• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Every bit as good as I'd expected!

    I finally got my new keyboard today. At first I feared it would be another 'Wii' situation with the Store selling out as quickly as they came in and never sure when they would get more stocks in.

    At first, my keyboard exposé, brightness etc keys did not work and F12 seemed to eject the CD tray so I guessed it was time to get the instructions out .... stupid me, it seems that once you have plugged in your new keyboard, you need to do a software update.

    After this, all keys are working fine. The keyboard, as well as looking sleek and matching my Apple cinema display perfectly, is responsive and very quiet. I certainly have no regrets .... in fact, I'm well pleased!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I've Owned

    This is very easily the best keyboard that I have ever owned. There are no problems with it that I have experienced. It is actually thinner than you think that it will be, which is definitely a good thing. There are many programmable keys to customize your layout and its ergonomically sound. I have it set up with my Macbook and a bluetooth mighty mouse with a stand for the macbook, making my desktop setup complete. Thank you apple.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but it has its problems

    I got my keyboard today, installed the required updates, but the Expose and dashboard keys still don't function. From what I've read, people are only being told to wait for the update.

    Other than that issue, the keyboard is great. It looks awesome and feels great to type on since I've grown used to the keyboard on my MacBook.

    Besides the update issue, its great. I just hope that Apple addresses the issue sometime soon.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased & Quick Delivery Too

    Mine arrived this morning and I only ordered it on Monday.

    Fantastic to look at, good to work with, I had to change the Expose options in System Prefs to F13,F14 & F15 although the new key (F3) shows all windows the desktop and app windows have lost their F keys to the music/video functions.

    Keyboard is much quieter and lower, has a lovely feel to it, the English version I bought is slightly different to the pictures shown on the website. The return key is double height and some of the printed details have changed too. cmd instead of the word command (I miss the apple logo on that key) ctrl instead of control etc.

    It takes a few minutes to get used to and I think the return key is a little small, but I'd highly recommend it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The new apple wired keyboard

    I purchased the new apple wired keyboard out of interest to see how it flows. I am pleasantly surprised by its speed and smoothness. My previous keyboards have been both the apple wired and apple wireless keyboard and I much preferred the wired. However, the new apple wired keyboard seems to have a much better feel to it. Words seem to flow from the almost silent keyboard and it is the best I have used.

    It is also pleasing to see the USB 2.0 ports attached to the keyboard. Also useful are the additional keys for screen brightness, expose, dashboard etc. An excellent buy.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST PIECE OF HARDWARE I EVER HAD

    I mean every word of my review title. :) The design is clean, minimalist, functional, very pleasant to look at. Materials used feel great. VERY WELL DONE APPLE!


    (I've read someone complaining about top control buttons not working (sound, brightness etc, but that's because that silly person didn't read the user manual - to get those work, you need to download a driver from Apple website! Good idea - prevents wasting resources by producing millions of useless CDs.)

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard looks hot but strange space bar??

    The keyboard looks hot and sits on the desk amazingly but my space bar doesn't space like the old one? sometimes it misses spaces and it needs to be pressed harder than the old mac keyboards? did i just get a dud one?

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    sent back keyboard

    i got my new keyboard and it looks great but the new keys
    dashboard,brightness,expose`did not work so has been sent back
    and by the sound of the support person idont think this is the first

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful keyboard, not for everyone...

    I bought this the morning it came on the site - my older apple keyboard whilst responsive was too clunky and heavy. and sitting 8 hours a day at it, I started to get tired wrists from the height.

    Let's set aside the looks - they're fantastic. And the anodysed look closely matches my monitors and mac pro case - good job apple!
    The response takes a very slight getting used to, but once you have it's far easier to type from and completely comfortable during long sessions.

    This keyboard might still not be a replacement for everyone though:
    the additional shortkeys at the top may be great for the casual user, but if like me you're a pro apps user, beware that such keys as the volume controls have been stuck onto the F keys. F keys that you may use constantly in Final Cut Pro.
    You can turn the volume controls off when you use such apps, but personally I find it a little tricky to juggle between the two.

    Just a word of warning if you are a heavy apps user, otherwise a very solid product that combines great looks with impressive functionality.

    AB

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic Masterpiece

    I have always liked the aesthetics of the Mac keyboard but they were awful to touch type with as the keys were too klunky to be of any real use to me. I have been using a third party low profile Macally keyboard which whilst very ergonomic was aesthetically awful...

    The new mac keyboard is perfect... Matches my 17" Macbook Pro and the 30" cinema display perfectly and provides a very tactile touch typing experience. I doubt I will use the built in USB ports but it's nice to have them.

    Build quality is excellent being formed from a slab of aluminium. If I were to split hairs I would say the only minor problem is the return (for those of you younger than me = Enter) key is a little on the small side.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My G5 Dual enhanced.

    Great keyboard - both my active fingers seem keen to start typing. One of Apple's best products. :)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim, quiet, beautiful.

    Pros. Slim, compact, beautiful, very quiet and easy to type, and now seems to work more seemlessly with Windows (ie, ctrl key in correct place)

    Cons. New F-key features will not work with old versions of OS X.
    Apple claim it is USB 2.0 hub whereas I have put some high speed devices in, such as an sdhc card and get a low power message as I did on all the old usb keyboards.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    I have just got my new imac turn up today with this keyboard and i think its brilliant, as i used the macbook 80% of the time, its the same keys and same feel.

    Well done apple..

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

    Mines on order at the moment so i had to have a play in store.

    So impressed at how natural it feels, i'ma switcher so at the moment i got the pc but i use a natural keyboard, going to miss it a little but cause the mac one is so comfortable i doubt i'll be missing my microsoft keyboard for very long.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I used it to type this review and It's GREAT!

    What can I say, Well let's start with the great design, the fantastic feel and the unique look.
    I have come from a world of PC's so maybe I'm easily impressed. But I can say that for the money you won't be dissapointed.
    And god knows I've had my share of dissapointment.

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