• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Valid replacement

    The design needs no review as it is stunningly minimal with clean lines. The keys are bouncy and the travel low so this makes a great kb for those like me that have arthritis which makes depressing keys a pain in the long run. The greater distance between the keys also help as the risk of clicking 2 keys at once is greatly reduced.
    Now, the powered USB ports: this has to be clarified: if you plug the keyboard directly into your Mac's USB port you'll get powered kb ports. If. like I, plug it at the back of your Apple display, the ports will not have enough power for items such as your iPod, flash drive, printer etc.
    This aside am still glad I got this kb.

    314 of 364 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally.

    Finally a keyboard that's not too thick, that offers nice key response (physical and in the OS), that is simple and that works great. I use it with my Macbook and the Apple mouse plugged into it. No problem at all.

    Highly recommended.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typing is Perfect!

    I got the new wired keyboard with my new iMac I just bought and I love it. This is by far the best keyboard I've ever owned! Its keys are perfect for typing reports or just messing around online. The thin design also adds elegance as well as power to your desk. I prefer the wired version because I can really use the USB ports and it doesn't cut off the arrow keys and number pad like the bluetooth version. Now, I can hardly type on a normal keyboard without getting mad at it and just going back to my Mac. Perfection is possible with this keyboard.

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it, with one exception

    The feel, streamlined appearance and footprint, and the different shape and sensitivity of the keys makes it enjoyable to use and a lot easier on the eyes.

    BUT, I hate keyboards that make function keys primarily sound controls. For graphics professionals, a huge portion of mac users, this change is not a minor inconvenience, but a major pain in the toosh. It HUGELY interferes with work flow.

    It should be obvious how to toggle on/off the way function keys work - IF they toggle on and off.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've ever used

    I have just changed from the Logitech Cordless desktop S530 keyboard to this Apple one and love it -- the keys are well spaced out and very precise to type on, with no lateral movement and no need to press the keys in a long way (quite unlike the Logitech S530), leading to quicker typing with fewer typos. It is also very quiet to use -- a previous reviewer made this point and it's not something I had ever particularly thought about but it's true and makes it pleasant to use too.

    The only small reservation is that it takes up a USB slot. It does provides two replacement USB slots but they are low power, e.g. with not enough power to recharge an iPod. If only there was a bluetooth version with a numeric keypad...

    52 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fat and clumsy finger fixer.

    As a programmer, I have been typing for a long time. I have larger fingers than an average person, and as a result when using a typical keyboard which has taller keys and which must be pressed further down, I would always end up hitting other nearby keys. This would reduce both the speed and accuracy of my typing.

    When I first saw this keyboard in the store I wasn't interested, but when I used my friend's for a project, I was absolutely amazed at the dramatic increase is typing proficiency. I immediately purchased one that day. Since then I hardly ever hit other keys when typing. The good key spacing, and shorter keys have solved my problem.

    I have never been so glad with an accessory upgrade like this. 5 Stars.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Fifth Keyboard in Two Years

    This is the first time I've used this particular model. On the plus side, the key response is far better than previous models, and for touch typists like myself, it makes for quicker typing. On the downside is that there's no riser support at the back of the keyboard, having to use my monitors stand for this. Also, the Enter key is too small, and feel that to give the keyboard more 'feel', the keys would be better being less flat and more like previous models (bevelled).

    Hopefully, this one lasts longer!

    33 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad for my wrists!

    I tried to be patient and get used to it. I had an under-the desk tray installed, and tried some more. Today was the first day I actually tried typing on it much... and my wrist started hurting a lot. If you have any question about your wrists, I'd say avoid this one!

    26 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    This is the best keyboard in the world. The nice responsive feel, the crisp clean look, and the thin style of the apple keyboard make any mac person without one, jelous.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very,Very Impressed

    In a word this keyboard is wonderful. Its a beauty to type on, feels great ad looks great.
    I had absolutely no issues when I first started to use it and all the functions keys worked straight away. Unlike a few people it took very little time to get acclimatized with the new feel. If you need a new keyboard i would seriously recommend that you buy this one!!!!

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was skeptical, but now I couldn't go back!

    The keyboard came with my new 20" Al iMac. I was skeptical; I thought I'd hate it, even though it looks amazing!

    Well after using it for an hour, I got another one for my white (2006) iMac, which I use in both OS X and Bootcamp.

    I find the new keyboard less tiring to use, and far more accurate once you get the feel for it!

