• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it

    Mucked about with a couple of aftermarket keyboards, one wired and one wireless. Ended up buying this. A little more expensive but lovely to use, built for Mac. I spend 8 hours a day using it, so important that it makes me happy...!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!

    This apple keyboard crapped on me in less than 4 months. Worked when I went to bed, wouldn't work this morning. Poof, gone.

    What happened to putting out a quality product? Come on Apple, are you so focused on mobile devices that you're now blowing off us desktop users? Many of us have paid premium prices for many years for apple products which is what got you (apple) to where you are today, and you allow a piece of junk keyboard like this on the market?

    I'm typing this on a 10+ year old Dell keyboard I borrowed from my wife.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it five stars, but...

    This is my second keyboard - the same model. Apparently I killed some keys on my first one by scrubbing a little too vigorously on a couple of keys - I'm really surprised that it was so sensitive!

    I'll handle this one with a little more TLC - I was lost for the four days that it took to get a new keyboard: I have really become accustomed to this one and like it a great deal!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good functionality, but keys come off

    I love this keyboard, but several keys are coming loose after I have been using it for regular desk work for a year and a half. The command key, which I use all the time, is held on with Scotch tape. The asterisk key on the numeric keypad, which I almost never use, is also coming loose, suggesting that it's not just from heavy usage but may be a design flaw. Not the workmanship I'd expect from Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Beautiful but fragile. Better keep an extra on hand because you cannot clean them with a damp wet wipe. Never press too many keys at a time. The most rugged apple keyboard I've used is for a G4 (and older but they are not usb).

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great design- sleek, w/2-USB ports, and comfortable

    I am an auditor and business grad student; I work a lot with numbers. This is the best keyboard w/numeric keypad that I have ever purchased. I have been a long time PC/laptop user and when I switched to MacBook Pro the keyboard design drove me nuts. This keyboard made the transition so much easier. The keys are not as bunched together so that typing for long hours is not a problem; the added bonus is that it has the numeric keypad, which is very important to me. It is sleek, light, and comfortable on your fingers, and it has two USB ports. It is so light I and slim that I can even take it to class in my backpack. In addition, one of my biggest gripes about the MacBook Pro was that it did not have enough USB ports; this keyboard solved that problem. Now if only Mac would design a standalone numeric keypad (without the full keyboard alpha keys, etc.) with the same look, feel, and functionality, I would be even more ecstatic!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They do not last long at all.

    After only 6 months this keyboard stopped working. The space, m, j, y, 6 keys all stopped functioning for no reason. Nothing was ever spilled on the keyboard, and it even had a protective cover.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Design, Impossible to clean without braking it.

    Originally i had a wired keyboard which were very expensive within one week i cleaned it with a damp cloth, not even that wet just damp. then half the keys stopped working.

    i decided to buy another one and be careful when cleaning, this time i never cleaned it once, yet just now i dropped tear drop sized water on my new one by accident, and to no suprise broken again new keyboard broken x2

    this is a joke. i think a newspaper can handle water better than this keyboard.
    apple really need to sprt it out, maybe a little common sense like a waterproof layer under the keys maybe like what other keyboards a fifth of the price $5 do as a basic thing.

    oh well back to my old keyboard, i will never attempt to purchase an apple keyboard ever again two broken in two months with mear drips of water, your having a laugh this is a joke.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keyboard

    It is amazing!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fairly good keyboard - needs backlighting though

    As a touch typist it has a better response than I thought it was going to have. I normally go for 'Ye Olde' style mechanical keyboards from Cherry and Keytronic, but I'm quite pleased with this one. It feels good to type on (I know that's a personal preference) and it's not a flimsy little toy like the wireless keyboard. I like having the numeric keypad as well.

    The only thing stopping it having 5 stars for me is the lack of backlighting.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT KEYBOARD ADD TOUCH ID

    I LOVE THIS KEYBOARD AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!! HOWEVER IT COULD BE MADE THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER MADE IF THEY ADDED THE TOUCH ID SENSOR IN THE IPHONE 5S TO IT SO THAT MAC USERS DONT NEED TO ENTER THEIR PASSWORD FOR EVERYTHING ON THE MAC!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard

    Love the feel of it. Most comfortable keyboard I've ever used. After years of constant use works same as day I got it... Just don't spill coffee on it. It does not like liquids and will not recover after a spill.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, if only it was wireless

    Very good quality keyboard, good size, easy to use, buttons have the same feel as on the Macbook Pro. Number keypad makes my job much easier.
    I only wish it was available as a wireless

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 3 months

    Total POS. I have never had a keyboard go out on me in my 20+ years using computers. Stopped working in 3 months. I am done with Apple products starting in 2014.

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good except for letter visibility

    When I first got this keyboard with my new Mac I was dismissive of its toy-like appearance, and thought it was a triumph of style over substance. A foolish verdict, as I soon discovered. I type a great deal in connection with my work (amongst other things I write textbooks). The keyboard is a joy to use and gloriously fast. Other keyboards feel clunky after using it. Admittedly my first keyboard did eventually wear out - I reckon after typing about 1.5 million words (as I said, I do a LOT of writing).

