• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Keyboard

    I love this keyboard. Love the keys and everything. Also, the side usb ports are awesome. i have a usb receiver for my house hooked up to it. just perfect. i cant even hear the keys when im typing this. Extremely responsive, no having to press the letter twice. NOTICE: im using this on a windows pc, vista, so on a mac this should be even better.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Faster typing?

    Look I'm not a total Apple fanboy. I ordered this keyboard because I didn't like resistance of my old wired Apple keyboard and i sort of liked typing on my girlfriends MacBook. However, it seems that ever since I began using this new Apple keyboard I type slightly faster and with less mis-keystrokes. Maybe it's my imagination but it sure seems like my typing has improved.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant, easy to use, but flawed.

    This Apple Keyboard is a nice addition to almost any system. The size is great, only slightly less wide than its predecessor, and the feel of the keys takes very little to get used to. However there are a few issues. One, there is virtually no incline to the unit and can be bothersome on some wrists. Second, and most importantly in this case, is that this keyboard will not function when attached to certain KVM switches. As a USB device it should "just work" ,but when connected to a USB KVM in the dedicated keyboard port, it simply does nothing. If there were a fix for this issue, it would be worthy of 5 stars.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Using with a MacBook

    I have found that I used my MB more often as a desktop unit than a portable so this keyboard is great to use along with my iCurve. For those worried about keeping the wrist/palm area of their MB in pristine condition - this is the solution.

    The keyboard is light, the typing experience is very comfortable and the design is simply elegant. I have yet to program this keyboard and whatever deficiencies I find, I'm confident Apple will issue an update.

    This was a solid $49 purchase.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Remember to download the keyboard software update

    If you're buying this for an older mac, make sure you download the keyboard software update at Apple's support page, otherwise the dedicated keys won't work properly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Useless

    I like the design and the function of the keyboard, however the big shortfall is in the USB connections. The ports are useless because they do not supply any power to run devises. For example want to plug in your IPOD it won't work, want to plug in a USB wireless mouse no go.
    I called tech support and received two different answers. The first one was that the keyboard I have is defective, and the other answer I received from the store is that the USB on the keyboard is USB 1 and it will not power anything.

    27 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard I've ever owned

    I'm sitting at work typing this on a windows machine, the keyboard was just delivered. I love that it's so small and low to the table, it's a lot more comfortable. I was almost expecting it to be flimsy because it's so thin but that is definately not the case. I can't wait to get home and put this thing to it's full potential on my Mac. Great keyboard, another win for Apple.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Beautiful Design. Excellent performance. Sleek and Sexy! I just received my keyboard yesterday and was able to use and play with it last night, worked flawlessly. Plugged it in, then check software updates and installed the keyboard update and all works beautifully.

    the short travel of the keys is a very welcome feeling, but will take some getting used to coming from the previous 'honking big' apple keyboard (in comparison). I was afraid that it being so thin that it would not be stable enough with enough grip on the table, but the rubber feet and the heft of the aluminum and plastic is just the right amount to hold it still, for hours and hours of key banging.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and feel, but...

    I like this new keyboard a lot, but was VERY disappointed to learn that ipods and the iphone will not operate through the keyboard's usb ports. The keyboard's description on the apple site reads:

    "And two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices."

    Too bad.

    131 of 155 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Dashboard and No Expose...

    The Keyboard Update that you download from Software Update doesn't allow the keyboard to use the Expose and Dashboard Keys. Other than that it works great!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB ports really aren't full function

    "And two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices."

    The above sentence is directly from Apple's advertising material for the new keyboard. Oh, how I wish it were true. I was facing the purchase of a USB hub because I was tired of turning my iMac, unplugging one item, plugging in another. I thought this keyboard would be a great solution. But even my Nano iPod kicks up a low power warning. The keyboard is great aside from the USB function. Great feel, easy access function keys, etc.

    196 of 234 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NIce, but Caps Lock key seems a little temperamental

    Very sleek, and capable of handling very quick typing. I'm still getting used to the limited key travel, but I don't think it will be a problem.

    The Caps Lock key, however, doesn't seem to work if I press it quickly. It only changes state if I press it quite deliberately. I suspect I've received a marginally faulty unit :-( I'd rate it higher, if it weren't for this problem.

    I wish there were a wireless version with the numeric keypad.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but dumb.

    Ok, aesthetically this keyboard verges on beautiful and is whisper quiet.

    On the downside however it lacks some of the functionality for pro apps users. Moving the volume/eject keys is a daft idea and I'd really hoped they'd go back to the old version of having finger spaces between every four function keys borders on infuriating. For Pro Tools I utilise F5 - F8 most and with the spaces can find these keys in my sleep and lose this ability here. And with the new low level smoothness of the keys it is much easier to mis-key.(and am I being a bit moany if I mention the tiny return key?).

    Software update had to be installed before the new hot keys would work (make sure you try this rather than assuming it is broken) and it has little traction overall meaning it tends to slide about a bit.

    The USB ports spoil the overall sleek look by being right at the edge so the wires stick right out the sides and if you're on a small surface, interfere with your mouse movement.


    All said though it is a good solid keyboard, fantastically ergonomic and if you do a lot of touch typing then it will serve you well.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Joy To Use

    This keyboard is such a joy to type on -- definitely the best keyboard Apple has put out. Yes, there's some problems with some of the special keys on some of the macs (the dashboard & expose buttons don't work on my MacPro, even after the software update, and yeah, that's a bit silly), but it's only a matter of time before they have an update that fixes it, and even if they never worked, I'm so happy with the rest of this keyboard that it's well worth it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A mixed bag

    Liked the looks of the last Apple keyboards, but they accumulated too much debris and my last one broke within a year. The keys on the new one have a better feel, albeit a little noisy. The space bar feels a little funky. I'm halfway on the looks: I like the minimalism, but not sure about the white keys on the aluminum. Seems like all white or all aluminum would've been much more attractive. In the end, it's overpriced at $49. I could see $29, or even $39, but c'mon. This is a really simple product.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Keyboard Yet

    This keyboard is really a pleasure to type on. The keys have very short action, so that you don't depress them nearly as far as on other keyboards. The long action of the keys on other apple keyboards results in miss-keying and sticky keys that don't always depress fully if they are not attacked just right. These keys require light pressure and they are big enough and spaced nicely.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Keyboard to date!

    I just got this new keyboard with my new iMac and it is fantastic! It allows me to type at least twice as fast, it has plenty of key feedback, it saves space on my desk, I love that he has the dedicated media keys (play/pause, pervious, next, dashboard, expose etc.) which saves me a ton of time because I don't have to go into the iTunes to change the song anymore! There's more surface space on the keys so that eliminates the chance of accidentally hitting the wrong key! All these great advancements and wrapped into one gorgeous design! Apple can do no wrong!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but, one bug!

    I love this keyboard it is the perfect companion for my MacBook, even better since it sits lower and allows my wrists to rest.

    One gripe though, even after installing the software update for the keyboard (from Apple) my Exposé and Widgets dedicated key DO NOT work. :-( All the other keys work, what gives!?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    I received my new keyboard today and after plugging it in and downloading the needed updates, I have nothing to complain about. It's ultra-thin design and the new USB 2.0 are wonderfully welcomed. Plus, my kids love it!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful!

    Absolutely the very best keyboard I've ever experienced!

    2 of 7 people found this useful