• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WORTH IT

    There are reviews on this product that trash how it's made. Saying that there are design flaws. I feel, now that I've had it for about a month now, that I couldn't do without this product. I agree that the keys can sometimes be a little disorienting at times because they are all flat and have no contour. I mean, even the MB's have contoured keys. However, since I do own a MB and cannot find a compatible ten key pad ANYWHERE, this keyboard is a must. I write music using notation software, and the ten key pad is necessary. That reason is enough to make me love this product, but I believe that if you need a small, sleek, and just want a 'futuristic' computer keyboard, THIS IS YOUR KEYBOARD!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with PC

    I got this keyboard because I loved the light feeling of a laptop keyboard with a numpad. This keyboard delivers that very well. It works just fine with windows xp except for the multimedia buttons. As for the USB ports it is no different than what everyone else has experienced. I can use it to transfer files from my USB keys but not for my Ipod or anything else that requires power. If you are looking for a slim keyboard with a very light touch this is a great option.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Design!!!

    Wow, my old wireless keyboard broke today and I got this as a replacement. The design is really cool! The keys are great and it's so thin! The only downers are:

    1. The USB ports on the side ONLY support mice, not flash drives and iPod connectors.
    2. All the USB ports on my mac are full--the iPod dock takes up one, the usb connector to my printer takes up another, and of course this takes up one.
    3. The key layout is a bit odd.

    The good things are:

    1. The keys are cool and the keyboard is really easy to clean
    2. It looks nicer.
    3. I forgot the last one....it was something great though.... oh! i don't have to waste my allowance on batteries for the wireless anymore!

    worth the $50 bucks you paid.

    and a little something off topic...

    you can't stream videos or music on the iPod touch. Apple really needs to fix some bugs!

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple Keyboard

    I hated the old white keyboard that came with my PowerMac G5. The keys seemed to stick and weren't spaced correctly. I commonly misspelled my own passwords. On the other hand I loved the keyboards built into my PowerBook G4 and MacBookPro. They had a nice touch. The new keyboard (I purchased the USB version) has that same touch and feel as my laptops. Thanks Apple.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard

    If you don't like notebook keyboards, stay away. This keyboard has little resistance on the keys. It is the exact opposite of the last Apple Keyboard.

    Another negative of this keyboard is the placement of the USB ports. having them right on the side increases the overall space that is concerned, especially with my small college desk. I wish they would of been able to put them on the back again.

    Other than that I love this keyboard! The media keys are extremely useful. The dashboard and expose keys aren't really that useful, my mighty mouse takes care of that. I would say this product would be a nice addition to any Apple Computer set up.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, sexy looks

    Like most people before me, I really like the feel of this keyboard. As a longtime user of the old Mac keyboards and a professional designer, though, I feel like they kind of blew the function key design. By doubling up the function of the F7 to F12 keys, they made for a frustrating experience for folks who use keyboard shortcuts and modifier sets in professional applications. I would love to have the preferences for the keyboard be non - global - meaning that when I'm in an application like Photoshop or Flash, the keyboard reverts to software functionality, but when in the finder or other Apple apps, it goes to hardware.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great improvement!

    This keyboard has a faster, lighter touch, especially when compared to the original plastic version, which always seemed to jam laterally. It's similar feeling to my PowerBook keyboard, which I really like. The one "missing" feature: Apple should have sculpted the keys a bit more. These are flat feeling and my finger tips would like a bit more landing zone. Otherwise, we're very pleased!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm glad I got it... but...

    First, it lays almost flat on my desk... the picture gives the impression that it is fairly elevated in the back, giving a fairly steep angle between the top and the bottom of the keyboard - which would have been great. I don't type "flat", so I had to find a rig a small box to prop up the back, to give me a greater angle.

    Second - the shipping department needs to be fired and/or educated about "shipping". My one-inch thick keyboard came in a 12-inch high box! My precious keyboard was placed on the bottom of the box, and 11 inches of packaging material was placed on top of it!

    How stupid and careless! Put 5 inches of packing on the bottom of the box, then the keyboard, then 5 more inches of packing...

    Show the guys in shipping how to treat packing a box like they used to make Big Macs... bun, meat, bun!

    This makes Bill Gates look smart!

    13 of 19 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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT

    Works Great !!!!!!!! Easy to use right out of the box. I Have three of them. Thanks Apple!!!!!!!!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Class all by itself

    First of all, nothing deserves 5 stars because there is no such thing as ultimate perfection, but this darn thing is close. The main complaint you'll read about this keyboard is the difficulty with typing. I really think those reviews were probably written prematurely. I waited a while and now that my wife and I have gotten used to the soft touch and ease with which the keys depress, we're typing like lightening. Before writing a review, give yourself the opportunity to catch up to this keyboard's capabilities. I'm sure you'll agree that this is an amazing keyboard.