    The only complaint I have about the keyboard is that the printing on the keys is not sufficient contrast for me, nor I suspect for many people aged over 50. Presbyopia is something that affects *everyone* as they get older, like it or not, and a key feature is inability to see low contrast displays in dim light. Luckily for me, I touch type for most of the time, but even so I have to look at the keyboard once in a while for the more obscure characters like the ampersand or hash tag. And when I do, it can be frustrating, particularly in a darkened room. I'm not saying that Apple should abandon the current keyboard, but couldn't they also offer as standard a keyboard with large high contrast print for those who need it? There is clearly a demand for such an item (look at the overlay sheets available) and I cannot imagine that Apple wants to exclude the grey pound.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard!

    I bought this keyboard back in 2007 with my original MacBook.

    Still works like it did on day one. Easy to clean, looks great.

    FANTASTIC to type on. The keys are perfectly spaced out so there's less errors when typing.

    Also charges your iPhone / iPod, IF your Mac has high-powered USB ports.

    There is no better keyboard for your Mac.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard that works perfectly!

    A fantastic keyboard that is a pleasure to type on and is well designed - meaning it is easy to type on!
    Keyboard is same design and feel as my Mac Book Pro keyboard and is designed just as well!
    I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for an apple keyboard to use with a Mac.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Repeatedly fail within a year.

    I have had 3 of these wired keyboards since purchasing my last iMac (MB420LL/A). Each one has failed completely in about a year or so.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard is problematic

    One of these keyboards came with my iMac. I really liked it. However, one of the keys became dysfunctional. So, the keyboard was replaced under warranty. After using the replacement keyboard for a while; one of it's keys stopped working. So, I pulled out the old keyboard that came with my G3 and used it. Until today when some liquid got spilled on it. All of the bottom row of keys quit working from z-m. If I could get a replacement to the old G3 extended keyboard, I would do it.
    I am giving the keyboard 3 stars because I like the keyboard, it was fast and easy to use. However, I need a keyboard with built in USB ports and most of the Mac keyboards I've looked at do not have those ports on the newer keyboards and I really do not want to spend the money to get a keyboard identical to the ones that I had problems with.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard if Used Properly

    After buying this keyboard for my iMac, I use nothing else. This is arguably the best keyboard I have ever used!

    The thin profile and heavy construction makes it a breeze to type on (much better than a squishy plastic keyboard) and also makes it easy to clean dirt out of. Kiss your air canister goodbye!

    The two USB ports are much easier to reach than the ones in the back of my iMac. And since the keyboard remains functional during a reboot, I can easily switch to Bootcamp Windows by simply holding down the Option key during the reboot cycle.

    The few negative reviews tend to be from people who abuse their keyboards. No matter what brand you buy, liquids and keyboards don't mix! Even a few lucky coffee drips seeping under a single key can short that key out. If you use your desk as a kitchen table and your keyboard as a napkin, steer clear. But if you can keep your workspace area free from drinks and spills, then you will have no problems with this keyboard.

    The other problems tend to occur when people overload the keyboard's USB ports. The keyboard's USB ports meant for small items like mice or memory sticks. Neither port will charge an iPad quickly, and if you plug in stuff that draws a lot of power (like a cheap external hard drive that lacks its own power cord) you'll end up tripping the keyboard's overload circuit. (When this happens, the whole keyboard will stop working until you unplug the keyboard and plug it back in again.) Move high-powered items to the USB ports on the back of the iMac where they belong and your keyboard won't power down on you.


    PROS:
    - The shallow, metal, low-stroke keyboard is fast to type on, has excellent firmness and is highly response. This keyboard is MUCH easier on the hands and wrists of carpel tunnel sufferers than your traditional $20 plastic keyboard.

    - The keyboard remains functional during a computer reboot, allowing you to easily switch to Bootcamp Windows by simply holding down the Option key during the reboot cycle.

    - Two (low power) USB2 ports on the sides of the keyboard allow for easy connecting of USB sticks, mice, etc. Way easier than fiddling around the back of my iMac!

    - The numeric keypad is vital for serious number crunching and spreadsheet work.

    - The keyboard comes with a USB extension cord, so you can have as much or as little cord as needed to reach your Mac.

    - The flat, open, spacious design makes it a snap to clean between the keys. Kiss your air canister goodbye!


    CONS:
    - The shallow keyboard is vulnerable to spills. And keys will short out if any liquid gets into them. DO NOT clean this keyboard with a wet cloth!! And if you're probe to spilling stuff on your keyboard, stick to the cheap plastic keyboards. They're less costly to replace anyway.

    - The side USB2 ports cannot handle heavy power loads. When plugged directly into a Mac, you can get a full 500 mA of power out of ONE of the keyboard's USB ports. The remaining port will only get 100 mA (enough power for mice and memory sticks though). Overloading the USB ports will trigger the keyboard's overload circuit and shut the whole thing down, requiring you to unplug the keyboard and plug it back in again.

    27 of 28 people found this useful