• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but not recognized

    I really like this keyboard a lot. It is quiet, the keys feel very nice, etc.
    I use this as an external keyboard for my MacBook Air, running through the USB port on my Thunderbolt Display. Unfortunately, every time I put the MBA to sleep, when it wakes it does not recognize the keyboard. So I need to unplug everything and reboot from scratch (sort of ruins the best part of sleep mode).
    I can't say if this is a problem with the keyboard, the MBA software/OS, a driver in the Thunderbolt, or what. But I do know that I wasn't having this problem when I was using my old Logitech keyboard the same way.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but not Wireless

    I have got the new 27" imac everything expect the power is wireless, trakpad, mouse keyboard: Great! Only I'm missing the numeric part of the keyboard, I'm ready to order but wait this is wired. Why, prop[ably because of the USB hub but I would like to trade that for wireless any day. Only alternative that I have found until now is the logitech wireless k750 solar powered, but it is just not the real thing. I hope that a new keyboard will be announced soon otherwise it will need to be the alternative version.

    13 of 43 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Better Than Wireless

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

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive

    The keys feel really nice on your fingers, and I find I can type so much faster on it! It also makes my old BENQ monitor (I have a MacMini) look a lot nicer, as it is the same shade of aluminium. It looks really smart and professional! The function keys are really useful, as are the USB ports, which I use for my portable DVD player, purely out of convenience.

    The one thing I can't commend Apple on for this is the pricing. Granted, it is a very good quality keyboard, and you pay a premium for Apple's designs. However £40 for a keyboard is a bit steep. Next time, make it cheaper, like £30 max. This way families can buy an official Apple keyboard cheaply, while professionals can opt for the expensive, good quality wireless one.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is far too short

    The cable is laughably short, especially when hooked up to a 27-inch iMac -- you can't get the keyboard far enough away from the monitor to use comfortably.

    59 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Keyoard BUT, not backlit yet? c'mon it's 2013 already!

    I work in a dark environment most of the time and really wish this keyboard was backlit. After all, this is a wired keyboard so there no issue with power. The backlit keyboard was one of the main reasons I bought a Macbook Pro in the first place.
    Alas, I had to sell this keyboard and get a logitech with backlighting.


    Please Apple, Please make us a wired backlit keyboard:
    -Full Size Numeric
    -Backlit (of course)
    -USB hub
    -Awesome Apple Design
    -No batteries required

    Make this, and I will have no choice but to say," Yes please."


    P.s. why all the comments about making this wireless. Apple already has a wireless keyboard.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, yes, reliable, no.

    I have a lot of admiration for Apple's computers, which is saying a lot because I am hyper critical, but I would recommend going with a 3rd party keyboard (and mouse, but that's another review). These keyboards are beautifully designed, but I've never had one last even a year and at $70 that is pretty shameful. If your usage is minimal it's sufficient and will extend the aesthetic pleasure of your Mac, but it isn't up to professional use. I buy $30 PC keyboards and haven't had one quit yet. We've had the same experience in our computer labs at school. ESPECIALLY if you are making the switch to Mac, don't let one of these sour the experience for you, because the Mac platform is great. It just deserves a better keyboard. If the aesthetics are that important to you I would suggest investing in a cover as well, thought I can't vouch for how well those work, since I can't bring to throw more money after a keyboard this expensive.

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and comfortable...

    I am a new Mac owner. I have worked on many before that have belonged to friends and family. I have had to completely remove all the buttons due to normal debris and dust to make them look clean. This keyboard does not have that problem. The spacing is very tight and looks good. The keys require very little pressure to register. To agree with other people who have posted here... USB - it is there, it is usable but not convenient. My other complaint will be the power provided. I think this is a USB specific design issue. Any USB item that requires any power will get a notification. I have not owned a wireless keyboard from Apple. I have this one because of the 10 key. That said, I do wish this one was wireless. Next release maybe.

    14 of 17 people found this useful