• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll hug it every day.

    The MacBook's keyboard is the best keyboard I've ever used for typing. I remember explicitly wishing that Apple would lift the MacBook's keyboard for use with a desktop, and that's essentially what they've done. The special functions work fine for me, and the F13-F19 keys appear to be programmable in the Keyboard & Mouse control panel, too. Despite the illusion created by the side view of the picture, the USB ports are located almost an inch inward from the sides of the keyboard. I'd have waited to buy one if I thought there was any chance Apple would produce a black one that wasn't attached to a laptop.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Lovely Design. Nice and thin. Could of done with anti slip pads. Tried plugging my wireless mouse dongle into one of the USB 2.0 ports on the back- but it is too thin and the mouse just lifts the keyboard too high which makes it very slidy.

    but, Overall a very nice product from Apple. They just get better and better!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    to function all F keys, and volumes

    I got the same problem about the volumes and other keys. But try this. Go to system preference > keyboard > check off the box for F key control. This should make all F key functional.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    love the keyboard but...

    I can't get the volume controls to work! My system meets the requirements listed on the store web site. I use my MAC with eyetv and use the volume controls a lot. With the exception of the F-Keys I'm very happy with the keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect design

    Apple you have done it again, beautiful keyboard, a pleasure to use. The only problem is, it would have been nice to have some anti slip device underneath to stop it sliding, but a couple of dabs of blu tac do the trick. Very pleased with the performance and quietness, makes typing much eaisier. Keep up the good work Apple.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant design, gorgeous to use, SO APPLE

    Firstly, I really wanted the Wireless keyboard, but it doesn't have a numeric keypad and that's the only reason I need a keyboard attached to my MacBook.
    However, that aside, I absolutely love this keyboard. I love the incredibly low profile of the keys (the same as my beloved MacBook) but I do find, if I don't pay close attention and hit the spacebar just right, then I'm constantly going back to add spaces between words. But I think that's just bad habit on my part and not a fault with the keyboard. Other than that, the extra couple of USBs comes in handy - especially until I can afford an Airport Extreme :D.

    I'd recommend this keyboard to anyone and just wish it would work with my Windows PC at work.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a great upgrade

    I'm a Mac fan but the white keyboard in the clear plastic tray (dirt catcher) that came with my IMAC was a nightmare.Dirt was always visible and the keys would stick at times.
    This new keyboard looks great,is easy to clean and helps even a bad typer like me to type better.Finally Apple got it right in a big way.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let me repeat what everyone else has said....

    I go through keyboards as fast as a baby goes through disposable diapers. For me, the keyboard is the single most important experience for the computer user. There must be absolute comfort, feel and ability to type with
    an abundance of speed.

    I have used something as bland as the Logitech S530
    keyboard/mouse combo and something as expensive as the
    Logitech DiNovo which sells for $200.

    This new Apple Keyboard is something rather spectacular
    for what it is.

    Arriving in a HUGE box that gets shipped from Apple
    (this must be their idea of a joke), beneath the mounds
    of packing paper is a small sliver of a package that
    contains this tiny marvel.

    Setting up the keyboard was easy. Apple even included
    a USB extension. Though I detest wired keyboards as
    a rule, I suddenly don't seem to mind.

    This keyboard is ultra-responsive. People were not
    kidding when they said typing speed is dramatically
    improved thanks to the spacing of the keys. The overall
    touch is firm and responsive. The keyboard is a work
    of beauty. This is a "must buy!"

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please don't buy USB don't work

    worst keyboard i have ever had and i had atleast 10 of them. If you only care about look but nothing else then please buy it.

    15 of 114 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm glad I got it... but...

    First, it lays almost flat on my desk... the picture gives the impression that it is fairly elevated in the back, giving a fairly steep angle between the top and the bottom of the keyboard - which would have been great. I don't type "flat", so I had to find a rig a small box to prop up the back, to give me a greater angle.

    Second - the shipping department needs to be fired and/or educated about "shipping". My one-inch thick keyboard came in a 12-inch high box! My precious keyboard was placed on the bottom of the box, and 11 inches of packaging material was placed on top of it!

    How stupid and careless! Put 5 inches of packing on the bottom of the box, then the keyboard, then 5 more inches of packing...

    Show the guys in shipping how to treat packing a box like they used to make Big Macs... bun, meat, bun!

