• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard doesn't work

    I'm this right moment using a the keyboard of my macbook pro because my work station is stopped. Sometimes the keyboard doesn't work, if you restart doesn't work, if you connect usb in other entrance doesn't work.... However, if you connect the same keyboard on 150U$ PC it works perfectly. I'm very upset with Apple on this product. I have Iphone, Ipods, Ipads, Macbook and others...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dysfunctional Space Key

    I have found the space key on my brand new keyboard to be dysfunctional. It does not recognize my right thumb when it hits the key. The stroke is recognized only when my thumb is perfectly centered on the keyboard or a I use my left thumb, thus I say this is not a writers keyboard. Ernest Hemingway would have used this thing for target practice and I'm considering switching to a typewriter too.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Always Work

    This would be an amazing keyboard if when you connected it it worked. I use this keyboard in a docking station type set-up with my laptop. As Apple doesn't actually offer a docking station, I had to create my own. I use a macbook pro 13 inch retina. I plug this keyboard in and out depending on where I am working, at my desk or on the move. However, the keyboard (or my mac) fairly regularly fails to recognize the fact that the keyboard is plugged in. Restarts don't work. Plugging and unplugging doesn't work. The extension cable that people suggest worked for a bit then stopped. Above all Apple tech support couldn't help. I highly recommend staying away from this keyboard if you plan on using it with a laptop. It could be great, but isn't. :/

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 5 weeks

    Mac does not detect

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it reeks

    It might be a good keyboard but it will have to go back because it reeks. Its smells strongly of a mixture of acrylic nails and a touch of ammonia?

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 12+ months

    The apple wireless keyboard that came with my iMac failed after warranty had expired, so I decided to get a new Apple keyboard. This one with numeric keypad was appealing, since it is much easier to input data in spreadsheets with it... I did not mind it was wired (my printer, mouse, touchpad, external drive... all those are wireless, so usually there are plenty of usb ports free). However, this keyboard failed on me as well, pretty much the same problem I had with the wireless one: several keys in a "column" (8, i, k, .) became irresponsive. Next day another row: "7, 4, 1"... This is a home computer, with very light use, the keyboard was never abused, or moved around... and there is nothing that can be done to try to fix it: its elegant design is achieved by glueing it together. This time I decided to look under my desk and bring back to duty a 2003 apple keyboard (A1048), not as sleek but extremely reliable, with actual full sized keys... It makes much more sense too: Why have a "laptop" style keyboard attached to a desktop computer? Footprint is the same, and I now think it looks and feels rather nice...

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FORGET

    I don't never saw nothing like that!
    I'm an unconditional fan of Apple, but...
    I've an iPhone, a Mac Pro, a MacBook Pro and several applications from Apple.
    This is the 3 keyboard that I was buy!!
    How can it be possible, try to clean one key (according to Apple procedures), lost the key function and have to buy another keyboard!!!???

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - do not buy

    Strike 3 - you're out. I've had 3 of these keyboards now in less than 4 years. Whole blocks of keys stopped working on the first. On the second and third - the whole keyboard just stopped working one day.

    Also, throughout their extremely short lifetime it was a battle for my MacBook Air or Thunderbolt display to even acknowledge it was attached. Had to restart the computer or, on a good day, un-plug and re-plug the keyboard.

    Looks good but is so flakey and short-lived that, in my opinion, it's bordering on dishonest to sell it.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    Do your homework. Read these reviews. Check the support forums. All of them will show that this keyboard works with a Mac computer for 1-2 months before mysteriously failing. The reports are all exactly the same, the keyboard mysteriously stops working with the Mac, yet continues to work fine with clunky old PCs, meanwhile the Mac easily handles 3rd party keyboards... clearly some sort of OS or firmware issue between the two. DO NOT BUY. Apple will not support you on this issue. I spend hours trying to resolve and finally was given the option to buy a new keyboard... thanks Apple, enjoy your billions of profit.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on me

    I've replaced two of these keyboards now and I'm done. I'm getting a cheap keyboard from amazon this time.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Marty in VA

    This keyboard does not work very well i have had to take it back two times now for the same problem it stopes working and i have to plug in a windows base keyboard. i will be returning it for the third keyboard. very dissatisfied .

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 broken keyboards later

    I bought this keyboard back in October. I returned it in January because my Thunderbolt was no longer recognizing it. They claimed it was the monitor but it wasn't it was the keyboard. Exchanged it and then had the same issue happen now in June. Thankfully I went in and they let me pay the difference for the wireless one (although it was $20 and is missing the 10 key..not too happy about that). I would recommend staying away from this keyboard as I had so many issues!

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    I have purchased four of these for my 2011 macbook pro. Only one lasted longer than six months. The These are great when they work, but are very delicate and break within a few months of moderate use. I use my mac to code and write documentation. I hate to say it, but if you do any amount of typing, you are better off going with a 3rd party keyboard.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Inferior to predecessors

    I had my old keyboard from 2007 to 2014, no problem. When it did finally get wrecked in an accident, I boayght this " new and improved" aluminum case product. I am about to go to the Apple Store and buy my FIFTH of these since. They basically work for six months and then begin to go haywire. May do better in clean room environments but out in the real, humid, particulate world, they go down super fast.

    Also they get grungy to the point of disgusting and (this is important) NEVER try to clean them. No matter how careful you are or how closely you follow their instructions, it will wreck the keyboard. I even saw a tech from a Genius Bar try to demonstrate how to clean one, and even he wrecked it.

    Basically, just get used to budgeting $50 every six months for a replacement. I don't know any other answer.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stop working

    I liked this keyboard until the j, u, 7, and F6 keys stopped working one day. I don't know if I'll be buying another one. I don't think I've ever had a keyboard stop working like that before.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Keyboard has 4 star rating?

    I just bought this Apple keyboard today (2015) and it is USB 2.0 with two USB 2.0 inputs - you can't even connect the superdrive to it. This is really useless and now the new laptops come with only 1-2 usb ports at all - how about a Thunderbolt keyboard and superdrive Apple? Can we get something for our 1 billion dollar investment? Or at least make a dock of your own so I can tie in all these antiquated accessories left in the dust of Apple Madness.....


    - Come on people revise your vote for the 21st century -

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    I've just had my second keyboard fail within a year...very frustrating. I like the numeric keypad feature, which is why I purchased it...but now I've got to revert back to my bluetooth keyboard until I get this one replaced...AGAIN! There is obviously an issue with this keyboard from what I read in the message boards. Apple - please fix or replace this keyboard, this is extremely disappointing!!!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it wireless already

    I've had the wireless and wired versions of the Apple keyboard and I could really use the full numberpad keyboard to be wireless. It can't be that hard Apple!

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last Lone!

    Worked for 2 years than quit on me and I am very disappointed. Not eligible for return. I love my Mac but maybe Apple keyboards need improvement in workmanship.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yosemite does not recognize this wired keyboard

    if you are on yosemite, i would not advise buying this keyboard. there are documented issues. after i upgraded yesterday (to 10.10.2), this keyboard does not work. i have tried all the fixes on the support boards to no avail. how can an apple product + an apple product = non-functioning? color me unimpressed.

    38 of 48 people found this useful