Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - English (USA)

  • Overview

    The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an elegant, ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure with low-profile keys that provide a crisp, responsive feel. It also has function keys for one-touch access to a variety of Mac features such as screen brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, fast-forward and rewind, Mission Control, and Launchpad. Its extended layout includes document navigation controls — page up, page down, home, and end — and full-size arrow keys for playing games and scrolling through documents. Its numeric keypad is perfect for spreadsheets and finance applications. And two USB 2.0 ports enable you to connect your mouse as well as a high-speed peripheral such as a digital camera or printer.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

    USB extension cable

    Printed documentation

    Tech Specs

    General

    Multimedia keys

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X v.10.6.8 or later

    USB 1.1 or 2.0

    Aluminium Keyboard Software Update 2.0

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great new keyboard

      Apple has another hit on their hands and is definitely on a roll. I replaced my original apple keyboard with the new one for my Mac Pro since the original did Apple has another hit on their hands and is definitely on a roll. I replaced my original apple keyboard with the new one for my Mac Pro since the original did not have a crisp enough key stroke...it seemed "mushy" sometimes...but now....amazing!

      • Written by Alex R from Carlsbad

      4629 of 6319 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great new keyboard

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple New Wired Keyboard

      Hooked up the new keyboard today and its is a real site to behold. Very thin and lite weight. The new key design has a great feel and very large keys so you d Hooked up the new keyboard today and its is a real site to behold. Very thin and lite weight. The new key design has a great feel and very large keys so you don't make many mistakes. THE ONE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IT IS the two usb ports will not support an ipod. I have the video Ipod and I get a warning that the USB power is too low to power the attached device. I bought this key board to clear away clutter on my desk and hopefully eliminate a few cords. Unfortunately its not true and I was disappointed. I am very much an apple fan but the low USB ports were a not as advertised on the website.

      • Written by Steve G from Foothill Ranch

      4519 of 6688 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple New Wired Keyboard

    • 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 Cam 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! :-)

      • Written by Steven R from Altadena

      3853 of 5898 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?AMAZING...but....

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Cuts out intermittently...

      It will cut out every once in a while, which is pretty annoying. If it stops working on you, and unplugging it / plugging it back in, or reseting the PRAM o It will cut out every once in a while, which is pretty annoying. If it stops working on you, and unplugging it / plugging it back in, or reseting the PRAM on your machine doesn't fix it, try plugging it in to a powered USB hub that's connected to your computer. Worked for me.

      • Written by Michael G from Hemet

      Is this review useful?Cuts out intermittently...

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Working great so far

      I just got one of these with my new iMac. It's my first Mac so I wanted it for the full size arrow keys, numeric pad, delete, home, end, page up and page down I just got one of these with my new iMac. It's my first Mac so I wanted it for the full size arrow keys, numeric pad, delete, home, end, page up and page down keys. My Logitech receiver works well in the USB port for my mouse. I have it plugged in to a 10-port Xcellon powered USB 3.0 hub. I do wish Apple would make it even a little bit ergonomic. I mean, Steve went to India to 'find' himself. You would think he would have been more in touch with the body. Only time will tell how long it lasts for me. I do cover it when not in use to keep dust to a minumum.

      • Written by Doug C from Oakmont

      Is this review useful?Working great so far

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      This is a great keyboard, but do your maintenance!

      This keyboard works wonderfully, but you do have to perform routine maintenance periodically in order for it to continue to work well. It is very responsive This keyboard works wonderfully, but you do have to perform routine maintenance periodically in order for it to continue to work well. It is very responsive and actuators are made for years and years of use. I have had this keyboard for 4 years and it is still going strong with no signs of giving up anytime soon. But I do the maintenance to keep it working well. I know a few people who had problems with this keyboard version and the first question I would ask them is: How long has it been since you vacuumed out the keyboard. their answer: "huh.." Real Answer: You should vacuum out the keyboard every 3 months at a minimum. Take a small hand vac (with the computer turned off) and run it across the keys (not pressing the keys down) Reason: there are small cracks where dust, small hairs, etc. will fall into (just like any other keyboard) and you don't realize how much accumulates over the weeks but if you never vac your keyboard then the gunk just accumulates eventually being forced further and further into the mechanism until keys start to stick and then get stuck in an up or down position where pressing they key does nothing. question #2: Have you ever spilled water, soda, beer, etc on your keyboard. answer "yeah, but I wiped it off and plugged it in and it worked fine." duh, it worked fine because the liquid hadn't made it's ways to the mechanism. By continuing to use the keyboard you worked the liquid down further into the mechanism. the liquid then dried (if it was beer or soda) and left a compound that was detrimental to the mechanism and over time corroded that area of the components. Spill something on the keyboard? Flip it over immediately, place it on a towel and let it sit where there is good airflow for 24 hours (no less!) so the liquid can dry without you working it into the keyboard components. if you spilled too much or didn't turn it over immediately this may have no effect, but it's your best chance at saving the component. My computer won't recognize my keyboard. Is it plugged directly into the mac or into a hub. answer: a hub. if it's not a powered hub or doesn't have fully usb compliant hardware then it may not communicate all data through to the mac resulting in it being unidentifiable.

      • Written by James A T from Oakland Park

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This is a great keyboard, but do your maintenance!

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