• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Prepare for arm injury if you are right handed

    Great keyboard except for one fundamental flaw if you are right handed. The keyboard is long with all the additional numeric elements to the right side, which is where your mouse would normally live, so you'll end up with your mouse arm extended at an unnatural diagonal angle if you place yourself in front of the main keypad area. This over time will result in the twisting of the bones in your lower arm and lots of pain. I've been there.
    The small Apple keyboard in this regard is BETTER than most normal keyboards because it doesn't have a keypad on the right at all, so gives a perfect natural arm angle. In fact, the small keyboard with a separate numerical keypad is the perfect solution and probably the best solution you'll find anywhere.
    Just think about it for a moment and look at the keyboard and you'll see what I'm on about.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but wish it was backlit like my MBP

    I like it, and works great, but it's a bit dated. I want an update with black chiclet backlit keys like my MacBook Pro. Would love another USB port or two and maybe an SD card reader, as well.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, but...

    I purchased this because most vector design programs require a degree of number entry, I use AutoCAD a lot and need the numeric keypad. My new iMac shipped with a the tiny wireless keyboard – I sold that on eBay for £63 [god knows why people will pay above rrp on there!]

    They alpha-numeric keyboard is lovely to use and is every bit as stylish as Apples usual offerings, however; it comes with 2 USB ports which are only USB 2.0 support – there is no reason this shouldn’t be USB 3.0 in this day and age, additionally the ports are recessed so far into the board that you have to use the ugly extension cable the keyboard ships with in order to actually connect a memory stick to it.

    Personally I have no issues with the keyboard being hardwired but it does seem a little strange not to offer a wireless version without the USB connectivity.

    Just need to replace the world’s heaviest and un-ergonomic mouse [the magic one] with something useful now.

    In other news the new 27inch iMac is amazing.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wired keyboard

    Beware I got this with my new iMac and after a soft ware update & reboot will not see the keyboard iMac keeps asking to plug in Bluetooth keyboard, tried to get help but no one knows what the problem is went on a forum and the same issue been found with other Mac users you need to turn of the Mac unplug from the mains and wait 1/2 hour then it might come back. Apart from that keyboard great

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good with MAc OS but not Win 7 in VMWare

    I bought this keyboard as I do a lot of data entry for accounting work.
    Unfortunately, I cannot seem to use the numeric keypad while in a Windows based accounting program used in the Win7 VM using VMWare. The number keyboard seems to only accept up/down/left/right commands and does not want to recognise the number keys. I cannot find a Num Lock key anywhere to change this.
    I would be happy to rewrite this review and change the rating if it can be shown I am wrong.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes with a little Bonus!

    Ok, So I got a Retina MacBook Pro and was really struggling with no Numeric Pad. I looked into some Microsoft Keyboards but just loved the design of this one (suiting my MacBook). When I opened the box, there was an extra USB cable extension. This is the best designed extension cable I have ever seen and they do come in handy.

    Great things about this keyboard:
    -Dedicated Delete Key (like on Windows, always use!)
    -Larger, Spread out keys (arrow keys especially)
    -USB Extension cable
    -Price ($80 isn't too bad)

    Grouping this keyboard with a Magic Mouse makes it so much easier to use your MacBook; especially if your Mac tends to stay at home.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give this keyboard a 1/2 star but that is not one of the options

    My keyboard stopped working and I wondered if it was me or a software patch. I came online to troubleshoot (on my Dell Laptop) and saw how many people had similar problems. Quite honestly, I had no idea this keyboard had so many problems when I got my fully loaded desktop Mac-Pro. It now died with no apparent reason. It started with the delete key, then the M and now nothing. I rebooted but I can't log in because none of the keys work to log in. I can't use a Bluetooth keyboard because it can't pair. I will have to get at least a used one just to reboot. The keyboard has not been damaged in any way. Hmm. Maybe my keyboard from my Radio Shack Model I, TRS-80 will work?

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    This keyboard is great. It is a great enhancement to my iMac. It really increased my productivity especially since the layout is allot like a windows keyboard and is great when you switch from a windows but it is still designed for mac. The usb ports are very convenient. Good job apple.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it :)

    I like that it is almost silent and not bulky at all. The spacing of the keys are perfect for me. It works with linux as well. I work in front of a computer all day and this nonbulky, silent and easy to type keyboard definitely improved my effciency. It also looks very elegant...

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid keyboard that meets all of my needs

    I've used a lot of keyboards, and this is the one that works for me. I wish it was offered as wireless, but it's not a deal-breaker. In fact, I much prefer this to the newer, smaller standard-issue wireless iMac keyboard. It's too small. This one also has convenient page up and down keys which I use constantly while browsing the web. IMHO, this is the best keyboard Apple has ever made.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Keyboard

    Love the numeric keypad... REALLY wish this was available in a wireless model....

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I replaced our wireless keyboard with this one and have had no issues. I love that it has the 10 key set up on the side unlike the wireless one. I love that it does not use batteries and I love the feel and the ease of use and set up. I was also really impressed to see that it came with a extra piece to make the cord longer if need be. Will be ordering with my next Mac

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The only keyboard that doesn't give me RSI.

    I've used lots of keyboards, including so-called ergonomic keyboards, and this is the only one that doesn't give me RSI in my forearms.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible DO NOT PURCHASE

    I have purchased hundreds of apple products for my home and my office, and I have over a dozen current apple products in my home currently. It pains me to say that this particular keyboard is deeply flawed. I have purchased two of them in as many years, and both have crapped out. The more unsettling thing is that apple in both cases refused to honor their customary 1 year warranty. I will continue to buy apple products, but my keyboards will be third party until apple pulls their head out on this front.

    73 of 135 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for all tenosynovitis sufferers

    I have very bad tenosynovitis in my right hand. This Apple keyboard is a joy to use and presents absolutely no problems for anybody who has issues with keyboards which have a lot of travel/vibration when pressing keys

    The keyboard is soft touch and vibrationless with a tiny amount of travel. I never have problems with my tenosynovitis even if using the keyboard a lot.

    The only issue I had with it is that certain keys are in a different place when compared to a Microsoft keyboard. However once used to the difference this is not a problem. It's also the sort of issue which crops up with anything you buy new so I'm not reducing the 5 stars for this as it's a very temporary issue

    I've also had three years of no problem use out of it until I doused it with half a mug of tea yesterday which is why I am here checking the price of a new one!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Wireless

    Much more dependable than my wireless Apple keyboard. The numeric keypad is a bonus.

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    true ergonomics

    i felt symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome for working on the computer all day. this keyboard helped immensely! it's very slim, the angle is perfect, and the feather touch keys are wonderful! truly ergonomic. you'll never ever like another keyboard once you've tried a mac one. :D

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Version necessary

    This is a great piece but would be even better if it were wireless. I would prefer having a full keyboard without the wires.

    87 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I was having problems with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse, so I bought the usb keyboard. It turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I like having the numeric keypad and the feel of the keyboard is just great. I would recommend getting one of these if you aren't a fan of wireless input devices. The two usb ports come in handy since I no longer have to get behing the IMac to plug a device in.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    Is the best!

    8 of 14 people found this useful