• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Marty in VA

    • Written by from Hampton

    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 .

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 broken keyboards later

    • Written by from St Helens

    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!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    • Written by from Manchester

    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.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Inferior to predecessors

    • Written by from New York

    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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is illumination?

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I can't believe Apple makes a wired keyboard with no illumination! Even Logitech has a wireless extended keyboard that is illuminated and has hand sensor to turn illumination on/off. Come on Apple, get with the program and innovate!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No batteries required!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Less environmental waste! Love this wired keyboard and associated wired mouse. Ordering a 2nd pair to replace my battery powered wireless keyboard and mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Apple keyboards.... Almost

    • Written by from East Northport

    the 27in iMac i purchased came with a wireless keyboard and wireless magic mouse. The wireless keyboard does not have a numeric keypad. But, I'm from the financial and programming world, so using a numeric keypad is a must. So, my options were to buy a separate wireless numeric keypad (which i hear is junk) or buy this full sized wired keyboard. I chose this full sized keyboard and I am glad I did. This keyboard works like a charm. So much more responsive than ANY wireless keyboard and it is FULL sized, with a numeric keypad which is exactly what i need. The only (tiny) gripe I have is that it takes up a USB slot and they're aren't that many on the iMac.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rock Solid

    • Written by from Biddeford

    I use this keyboard every day at work and I beat the heck out of it, banging the keys as I type. It really does hold up well and it types very smoothly. I've used the Apple wireless keyboard and I actually prefer this one. It just feels more sturdy to me. And, it has 2 USB ports. I strongly recommend this keyboard!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice overpriced keyboard

    • Written by from Halifax

    The keyboard is nice, but comparing to my mechanical keyboard around the same price point there's a number of things I just don't get, especially considering it's Apple who pride themselves on smart design and ease of use.

    #1: No cable management option, the power cable just sticks out of the middle at the top with no where to direct it or tuck it for a cleaner look
    #2: USB 2.0. They include two USB ports seemingly for convenience of file transfers and charging, but can't even make them usb 3.0? They're also hidden under the lip of the keyboard so you have to lift it up to use them.
    #3: Lack of adjustability- The keyboard cannot be raised or lowered to a desired angle, and it tends to slide around on my desk quite a bit.
    #4: Cleaning. The white keys are nice but attract dirt and grime easily, there seems to be no easy method of cleaning it as I've had one fail due to simply wiping it gently with a damp cloth. With my mechanical keyboard I could remove the keys and put them in the dishwasher if I wanted to.

    It's a good basic keyboard but if it was made by any other company would probably sell for $20.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard but should be wireless

    • Written by from Brodheadsville

    This is a great keyboard and I'm looking to get a new mac. However, I would have thought by now that this keyboard would be wireless. I'm the type of person who uses that number keypad all the time instead of the top one above the letter keys. Especially since I'm an accountant, I use it even more than most. I wish they would finally make this as a wireless one.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys stop working

    • Written by from Raleigh

    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.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0 Keyboard has 4 star rating?

    • Written by from MORGANVILLE

    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 -

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have now had 2 keyboards die!!

    • Written by from Maryville

    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!!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    • Written by from Lynn haven

    Awesome product just wish they would make it wireless.
    Besides that best keyboard I have ever owned.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have been using computers and keyboards since the 80's as a kid. In all my years I have never encountered a more comfortable, stylist, efficient and cleanly designed keyboard.
    I can type for hours and even days with no stress or fatigue, and I love the response of each keystroke.
    I simply cannot go back to any other keyboard model or make, and believe me I have tried.
    Apple has created here the gold standard of keyboards, and something tells me they will outdo themselves again.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by from LONG BEACH

    I had to write a review to let anybody who is hesitant to purchase this product because of bad reviews know that it is fantastic. I seriously do not know why Apple insists on shipping keyboards without number pads with all of their Mac products. It makes no sense. So this keyboard is the answer for anybody who relies on that little group of numbers to the right of the letters like me. I also love the fact that it has two USB ports. It makes plugging in flash drives much easier (as opposed to reaching behind an iMac). The fact that it is not wireless is slightly annoying but it comes with a handy dandy USB extender which allows the keyboard to be placed well away from the computer if needed. Great job Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it wireless already

    • Written by from Gilbert

    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!

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goes the distance, durable, still going strong after 7 years

    • Written by from San Jose

    I got mine when I bought my first Mac in 2008. It's been solid ever since. It's been used with an iMac and 3 Macbook Pro's. In the last 7 years, it's survived grad school, 2 kids pounding on it, my wife's photo editing with Aperture, and my video editing with Final Cut Pro. The numeric pad is a great convenience and it's a solid keyboard.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last Lone!

    • Written by from Vail

    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.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yosemite does not recognize this wired keyboard

    • Written by from New Castle

    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.

    33 of 42 people found this useful