    This makes Bill Gates look smart!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics and beauty in one package

    I am very impressed. I ordered this keyboard 5 days ago and here I am typing on it now. I plugged it in [to my MacBook] and remembered that there are special keys for exposé and dashboard, iTunes and the system volume, so I clicked on Apple>Software update and 5 minutes later - everything was configured. It sits so low on the desk that my hands feel like I could type all day. Gorgeous.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    I really really like this keyboard. Size, keys all work for me.
    I haven't figured out how to get some of the new key functions to work after installing the keyboard update software.

    But love it without those.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Since the Legendary Extended

    Do you chew through junk membrane keyboards in mere months? If so, you're in luck! Apple have finally produced a keyboard that not only kicked the iMate and Apple Extended keyboard off my desk, but is possibly the only acceptable keyboard they've made since the Extended II. The key action is lovely (even if the travel is a little restricted), but the keyboard isn't nearly as loud as my Extended or my IBM Model M. The placement of the USB ports could've been better (pointing to the back would be nice), but, in light of this device's excellence just in being a keyboard, I have to rate it 5 out of 5.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, could be improved, but nice.

    When I ordered my imac back in March, it came with the clunky old keyboard we all know and hate (atleast I did). As soon as I saw those leaked pictures on the web of this keyboard, I had been obsessing over getting it. I saved up my 50 bucks and went to the apple store on august 8th to pick it up. They hadn't received any yet at the one near me, so they had me order one. Two weeks later, here I am typing on it.

    My first observations were everyone's, thin. I took comparative photos of my old and new keyboard, and everyone I showed it to dropped their jaws. I've also had much fewer typos or missed keys, and one of my most favorite parts, to clean it, just wipe a damp cloth across it. No more popping off keys, trying to get between the keystands with a disinfecting wipe, its overall amazing. The dedicated keys work well for me, and I can now type faster with fewer errors for longer.

    My gripes for this product are few. As other's have said, The USB 2.0 ports are grossly mislabeled. One of the few reasons I decided to go for a wired version, which is a downgrade of my old wireless apple keyboard, was that I was running out of USB 2.0 ports. The only usb cable that seemed needed to be moved was my iPhone's sync/charge cable. I plugged this baby in and connected the iPhoen and powered up. I am met by a pop up with a bright red stop sign telling me I need to switch ports. In fact, none of my USb items worked, and all of them require USB 2.0. I'm hoping Apple either upgrades the keyboard ports or downgrades the advertisement.

    Overall this is an amazing improvement over the old one. Good job Apple, you've done it again.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection!

    GREAT! Such a great improvement... so much easier to type on! I can already speed type but now can type even faster since I don't have to worry about the signal transmitting and losing keys! And no longer need to keep a thing of can air on my desk to clean it! My only complaint is the price... they should make it an even $50 so we don't have to pay shipping! And a keyboard/mouse bundle would be nice!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    i have never been this satisfied by something so simple as a keyboard...amazing a must have im going to buy the wireless one too

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Wow, it is so much nicer to be able to switch between my Macbook and iMac now, the keys have a great response and are very easy to type on. I highly reccomend this keyboard, especially if you own a macbook. This style of keyboard is a Awesome innovation .... I highly reccomend!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    Just got mine today and I must say I really like the feel of it, in response to CS from ABERDEEN, my Exposé & dashboard keys do not work, when using this keyboard as a second K/B on a MBP, MB or PB, this appears to be beacuse F3 & F4 are already mapped to special function, volume up & down, on the main MB K/B. But I simply mapped F16 - F19 for Exposé and dashbaord when using it on my MBP. the special Exposé and dashboard keys work fine when the K/B is connected to an iMac G5.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh my god , im in love

    Why did they take so long to make such a perfect keyboard. My Logitech wireless mouse plugged in to the keyboard and works fine. I can type again! :-)
    Its so slim, clean, light...PERFECT!
    Keep up the great work!

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek & Smokin Fast

    I just got my keyboard yesterday to replace my current one on my Dual G5, and the moment I hooked it up I was flying through emails and such..for the first time ever, I really enjoyed using a keyboard, it was click-soft on the fingers and the tactile response is so much better then all previous mac keyboards. Definately worth your money. Excellent addition to the Apple store!

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