• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Keyboard > More Expense Magic Keyboard

    I cannot believe this keyboard is half the price of the wireless one that has less keys and is less user friendly. I love that the keys are springy and raised up higher than the magic keyboard. It makes it so much easier and faster to type, especially if you have long nails like myself. I struggled to type on the magic keyboard but it is truly a breeze and pleasure on this keyboard. The keyboard is also physically raised up higher versus the magic keyboard, in my opinion making it much easier on your wrists and more effective for quick typing, which is what a keyboard's function is. This keyboard is sturdy and reliable, unlike the magic keyboard that loved to disconnect at times or act strange where I would have to disconnect the bluetooth and reconnect it again.

    The only con would be if you have a small work space, the keyboard is pretty long, and competes for space with my mouse and trackpad.

    ALL IN ALL, I love this keyboard, I never thought I'd genuinely enjoy a keyboard until I got my hands on this one. Highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard but sharp edges which makes mark on my finger

    Nice keyboard but sharp edges which makes mark on my fingers skin. Suggest to make the edges rounded that person fingers which are partially on keyboard doesn't gets the mark.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lot of money for something that won't last

    Nice looking keyboard but iMac won't acknowledge it exists. Just something that happens after a year or two. It of course does this on startup so i couldn't log in until I brought an old pic keyboard from work.Imay just stick with that keyboard instead of spending another $50

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifespan

    I'm sorry I have to join the negative club, as it's a very nice keyboard while it lasts. But I've had to replace one for all the reasons listed by others. Keys lose their spring, and just lie flat. They lose their electronic connectivity, and no longer function. They lie lopsided, and cue multiple strikes whenever touched. These things should not occur as they do, at the age of the product that they do (and without warranty support that lasts long enough; unless you're okay getting just one year of protected use from your product).

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE! Apple needs to update and improve external keyboards!!!!

    I am now on #6....all within 3 years. I am an author who makes her living writing. This keyboard will work one day, and the next, one or two of the keys just stop working. Nothing brings them back. No spills, no drops, no cat or dog hair....it just stops working. Happens EVERY time... these things are EXPENSIVE!!! What is wrong with Apple that they can't produce a reliable external wired keyboard? Tried the Apple wireless keyboard as well - it stopped working after 6 months.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Keyboard

    This is definitely my favorite keyboard of all time. I've purchased 3 or 4 over the years for my various computers, and it has never disappointed. The keys have the perfect amount of travel, and the widely spaced arrow keys are great for gaming. The USB ports on the side are excellent for a wireless mouse dongle or a speaker. It's also well-built, durable, and looks great. I can't recommend it enough!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure Rate

    Granted we are protools operators that use the keyboards daily, however I'm looking at a pile of keyboards in my office. I've had over 10 of these die within 3 years. The previous models have lasted 3 time as long. What gives Apple?

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 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

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac External Extended Wired Keyboards

    I have 3. The oldest, 2010, I use at work because the company supplied ones are nasty. Works perfectly. No2, 2014 lost a line of keys after 1 year, No 3, 2015, has just lost 3 numeric keys. Tried it on a different computer to no avail. I notice that the 'feel' of the newer ones is not as good as the 2010 version. I have been advised to take the failing ones to an Apple store, but at the price they are I really resent having to appeal to Apple to back products just out of warranty. I can buy a cheap and nasty keyboard that lasts for years, Apple ones, sleek, impressive and nice to use appear to be sub standard on the longevity test.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 5 weeks

    Mac does not detect

    7 of 13 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?

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Perfect complement. Worth the wait.

    4 of 4 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...

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine since '09

    Came in Jan 09 with my 24" iMac. Both continue to work fine. I'm on OS 10.5.8. The numeric keypad is essential for me.
    PROs:
    1. Key height – top row shorter, bottom row slightly longer (Apple screwed this up on the new Magic Keyboard).
    2. Tilt angle, tactile feel, ease of cleaning (always turn the keyboard upside down).
    CONs (makes keyboard awkward to use – PC influence):
    1. The registration bumps are on the wrong keys. Apple's original approach was better.
    2. Middle block is wasted. Move the cursor keys to the main keypad (like wireless keyboards) and lose the others.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    This keyboard has good performance, and I have actually noticed that I type more accurately, and faster. For $49.00, this keyboard is a really good choice.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Key Action

    We have had one of these for quite a while on our home computer, and it works fine except for one thing: the "r" key occasionally pops off the base and you have to snap it back on. (There have been some complaints here about quality control.) Unfortunately, I never bothered to take it back, even though it happened within the first week or two we owned the thing.

    I just bought another for my work machine, and the quality control issues seem to have been solved. It's a handsome piece of equipment. I love the key action. And everything stays where it's supposed to. So much better than the old Apple white extended keyboard, which was stiffening up beyond my ability to clean it. I can fly on this baby!

    I only wish it came wireless with Bluetooth.

    6 of 7 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a good keyboard

    I would love this keyboard even more if Apple made it wireless.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic MacBookPro accessory.

    I've recently set up an office with my 15" MacBookPro as a desktop. This keyboard is an excellent addition, one that preserves all the functionality of the laptop and adds much-needed functionality in navigation and numbers. As a finance guy, the number pad is an absolute must. The "page up/down", "home/end" and "forward delete" keys are a really useful bonus.

    For a keyboard that sits in front of a notebook on a stand, the USB cable is certainly long enough. I suppose I'd like a wireless version like many other reviewers have noted, but the cord actually is long enough to reach me in a slightly reclined position in front of my desk. Actually, what I'd really like is an earphone jack since the cord on the keyboard is so much longer than the cord on my earbuds w/mic.

    The tactile sensation takes no adjustment if you've been typing on the MacBookPro (especially the 15"), and the (unadjustable) angle is quite comfortable after typing on a flat laptop keyboard. I have not had any long-term comfort issues.

    I recommend this keyboard without reservations to MacBookPro owners.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW KEYBOARD DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY

    I never liked my wireless keyboard I got with my imac last year because it ate batteries like crazy so when i accidently got it wet and it died I went to the nortridge ca store and got the usb model with numeric keypad I was told to just hook it up to any usb port and it would work fine. I followed the directions in the booklet that came with it, there was no software included and was told to download the "apple keyboard software" and install it. well there is no such software to make this keyboard work right, the delete button doesn't work, the volume controls don't work all the fuction keys are screwed up...its a real mess and after several hours trying to find a fix .... I'm feeling as frustrated as I was so often when I owned microsoft products....I give it a 1 star because it does look nice....

    15 of 37 people found this useful