of 75 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    This is an excellent keyboard, best on the market. The only drawback is that it is not wireless... other than that, Apple has outdone themselves once again.

    23 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard (Heavy User Web App Programmer)

    I work very heavily with this keyboard day to day. The keyboard is great and I have no complaints. I would only use this keyboard to attach to your Macbook pro or other laptop. The wire that comes out of the keyboard is short, so I dont think it would be long enough for a tower on the floor to use the keyboard on the desk.
    I put my Macbook Pro on my griffen stand and use the keyboard. I try to keep my macbook pro as clean as possible so the less uese I can put on it the better.

    I also invested in the iSkin keyboard cover for the MacBook Pro (not the wired keyboard) and it is great! Over priced just like all the apple accessories. But a must have. I also purchased the overpriced marware cover to keep the MacBook Pro clean of scratches and hand ware.

    20 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB Power fix....

    Got the new keyboard and simply love it!

    There was one "flaw" that I found a way around. Other reviews said that USB intensive devices could not be used with the keyboard because they drew too much power. True, I could not plug an iPod DIRECTLY into the port without getting the error message "not enough power", or even a USB SD card reader. BUT....

    ....I plugged in my Hi-Speed USB Hub directly to my keyboard AND THEN my devices. Guess what...THEY WORKED! I am not a techie so I can't explain why, but they do. Here is a list of devices I have plugged in with success (individually):

    -USB SD Card Reader
    -4GB 2nd Gen iPod Nano
    -8GB iPod Touch

    Hope this helps!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Match for a MacBook ... and PCs too

    Excellent keyboard. Nice look and easy typing. I have used it for two months with a MacBook having no any problem so far. Moreover, besides working so well, they look great together!

    It goes with everything on my desk.

    It is so good that even works very well with standard PCs...

    Thanks again, Apple Inc. It is a great accessory.

    4 of 4 people found this useful