• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keys and footprint, useless USB

    I like the thin keyboard and footprint and the ability to keep it clean. The previous Apple keyboard attracted and kept every little crumb or piece of debris. But as others have said, the USB ports on this new keyboard are not as advertised. Not only don't they power things but they are recessed and hard to reach. The Apple Store photo would have you believe the USB ports are at the ends but they are actually over a half inch in from the outside edges.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all in the design and it feels... good.

    As I type this I am smiling... why? Because this new keyboard feels GOOD. I mean it actually helps me to type faster with less exertion. I tend to be a hard typer and type maybe 50 words per minute... this keyboard absorbs it and actually doesn't require the same pressure I'm used to using. Make sense? I suggest you just buy one... if you're still a skeptic.. go to a store and try one. You won't be disappointed. One last thing... it looks really good with my Macbook Pro. Slim, sleek, minimal in design.

    Thanks again for pushing the design envelope Apple... we appreciate it!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Ports are a disappointment

    Ok... I understand the USB port not powering an iPod or iPhone or whatever... but I was shocked that I can't even use my USB thumb drive? How much power could a memory chip need?! Crazy! I was thinking that this would be the perfect thing for moving files around on my keychain drive. No long any need to feel around behind the machine... turn it around... etc... as I've been doing for the past 3 years with my USB-less Bluetooth keyboard. But no dice. My digital camera does work on the keyboard port.

    BTW... my drive is a 4GB Sandisk Cruzer Mirco. It has a tiny LED light on it... that's the only thing I can think of that would need power.

    The keyboard itself is absolutely wonderful. VERY fast to type on. VERY nice!!!!! Very accurate. Beautiful. It's an absolute joy to use.

    One issue though with those low profile keys... if you're a woman with nails or a classical guitarist with nails (like myself) or whatever... it's hard to use. The deep keys are much easier to use if you have nails. This keyboard is very hard to use unless you nails are trimmed right down. I haven't picked up my guitar in years... so I just gave my picking hand a little trim. I keep the nails because you never know when you might want to play.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very nice, and it works fine on a KVM too

    There have been reviews claiming that this keyboard does not work with a KVM switch. I have an iogear 4 port KVM (model GCS634U) with a mac, windows, and linux system. The keyboard switches ports just fine and it works with windows just fine. Since this keyboard does not have a "Scroll Lock" you do have to redefine the "port toggle" to be the control key (see the KVM documentation). You may also need to plug the keyboard directly into the PC so windows can detect it and install the HID drivers, after that's done you can connect it to the KVM.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    The keyboard has an awesome feel and is so thin and light that its perfect. the only problem that I do have with the keyboard is that Apple says we can plug in ipods and cameras to the keyboard's usb port but when you do a warning message pops up that says not enough power. which means we can only plug in things that are externally powered. that's my only complaint. all of the function keys work really well for me and the siz and weight of the keyboard is perfect for use. great product!

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sick keyboard

    This is a vast improvement on previous keyboards. The low profile is nice to work with.

    As a Pro user - it is rather frustrating that the 'eject' key has moved down into the F key area, as I use F13 in Quark and a lot of other apps on a very regular basis. The Eject key has also reverted back to the non-sticky eject feature so I am now ejecting media constantly.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard I Have Ever Used

    Another winner from Apple, who seem to be the only company producing innovative quality products. This keyboard is the best I have used in 25 years of computing. It is quiet, small, super fast to type on and looks absolutely fantastic.I can't find fault. You have to download the driver for it from Apple for the function keys to work.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very nice.

    Truly, unless you actually spend some time with this keyboard, you will never appreciate what everyone's going on about.

    Speed, silence and so far for me, improved accuracy. I spend most of my day in front of my iMac with my work and this is definitely an asset to my productivity and comfort. This product is not just different looking for the sake of it. I reckon Apple may be on a real winner with this one. Highly recommended. Bring on Bluetooth!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    I just picked up the new Apple keyboard from the Apple Store and it really is fantastic. It has a small footprint on my desk and feels very solid! One of the nicest keyboards I've ever used...

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Windows Compatible!

    Even works on my PC!! (....no choice, have to use Win at work)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING KEYBOARD!

    Try it. I love it. I type faster with this new keyboard. Very comfortable. Amazing design. Best keyboard I ever owned.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny!

    When I got my iMac last year, the only thing I disliked about it was the keyboard. Clunky, slow to respond keys that stuck frequently seemed to be the norm. And this straight out of the box. After reading the reviews on this keyboard, I decided to give it a try. It's the best $49 investment I've made recently. I love the design and the problems I had with the previous keyboard are all solved. Add crisp, immediately responsive keys to the sleek design and Apple has a winner with this one.

    Others have mentioned the issue of not enough juice to power iPhones and iPods. Well, I had the same issue with my old keyboard so I just plug my peripheral devices into the iMac. Problem solved. If you're looking for a keyboard, look no further...you'll love this one.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very ergonomic, but not without flaws

    I love the fact that it is so thin that I can rest my wrists on my desk and not strain to type on the keys. I do have an issue with the right arrow key often not registering the key press, even though it gives the tactile feedback like it has been pressed.

    Also, I applied the Apple Keyboard Update 1.1 to take advantage of the special function keys, however the Exposé and Dashboard keys are non-functional when used with my MacBook Pro.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyboard

    The keyboard itself is a great piece of work. I bought it to get more accurate typing than I did on my MBP, and that's what I got. However, the complaints about the low-powered USB ports are sad, but true. They should be fully functional for what you pay.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love!

    This new keyboard is the best. Beautiful modern design, comfortable ergonomics, pleasure to touch and use, improves typing speed and accuracy. If only the new iMac was this good...

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but...

    This keyboard has a wonderful feel to it but the F3 and F4 don't work with my MacBook so Apple Support told me to take it back to Myers for an exchange. Also you cannot use your iPod with this Keyboard as you get a low power warning. Nice to use but Apple has lied about USB. Lets hope the exchange will result in a better keyboard.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be carefull, it work only with the new Mac Intel processor machine

    I was looking for a new keyboard. I decided to buy this one for the 2 high speed USB port. In is web site, the Apple company don't mention that you need a Mac with the Intel processor to use the USB high speed port. I have a macmini with the 1.42 GHz Power PC G4 processor. I can't use the USB port on the new keyboard. I gave a phone call to the Apple assistance service that told me that after I tried to connect my Ipod mini on it without success. It will be fair to mention that point on the Apple web site.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOMENESS!

    First of all, DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE APPLE KEYBOARD SOFTWARE! Just like it says in the INSTRUCTIONS you get with the keyboard. So many times people just freak out and start bashing products without even reading what to do! This keyboard is amazing! 1000x better than the previous!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just got home with this wonderful thing

    i just got back from my local apple store and im loving this thing. it feels a little like the macbook keyboards but it has a number pad and so on. i find it quite a nice product. getting the software is really easy to make the f buttons to work correctly go to the downloads page and look up keyboard update, vuala!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever!

    Been using it for about a week. Amazing tactility, just like the MacBook, but keys are not as rigid when pressed. Gorgeous and easy to type on.

    My only gripe is that it's a bit large (horizontally) and would have been better if they could have eliminated/utilized the space above the arrow keys. There has to be a happy medium between the BT version that has no # pad and this one. Nothing's perfect, but they did a stellar job nonetheless.

    Why has it taken the industry so long to figure out that most people prefer short travel keys? My typing speed is much better on this type of keyboard because there are no ridges to get in the way of my fingers when they flail around. Awesome!

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