• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard

    I have used scores of keyboards over the past 25 years. The old plastic white Apple keyboards were the worst that I have ever used -- I hated them. This keyboard is the absolute best I have ever used! It's solid, tight, and enables very fast typing with little wasted motion.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ARG!!!

    I replaced my oldkeyboard because my space bar was sticking and now the space bar on this new keyboard only works about 60% of the time. If I hit the bar, exactly in the middle - nothing. Taking it back tomorrow.

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    Loved it from day one. It did take me a while to figure out that I had to download software to use it with my new Mac Mini. Once this was done, I love the feel of the keys and it's sleek design. Great product and worth it.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word - PERFECT!

    Finally a keyboard whose keys respond without a long distance stroke path - you touch the keys rather then having D E P R E S S them. Brings new meaning to "touch typing". I LOVE this keyboard!!

    And forget about gunk getting down into the keyboard and impairing your keyclicks - or like with that nasty see-through keyboard, seeing everything that and fallen inside and you couldn't get out!. The closed nature of the keyboard is wonderful.

    Don't the let thinness fool you. This is one heavy weight, sturdy, hardworking keyboard.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING...but....

    Well, on the OS X side this is the best keyboard I've ever had. Took a little while to get the feel of it, but now it's second-nature. Once problem...Boot Camp. This little baby uses Function keys for audio up and down and brightness, and Vista really didn't like it. Sadly, I'm going to have to keep using my old keyboard until they update BootCamp to work with this new keyboard. That's why I'm only giving three stars. Otherwise, it'd be a full FIVE, baby!

    :-)

    3865 of 5919 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    Hands down the best keyboard I have ever used. My typing speed has improved dramatically. You can also eat your danish in the morning without worrying about the crumbs falling down between the keys.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good, I must replace my other one immediately

    My fingers and hands will be much happier.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!

    just bought the keyboard and was a little skepitcal when buying it, not sure if I would hate it. I love the macbook keyboard so I thought I would probably love it. Got home, unwrapped and I must say it is AWESOME! Even feels like I'm typing faster (and I type really really fast already). Good job apple, keep up the good work.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this keyboard!!!

    Just received the new slim full length keyboard to replace my apple bluetooth one. I love the way the keys feel, the fact that there is no open voids for dirt, dust and food to fall in and that it has 2 USB ports where the BT one didn't have any.

    The new key placements for volume and eject etc take a few min to get used to but in the end, it all makes sense and is rather flawless!

    A++ so far!!!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best 50 bucks I've spent

    I replaced a worn-out, terminally dirty white keyboard with the aluminum model, and I am thoroughly pleased. After using the new one, a conventional keyboard seems to require much too much effort. It is a pleasure not to hear the tickety-tick of large, clunky keys any more. The tactile response is superb, because of the low-profile keys my fingers remain much closer to the keyboard, and typing is substantially faster with fewer mistakes. Given the premium prices charged for most Apple products, for $50 the aluminum keyboard is the best bargain Apple has ever offered.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Toy Keyboard

    I hated this keyboard with it's chiclet keys and not enough angle adjustment. Not only did I send it back, I immediately ordered a bunch of the previous white keyboards to stockpile. It does look good, though and thus the single star.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Incredible!

    This is hands down the best keyboard that I've ever used! The crisp response of the keys, the low profile and the beautiful sleek design make this one of the best, most enjoyable and most beautiful keyboards that I've ever used.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's decent product

    I find all the negative reviews odd. I mean sure if you have a preference of keyboard that's one thing, but to call this the "worst keyboard" is quite a stretch. I like it, it feels much more like a laptop keyboard but with a little more space between keys. The keys are sensitive enough that it requites just a little tap. Normal keyboards make me feel like I'm playing "whack-a-mole." Additionally I've seen some people comment about having to "hit the space bar just right." Not sure what that's about as I haven't experienced any problems like that. Long story short... if you like laptop keyboards I think you'll dig this. If not, stick with your "whack-a-mole" keyboard.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice overall, but good for pro users?

    Picked this up for my G5 tower the other day. Love it. The keys feel great, and I don't have to worry about dirt accumulating between keys anymore.

    Only complaint is that the function keys often overwrite the same keys as some applications, requiring me to change the keyboard shortcuts for insert/overwrite edits in FCP, for example. But in Dreamweaver where you can't change the Preview in Browser shortcuts, even using the command key with F12 doesn't work. In fact, using any modifier (cmd, ctrl, opt) key with assigned function keys no longer seems to do anything except what the key is labeled to do. Kind of odd. Hopefully a future keyboard software update will change this, and also allow some more flexibility with using the function keys in general.

    Also, using a G5, I had to do some fiddling around to get the Dashboard and Expose keys (F2, F3) to work.

    So the keyboard itself feels great, but pro users will have to make some adjustments. Not a deal breaker for me, but worth knowing.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, sahme about the software

    Thia new keyboard is 100% better than the old white version. Suits my typing style much better. Just a shame that Apple haven't sorted out the problem with some of the function keys (see the the Apple Support Forum).

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be better if it had backlighting option

    The new Apple keyboard feels much like that of the ones on my Powerbook.

    Would have been more useful if it had the back lighting option like on the Powerbook and newer portable Mac.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    I dont understand why Apple changed the F keys layout. Its nice having a little icon for dashboard and All windows, but what about the Desktop and Application windows buttons. Possibly they will not feature in Leopard, but how about a button for spaces?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great with Mac, not with a KVM switch!

    Nice keyboard!
    I use an IOGear KVM switch with a mini & a powerbook. The new keyboard won't work with with the KVM no matter HOW nice it is to look at & type on! It's going back to the store tomorrow & the old keybd goes back into service (sigh...) The PC guys have to love this!

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    This keyboard is amazing. It's beautiful, light, and thin. It works with windows vista and is super responsive its officially my new gaming keyboard.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple hits the right buttons every time...

    The new Apple keyboard has once again set a benchmark for other computer manufacturers to look to with envy. Not only are they the best looking keyboard you're likely to see on your desk, they work like nothing else. Rapid response, silky smooth, and gently quiet on the ears... and as a less than average typist, the new keyboard has actually improved my typing abilities markedly. You don't have to be a fan of everything Apple to appreciate just how well designed the new keyboard is - it feels just so right and looks even better.

    1 of 1 people found this useful