• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys in Perfect Pitch

    This may sound a bit silly, since this a $49 part of a $2000+ iMac G5, but I love it like no other keyboard I've ever used.

    I find I make fewer tpyos, er, typos and love the short travel of each key. With previous Apple keyboard (white), keys often got "stuck" or my fingers would seek out wrong key by accident. It had poor tactile feedback. This Al beauty approaches legendary quality of Thinkpad' keyboards.

    I wonder if this 'board works seamlessly with Tiger? I want to get one for my friend.

    Happy Typing...

    28 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD FOR PROTOOLS!

    I am using this keyboard for my studio and wow! Works perfectly! I use alot of short keys in Protools and this keyboard works awesome for that propose! Light, thin, and love the keys.
    GOOD BUY!!!!

    20 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple keyboard

    This is a decent keyboard, although the Return key does not always work and often requires re-type. The short keystroke is a plus. If you liked the IBM Peanut/PCjr keyboard, you'll like this one - it's "deja vu all over again".

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get used to it - it's worth it

    When I first started using this keyboard it felt ungainly and awkward, being so flat and close to desk surface. My advice would be to stick with it, I've been using it for about 5 hours and I've found myself typing more accurately and more comfortably. Once you get used to it, you'll appreciate the improvements. On another point, I have quite hairy arms (though am not a gorilla) and the new design looks like it might just prevent my fur landing in the gaps - because there aren't any. Top quality.

    57 of 95 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    I just got this keyboard for my MacBook. It is nice. The action of the keys is good and it looks amazing! To the reviewer who complained about the usb ports not supporting the Ipod or hard drives, it warns you it does not before you buy it. The keyboard is an unpowered usb hub, so it is no surprise it does not support devices that draw extra power.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    I've had this keyboard for about a day and it is so nice to type on. The time it took to get use to it wasn't more than 30 minutes. The keys have a nice tactile feel and are spaced so that you don't tend to hit the wrong key while typing. The low angle it forms with the desk top makes it much easier on your wrist which is great if you have problems with arthritis like I do. It also seems to be well made and is surprisingly heavy for something this thin.

    I would recommend this keyboard to anyone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Yet

    After a short adjustment period, getting used to the action of this wonderful little keyboard, I'm ready to buy my second one! The price is right and the construction is high quality.
    Every Mac user should have a chance to try this so they can fall in love with it.


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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eject button placement...stupid

    I love the keyboard... except for the location of the EJECT button in the F keys??? I've hit Eject a couple of times now while burning when I only ment to hit the backspace button under it. Why didn't the freaken EJECT button go at the END of the F keys and not in the middle of them?? VERY frustrating if your in the middle of a burn. The other thing... you can't turn the monitor brightness buttons off on the keyboard!! Our 23" Apple monitors are calibrated with the brightness buttons on the monitor turned off! One mistake on the keybard and BAM... recalibration time.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am very pleased with it (except for one point)

    I spilled coffee on my old keyboard (FYI: not good to do). I tried my best to clean it, but to no avail.

    I almost ordered another keyboard (an ergonomic keyboard), then read a review that the other keyboard didn't have a numeric keypad. That wasn't acceptable.

    Then I found this keyboard. Reasonably inexpensive. I bought it.

    It is a great keyboard.

    Good points:
    19 function keys!
    Useful icons on some of the function keys (Dashboard, Exposé, etc. In other words, made for Mac OS X)
    Unbelievably slim
    Aesthetically pleasing

    Bad point:
    The USB ports on the keyboard are off of the ends instead of the back. Not good for my USB memory stick.

    But the Good points far outweigh the Bad points. Bottom line: I'm very happy with my purchase.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great keyboard

    I really liked the look of this keyboard, but that's not the reason to get it. The feel is better than any one I have ever used before. I'm not good at typing and just going to this keyboard made an improvement. The controls are simple and useful, volume etc. it's not too expensive, and well worth the price!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No more ant farm of crumbs on my desk.

    So glad to have this new keyboard on my studio desk.
    It types so smooth and soft. Also looks fantastic.
    What was up with the previous Apple keyboard design? It caught every crumb throughout the years. It would have made a great studio ant farm.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, when it works.

    The keyboard looks great, feels great, but doesn't work great. Occasionally the keyboard will stop responding, and will have to be unplugged and plugged back in, or will miss keystrokes, or will start sending the same keystroke over and over. For a programmer, this is enough to make you want to throw the device full force into a concrete floor.

