• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect...

    • Written by from Alma

    Great keyboard, nice feel when typing. Love the thin and easy to push keys. Why is it not available wirelessly?! Were it not for that, it would be perfect.

    It would be nice if it came in black as well.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB keyboard cool but has a defect when typing

    • Written by from Northridge

    I own two of the keyboards , connected to USB , They are cool the greatest product Apple ever made , BUT many times while typing a letter it doesn't type it , Skips . You have to push hard so it works , Hope that Apple will have a fix for it.
    Regards

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    well worth it

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Bought this about 3 weeks ago. I'm a PhD student so I type a LOT. Had a hard time deciding if I could compromise on the wireless and keep the num pad. In the end since the keyboard never leaves the desk I don't miss it. Turns out a wireless mouse to me is key, but a wired keyboard is fine. Using the laptop style keys has been fantastic. My typing is now faster and much quieter. The full size keyboard is a must for me...page up, page down, fwd & back delete, and nbr entry is necessary for me. Great keyboard, great quality, and USB ports to boot. Work the $. Giving it 4 stars only because I think Apple could have a wireless version of this but for some reason chooses not to. That would be a 5-star keyboard, to me.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with great design features

    • Written by from Arnold

    I find this a wonderful upgrade from the older style keyboards (clear body w/white keys). The other was find as well, but I always hated the fact, with any keyboard, that dirt, dust, crumbs, etc would always find their way down under the keys and the hassle of tearing the keyboard apart to clean it, etc. was a real pain and it left the keyboard unsightly, in general.

    This keyboard does away with that issue. It is thin and the clearance between body and keys is very small, so it definitely minimizes small particles from falling into the body. Easy to clean with just a few wipes of a damp cleaning cloth, too.

    Typing on the new design for some reason, rather it be the height change, etc. took a few days to stop making typing errors, but once I got used to it, it's fine and types very smoothly. I like the numeric keypad on the right side, but have noticed that they have removed that on the new keyboards. I hope they continue to offer the extended version for those that want/need that numeric ability.

    Overall, I love the design and overall user-friendliness of this keyboard and will be using it for a long time coming.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard, takes some time getting use to

    • Written by from Gainesville

    This is a great keyboard. I spend at least 10 -12 hours a day typing on this keyboard and I don't have many problems with it. The only problems that I have with the keyboard is that the number pad is slightly different that the keypad on the standard PC keyboard, but I know that I will get use to that and it is WELL worth the slightest bit of "trouble" (if I would even go that far to call it that) that it has caused.
    As to the issues with the height of the keyboard-i haven't had any trouble with that as I simply use a Keyboard drawer that allows me to adjust the height of my keyboard. I have been using this for years (even before this keyboard) so it was never an issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome...but

    • Written by from Sydney

    I bought this product from the apple store and it has been great so far. Then one day the brightness kept going down.. When I pressed brightness up id went down again. I recommend not getting this product to those who have an intel core 2 duo white iMac 24".

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice! Good performance/feel, looks kill!

    • Written by from Houton

    My wife spilled something on my 1st gen Mac Pro keyboard which I was actually quite fond of. Much to my disappointment Apple no longer produces those and the only replacement was a third-party clone. Thought I'd give the slim one a chance and after a brief adjustment of an hour or so I can honestly say that this keyboard kills! So sick! I'm a programmer and feel is a huge factor. The key response is nice and hand placement is comfortable. And wow, the aesthetics. Can't look any nicer than this. Definitely recommended.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i like it

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    first of all this is very sleek. the keys are very responsive, and also it doesn't make that annoying loud click that other plastic keyboards make. although maybe not the best keyboard for the workplace. the keys are a little spread out than other keyboards so it will take getting used to. overall its a very nice keyboard.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, even with the problems

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    + looks great
    + feels great (especially for someone as picky as me)
    + sounds nice

    - manufacturing problems

    Unfortunately, the keyboard has some manufacturing issues (as described below) so you're better off to buy somewhere local and reduce your turnaround time in case you have to get a replacement.

    Problems:
    I recently bought this keyboard from a local store and unfortunately the '[' key wouldn't respond most of the time (i.e. you had to press directly on the center to get it to register -- not reasonable when you're hitting a key with your pinky finger).

    This is unlike the other keys where it doesn't really matter where/how I press them. I returned this keyboard and that store was out of stock so I went to another store and purchased another keyboard (obviously from a different batch).

    The new keyboard had the same problem, except now it's the left arrow key! I'm going to keep returning the keyboard until I get one that works for me.

    Bottom line: if you can get a properly manufactured keyboard, you will love it!

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Eugene

    Functionally very well designed. The only thing I think it is lacking is the function button on the lower left as is the case on the MacBook. Might be nice to have backlight feature too. Other than these iI would recommend this item.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed an excuse to use my new keyboard...

