• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use one USB port

    The keyboard itself is nice; however falls short in 2 places.

    The 2 USB ports on the keyboard cannot be used together. I plugged my iphone to charge in one side and a wireless mouse on the other side the phone continuously vibrates or chimes and the mouse freezes. If I unplug either the other device works fine :(

    Cord is very short

  • 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 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina does recognize this keyboard

    Not even the latest 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina with El Capitan does recognize this keyboard in System Preferences - Keyboard - Change Keyboard Type and returns "Your keyboard cannot be identified.".

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I am very disappointed with this keyboard. SO far the apple products I have been buying were amazing. I had no issues with any of them until this keyboard came along. It worked fine for a couple of months, and then one day decided to not work anymore. Why? I have no idea why. I tried all the online procedures to fix this but came at no prevail. I looked deeper into the reviews (I wish I had done that the first time) and found people had the same problem and could not resolve it. This is my second keyboard, and it hasn't been a year yet! Apple if you really want to please your customers look at AlienWare or Ironside for adivce/help.

    Thanks:)

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just not reliable...

    Like so many others who have complained about this very thing, I too have had this keyboard get flakier and flakier until now it just doesn't work. It starts with you noticing it doesn't work and have to unplug it and plug it back in again. Over time that becomes more and more frequent and in the end the functionality is pretty much the same whether it's plugged in or not :-/.

    Now if this was a Bluetooth keyboard (with ALL of the existing keys) I'd be all over this. But everybody says that too, and nobody's listening...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost connection all the time!

    After about 3 months use, the keyboard are having trouble connecting to the Macbook. I have to restart the computer do try repair. Please fix this problem. Thanks

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    IT SHOULD HAVE LASTED MORE THAN A YEAR!

    Bought the wired keyboard back on June, 2014 as my first flat keyboard after older apple's bulletproof version finally kicked the bucket. Given it has an awesome design, this thing failed after a little more than a year of light use. The keys are not responding or behave erratically, characters repeating themselves uncontrollably, etc. First i thought it's El Capitan update that caused the issue, but it did the same thing on other apple laptops with earlier OS. After reading a lot of forums and trying all the fixes possible, I concluded it was, in fact, the keyboard itself, and not the comp it's attached to. After reading all of the recent reviews here, i think i'm going for a third party keyboard this time.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USBs are the issue

    The two peripheral USB ports on the keyboard are a fabulous idea but I've had two keyboards and my OEM lightning connector USB gets stuck and I have to use a pair of pliers to pull it out of the keyboard!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome when new, but not very rugged.

    This is an awesome looking and wonderfully functional keyboard when it works. But it is not made very well, the white keys get way too dirty too fast, and it appears that even a drop of liquid destroys it. I thought it was just mine, but looking at this forum and at many of the others on the internet, this problem persists throughout the product line. There is no way to clean the white keys without destroying the keyboard. According to apple support and other forum posts, the only solution is to either the dirty or broken keyboard is buy a new keyboard, or change it out for another less aesthetically pleasing brand. The iMac it was used on is 7 years old and still going strong. Better than any windows PC I have owned. But the keyboard lasted much shorter than any windows computer keyboard I have used.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple wireless keyboard only 2 years old but failed

    Our keyboard failed today-the "m, backspace, space bar and shift" keys all stopped working and the keyboard is only 2 years old. Is it worth the money?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Going wrong after less than a month

    Keyboard feels solid with nice low profile keys. Two USB connectors on the underside. BUT, I've had this keyboard just under a month, and the 7,8,9, and - keys on the keypad are no longer working.
    Between this and my MBP, I'm having serious concerns about Apple quality control. Going to opt for returning this one rather than replacing it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable

    I cannot believe that this Apple keyboard gets a five-star rating. I have to order my THIRD keyboard today because they keep crapping out on me. One key goes out and I'm told, "Nope, can't fix it." Wow. They seem to be very cheaply built so it's no wonder they don't last. I think this last one may have lasted 2 years, maybe a little more. Yuk.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep a good keyboard around

    This lasted almost 3 years. I have an old keyboard from the G5 that still works fine. Granted it does not look as good, but still works; which is more than I can say for the new one. If the new one would have lasted three years I would have given it three stars.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacks Durability

    I've bought at least 10 of these this year alone, multiple computers of course in a computational environment. I'd guess half still work. They break in a few creative ways. One is only recognized after a ritual of (dis)connecting it a few times. A couple of others refuse to work with Cinema Displays. A few others have unresponsive keys.

    These keyboards attract a lot of dirt. I recommend cleaning them to our staff, which is probably where I got it wrong. Cleaning seems to break them. Maybe they'd last longer coupled with a cover, but I hate those.

    Probably go back to tried and true PC keyboards. Not as sexy, but I've never had one break. Ever.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good functionality, but keys come off

    I love this keyboard, but several keys are coming loose after I have been using it for regular desk work for a year and a half. The command key, which I use all the time, is held on with Scotch tape. The asterisk key on the numeric keypad, which I almost never use, is also coming loose, suggesting that it's not just from heavy usage but may be a design flaw. Not the workmanship I'd expect from Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wired Apple Keyboard

    Once you get used to this flat-keyed (low profile) keyboard, you never want to return to the older-style.

    The trouble is that the most-common keys start to lose their black ink imprinted on the lettering, and the keys themselves seem to be "eroding". THe depth of the key is starting to get deeper and deeper, in terms of plastic loss.

    At $ 55.00 plus taxes, I would have expected better!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't feel crisp anymore.

    I bought about half a dozen of these keyboards in the past couple of years. (Different language versions, home and office use, multiple computers, etc.) I was always very happy with this keyboard and I found it unmatched in terms of build and typing quality. Unfortunately, with the latest instance I bought I totally miss the typical crisp feeling of the keys. Instead, they feel spongy and the drag for typing is much higher than it used to be. -- If you are used to the quality of the old keyboards, typing with the new one is a pain. -- Please, Apple, fix it!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Updated Keyboard doesn't fully function on OS X 10.5.8

    I should have read the fine print, the new keyboard sold on line doesn't fully function with my Mac. The increase volume control key takes me to widgets and the mute key does something else. I only had two choices of keyboards, this one, or the wireless. Since I had to replace two wireless keyboards in the last 4 years, I opted for this keyboard. It shipped really quickly, and I like the extended keyboard, just wish I knew that all the keys weren't going to function. My fault for not reading the specs. Just be warned if you have OS X 10.5.8, your $49 keyboard won't fully function.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nice keyboard but keys break off

    I have had two of these and like them. HOWEVER, not all of the keys stay attached, conveniently just out of warranty. I have had a caps lock and up arrow key both pop off and they cannot be re-attached (at at least I could not figure out how). A better build would be in order it seems to me, or a longer warranty. Can't decide whether to buy another one...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not backwards compatible??

    I had the previous version of this keyboard, and I love the design. Now, three years later I needed another for work, so I bought one new this week, assuming it was the same product.

    I find that it works fine, except for the top row of function keys, which are no longer correctly recognized by my Snow Leopard OS X. Reading the product details more closely I now see that this was never guaranteed. I didn't even think to look at the OS X compatibility previously, since... it's a keyboard. My mistake.

    For those of us who code with highly customized MacBook Pros, upgrading to a new OS X can be a time consuming and not always worthwhile undertaking. So it's irritating when Apple's own products (especially something so simple as a keyboard) are no longer fully compatible with an operating system of their own design that is only 3 years old.

    For now I will just deal with the top row of keys being unusable until I have time to try updating my OS X. But, this is both frustrating and disappointing.

    50 of 54 people found this useful