    Just as in design, where form should always follow function, this review was constructed in a similar way. This keyboard is a beautiful piece of art. I'm concerned for Apple, however, in that they'll probably be stuck with this design until clear touch pad keyboards hit the market. This design can't get much better until the next evolution in functionality.

    21 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a "thought different" keyboard

    The keys require very little force to press and this I believe will help to stave off carpal tunnel a little longer. So, this keyboard will require an adjustment period but I think it'll be a welcome adjustment to make. I do find it quite irritating that the USB ports on the keyboard operate in low power mode with the keyboard plugged into my MB pro. My USB memory keys don't work and that was quite a let down. Also the key surfaces seem a little slippery to the touch but as of yet I can't determine if that's a Bad Thing™ or just part of the adjustment to a different keyboard.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall, nice product

    Overall, mostly satisfied with product, especially when compared previous model with the larger clear plastic frame…which was horrible to type on. I truly considered all the feedback (negative too) before buying, so here is what I consider to be a fair, balanced review…

    Pros: Smooth typing very similar to working on a laptop keypad--short relief and very responsive keys—so not recommended for people who prefer stiffer, larger PC-style boards. Easier to clean, unlike previous iMac board which would collect dust and small crumbs. Most of all, excellent ergonomics. Angle and placement of keys is very conducive to typing for long periods of time. Obviously a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing design…as usual.

    Cons: Biggest complaint, NO POWERED USB ports. No longer can you plug in flash drives (or any powered device from what I hear) to the board, a clear advantage of the previous model. Apple advertises this product as being able to power such devices, but this is not the case…very disappointing. It does, however, power my Logitech wireless mouse receiver. Also the ports themselves are tucked away, making plug-ins slightly more inconvenient.

    In a nutshell: Highly improved over last model, with the exception of USB issue, which for me, isn’t enough to not prefer this product over the last. For me, it’s mostly about smooth typing and comfort. I would like to comment on some negative feedback within this forum that almost prevented me from getting this product. It was noted in one case the space bar had a significant response delay. I have yet to experience this problem. It could be a personal typing style and you may just need to adapt to this particular keyboard, as you do ANY. Someone also raised a concern about cheap plastic keys. FYI, they ARE cheap plastic keys…everything around you is made of cheap plastic, why nitpick the keyboard? Overall, if comfort and accuracy in typing is most important to you, I would highly recommend this keyboard.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning Not all keys function correctly

    The Keyboard is OK but Not All Keys function correctly. The Home and End keys do not reference the individual typed line. Home and End keys are the same as Page up and Page down in a small pages document. This is a Real Bummer if you are at the the beginning of a line and need to go to the end of the line to add a new carriage return.
    It is also Not a full travel keyboard.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    need length

    love keyboard but need extension wires to reach in desk.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim and Trim

    I love the new keyboard! Great design and wonderful touch for us none typists. Only wish it could have been angled a bit more...or had an option to adjust for personal preference. I also wish the wireless keyboard would have been available in the longer format. I never really liked MAC's compressed options of the shorter keyboard and swore I'd never go back after their last attempt at its design. If you are not typing from across the room and don't mind a cable attached to your monitor...get hooked up to the longer version of the keyboard again! I love it! I'd give it a five if they had made it wireless AND long!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Keyboard

    I absolutely love this keyboard. I was a little weary about spending $50 on a wired keyboard, but I am really glad that I did. The touch on this keyboard is amazing and allows me to type very quickly without having to strain my fingers at all. The media control buttons as well as the single Exposé button (you press Command and Option to invoke the other Exposé displays) are really useful. It also works really well when using it on my lap because it has such a low profile that it feels like I am not actually typing on anything.

    My only complaint is that the USB ports are far under the keyboard, so I have to pick it up to plug anything in. This isn't a huge problem, and shouldn't be a reason for someone not to get it.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Who knew a keyboard could be this different?

    I had no idea that a keyboard could make this much difference. I actually just bought it because it matched my monitor. I use a MacMini. I came home and downloaded the driver (a bit of a surprise for an apple product) and it worked beautifully. I have my printer running through the side USB slot and have had no problems with the info. I do have one small irritation, however. Because I have limited room for my keyboard and mouse (I'm a researcher), the placement of the USB ports is a little annoying. My printer USB cord interferes with the area I use for my wireless mighty mouse. However, the rest of the product is outstanding!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design/under powered USB ports

    The original description of this keyboard said you could connect iPods, cameras and printers to the USB ports. They have since corrected the description to say that you can connect all those things but only if the keyboard is connected to a new iMac. Hopefully Apple will realize that more people than the new iMac users want a good keyboard. Until then, I guess I'll go back to my old clear and white "crumb-catcher"... at least it will let me connect flash drives and cameras.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel... but gets dirty!

    I love the feel of this new keyboard! I am a total gamer and i would recommend this to anyone looking for a great feel while gaming. BUT I think that the white keys get dirty too fast. I have had mine for about 2 months now and i have to clean it at least once a week so I don't look homeless... but other than that i love it!

    13 of 22 people found this useful