• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible keyboard

    Since January of '09 I have had a new, 24" iMac. Love the computer, but can't stand typing on the keyboard. It takes me 10 times longer to write emails. I have investigated buying a new keyboard or using the one from my old iMac, but neither a new keyboard nor the old one has the features of this one. Sometimes elegance isn't an improvement and the keyboard that comes with the new iMacs is proof.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!

    I purchased this keyboard because I needed a keyboard with a numeric keypad. I own a MacBook Pro and being a recent switcher from Window's, I can't live without that numeric keypad! I already enjoy the keyboard on my MacBook Pro, and this one has pretty much the same response and feel. Although very thin, the keyboard is very rigid. The two USB ports on either end of the keyboard are a great bonus. It is nice to be able to charge/sync my iPod if all of the other USB ports are being used. I could of gone with a cheaper alternative, but I would not of had a product of this quality, functionality, and durability.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    This keyboard is wonderful! It is so small it hardly takes up any space on your desk and is very nice to type on. The best keyboard I've ever owned. There are so many function keys I hardly need the mouse! Much better than the apple pro keyboard and dell keyboards! I recommend it to anyone who wants a nice easy to type on keyboard!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish keys were black

    I love my aluminum apple keyboard, with numeric keypad. I just wish the keys were black, like my Macbook Pro. I've had my desktop keyboard for a while now (a year?) and it's not too dirty yet (not like the clear and white models from yesteryear) but I would feel better if the keys were black (and backlit, like my Macbook Pro also)

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Handsome but USB connection/detection problems

    This handsome keyboard has two usb ports. Sounds convenient, but if you keep a wired mouse plugged into the keyboard's usb port-- which is the device you are most likely to leave connected-- neither the keyboard nor mouse are detected when you plug in the keyboard. Therefore every time I re-attach the keyboard, I must first detach the mouse, attach the keyboard, and reattach the mouse. Perhaps this is the fault of my PowerBook G4, and its ports, but this now seems an unanticipated flaw with the keyboard.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard ever!

    I just received this in the mail today for my windows pc. It is the best keyboard ever! It's small, comfortable, and it works great. This is by far the best keyboard anyone could ever buy!

    My only complaint though is that the bottom of the keyboard get full of dust and dirt very easily because of the material it's made out of.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY nice keyboard!

    This is one of the best keyboards I have ever had. It has a nice feel and a very positive response. The design is super and very easy to look at. Would have liked to get this keyboard with num keypad as a wireless kb but it is not to be. I wish the cord was longer but my board shipped with a short extension cable that worked for me.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great w/ few downfalls

    There are three main problems that I have with this keyboard.

    1. The keyboard is so thin and close to the table that the letters that require you to move your finger almost directly down (M, X, Comma, etc.) to type makes me scrunch my hand to type them, which is troublesome after a long time. As a solution, I put a notepad under each side to lift it up.

    1. Do not be fooled by the image if you have never seen the in person. The USB ports arent on the edge of the keyboard but rather it is farther in. Because of its placement, I have to lift my keyboard up to plug something into it.

    2. The ports themselves are extremely tight, requiring some forcing to insert the USB into the port and requiring even more force to pull it out.

    (I'm not sure if this is a defect or it is meant to be like that, but because I have already had to replace this keyboard once because of a different defect and they both had these problems, it's most likely its meant to be like this.)

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OK keyboard, volume keys could be better placed

    My one problem with it is that I use expose and the volume keys frequently. Expose is f-9 thru f-12, and the volume keys are mapped to f-10 thru f-12, requiring a fn key press. The previous keyboard model was nicer in that it had separate volume keys that didn't require a modifier to use them.

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT! but I really want small usb version

    This is the best keyboard I've ever used over the last 25 years. It did require a little adjustment, but, once adjusted, I'm not going back to the old big key style. One thing Apple: please please please make a usb small version (like the bluetooth model). I use the bluetooth model at home ... and love the small form factor. But, bluetooth is not permitted at work, so i have to use the large one.

    I'd give five stars for a small form factor usb model.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast!

    I am a touch typist, and I love this keyboard because once I got used to it, I can now type really really fast on it. The time it takes to press each key is much shorter, and you don't have to pick up your fingers so much when you're typing. My fingers kind of glide over it. I really like it.

    That having been said, if you are NOT a touch typist, I imagine that the keyboard could be harder to use.

    I'd like to change over to the wireless version of this keyboard, but it's not the same!! (ARRGH!) There's no number pad, for example. So I might just stick with this...

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    After totally wearing out the clattering, clumsy, hard to type original keyboard that came with my iMac, this new keyboard is a godsend. It's easy to use, quiet and I don't have to beat the keys to death just to make them work. Thanks, Apple.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Looking, but Less Functional

    There is no doubt that this keyboard is attractive, especially if you have a newer model Mac that matches the aluminum. However, if you are expecting the old keyboard with a make-over, you will be disappointed.

    Many of the function keys are now doubled with OS X specific command keys; the play-pause, fast forward and rewind keys, as well as the sound keys, are now attached to the f7-f12 keys, and they are much easier to accidentally hit than before. Obviously, the extremely low-ness of the keyboard also makes typing more difficult until you've adjusted, so all in all, there is a medium-sized learning curve.

    The real problem, however, is not the re-mapping of the keys, but the fact that the keyboard and mouse now randomly freeze, and need to be unplugged and then re-plugged. I do not have the most recent version of the iMac, but I am only one generation behind (Intel, running 10.5) and I experience this problem a few times a day. It's extremely frustrating in general. I was told that it's a compatibility issue, and the only way to solve it was to have the newest version of the iMac.

    50 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than a split-key

    My previous keyboard was a split-key style ergo keyboard, with leather-like wrist rest and such. Made by a very prominent software company better known for their operating system. I was initially hesitant about this, but since it came with my iMac I thought I'd give it a try. The thinness of th keyboard makes it very comfortable to use. It also has all the controls for all the media stuff with looking cluttered and bulbous. I'd recommend it. The USB ports are great, too. A wireless version _with the number pad_ would be nice..

    26 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard ever...

    I bought this today along with the Wireless Mighty Mouse. The only reason I did not buy the wireless one is because it is missing a few buttons.. but this is the best keyboard I have ever used.. My only complaint is and its not really a complaint is that the usb powers are low power but what do you expect?

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB Power fix....

    Got the new keyboard and simply love it!

    There was one "flaw" that I found a way around. Other reviews said that USB intensive devices could not be used with the keyboard because they drew too much power. True, I could not plug an iPod DIRECTLY into the port without getting the error message "not enough power", or even a USB SD card reader. BUT....

    ....I plugged in my Hi-Speed USB Hub directly to my keyboard AND THEN my devices. Guess what...THEY WORKED! I am not a techie so I can't explain why, but they do. Here is a list of devices I have plugged in with success (individually):

    -USB SD Card Reader
    -4GB 2nd Gen iPod Nano
    -8GB iPod Touch

    Hope this helps!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Apple Home Run

    Well done! Best keyboard ever. Time to get rid of your old keyboards this one is the only way to fly! Quiet, excellent key travel, light pressure, fewer typos and more speed. Makes all other keyboards as antiquated as QWERTY.

    33 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems when using Bootcamp and Win XP

    I found it easy to install the new software when running OSX (and like the keyboard very much). I am, however using a 20" iMac as a duel boot (OSX/WinXP) system (using Bootcamp)- that during startup SHOULD give me the option to select which system I want to boot. To do this one has to hold down the ALT key during the start-up sequence in order to get the option to switch to the required system.

    Unfortunately during the start-up sequence the system no longer recognises that the ALT key is being held down and so I can no longer select the system I wish to boot.

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Style over substance

    Wish I hadn't bought it. 1 week old and already the caps lock is dodgy - and it's the only key that lights up. I can see lots of dirt getting into the keys - gaps too big. Spend more money on practicalities and less on making it shiny. When are you going to make an ergonomic keyboard? What about adding ambient light to the keys? Oh, one other thing, you have to download the keyboard software to make the function keys work and if you have a powerbook like me the volume keys etc.. don't work any more. Great

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One Size Does Not Fit All

    It's pretty and elegant. But one size does not fit all. For an old-schooler who grew up on the IBM model M, this keyboard is a battle. The flat keys make for finding the home row position very difficult.

    Yeah, there are raised ticks. But you better have delicate fingers of Surgeon to feel them; otherwise, you are SOL. I spend more time undoing mistakes than typing because I cannot feel the home row position. That, of course, forces me to look at the keyboard way too much. Maybe that will change over time. But I work on an IBM, model M all day long at work so I doubt it will improve anytime soon.

    Okay, Apple, you have the pretty keyboard. Now make a practical one. Your last effort was good except for the sticky keys and the garbage collecting keyboard frame.

    My $0.02 cents

    14 of 18 people found this useful