    Perhaps I just got a bad one, but I can't justify buying another one to find out, and I can't return this one now. Luck of the draw.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My fingers are happy!!

    I was leery when I looked in the box. Skeptical when I installed it. After 1 hour it was pure delight. I love the tactile sensation. My fingers don't slip off the keys and it is comfortable. I often wonder why it took me so long to join the Apple family. ..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looks, horrible to use

    I want to preface this by stating I normally love all of apple's products, their great keyboards and mice especially. However this thing really put its form over function. I got this keyboard with high hopes but it is really terrible to use. It is in no way adjustable in any way. The keys are totally smooth top with no curve for your fingers, so I found myself sliding off the keys a lot while typing. I easily type 100wpm on a good keyboard and I found this one very hard to use without looking at it all the time to make sure my fingers were where they should be. There is very little travel on the keys themselves, you don't push down on a key, you just touch it and it types a letter. It's like using a bad laptop keyboard, I found myself hitting the keys and just getting a thud way too soon. I know many people like that, but those people that love full travel keys will hate this keyboard. The best apple keyboard in my opinion is the old black key pro keyboard they shipped with G4 Powermacs, I still use that to this day on all my macs after trying this new one out.

    The lack of any adjustments, no curve on the keys for your fingers, and the small travel of the key mimicking a laptop keyboard are 3 issues that can't be overlooked if you do a lot of typing daily. Find yourself an old apple keyboard or go with a different brand.

    49 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurts Wrist

    I love everything about the keyboard -- texture of the keys, crisp feedback, clean look, slim lines... but my wrists hurt after using it a while, especially my right wrist, which stayed sore and tender for several days until I realized what the cause was. I had thought that I wouldn't need a wrist rest since the keyboard was so flat, but not so. I returned to using my nice gel wrist pad, and the pain went away, but it was hard to type with my hand so much higher than the keyboard. I pulled out another pad that wasn't as firm or high as the gel pad, and it was still awkward. I'm back to using the gel pad, but my typing speed has decreased tremendously and my errors have gone up. If I can find a very low-profile wrist rest, then I'll keep using the keyboard. If not, I'll go back to my old clear/white Apple keyboard, which was just fine.

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Thumbs Up

    Without a doubt, this is the best keyboard I've ever used. It's comfortable, spacious, responsive and feels solid. I've had no problem syncing my iPod Nano through it. The function keys are good.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ways to modify the keyboard

    Very nice keyboard much of the time--I like the shorter key travel, which saves impact wear on one's fingers--but for me, it seems the amount of force needed to actuate the keys varies throughout the day, as if the rubber cups under the keytops are sometimes softer, sometimes harder. But this doesn't seem to follow room temperature variations.

    For the reviewer wishing the keyboard sat flat, with no slope: you can install a couple rubber feet under the two front corners.

    For the reviewer who finds the spacebar doesn't actuate reliably (as mine doesn't): I’ve had success by making the spacebar thicker, by glueing a thin white strip of plastic, about a half-millimeter thick, to the top of the spacebar, the same size as the top of the spacebar. I used a glue stick so it can be removed if I want. I also rounded the front edge of the plastic strip using a file, so it wouldn't poke my thumb as much. In using this modified spacebar, I haven’t missed one spacebar hit yet. Adding another half-millimeter strip might be the thing to do if this modification starts losing the occasional spacebar keypress.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Match made in heaven

    I have this keyboard at work. I was skeptical at first, but the multi-media (Function) keys rock. I can start and pause songs in iTunes even when it's not the active window. The only bad thing is now I want to replace my PC style keyboard on my Mac at home. Santa, please...

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    The feel takes some getting used to but it seems like I can type a bit faster since I don't have to push the keys as hard. I don't like the F10,F11,F12 keys also being the volume keys. In order to use the function keys, you have to use a "fn" key that acts like a "Shift" key. You can change that in the preferences and have the volume keys used with the "fn" key. As with other reviews, the USB dock is useless with my flash drive. However, you could get a USB extention that will work nicely. My daughter started using it and now wants one for Christmas. I think I'll keep mine and buy her her own.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyboard!

    Overall this keyboard is really great. The keys are spaced out making it easy to avoid mistakes. The keyboard buttons are much like the macbook keyboard though of course the Apple Keyboard is larger and thinner. The think i also like about it is the thickness. The small angle feels more comfortable then completely flat or at a very high angle. I also like the button size. I could never type quickly with big chunky buttons though this keyboard the buttons are extemly flat and i make few mistakes with it.

    30 of 40 people found this useful