• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the BEST KEYBOARD EVER!!!!!!

    I purchased this keyboard a few hours ago and it is GREAT! The keys are very quiet when you type and it works with Windows. Just the Function buttons don't work.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, Practical, WONDERFUL!

    This is the most wonderful keyboard I have ever typed on! The USB 2.0 ports will let me connect anything I like, including my external hard-drive. The function buttons on the top row work perfect with any newer mac computer. The only thin i have to say is that I regret getting this one and not the bluetooth one... Just because I never use the numeric keypad. But that was a mistake on MY part. Apple has done a wonderful job designing this keyboard. The keys give me that familiar MacBook feel which I'm used to when I'm on the go. This is the first keyboard I have seen that the function keys actually work good, like the "media" keys (play/pause, back and forward) are very handy when listening to itunes music. I would recommend this keyboard to anyone with a mac.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with any computer

    I have a Alienware desktop and i took my parents mac keyboard, and tried to see if it would work with my computer and it turns out it does.
    So i am going to buy myself one tomorrow. Just thought i would say this for everyone who wants one that has a PC.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard .. Awesome Aesthetics .. Excellent Feel

    Coming from a PC user who loves his Logitech wave keyboards, this Apple Keyboard with keypad was a quick and easy transition.

    The look of it is what got me thinking. I returned the wireless keyboard in favor of the numbers as I use spreadsheets quite a bit and the keypad comes in hand.

    The keys feel great as i type along with my clackety clack style of knowing where the keys are. I am not a 'typist', but once I know the layout, I can type really fast. This keyboard makes that process so much more easier for me. All the function keys work great, and I would have missed the extra USB ports without this keyboard.

    This is good for anyone who has a little space to spare of their uncluttered desks!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Numeric Keypad: critical

    The full keyboard, with the traditional numeric keypad is a gotta have. I paid the extra $49 and stored the in-the-box shorter version when I bought my new iMac early September. I tell ya, I need the full board for two reasons. 1) For minor on-line computations the across the top layout just doesn't get it. I need the "numeric keypad" to complete my work. 2) The new keyboard is painfully small as a useful layout; may be my hands but it's too cramped to be functional. Tom

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Using this keyboard on a PC, bring it back and forth to work and home. Love it! the only problem i have is not having a print screen key or an insert key but otherwise it is a very nice keyboard for use with a PC.

    As mentioned before the two usb ports can not be used to power much of anything. They wont run my iPhone. I have my wireless stick for a mouse plugged in and one device seems to be all it can do. If it plug in a flash drive or camera it says power exceeded.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'M AMAZED!

    This is the best keyboard I have ever had. Thanks for the great product Apple!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch-typist-optimized

    If you're a hunt-and-peck typists or consider typing an aerobic exercise, this probably isn't the best keyboard for you. But if you like the idea of quiet operation, shallow key dip -- those qualities appreciated by many touch-typists, you couldn't ask for more. I've had this keyboard for ten months now and couldn't be happier. Far and away the best keyboard I've ever had.

    For those looking for the "NUM LOCK," it will come to life by simply pressing "FN" + "CLEAR". There's several programs that otherwise refuse recognize the numberpad input. If you're unfortunate enough to be running Windows and AutoCAD, this is essential.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    This is my far the best keyboard I have ever owned. The two side USB ports are very handy for my constant USB Key plug ins and outs. The keyboard keys are very "soft" to press and it is extremely easy to type for prolonged periods of time without much fatigue, unlike other keyboards. One advise for this keyboard is to get a keyboard front pad where you can lay the bottom of your palms. It is much more comfortable that way.
    Thanks Apple for another great product.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    The only thing better would be to add backlighing like the MacBook pro's have built in.
    (And the Wireless KB could use a Number pad too)

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard Ever.