    • Written by from ASTORIA

    ...so I decided to write a review on the Apple Store. That's how much I like it.

    I had a wireless Apple Keyboard (the old transparent model) and it got RIDICULOUSLY dirty. There's not really a good way to clean it, so I just got this from the Apple Store. It works great. The keys feel great and I think it actually increases my WPM, since the keys have a shorter distance to travel. It also looks great and I don't think it will be nearly as easy to get this one dirty.

    I am just really disappointed that Apple doesn't offer a wireless keyboard with the numeric keypad! That was a deal-breaker for me on the new Apple wireless keyboard. Either way, I'm much happier with this.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from Miami

    Just moved from a wireless logitech keyboard to the wired apple keyboard to use with my laptop while it is docked during the day. The logitech was a typical pc keyboard and I couldn't use it while on the phone as it was just too loud. Also, there was a lot of travel in the keys. The apple is gentle on the fingers. Typing is crisp. It is very small and doesn't take up a lot of space either. I had thought about the bluetooth keyboard, but do like having the numeric keypad. Highly recommended.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    keyboard shortcuts

    • Written by from Newport News

    My old keyboard has an easy F9 to reduce the size of all open windows and F11 to eliminate all open windows to display the desktop. The new one has a new key for F9 (it is now F3) but where is the F11?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I purchased this keyboard to use with a Windows XP PC. After two weeks of use, my hands and palms haven't felt this great in a long time. In the first few minutes of use, you can really feel your palm muscles relaxing. Yes, it does take some time to get used to typing on this keyboard and there are the occasional hangups when using with a Windows PC, as others have mentioned, but these are insignificant when considering the overarching ergonomic benefits.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice !

    • Written by from New York

    I have this keyboard from October 2008 and its the best I have used.
    Its thin, solid, really nice looking.
    The keys a low, so typing is kind of a faster.
    The only problem is that i cant charge my Iphone from the 2 usb ports in the back, but i can live with it.
    The next one probably should be with a changeble height (this one is fixed .. the heigh is good, but probably i want to try it a bit higher) and with a backlight keys.
    Keep up the good work :)

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Flipping Sweet, except for one thing....

    • Written by from Seattle

    I've had mine for about a year now. Love it!
    It's quiet, easy to keep clean, and sleek.

    Only one thing, for some reason, from time to time, whenever I need to capitalize "t" in what I'm typing, Shift + T won't work...

    I have not experienced this with any other key, just "t"... very weird. Oh well! If I back up and try again, it works. No biggy! =)

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and elegant, but...

    • Written by from Denali National Park

    The new Apple keyboard is a piece of art for itself, but there is only one flaw in my opinion. You can't use it with your iPod unless you have new aluminum iMac. I am using older version of MacBook Pro, and additional monitor so I have to crouch behind both keyboard and monitor in order to sync an iPod. Apart from that, BEAUTIFUL!
    4 of 5 stars only because of the iPod connection!

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Mableton

    Great Keyboard.

    I would give it 5 stars if the USB ports on the side would actually be useful. A mouse is the only thing that can plug into them (so why have 2....)

    USB Sticks, iPods (HELLO!!??) or any powered device (camera) dont work there....

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's true: the space bar is a problem

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    As someone noted a year or two ago, there is a problem with the build of the space bar. Specifically, if you hit the bottom--i.e., the lower edge of the space bar, the edge closest to your body--the keyboard will not type a space.

    Theoretically it's possible to retrain your typing execution so that both thumbs ride higher on the space bar--i.e., much closer to the top edge, the edge closest to the C, V, B, N, M, "," keys.

    I've already started doing that, on my first day of using the keyboard, with fairly good results.

    The Caps Lock key similarly does not always activate--but I'm not sure why.

    And of course there's the issue of the keys not being backlit.

    Otherwise, the keyboard is great. These problems might normally cause me to give it only 3 stars. But because the feel and look are so amazing, and because this keyboard gives you a fully separate numeral pad, AND dedicated Home, End, PageUp, PageDown keys, I think it's a good bargain at $50 (current price as of 1/3/09).

    The software install was seamless, too (firmware upgrade to the keyboard accomplished by Apple, Software Update).

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After a year of use...

    • Written by from Calgary

    I'm torn.

    This unit, and the counterpart built into my macbook, are quiet, sturdy, and quite stunning—for keyboards.

    However, my fingers still get tripped up by the new design. This is frustrating because it means I type better on a standard PC keyboard. I feel as though I own a sleek new sports car but prefer my old sedan.

    But the keyboard is not rubbish. Apart from the usual dirt, it has shown no signs of wear. Also, after hours of use, my hands generally feel fine, whereas on a standard keyboard they would be tired.

    So, as I said, I'm torn. The keyboard has a lot going for it, but I would encourage everyone to try it first. With time you will certainly adapt to the new design, but it may take longer than expected.

    3 of 5 people found this useful