    I hope Apple doesn't change this keyboard for a long time, they got it right!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I have ever used

    This is, without a doubt, the finest keyboard I have ever used. The low key travel distance and lack of effort needed to press the keys results in a fast, smooth typing experience. The keyboard's low profile provides a comfortable position for extended working (or playing - I use this keyboard regularly while playing Unreal, and the fast response is much appreciated in that arena). My only complaint is the requirement to hold the "fn" key to use the actual function keys in Boot Camp. OS X has an option to flip this, so that by default the function keys act as function keys, and not as Apple-specific control keys; why this is not available with the Windows driver, I'm not sure. Even so, that's not really enough of a complaint for me to rate this keyboard anything less than a full five stars. It just stands that far ahead of any other keyboard I've ever used.

    35 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent KB, but lacks ONE big feature - Backlighting

    Apple finally got a KB right. It's close [but still not quite there] to the Thinkpad keyboards of world reknown. Then again neither is any other KBs. I can type 30-40 pages with this KB before I get finger tired - that's about double compared to the old KBs or a MacBook. Must be some of this KB in the MackBook Air because that little thing feels GREAT.

    This KB has the typical Apple pizazz, but it only took them 20 years. As usual when Apple gets something right they do it in a big way. Apple either has the best xxx or the worst - nothing in between.

    So how do you make a KB sexy of all things? Well Apple did. As long as you like your sex in daylight or a bright room.

    But I wonder - this is USB right? 500ma and all that. How much trouble would it have been to LED backlight this unit? I'd have paid the extra $10 for sure. Or $20. Or $30. I mean it's driving a $9k desktop computer and I've got a HomeDepot USB/LED light hanging over the edge. I'm sitting in a dark room, the monitor is my only light source. Monitor/hokey light gives it some light, but not much. Hey - Microsoft did it, so did Kensington.

    Nah, this really should have been backlit. Still give it a 4.5/5.0 though. I'm too old for sex anyway

    25 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for injured Soldiers who type

    Apple, keep on designing wonderful products!
    I after injuring my wrist in Iraq, I had a real hard typing. I bought everything in the market to support or help me with typing on my PC. None worked. My brother, nowing my disability informed me that Apple had a new keyboard and mighty mouse. I didnt think much of it until i got both of them in the mail from him. I reluctanly tired both. After an hour of typing and clicking i felt no pain as i would normally had felt using Ergonomic keyboards and mouse. Now i own 3 with mighty mouse(1 for work,1 for my PC and 1 for my laptop). I also gave 3 away to other fellow Soldiers who have wrist-hand problems. People at work have also changed theirs. Thanks for the great design for us disabled folks.

    47 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly Great

    I write a ton on my Mac and because of this, no doubt, I have regular pain in my back and my wrist. When I first saw this keyboard, I thought it was a mistake; I saw another move whereby Apple makes things tiny and thin, and thought it was perhaps a liability on a keyboard.

    My girlfriend bought it, and I used it for a day. The light touch, quiet sound, and even the improvement in speed I feel in my typing meant that the next day I was visiting the Apple Store. I love this keyboard!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    breakthrough keyboard

    This is an incredible keyboard. It took me a few hours to get used to it, but now using anything else feels so clumsy and fat. I do wish you could adjust the angle a bit to raise it up, and I wish the USB ports could drive more than a mouse (an ipod would be nice), but really, it's for typing, and for that reason it's a sweet piece of kit.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Thin for anyone with fingernails

    I have been using this keyboard for about a month now and I am ready to put my old one back to work. I guess everyone else that has reviewed this product have very short fingernails. Since there is no depth to the keys, I keep striking more than one key at a time as there is no overhang area. My fingernails are natural and not that long. I do not want to type with the tip of my nails, I want to type with my finger tips.

    29 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than Previous One

    I had the old Apple wireless keyboard on my Mac Mini, but I just got an iMac. At first glance, it looked much too thin, but then once I started to use it, I loved it. Now whenever I use my other keyboard on the Mac Mini, it feels much too bulky and I remind myself I must buy myself another one of these. The keys are nice and thin, and I love how the function keys have the Mac functions (such as play, fast forward, rewind, ect.) on them. I also love the USB ports, which help greatly since the cord on the wired mighty mouse is lacking a little in length. Overall, fantastic keyboard.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Different, but good.

    At first, I wasn't sure if I liked the feel, which is completely different than any other keyboard I've had. But now that I'm using it daily, I actually like it better than any keyboard I've ever had.

    Breaking convention works in this case. I believe you'll see more of these in the future.

    38 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A pleasure to type on

    As a software developer, I spend a lot of time typing - and I've been through a fair few keyboards in my day.

    When I bought this keyboard I expected the usual acclimatisation period, in which you make a lot of mistakes until you become accustomed to the new layout. Instead, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that in this case the keyboard immediately felt natural under hand. The keys feel and sound great - whilst if anything, I'm typing faster and more accurately than on any keyboard I've owned to date. It really is a pleasure to type on.

    My only reservation is the remapping of the function keys. Whereas I used to press F11 to view the desktop, now it's command-f3. But other than that, brilliant.

    4 of 7 people found this useful