    Had this keyboard for about 6 months now. works better than any keyboard i have ever used. Love it because of the number keypad

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    After using ergo keyboards with PCs for the past decade, transferring to a straight board was a bit scary due to my arthritis. However, they keys are easy to press but not too sensitive.
    Also, being an accountant, having a 10-key is extremely important. The placement of the function keys are a bit different but easy to get used to.
    The keyboard without the 10-key is similar to using a laptop.
    All-in-all, the full keyboard is a great investment.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    quiet keyboard

    the most striking thing about this keyboard, other than its good looks and its physical thickness is that it is SO quiet when typing. there is basically no sound, which is great if you have a computer in the corner of a shared bedroom. the roommate/spouse can sleep while you type. before, with the old keyboard, it was constant complaining "STOP TYPING--SHUT THAT STUPID THING OFF."

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    Honestly I have no idea why this keyboard doesn't come standard with every mac--I can't be the only one who thinks a numerical pad is crucial... can I?

    Besides the fact that I am a numeric-keypad conservationist, this keyboard types great (it does take a little getting used to initially) and feels good to your hands and wrists.

    Apple, this is your best keyboard. Please don't ever eliminate the numeric keypad!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, Great

    It could not be more easy to just go to the Apple store, buy it!
    Take it home, take it out of the box, and use it!
    Cant wait to get home and type on it, cause its simply AMAZING! Love it..

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Keyboard!

    My oh my - this is one helluva keyboard. I can't stop running my hands over it – I've even typed up a page of complete nonsense because the feel is so satisfying. It's gorgeous, light, clean and slim. For those of us with a lightning-fast keystroke, it's a dream to have such a short depth of key. It's quiet, as well. Highly recommended. Thank you, Apple product designers, for making me feel so refined and elegant when I type my emails!

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    exceptional keyboard

    wow was that quick! ordered it, expecting it to take some time probably the fastest shipping that i have ever had from anyone. Friday placed the order Monday had the mouse and keyboard connected in seconds and using it by 1! what great shipping! for the mouse, works on any surface exceptionally well! and the keyboard is the nicest feel that is comparable to no other keyboard! thin, buttons feel exceptional, i think i am in love with apple for being so great! they have one style of keyboard and mouse that is perfect for any type of user were as Microsoft has a crazy amount of options to choose from and apple just 1 and it works perfectly! what a great addition to the desk space to have this keyboard. i would have liked to go wireless but also really like the forward delete and numeric keypad... apple- extend your accessories and find a way to make this wireless, but dont get me wrong the wire is not that bad it would just be nice...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    I'm a programmer and I've been searching for a while for a good and easy to use keyboard. At first the Apple keyboard seemed too flat and uncomfortable but when I tried it - it's nothing like it! The large crispy keys speed up typing, the distance between the keys prevents typos and the bigger and easily reachable modifier keys make using key shortcuts easier than ever! Except that the elegant grid-like rectangular design makes the keyboard intuitive and easy to use without even looking at it. Another great product by Apple! Thank you!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect.

    Key placement, tactile feel, response, and esthetic look all perfect, A+ workmanship.

    I've used worse keyboards that cost more money. Perfect for the a minimalist's desk.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard Apple has ever made

    I've been using Macs since 1989 and the aluminum keyboard with numeric keypad is simply the best I've ever used. The feel is fast and sure. Typing is nearly effortless and key travel is short making speed typing a breeze. I have aluminum keyboards on both my business and home Macs and anything else now feels very clunky--like going back to a horse and buggy after driving a Ferrari.

    I seem to make far fewer mistakes on this keyboard, and there is no annoying key repeat problem like I saw frequently on the previous plastic keyboards. Some people pine for the good old days of "the barge", Apple's ultra-large keyboard common in the 90's before OS X came on the scene. It was a great keyboard, but the new aluminum blows it away, in my opinion. I also opt for the numeric keypad and frequently use it to enter numeric data while designing.

    The F7, 8 and 9 function keys allow instant control of iTunes without any additional software. Other function keys exist for brightness, widgets and sound volume. I work on my Macs at least 6-8 hours a day, and the new aluminum keyboards with numeric keypad make it easier and more fun than any other keyboard I've ever used. Way to go Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful